They are quite large dogs. Rottweilers are also known as Rottweil butcher’s dogs. The Rottweiler was used for herding very often in the 19th century. Nowadays they are very good rescue, search or police dogs. Some experts said, that the Rottweiler is a descendant of the ancient Roman drover dogs. There is a Rottweiler memorial in Rottweil (Germany). They were also used during the World War. Rottweilers are very strong and muscular dogs. They have a medium sized head, with large nostrils. Their eyes are almond shaped and usually dark brown colored. They have a strong and straight back, and a well-developed forechest. The tail was traditionally docked, but this is banned in many countries nowadays. They have a medium length coat and Rottweilers are usually black and brown colored. Their height is up to 69 cm, and their weight is approximately 60 kg. The price of a Rottweiler is up to 6.000 dollars.