Why are rottweilers short lifespan? This is yet another unfortunate disease that affects our buddy the Rottie. The most common cause of early death in Rottweiler’s is cancer, but more specifically, bone cancer. There is treatment available, but generally the prognosis is poor.
Can a Rottweiler live for 13 years? The research includes the study of exceptionally long-lived Rottweilers – individuals that have lived to at least 13 years, which is equivalent to a human living to 100. “These exceptional dogs have lived at least 30 percent longer than average for their breed,” Waters said.
What is considered old for a Rottweiler? Exceptionally long-lived Rottweilers — those that live to be 13 years of age and older — are providing important clues about successful aging. These “oldest-old” Rottweilers have lived at least 30 percent longer than the average for their breed.
What is the most common cause of death in rottweilers? A study conducted recently showed that one of the most common causes of death for a Rottweiler is cancer, most commonly lymphoma (however, bone, liver, and spleen cancer are quite prevalent as well).