Having a dog is a great responsibility. It’s a bond that over a decade will see highs and lows.
Over the years, it will be loyal, caring and loving, but it might also stress you out just a little too much. It can be hard, but it is worth it.
The Rott Pei is quite a unique crossbreed, especially being a mixture of the Rottweiler and the Shar Pei.
It’s fairly new, and still growing in popularity, so we have to look at its parent breeds to understand this canine.
The Rottweiler was initially found in Rome and is an ancient breed. Over the years it has been regarded as a herding, and hunting dog, as it would assist on farms and even kill bears.
They are renowned for their devotion to their owners and have even worked as police dogs throughout their existence. It is regarded as one of the most popular dog breeds in the world.
The Shar-Pei is also an ancient breed that was used for hunting and herding in China. It was highly regarded amongst the royal court of China and is still today one of the most popular breeds around.
With the Rott Pei, you are getting an obscure mix that is bound to be intelligent, and loyal to its owners. It will be easy to train and will fit into any family.
In this guide today, I will detail all the information you are going to need when purchasing a Rott Pei.
I will go over the costs, behavioral training, life expectancy and more of the Rott Pei, just to try and make the process a little easier for you.
If you are keen on finding out more about this breed, scroll on down!
Rott Pei Puppies – Before You Buy…
Buying a dog is a big commitment, and you have to prepare to accommodate it accordingly. They have specific needs, and factors that need to be addressed for their happiness.
This isn’t a temporary roommate that’s moving in, this is a new part of the family, and needs to be treated as such.
Things you will need to consider include:
- Whether or not you have space in your house to accommodate the Rott Pei. This dog can’t live in an apartment as it is large. You will need a designated area for this dog to rest and a moderately sized backyard for it to play.
- The time you have to socialize this dog. This dog needs attention, love, and socialization from an early age, and you need to be the one who supplies that. You will need to make time outside of work more often, or make sure that someone from your family is home at all times. If you can’t provide this, you may need to reconsider getting a dog.
- Your ideal color choice
- Your ideal gender
- Your spaying/neutering decision. Keep in mind that spaying/neutering will mean that some serious conditions are prevented, but reproduction is impossible.
What Price are Rott Pei Puppies?
Budget is a huge part of buying your first dog, and it can be one of the most stressful parts. The cost of a dog will determine what size, style, and breed you get.
The Rott Pei is quite an expensive dog, averaging around $800-$900. This tends to be out of the budget for most first time owners, and quite the stretch of a bank account for veteran owners as well.
This tends to be more expensive than most other medium-sized crossbreeds, but cheaper than the $1000+ price points of its parent breeds. So the Rott Pei tends to be quite an effective alternative.
To find this dog cheaper, visit an adoption shelter. You can find dogs for around $60-$100, with some places incurring excess adoption fees.
However, your chances are slim, as this is not a widely known crossbreed as of yet.
If you wish to spend less, consider looking at other crossbreed dogs for something more affordable.
Where to Find Reputable Rott Pei Breeders?
A Rott Pei breeder can be hard to find, as it is still somewhat of a rarer crossbreed. But as it grows with popularity, so will the number of breeders around you.
There’s a slew of specific things you need to look for in a breeder, to address whether or not they are reputable.
An ethical, professional breeder is needed. For your dog to be born happy, healthy and to flourish later in its life.
Before visiting a breeder, try and ask around your neighborhood for recommendations.
A breeder should:
- Provide an ample amount of space for the dogs to be kept.
- Bathe, groom and feed the dogs regularly, presenting them for purchase.
- Socialize with the dogs regularly, making it easier for the puppies to settle into households.
- Showcase an extensive amount of knowledge of the Rott Pei, and its parent breeds.
- Assist you with any further purchases and information needed regarding the Rott Pei.
3 Little-Known Facts About Rott Pei Puppies
- It is one of the uncommon dogs that has zero chance of having brown eyes.
- The natural oils in its skin make it weather resistant.
- Despite its intimidating look, the Rott Pei loves a cuddle.
Physical Traits of the Rott Pei
One of the most interesting things about the Rott Pei is that it is a mixed breed, and can look like any one of its parent breeds.
It can have the fierceness of a Rottweiler, the cuteness of a Shar Pei or be a complete mix of the two. It is interesting and exciting, as it changes with every puppy, in every litter.
The Rott Pei has a medium to long coat with a squished, grumpy face. Its coat can range shades of black, brown, tan and red.
Its eyes are a detailed shade of amber, and its nose is the signature with its black pout.
They have a large, sturdy body with medium-sized legs, showcasing its athleticism. It also has a medium length tail that curls around the back.
How Big is a Full-Grown Rott Pei?
The Rott Pei is a medium-sized breed with a mean, fierce look. It grows between 19-20 inches long with a tall posture, and an incredibly study body.
Weight-wise, the Rott Pei is a dog of a large mass, weighing between 80-95 pounds large.
This is a huge dog that should be watched when around kids of smaller ages, as the dog’s size could cause safety problems. The male tends to be bigger than the female.
What is the Rott Pei’s Life Expectancy?
The Rott Pei has a life expectancy of 10-15 years, which is the same as its predecessors.
This is the average for most medium to large-sized breeds and means that you are going to get at least a decade with this beautiful dog.
An important part of its life expectancy is its health. You need to watch this at all times, and scheduler the occasional trip to the vet.
Intelligence, Temperament, and Personality Traits of the Rott Pei
The Rott Pei is known as a kind, loving and affectionate dog that also doubles as an incredibly effective watchdog.
It is initially wary of all strangers and will growl to alert you of their arrival. Once they see a family member acting friendly towards that stranger, they will accept them as part of the family.
The Rott Pei is known to love exercise and playtime as much as it does love sleeping on the couch.
It is renowned for its patience and tolerance with kids and will settle with another pet once they get used to it.
The Rott Pei is loving, caring and charismatic, always wagging its tail for the next activity or the next adventure.
The Rott Pei Diet
The Rott Pei for its size eats a little less than most other breeds. It will consume roughly 2.5 cups of food a day, on a diet that consists of mainly dry dog food and sliced meats.
This is going to cost you around $35-$45 a month, making it affordable when in comparison to other dogs of its size.
How Much Exercise Does the Rott Pei Need?
The Rott Pei is quite an active dog, needing around 90 minutes of exercise a day, and 11 miles of walking a week.
These requirements can be met through a slew of stimulating activities like frisbee, and long walks, jogs, and hikes.
Rott Pei Health and Conditions
- Elbow Dysplasia
- Canine Hip Dysplasia
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy
My Final Thoughts on the Rott Pei
Ultimately, the Rott Pei is an ideal family dog for any owner and will provide happiness to everyone who has had the pleasure of knowing it.
Emily started this blog out of pure passion. She LOVES her 3 dogs; Chew Barka, Cooper & Nelson, and spends countless hours every day playing with them.
When she’s not nerding out on dogs, you’ll find her on a snowboard or in the kitchen baking chocolate brownies.
She’s been featured in PetAware, Dogtime, and ModernDog.
- Rott Pei Puppies – Before You Buy…
- Physical Traits of the Rott Pei
- Intelligence, Temperament, and Personality Traits of the Rott Pei
- The Rott Pei Diet
- Rott Pei Health and Conditions
- My Final Thoughts on the Rott Pei