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Rottaf Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Rottaf so you can get to know the breed more.

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Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed Afghan Hound and Rottweiler mix

Rottaf Size and Weight

Is a Rottaf small, medium or large dog?

How big do Rottaf get?

What is the average size of a Rottaf?

How much does the Rottaf weigh? How much should a Rottaf weight? What is the normal weight of a Rottaf? How much does a full-grown Rottaf weight?
50-100 pounds (23-46 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Rottaf?
75 pounds (35 kg)
How tall is the Rottaf? Rottaf height:
27-29 inches (69-74 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Rottaf?
28 inches (71.5 cm)

Rottaf Price and Availability

How much does the Rottaf puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Rottaf in the United States? How much money is a Rottaf?

Where to buy a Rottaf with a good pedigree?

If you choose to purchase the Rottaf, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Rottaf for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Rottaf gets to a happy place.
How easy is it to get a Rottaf? How many Rottaf are there in the world?
Very frequent: The Rottaf is quite easy to get. There is a risk of overbreeding, as it is an extremely popular breed.

Inbreeding is common because of its popularity. A new study suggests that inbreeding contributes to the incidence of disease and health problems.

So be careful, buy from a trustworthy place or kennel and seek the help of an experienced person, a professional, to make the right decision.

Rottaf Trainability and Intelligence

Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Rottaf? Is the Rottaf breed dumb or smart?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.

The Rottaf ranks average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.

Are Rottaf dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Rottaf?
Rottaf dogs are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Watchdog Ability
Is Rottaf good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Rottaf dogs are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Rottaf dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Rottaf dogs are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.

Rottaf Personality and Temperament

What kind of personality does the Rottaf have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Rottaf sensitivity:
Sensitive: Rottaf dogs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.

This breed's emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Rottaf a good family dog?
Average: Rottaf dogs are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely with their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Rottaf need? Rottaf social needs:
Rottaf dogs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Rottaf to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Rottaf roam?
The wanderlust potential of the Rottaf is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Rottaf have high prey drive?
Rottaf dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Rottaf dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.

Rottaf Activity and Playfulness

How playful is this breed?
Average: Rottafs, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark in excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Do Rottaf dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Rottaf bark?
Low: The Rottaf barks none to minimal. Perfect choice if you prefer a quiet breed.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Apartment Friendly
Is Rottaf good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Rottaf in an apartment?
Apartment-friendly dog the Rottaf breed. It is best if you have a small garden where it can occasionally go out to do its business, but this is not important at all. You can exercise him enough with a walk or two a day, so he's comfortable in an apartment.

Rottaf Adaptability and Independence

Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Rottaf dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Rottaf be left alone? How long can you leave a Rottaf alone?
Rottaf dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Rottaf Bite Characteristics

Bite Force PSI
Does the Rottaf has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Rottaf? How much bite force does a Rottaf have? How strong is a Rottaf bite?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Rottaf bite force: Ordinary. Bite force Rottaf measurements typically fall within the range of 200 to 400 PSI. The bite force of a Rottaf is considered ordinary when compared to other dog breeds, but it is still quite powerful. This Rottaf bite force PSI can cause bite wounds. Rottaf bite PSI is not something that should be feared if the dog is well-trained and managed. To avoid any issues, it's essential to learn how to train a Rottaf puppy not to bite from an early age.

The Rottaf, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

In conclusion, while the Rottaf bite force is certainly an interesting aspect of the breed, it is important not to let it overshadow the many other reasons why these dogs are so loved and respected. With proper training and socialization, a Rottaf can be a loyal and protective companion for your family.

Biting Potential
Do Rottaf bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Rottaf? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Rottaf? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Rottaf has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Rottaf do?
Rottaf dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Rottaf dogs need to be taught a good attitude.

Rottaf Health and Lifespan

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Rottaf dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Rottaf is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Rottaf breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Rottaf breed? Most common health risks of Rottaf:
Cataracts Hip Dysplasia AllergiesCancerHypothyroidismBloatElbow DysplasiaPanosteitisAortic StenosisOsteosarcomaSubvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Rottaf breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Rottaf see the vet?
The Rottaf should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Rottaf dogs live? How old can a Rottaf be? What is the age limit of the Rottaf? How many years can the oldest Rottaf live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Rottaf?

How long is the lifespan of a Rottaf?

12-14 years
The average lifespan of Rottaf: 13 years
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.

Rottaf Energy and Activity

Energy Level
How much energy does the Rottaf have? What is the activity level of the Rottaf?
Rottaf dogs are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Rottaf need? How much exercise do Rottaf dogs require per day?

Do Rottaf dogs need a lot of exercises?

Rottaf dogs need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Rottaf breed need?
Rottaf dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.

Rottaf Diet and Weight Management

Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Rottaf need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Rottaf breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Rottaf? How much food should I feed my Rottaf?
Recommended daily amount: 4 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Rottaf risk for obesity:
Average: The Rottaf has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Rottaf weight regularly.

Rottaf Allergies and Grooming

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Rottaf have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Rottaf coats?
BlackTan Red Blue Cream White SilverRustMahogany
How to groom the Rottaf and how often? How often should I take my Rottaf to the groomer?
Average: The Rottaf requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential.

Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Rottaf, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.

Shedding Level
How much do Rottaf dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Rottaf? Do Rottaf dogs shed a lot?
Rottaf dogs shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Rottaf need a bath? How often should you give a Rottaf a bath? Can I bathe my Rottaf every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time.

Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

Is the Rottaf breed hypoallergenic?
Rottaf dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions. Some dog breeds are even considered to higher possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?


The Rottaf has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Rottaf drool?
The Rottaf is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Rottaf Good With

Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Rottaf dogs get along with other pets? Are Rottaf dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Rottaf dogs are generally with other pets.
Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Rottaf temperament with other people:
Rottaf dogs are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Rottaf dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Rottaf temperament with children:
Rottaf dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Rottaf dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Rottaf breed live with a cat?
Rottaf dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Rottaf good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Rottaf dogs get along with other dogs?
Rottaf dogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Rottaf is not a good choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Rottaf breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Rottaf breed suitable for first-time owners?
Rottaf dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Rottaf dogs good office canines? Do Rottaf dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
Rottaf is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Rottaf dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Rottaf temperament with senior people? Are Rottaf dogs good for elderly owners?
Rottafs are commonly okay with elderly people.

Rottaf As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Rottaf be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?


This breed makes good as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Rottaf breed is a good choice for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Rottaf be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Rottaf be an emotional support animal?


This breed makes a perfect therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Rottaf breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Rottaf be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Rottaf is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Rottaf be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Rottaf is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Rottaf be a boat dog?

Not really

Rottaf breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Rottaf be a drafting dog?


A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Rottaf breed is a good choice for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Rottaf dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Rottaf Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Rottaf pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Rottaf breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Rottaf: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Rottaf have in a litter? How many puppies can the Rottaf breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Rottaf have? How many puppies can a Rottaf give birth to?
8-12 puppies

Rottaf Recognition

AKC Group
Is Rottaf recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Rottaf recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.

Rottaf Pros and Cons

  • Trainability: Rottaf dogs are easy to train.
  • Apartment Friendly: Apartment-friendly dog the Rottaf breed.
  • Adaptability: Rottaf dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Rottaf dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Service Dog: This breed makes good as a service dog.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
  • Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog: A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
  • Hypoallergenic: Rottaf dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The wanderlust potential of the Rottaf is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Rottaf dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Dog Friendly: Rottaf dogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Rottaf is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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