Love the Rottweiler but think he is too aggressive for homes with children? Or would like to change the look a bit.
You can have a look at Rottweiler mixes having a combination of Rottweiler and another dog breed. The genes are expected to be split 50/50 between the two dogs.
Though choosing a mixed breed dog can be a gamble, you might not know which parent would have the dominating genes. Your dog could have more characteristics of a Rottweiler than the other mix.
The appearance can bear more resemblance to one parent than the other. These designer dog breeds do have temperaments intermediate between both parents. Either way, these dogs can be companion dogs, guard dogs, or both (dual-purpose dogs).
Rottweiler and American Pitbull Terrier (Pitweiler)
A Rottweiler Pitbull mix also known as Pitweiler is a common Rottweiler mix breed. It is a cross between the Rottweiler and the American Pitbull Terrier. Since both dogs are known for aggression, you have yourself a great guard dog.
This dog is large, tall, rather imposing, with a strong and powerful body. The face is characteristically Pitbull with the addition of the overhanging skin at the bottom jaw (resembling the Rottweiler).
The colours of this mixed breed dog can be unpredictable, but considering that one parent is a Pitbull, it has the potential to inherit a wide variety of coat colours like chocolate, brown, black, speckled, golden, white, blue, and brindle.
This dog is intelligent but requires training and socializing from the start. He will have to be trained to accept children. Friendliness comes with training and socializing.
We would recommend this Rottweiler mix for experienced dog owners only.
Their height is around 18 to 25 inches and a weight ranging anywhere between 40 and 100 pounds.
With a life expectancy of 9 to 12 years, the Pitweiler is a great life companion.
Rottweiler and Siberian husky (Rottsky)
It is no surprise that the beloved Siberian Husky was crossed with the Rottweiler as they both are quite popular dog breeds.
This mix is like the Husky with a never-ending energy supply. This makes them only suitable for homes with large backyards. A word of caution, they may also love to dig.
The Rottsky has a double layer coat, though different in texture. Their coat can have a multitude of colors, due to the husky parent, black, brown, cream, grey, and white to name a few.
The eyes of this mix are beautiful, often diamond-shaped and brown in colour.
They stand 21 to 24 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh 60 to 90 pounds. This is clearly no apartment pooch!
Rottweiler Husky mixes require a lot of physical activity, and mental stimulation, to keep them tired but happy. He can keep you company for many years with a lifespan of 10 to 14 years. Unfortunately, he is at risk of hip dysplasia and cataracts.
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Rottweiler and Labrador Retriever Mix (Labrottie)
This is a cross between the Rottweiler and Labrador Retriever dog breeds. Bearing the temperament of the Labrador, they are friendly and love children and other family pets. They love being around humans and can be called “clingy”.
Easy to groom, and train, they are big dogs that can be protective due to Rottweiler genes. They require moderate exercise and half an hour walks will keep him happy. This makes them popular in the USA for people living in apartments.
Like most dogs they do not tolerate teasing and mishandling. A trait that is probably derived from the strict Rottie parent.
Being a Rottweiler mix, they could be quite large and weigh 70 to 115 pounds. Their health concerns would be the same as the parents, therefore it is essential to have regular vet visits.
Rottweiler and Bullmastiff (Mastweiler)
In this duo, both parents the Rottweiler and the giant Bullmastiff are pedigree dogs.
Determining the nature of this mix is hard, but by judging the parents we can guess what to expect. Both are powerful dogs, loyal, and protective of their families. They make excellent guard dogs for the property.
This mix is enormous weighing up to 140 pounds, with a height between 23 and 27 inches. If not socialized and trained early, it could be disastrous for the dog, and your family.
Mastweiler requires minimal grooming due to their inherited short coats. Another plus point is limited shedding which results in a well-maintained coat and no extra shedding to clean off the furniture.
One disadvantage of this mix is that he tends to be lazy. He is reluctant to exercise and needs his owner to force him to exercise. This leaves him at high risk of obesity and other activity-related health conditions.
Rottweiler and Golden Retriever Mix (Golden Rottie)
One of America’s favorite dogs, the Golden Retriever crossed with the Rottweiler gives the Rottweiler Retriever or Golden Rottie.
They inherit the positive calm yet energetic charisma of the Golden Retriever. They are loving towards their owners and are intelligent learners.
They fit perfectly in any house with kids and are even ideal for first-time dog owners.
Though as they need to be exercised so a decent backyard is essential. They can grow up to 24 inches tall and weigh between 60 to 100 pounds. They do not suit closed up apartments.
Another issue is they tend to make a mess with their shedding. Their long hair tends to shed throughout the year as well as at the start of summer and winter. A process known as “coat blow”. Grooming 2 or 3 times a week is unavoidable.
Living for up to 12 years, they are not as long-lived as other Rottweiler mixes. Additionally, some health conditions such as obesity and hip dysplasia are a constant worry.
