The pug and rottweiler mix is an exceptional dog. Why do you ask? In this article, I will explain why I say that. Both original breeds have many characteristics that people love. Together they make one incredible dog. Loyal and fierce. Playful and energetic are their trademarks.
Pug Rottweiler Mix Puppies
So what makes the Rottweiler Pug mix so special? It would seem to be such an odd mix with this large, fierce watchdog and this small playful Pug. For instance, it is not possible for the two to breed naturally, so artificial insemination is used to produce the puppies.
It is an occasional event when the two breed naturally. Usually, it is the Rottweiler female that is inseminated with the sperm from the male Pug. This is done medically through In-vitro fertilization. For the most part, this is a very successful process with the Pug Rottweiler mix.
However, it is not easy to find breeders who are doing this. This hybrid is difficult and expensive to produce. However, if you do find a breeder you will also find that the Rottweiler Pug is very expensive. The type of breeding we just discussed is what makes the Pug Rottweiler mix puppies so difficult to find from a breeder.
These Pug Rottweiler mix puppies are likely to be in rescues and shelters because they happened by accident and the owners do not know their value. These pups are usually healthier than either parent without Rottie joint problems or the Pug breathing problems.
If you can find a puppy from a breeder that is your best bet. Yet there are still pitfalls with both breeders and shelters. For instance, you really want to avoid a puppy mill dog. Not only is this type of breeding unethical and harmful, but you are also likely to get an unhealthy dog in the long run.
Pug Mixed With Rottweiler
Now you can see a hint of why the Pug and Rottweiler mix is such an amazing dog. First of all, they are great-looking dogs. Half the size of a Rottweiler, with some physical traits of the Pug and the coloring of a Rottie, these are beautiful dogs.
So where did they come from you might ask? Let’s take a quick look at each parent breed.
Most people are surprised to find out that the Rottweiler is the descendent of a herding and hunting dog. We think of them mostly in the area of a guard dog, protection, and perhaps search dogs. But herding dogs? No way. However, the Rottie is a descendant of the Roman Cattle Dog – certainly a herding breed.
For instance, they are descendants from the same lines as the German and Australian Shepherds, both breeds still strong herders. Their origins can be traced back to Wurttemberg. We are not surprised to find they are German dogs, however. When the Romans ruled this land they built camps, then settlements then towns.
These towns were populated with homes that had red roofs. Because of this the towns became known as “das Rote Wil” or “red villa”. From this came the name of the local herding dog – the Rottweiler. Throughout their history, these energetic dogs have served humans well in many capacities.
One would think of the Pug as the clear opposite and never put the two dogs together. The Pug is a small companion animal developed in China as a companion to emperors and royal families. Along with other toy dogs out of China, such as the Pekingese and Lhasa Apso, the Pug was a court favorite. By 551 BC the Pug is showing up in the paintings and drawings of Confucius.
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The Pug is a very active little dog, smart, and easy to train. They are obedient and loyal, much like the Rottweiler. These small dogs are happy to spend their time with larger dogs and other animals. However, instead of being guard dogs like the Rottie, the Pug had its own human guards. Put the Rottweiler Pug mix at the top of your list of dogs to watch out for.
The Rottweiler Pug Mix
Now, are you wondering about the health of the Rottweiler Pug mix? I mentioned earlier that they can be quite a bit healthier than the parent dogs. However, they are not perfect. This dog is expected to live a long life like the Pug.
Larger dogs, such as the Rottweiler do not have as long a life expectancy as the smaller dogs. Yet when you develop a Rottweiler Pug mix you increase the life expectancy of the pups to 12 to 15 years. There are, however, some issues you need to look for in your Pug Rottweiler mix.
As you might know, the smashed-faced Pug suffers from breathing issues and Brachycephalic Syndrome. The Rottweiler suffers from Osteochondritis or arthritis and hip dysplasia. The Pug Rottweiler mix puppies seem to have none of these medical issues.
However, when you do mix these breeds you have a chance of all these things happening. So if buy from a reputable breeder, they should have tested the parents and pups and know if you need to plan for serious medical issues.
For the mixed breed, obesity can be an issue. Make sure you don’t overfeed and make sure your Pug and Rottweiler mix. Separation anxiety is also an issue.
Pug and Rottweiler Mix Is An Exceptional Dog
Remember this is a great family dog with the traits of both the Pug and the Rottweiler. It is a much smaller dog than the Rottweiler but often the coloring and look is very much like a Rottie. With this mix, you get the best of both worlds. You get a very healthy, good-looking dog that is loyal, playful, courageous, and active.
With this designer breed, you’ve got yourself a very unique dog. This is a dog your friends and neighbors will not have. Most will never have heard of a Rottweiler Pug mix. Be the first to share your home with this exceptional dog!
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Hi there! I’m Stuart, a devoted dog lover and family dog expert with over a decade of experience working with our furry companions. My passion for dogs drives me to share my knowledge and expertise, helping families build strong, loving bonds with their four-legged friends. When I’m not writing for SirDoggie, you’ll find me hiking, playing with my beautiful dog, or studying music.