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Weight: 75-100 lbs.
Energy Level: High
The Rottle Dog is found in the following colors:
Health & Longevity
Average Life Span: 9-15 years
The Rottle Dog, also known as a Rottiedoodle, is a crossbreed between a Rottweiler and a Poodle. Rottweilers are notable for having few serious health issues. Poodles, however, have a long history of health problems. Depending on which genes are strongest in your Rottle Dog, your pup could rack up quite a vet bill.
This condition is a major chemical imbalance, caused by a small tumor in the adrenal glands. It leads to higher levels of stress, which results in weight gain, immune system deterioration, and low blood sugar. Symptoms of this condition include extreme thirst or hunger, frequent skin infections, lethargy, severe belly bloat, and hair loss. Dogs with Cushing’s also have problems controlling their moods, so a typically sweet, affectionate pup might become aggressive and withdrawn. Vets can prescribe medications to restore chemical balance, as well as surgery to remove the tumor.
Urinary Tract Infections
Thanks to the Poodle genes, your Rottle Dog is at risk for frequent UTIs. These are caused when bacteria collect in the urethra, crystallizing to block urine from passing through the bladder. You might notice your dog is straining to urinate, has to urinate more often, or appears to be in pain when urinating. There also might be some blood in their urine. If this happens, plan an immediate vet visit for a thorough examination and antibiotic prescription.
Von Willebrand’s Disease
Called the “bleeding disorder,” this disease results in a bloody stool, nosebleeds, bleeding gums, bloody urine, and excessive bruising of the skin. The disease is caused by a lack of clotting proteins in a Rottle Dog’s blood, making them prone to severe, free-flow bleeding. After a positive vet diagnosis, your pup will undergo a transfusion and surgical procedure to prevent hemorrhages.
Other health issues that might affect a Rottle Dog are bloat, skin allergies, bone cancer, cataracts, and joint dysplasia. Despite possible health problems, Rottle Dogs have a lengthy lifespan between 9-15 years.
Temperament & Train-ability
Rottweilers have a reputation for being excessively protective and slightly aggressive. While Poodles are notable for being shy, a bit anxious, and generally friendly. The Rottle Dog receives the best of both parent breeds in terms of temperament. These pups are cheery, boisterous, sweet, and playful. They can be a little wary of new people, but they will quickly warm up to someone who shows them genuine affection.
The Rottle Dog is an excellent night-time watchdog and guard. She is naturally protective and loyal to her loved ones, so she will alert them immediately with barking if she senses something amiss. The Rottle Dog boasts keen senses, making her the perfect companion during hunting trips. Her instincts might lead her to chase small animals, like cats, mice, and squirrels, but she plays well with children and other dogs.
Sometimes intelligence can work against a canine, but the Rottle Dog is smart and obedient. She is even-tempered, calm, and eager to please. These personality traits make her easy to train. She is also a quick learner; so, repeated commands are kept to a minimum. Encourage and praise her for good behavior. Rottle Dogs also love toys and meaty treats as rewards for a good training session.
If you have children, your Rottle Dog would be happy to run around with them in the yard for exercise. You could also take her to a dog park to allow her to get rid of excess energy. Because of her Rottweiler genetics, the Rottle Dog gains weight quickly if she becomes inactive. Keep her well-entertained with a minimum of 2 long walks per day and scheduled playtimes.
Poodles are hypoallergenic and rarely shed. Rottweilers have short hairs that shed regularly. Your Rottle Dog could go either way, or she could have a variation of the parent breeds. If you or your loved ones suffer from allergies, the Poodle coat would be a better option. Rottle Dogs are large dogs that might have a hard time fitting in a standard bathtub. If the weather is nice and hot outside, take her outside to bathe her. Or, schedule an appointment with a groomer to have her professionally washed, dried, and brushed.
You should brush your Rottle Dog every day and bathe her bi-weekly. If her coat is like a Poodle’s, invest in professional grooming every six weeks to trim up rogue curls. Check her ears often for redness, dryness, or itchiness. You can clean the outer part of her ears at least once a week with a cotton ball, and a vet suggested ear-cleaning solution.
Rottle Dogs can weigh upwards of 100 pounds, mostly muscle. Feed her hearty, wholesome meals of at least 5 cups of dry kibble a day. Preferably separated into 2-3 meals, so she stays satisfied throughout the day. While the cost of whole dog foods might be expensive, they are worth it to keep your Rottle Dog healthy and happy. Good-quality brands feature whole grains and free-range meats in their kibble. No byproducts, chemicals, or artificial fillers.
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Considered rarities, Rottle Dog puppies are in high demand. If you opt for a breeder, expect to pay as high as $1,800 for a puppy. Or, as low as $250 for an adult. Check the shelters first, however. You might find a stray Rottle Dog for an adoption fee of $300 – $350. Cost-wise, you should also factor in the expenses of high-quality food, flea prevention, regular vet check-ups, and annual vaccinations.
Paws ‘N’ Pups Ranking
Paws ‘N’ Pups ranks every breed out of 4 with 1 being easiest to integrate into your life and 4 being the toughest – The lower the ranking the better.
Ranking takes into account a few basic factors including cost, skill level needed, high vs low maintenance and how critical regular training is to success. Rottle Dogs are easily integrated into family homes. This fact earns them a ranking of 1.5. While their food and health issues might be expensive, these pups are great companions. They are easily trained and socialized, which is always half the battle with dogs of this size.
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