The Rottweiler and Great Dane are two of the best dog breeds to have! But do you know what’s even more awesome? Breeding the two bred’s into one awesome dog breed and this breed is called the Rottweiler Great Dane mix!
The Weiler Dane 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 both the Rottweiler and Great Dane’s history so that you will have a complete understanding of the parents.
Finally, we will get into the meat of the subject, you will learn everything that you need to know about the Great Dane Rottweiler mix.
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- Weight – 80 – 130
- Height – 24 – 27 inches
- Lifespan – 10 – 12 years
- Major health concerns
- Hip/elbow dysplasia
- Bone cancer
- Von Wille Brand Disease
- Temperament – Aloof, confident, loving, loyal, playful, protective, and caring
- Exercise – 30-45 minutes daily
- Good in an apartment? – No Rottweilers need a house with a yard.
Did you know that Rottweilers are one of the oldest herding breeds in the world? In 70 AD the ancient Romans took the Rottweiler from the Germans to use them as cattle herders, and war dogs.
The Rottweilers’ temperament is one that is:
Rottweilers love the family and are calm, and even. They are always on the lookout for people who do not belong in or around the house. They need to be socialized and trained at an early age this is not a matter of “Oh I’ll train and socialize him/her later.” situation.
When training the Rottweiler, all ways make sure that he/she knows that you are the alpha of the pack and not him. Be firm yet gentle in your training, Rottweilers do not react kindly to harsh treatment. If push comes to shove the Rottweiler will not be afraid to stand up for him/her self.
The Great Dane
- Height – 28-32 inches
- Weight – 110-175 pounds
- Lifespan – 7-10 years
- Major Health Concerns-
- Bloating or gastric dilatation Volvulus
- eye problems-cataracts
- cherry eye
- cardiac disease
- hip and elbow dysplasia
- Exercise – brisk walking 2-4 times a day
- Good in an apartment? – No needs a house with a large yard to play around in.
Today’s Great Dane’s come from Germany, but did you know that they are not from Germany? The Great Dane’s ancestors were in ancient Egypt, dating back to around 3000 BC, and before ancient Egypt, they were in China 1121BC.
When they finally arrived in Germany, they were improved to hunt wild boars, which in those times were very dangerous. Due to their bravery, smartness, and size, the German Nobility soon had the Great Danes as personal bodyguards.
Great Dane’s ability to be loyal, noble, caring, smart, loving, and protective was the reason why the nobles loved them so much. (Here are some other Best Guard Dog Breeds. If you are interested)
Great Dane temperament
The Weiler Dane
- Weight – 145-165
- Height – 32-34 inches
- Lifespan – 7-10 years
- Exercise – 30-45 minutes when fully grown
- Grooming – Brush 20-30 minutes every week.
- Colors – Black, Brindle, Brown
- Eye Color – Brown, black
- Training – Train them for thirty minutes each day
- Socialization – Take her everywhere you go
- Temperament – Kind, Gentle, Watchful, Funny, protective
- Good in an apartment? – No needs a house with a large yard
The Weiler Dane is a handsome, energetic, powerful, and loving breed. The Weiler Dane is a massive dog they need a large home with a big fenced back yard to run around. They also need a strong, confident alpha parent who will be firm, yet loving in their training.
The Weiler Dane parents are headstrong, and stubborn most of the time. So be ready for some stubborn phases in his lifetime. But be assured those stubborn and headstrong times will disappear after a short time.
The Weiler dane breed also has several different breed names like the:
- Weiler Dane
- Rottweiler Great Dane Mix
- Rottie Dane
- Great Rottie
- Great Rottweiler Dane
- Rottie Dane
- Weiler Dane
What are training needs of the Rottweiler Great Dane Mix?
Training your Weiler Dane should be an everyday thing that you do. Their training sessions should be atleast 20 to 30 minutes a day. It does not matter if you teach them in segments with a break here and there or do the training sessions without any gaps.
Teaching your Weiler Dane one day and not the next day won’t do you or the Rottie Dane any good. They enjoy constant training throughout their lives, and it lets their sharp minds focus on growing and learning.
Your breeder should have been training your new addition on the basics of sitting, staying, laying down, and come while they wait to be adopted. But don’t count on the slim possibility that they have been taught the basics, besides which they need to hear the commands from you the owner. That bond between the owner and dog needs to be formed and this is the best way to form it.
