Rottweiler Shepherd

 

Country of Origin US
Breed Group Crossbreed
Breed Type Companion, Sporting, and Working
Other Names Rottie Shepherd, Shottie
Coat Curly, Wavy,
Color Fawn, Tan, Brown, Black, Mahogany
Height 20-27 inches
Weight 75-115 Lbs
Size Big
With pets Medium
With other Dogs Medium
Good for children Very Good (with proper socialization)
As family Pet Good (with proper training)
For first-time owners Not Advisable
Intelligence High
Barking Moderate
Hypoallergenic Not Known
Behavioral Traits Intelligent, Companion Dog
Life Span 8-10 years
Grooming Requirements High
Shedding High (throughout the year)
Brushing 3-4 times a week
Ideal Brushes Pin Brush, Comb, Slicker Brush
Sensitivity(Touchiness) Not Known
Tolerant to Aloneness Not for a longer duration
Tolerance to Heat High
Tolerance to Cold High
A Roamer Moderate
A Chaser Moderate
Good for Apartment Dwelling No
Exercise Needs High
Trainability Moderate (require a firm trainer)
Tendency to Obese No
Major Health problems Hip dysplasia, Allergies
Appetite Medium
Feeding 3 cups of dry food
Puppy Price $2,500 – $4000
Medical Expense $1500-$3000
Non-Medical Expense $1800-$2800

 

Rottweiler Shepherd is a German shepherd and Rottweiler mix. It is a cross breed, and not much is known about its history. It inherits mixed qualities of both the parents and makes an ideal companion.

This crossbreed is aggressive, but with proper training and socialization, they can become best companion dogs and watchdogs. With appropriate training, they will also mix well with children and other pets. However, their interactions should be checked as while playing either of them can get hurt.  They are not ideal for the first time owners, as they require a lot of time and energy. They develop destructive behavior like digging and barking if they get bored. Their giant size makes them inappropriate for apartment living.

They are full of energy and require great exercising schedule to keep them happy. They need adequate physical and mental stimulation to be happy and calm. They will love spending time swimming, long walks, playing, etc. They are not sensitive to extreme climatic conditions but exercising them in high temperatures will make them weak and might start panting.

They shed throughout the year and brushing them thrice a week will keep their coat tangle free and prevent matting. Bath them when these puppies are incredibly filthy. Ear and nails will need a check once a week.

Rottweiler Shepherd

Generally it is a healthy breed but suffers from few health problems listed below

Major Problems

  • Entropion
  • Cancer
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Congenital Heart Defect
  • Ectropion
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Panosteitis
  • Pannus Hemophilia
  • Progressive
  • Retinal Atrophy

Occasional Tests

  • Cardiac
  • Blood
  • DNA For Vwd
  • Hip
  • Eye
  • Elbow
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination

Due to their high intelligence level, they respond quickly to every command and tricks. But they are not very easy to train as they are stubborn at times and require a consistent and trainer to teach them. Early socialization and obedience training will make them calm and well behaved.

Three cups of dry dog food or homemade food rich in protein will keep up with its energy level.

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