The lifespan of a Long Haired Rottweiler ranges from 8 to 12 years.
According to The American Naturalist, a research journal in 2013, the larger the size of a dog gets, the shorter its lifespan will be.
Rottweilers usually range from medium-large to giant sizes. By taking the size of your Rottie into consideration, you can estimate the number of years she is going to survive on.
What Do Most Long Haired Rottweilers Die From?
In a study published by O’Neill, D.G back in 2017, the disorders of dog clinic patients were examined and recorded in 2013, and it was found that 33% of 5,321 Rottweilers had died due to neoplasia or cancer.
Out of the different types of cancers, bone cancer (osteosarcomas) and lymph cancer (lymphoma) are most commonly found in Rottweilers. Here are a few more health issues that have been found common among Rottweilers.
When the blood flow from the left ventricle of the heart moves into the aorta blood vessel to spread further all around the body, it finds some blockage over there.
Consequently, the heart on getting signals starts pumping harder than before to settle the situation out. This causes chest pain, or sometimes, can lead to heart attacks in Long Haired Rottweilers as well. The severity of the condition though depends on the narrowness of the blood vessel.
Hip And Elbow Dysplasia
Hip dysplasia causes severe pain due to the looseness in the fitting of two joints, i.e. ball and socket joint around the thigh bone and hip bone. The same condition seems to occur around the elbow joint when canines face elbow dysplasia. This severely impacts the mobility of Long Haired Rottweilers.
Entropion And Ectropion
There are eye problems even Long Haired Rottweilers will tend to face. Entropion and ectropion are two such common problems, during which the eyelids of the canine are affected and consequently turn inward or outward depending on the “endo” or “ecto” case, severely impacting the canine’s vision. Both of the cases can be, however, treated through surgery.
Cataracts And PRA
While suffering from an eye problem like cataracts, the vision our 4 legged furry friend gets to see will become cloudy. This gradually leads to complete blindness. However, cataracts can be treated and resolved through surgeries.
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) also leads to complete blindness. In this case, Rotties will face day and night vision blindness instead of getting cloudy vision.