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If you’re a dog owner, then you’ve probably heard of the Rottweiler. It’s a large, muscular breed that is known for its strength and protective instincts. But did you know there is also a hybrid breed called the Rottle? This mix between a Rottweiler and a Poodle is becoming increasingly popular, thanks to its friendly temperament and adorable looks. So what exactly is a Rottle? Keep reading to find out!
What are the parent breeds: Poodle + Rottweiler
Do Rottles shed? Yes, but not much.
How big do Rottles get? Between 60-90 pounds.
How much is a Rottle? $250-1800
How long do Rottles live? 9-15 years
Rottle temperament? Courageous, but also very gentle and loyal.
Other Name(s): Rottie-Poo, Rottle Poodle, Rottiedoodle, Rottweilerpoo, Rottweilerdoodle
What is a Rottle?
A Rottle is a cross between a Rottweiler and a Poodle. These two breeds have been bred together to create a dog that has the best of both worlds – the loyalty and strength of a Rottweiler, with the intelligence and playful nature of a Poodle. Rottles are increasingly popular as companion dogs thanks to their even temperament and trainability. Rottie-poos are considered one of the more unique Poodle mixes, due to their unlikely pairing.
Rottles can come in either Standard or Miniature size, depending on the size of the Poodle parent. They typically weigh between 35-70 pounds and stand 18-24 inches tall at the shoulder. Rottles have a thick, medium-length coat that can be either straight or curly. The most common coat colors are black, brown, and tan, but Rottles can also be found in cream, silver, blue, or red.
Because they are one of the Poodle mixes, the Rottie poodle is an intelligent dog that is quick to learn new tricks. They are also very active and love to play fetch or go for long walks. Rottles get along well with children and other pets, making them great family dogs. However, because of their Rottweiler ancestry, Rottles need to be socialized from a young age so that they don’t become overly protective of their family.
If you’re looking for a loyal, loving companion dog who is also smart and playful, then the Rottle might be the perfect breed for you!
Origin of the Rottweiler
The Rottle is a relatively new breed, first appearing in the United States in the 1990s. However, the Rottweiler parent breed has a long history dating back to Roman times. Rottweilers were originally bred as working dogs, used for herding sheep and cattle. Later on, they became popular as police and guard dogs thanks to their loyalty and strength.
The Rottweiler breed eventually made its way to America, where it quickly became one of the most popular breeds in the country. In recent years, Rottweilers have been bred with Poodles to create the Rottle designer dog.
Origin of the Poodle
The Poodle is a breed of dog that was originally developed in Germany. They are thought to have descended from dogs that were brought to the area by Dutch and French traders in the early days of the empire.
Poodles are a versatile breed and are used for a variety of purposes, including herding livestock, tracking livestock, working with search and rescue teams, and as guide dogs for the blind.
The Poodle was officially recognized as a breed by the American Kennel Club in 1886. However, they have been around for much longer than that; their history can be traced back to the 1500s when they were used by German nobles as hunting dogs.
Poodles are known for their intelligence, agility, and stamina – they need plenty of exercise (at least an hour per day) and can cover a lot of ground quickly while herding livestock or tracking game. They are also considered one of the most versatile breeds; they can be used for many different purposes such as working with search and rescue teams or as guide dogs for the blind.
The Poodle’s popularity has continued to grow over the years and they are now one of the most popular dog breeds in the world.
Do Rottles shed?
Because a Rottle is a mix between a Poodle and a Rottweiler (a breed that sheds a lot), this breed does shed. However, they don’t shed nearly as much as purebred Rottweilers, and compared to other dog breeds, they don’t shed as much.
Because there are different types of Rottles (f1 Rottles, f1b Rottles, f2 Rottles, etc.), your dog will shed according to the type of doodle you own. More specifically, it depends on the percentage of Poodle vs. Rottweiler in your dog. If your dog is more Poodle, it won’t shed as much as if it was a higher percentage of Rottweiler.
This breed comes in 3 different coat types: straight, wavy, and curly. A straight coat Rottle has very straight hair. A wavy coat occurs when a dog gets one curl gene from one parent and one non-curl gene from the other. Lastly, when each parent contributes a curl gene, the Rottle puppy ends up with a curly coat. Although this type of coat can be harder to brush, dogs with this coat are the least likely to shed.
Are Rottles hypoallergenic?
Truth be told, no dog breed is ever truly 100% hypoallergenic. All dogs have fur that can shed, making it a potential issue for people who have allergies. Despite being completely hypoallergenic, Rottie-poos are an allergy-friendly dog breed.
This is due to the incorporation of Poodles into the breed mix. Pet dander, saliva, and urine are the three elements that produce allergic reactions. Luckily, Poodles have only a single coat with low dander, and their fur is non-shedding. Therefore, if your dog is more Poodle than Rottweiler, your pet will be more allergy-friendly. In other words, a F1b Rottle will be more allergy friendly than a f1 Rottle.
How big do Rottles get?
When it comes to Rottle size, there are generally two classes: medium Rottles and standard Rottles.
