Rottweilers are a versatile breed that’s used in police forces and militaries around the world but also has a home in the hearts of the many families that they belong to as well. They might look intimidating, but they can be loving and affectionate pets that are undyingly loyal, all traits that make them wildly popular.
But breeders love to experiment, and by crossing the Rottweiler with other purebred dogs of numerous different breeds, they’ve created many hybrid Rottweiler mixes that have varied personalities and looks to fit every situation. Here are 25 of the best and most popular Rottweiler mixed breeds.
1. Rottsky (Rottweiler x Siberian Husky)
Like the Rottweiler, the Siberian Husky is a working dog with an athletic build. Their offspring, the Rottsky, is just as athletic, with a lean but muscular build, and a personality that’s bristling with energy. They can weigh up to 75 pounds and stand over two feet tall, so they’re not exactly small.
The Rottsky needs lots of space to run around and plenty of exercise to keep them occupied. Since both parents are working dogs, the Rottsky is most happy when it is given a task or job to perform. They also do well with training and can easily learn obedience commands with a bit of positive reinforcement.
2. German Rottie (Rottweiler x German Shepherd)
The German Shepherd is another dog that’s used by militaries and police forces around the world, so when you combine them with the Rottweiler, you’re bound to get an intelligent, hard-working dog that’s inclined to be obedient. But when you combine the German Shepherds penchant for aggression and the Rottweiler’s instinctive protective nature, you get the potential for a dangerous dog.
Of course, with proper training and socialization, the German Rottie can make an excellent family pet, working dog, or even service dog. They’re very easy to train and willing to take commands. They’re also quite prone to destructive behaviors and separation anxiety, a bad combination when you consider their massive size of up to 115 pounds.
3. French Bullweiler (Rottweiler x French Bulldog)
The French Bullweiler is an interesting mix of a Rottweiler and the French Bulldog. They often look like a French Bulldog, but stockier and more muscular with Rottweiler colorations and markings.
Unsurprisingly, this breed can range in size pretty drastically. On the small side, a French Bullweiler can be just 13 inches tall and weigh just 25 pounds. On the larger side, they might be 85 pounds and stand 25 inches tall!
4. Saint Weiler (Rottweiler x Saint Bernard)
Though the Saint Bernard and Rottweiler are both rather large breeds, their offspring aren’t as large as you might think. Instead, they weigh around 80-100 pounds and stand about 26 inches in height. Still, that’s certainly not a small dog by any standard, so you’ll want to make sure you have plenty of room for this dog if you plan on adding one to your family.
Saint Weilers, also called Bernweilers, are generally calm, quiet, reserved dogs that take a lot of their personality from the Saint Bernard side of the family. They’re also naturally protective of their family and alert as guard dogs, so you really get the best of each parent breed in the Saint Weiler.
5. Labrottie (Rottweiler x Labrador Retriever)
Whenever you cross two working dog breeds, you’re almost guaranteed to get athletic, intelligent, hard-working offspring. The Labrottie is no exception. Labrotties are fast learners gifted with above-average intelligence and a friendly demeanor. But if they’re not trained early on, they can develop quite the independent side, which can make them difficult to control.
Though the Labrottie is friendly with family and known acquaintances, they can be aloof around strangers. They also don’t always do well with children, so they’re generally not suggested for families with small kids running around.
6. Borderweiler (Rottweiler x Border Collie)
The Borderweiler is full of energy and brimming with intelligence. They’re great family dogs that get along well with other pets and children, but they’re distrusting of strangers and can also make excellent protectors and watchdogs.
Also known as the Rottcollie, this breed can vary drastically in size and appearance depending on which genes are most prevalent. Borderweilers can weigh as little as 30 pounds at 19 inches if the Border Collie genes take over, or as much as 135 pounds at a height of 27 inches if the Rottweiler genes are dominant.
7. Weimarrott (Rottweiler x Weimaraner)
Intelligent and attractive, the Weimarrott is a dog that can fill many roles from companion to guard dog to hunting dog. They’re large dogs that look like a sleeker Rottweiler with a longer snout and a lighter coat. They’re strong and smart, and can even make good service dogs.
8. Rotterman (Rottweiler x Doberman Pinscher)
Doberman Pinschers and Rottweilers are both very popular breeds. Put them together, and the Rotterman that results has become almost as popular as either parent. They’re a big dog that needs a lot of space, weighing up to 130 pounds and standing as tall as 28 inches.
The Rotterman is an intelligent breed that makes an excellent companion. They’re very loyal and long for your affection but can also have an independent streak if you don’t train it out early on. Unfortunately, they’re susceptible to several health concerns that you’ll want to watch out for.
