The Rottle is a designer dog produced by crossing the Rottweiler and the Poodle (Miniature or Standard). These dogs having a medium stature are well-built and sturdy with a slightly rounded head, floppy ears, dark, oval-shaped eyes, a black nose and a flat muzzle. This gentle and cheerful breed, popular for its diverse talents, is known to take part in a several activities including guarding, agility and obedience.
|Coat||Single or Double layered, Dense, Curly, Hard, Thick, Soft|
|Color||Black, white, brown, silver or particolored (two or more solid colors combined)|
|Group (of Breed)||Designer|
|Lifespan||9 to 15 years|
|Weight||75 to 100 pounds|
|Height||10 to 27 inches|
|Temperament||Affectionate, Intelligent, Gentle, Loyal, Protective, Cheerful|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Shedding||Minimal (Mostly seasonal)|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||DRA (Dog Registry of America, Inc.), ACHC ( American Canine Hybrid Club)|
Rottle Puppies Video
Though not much is known about the history behind creating this breed, both its parents have gained immense popularity in their own way. While the Rottweiler is said to have its roots from the Roman mastiffs, used as guard dogs during both the World Wars, the Poodle is popular for its hunting and guarding skills. Rottle may have probably been designed with the intention of creating a guard or working dog having the combined intelligence of both parents.
Temperament and Personality
The Rottle shows a great deal of loyalty and commitment towards its family members, being very protective about them. With the instincts of a working and hunting dog running in its genes, this breed demands for a great deal of outdoor activities. Its calm, playful and affectionate nature makes it a perfect companion for children as well as adults. It displays a cold and alert behavior on encountering strangers, also warning its owners by letting out a bark in the presence of the intruder.
As the Rottle is high in energy, it will need sufficient amount of outdoor activities like a long walk or games involving running. In fact, it is prone to gain weight quite easily, thus adequate physical exercise helps in keeping it physically and mentally fit.
Though it is a minimum shedder, the ones having a single coat that is thick and curly as that of a Poodle needs to be brushed regularly to prevent the shed hair from being trapped inside the curls. Bathe your pet occasionally and clean its ears and eyes from time to time to prevent any infection.
The Rottweiler-Poodle mix is a healthy breed with no known genetic issues, but there are chances of it to inherit some of the ailments suffered by their parents like hip dysplasia, cancer, hypothyroidism, patellar luxation and gastric dilation volvulus.
Owing to its high level of intelligence, these dogs are a trainer’s delight. The Rottle puppies are to be imparted socialization and obedience training to help them develop a pleasing personality. As they are adept at picking up commands quickly, the owner should channelize this trait of theirs in a positive way especially while training them for housebreaking or anything else.
They may be given four to five cups of dry dog food on a daily basis along with other nutritious meals. However as they have a tendency of gaining weight fast, overfeeding may make them obese, exposing them to a lot of health hazards.