The Goldenweiler is a newer hybrid or “designer” dog that is a mix of two truly legendary dog breeds.
The Goldenweiler is also one of the most interesting of the new hybrid dogs because of the unique traits that Rottweilers and Golden Retriever mix puppies can inherit from either parent dog!
In this article, we’re going to take a close look at the Golden Rottweiler dog so you can decide if this is the right canine companion!
Purebred Dogs and Designer Dogs – The Controversy and the Science
For most dog owners, a hybrid dog is simply a different type of mixed-breed dog – aka a mutt!
Unfortunately, for purebred dog breeders, a hybrid dog is a dilution of its carefully preserved genetic breed.
This makes hybrid dogs an unpopular new trend for many purebred breeders.
Canine biologists, however, have a different view of hybrid dogs.
Breeding dogs to a certain breed standard has created some health deficiencies that often cannot be corrected with continued thoroughbred breeding.
With the crossing of these purebred lines, the resulting hybrid puppies inherit greater genetic diversity and the possibility of better future health through the theory of “hybrid vitality”.
Origins of the Golden Retriever
The Golden Retriever is the third most popular dog breed in America, according to the American Kennel Club.
Golden Retrievers have an extraordinary mix of traits.
They are great working dogs, descended from a long line of water dogs.
Golden Retrievers are known to be good choices for therapy and service work, as well as for hunting and show dogs.
They are also distinguished by obedience, agility, as well as search and rescue work.
Origins of the Rottweiler
The Rottweiler is the eighth most popular dog in America according to the American Kennel Club.
In stark contrast to the Golden Retriever dog, the Rottweiler is an excellent watchdog or guard dog, although this dog has long preserved people and material treasures.
Like the Golden Retriever, the Rottweiler is an excellent therapy dog as well as a service dog.
These dogs excel at search and rescue, K-9 work, military and police work, herding, tracking, and obedience training.
How is the Golden Mix Rottweiler dog doing?
As you already know, the Goldenweiler will most likely inherit some traits from any purebred parent dog, as well as some completely opposite traits!
This unpredictable combination of traits is what makes hybrid dogs so interesting.
However, choosing Goldenweiler puppies can also be difficult if you are hoping for certain traits in your new puppy.
Goldenweiler is especially suited to working with hunting, service and therapeutic dogs, obedience training, search and rescue, as well as in the show ring.
It is unknown if your puppy will become an excellent watchdog.
Size, height, and weight of a Goldenweiler
The adult golden retriever can vary in height, height, and weight depending on gender.
A male golden retriever can weigh 65 to 75 pounds and stand 23 to 24 inches tall.
A female golden retriever typically weighs between 55 and 65 pounds and stands between 21.5 and 22.5 inches.
Like the Golden Retriever, the Rottweiler exhibits differences in size and height by gender as an adult.
But this is also a very large breed of dog!
An adult male Rottie weighs between 95 and 135 pounds and is 24 to 27 inches tall. A female Rottweiler can weigh 80 to 100 pounds and stand 22 to 25 inches.
Since there are so many different heights and weights for Golden Retriever Rottweilers, if you are trying to predict the weight and height of your Goldenweiler puppy as an adult, it is best to learn as much as you can about height, height, and weight every parent dog.
Care and Maintenance
Here’s another area where the two parenting purebred dogs have an interesting variety.
The famous golden coat of the Golden Retriever is long, wavy, and flowing, but thick and water-repellent.
Golden’s Coat consists of two layers: the top is waterproof and the bottom is a thick and short insulating layer.
Both layers will descend continuously throughout the year and will “blow” twice a year as the seasons change.
The coat of a Rottweiler of medium length is thick and dense, but straight.
With this mix of coat types, you can count on brushing your Goldenweiler dog at least once or twice a week for most of the year and possibly more often during the two-year stables.
Goldenweiler is likely to inherit the high energy levels and drive for exercise and activity that both parents display.
So you can expect this dog to need a lot of interaction, enrichment, and activity to keep it happy and healthy!
As we discussed earlier, purebred dogs can have health problems because they were bred to meet the breed standard based on appearance.
This makes health testing a top priority for parent dogs!
You just need to work with a breeder who can provide proof that the parent dogs have passed all the necessary and recommended genetic health tests before the puppies are bred.
CHIC (Dog Health Information Center) currently recommends screening purebred Golden Retriever dogs for hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, eye problems, and heart problems.
Purebred Rottweiler dogs should also be screened for hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, eye problems, and heart problems.
You should also be aware that both purebred dog breeds have a higher risk of cancer and both dogs have a life expectancy below the average for their size group.
The life expectancy of a golden retriever is 10 to 12 years. The life span of Rottweilers is from 9 to 10 years.
To learn more about golden retriever cancer and current research, visit the Golden Retriever Lifetime Research website.
For more information on cancer and Rottweiler research, contact the Rottweiler Health Foundation.
Is the Goldenweiler a good family dog?
There is no doubt that the Goldenweiler is great – both parent dogs are America’s most popular dog favorites.
However, since your Goldenweiler is likely to be a large and strong dog, it can inherit strong guardianship tendencies.
This is probably not the ideal dog if you have small children or other vulnerable pets.
How to Choose a Puppy
Goldenweiler puppies can inherit many traits from a purebred parent dog.
In particular, for first-generation Goldenweiler puppies (1), it is impossible to accurately know the coat type, temperament, personality, and general traits of each individual puppy.
The best approach here is to get to know each parent dog so you can understand their personality, temperament, and traits.
Then choose a Golden Rott puppy that is active, awake, and ready to play, interact, and play with you and your littermates.
Also, make sure you work with a breeder who is willing to give you an initial health guarantee and return the rules in case your puppy breaks down for any reason.
Should you get a Goldenweiler?
It’s such a personal question – there is no right or wrong answer, just an answer that works for your situation! For the right owner, the Goldenweiler can be a great companion for an active lifestyle!