The Rottweiler and Great Dane are two of the most awesome dogs to have! But do you know what’s even more awesome? Breeding the two bred’s into one awesome dog breed. This breed is called the Rottweiler Great Dane mix!
The combination of these two magnificent dog breeds is pretty cool looking. This dog breed has several different breed names.
- Weiler Dane
- Rottweiler Great Dane Mix
- Rottie Dane
- Great Rottie
- Great Rottweiler Dane
- Rottie Dane
- Weiler Dane
In this article, we will dive into the Rottweiler history, and then we will take a look at the Great Dane’s history, 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
- 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.
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 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 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 Great Dane can be a great jogging or hiking companion. However, be aware: 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.
- 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 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.
What are the socialization and training needs of the Rottweiler Great Dane Mix?
When training your Weiler Dane, they need to be consistently trained, train them for as little as five minutes daily and as long as you want. Teaching your Weiler Dane one day and not the next day will not do you any good. They enjoy the constant training it lets their sharp mind focus on growing and learning.
Your breeder should have been training your new addition on the basics of sitting, staying, laying down, and come. When you get your Rottweiler Great Dane Mix, you should be drilling in those key commands.
Training is one of the main pillars to have a happy, loving, stable life. You can do 15 minutes of 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 temperament and 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 walkies until they are past the age of two.
The Weiler Dane is growing until the age of two. If you go ahead and hike him/her before the age of two, you can and will ruin his 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 Rottweiler Great Dane mix is loving, caring, loyal, watchful, playful, and needy, 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, 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
- 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.
- A high rate of 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
- Enlarging heart disease
- Hip dysplasia
- Cancer – Bone cancer is very deadly to the Great Dane
- Hypertrophic osteodystrophy (HOD)
- Fast-growing bone disease
The Weiler Dane
- 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.
- 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.
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 very large dog breed that needs a firm but loving leadership. They also need lots of exercise, training, and socialization throughout their lives.
So I hope I have convinced you to get this beautiful Rottweiler Great Dane Mix!
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