Great Pyrenees Rottweiler Mix


The Great Pyrenees Rottweiler Mix is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Great Pyrenees and the Rottweiler. The Great Pyrenees is a large dog, but not necessarily that high energy nor that aggressive, whereas the Rottweiler might be more aggressive.They should be good with the family and other pets - if properly socialized! Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Great Pyrenees Rottweiler Mix. Note that this hybrid can consist of the brindle or other iterations.

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Here are some pictures of the Great Pyrenees Rottweiler Mix




Great Pyrenees 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.

Great Pyrenees History:

The Great Pyrenees was originally bred to guard flocks of sheep and goats - primarily from wolves - in the Pyrenees mountains of France and Spain. It was once known as the royal dog of France. He is highly adapted to very cold weather and is a beautifully stunning breed of dog.



Great Pyrenees Rottweiler Mix Size and Weight

Great Pyrenees

Height: 25-32 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 85 -115 lb.

Lifespan: 10-12 years


Rottweiler

Height: 22 - 27 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 77 - 130 lb.

Lifespan: 8 - 10 years



Great Pyrenees Rottweiler Mix Personality

Like all hybrids, you have to look to the parents to get a good read on how they will likely behave. Both the Pyrenees and the Rottweiler are very loyal, alert, independent, intelligent, brave, and social. The Great Pyrenees makes an excellent guard dog simply because of it’s size and that is what it was bred to do. It was bred to be a watcher over of flocks of sheep. However, it’s actual temperament is not one that conducive to protection. It is just a big dog. The Rottweiler makes a bit of a better watchdog. The best thing you can do for any puppy or young dog is to socialize it as well as possible.  They should get along well with other animals if exposed and socialized properly as well. They are somewhat capable of independence, or alone time when the house is noisy or full. 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.”


Great Pyrenees 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 Pyrenees mixed with the Rottweiler might be prone to: hip dysplasia, eye problems such as persistent pupillary membranes, progressive retinal atrophy and cataracts; and osteochondritis dissecans.

Note that these are just common problems in both breeds.



Great Pyrenees Rottweiler Mix Care

What are the grooming requirements?

This will be a high shedding dog. But will depend a lot on which one of these dogs it takes after. The Pyrenees has extremely long hair and will shed like crazy.  Be prepared to brush them a few times a week. Either way, 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. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him.

What are the exercise requirements?

Plan on taking them for extremely long walks and hikes to keep their energy level down. This mix will more than likely have a moderate energy level as the Great Pyrenees is really a rather mellow dog. However, it was bred to roam the mountains and keep moving all day long. This exercise will keep them from being destructive. A tired dog is a good dog.

Plan on taking them for extremely long walks and hikes to keep their energy level down. A tired dog is a good dog.

What are the training requirements?

This is an intelligent dog that will be a little bit challenging to train. They are going to want to take the alpha position and need someone with a firm, strong, hand that can let them know their place. The best thing you can do is break the sessions into shorter daily sessions to keep their attention span higher. It might have a prey drive and be disposed to running for and chasing small prey, but if handled properly this can be managed. All dogs respond best to positive reinforcement. So make sure to praise her when she does well. She is an 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.



Great Pyrenees 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   Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.



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