Socialization of the Weiler Dane
Socialization is just as important as training if you want a well-balanced dog outside of the house and inside. Now to accomplish socialization, you must take your new puppy out into the world. Take her/him to puppy classes; this lets her meet other puppies and humans.
When you are not taking him/her to puppy classes take her out to dog-friendly places but do not take her to the dog park. The puppy is unvaccinated and can obtain diseases, also dogs at the dog park can be very rude and so can scar your dog for life.
When you are out, make sure to allow the dog to experience loud noises, different people, smells, concerts, and other objects. As a side note here Zeus is my first very own dog, he was abandoned I found him and got him to open up to the family.
The family and I went up to Virginia and went on an edible landscaping tour, and one night we went to a well-known brewers valley where a live concert was going on. And I have to say it did not go over so well, and the dogs completely freaked out since they are used to living in the middle of the woods with little to no other contact.
So end of side story I realized that I needed to work more on taking him to more venues like that. We are still working on that issue of Zeus freaking out, but due to his puppyhood it is highly likely that he is extremely afraid of being stranded again.
What are the exercise needs of the Rottweiler Great Dane Mix?
The Rottie Great Dane Mix is a perfect long-distance hiker! However, you cannot take them out for those long walks until they are past the age of two.
The Weiler Dane is still growing until they pass the age of two. If you go ahead and hike him/her before the age of two, you can and will ruin his/her growing joints.
You can go on short hikes, with your Weiler Dane but just make sure to not damage his joints and tendons.
The temperament of the Weiler Dane
The Rottweiler Great Dane mix’s temperament is loving, caring, loyal, watchful, playful, and needy, and these are just a few of the personalities of the Great Dane Rottweiler mix.
They are loyal to the death, watchful over you and the house, other than the occasional zoomies that they can get, and they are calm, couch potatoes that are up to anything.
What are the Rottweiler Great Dane health and grooming like?
The Rottie Great Dane Mix health is not very good but to understand their problems, we have to look at the parent’s health.
- Hip and Elbow Dysplasia – Hip and elbow dysplasia is very common for this dog breed.
- Arthritis – Arthritis can happen to young and old Rotties, especially if the Rottie was bred in the back yard.
- Bloating – Bloating happens after the dog eats a meal and then goes and runs about, this creates gas which then twists the stomach around. If not caught in time, the dog can die.
- Cancer – The Rottweiler can get a certain kind of cancer called bone cancer which is deadly to the dog.
- Von Willebrand’s Disease – a blood-clotting disease
The Great Dane
- Bloating – stomach turn over
- Heart issues – enlarging heart disease
- Hip dysplasia – Hip and elbow dysplasia is very common for this dog breed.
- Cancer – Bone cancer is very deadly to the Great Dane
- HOD- Hypertrophic osteodystrophy (HOD)
- Fast-growing bone disease
The Weiler Dane
- Bloat – Bloating happens after the dog eats a meal and then goes and runs about, this creates gas which then twists the stomach around. If not caught in time, the dog can die.
- Cataracts – Happens as we get older
- Hip and Elbow dysplasia – Hip and elbow dysplasia is very common for this dog breed.
- Heart Problems
- Dilated Cardiomyopathy-(DCM for short) this happens to large dog breeds; it is where the heart fails.
- Cancer – Both parents have an extremely high rate of cancer
The Rottweiler Great Dane mix sheds twice a year, from spring to fall, and from fall to spring, so they need a thorough brushing each week. Sometimes the Weiler Dane will need several brushings a day during the heaviest parts of the shedding season.
The Weiler dane is a substantial dog breed that needs a firm but loving leadership who knows what they are doing throughout the dog’s lifespan. They need immediate training and socialization as soon as you get the puppy! After all, no one wants a 150-pound Weiler Dane out of control running the streets!
So this is a breed for experienced owners who have had large and powerful dog breeds before. If you are rather slightly inexperienced with a large dog breed. I would ask that you get a medium-sized dog so that you can build your confidence with them first. The worst possible thing that could happen is having an experienced dog owner with a giant do that could really lay on the hurt on someone you know or a complete stranger.
We here at Labrottie give the Weiler Dane a four-star rating! Everything is in excellent order except for their sheer size and strength! I would wager that many people would not really be able to keep such a significant and versatile dog breed content. With the amount of work they require!
So I hope I have convinced you to get this beautiful Rottweiler Great Dane Mix! If, however, you think that this dog is just too much for you! Don’t fear, for there is the close cousin the Labradane! Who is much gentler and less of a hulk, if not by much!
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