Alaskan Malamutes are just as impressive as Rottweilers. They both have a sturdy build and athletic stature, although the Alaskan Malamute stands out for its striking wolf resemblance. Both breeds of dog are famed for their loyalty, courage, and energy. When the Alaskan Malamute is crossbred with the Rottweiler, you have a majestic Alaskan Malamute Rottweiler mix. But what does this designer dog breed look like?
The Alaskan Malamute Rottweiler Mix is an intelligent dog breed that inherits the tolerance and doggedness of its parent breeds. This dog mix is also courageous and quick to learning. They make excellent family companions for their impressive levels of loyalty. Yes, they love attention too. They typically have double coats and shed heavily twice across the year.
Agreed, the Alaskan Malamute Rottweiler mix is not one of the most popular designer dog breeds there is. Yet this is another exciting hybrid worth knowing. I understand you would be curious to learn about their physical characteristics (in terms of their facial features and size), their temperament, grooming needs, as well as health risks. The good news is, we will be examining all these in-depth in this article.
Physical Characteristics (Size and Physical Look)
The Alaskan Malamute Rottweiler mix has a muscular build with a relatively broad chest. Yes, it is a medium-large dog mix. They retain the ears of the Rottweiler.
A typical Alaskan Malamute Rottweiler mix weighs anywhere from 75-100 lbs. For the height, this mix has a range of 18-23 inches.
The Alaskan Malamute Rottweiler mix has double coats with the length of the outer coat varying depending on the genetic makeup of that specific dog. The eyes are typically almond-shaped and are mostly brown.
The Alaskan Malamute Rottweiler mix has a strong neck, which is fairly ached with overbearing dewlap. Their back is level and firm. This back tends to retain its horizontal pose (to the ground) when this dog mix stands or moves.
Provided your Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mix doesn’t have health problems, you can expect it to live about 10-12 years if well nourished, exercised, and groomed.
The Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mix has a double coat. Yes, it sheds mildly uniformly through the year but would blow its coat twice across the year. This is mostly during fall and spring.
As always, brushing plays a critical part in the grooming of this designer dog. Weekly brushing will do your Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mix a lot of good, especially during its heavy shedding period.
We discourage brushing or combing the coat against the direction of hair growth. We prefer combing from the outer edges of the coat’s mat to the center.
Indeed, this dog mix needs periodic bathing as well. You can bathe your Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mix every 6-8 weeks. Take note that excessively bathing this dog mix can dry up its skin oils and cause brittle hair.
Nonetheless, always ensure to bathe your Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mix with safe shampoo and dry the coat tom achieve healthy and enchanting skin.
The Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mix has a fascinating temperament that makes it a lovable dog. Firstly, this dog mix is strong and almost fearless. Once it bonds with you, expect exceptional levels of loyalty and devotion to you and your loved ones.
The Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mix boasts high levels of endurance, empathy, intelligence, and energy. The demeanor of this mix sits somewhere between aggressiveness and protectiveness.
However, that aggressive nature can be significantly mellowed if you socialize the Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mix early enough. This dog mix loves attention and is a highly active dog. It will need significant amounts of human company and exercise routine.
It is enthusiastic and playful – but can yet be aloof and preferring its own company at times. This is a sharp contrast to the Alaskan Malamute that can barely stay off its owner or family.
The Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mix may not be an excellent watchdog based on its notable receptiveness to people, even strangers.
The Alaskan Malamute breed comes from a union of two very active parent breeds. It is, therefore, unsurprising that this dog mix has high energy levels as well. The Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mix needs a robust exercise regimen.
They will require or a walk or jog every day. If possible, dedicate an hour to exercising this dog. They may need even more playtime to satisfy their activity levels. If you have the time to spare, try to jog it at least twice daily.
The Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mix is a healthy dog mix. They are, however, susceptible to some health conditions.
As a large-chested dog breed, it is not uncommon for the Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mix to suffer bloats. Bloats can have a high fatality, especially when there is substantial distension of the stomach.
It is advisable to feed this dog mix smaller meals (enhanced with lots of fiber and probiotics) to speed up the digestive process. This goes a long way in preventing bloating.
Just like many medium-large dog breeds, the Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mix is quite susceptible to conditions relating to dysplasia. This is mostly of the hips.
With the incorrect formation of the joint, the hip can be inappropriately placed – mostly resulting in difficulty in movement and significant pain.
Being athletic, the rapid growth of your Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mix can increase the stress on its skeletal system. To avoid this, ensure the meals you feed this dog mix (especially when young) supports healthy growth of joints while preventing growth bursts.
Your Alaskan Malamute Rottweiler mix is a highly athletic dog breed. Therefore it will need the right nutrition to support healthy joint growth and sustain its muscular build.
Given its high energy levels, this dog has relatively large appetite levels and will consume quite a lot of food for a dog.
We always advocate that you feed your Alaskan Malamute Rottweiler mix high-quality foods. Three cups are good enough, divided into smaller meals spread across the day.
This is crucial in preventing unhealthy weight gains that would possibly pile up stress on its bones and joints. Unhealthy weight gain can also wreck skin issues on your Alaskan Malamute Rottweiler mix.
