My family is looking to get a Rottweiler. We want a healthy, nice looking dog with a good temperament. We've been doing a lot of research but puppies price goes anywhere from $220 to 3000. What is a fair price to pay for Rottweiler?
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Answer by pristie
The price of a baby rottweiler usually depends on if the puppy is considered show or pet quality, and if it's from an AKC certified breeder or backyard breeder, and also if it has hip certification and other clearances. Puppies from backyard breeders and puppy mills often have parasites, viruses, be sickly and inbred. The typical rottweiler puppy price from a good breeder averages about $1000.
Answer by Sam
My friend paid $1,900 for her Rottie. The parents of the dog were both Champions and had all health clearances, including Cardiac, Thyroid, and hips/elbow.
Answer by Mahep
That seems overpriced. Doesnt matter the champions on both sides, breeding is more than just mating 2champions, mating 2champions would not ensure a champion litter. Mating 2 non champion dogs, but suited good will have more probability of producing show pups than 2 mismatched champions Even the most seasoned breeder would never guarantee a pup as future champion. U'll find many good breeders offering sound lines n healthy pups anywhere between 1000$ to 1500$
Answer by Kaper
The reason well bred pet quality are this much is because the breeders do things like OFA on hips and elbows, CERF on eyes, and other required genetic testing. Stud fees for an equally suitable male, plus the cost of titling mean they have to charge the much to even break even.
When you pay a couple of hundred, they are cutting costs somewhere and it is most likely with the very important health testing.
Answer by Sara
You must understand that there's a fad going on in America for "German" Rottweilers... that's not only referring to the type (blockier heads, deeper chests, etc. etc.), but also yes - they do come from Germany. So most of the top breeders you're going to find are going to be breeding from and using IMPORTS. That's why the pups started getting so expensive several years ago, when big breeders started importing.
Now, just about any backyard breeder can look and see that "hey, these people are selling their Rotties for upwards of $2,500, so that must be what the breed goes for in general." So you have some really poorly bred Rotts out there with these hugs price tags that started from the German imports.
Answer by matthew
In the US, a true imported German Rottweiler will cost between $7000 and 20000. An American puppy with German import parents and champion titles will cost 1000 to 5000. An American Rottie with German bloodlines has a price of 500 to 1000. Most dogs on Craigslist cost about 400 to 250 or less but in many cases the dog isn't even a true Rottweiler.
Answer by bluebonnetgranny
The cheaper the dog the lower the quality. If you want a healthy dog you will pay more for it.
Don't buy from people breeding their pets. The parents are of lower quality & they are not tested for genetic issues, hips aren't certified, eyes aren't tested, health may be poor.
If you spend the money on a quality dog you won't be going to the Vet all the time. You can spend $500 on a dog & it could have major health issues you will spend thousands on later. (Photo Credit: JanDix/Pixabay)
Answer by Dreamer
If you are not looking for a breeding dog, your choices are endless. You can often rescue Rotties from shelters, which is usually $200 or less. You can find AKC pups in the paper for $500 or so. Show breeders will sell non-show prospects as "pet quality" on a neuter contract for $1,000 or so.
Answer by andy22
Adoption fees for a typical Rottweiler dog can be as low as $150, or go up to several hundred dollars because some shelters offer health checks, spaying, neutering and vaccinations in addition to their regular rescue fees. Adopting at a shelter is also a great way to help a dog in trouble.
Answer by Erica
I'm wondering what hassles are so tough going through shelters? We just adopted a dog from a shelter - I had to fill out a form and pay them $150, it wasn't that tough.
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