Rottweiler Siberian Husky Mix: Rottsky Facts & Breed Information

. Although the mix of Siberian Husky and Rottweiler is not always compatible, it works well! This strikingly beautiful designer dog is a relatively new breed. He also has an amazing personality.

He is a very social pup who lives with his immediate family. His Rottweiler protection traits make him a good guard dog.

The most important thing to remember about the Rottsky’s needs is how much exercise he requires. If you can do this, you will be a winner! You will be pleased regardless of who the Rottsky chooses to follow. As long as you are prepared for the following characteristics and needs, you’ll not be disappointed.

Rottweiler Siberian Husky Mix

Designer Dogs

The designer dog is a new trend in canine life. Designer dogs are bred from purebreds with the intention of creating the perfect puppy. This is slightly different to the idea of a’mutt or a’mongrel’. This article will describe the Rottweiler cross with the Siberian Husky.

While there are some purebred crusaders who disagree with crossbreeding designer dog breeds, it has been scientifically proven to have health advantages , so long as the puppy’s healthy. Crossbreeding allows for families that are unable to decide between two breeds to mix their traits and appearances to get the best of both.

It is essential to gain insight into the parents of Rottsky in order to understand him.

Rottweiler

The Rottweiler is one the oldest breeds ,. He is believed to have descended from Mastiff-type dogs during the Roman era. His original purpose was to protect the army’s cattle against wild animals and robbers. His guarding skills impressed the Rottweiler butchers in Germany so much that they used him as a way to protect their hard-earned cash. He was named after Rottweil.

He found work on farms and as a protection dog, such as in the German Police Dog. His popularity as a working dog has declined and, due to the introduction of other breeds, his sweet side has been revealed. He is now considered a great pet .. In 2019, the American Kennel Club (AKC) has ranked him as the 8th most popular dog in America out of a whopping 193 recognized breeds.

The AKC describes him as a loving, loyal and confident guardian .. Because of his natural protection instincts, he makes a great guard dog. He needs to be trained early and have a firm leader who will not allow him to rule the house. He is affectionate with his immediate family when he’s not on guard duty.

The Rottie is often mixed with other breeds, creating designer dogs like the labrador rottweiler mix, the Shepweiler, or the Pitweiler.

Siberian Husky

The Siberian Husky, an ancient breed of dog, was also bred to carry light deliveries over large icy areas with great speed. His energy, speed and stamina were superior, but it was not until 1925 until he became well known.

The Husky is still a working dog and is a popular tourist attraction in Lapland. He is loved for his companionship, and being a loving family pet. In 2019 he was ranked as the 14th most popular breed by the AKC.

The AKC describes the Husky as a loyal, outgoing, and mischievous puppy. This is a very energetic dog that can become destructive and unhappy if not exercised properly. He loves to talk to his family and is a playful pup.

Because the huskies are so popular as family pets, they are also often crossed with other breeds to create breeds like the border husky, the husky/golden retriever mix or even the pug/husky crossbreed.

Rottsky

The Rottsky will inherit a mix of his parents’ appearances and personality traits. They are very different in their personalities and looks, so it is truly a lottery as to which genes the Rottsky will inherit. Both his parents are medium-sized dogs that are gentle and affectionate with their immediate families. They love to be part of the family and are playful, affectionate dogs.

There are some differences between them. no personality traits can be guaranteed . With his natural guarding instincts, the Rottweiler makes a better guard dog than any Husky. He wants to be everyone’s best friend. This is a good breed for some families but not all. As such, you can expect the Rottsky will inherit one or both of these extremes. It is important that you meet your Rottsky puppy before you give any money to breeders. This will ensure you are certain that he is exactly what you expect.

Let’s now take a closer look at the details and see if the Rottsky is the right dog for you.

Size & Appearance

A full grown male and female Rottsky will measure between 21 and 26 inches from paw to shoulder, and will weigh between 55 and 95 pounds. Like most hybrid breeds, the Rottsky will look more like one parent with a few traits from the other. It is not common for hybrid dogs to have a similar appearance to their parents.