Whole protein foods are great for this dog. They not only prevent unhealthy rapid growth in your pup, but they also nourish its cerebral functioning. Healthy proteins support healthy skin and muscle tone formulation.
You can combine this with a good blend of complex carbohydrates. This supplies your Alaskan Malamute Rottweiler dog the energy it needs without adding inappropriately enormous amounts of calories.
We also support feeding this dog mix with veggies and fruits. Sprucing up their meals with such foods enhances their eye health and immune system. Indeed, such foods ensure your dog mix gets an ample dose of the antioxidants and vitamins it needs to fight off diseases.
You can also add fatty acids to the meal plan of your Alaskan Malamute Rottweiler dog mix. Healthy fatty acids ensure your dog has healthy skin.
Are Alaskan Malamute Rottweiler Mixes Protective?
The Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mix is pretty loyal and devoted. It can be quite protective at times. This is typically when they are not socialized early enough or trained to have a calm composure.
Nonetheless, the Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mix lacks the sharp protective instincts guard dog breeds are famed for. They may be quite big and a bit intimidating in stature, but the Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mix is too keen to bond with people to excel at the duties of a guard dog.
How Much Does an Alaskan Malamute Rottweiler Mix Cost?
Rottweilers are quite expensive, while the Alaskan Malamute is relatively affordable. Bringing all contingencies together, you can budget around $850-$1200 for your Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mix.
Aside from the one-off purchase cost, there are other residual or reoccurring costs like vaccination, medical checkups, and toys that come into place. Ensure to make provision for these.
Is an Alaskan Malamute Rottweiler Mix Right for Me?
Let us face it, the Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mix may not be the best dog breed for you if you are a first-time owner. This dog mix needs someone who is relatively experienced and willing to commit to the exercise, grooming, and training needs of the dog.
The Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mix is intelligent and quick to learn. When socialized early enough and trained as it grows, you can expect a well-mannered and devoted dog.
The Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mix is empathetic, and can accurately interpret your emotional demeanor. They can be playful and tender when they choose to be and can be aloof at other times (however rare).
Best Climate for an Alaskan Malamute Rottweiler Mix
The Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mix is equipped with double coats, which dramatically ups their insulation, resistance to cold, and moisture. This dog mix can survive staying in climes with extremely low temperatures.
However, we don’t advise that you keep your Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mix outside for too long. This dog mix may not be befitting for very hot climates.
Their inherent inquisitiveness and density of coat make them more compatible with families in the north looking for athletic companions.
The Attention an Alaskan Malamute Rottweiler Mix Needs
Indeed, the Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mix needs a lot of attention. While this mix shows higher levels of independence than the typical Alaskan Malamute, it yet enjoys being on the receiving end of much love from its owners.
This dog mix needs a strong, caring, and bold owner who can take on the challenges of raising a big dog. The Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mix is not as gummy as the Malamute, but it retains that tendency from the parent breed to follow you about and touch you often.
This dog breed has an enormous appetite for big hugs and will regularly reach up to kiss you on the face. Interestingly, the Alaskan Malamute loves a great deal of play and exercise. It enjoys going on hiking trips with you, swimming expeditions, or generally playing ball with you.
The hyperactivity of the Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mix makes it difficult (and even dangerous to their health) to stay away from them for long periods.
Here are ways to give your Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mix the best of attention it needs:
Play fetch with it
Yes, your Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mix loves playing fetch. Training it to play fetch is always a good idea. This game involves high activity and running with reduced rest. Such an event gets its exercising at high-intensity levels – keeping fit and healthy.
After consuming this high amount of energies on playing fetch, it may not need much attention from you across the day, as it would be resting more.
You can walk it
Dog walking is one of the most common ways to give your dog the attention it needs. If possible, we advise that you walk the Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mix at least 60 minutes every day. This keeps its joints and limbs healthy, preventing unhealthy weight spikes.
In some cases, your Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mix may not be satisfied with walking on regular surfaces. If that is your situation, we suggest walking it in a hilly area to engage it thoroughly.
You can train it as well
Training – aside from keeping your Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mix engaged and active – also builds positive habits in your dog. If you want your Malamute Rotweiller mix not to engage in destructive behaviors, train it regularly and socialize it early enough.
Compatibility with Kids
Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mixes love kids. So long they have bonded with your kid, expect sumptuous amounts of love and devotion from them to your kid. Often, they may bond much closer to one kid in your family, but that doesn’t mean they don’t get along with everyone just fine.
Make sure to train your Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mix on how to behave appropriately around kids. We have noticed that some of this dog mix tends to bump kids (as is characteristic of the Rottweiler). These playful bumps from this dog can be especially dangerous to your very little ones causing potential falls.
In other cases, your dog may get too excited when your kid runs around it. This may sadly activate its prey instincts – hurting your kid innocently. The good news is ample training of your Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mix will eliminate such habits making them darlings for your kids.
Compatibility with Other Animals
If you socialize your Alaskan Malamute Rotweiller mix early enough, it will get on well with other animals – even cats. However, you may notice a bit of aggression from this dog when it shares quarters with dogs of the same sex.
Nevertheless, this mix has a high capacity to coexist. They are not as territorial as other dog breeds (like the Shiba Inu) and can live peacefully with new companions.