Rottweilers and Chihuahuas don’t seem to have too much in common, do they? How would then their crossbreed end up looking, and even more importantly — behaving. The Rottweiler Chihuahua Mix is a pretty new and unexplored crossbreed that has a lot to offer. The big personality of a Chihuahua with the loyalty of the Rottweiler. If you want to learn more about the Rotuahua, keep on reading!
Just like with any other crossbreed, you never really know what you are getting with the Rottweiler Chihuahua Mix. He could lean more on either one of his parent breeds. So to learn more about their crossbreed, we have to take a closer look on each of these crossbreeds.
Rottweilers are pretty large dogs with proportionally large heads. They have almond-shaped, dark brown eyes. Their ears are triangular and set high, while the nose is broad and black.
Their tail is docked usually and their coat is dense and straight. Possible coat colors are black and mahogany, black and rust, black and tan, blue, red, and all black.
Their height on average is between 24 and 27 inches. And they weigh somewhere between 90 to 130 pounds. The measures will depend on whether your dog is male or female.
Contrary to Rottweilers, Chihuahuas are absolutely tiny. They stand at 5 to 8 inches tall and weigh around 6 pounds.
They have a pointy nose and triangular, erect ears. Chihuahua can have two types of coats: long and smooth.
The long-coated chihuahuas have a slightly curly, long coat with a bit of hair on the ears and feathering on their feet and tail.
On the other hand, smooth-coated Chihuahuas have smooth, short, and shiny hair, with furry tails and hair on the head and neck.
Rottweiler Chihuahua Mix Appearance
Now this is a hard one! Due to the fact that Rottweilers and Chihuahuas are basically total opposites, there are a lot of variations of their crossbreed. It vary from litter to litter and you can never be 100% sure what it is that you are getting.
Most commonly it will be a smaller dog, looking more like a Chihuahua than a Rottweiler.
American Rottweilers are intelligent and very easy to train. They love to please you and will do anything to make you happy. But, they are a bit stubborn too.
These dogs need time to trust someone. They need to see if someone is a threat or not. They are calm, easy going and very loyal. As intimidating as they seem, most Rottweilers are actually complete sweethearts.
Typical, the Chihuahua is bold, alert, and very chatty. These traits make Chihuahuas great watchdogs. On the other hand, Chihuahuas are sensitive and they enjoy companions and affection. As tiny as these dogs are — know that they have the biggest personalities!
Most Chihuahuas are actually pretty loyal too. You will often see Chihuahua bonding with one person. They will find that one family member that will become their favorite and try to spend as much time with them as possible.
Sometimes Chihuahuas can display “small dog syndrome”, when they basically think that they are much bigger and more dangerous than they actually are.
Rottweiler Chihuahua Mix Personality
The crossbreed between the Chihuahua and Rottweiler could have any of their parent’s personality traits. While Chihuahuas do have a louder personality, both of these dogs are affectionate and family oriented. So either way you are getting a dog that loves to spend time with you and is incredibly loving.
Chihuahuas are generally one of the healthiest dog breeds. However, even these small, sturdy dogs are prone to certain health issues.
The most common ones are:
- Patellar Luxation
- Heart Murmur
- Collapsed Trachea
Rottweilers are generally healthy, but like all breeds, they’re prone to certain health conditions.
The most common health conditions that Rottweilers can suffer from are:
- Hip Dysplasia
- Elbow Dyplasia
- Osteosarcoma: Bloat or Torsion
Rottweiler Chihuahua Mix Health
The health conditions that these dog breeds may suffer from are pretty different. So there is a lot that your mix dog may be prone too. However, the good news is: Generally speaking, crossbreeds are healthier than their pedigree parents. Therefore, most of them will live a long and healthy life.