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9. Weiler Dane (Rottweiler x Great Dane)
Great Danes are known as gentle giants who don’t know their own size. They’re loved by many, but their notoriously short lifespans make them difficult to love since you know they’ll be gone in just four to eight years. But the Weiler Dane, a Rottweiler, and Great Dane mix, has a similar temperament and size as the Great Dane, but with a lifespan of 7-10 years.
Though the Weiler Dane is a massive dog that weighs between 150 and 175 pounds and stands 33 inches tall, it has no idea that it’s a giant. Similar to the Great Dane, the Weiler Dane will try to sit on your lap and crawl in your bed, never suspecting that it might not fit.
10. Rotthound (Rottweiler x Basset Hound)
Rotthounds are a very rare breed, and they have a very unique look. They have the short and stubby legs of a Bassett Hound with a long thick body and a big head and neck like a Rottweiler! They could certainly be called the most interesting Rottweiler mix!
11. Boxweiler (Rottweiler x Boxer)
Also known as the Boxrott, the Boxweiler is the sleek, muscular result of crossing a Rottweiler and a Boxer. They can get up to 80 pounds, making them a pretty sizable dog. This breed combines the spunky energetic attitude of the Boxer, who is always ready to play, with the loyalty and dependability of the Rottweiler.
Overall, the Boxweiler is a pretty healthy breed with few health concerns. With proper care, they can easily reach 13 years of age. But they’ll need plenty of exercise to get rid of all that Boxer energy. Otherwise, you’ll have a big, strong, destructive dog on your hands.
12. Rottle (Rottweiler x Poodle)
If you’re looking for a Rottweiler mix that will be a part of your family for a long time to come, then you’ll want to strongly consider the Rottle, or Rottoodle as it’s sometimes called. They have a lifespan of up to 15 years, despite their susceptibility to several known health concerns.
Poodles have a pretty high prey drive, so for your Rottle to be good around pets and children, you’ll need to socialize it early on and often. These dogs have tons of energy that’s packed into a powerful frame that can reach sizes of 25 inches and weight as much as 120 pounds.
13. Golden Rottie (Rottweiler x Golden Retriever)
Like most Rottweiler mixes, the Golden Rottie has inherited the strong guarding instinct. When combined with the Golden Retrievers friendly disposition and easy trainability, the result is a great family dog that’s easy to train and gets along well with the whole family.
But Golden Rotties are very active and need lots of space to get the excess energy out of their 100-pound bodies. Interestingly, it’s the females who tend to be the larger, heavier specimens.
14. Pitweiler (Rottweiler x Pitbull)
If you want a dog that can intimidate strangers with a look but is really a lovable sweetheart inside, then you might take a closer look at the Pitweiler. This Rottweiler and Pit Bull mix is covered in muscle, just like both parents. They’re also extremely loyal and very intelligent, making them excellent companions who are easily trainable.
Though Rottweilers are generally calm, Pitweilers tend to have a lot more energy. They’re very powerful and can reach weights of 100 pounds, so you’ll want to ensure you spend plenty of time training and exercising your Pitweiler. But with proper care, you can expect your Pitweiler to live as long as 15 years.
15. Mastweiler (Rottweiler x Mastiff)
It should come as no surprise that the offspring of the Rottweiler and the Mastiff, the Mastweiler, is a giant dog. They can be as heavy as 130 pounds at a height of 27 inches. They’ve been successfully used as guard dogs, trackers, and even in police work.
Mastweilers are very intelligent and can learn to do jobs or tasks or follow obedience commands. But they can also be stubborn and independent, so they require an experienced trainer.
16. Rottgi (Rottweiler x Corgi)
The Rottweiler and the Corgi are both popular breeds that were bred as working dogs, but that’s where the similarities end. The Corgi is a small dog used for herding that only reaches 10-12 inches in height. But when combined with the Rottweiler, the resulting Rottgi can potentially be as heavy as 135 pounds at a height of 27 inches!
Of course, they won’t all be that size. It just depends on which side of the family a pup takes after. But either way, the Rottgi will shed excessively, so you’ll need to groom it several times each week. Though they’re a bit high maintenance, the Rottgi is also a playful pup with goofy antics that makes it cute despite its large size.
17. Rotthuahua (Rottweiler x Chihuahua)
On paper, the Rotthuahua might seem like the strangest mix you’ve ever heard of. Who would imagine crossing a Chihuahua with a great big Rottweiler? Well, someone tried it, and the result is an interesting breed, to say the least.
There’s no telling what your Rotthuahua will look like. It’s like a genetic lottery. They could be small like a Chihuahua or as large as 90 pounds if the Rottweiler side takes over. That might explain why this is such a rare breed to find. But if you’re lucky enough to add one to your family, it will be around for a while since they have been known to live as long as 18 years!
