Fun Rottweiler Husky Mix Facts For Kids

Arpitha Rajendra
Oct 20, 2022 By Arpitha Rajendra
Originally Published on Aug 06, 2021
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
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The Rottweiler Husky mix or Rottsky is a crossbreed between the Rottweiler and a Siberian Husky. This mixed breed dog is an active, loyal, and intelligent dog.

Both Rottweilers and Siberian Huskies are stubborn, but socialization and training from a young age can transform them into disciplined dogs. This dog breed is not the best idea for first-time owners. The International Designer Canine Registry and Designer Breed Registry have recognized this dog breed.

There is not much information on when this breed was first bred. We can say that this dog breed was created in the past two decades as the designer dog registry became famous around 20 years back.

Also, this dog breed is rare. The Rottweiler is called Rottweiler butcher's dog (Rottweiler Metzgerhund) as they were usually used to pull carts with meat and herd livestock. Siberian Huskies are found in the polar regions and are sled dogs.

The Siberian Huskies are found in sled-dog races and adventure trekking. The coat color of a Rottsky is brown, gray, cream, tan, black or white.

If these facts about the Rottweiler Husky mix are interesting, read more about their parent breeds, Siberian Husky and Rottweiler right here on Kidadl.

Rottweiler Husky Mix Interesting Facts

What type of animal is a Rottweiler Husky mix?

The Husky Rottweiler mix dog breed is a crossbreed between the Siberian Husky and a Rottweiler. The history of Rottweiler shows that these dogs helped the Romans move their livestock.

They were also used by the German Army in World War I as guard dogs. Rottweilers are often used as search and rescue dogs and police dogs.

The Siberian Husky has its origins in Siberia, and they trace back to thousands of years in history. The Siberian Huskies were mainly used as sled dogs, and they were also imported to Alaska for the same. The Siberian Huskies were used in World War II as search and rescue in the Arctic circle.

The Rottweiler Husky mixes have been alert, independent, high energy, brave, loyal, social, and smart, all of which were inherited by the Rottweiler and the Siberian Husky parents. They are not considered dangerous.

Training the Rottweiler Husky mixes is hard and they cannot be left alone for long hours. They are affected by a number of health problems.

What class of animal does a Rottweiler Husky mix belong to?

Rottweiler Husky mixed breed dogs are of the mammal class of animals.

How many Rottweiler Husky mixes are there in the world?

The exact number of this mixed breed Rottsky is not known. These mixed dog breeds are rare.

Where does a Rottweiler Husky mix live?

Both the parent breeds, Rottweiler and Siberian Husky, live with humans as working dogs. So, the Rottsky also adapts well around humans.

What is a Rottweiler Husky mix's habitat?

The Siberian Husky adapts well around houses and farms, and Rottweiler is a herding dog, so it adapts to these environments. The Siberian Husky stays at home in cold climates.

The Rottsky needs a huge space to release their energy, for which a house with a yard is considered best. If the apartment has no yard, they can be taken out to dog parks for exercise and workouts.

Who does Rottweiler Husky mix live with?

The Rottsky Rottweiler Husky lives with humans. They are not dangerous, but it is better to supervise them around young children. They like to interact, play, exercise, and socialize like the Siberian Husky. They are also guard dog species like the Rottweiler.

How long does a Rottweiler Husky mix live?

The average life expectancy of Rottsky Rottweiler Husky is 12 years. They have a lifespan of about 14-15 years.

How do they reproduce?

This mixed breed is relatively new, and not many reputable breeders breed them. The average litter size of these species is around 4-12 puppies. These dogs are intentionally bred by breeders and are called designer dogs.

What is their conservation status?

The conservation status has not been listed yet. They are impacted by health concerns and bad breeding mills. Few health concerns are hip and elbow dysplasia, bloating, and Osteosarcoma.

Rottweiler Husky Mix Fun Facts

What does a Rottweiler Husky mix look like?

The Rottsky is a mix of intelligent two breeds, which makes them a smart breed.

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The large dog Rottweiler and Siberian Husky have different coat texture, which is of medium length. However, the Rottweiler has a double coat. The physical characteristics of a Rottsky are unique.

This breed favors one of its parents over the other, and they can look either like Rottweilers or Huskies. The Rottsky is a strong medium-sized dog breed. They are compact dogs with either a wide and short muzzle and a broad head like the Rottweilers or tapered medium-length muzzle and medium-sized head like the Siberian Husky.

They can have a mixed body coloration between black, brown, white, gray, or cream with either blue or brown eyes. They have noticeable heterochromia.

The fur coat is a little longer and thicker than the Rottweilers. The nose color is either black or brown. The triangle-shaped ears can either be upright or downward-facing.

How cute are they?

The Rottsky is a mix between two active guard dogs. Like all other dogs, this breed is considered cute.

How do they communicate?

Rottsky dogs are intelligent dogs. They communicate through vocalization, physical behaviors, and digging. When they are bored or anxious, their temperament changes and they start to dig or chew on things. If the dog is well-trained and gets adequate exercise every day, they are calmer. They also show high prey drive.

