Because of the advances in the field of science it is possible to mix different breeds of dog in order to develop a new breed. Sometimes the new breed displays better temperaments than the preceding generations did. In many instances it is the good parts of the dogs’ temperaments that are focused on thereby enabling one to almost breed out the negative traits that are not very desirable. This can be said for the German Shepherd and Rottweiler mix.
Busting the Myths
Many dog lovers feel that combining two breeds together can be a bad idea. They are especially convinced that mixing these two breeds, known for their strong guard dog instincts is likely to result in a dog that is difficult to control and destructive. However this is not the case.
Classified among the top ten most intelligent breeds of dogs the German Shepherd and the Rottweiler are known for the ease with which they can be trained. Both obedience and aggression training is easy to accomplish with these two breeds. Concluding that these two breeds will produce destructive and aggressive offspring when mixed is erroneous and has no basis in fact.
Both breeds are beautiful so the other belief, that the mixing of these two breeds would result in deformed puppies, is also misguided. Obviously the resulting puppies will differ in the physical features to the way the parents look but they can under no circumstances be labeled as deformed in any regard.
Take Note of These Things
Unfortunately the Rottweiler and German Shepherd mix are not allowed to compete in dog shows like the Westminster. The reason for this is because they do not meet the standards of either of the parent dogs. For one thing, the coat may be too long, the head too big and the color not right. Dog shows have specific standards and the resulting breed will not be recognized.
Of course these are all external traits. It is important to remember that when you choose to adopt a mixed breed of dog you will get both benefits and limitations associated with the parent breeds. Because of this it is advisable that you consider the general temperaments that each of the breeds involved are known for. Once you know this information you will have a pretty good idea of what to expect in a mixed breed puppy.
Most people involved in the creation of the German Shepherd Rottweiler mix claim that the latter breed’s personality tends to be the dominant one. Rottweilers are known for being affectionate, loyal and protective of those people it knows although they are more aloof when it comes to strangers. Assuming that proper training has been provided they will not attack unless provoked or commanded to.
Whenever untrained dogs attack the breed gets the reputation of being aggressive and destructive. Claiming that the German Shepherd Rottweiler mix has these characteristics is unfounded. As always, if the proper training has been provided by responsible owners this mix is definitely among the finest breeds when it comes to being part of the family.