The Rottweiler Golden Retriever mix is a gorgeous dog to see let alone have! The Rottweiler Golden Retriever mix has some of the best traits you want in a dog. They are:
- Eager to please
- Eager to learn
In this article, we will dive into the Rottweiler and see its past history along with other important information. Then we will dive into the Golden Retriever and give you a brief history along with any other important facts that you need to know.
Finally, we will get into the Rottweiler Golden Retriever mix, you will learn everything that you need to know about the this beautiful breed!
The Golden Retriever
- Weight- 55-75 pounds
- Height- 20-24 inches
- Major Health Concerns- Elbow & Hip Dysplasia, Cataracts
- Exercise- 30-45 minutes
The Golden Retriever or the Golden is the second best dog in the world! They are smart, kind, loving even to strangers, loyal, and always ready to play ball with someone. The Golden Retriever was developed in the 1800s as a retrieving, and gundog. In Scotland, they became on the best companion and sports dog anyone could wish for.
Therefor Golden Retrievers make for great hunting dogs, tracking dogs, law enforcement dogs, and they are also great therapeutic dogs. One of the reasons why they make for such great dogs is because you can train them to do almost anything!
Rottweiler Size and Appearance
- Height – 22-17 inches
- Weight – 110-130
- Lifespan – 10-12 years
- Exercise – 25-35 minutes
- Training – 20-30 minutes
The Rottweiler Characteristics
The Rottweiler origin
The Rottweiler the most infamous guard dog in the world! But did you know that they are also one of the oldest herding dog breeds in the world? The Rottweiler dates back to Roman times. Back in 70 A.D, the Romans took the Rottweilers from Weiler, Germany (now, Rottenberg), hence the name Rottweiler.
The Romans used the Rottweiler for herding cattle, and for protecting the cattle and other herd animals from wolves and other predators. Rottweilers were also used as meat cart pullers as well as personal protection detail.
Did you know that in the mid-1800s the Rottweiler nearly went extinct? Yes, the Rottie nearly went extinct due to the fact that trains were now a much cheaper way of transporting meat. If not for several lovers of the Rottweiler breed in the 1900’s, this breed would be extinct today, as indicated in this article on Rottweiler facts.
The Rottweiler Golden Retriever mix at a quick glance
- Lifespan: 8-14 years
- Weight: 65-95 pounds
- Height: 24-28 inches
- Suited for: Active families
- Good in apartments: No
- Temperament: loyal, protective, goofball, intelligent, loving
- Socialization: needed at an early age
- Good with babies: Yes
The Rottweiler Golden Retriever Mix is climbing the ranks of being the greatest family dog. The Rottweiler Golden Retriever Mix appearance takes on the Golden Retriever body but they appropriate the Rottweiler coloring.
Their fur length is just like the Golden boys, in other words, medium to long in length. The Rottweiler Golden Retriever mix is extremely smart, loyal, eager to learn, eager to please, and is great for first-time pet owners.
Since they are not a large dog breed their lifespan is considerably longer than some breeds like the:
- Great Dane
- English Mastiff
- Doberman Pinscher
- German Shepherd
Training and socialization needs of the Rottweiler Golden Retriever mix
The Rottweiler Golden Retriever mix will learn really fast! Why? Because both parents are extremely smart in nature, training starts whenever you get home with your puppy. Whenever you have free time, train, train, train your puppy. The more training the better your Rottweiler Golden Retriever mix will be!
The puppy’s mind is like a sponge, the more commands you put into that brain. When training never give up on a command, keep repeating the command. Until the puppy does what you are asking him/her to do.
If you are struggling you can take your puppy, to puppy classes where you will get really in-depth training.
Rottweiler Golden Retrievers mix temperament is mellow except for when you say “wanna go for walk? or wanna play?” then they are like a rocket on crack.
Even though the Rottweiler Golden Retriever mix is a mellow dog it is always good to get them accustomed to other people, dogs, objects, and noises. The trick is to socialize them while they are still puppies when they are unafraid of anything.
When socializing them you can take your puppy to Petco or Petsmart and enroll for some puppy classes. This allows them to be trained by a trainer and allows them to play and work with other puppies their own size. One of the most important things to never do is taking them to the dog park.
