About the Rotterman
The Rotterman is a hybrid dog that is made up of a combination of two different purebreeds. It's a cross between the Doberman Pinscher and the Rottweiler. We've found the best method for understanding the characteristics of the Rotterman is to read both of its ancestors descriptions taking note of their temperaments, size and general look.
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Some tend to have the long legs and lean body of a Doberman Pinscher and others favor the bodies of the Rottweiler. Most tend to have Doberman faces and very heavy chest.
This breed gets a long well with children and cats if properly socialized from birth. They are very smart and easy to train. They occasionally bark when playing. They may also bark protectively when a guest is at the door. They are an extremely family oriented dog, always alert and protective. They are also known to be loyal and intelligent. They are not as nervous as a Doberman, but do require a lot of human affection and attention. They need daily exercise to prevent anxiety and destructive behavior. Toys will help with chewing.
This breed is generally healthy, but may be prone to cancer as they get older.
This breed is a light shedder. May require a bath every few weeks.
This breed is a heavy shedder and requires frequent brushing.
This breed needs plenty of space and daily runs. A daily trip to the dog park should burn excess energy. Proper training is a must. Start leash training from puppy-hood in order to get the dog under voice command when it's older. This breed requires a firm but gentle pack-leader. Exercise is a must to prevent unwanted behavior.
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- Rotterman Ear Cropping Question
Hello all. My mother recently purchased an 11 week old male Rotterman puppy from a breeder in northern Georgia. She has recently, 7/31/11, gotten his ears cropped. I was wondering if anyone else had done this to their Rotterman?...Asked by Anonymous - Array answers
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