How much is a Rottweiler?

The average price of a Rottweiler puppy is around $1,150, although prices range from $600 -$2000. The price varies according to:

  •       the breeder’s reputation
  •       the puppy’s pedigree
  •       the health screenings and vaccinations they’ve already received
  •       whether they’ve been partially trained and socialized.
  •       age – older pups tend to be lower in price than younger ones.

Owning a Rottweiler involves considerable expenses beyond the original purchase. First-year expenses are typically the highest, but you’ll need a budget for every year of your dog’s life and Rottweilers typically live from 8-12 years. 

Here are just some of the expenses you can expect:

  Average Cost 1st Year Average Cost Subsequent Years Comments
Supplies and equipment $495 $225 Beds, crate, bowls, leashes, grooming equipment, car safety barriers, etc.
Medical expenses $650 $750 Routine only – including vaccinations, etc. 
Spay/Neuter $200 -$500   
Training $1,050 5-7 x 1-hour private classes (recommended).

Group classes for socialization cost between $30-$40 per session 

Health insurance $565 $565 Accident-only option: $190 
Food $450 $390 Good-quality dry food – 430lbs per year as an adult. 
Treats $345 $345 Assuming daily treats 
Grooming $130 $130 2 visits per year to include ear cleaning, toe-nail clipping, etc. 

 Other possible costs include dog walking ($20-$50 per 1-hour group walk); boarding kennels ($45-$85 per day); microchipping ($40) and more.

The estimated cost of owning a Rottweiler in the first year, including spaying or neutering and pet insurance will be $5530. With dog walking and boarding, costs can exceed $10,000.

In subsequent years, the annual cost for essentials (including insurance) is, on average, $2485.  This doesn’t include optional costs such as boarding kennels and pet-sitting. In addition, if you don’t purchase pet insurance, non-routine veterinary expenses can run into thousands of dollars.

The average total cost of owning a Rottweiler for the average life expectancy of 10 years is $79,895. This includes spay/neuter, insurance, daily dog walking and dog boarding costs (1 week per annum), but excludes any breed premium on your homeowners insurance policy and non-routine medical expenses.