Hair: Because Rottles come with the Toy Poodle genes, they can sometimes be hypoallergenic. However, they still need to be groomed because of the thick and curly coat. Your dog will need a thorough brushing almost every day, with a pin brush and a comb. Moreover, you should also bathe your pooch once every few weeks.
Always use a mild shampoo that has been recommended by your vet, which will help in not irritating your dog’s skin. You can also take your dog to professional groomers if there’s a need as well.
Nails: Apart from that, trim your dog's nails when necessary and ensure that you don't cut them too closely; otherwise, it may lead to bleeding.
Ears: Furthermore, clean your dog's ears once per month to get rid of any debris or ear-wax. It'll also help in limiting the growth of mold.
Eyes: Inspect your dog's eyes every day and look for any redness or fluid discharge. Also, clean any tear stains.
Teeth: Besides, you also need to brush your pooch's teeth a few times per week as well.
Recommended Daily Amount: It's recommended that you feed your dog with at least 3.5 cups of high-quality dry dog food daily.
What Food To Choose: When it comes to choosing the correct dog food, always go head with a brand that manufactures quality products. The dry dog food you'll be buying should have full of balanced nutrients, i.e., proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.
How To Keep Good Shape: It should be noted that Rottles tend to put on weight when overfed, which means that you always stick to a regular diet for your dog. Don't leave food out in the open and limit the overall number of treats as well. Your dog's diet will change over time, even into his/her senior years as well. Therefore, it's better to always ask for recommendations from your vet so that you can tailor the diet according to your dog's needs.
How Many Times To Feed Your Dog: It’s suggested that you divide the overall daily dog food amount into two equal parts and feed him/her two times a day.
The following are some of the health conditions that the Rottle dog breed tends to suffer from:
Condition: Generally encountered in young to middle-aged female Rottle dogs where the pooch suffers from lack of steroid hormones in the body. This situation is also known as hypoadrenocorticism. It happens when the body's autoimmune system damages the adrenal glands. Such a situation can lead to gastroenteritis, which leads to diarrhea and vomiting with blood in it.
Treatment: The dog will require appropriate care and medication to solve the issue.
Condition: The dog suffers from aggression disorders and thereby leads to abrupt biting or scratching.
Treatment: The situation can easily be solved with the help of behavioral training and positive socialization training.
Condition: Since Rottles inherit the genes of Rottweilers, they also inherit the syndrome of diabetes mellitus. This is insulin-dependent diabetes, where the overall glucose levels in the blood are not maintained correctly. As a result, it leads to symptoms such as drowsiness, heart attacks, etc.
Treatment: One of the most common ways to treat this form of diabetes is to opt for insulin injections (twice daily). Moreover, the dog also has to be on medications.
Your Rottle dog is indeed a very intelligent and easy-to-please animal, which means that it will be able to pick up obedience training and commands quickly. Due to the dog's overall size, you have to be very firm and consistent in your approach; otherwise, your dog will not respond to your commands. You have to make your dog feel that you're the 'real boss' around here, and he/she has to follow your commands (not the other way around).
The best way to go about the training sessions is to use a lot of treats and verbal praise towards your dog. Be patient and you'll get the best results using such a procedure.
Rottles require a moderate amount of exercise daily, and therefore it's suggested to take your dog for a walk each day - at least for an hour. They are indeed quite energetic and can perform all kinds of activities such as cart-pulling and swimming. You should ensure that they're always controlled, especially when coming in contact with other dogs or pets. This is because they tend to fight.
These dogs are built heavily and will easily enjoy agility-oriented sessions. It will help in not only physical but also mental stimulation.