They will often have the head of a Rottweiler and the eyes of a Husky. The ears of both his parents are large, with the triangles either erect or dropping down. So the Rottsky can have one of these. The wild look that his Husky parents inherited to the Rottsky is his overall appearance.

Coat & Colors

Although both his parents have a double-coated coat, their outer coats are very different. The Rottsky usually has a fluffy, textured outer coat that is similar to his Husky parent but shorter and more smoother than his Rottweiler parent. He often takes the black or tan , colors with his distinctive eyebrow markings. His coat can take gray, red and brown colors, as well as cream, white, and sable colors.

Exercise Requirements and Living Conditions

The Rottweiler is a medium energy dog who will need around 60 minutes of exercise a day, compared the Husky who is an intensely energetic dog who will require at least 90 minutes a day. Although the Rottweiler may pass on the Rottsky’s energy, it is possible that he will be able to mimic the Husky’s energy levels. Most Husky mix will follow their Husky parents’ example because of the Husky’s high energy levels. To be safe, the Rottsky should get an hour and a quarter of exercise each day .

Whilst the Rottweiler needs much less exercise than the Husky, they are both equally as destructive as one another if they are not given the exercise that they need. The Rottsky will be just as destructive, if perhaps even worse, than the Husky. He will not only have lots of energy but will also be very destructive and will make any room look bad in no time. If you are not planning on redecorating your home every month, you should avoid getting a Rottsky.

Because his parents are both very intelligent and energetic dogs, the Rottsky will need mental stimulation throughout the day. This will keep him busy and prevent boredom from causing any behavioral problems. You and your dog will have a lot of fun playing interactive games like fetch or tug-of-war in the garden.

Also, he is a medium-large dog , and will require plenty of space. He will not be happy living in an apartment. A backyard is essential for the Rottsky, as he will require fresh air to avoid cabin fever and to stretch his legs between intense exercise sessions.

Training

The Rottsky is an intelligent dog who can learn tricks quickly. However, if he’s having a stubborn day he will be quick to forget the tricks if he doesn’t feel up for it. Because of the Rottsky’s independence and stubbornness, it is important to start obedience training from a very early age to establish the ground rules, and so that he knows who the pack leader is. This is especially important if the Rottsky inherits the temperament of his Rottweiler parents.

Additionally, and for this very reason, it is also imperative to socialize the Rottsky at a very early age, simply because of his potentially heightened guarding tendencies. Socialization refers to teaching the puppy how to adapt to different environments. They should be exposed to people outside the family, as well as other animals of all sizes and shapes. Although the Husky can be friendly with other dogs and is very social, the Rottweiler should not be. It is best to socialize your Rottweiler as soon as possible.

Any type of training should be positive and not negatively , because a Rottsky’s size, power and aggression can cause him to react negatively or aggressively.

Health

The Rottsky is a generally healthy dog whose lifespan will be around 8 to 14 years. The Rottsky is a hybrid dog that has only a few generations of generalized information and a small gene pool. This explains the large age gap. Although the Husky is healthier than the Rottweiler, prospective Rottsky owners should be aware of both parents’ health to be prepared for any eventuality.

The Rottweiler may be affected by Hip or Elbow Dysplasia , which refers to the abnormal formation of these joints. Rottweilers are also frequently known to suffer from Dilate Cardiomyopathy, which is where the puppy is born with thinner heart walls which means that the heart does not function as it should, and can result in heart failure. Rottweilers can also suffer from Subvalvular aortic Stenosis , which is a condition where the blood flow is halted at the heart valve.

The Hip Dysplasia of the Siberian Husky has been reported. They are both similarly disposed to bloat, which is a serious life-threatening condition that is characterized by their stomach twisting after a period of intense exercise.

Ultimately, no breeding standards for the Rottsky are not available at the moment. It is a good idea to investigate each parent’s health and be aware of any symptoms you should watch out for. A majority of reputable breeders will provide a health certificate indicating the Rottsky’s hip score and a referral to an ophthalmologist or cardiac specialist.

