Imagine a Rottweiler. Now imagine them smaller. How adorable are they? Exactly. Those are miniature Rottweilers. A miniature Rottweiler is a fully grown Rottweiler, just smaller in size. They have all the characteristics that a full-sized Rottweiler has, though there can be an argument made that smaller rottweilers are cuter. But, don’t under-estimate their pocket-size- they can still tear you a new one.
Here is everything that you need to know about mini Rottweilers. They need the same love, dedication, and encouragement that a big Rottweiler deserves. Also, considering they are smaller in size, they might have a feistier temper when riled. But that can be controlled with proper training and socialization.
A Healthy Miniature Rottweiler
A healthy miniature Rottie is simply a cross between a Rottweiler and a smaller dog breed. Usually, the dogs used are beagle, pug, poodle, and Chihuahua. They are mostly owned by people who don’t have the capacity to manage a fully-grown Rottweiler. A miniature Rottweiler weighs in at around 15 pounds when born, and 30 pounds when fully grown. At their highest, they stand at over a foot. Some people decide to cross mini Pinschers with Rottweilers which lead to adorable little Rottweilers that have a round face and a fluffy body.
A miniature Rottweiler will usually have the same temperament as a normal Rottweiler, and it is advised to start socializing them when young. An advantage is that due to their small size, they are less excitable and much more silent. Although they are still distrusting of individuals in the beginning, it doesn’t take them long to get attached. Mini Rottweilers can turn out to be amazing guard dogs if you know how to properly train them.
Taking Care Of Your Miniature Rottie
It is very important that you take proper care of your Rottweiler. Make them work out for at least 30 minutes a day. This should be enough for your mini Rottweiler. Grooming is another important task that you need to take care of. But it does depend on the breed of dog that the Rottweiler was crossed with. The best thing would be to take them to a professional for the best care. You still need to clip their nails. Don’t forget that!
Diet constitutes an integral part of your rottweiler’s life. Don’t neglect it. A miniature Rottweiler needs around 22 – 28% of their diet to be filled with protein. But you also need to ensure that the food you have is specifically produced for miniature dogs. For, they contain nutrients that will be of use to your miniature dog- help them grow in certain areas, where needed. Also, you need to make sure that your Rottweiler isn’t getting obese. Some dog breeds might not be essentially active like others, and if your miniature is a cross between that breed and a Rottweiler, they might get obese. You need to take care of that.
Overall, a miniature Rottweiler is a delight. Why not get one for yourself?