The Rottweiler and Chow Chows are two excellent dog breeds to have! They love to just hang out with the family watching TV, playing games, or just going outside to romp around in the grass. They can be aloof with strangers and even protective over their family members. Both breeds are insanely loyal to their masters and will trust you with every single hair in their body!
Once you bred both of these breeds together, you will get an awesome mixture of loyalty, protectiveness, love, playfulness, and obedience. The Rottweiler Chow Chow mixed breed is a dog breed that needs constant training and reaffirming of the rules.
Both of the parent breeds are exceptionally smart and very alpha driven dog breeds. That requires a firm but loving relationship throughout their lifetime. We will give you a short history of both parent breeds before diving into the Rottweiler Chow mix! If you want to skip to the bottom where we have the Rottweiler Chow mix part go right ahead!
The Chow Chow
- Weight – 55 – 70 pounds
- Height – 18 – 22 inches
- Lifespan – 9 – 15 years
- Grooming – hip and elbow dysplasia, stomach cancer, eye problems, Patellar Luxation
- Colors – Black, blue, fawn, cream, and red
- Eye Color – brown
- Exercise – an hour at most
- Training – 30 minutes daily when still a puppy an hour as an adult
- Socialization – A well-socialized one is not aggressive to any animal but rather friendly
- Temperament – kind if you have taken the time to socialize them during puppyhood.
- Good in an apartment? – yes, they can live in an apartment but only if you give them a lot more exercise rather than the standard 60 min.
Chow Chows are an ancient Chinese dog breed with deeply set back eyes, a large head, thrust-out chest, and a lion’s mane added on to the dog. These guys can weigh in at 40- 90 pounds and can look quite ferocious. No wonder why they made for such good guard dogs.
Their sight alone could make you run for the hills until they come charging over to you demanding cuddles! Then you will be stuck there for the rest of your life rubbing their belly until your arms fall off.
Chow Chows of Chows for short have some pretty funny quirks about them, for starters, their back legs are straight, which will give them a very odd gait when running. They also should be kept well away from standing water; Chows have a double-layered coat.
When it gets wet, it gets extremely heavy, as one guy puts it if you put a chow in the water they will go down faster than a brick. So if you do go to the water, make sure to have a life vest on your pet and keep a very close eye on him/her. Even though they may dip their toes in, they will not go any further.
The next oddity is that the Chow has a purple tongue! Yes, you read that correctly when the Chow is a puppy it is born with a regular pink tongue but as he/she grows older. Their tongue slowly becomes a blackish-purple mixture.
A Chow that is properly socialized and trained right will not be an aggressive territorial dog, but rather slightly standoffish there should not be any “I’m going to rip your leg off and eat it” with a well trained Chow.
- Weight – 110 – 130 pounds
- Height – 17 – 22 inches
- Lifespan – 10 – 12 years
- Health Issues – cataracts, hip dysplasia, arthritis, bloat, bone cancer, & VWD
- Grooming – 2x Brush Weekly 4 – 6x weekly during shedding season
- Colors – Black and tan
- Eye Color – Brown
- Exercise – An hour of running, playing, walking, or fetching daily
- Training – Use positive reinforcement in training
- Socialization – Take he/she everywhere you go
- Temperament – Kind, Gentle, Watchful, Funny, Playful with family, very protective
- Good in an apartment? – No, the Rottweiler needs a house, and a yard to play around in
The Rottweiler or Rottie is one of the most iconic dog breeds in the world. Used by the Romans 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 Chow Mix
- Weight – 50 – 100 pounds
- Height – 19 – 24 inches
- Lifespan – 10 – 14 years
- Exercise – 30 – 45 minutes when fully grown
- Grooming – Brush for 20 – 40 minutes every week.
- Colors – Black, brown with a blue tongue
- Eye Color – Brown
- Training – Train them for thirty minutes each day as a puppy
- Socialization – Take he/she everywhere you go
- Temperament – Kind, Gentle, Watchful, Funny, Protective
- Good in an apartment? – No needs a house with a large yard
The Rottweiler Chow mix is a beautiful mixed dog breed, the Rottweiler Chow mix will take the Rottweiler coat and the body size and lion main of a Chow.
But at the same time, you may have a puppy from the same litter that is more Chow Chow in body type but with the colorings and face of the Rottie. The bottom line is that you just really don’t know what you will be getting until they have stopped growing.
