Rotties health



Rottweilers are a relatively healthy, disease-free breed. As with most large breeds, hip dysplasia can be a problem. 
  • For this reason the various Rottweiler breed clubs have had x-ray testing regimes in place for many years. Osteochondritis Dissecans, a condition affecting the shoulder joints, can also be a problem due to the breed's rapid growth rate. 
  • A reputable breeder will have the hips and elbows of all breeding stock x-rayed and read by a recognised specialist, and will have paperwork to prove it.
  • They will also have certificates that their breeding animals do not have entropion or ectropion and that they have full and complete dentition with a scissor bite.