Nutrition

The Rottsky will eat 2 1/2 to 3 cups of food per day. This will depend on their size and energy level. High-quality kibble is the best and most effective way to keep your dog healthy.

Grooming

His parents both have a double-coated to protect them from the harsh winter climates in Siberia and Germany. The Rottsky will be a moderate loser all year. He will require a thorough brushing twice a week with a quick one between. To keep his coat in good shape, he will shed a lot during the shedding season.

To keep him clean and fresh, he will need bathing every two months . To prevent infections, he should also be groomed as any other dog. This includes nail clipping and ear cleaning.

Puppies

The Rottsky breed is relatively new and there are few breeders. This is a major factor in pricing pups. The price of a Rottsky will start from, on average, $600 and can reach into the thousands of dollars. Be wary of anyone selling a puppy for less than this amount. They are likely to be an unscrupulous breeder that is only interested in making a quick sale and not caring about the puppy’s welfare.

Other factors, such as the appearance, will also affect their price. The Siberian Husky’s wild look with Rottweiler colorings is the most popular look for the Rottsky. The Rottsky with the Husky’s bright eyes or other colors will cost more than the litter mates.

As Family Pets

  • The Rottsky is a very cheerful pup who brings joy to everyone in the immediate family.
  • He will shower everyone with love, affection and cuddles.
  • Whilst being sociable with his immediate family, he may or may not extend this to outsiders.
  • If you are not seeking a guard dog, then the Rottsky will need very early socialization.
  • He needs training from a firm master who can teach him to accept and be friendly to everyone.
  • The Rottsky is suited to a family with older children due to his sheer size, high energy and strength.
  • He may or may not get on with other dogs.
  • This is dependent on which parent he takes after.
  • This can normally be overcome with early socialization training.
  • The Rottsky should be placed with an active family in a larger home.
  • He needs at least 90 minutes of intense exercise a day, to ensure that he is happy and healthy.
  • He is a moderate shedder, and as such he is not considered to be a hypoallergenic dog.

If you’ve completed the above steps and are still certain that the Rottsky puppy is right for you, the next step is to find reputable breeders.

Finding A Rottsky Breeder

Talking to Rottweiler or Siberian Husky breeders is a great way to begin your search for a Rottsky breeding company. They may be able to refer you to someone who does. This is a great advantage because reputable breeders will only refer to other reputable breeders. Do your own research and seek out reviews and comments about their breeding practices.

Rescue & Shelters

Because the Rottsky is still a young pup, it is unlikely that they will be found in rescue shelters. If they do, they are likely to be taken up very quickly. Talking to breed-specific rescue shelters parents can increase your chances of finding one Rottsky.

The Rottweiler Rescue Foundation list dedicated rescue centers state by state, as does the Siberian Husky Club of America.

Final Thoughts

The Rottsky is a striking dog that combines the powerful appearance of the Rottweiler with the wild looks and nature of the Siberian Husky. You should look into other breeds if this is something you are willing to do from the beginning. If he can get this, your relationship will be very rewarding.

The genes he inherits cannot be predicted. In the Rottsky’s instance, this means that he may be very social with people like his Husky parents or suspicious of strangers. While obedience training and early socialization can help reduce his guarding tendencies you should be ready for the Rottsky inherit one or both of these traits.

Overall the Rottsky is an attractive hybrid dog breed. He is both beautiful inside and out.

Becky Roberts

Becky Roberts

One of Becky's favourite things to do every morning is to browse the top pet-related forums, looking for issues and questions that people have. She then shortlists the most common ones, and turns them into blog posts for Fuzzy Rescue. She's had over 4 cats and 2 dogs over the past decade, so she does know a thing or 2 about raising/training, and more importantly, loving them. She's the only one on our team that doesn't like coffee, but it seems to us she really doesn't need more energy :). We're very fortunate to have her on board as she does most of the heavy listing for the site, outputting an insane amount of content each month. Read More

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