Chihuahua Rottweiler Mix


The Chihuahua Rottweiler Mix, is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Chihuahua and the Rottweiler. This is obviously a very strange mix that is only accomplished by breeding the Male Chihuahua (with some help) and the Female Rottie. What does this mixed breed look and act like? Is it more like the Chihuahua or the Rottweiler? Those are the questions we will try and answer below. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Chihuahua Rottweiler Mix.

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Here are some pictures of the Chihuahua Rottweiler Mix




Chihuahua Rottweiler Mix History

All hybrid or designer dogs are tough to get a good read on as there isn’t much history to them. Breeding specific dogs like this has become common in the last twenty years or so even though I am sure that this mixed breed found it’s share of dogs to the shelter due to accidental breeding. We will take a closer look at the history of both parent breeds below.  If you are looking at breeders for new, designer dogs please beware of Puppy Mills. These are places that mass produce puppies, specifically for profit and don’t care at all about the dogs. If you have a few minutes, please sign our petition to stop puppy mills.

Rottweiler History:

It is believed that the Rottweiler has evolved from and was bred from Roman cattle dogs. These cattle dogs had accompanied the herds through Germany following in the wake of the Roman armies right after the time of Christ. The Legion of the Roman Empire set up camp on the bank of the river Neckar in the Wurtemberg area of Germany. This little region grew into a little town with small villas that had roofs made of red tiles and the area became known as ‘das Rote Wil.’  The red roof tiles gave it the first half of its name ‘rot, while the second half came from the name for villa. These combined make the name ‘Rottweil’ and we now call the breed by that name.

This is an old, diverse dog, it has been used as a hunting, herding and protection dog. They needed to guard the herd at night and they needed to keep the cattle together and to herd them. They were also used for bear hunting and to protect the money that the people got from selling the cattle.

Chihuahua History:

They come in two coats, a long and a short hair. Both folklore and archaeological finds show that the breed originated in Mexico. They are known to come from the Techichi, a companion dog favored by the Toltec civilization in Mexico. Their history dates back at least seven hundred years where we can see cave dwellings with them on it and pottery depicting similar tiny dogs.



Awesome videos of Chihuahua Rottweiler Mix puppies


Chihuahua Rottweiler Mix Size and Weight

Chihuahua

Height: 6-9 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 3.5 - 7.5 lb.

Lifespan: 12 - 20 years


Rottweiler

Height: 22 - 27 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 77 - 130 lb.

Lifespan: 8 - 10 years



Chihuahua Rottweiler Mix Personality

Like all hybrids, you have to look to the parents to get a good read on how they will likely behave. Chihuahua’s can be aggressive little rascals. The Rottweiler can also be aggressive, but with larger ramifications. The Rottie can be  a more aggressive breed, but if properly socialized it can be a great companion. They are curious dogs, alert and interested in everything that is going on around them. Early socialization helps take care of any bad habits that could develop. This should actually make a pretty good watchdog. She responds well to positive reinforcement, like all dogs. She should be rather affectionate and enjoy spending lots of time with you. Don’t plan on leaving her alone for long periods as he won’t do well alone. She wants to be with the “pack.”


Chihuahua Rottweiler Mix Health

All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.

The Dalmatian mixed with the Poodle might be prone to many distinct health problems due to the huge differences in the two parent breeds.



Chihuahua Rottweiler Mix Care

What are the grooming requirements?

Neither of these breeds are heavy shedders. So, you should be good in this department. Get ready to invest in a good vacuum if you want to keep your floors clean! Give them baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out their skin.

What are the exercise requirements?

All dogs need exercise as it is good for them both physically and mentally. However, this dog will probably be on the more moderate side and not really need a ton of exercise. Exercise will keep them from being destructive. A tired dog is a good dog. If you are not an active person and don’t spend a lot of your free time being active and exercising this might not be the best dog for you.

What are the training requirements?

All dogs respond best to positive reinforcement. So make sure to praise her when she does well. This will probably be an extremely intelligent dog who loves to please, and loves a physical challenge. The more exercise she gets the easier she will be to train. Proper socialization is imperative to all dogs and puppies. Make sure to take her to the park and doggy day care to get her around as many people and dogs as possible.



Chihuahua Rottweiler Mix Feeding

A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible.

Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.

I good diet to look into is a Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.



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