This rare dog breed originates from England, often confused with the Siberian Husky. The Ukrainians used the Rottsky dogs as shepherds and to pull carts or sleds. Their unusual coat pattern makes them unique, consisting of black spots with white fur on top. Their brown eyes are an indicator of their wolf ancestry.
The Rottsky dog is a great helper and will accompany you anywhere outdoors. He is friendly, calm, and protective of his master and family. The breed is easy to train, and his intelligence makes him adaptable to any circumstances.
Interesting Facts about the Rottsky dog:
- The dogs are healthy and very strong. Their heart rate can reach 175 beats per minute.
- They possess excellent hearing and a sensitive nose, allowing them to distinguish between different smells.
- Their tail is feathered since the breed was selected for its working abilities rather than its appearance.
- They live about 9 to 13 years.
- The hair on the dog’s body is short and very smooth, except for the thick and feathered tail as it was designed for working purposes.
- The Rottsky dog is not a “snow dog,” as the name might suggest. Rather, it is a dog that lives in warm climates.
- The chain of white spots on the coat of the Rottsky dog gives it a unique beauty, which makes it possible to differentiate it from other dogs just by looking at them.
- Some choose to dye their hair and beards white to make the dogs’ joints stand out more.