The Labrottie is a large cross between two purebred dogs – the Labrador Retriever and the Rottweiler. It has the warm, intelligent, and friendly demeanor of a Lab combined with the calmness and protective nature of a Rott. Built for different types of dog sports such as obedience, tracking, agility, and retrieving, the Labrottie has a muscular body with a slightly broad head, somewhat arched neck, and may have a docked tail.
|Other Names||Rotten Lab, Rottador, Labweiller, Rottwador, Rott’n Lab|
|Coat||Medium/short, double coat; coarse, straight, and flat overcoat; soft undercoat|
|Color||Brown, gray, black and tan, black|
|Group of Breed||Sporting, working|
|Weight||70-115 lbs (38.6-45.4 kg)|
|Size and Height||Big; about 24 inches|
|Temperament||Clever, loving, loyal, quiet, confident|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Country Originated in||USA|
|Competitive Registration/Qualification Information||IDCR, DRA, DDKC, DBR, ACHC|
The Labrador retriever and Rottweiler mix dogs are affectionate with their owner as well as other members of the house and are quite family-oriented. These devoted and docile animals are often seen following their owner and always trying to please their family with a clownish behavior. They might become destructive if you keep them separated for long periods. The Labrotties are not known to welcome strangers or other unfamiliar pets due to their territorial instincts. This makes it necessary to expose them to different people as well as sights and sounds. These pets get along fine with kids if raised with them.
This breed is not suitable for those owners who lack confidence or do not have the time to supervise and train their dogs.
Apart from feeding your dog on canned food and dry kibble, you could provide it with bones and raw meat. Feed your pet a quality dog food that has at least 30 percent protein, 20 percent crude fat, and less than 4 percent fiber. An adult Labrottie’s regular dry food requirement is 4 to 5 cups.