Rottweiler and German Shepherd Mix (German Rottie)
A mix of two outstanding pure breeds German Shepherd and Rottweiler give rise to the Rottweiler Shepherd or German Rottie. Both the parent breeds have athletic builds, high energies, and a loyal and trustworthy character.
German Rottie usually has the face of the Shepherd and body of the Rottie.
This dog needs to be gently eased into training or else he can develop aggressive behavior. During socializing and training, be gentle and reward his efforts with praise, head patting, and some treats!
This dog enjoys living in a home with an active owner.
The German Rottie coat colors and length depend on their parents. Coat color possibilities include black, grey, tan, cream, and red. This mix is a shedder and requires grooming three times a week.
Shedding accelerates during summer and fall seasons; German Shepherd traits are responsible for this.
Regular vet visits and professional nail clipping is necessary. They also inherit diseases like hip dysplasia. He is also prone to separation anxiety when left alone.
Standing 27 inches tall (at the shoulder) and weighing around 120 pounds, he is a force to be reckoned with. The German Rottie lifespan is 10 to 14 years.
Rottweiler and Border Collie (Rottcollie)
The Rottcollie is a cross between the Rottweiler and Border Collie. This dog breed has the intelligence and agility of the Collie and at the same time, it also has a protective urge and alertness of the Rottie. He is a perfect blend of intelligence and physicality.
This dog is active and needs to be put into a family with energetic adults, rather than having a home with young children. This is an affectionate, playful, protective dog who is naturally active.
Note, it is best to adopt a Rottcollie puppy so that he can be trained and socialized from a young age. Thanks to the Border Collie, he can learn hundreds of commands and keep you safe with Rottie tendencies.
The Rottweiler and Border Collie can weigh between 30 and 135 pounds and stand between 19 to 27 inches high.
Rottweiler and Poodle Mix (Rottoodle)
The Poodle is famous throughout the USA, its presence in this list is no surprise with their unique looks and intelligence. The Rottoodle or Rottweiler and Poodle mix is an exceptional dog breed that can live beyond 15 years.
They are energetic dogs suited to outdoor living although they love being indoors with their owner. You will find him trying to get your attention which may even mean random barking.
Early training and socializing are crucial in taming any rude behavior imparted by the Rottweiler. He also needs to learn how to interact with young children and other pets to ensure safety.
A fully trained Rottweiler Poodle mix is a pleasure to own and he will be a loyal friend.
Most of the time this mix inherits the coat and appearance of the beloved Poodle instead of the daunting appearance of the Rottweiler. You would need to maintain their curly coat with a good brush every day.
This breed of dog can weigh between 60 and 130 pounds, although it depends on which Poodle was used for breeding. Get this dog breed if you are looking for an attractive dog breed that can protect and accompany you.
Rottweiler and Boxer Mix (Boxrott)
The Boxrott is a mixed breed made by crossing the Rottweiler and a pure-bred Boxer. The Boxrott inherits the outstanding qualities of both parents, eternal energy, alertness, and protective qualities without being too aggressive.
Their bodies are built with muscle and strong bones giving them a sturdy figure. Their face is a combination of both Boxer and Rottweiler features.
The Boxrott height ranges from 23 to 24 inches for this popular American Rottweiler mix dog breed. With a smaller body frame, they can weigh 80 pounds but can easily become obese when overfed!
They wear short hair coat and do not shed much but we would suggest to brush them once a week. Their coats can feature two colors that are seamlessly fused together. The main coat colors are fawn, black, brown brindle, red (ginger), or white.
The owner needs to assure adequate exercise is provided. In good health, the Rottweiler Boxer lifespan can be up to 13 years.
Rottweiler and Saint Bernard Mix (St Weiler)
The appearance of the Rottweiler and Saint Bernard dog is marked by the sheer size of this enormous dog breed. Saint Weiler (St Weiler) stands at 22 to 28 inches tall and weighs a whopping 100 to 180 pounds.
Taming this giant dog will take intense training from puppyhood. Socializing with children and other dogs will prevent any chances of attacks.
Their greatest asset is excellent hearing, which makes them perfect guard dogs that are alert. They have high energy requirements and need one hour of daily exercise to keep the extra weight gain off.
The good thing is that they do not shed much and the bad news is they drool a lot, a trait they inherit from St Bernard. They have a straight medium length hair coat that comes in four main colors; red, brown, black, and white.
This designer dog breed is at risk of several diseases like bloat, eye diseases, thyroid problems, and heart conditions.
A garden is mandatory for these active dogs. They are suitable for a cool climate due to their thick coat.
Rottweiler Originated in Germany and were used for herding cattle. Nowadays they also serve well as police dogs.
Strong built, muscular, and tough, Rottweiler are medium to large in size. They are generally known for their aggression, alertness, and bravery.
These dogs are faithful and loving to their families but can be suspicious toward strangers. They make ferocious, and dangerous guard dogs, and should be well trained to avoid accidents.
Standing between 22 to 27 inches tall and a mass of 85 to 130 pounds, these dogs are on the larger side. In good health, they tend to live beyond 10 years.