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.

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