The breed of choice for fighting is the "Pitbull", although Rottweilers, Doberman Pinschers, and German Shepherd Dogs have also been exploited.
Rottweilers are a popular breed thanks to their combination of noble aloofness, intelligence and irresistible clownish behavior.
In the 1980s, Rottweilers reached a peak in their popularity.
Responsible owners with loving pets are forced to surrender their Rottweilers or face fines or other charges.
Southern States Rescued Rottweilers finds forever homes for Rotties in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and the Virginia peninsula.