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Rottweiler and Deer Share Adorable Pastime [VIDEO]

If you’re familiar with these dogs, you know they’re just big teddy bears.

Rottweilers, despite their reputation with non-owners, are smart, sweet dogs who have a rich history. From Wikipedia,

The dogs were known as “Rottweilbutchers‘ dogs” (German: Rottweiler Metzgerhund) because they were used to herd livestock and pull carts laden with butchered meat and other products to market.

The Rottweiler was employed in its traditional roles until the mid-19th century when railways replaced droving for herding livestock to market. While still used in herding, Rottweilers are now used as search and rescue dogs, as guide dogs for the blind, as guard dogs or police dogs, and in other roles.

As you can see, they weren’t always seen as the aggressive natured dog that many assume them to be. This video showcases how these dogs were meant to run and herd and how that desire still lives within them to this day. Check out the video below to see for yourself.

Rottweiler and Deer Play in Backyard

The Rottweiler in the video is named Tucker, and actually has his own Facebook fan page. According to the owner, running along this fence is one of Tucker’s favorite things to do, and now he has a friends to share it with!

No word on the name or Facebook fan page of the deer, but we’re sure that if he comes back they’ll eventually have to make one for him too. Big thanks to Tucker’s owner Ben Hanson for uploading this adorable romp in their backyard. It’s always a treat to see how animals interact with one another, wild or not.

Have you ever had your dog encounter a playful deer? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Rottweiler and Deer Share Adorable Pastime [VIDEO]