The Rottweiler and Great Dane are two of the best dogs to own! The combination of these two magnificent dog breeds is stunning. This dog breed is called the Weiler Dane or the Great Dane Rottweiler Mix.
In this article, we will dive into the Rottweiler, and then we will take a look at the Great Dane, and then we will merge both breeds and take a look at what we get.
- Weight- 110-130
- Height- 24-27 inches
- Lifespan- 10-12 years
- Temperament- Aloof, confident, loving, loyal, playful, protective, and caring
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.
Rottweilers are aware, loyal, obedient, protective, loving, and playful. They love the family and are calm, and even, they are always on the lookout for people.
They need to be socialized at an early age and trained this is not a matter of “Oh I’ll train and socialize him/her later, because I wanna hang out with my friends now” situation.
When you take on this breed, you need to tell him/her who is the alpha! That starts right when you get home; they learn exceptionally quickly.
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
Today’s Great Dane’s come from Germany, but did you know that they are not actually from Germany? The Great Dane’s ancestors were in ancient Egypt dating back to 3000 BC and in China 1121BC.
When they finally arrived in Germany, they were improved to hunt wild boar which in those times were dangerous, due to the bravery, smartness, and size the German Nobility soon had the Great Danes as personal bodyguards.
Great Danes 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)
The Great Dane can be a great jogging or hiking companion. However, BEWARE: You MUST wait until they are after two years old, to avoid joint Damage while he is still growing.
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.
The Weiler Dane is a handsome, energetic, powerful, and loving. The Weiler Dane is a massive dog they need a large home with a big fenced back yard to run around. Weiler Dane’s need a strong alpha, otherwise your life will be run by them.
Be warned both the Rottweiler and Great Dane can be very stubborn at times. So be ready for some stubborn phases during your dog’s lifespan.
What are the Socialization, Exercise, and Training needs of the Rottweiler Great Dane Mix?
Exercise, training, and socialization make a perfect triangle, and all dogs need all three of these in ordered to be a well balanced and happy dog.
The Rottweiler Great Dane Mix is a perfect long distance hiker! However, you cannot take them out for those long walkies until they are past the age of two. The Weiler Dane is growing until the age of two. You can seriously hurt his growing joints.
When the Weiler Dane is a puppy, they need 15-20 minutes of walking and playing, but increase the time every month until it becomes 30 to 45 minutes.
When training your Weiler Dane, it needs to be consistency, teaching him one day and not the next day will not do you any good. They enjoy the constant training it lets there sharp mind focus on growing and learning.
Your breeder should have been training your new addition on the basics of sitting, staying, laying down. When you get your puppy, you should be drilling in those key commands as well as crate training which really helps! When you put him into the crate for the first time, it is going to be tough!
He is going to be whining and whining, but you are going to need to keep going with crate training. Once he is crate broken, he’s going to think of it as a second home (Besides your bed!).
Even though he wants to play, and you will be tempted to say forget the training I want to play as well. Training is one of the main pillars to have a happy, loving, stable life. You can do 15 minutes training and 10 minutes playing but be sure to get in the practice each and every day if you want a well-balanced dog that will come when called.
Socialization is just as important as training if you want a well-balanced dog outside of the house. In order to accomplish socialization, you must take your new puppy out into the world. Take her to puppy classes this lets her meet other puppies and humans.
When you are not taking her to puppy classes take her out to dog-friendly places, but do not take her to the dog park. She is unvaccinated and can obtain diseases, also dogs at the dog park can be very rude and so can scar your dog for life.
What is the Rottweiler Great Dane Health like?
The Weiler Dane health is not very good but to understand their problems, we have to look at the parent’s health.
- Hip and Elbow Dysplasia
- 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.
- A high rate of cancer
- Von Willebrand’s Disease- a blood clotting disease
The Great Dane
- Bloating-stomach turn over
- Enlarging heart disease
- Hip dysplasia
- Hypertrophic osteodystrophy (HOD)
- Fast growing bone disease
The Weiler Dane
- Hip and Elbow dysplasia
- Heart Problems
- Dilated Cardiomyopathy-(DCM for short) this happens to large dog breeds; it is where the heart fails.
What are the Temperament and grooming needs of the Great Dane Rottweiler Mix?
The temperament of the Weiler Dane is loving, caring, loyal, watchful, playful, needy 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, they are like a rampaging bull whenever they start playing. In general, it is all the things that a person could ever want in a dog!
The Weiler Dane 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.
So I hope I have convinced you to get this beautiful Rottweiler Great Dane Mix!
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