Right, big dogs don't have to be mean! They just need to look mean, no need to actually be mean.\n\n\nRight! It's like the whole ear cropping thing. These dogs have serrated teeth and are 100 lbs of muscle. If he thinks I am in danger, there won't be time for the 'mean look' to be noticed. \n\n\nExactly. My Rottie was like that. Big teddy bear with almost everyone, but don't try to "surprise" him or he'd get mean quick. He'd also get back to calm quick when he realized it was me or someone else he knew. Like "ahhh, ya got me, but I could have eaten you"\n\nI miss him. :(\n\n\nI got to know a Rottweiler in one of the foster homes I worked in. Roxy was her name. Sweetest thing, and was out of a home simply because of her breed. I am sure yours was as equally wonderful! It is a privilege to give these animals the life they deserve!