In addition to herding, Rottweilers were used to bring the farmers' products to market via cart. Until the
early 20th century, Rottweilers, as well as other breeds, were used to pull carts filled with milk, wool,
meat, and many other goods to sell at the market. They were generally used as transport dogs by
families who could not otherwise afford horses or oxen, or where narrow roads or crowded streets
would not accommodate large draught animals and carts. Carting Rottweilers were a well suited solution
since they had the strength to pull the carts, and the guarding instinct to protect the contents and money.
During World War I Rottweilers and other breeds became an integral part of the battle field while pulling
carts loaded with weapons and supplies.