Facts & Origin
What is a Springer Rottie?
The Springer Rottie, also known as the English Springer Spaniel and Rottweiler mix, is a hybrid dog breed created by crossing an English Springer Spaniel and a Rottweiler. This unusual mix combines the energy and liveliness of the Spaniel with the strength and alertness of the Rottweiler, resulting in a unique four-legged dog.
Origin and history
The exact origin of the Springer Rottie is unknown, as it is a relatively recent mixed breed. The English Springer Spaniel, whose roots go back to the 17th century in England, is known for its hunting and retrieving skills. The Rottweiler, originally from Germany, was once used to herd livestock and pull carts and is now often found in police and guard duty.
|Origin||UK - Germany|
|Life expectancy||8 - 14 years|
|Care requirements||high-maintenance - low-maintenance|
|Activity level||average to high - average|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Character and temperament
In general, Springer Rotties inherit the balanced traits of their parent breeds. They tend to be intelligent, loyal and affectionate and often prove to be great family dogs. Typically, they also have a protective side, which makes them good watchdogs. Their enthusiastic and active personalities mean they need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation.
The Springer Rottie is an energetic, energetic and loyal dog that is suitable for active individuals as well as families. Thanks to the Rottweiler's alertness and the Spaniel's hunting instinct, he is excellent as a guard and working dog. At the same time, the Spaniel's friendly and playful nature brings with it a wonderful family suitability.
However, it is important to note that this mixed breed requires plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. In addition, consistent and loving training from the beginning is essential to get the most out of this mixed breed and to fully realize its potential as a loyal and reliable companion.
Health and care of the Springer Rotti
In general, the Springer Rottie inherits the health characteristics of both parent breeds. Tendency to hip dysplasia, eye problems as well as skin diseases can occur in this mixed breed. Therefore, regular health checks, a balanced diet and adequate exercise are essential.
Regular grooming isalso important for the Springer Rottie. They could inherit either the short, thick coat of the Rottweiler or the smooth, water-repellent coat of the Spaniel. In either case, the coat requires regular brushing to keep it healthy and shiny.
Bathe him only when necessary to protect the natural oils in his coat. Also, pay attention to his ears, as the Springer Spaniel is prone to ear infections.
Breeding the Springer Rottie
Breeding this mixed breed requires expertise and knowledge. Breeders should ensure that the parents are healthy and have good temperaments. It is also important to start socialization and training at an early age to ensure that the Springer Rottie is well adapted to various life situations.
What does this mongrel look like?
Its appearance can vary from dog to dog, but generally it has a massive head of the Rottweiler and the amiable appearance of the Springer Spaniel.
The coat is typically short to medium length, smooth and dense. Colors can vary, but a mix of black and brown, like the Rottweiler, or multi-colored like the Springer Spaniel, is most common.
Hip dysplasia (HD)
Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.
Elbow dysplasia (ED)
Elbow joint dysplasia is a chronic disease complex of the elbow joint of fast growing dog breeds.
Can occur frequently in dogs and can sometimes be treated with medication.
In some breeds, joint damage can occur later in life, affecting the musculoskeletal system.
Springer Rottie has the typical characteristics of both breeds, i.e. he is very loyal and brave, but also sensitive and friendly. He is a loyal family dog who protects his human and his environment.
The coat type varies depending on the combination of the parents. But as a rule, he has a short to medium coat.
Particular attention should be paid to hereditary diseases of the parent breeds. Therefore, it is important to contact a responsible breeder.
This mongrel has an average life expectancy of 10 to 14 years.