Just like other rare Rottweiler, a brindle Rottweiler too is quite coveted in certain circles. A brindle Rottie is simply a mutative species that has stripes on the fur, akin to a tiger. Well, if the tiger was black and tan. The stripes are usually black and are present on a fur that is black or brown in color. Don’t think that a brindle rottweiler is any different from a normal rottweiler. All of them have the same longevity, diet, and training requirements. Although, the change in DNA which leads to the brindled effect, can also lead to certain health issues.
Here are a few things that you need to know about a Brindle Rottweiler
History Behind A Brindle Rottweiler
Brindle literally means ‘through /by fire’. Brindle occurs when the dominant black gene in a Rottweiler is unable to stop the recessive non-black genes. This means that even if the dominant black DNA can try to stop the recessive gene, it is to no avail. There must be some new dominant prompter amidst the DNA that allows it.
The diet of a brindle Rottweiler should be the meal you would give to any normal Rottweiler. Add protein from birth and keep increasing the amount as they get older. Try not using manufactured and processed food as they might disturb your Rottweiler’s stomach. Also, provide them with Omega-three fatty acids, usually found in fish and cod, which will help them regain their strength. For their hip and elbow dysplasia, you could try giving them supplements from established brands too. Your Rottweiler needs to be fed and taken care of if you really treat them as a member of your family.
A brindle Rottweiler’s temperament is not at all affected by the mutant DNA. They are loyal, clever, aware, and wise dogs so if you want to train them to be the best version of themselves, you can. Start with small commands and move up the ladder. These are extremely smart dogs and you will have a good time training them.
Due to the markings on the body, a brindle Rottweiler is often euthanized or rejected by the varied boards/societies that train Rottweilers. Sometimes, the marks would be the reason why these Rottweilers don’t get the recognition that they deserve. Also, in certain places, due to the lack of information, a dog breeder might sell a normal brindle Rottweiler at an exorbitantly high price. They would state that this Rottweiler’s ‘exotic’. Don’t listen to them.
A Rottweiler is a big animal so obviously, they might have some problems in their bones. Hip and elbow dysplasia are pretty common for Rottweilers, so make sure you take all the necessary precautions. Due to their mutant gene, you never know what disease might crop up, so it is best you take your brindle Rottweiler for a routine check-up every month. This might prevent several ailments from appearing later.
Your Rottweiler is your responsibility, be it a brindle or a normal one. If you love them, they will return it in greater quantities!