Taking an unvaccinated puppy to the dog park is like taking a time turner. To the time of the great plague that was raging across the medieval world.
How long do you think you would last without that vaccination shot? Well, I can answer that question, and the answer is not very long.
Temperament and exercise of the Rottweiler Golden Retriever mix.
The Rottweiler Golden Retriever temperament is one that is:
Other than being watchful over you and the house the Rottweiler Golden Retriever is awesome with people of all ages.
All you have to do is make sure that you have put the right amount of training from when he/she is a puppy to a full-grown adult. You can never go wrong with too much training.
The Rottweiler Golden Retriever Mix exercise needs are high, they need at least two very long walks per day, and or one to two long runs per day. Retrievers also love the water so keep that in mind, the Rottweiler Golden Retriever mix is also pretty smart.
So while exercise and play are great you also need to hone in that mind of theirs. Otherwise, they will find a way to amuse themselves so whether that means herding, search and rescue, obstacle course, or just learning new tricks is a great way of keeping him or her out of trouble.
Health and grooming for the Rottweiler Golden Retriever Mix
The Rottweiler Golden Retriever Mix has some serious health concerns like hip, elbow and, Retinal, dysplasia they also have Subaortic Stenosis. Basically, it’s a fancy way of saying that the heart will become restricted, they are also prone to obesity.
They LOVE to eat which means they will eat anything that you place in front of them. Watch what you’re feeding them it should be a mix of healthy balanced foods. They also have about a dozen more minor health issues all of those can be stopped in its tracks if you feed them healthy foods.
When you’re looking at puppies you need to check out the parent’s health because the problems that the adults have the puppies will have. If the breeder is upfront about the health problems then their good breeders.
But if the breeder says “What health problems? ours have none.”
That would be the time to excuse your self and not come back. The breeder is lying no dog breed has escaped the ravages of health problems.
Rottweiler Golden Retriever Mix needs lots of brushing because of its mid-long hair. So instead of brushing them once every week.
I’d would say you should brush them twice a week and even then that’s not when its autumn or spring. So they would need to be brushed every day during those months. During the changing of summer to winter coats or vice versa you will differently need the vacuum during those times.
Their nails need to be trimmed every so often so that they don’t split and crack leading to a deadly infection. Make sure to clean the ears whenever you wash your dog. His teeth are also very important so brushing them should be every two weeks.
A Golden Rottie named Colby by a Labrottie contributor: Lori Stephenson
I have had a golden retriever rottie for 11 years, he is the best dog I have ever had in my life. Sadly yesterday Colby was diagnosed with congestive heart failure from a grain-free diet.
I am broken-hearted. I’m trying to find another golden rottie and have looked endlessly. I know they’re out there but where? Please let me know if you can help.
Thank you. Lori Stephenson Atlanta Georgia
I have had many different labs and goldens and beagles. But I have to say Colby is the most lovable, loyal, kind, fun-loving, kids and family-friendly dog I have ever owned.
- car rider
- boat rider
- loves toys knows them by name
- sticks frisbees
- unwraps everyone’s Christmas presents on command.
Colby has such a personality as though your speaking to another human. He gets his leash when he has to go out. Colby was potty trained and housebroken at 7 weeks!
We’ve never seen such a smart breed combination of love and guard dog. Yes, I am sure a lot have their own personalities.
But what I’ve read about people that have, is that they have the same characteristics and share the same personality trait. They do shed a lot and require a lot of brushing and vacuuming.
As far as weight him being a male, Colby comes in at 95 pounds. Colby loves his walks! But doesn’t like being separated from his family. Colby has never ever torn anything up in my house.
His only fault was when my Mom came to live with us last year and passed away. He kept sneaking in her room out of 5 bedrooms and chose hers to lay in. With his head on the pillow and covers down.
Thank you for your suggestions. AKC doesn’t consider him a breed recognized so it’s hard to find that mix but we won’t give up hope on him or another one!
Thank you. Lori Stephenson!
The Rottweiler Golden Retriever is a very gorgeous and loving dog, they are easy to train, the Rottweiler Golden Retriever is a breed I would suggest to any beginner to the dog world. The team here at Labrottie would like to thank you for reading this article!
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