July 4, 2008

I am looking to get a rottweiler/great dane mix, do they have the same health problems great danes do?

I am looking for a dog to be outside with my puggle during the day and in my bed at night. I know great danes can't be outside alot and don't live very long. They have alot of health issues. Is this transfered in the mix breeds as well? Please let me know any info you have for me or if you have a mix like this.

Danes can have a lot of health problems, yes. Each specific dog can have their own health problems, even ones not specific to the breed.
It all depends on the parents as to whether the pup/dog will have health issues. This is genetic and nothing we do can change this.
Extrinsic factors can influence your dog as well. Here we have some control. Feeding a good quality diet made specifically for large breed dogs will help the dog grow at a good rate. Vitamin supplements and bad diets can greatly increase the chances of bone deformities/problems, one of the biggest being hip dysplasia.
Do your research on these two breeds, if you haven't already. They are both wonderful but each has its own set of health problems. You dog may be completely healthy its whole life.
You can increase these chances by a quality diet and regular vet care.
Good luck with your new family member.

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May 14, 2008

Shanna @ 8:22 am

It can go either way with mixes, they may be healthier or they may inherit genetic diseases from both breeds and have an even higher chance of health problems.
You never know so you need to be prepared for a mixed breed to have traits from either parent. They may take more after one breed or be a mixture of both.
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Love is an American Bulldog @ 8:22 am

Puggle= 2 drinks
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walking lady @ 8:23 am

The dog can have the health problems of both breeds, not just one. And given that it'll be a cross, you know it's not from a reputable breeder who does health checks of all their breeding stock before even thinking about breeding them.
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INDI @ 8:23 am

Isnt that what men are for?
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BB @ 8:33 am

Danes can have a lot of health problems, yes. Each specific dog can have their own health problems, even ones not specific to the breed.
It all depends on the parents as to whether the pup/dog will have health issues. This is genetic and nothing we do can change this.
Extrinsic factors can influence your dog as well. Here we have some control. Feeding a good quality diet made specifically for large breed dogs will help the dog grow at a good rate. Vitamin supplements and bad diets can greatly increase the chances of bone deformities/problems, one of the biggest being hip dysplasia.
Do your research on these two breeds, if you haven't already. They are both wonderful but each has its own set of health problems. You dog may be completely healthy its whole life.
You can increase these chances by a quality diet and regular vet care.
Good luck with your new family member.
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vet tech 12 yrs.

January 15, 2009

Lee-Ann @ 12:09 pm

I have a great dane rotty cross and he is the most amazing animal. More great dane in appearance, he is huge and very gentle. The only health problem so far is persistent weepy eyes, but i am trying a variety of eye drops on him to try sort it out. Conan lives outside and he is perfectly happy, I have just made him a nice warm sleeping area undercover. Send me our email address and I will send you a photo! laulsebrook@yahoo.com

May 2, 2009

casandra @ 6:57 pm

I have the MOST wonderful, Great Dane and Rott mix, he is the VERY of the sang "Gentle Giant", he is Very loyal and is GREAT with my children, the only problems that I have came across with Zeus, is the weepy eyes, and I can tell that his hips hurt every now and then.
good luck and take care, It will be the BEST choice in your new family member!!

May 19, 2009

Aubrie Demars @ 11:13 pm

I think that my border collie cross rottweiler (female) may have bred with a pure bred great dane. I know that they had intercourse and she was ovulating at the time. What do you think my puppies will be like? Healthy? Ugly? I am worried. Please let me know what you think.

July 27, 2009

LAITH ARABO @ 1:51 pm

I AM LOOKING FOR A BREEDER THAT HAS THE DANE/ROTTWEILER CROSS

ANY SUGGESTIONS????

September 29, 2009

Suren @ 5:37 am

Hi Laith,
How are you? I am not a breeder but I have 6 Dane/Rottweiler pups. Ther are 2 wks old already dewormed but haven't got their shots as yet.
If you know anyone who is interested in having them, please let me know.

Thank you,

Suren.

October 2, 2009

Ernest Barse Jr @ 5:55 am

I have been looking for this breed for quite awhile, I used to own one and just fell in love with this mix so anybody please point me in the right direction…Please respond suren

Ernest Barse jr @ 6:35 am

Suren you can email me at barsejr@hotmail.com , if you can send some pics or describe please…thanks

November 28, 2009

animalspiritcommunication @ 11:46 pm

Hi - We owned a great dane/rotty mix for the most wonderful 14 years. He sire was a big blond dane and his mom belonged to my sister. He was a light brown/tan color and was such a great companion, he passed away at 14 and I miss him terribly. If I got the chance I would probably get another one. He lived inside since he was about 5 as the cold bothered him. He was very loyal, loved kids, walks and spaghetti! He had a little cervical spondalopathy which he took mild does of pregazone his whole life. We tried everthing natural including massage and acupuncture which helped but could not keep the pain away by itself. We worked our lives around him: bought a SUV so he could go for rides, had houses with good flooring for him, special beds,stairs for the car etc. he even rode in our plane after we took the seats out for him. He was one of those dogs that may come along only once in a lifetime, we could read each others minds, I miss him terribly. Check out his pic on my site http://www.animalspiritcommunication.com Sue

Hi - I forgot to mention that Beau (above) did not slobber or drool at all, ever, his eyes also never weeped. Sue

March 26, 2010

mike @ 4:48 am

hey i really want that mix as well could u give me a email at johnbrown255@yahoo.com

April 10, 2010

marie @ 3:06 am

i have a great dane mixed with rotweiller, its a girl,1and a half years just gave birth 4 weeks ago and need to give her away to a good home. she is a great watchdog, needs big yardshes very entergetic.brown with dark nose.

June 3, 2010

Dixie @ 5:47 am

Do you have any more Grate dane rott mix. We have one and it is the best dog ever…….She is getting old and we are looking for another but finding it hard.

June 17, 2010

Gregg @ 1:08 am

I just got a Harlequin Great Dane ? Rottweiller mix puppy. What a beautiful animal. We named him Rafa , after the tennis player Nadal. He is only 6 weeks old, but after 4 days in our house, he is acting like he was born there. We also have a Shepard /Wolf mix, female, and a Rotty/ Chow male. They all get along great. ( so Far ) Wait til Rafa grows into those huge paws. If you live close to Tucson, the breeder has 5 more of this liter. email me at glwcapone@aol.com

July 25, 2010

Jon @ 9:26 am

Hi everybody… I have nine "daneweillers" puppies born on July 22 2010! … if you have had this breed please send me photos! jonarguello@hotmail.com

July 28, 2010

mike @ 4:55 am

would love to know if any are still available my beautiful female died on sunday i'm heartbroken but she was 12 and i guess it was her time… its the only breed of dog i'll ever get ……. please get back to me

mike @ 7:49 pm

would love a puppy doobiedoux@yahoo.com

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