Before you buy a Rottweiler puppy, it’s important to understand its character and personality. These dogs are bred for strength and power, so you need to be prepared for a dog that may be challenging to train.
They are also known for being very loyal and loving but can be protective of their family members. In 2020 they were ranked the most popular guard dog in America by the American Kennel Club.
When it comes to size, Rottweilers are typically between 18 and 24 inches tall at the shoulder, weigh around 85 to 100 pounds, and have a life span of about 8 to 10 years.
They are usually a reddish-brown or black color, but can also be white, liver, or particolored with darker coloring on the body and white on the legs, chest, and head.
Did you know?
Rottweilers Served as Rescue Dogs in New York after 9/11. Immediately following the terror attacks of 9/11, rescue dogs were deployed with handlers to the Twin Towers site. Rottweilers bravely searched along with other breeds like the German Shepherds and Labrador Retrievers.
Many celebrities love dogs of all breeds, but some only have eyes for the loving and loyal Rottweiler. Celebrities who love their Rottweilers include Bruno Mars, Hayden Panettiere, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Will Smith. Will Smith and his family actually own several.
Finding genuine breeders in the United States.
If you’re interested in owning a Rottweiler puppy, be sure to research their breed before making a final decision. There are many reputable breeders out there, so it’s just a matter of finding one that will have a reputation for breeding quality ones.
Since 1920 when rottweilers were brought to the United States, their popularity grew until they reached their peak in the late 1990s. The so-called backyard breeders hijacked the business and started to irresponsibly mass breed these innocent beings.
As a result, Rottie puppies developed health and temperament issues. Some states even banned them. So the demand for these dogs quickly slowed down. But you will enjoy this breed just like any other dog if you find a genuine breeder.
Amon the top breeder in the US includes:
- Carrabba Haus
- Von Warterr Rottweilers
- Central Valley Rottweilers
- Von Evman Rottweilers
- Von Ruelmann Rottweilers.
How much does a Rottweiler puppy cost?
The price for a purebred Rottie puppy varies depending on the breeder’s location, the care that goes into breeding these dogs, and other factors. An experienced breeder will typically charge anywhere from $1,450 – $2,000 for a Kennel Club registered puppy in America.
While we are still on cost, a Rottweilers can cost you more than $22,000 throughout its lifetime. The reason is that they tend to be prone to expensive health issues such as hip dysplasia. Don’t be scared but be prepared for that. In fact, if you do a great job of providing care early on, your dog may not end up costing you much on health support.
Thanks for reading! You can find more information about Rottweilers on the American Kennel Club website. And, of course, always remember to keep your puppy safe and comfortable both inside and out!