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
Intro to the Rottweiler Golden Retriever Mix
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. They are extremely smart, loyal, eager to learn, eager to please, and are great for first-time pet owners.
Since they are not strictly 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
The Rottweiler Golden Retriever mix will learn very fast! Because both parents are extremely smart, training starts whenever you get home with your puppy. Whenever you have free time, train, train, train your puppy.
The puppy’s mind is like a sponge, the more commands you put into that brain. The better trained the Rottweiler Golden Retriever is.
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. The action of taking your puppy to puppy classes knocks out two birds with one stone.
Rottweiler Golden Retrievers temperament is pretty much mellowed out except when you say “wanna go for walkies or wanna play?” then they are like a rocket on crack.
Even though the Rottweiler Golden Retriever 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 Labrador Rottweiler 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 was a puppy. You can never go wrong with too much training.
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 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 their mid-range coats, so instead of brushing them once every week.
I’d say every two days and even then that’s not when its autumn or spring so they would need to be brushed every day during those months. During those changing of coats, I’m going to advise you keep your vacuum out and ready to get all that loose hair that floats about on the currents.
Their nails need to trimmed every so often so that they don’t split and crack leading to deadly infections, 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.
Also, their ears need a good cleaning every month or so, you need some cotton balls, ear cleaners, and be ready to get your pointer finger dirty. When you clean his ears out spray the liquid rub it in rub it in and then let the dog shake his head.
Stretch out the cotton ball and enter his ear. Go up until your second joint and twist your finger around slowly go no deeper once you have twisted your finger around several times pull it out.
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, kid and family-friendly dog I have ever owned.
Colby’s a great:
- 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. Colby 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 Atlanta GA!
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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