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Some people love purebred dogs but others prefer something exotic, a hybrid between two different breeds that can produce beautiful mix-breed canines.

black chow chow and Rottweiler sitting together

In fact, this where it gets fun when they show their lovely pet dog to their family or friends and let them play the game of guessing what type of breed their dog really is.

The Chow-Rottweiler mix is one of these hybrids.

Chow-Rottweiler mix is a cross between two breeds, the Chow Chow and the Rottweiler.

They are also called Rottie-Chow, Chowweiler, Rotten-Chow, and Chow-Rottie.

Identifying crossbreed or mix-breed dogs takes more than just a mere glance.

This is because they carry a certain set of genes from each of their parents.

Some genes could be dominant while others are recessive.

Then, this genetic make-up shapes their overall temperament and personality.

But with the right information on how to recognize them, it is much easier to raise them and tend to their needs.

The Origin

The Chow Breed

The Chows are sturdy and square dogs, with small erect ears, and well-known for their fluffy coat.

These medium-sized dogs possess several unique traits like a blue-black tongue, facial wrinkles that give them scowling expression, and stilted gaits.

They also have bushy curled tails, which contribute to their bear-like appearance.

The Chows originated in China around 6700 BC and they were used in herding, hunting, security, and many other purposes.

brown chow chow dog walking in the park on a sunny weather

During the Tang Dynasty, they were used to protect the emperor’s palace. After the dynasty ended, they were kept in the monasteries as exotic and noble dogs that only a few could own.

The Chows are not typically social and outgoing.

They have trouble getting along with strangers to the point where they could turn aggressive.

Owners of this breed train them to be more sociable when they are younger so they can adapt well with humans or other dogs.

The Chow can live up to 11 or 12 years which makes them a very good choice for a companion dog.

The Rottweiler Breed

The Rottweilers are medium to large-sized dogs with muscular and strong bodies.

This breed was originally bred to drive cattle to market. They were named after a town called Rottweil in Germany.

Rottweilers possess a short, dense, and shiny coat that comes mostly in tan and black colors.

This breed takes a longer time to mature but once they have fully grown, they can weigh around 135 pounds.

Historically, Rottweilers were drovers, which means that they drove cattle from behind and guarded them.

They controlled the herd by their dominant behavior. Around 1830, to prevent their population from getting smaller, they were bred and trained to be police and military dogs.

Rottweiler dog sitting beside a tree trunk in the woods

The Rottweilers are intelligent, strong, and loyal.

Although they make a great house guardian, they can also be trained to be warm and friendly with humans and other dogs.

Chow-Rottweiler: Physical Characteristics

The Chow-Rottweiler mix is a medium-sized mix-breed dog.

They weigh around 50 to 100 pounds with a height of around 23 to  24 inches, which makes them a bit smaller than Rottweilers.

Their ears are medium-sized with medium-dense long coats that cover their bodies.

But some of this mixed breed can have shorter coats when they have predominantly Rottweiler genes.

They also have full tails that are curlier than Rottweilers, which they inherit from the Chow genes.

Simply put, their physical traits are a combination of the Rottweilers and the Chows. When it comes to color, genetic inheritance plays the most part.

Most dogs of this breed possess the same color as the Rottweiler breed, which is tan and black.

Rottweiler mix breed dog playing ball at the yard

It is advisable to groom at least once a week. But their hair sheds seasonally. So, there’s no need to worry about too much falling hair around the house.

Chow-Rottweiler: Temperament and Personality

Due to their parents that have aggressive personalities, the Chow-Rottweiler mix can turn aggressive as well.

Any dogs that carry Rottweiler genes also share their protectiveness and defensive nature.

An unsocialized Chow-Rottweiler mix might be dangerous, but only to strangers and people they aren’t familiar with.

One thing to remember is that any dog breeds with Rottweiler genes might display herding behaviors like nippiness and pushiness.

So, try not to be too harsh on them but also not too soft.

If they are getting too attached to their own, they could become quite lonely when their owners are not around.

Chow-Rottweiler: Training

The best way to nurture and shape the behavior of Chow-Rottweilers is by training them to be sociable when they are still young.

By exposing to different environments and outdoor activities, their sociability skills will increase.

Plus, taking them to the park or meeting with other people will make them feel less intimidated by human presence.

Basic obedience training should also be implemented when they are still young.

Keeping them grounded with rules and boundaries to make them less rebellious and more likely to comply with your orders.

With the right training, this breed is intelligent, loyal, and courageous.

Chow-Rottweiler: Health and Diet Considerations

Most Chow-Rottweilers are generally healthy. But in some cases, they can inherit diseases from their parents.

This includes elbow dysplasia, hip dysplasia, skin infections, obesity, heart problems, or even bone cancer. Watching their diet is very crucial to prevent any weight problems.

For example, they need at least 800 to 1500 calories per day if they are mildly active. This equals about two to four cups of high-quality dog foods like dog kibbles or any high protein meals.

On days that they are less active, try to reduce their meal portion accordingly. Also, it is important to give them exercise by taking them for long walks, running, or even just playing catch outside.

The Chow-Rottweiler mix can live up to 10 years or more if they have a healthy lifestyle.

Final Thoughts

There are many other mix-breed dogs that contribute to the diversity of mix-breed canines.

Whether it is about their appearance or personalities, it is fascinating to know how unique they can be.

But it is even more exciting to adopt them as a lovely pet.


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