USUALLY when a rotweiler makes headlines its for chewing off some kids hand, yet the softer side of these gentle giants of the facial-mauling world often goes unreported.

Well it turns out they’re more lovers than fighters, as a court in Liverpool found out this week when they sentenced 42-year-old Paula Mangan to prison for having sex with one.

Dog-lover Paula was photographed shagging the family dog by boyfriend Lee McCall who unwisely let the image slip onto the internet.

A neighbour said they still own the dog, adding: “It’s disgusting. They seemed a normal family.”

Which considering they’re Scousers probably means they steal hubcaps as well.