The Rottle hybrid has been around for about 30 years and originated in Germany. However, not much is known about the history of the breed so the best way to get background information on the Rottle is to look at the parent breeds. The Poodle originated in Germany and is one of the most ancient breeds of dog, dating back to the first century. Breeding the Poodle consisted of different types of water dogs such as the Hungarian, Russian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and German along with the North African Barbet. Others say they may be descendants from Asian herding dogs. The Poodle was originally bred to be a water retriever for hunting but when it was discovered how pleasant and good-natured the breed was, they became popular house pets. There are three types of Poodles, which include the standard, miniature, and toy sizes. The two smaller types of Poodle were designed in the 15th century to impress the middle-class Parisians. They were created by crossing small Poodles with other small Poodles rather than crossing Poodles with other small breeds of dogs as was originally suspected. The standard and miniature sizes were used for hunting ducks and truffles but the Toy Poodle was more of a lap dog. They were also found to be very intelligent dogs that could learn tricks easily so they became popular in the circus and with street performers. In the late 1880s, the Poodle was accepted into the American Kennel Club, where they are now the 7th most popular dog in the United States. Another ancient German dog, the Rottweiler originated in 74 A.D. when the soldiers from the Roman Empire crossbred Mastiffs or Roman Drover dogs with German Shepherds to guard their camp and herd cattle. The Rottweiler was named after the town it originated in, Rottweil, which was previously called das Rote Wil because of the small villas with red roofs. At first, they were just used to drive cattle during the day and guard the camps at night but they were later used to hunt bear and pull wagons. Eventually, the Rottweiler was no longer needed for these chores and they became popular with butchers to pull their meat carts so they were eventually called Rottweiler Metzgerhunds, which means Rottweil Butcher dogs. Nonetheless, the breed almost became extinct until Rottweiler lovers created the International Club for Leonbergers and Rottweilers in 1899. Soon after, in 1901, the first Rottweiler standard was created. It took the American Kennel Club another 30 years to recognize the breed, where they are now the 8th most popular breed in America.
The Rottle has a high energy requirement so your dog will need to get some strenuous exercise every day. The recommended amount of activity for this breed is about 60 to 90 minutes per day but you can adjust this amount depending on your dog’s needs. This breed does have a tendency to gain weight if not exercised enough so you should make sure you do at least a half hour of activity twice a day. Some of their favorite activities include long walks, running, swimming, playing flyball or frisbee, agility training, and hiking. Another good activity for your Rottle is playing with other dogs at a dog park, which also helps teach social skills.