The Rottweiler is an extremely popular dog breed in the United States. What was once a hard-working breed used for pulling cats is now one of America’s favorite companions. This breed is strong, friendly, and loyal, so it’s no surprise that many modern breeders are using it to create new mixed breeds that retain the greatest features of the Rottweiler but providing it with a new look. If you love your Rottweiler but are looking for something a little different, keep reading while we look at several breeds that use this dog to create something new to see if any of them are right for your home.
The 14 Popular Rottweiler Mixes
1. Rottsky (Rottweiler x Siberian Husky Mix)
Rottweiler and Siberian Husky
The Rottsky is a highly active dog that will require plenty of exercises and a job to do to keep them from misbehaving. This dog is perfect for someone with a large family or several acres of land that it can run on to burn off its excess energy. It usually has any of the colors available in either breed, and it keeps the wide head and broad muzzle of the Rottweiler.
2. Golden Rottie (Golden Retriever x Rottweiler Mix)
Rottweiler and Golden Retriever
The Golden Rottie usually takes its body style and love of swimming from its Golden Retriever parent, but you will notice the unmistakable Rottweiler eyes. This breed is extremely friendly and loves to be around people.
3. German Rottie (German Shepherd x Rottweiler Mix)
Rottweiler and German Shepherd
The Golden Rottie usually retains the overall appearance of the Rottweiler, but it can vary considerably from dog to dog. It can have several colors in its coat, including black, brown, red, grey, white, and cream. It’s a calm and independent dog that can become aggressive if you don’t properly socialize it as a puppy. However, it loves to cuddle and often sits on your lap at the end of the day.
Rottweiler and Border Collie
The Borderwieler is one of the newer mixed breeds, and there isn’t much we know about them yet. However, it will make a great watchdog because it has both parents’ intelligent and alert nature. In addition, it has a medium-length coat that often resembles the Rottweiler, and it has plenty of energy that will require time set aside each day playing.
Rottweiler and Bassett Hound
The Rotthound is an interesting mix that really brings out the tracking capabilities of both parents. It can weigh as much as 100 pounds with a coat that’s available in many varieties. It’s generally a loving breed that enjoys showing affection, but it can also become stubborn if there is something it wants.
Rottweiler and Boxer
The Boxweiler is an attractive shorthair mix that is easy to maintain and requires very little grooming. It’s a larger dog that can weigh more than 100 pounds and is available in several colors, including black, white, fawn, and brown. It can be stubborn and difficult to train, but it makes a great watchdog and is affectionate with family members.
Rottweiler and Doberman Pinscher
The Rotterman is a strong breed that makes an excellent guard dog. It’s intelligent enough to work with law enforcement and is usually quite affectionate toward family members, especially children. It’s a larger dog that usually reaches more than 100 pounds, and you can find it in red, blue, fawn, brown, and rust colors.
Rottweiler and Weimaraner
The Weimerrott is another short-haired dog with a muscular build. The fur often appears faded, which is how the dog gets its nickname of “grey ghost.” This breed can get quite large and usually weighs close to 130 pounds, and it will require plenty of early socialization to keep it from becoming aggressive toward strange dogs.
Rottweiler and Chihuahua
The Rotthuahua is smaller than many of the other mixes on this list, and on occasion, it can get quite small if the body takes after the Chihuahua parent more than the Rottweiler. These dogs are better suited to an experienced owner because the Chihuahua parent can cause this breed to be stubborn and difficult to train. However, with the proper training, these dogs make wonderful pets.
Rottweiler and Pug
The Pugweiler is one of the smaller breeds we looked at so far, and it rarely exceeds 20 pounds. It sheds much less than its Rottweiler parents though it usually takes its color pattern. This breed is exceptionally obedient. Loyal, and affectionate but it can become aggressive toward other animals if not properly socialized as a puppy.
Rottweiler and American Bulldog
The Bullweiler is a large dog that often weighs more than 100 pounds but is very loving and friendly. It has short, stiff fur that is easy to maintain by brushing it every few days to spread the natural oils and bring out the shine. Early socialization will help it get along better with family members and other pets.
Rottweiler and Shar Pei
The Peiweiler is another large dog, but this is one of the friendlier breeds. It generally has a large body with a square head. The coat will be brown, black, gold or tan and the eyes will be dark and round. Most owners comment that this dog is calm and patient, making it an excellent choice for children.
13. New Rottland
Rottweiler and Newfoundland
The NewRottland is an interesting breed that enjoys being around family members. It has an expressive face and usually has its tongue hanging out. While it looks intimidating, it rarely becomes aggressive and enjoys playing with children that will give it the kind of attention it craves.
Rottweiler and Dalmation
The Rottmation is an interesting breed with a tall and slim body. It’s a low-maintenance dog that can often weigh up to 100 pounds. It makes an excellent watchdog but will prefer to play with small children if any are available. It’s smart and easy to train, but it does not like being left alone too long and doing so will usually cause it to become destructive, tearing up furniture and pillows.
As you can see, there are several different mixed breeds available, and new ones come out every day. If you are looking for a new pet, we recommend the Golden Rottie or the Pugweiler as both dogs are extremely affectionate and will make a great pet for your home without barking a lot or having a tendency to get into mischief. However, if you have experience and patience, we’re sure you would be happy with any of the dogs on this list.
We hope you have enjoyed reading over this list and found a few breeds you hadn’t heard of before. If we have helped you choose your next pet, please share these Rottweiler mixes on Facebook and Twitter.
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