The Long Haired Rottweiler

Is There Really a Long Haired Rottweiler

Are you wondering about the long haired Rottweiler? Maybe you have just seen one and would like to know whether he or she was a cross breed? Or perhaps you would like to bring a Rottweiler into your home and think that a long haired lovely is the one for you?

Well read on and learn, for we have plenty of information on the Rottweiler and right here we are going to share the secrets of the Rotty with long hair.

How Do You Get a Long Haired Rottie?

The Long Haired RottieMany people are confused when they see anything but the traditional short haired version of the Rottweiler. They think that if you see one with long or rough hair that they must not be a pure breed. Well that may be the case in some that you see, but it is not incredibly uncommon for a Rotty to be born with more hair than expected.

When the American Kennel Club (AKC) decided on breed restrictions, they decided that the long haired and rough haired Rottweilers did not meet breed standards. As beautiful as this long haired dog is, they will not place in the show ring because they do not meet AKC standards.

There is actually quite a large demand for  Rottweilers with longer hair, but few breeders are willing to sell them.There are strict guidelines attached to Rottweiler breeding and many professional breeders will not sell unaltered long or rough haired Rottweilers.

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The genetic reason for long hair in the Rottweiler breed is not fool proof. Even if you bred two dogs with long, flowing, locks you would be likely to get only one or two long haired puppies in the litter. Currently, due to kennel club standards being adhered to, many long haired Rottweiler puppies will be euthanized. You may be surprised to learn of a rough coated Rotty This rough haired gene is also scorned in the show ring by the AKC.

Concerns About Long Haired Rottweilers

Long Haired Rottweiler

I was actually asked recently whether the long haired Rottweiler carried health problems.

After endless hours of research, I discovered that the long haired Rotty does not seem to have any health issues to speak of. They are a very healthy breed of dog, much like the regular shorter, smoother haired version you normally see.

There does not appear to be any specific diseases or genetic problems that come along with having long hair. So you don’t need to worry about any extra health issues if you are planning on including a long haired Rottweiler into your family.

Because there have been many cases of The Rottweiler being bred for the wrong reasons, within the Rottweiler community, breeding is usually strictly about ethics. Any long haired Rottweiler puppies that come out of a litter will all be altered and placed as “pet quality” and sold as personal companions.This is far better than the aforementioned euthanisia.

With the breed knowledge that we have so far it seems that there are absolutely no signs of temperament change due to the long haired gene. These dogs are just as sweet and gentle as their siblings. This is why they make such great family dogs.

Should You Invest in a Long Haired Rott?

Fuzzy Adorable Rottweiler

I would definitely recommend this dog to you. If you are a fan of long haired dogs, you love Rottweilers, the long haired Rottweiler will be the perfect addition to your family.

There are 4 Comments

  1. Don says:

    We have a long haired rottie named Ruby, AKA Miss bossy Butt, she is the sweetest dog around the grandkids and is more tolerant of a toddlers escapades than our “standard” male, Knucklehead. She’ll lay there and let the babies crawl on her and cuddle, and even allows herself to be used as a pillow during cartoon time. Any time the smaller children want to cuddle or lay on Knucklehead, he’ll get up and move to another area of the house to find peace and quiet, he’s not aggressive at all, he just gets up and moves.
    She is a rescue, and from the info and background that we were able to get, was used as a puppy mill, before being abandoned when the owners lost their house. She had a bad infestation of heartworm and weighed in at 75 lbs when we got her. They guesstimated her age at about 3-4 years, but after getting her checked at our vet, her more realistic age was put at 5-7 years. She has pretty much recovered from the heartworm, but the damage to her heart was pretty severe and she tires quite easily on walks of about two miles, so we take frequent breaks and let her lay in the puddles, streams, or whatever water we happen to come across on our jaunts into the state parks around us. We walk with our pack (3 dogs – 2 rotties, 1 rescue mutt) at least 3 times a week , and it never fails for someone to ask what kind of mixed breed she is. After a year of people insisting she’s a mixed breed, I always tell those who ask that she’s a Siberian Rottweiler and not very common here in the states, people seem to accept this and don’t even question it. She definitely has a personality all her own, hops around and plays like you see a bear doing, swinging her head back and forth while making little gruffing noises. She does play a little rough with the other dogs (I don’t think it’s intentional, she just never learned to play nice), so they tend to avoid her when she gets into “bear” mode.
    TLDR: Long haired Ruby, sweetest dog we’ve ever had, even though we need to groom her with the clippers once in a while.

  2. Andrew says:

    wow Don, great story! Thanks for stopping by and sharing.

  3. Bill says:

    i have a long haired rotty named Neptune. He is huge and amazingly kind dog. He does capture every ones eye he is so unusual looking.

    he was recently at comicon as capt jack sparrow and capt America. you can find his pics on day 1 and day 3 of the post http://www.facebook.com/biowarebase

    I hope breeders start producing these dogs every loves them.

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