Aussie Shepherd Rottweiler Cross
The Australian Shepherd Rottweiler is a cross breed between two popular breeds of dogs, the Aus Shepherd and the Rottweiler. Both breeds are in high demand and the cross breed is preferred by people who would like the best traits of both breeds in a single dog. The Australian Shepherd is also known as the Aussie Shepherd and the Rottweiler is lovingly called Rottie.
What Do I Need To Know About Designer Dogs?
Designer dogs are cross breeds between two popular breeds of purebred dogs. Purebred dogs have predictable traits since they have been bred for several generations within the same breed.
On the other hand a designer dog is a hybrid between two different breeds of dogs and predicting the traits of a puppy in this case is usually very difficult. The advantage of choosing a designer dog is that a dog owner gets the best of two breeds and does not need to have two dogs. They believe that the best traits of the two breeds will be present in the dog that they own.
How Big Will My Puppy Get?
While the Aus Shepherd can gain height between 18 to 22 inches a Rottweiler usually grows to about 24 to 27 inches in height. A cross breed can be anywhere between 20 to 25 inches in height. The puppy will grow to become a big dog weighing between 50 to hundred and 120 pounds. While Australian Shepherds are smaller dogs the Rottweiler is known to be a very large dog.
What Will The Coat Be Like?
While the Aus Shepherd has a short coat the Rottweiler on the other hand has a coat that is very dense and rough. The color of the coat can vary between black, grey, tan and brown.
Are There Any Specific Coat Concerns Should Be Aware Of?
The coat needs to be brushed on a regular basis so that you get rid of the unwanted dead hair. It has average shedding and sheds hair seasonally.
What Will My Dogís Personality Be Like?
Both the dogs are very friendly and get along well with people. If you have kids at home the Australian Shepherd Rottweiler mix is ideal since they are very good with children and also will play with them. Both the breeds are highly intelligent and become very loyal dogs once they are trained properly. It is a bit difficult to socialize Rottweilers at first but if you train them early they will be very well-behaved. While Rottweilers are courageous and become good watchdogs the Aus Shepherd are not very quiet by temperament.
How Much Exercise Will My Dog Need?
Both dogs need regular exercise and you must take them for regular walks. It helps if you have a large house since they can move around easily and get some exercise also. If they do not get regular exercise they have a tendency to gain weight which may cause health issues.
What Are Common Health Concerns?
Rottweilers have several health issues including hip dysplasia, osteochondritis, parvovirus and dissecans. They also tend to gain weight very fast which can result in health problems. An Australian Shepherd also has many health problems including hip and back issues, problems with vision and pancreatic issues. Theyíre also known for having bladder and urinary issues when they grow older. Some have been diagnosed with epilepsy and thyroid problems. The mixed breed may inherit some of these illnesses.
How Do I Know If These Dogs Are Right for Me?
The Australian Shepherd Rottweiler mix inherits several qualities from its parent breeds. While the Australian Shepherd is very social and is good around children, the Rottweiler needs to be trained early. They are both very intelligent and loyal breeds as well and need regular exercise. In the absence of regular activity they may face health issues.
It is good to have some amount of space inside the house so that they can move around and get their daily exercise. They also need moderate grooming and display seasonal shedding. Since both breeds are known for many health issues you may expect some amount of problems related to health in the Aus Shepherd Rottweiler mix.