This breed is intelligent and needs lots of training, exercise, and socialization to keep the Rottweiler Chow mix happy and stable. They have a very strong independent streak along with a strong need to exercise their mental stimulation regularly. Always try to keep their mental stimulation going on new and interesting things, like toys, games, and or work.
The Rottweiler Chow mix can go by several different names like the:
- Rott chow
- Chow Chow Rottweiler mix
- Rottie Chow Mix
- Rottweiler Chow Mix
- Rottweiler and Chow mix
- Chow and Rottweiler mix
Training Needs of The Rottweiler Chow Mix
The Rott Chow needs proper training from the very beginning in order to not be an aggressive and territorial dog. To achieve this you must start training and socialization the moment you get this awesome breed. Otherwise, the Rott Chow will run right over you and anyone else it deems unworthy.
The way to make your new Chow Chow Rottweiler mix love, respect, and be loyal to you is to constantly socialize, and train your puppy. From the minute you walk him/her to your door, you must start training your Rott Chow mix with the proper manners.
If you are struggling with training your Rott Chow there are always dog trainers eager for a new challenge. This brings us into the next section.
Socialization of The Rottweiler Chow Mix
A great Rott Chow will have been socialized from a young age onwards, the best way to socialize your new puppy. Is to take him/her out into the city. That way, they can be accustomed to loud noises, different people, and trucks/cars.
You can also take your puppy to puppy classes where he/she can get excellent training, and get to meet puppies its own age. A very important thing that you should not do, is take your puppy to the dog park, dog parks have diseases, and for an unvaccinated puppy. It can be deadly, there is another reason why to not take your dog to the dog park, it can become rough and can scar your puppy for life.
The Temperament for the Rottweiler Chow mix
The Temperament of the Rott Chow is:
- Eager to please
- Eager to learn
The Rottweiler Chow mix is made up to two very head strong alpha guard dogs, in the Chow case, they were also bred to hunt. In the case of the Rottweiler, they were bred to herd cow’s pull meat carts, and protect the handler. Both breeds are extremely effective at what they have been breed to do.
So if you wish to have this breed, make sure that you can adequately socialize this breed, if you feel like your job or life will take all day then do not get this dog breed. The Rottweiler Chow mix needs you to do a whole lot more than giving him a few minutes of running around the yard.
Exercise Needs for the Rottweiler Chow mix
The Rottweiler Chow mix is a very active dog that needs more than a quick walk up and down the drive way or just down to the stop sign. They need at least a good 45 minutes to 1 hour of walking, jogging, or running, then they may wish for a good run about the yard playing fetch.
So if you are a busy person who can only give a few minutes of walking get a toy dog breed rather than this very active dog breed. If you are an outdoors type of person, then this breed is an excellent pick for you!
The Rottweiler Chow Chow mix Health Issues
The Rottweiler Chow mix can live longer than just 10 years, the reason for that is because they have a lot fewer health problems than their parents. We will give you the parents health records and then give you the Rottweiler Chow mix health issues.
- Weight gain – The Rott Chow can overeat, so make sure to give him/her the right amount of food per feeding.
- Hip dysplasia – The Rott Chow can have hip dysplasia especially if they overeat
- Bloat – Bloat happens when you exercise your dog after he/she eats the stomach can turn over.
- Bone cancer/stomach cancer – So make sure to get his/her yearly check-ups!
- Cataracts – A natural process that happens with age
Grooming for the Rott Chow
The Rott chow will defiantly be a walking cloud of raining fur throughout the fall, winter, spring, and summer! But during the shedding season, (which is spring and fall. They will be leaving piles of hair everywhere they go, so brushing them two to three times a day during their primary shedding season will defiantly be needed!
But during the summer and winter they will return to a regular old walking cloud of raining fur. In which case they will need to be brushed weekly to continue de-shed your Rott Chow!
Conclusion of the Rott Chow Mix Article
The Rottweiler Chow mix is a very large dog breed that needs a firm but very loving leadership. He/she also needs lots of exercise, training, and socialization throughout his/her life.
But over all we love this dog breed and would recommend this bred to anyone who is willing to spend a lot of their time properly socializing, and training this breed! We give the Rott Chow Mix four and a half stars, the only reason why its not five stars is because of the Rott Chows health issues that are quite serious.
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- Boy dog names
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- Red dog names
- Cute dog names
- Tough dog names
- Fluffy dog names
- Big dog names
- Viking dog names
Happy tails!The LR Nation Team!