Medium Rottles are a bit bigger, and will generally weigh between 60-80 pounds when they’re full grown medium Rottles. These dogs will usually stand at 10-18 inches tall.
Standard Rottles are the most popular size of Rottle, and they’re great for people who prefer the security of a bigger dog. Standard Rottles will generally reach about 70-90 pounds and 18-27 when fully grown adults. Because this is the bigger type of dog, these dogs require more space to run around and play.
How much does a Rottle cost?
Pricing for Rottie-poos depends on a number of factors, although a general price tag will fall between $250-1800.
There are also a number of factors that affect their price, such as:
Color: There are a number of different color options available. In addition to the typical black Rottle or black Rottle colors, you can find Rottle breeders who specialize in breeding white Rottles, red Rottles, grey Rottles, or blue Rottles, among others. The more “exotic” the color, the higher the price tag.
Coat: Breeders charge different prices based on the coat. Essentially, the more “Poodle” within the dog’s genetics, the more allergy-friendly the dog is. This can sometimes result in a higher price tag.
Size: Because the most common size of Rottles is the standard size, you can expect to pay more money for a smaller version of this breed.
Location & Demand: Prices can fluctuate based on where you live along with how high the demand is for a Rottle. Bigger metropolitan cities such as San Francisco or New York will often have higher price tags, both because of the higher general cost of living, but also because these cities usually have a higher demand for allergy-friendly dogs.
Reputation of the Breeder: When it comes to purchasing a Rottle from a breeder, you certainly want to do your research so that you purchase from a reputable, established breeder. While it may be cheaper to buy your doodle from an at-home breeder or from Craigslist, a good breeder can mean a world of difference. If you want a healthy, long-living dog, then it can certainly be worth spending the extra money on a reliable breeder who has done their due diligence in producing healthy pups. Keep in mind that you can also find Rottie-poos in shelters and other rescue centers!
How long do Rottles live?
In general, Rottles will live between 9-15 years. There are a few factors that can result in outliers, however. Smaller dogs, for example, usually live longer than larger dogs. Because of this, a medium Rottle will be expected to live longer than standard Rottles. An increased lifespan can also be attributed to crossbreeding (crossbred dogs usually outlive their purebred counterparts) along with purchasing a dog from a reputable breeder.
What’s a Rottle’s temperament?
Because of their playful and companion-oriented personalities, Rottles are perfect family dogs and are especially good around children. Rottles are very affectionate and love to be around humans. They’re also very athletic and love to play. This breed loves to have a “job” to do, so the more you can train them and engage them, the happier they are!
Health & Common Issues
The Rottle is a generally healthy breed, but there are a few health conditions that they may be susceptible to. These include:
- Hip Dysplasia: This is a condition that affects the hip joints and can cause pain and lameness.
- Elbow Dysplasia: This is a condition that affects the elbow joint and can cause pain and lameness.
- Eye problems: Rottles may be prone to developing certain eye conditions, such as glaucoma, cataracts, or progressive retinal atrophy.
- Allergies: Rottles may suffer from allergies to certain environmental allergens, such as pollen or dust.
- Epilepsy: Epilepsy is a condition that causes seizures in dogs. Seizures are episodes of uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain that can cause a dog to become unconscious, have muscle spasms, or lose bladder control.
- Patellar Luxation: Patellar luxation is a condition that affects the kneecap (patella), causing it to dislocate from the groove in which it normally sits. This can cause pain and lameness in the dog.
Common issues in Rottles also include obesity, which can lead to health problems such as joint problems, heart disease, and diabetes. It’s important to keep your Rottle at a healthy weight by feeding them a nutritious diet and providing them with plenty of exercise.
When it comes to grooming, Rottles don’t require a lot of upkeep. They have a short, dense coat that is easy to brush and doesn’t require much bathing. However, Rottles do shed moderately, so you may need to vacuum regularly to keep your home clean. Rottles also need their nails trimmed on a regular basis and their teeth should be brushed weekly with dog toothpaste.
Exercise & Training Needs
Rottles are an active breed that needs plenty of exercise to stay healthy and happy. A daily walk or play session is a must, and Rottles also enjoy running, hiking, swimming, and playing fetch. Long walks or runs are especially important for Rottles who are prone to obesity.
When it comes to training, Rottles are intelligent and eager to please, so they can be easy to train. However, they can also be stubborn at times, so patience and consistency are key.
Rottle guard dogs
The Rottie poodle can make good guard dogs, as they are territorial and protective of their family and home. They will bark and warn intruders to stay away, and may even be brave enough to confront them if necessary. Rottles also make good watchdogs, as they will alert their family to any unusual activity or noise in the home.
When you think about the perfect dog, you probably think about a dog that’s cute, but also loyal, easy to train, and great with your family. If that sounds like your kind of dog, then a Rottle might be in your future. No matter if you’re an individual or you’re looking to bring a dog into a large family, you’re sure to enjoy the addition of your loyal, friendly new family member!