Orthopedic Problems in Rottweilers

Being a large canine strain, Rottweilers are more predisposed to certain orthopedic conditions. Of course, it goes without saying that rotundity adds redundant strain on an formerly fitted strain. 

Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) Tear

A torn cranial cruciate ligament( CCL) is a major cause of hinder- leg limping in Rottweilers. Affected Rottweilers show signs of insecurity in the knee, with accompanied lump and pain.

Hip Dysplasia (HD)

Hip dysplasia tends to occur when the hip bone and socket bones do not adhere as they are supposed to causing severe pain and debilitation.

Elbow Dysplasia (ED)

Elbow dysplasia is a contortion of the elbow. According to data from the Orthopedic Foundation for creatures36.7 percent of Rottweilers had dysplastic elbows from 1974 to 2015.


Affected dogs develop lameness that typically shifts from one leg to the other. Occasionally dogs may also develop a fever.


A study conducted recently showed that one of the most common causes of death for a Rottweiler is cancer, most commonly lymphoma Unfortunately, the exact causes of cancer in dogs of all breeds is not known.

Parvo Virus

Rottweiler puppies are predisposed to parvo along with other breeds such as Doberman Pinschers and English Springer Spaniels.


Rottweilers have a thick, dense undercoat that can often accumulate bacteria and fleas, but the rashes can also be a reaction to something in their immediate environments.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Rottweilers, along with several other breeds, are predisposed to inflammatory bowel disease, a condition known for causing loss of appetite and chronic vomiting and diarrhea

Subaortic Stenosis

It is the most common heart disorder in Rottweilers. Responsible breeders are also working on preventing such disorders from happening.