The Rottweiler makes it to number 2 in our most expensive dog breeds list. It is a large size breed of domestic dog, that is good-natured, placid, devoted and obedient. They are used today as police, military and companion dogs. They can be overly aggressive to strangers and other animals, though, and needs proper socialization and training from a young age. Rottweiler is priced for minimum $7, 000.
The Rottweiler or is a breed of domestic dog, regarded as medium-to-large or large. The dogs were known in German as Rottweiler Metzgerhund, meaning Rottweil butchers’ dogs, because one of their uses was to herd livestock and pull carts laden with butchered meat to market. This continued until the mid-19th century when railways caused droving to be replaced with herding. Rottweilers are now used as search and rescue dogs, as guide dogs for the blind, as guard dogs and police dogs.
The Rottweiler is one of the oldest of herding breeds. With a history possibly dating back to the Roman Empire, the Rottweiler may be a descendant of ancient Roman drover dogs; a mastiff-type dog that was a dependable, rugged dog with great intelligence and guarding instincts. During their quest to conquer Europe, the Roman legions traveled in large numbers across the continent. The non-existence of refrigeration meant the soldiers had to bring herds of cattle for food. The drover dogs were used to keep the herds of cattle together and to guard the herds at night. Around A.D. 74 the Roman army travelled across the Alps and into what is now southern Germany. For the next two centuries the Roman drover dogs were continually used in herding and driving cattle for trade even after the Romans were driven out of the area by the Swabians.