What is the Average Lifespan of the Toy Rottweiler?
Get-A-Wag Toy Rottweilers live 12 to 15 years on average.
AKC Rottweilers live 9 to 12 years on average.
The oldest dog on record was an Australian cattle dog called Bluey. He was put to sleep at the age of 29 years and 5 months.
Before the inception of dog food companies the average lifespan of the American dog was often twice as long as it is now.
The average lifespan of the American Dog is 12.8 years.
Pick a breed that will live longer
Certain breeds live longer than others. In general larger dogs live shorter lives than smaller dogs.
Some genetic disorders are predisposed for their breed, and no amount of care you will give can alter that course.
You can try to influence this by proper nutrition avoiding corn based dog foods, regular exercise, and regular dental cleaning.
Life expectancy in each dog is also determined by the psychological stresses in its life.
You can expect a GWKC Toy Rottweiler to live 3 years longer than an AKC Rottweiler.
The Example of Arthritis
A pet owner who wants to avoid the experience of medicating a dog for arthritis is safest in choosing a small dog that puts less wear and tear on their joints over the course of a lifespan. Its a fact that the bodies of larger dogs must work harder than the bodies of smaller dogs. Arthritis is sometimes brought on by hip and elbow dysplasia which is an inherent genetic defect of the Rottweiler.
Get-A-Wag Toy Rottweilers are not predisposed to having arthritis or other joint problems.