All hybrid or designer dogs are hard to read well as they don’t have much of a history. Breeding specific dogs like this has become common in the last twenty years, although I’m sure this mixed breed found its share of dogs in the shelter due to accidental breeding.
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The Rottweiler is believed to have evolved and was bred from Roman cattle dogs. These cattle dogs had accompanied herds through Germany in the wake of Roman armies just after the time of Christ.
The Legion of the Roman Empire set up a camp on the bank of the Neckar River in the Württemberg area of Germany. This small region became a small town with small villas that had red tile roofs and the area became known as ‘das Rote Wil’.
The red tiles gave it the first half of its name ‘rot, while the second half came from the name of the village. These combined give the name ‘Rottweil’ and we now call the breed by that name.
It is an old, diverse dog, it has been used as a hunting, herding and protection dog. They needed to tend the herd at night and keep the cattle together and herd them. They were also used to hunt bears and to protect the money people made from the sale of livestock.
Cane Corso History
Cane Corso is a large Italian molosser, which is closely related to the Neapolitan Mastiff. In name and form the Cane Corso predates its cousin the Neapolitan Mastiff. It is well muscular and less bulky than most other breeds of Mastiff. The breed is known as a true and possibly the last of the running mastiffs.
Rottweiler Cane Corso mix puppies will have strong body shape a stockier build than Rottweilers but may not be as muscular as Cane Corsos. They will usually have a black and tan coat with a coarse and short fur, but the coat may also be a solid black. Their ears will stand up and be triangular in shape, and their eyes will be brown.
Rotticorso Size And Weight
Male: Height: 10.5 inches Weight: 13.0 lbs
Female: Height: 9.0 inches Weight: 11.0 lbs
Male: Height: 19.0 inches Weight: 47.5 lbs
Female: Height: 17.0 inches Weight: 45.0 lbs
Male: Height: 24.5 inches Weight: 100.0 lbs
Female: Height: 22.5 inches Weight: 95.0 lbs
Like all hybrids, you should look to the parents to get a good read on how they are likely to behave. Both parent dogs are known to be quite aggressive and not so friendly at times.
This dog is very likely to make a good watchdog. Early socialization and positive reinforcement are vital for all dogs and this will help make them a more confident dog. He’s smart, so training should be moderately easy. Although it might be a bit stubborn. Do not plan to leave him alone for long periods, as he will not do well alone. He wants to be with the pack.
Cane Corso Rottweiler Mix – Rotticorso Health
All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems, as all breeds are more susceptible to some things than others. However, the only positive thing about having a puppy is that you can avoid it as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a guarantee of health to puppies.
If they don’t want to do this, look no further and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. Health clearances prove that a dog has been examined and healed of a particular condition.
The Dalmatian mixed with the Poodle can be prone to allergies, hip dysplasia, eye problems, among others.
Keep in mind that these are just common problems in both breeds.
Cane Corso Rottweiler Mix – Rotticorso Care
What are the grooming requirements?
Since the two parental breeds don’t undo that aggressively, he should be a pretty easy caretaker in this department. Be prepared to invest in a good vacuum cleaner if you want to keep your floors clean! Bathe them as needed, but not so much as to dry out their skin.
What are the exercise requirements?
Plan to take them on extremely long hikes and walks to keep their energy level down. This mix is more than likely to have a higher energy level as they are both higher energy working dogs. This exercise will prevent them from being destructive. A tired dog is a good dog.
Plan to take them on extremely long hikes and walks to keep their energy level down. A tired dog is a good dog.
What are the training requirements?
This is a smart dog that will be a bit difficult to train. They will want to take the alpha position and they will need someone with a steady, strong hand to let them know where they stand. The best thing to do is break your sessions into shorter daily sessions to keep your attention span higher.
It may have a prey drive and be willing to run and chase small prey, but if handled correctly this can be managed. All dogs respond better to positive reinforcement. So be sure to praise her when she gets it right. She is a smart dog who loves to please and loves physical challenges. The more exercise you do, the easier it will be to train. Proper socialization is imperative for all dogs and puppies.
Feed For Rotticorso
Many times the diet is done by dog. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the US are overweight. A mix like this that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really take fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible.
Overfeeding a dog is not a good idea, as it can exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.
A good diet to consider is a raw food diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the wolf’s background.