When the rambunctious Labrador is bred with the noble Rottweiler, you get the Rottweiler Lab Mix. He is known as a Labweiler, Rotten lab, Rotten Lab, Rottwador, and much more.
The Rottweiler Lab Mix is a fun loving dog who can also make an excellent guard. He is extremely loyal and would keep his family out of harm’s way at all time. The lifespan of this dog is usually around ten or eleven years. As an adult, he would weigh around hundred pounds.
This breed is quite active, so the food should be nutritious, and he should have a balanced diet. The more natural ingredients and home cooked dog-friendly food.
If you wish to opt to give commercially available dry dog food, you should check the amount of food that you need to feed him. It is usually mentioned at the back of the bag. The amount varies according to the age and the weight. When he is a puppy, this amount should be split into three portions and is to be given once during the morning, once during the afternoon, and once during the evening. When he reaches his full size, this can be reduced to two feeding per day. This would help him remain healthy and not get over fed.
The Rott and Lab mix can be a bit stubborn, so those who are getting pets for the first time would not be able to manage them at all times. By default he thinks he is a leader, it is only by way of careful training this can be controlled. But, if you have worked with either or Labrador or Rottweiler, you would find the training would be really easy. All you need to ensure is that the training method that you use should be really positive and involves fun, games, and treats.
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As mentioned earlier, the Rottie Lab is very possessive about their humans. You, as his owner, would need to socialize him in a way that he is more accepting of strange people and situations.
Since they have Labrador in them the Rott Lab mix is known for his fun loving and goofy nature. He is extremely loyal to his humans and would go to great lengths to protect them. You will often find them near you as they love to always be around their humans. You would need to give him attention and love that he believes he deserves. If he does not get it, he could become destructive to get that attention. So, along with the usual anxiety, this is also why he should not be alone for long hours.
Again, their protective nature would mean, if not socialized early on, he would not allow any other animal near his humans due to territorial issues.
Health Issues that might affect him:
While one cannot predict what are the health problems that might affect your pup, but if we look at the common health issues that affect the labs and the rott, one might get an idea as to what to look out for. Of course, even with all the information, you will never be able to predict 100% the issues that might affect your pup in the long run. The rule of thumb here is that look for any unusual sign in either physical or behavioral point of view.
Let’s list some of the most common issues:
- Eye Issues
- Hip Dysplasia
- Ear Issues
- Joint Dysplasia
- Cold Tail
- Osteochondritis dissecans
- Heart Issues
- Bone Cancer
You can research about these and keep an eye out for all the symptoms.
As you might have guessed this is an active breed. So, to ensure that you have a calm, happy dog, he would need a lot of exercises. It will be awesome if you have a sizeable heart with a great yard. This would ensure that your dog would get a lot of exercises even when he is in the house.
In addition to this, you can invest in a lot of toys and treats that would keep him entertained.Other than this, you can locate the nearest dog park and take him there regularly. This would have a dual impact, one would be to get him exercise, and the other would be to provide proper socialization regarding how he behaves with other dogs.
The Rottweiler Lab Mix is a sensitive breed. You need to be gentle and loving when you deal with him. To make your relationship working, you need to ensure that he is properly socialized in all aspects. Doing this would ensure that you raise a happy, healthy pup who is delighted to love you, nurture you, protect you, and be there for you at all times.