The German Shepherd Rottweiler Mix dogs are called Shepweilers and Sheprotties. Shepweilers are a mix of two very headstrong dog breeds, the Rottweiler and German Shepherd. The Shepweiler personal traits are loyal, eager to please, loving, and best of all they make for some excellent watchdogs!
So I hope this article sways you to get this wonderful mix breed! Without any further ado here is the Sheprottie!
German Shepherd Rottweiler Mix Traits
- WEIGHT: A full-grown German Shepherd Rottweiler Mix will weigh 77 to 115 pounds.
- HEIGHT: Your sheprottie will grow to a range between 22-27 inches
- COAT: Coarse, dense, short, some can take on the shorter rottie coat; others can have a shepherd coat, and some can have a mix of both.
- COLORS: Colors are a blend of the two breeds, some more dominant in Shepherd and some dominant Rottweiler.
- ear cleaning 1x/mo
- bathing 1x/wk
- brushing the coat 1x per day (ideally – both shepherds and rottweilers both shed a lot)
- TEMPERAMENT: Moderate: Good with socialization and training (see more below under puppy)
- SOCIALIZATION-Strangers: Good with socialization
- SOCIALIZATION-Other Animals: Okay with socialization
- DWELLING: Shepweilers are energetic dogs who need space to roam
- EXERCISE: Lots! Sheprotties thrive on exercise and activity. At a minimum, take your sheprottie for at least one long daily walks.
The German Shepherd dog (GSD) and the Rottweiler are two of my favorite dog breeds. Both the Rottweiler and the German Shepherd are great guard dogs and herders.
The German shepherd, in particular, is well known for its steadfast love of working. The Rottie is known for protection and herding. Put the two together, and you have a Shepweiler.
Shepweiler’s are loyal, intelligent, strong, fast, alert, aware and eager to work, play, please and do stuff.
Sheprottie / Shepweiler Strengths
Take the best of the best and here’s what you get:
- Great guard dogs
- Great herders
German Shepherds and Rottweilers were made for two things, protection, and herding and nothing is going to stop them other than being well trained.
Shepweiler / Sheprottie Weaknesses
Like all large dog breeds, the German Shepherd Rottweiler Mix dogs can have health problems, some of which include:
- eye cancer
- joint dysplasia
- skin problems
It is essential for you to train the German Shepherd Rottweiler Mix while she is a baby.
If you’re getting your sheprottie as a pup, then his/her temperament can be more easily trained to be all that you need her to be.
Neglecting your puppy’s training can make your life with your fur-buddy a nightmare. The German Shepherd Rottweiler Mix can become overly aggressive and protective and will not obey or follow your rules.
It’s far easier to train a puppy than a 115 pound adult dog. So start young, and you’ll have a great dog.
Exercise and Activity
The German Shepherd Rottweiler Mix is a very active dog. For the happiest, healthiest, best-balanced sheprottie, be ready for long periods of being active, running, walking, playing fetch and of course training and socialization.
Have you decided that you want to get an adult dog? Be sure to ask for its past history, if it’s available. When there’s been any violence in the past, he can become a challenge that you may not have time to remediate.
If yours is a rescue dog, expect to need to take extra time and patience to help your dog acclimate to a more balanced state of being. Give him lots of exercise, love, affection, and training, and over time, he will most likely heal and become the best dog ever.
The time and effort to train your dog is absolutely worth the time, energy and effort. Consider the awesome feeling of owning a newly trained and mature Sheprottie.
Your dog needs you to lead. Training is bonding.
Socialization and Training needs of the Shepweiler
The Shepweiler is a brilliant dog; training is a must it is better to train them while he is a puppy. So the younger you can start teaching the easier it will be. For easier training make it fun for them, like 10-15 minutes of practice and 5-10 minutes of fetching, or playing.
I know of a guy who got a Shepweiler, and in five minutes he taught him to sit, at the tender age of three months old! If this guy could train him in five minutes to sit, I bet you could too if you just out a little time and effort into the training!
While training you must not allow your self to relent on him/her sitting, staying, lay down, coming, or any other command that you give. Keep issuing the command that you want him to follow until he does exactly what you say.
Socialization is also critical, training and socialization goes hand in hand you cannot have a healthy, loving, respectful relationship if your socialization skill outside of the house is atrocious.
So while she is still a puppy take her out to puppy classes this takes two birds out with one stone, you are getting some excellent training advice and oversight from a trainer. You are also letting your puppy greet new people to see new things. Also, she is smelling thing she does not get to smell at home, taste different things, and hear unusual noises.
Thank you for reading this article, I hope this article has persuaded you to get this wonderful breed!
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Thanks from the Labrottie.com team!