How big is a Rottweiler Husky mix?

The male Rottsky grows up to 22-26 in (55.8-66 cm), and the female Rottsky grows up to 20-25 in (50-63 cm). It is hard to predict the size of the Rottsky puppies even in the same litter.

The height of the male is 22-26 in (55.8-66 cm), and the female is 20-24 in (50.8-60.9 cm). The size of this breed is almost similar to that of a Catahoula Leopard dog or an old English sheepdog.

How fast can a Rottweiler Husky mix run?

The running speed of the Rottsky is not known. However, the Siberian Husky runs up to 28 mph (45 kph). The Rottsky, like its parents, loves to run. Rottweilers are active dogs and can run long distances. The Huskies are also active but are known to run a lot.

How much does a Rottweiler Husky mix weigh?

The male dogs are around 50-110 lb (22.6-50 kg) in weight, and the female dogs are around 40-90 lb (18-40.8 kg) in weight. The weight of the Rottsky puppy depends on their genetics.

What are the male and female names of the species?

There is no specific name given to the female and male Rottsky. The common name for males of any dog species is a dog and for females is a bitch.

What would you call a baby Rottweiler Husky mix?

There is no specific name given to a baby Rottsky. The babies are normally referred to as pups or puppies.

What do they eat?

You can use food as a reward while training these dogs as they love to eat. An adult Rottsky can be fed two to three cups a day, which also depends on their daily activities and size.

The puppy should have 8% fat and 22% protein, and it should relatively decrease as they become an adult. This dog needs to have quality ingredients in its diet.

Are they slobbery?

No, the Husky Rottweiler mix dog is not slobbery.

Would they make a good pet?

The Rottsky puppy would make a good pet. If the puppies are bought by reputable breeders, it would be around $600-$1000 whereas, in puppy mills, they are around $500. The puppies from the mills are not completely healthy.

Also, there is an option for the adoption of abandoned puppies. It takes time and effort to groom these dogs. The Rottsky is a good family dog.

It needs to be trained from a young age and requires exercise every day for better health conditions. It has several health issues like hip and elbow dysplasia, bloating, and Osteosarcoma.

This breed mustn't be left alone with children. These dogs are not working dogs but are good watchdogs. These dogs need to be taken to the vet once a year for annual checkups.

Did you know...

The double coats of this dog breed need a lot of grooming as they shed a lot. You can use a metal comb and pin brush thrice a week to remove dead hair for grooming.

They don't need frequent baths as their skin will turn dry and flaky. It is also necessary to have good beds, crates, nail clippers, leashes, collars, and toys.

The health issue hip dysplasia is a joint disease caused due to obesity, heavy exercise, or growth rate. Osteosarcoma is a malignant tumor caused by abnormally produced cells. Bloating stops the escape of gas and other contents, which is caused by a twisted stomach. Many more health concerns include epilepsy, cataracts, entropion, iris cysts, basal cell tumor, and infections.

The puppy Rottsky loves to hike, trek, catch and enjoy other agility training.

Other alternatives for these Rottweilers and Husky breeds are the Alaskan Malamute, Keeshond, Labrador retrievers, Huskadors, or the Samoyed.  

The population of Rottweilers relatively declined in the first half of the 20th century. In the 19th century, the tail of a Rottweiler was being docked, which is unethical now. Rottweilers take time to grow and sexually mature into an adult.

Apart from being a guard dog, Rottweilers can be trained as a therapy dog.

In the year 2014, a study reported that the Siberian Husky is a relative of the wild wolves, but these dogs are smaller than the wolves. The Siberian Husky breed can adapt to any kind of environment. They do not suffer in temperate climates as the Alaskan Malamute does.

The Siberian Husky's howl can be heard for up to 9.3 mi (15 km) away.

A recent study on the genetics of Huskies states that the Siberian Husky is the fourth oldest dog breed in the world.

What is a Husky Rottweiler mix called?

The Husky Rottweiler mix is called a Rottsky.

Is the Rottweiler Husky mix hypoallergenic?

No, a Rottsky is not hypoallergic. Usually, the design breeds are hypoallergenic. For instance, the Goldendoodles, sheepadoodles, and bordoodles are normally bred to have fewer shedding coats to avoid allergic reactions. However, both parent breeds are heavy shedders so this mix breed is not considered hypoallergenic. The Rottsky needs to be brushed frequently and not to be bathed often.

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Written by Arpitha Rajendra

Bachelor of Engineering specializing in Aeronautical/Aerospace Technology, Master of Business Administration specializing in Management

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Arpitha RajendraBachelor of Engineering specializing in Aeronautical/Aerospace Technology, Master of Business Administration specializing in Management

With a background in Aeronautical Engineering and practical experience in various technical areas, Arpitha is a valuable member of the Kidadl content writing team. She did her Bachelor's degree in Engineering, specializing in Aeronautical Engineering, at Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology in 2020. Arpitha has honed her skills through her work with leading companies in Bangalore, where she contributed to several noteworthy projects, including the development of high-performance aircraft using morphing technology and the analysis of crack propagation using Abaqus XFEM.

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