18. Pugweiler (Rottweiler x Pug)
A mixture nearly as strange as the Rotthuahua, the Pugweiler is a breed that only a breeder’s mad scientist mind could concoct. Of course, it’s not possible in the natural world for these two breeds to mate, so they had to be created artificially, which makes this breed rather pricey.
Pugs are known for their friendly disposition, a trait that is apparent in most Pugweilers. But they’re also known for shedding quite a bit, a trait which is shared by the Rottweiler. Expect your Pugweiler to shed constantly, which means lots of grooming and lots of cleaning!
19. Aussierottie (Rottweiler x Australian Shepherd)
When you mix a Rottweiler with an Australian Shepherd, a herding dog known for its intelligence and trainability, the result is the Aussierottie. The Aussierottie is a friendly dog that gets along with everyone, though it’s been known to herd children and small pets. Of course, if your kids are always running around like madmen, this might be welcome behavior!
The Aussierottie takes well to training and learns quickly, thanks to its high levels of intelligence. It’s also a very athletic breed that does well in many different canine sports. They can weigh between 50 and 120 pounds and reach heights of 25 inches.
20. Rotticorso (Rottweiler x Cane Corso)
When you mix two big breeds like the Rottweiler and the Cane Corso, the result is sure to be pretty large. The Rotticorso is generally between 80 and 120 pounds at heights of 22 to 27 inches, which definitely qualifies as a big dog. Moreover, they’re strong, covered in muscle, and very athletic, so they can be more than a handful if not properly trained and socialized.
This is an energetic dog, and a big dog with too much energy can turn to destructive behaviors. Take care of this by providing plenty of exercise and training to keep your Rotticorso mentally and physically engaged. Though they’re intelligent and can be trained well, they can also be stubborn, so previous dog training experience is recommended.
21. Cockweiler (Rottweiler x Cocker Spaniel)
Though the Cockweiler generally turns out to be a medium-sized dog, they have been known to be as heavy as 130 pounds, which definitely classifies as large. They’re known for being very friendly and intelligent, making them a trainer’s dream.
On the other hand, the Cockweiler has tons of energy and requires an outlet, which means you need to provide lots of exercise and plenty of space to run around. But that’s not all. This breed needs lots of attention, so don’t leave it alone for long periods unless you want your dog to develop destructive habits. This breed is prone to separation anxiety, so you’ll want to provide plenty of attention and affection.
22. Englishweiler (Rottweiler x English Bulldog)
Many would say the Englishweiler looks intimidating, but those who have met one that’s been properly trained and socialized would say it’s a sweet and friendly dog that gets on well with everyone. That’s mostly true, but because of their fierce protective instincts, you wouldn’t want one of these dogs thinking you were trying to hurt their family.
Though the Rottweiler is a highly intelligent dog, the Englishweiler is not. They can be trained, but they’re a bit slower to learn than other breeds.
23. Peiweiler (Rottweiler x Shar-Pei)
The Peiweiler is a big, adorable, teddy bear of a dog. It looks like a Rottweiler but with big sagging jowls and extra rolls of skin like the Shar-Pei. They’re a pretty sizable breed, often reaching 100 pounds at 22 inches tall.
For a dog of this size, the Peiweiler has a long lifespan of up to 13 years, despite the several health concerns that commonly plague this breed.
24. Bullweiler (Rottweiler x English Bulldog)
Though both parent breeds of the Bullweiler have earned a bit of a reputation as tough and sometimes aggressive dogs, the Bullweiler is actually a friendly and affable pup. They have strong protective instincts and are extremely loyal, making them a great family dog as long as they’re properly socialized and trained.
Luckily, the Bullweiler is very smart and takes well to obedience training, so training it shouldn’t be an issue. They can be pretty large, though, so you’ll want to begin training as a puppy. They can be as small as 40 pounds or as big as 120 pounds and range in height from 12 to 27 inches.
25. American Bullweiler (Rottweiler x American Bulldog)
A muscular and athletic mix that can weigh up to 90 pounds, the American Bullweiler is intimidating looking, but loving by nature. It’s extremely loyal to its family and makes an excellent companion. Thanks to its Rottweiler roots, the American Bullweiler also makes a formidable guard dog.
This breed has a surprising amount of energy. You’ll need plenty of space for them and time to give them daily exercise. But you won’t have to spend much time grooming since they’re a pretty low maintenance breed.
From the calm and docile to the energetic and spunky, ranging in size from very small to absolutely massive, the range of Rottweiler mixes is broad and vast. They’ve been crossed with everything from Pugs to Bulldogs to Mastiffs and Saint Bernards. But in the end, they all seem to maintain a lot of that innate Rottweiler protective nature.
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- 1. Rottsky (Rottweiler x Siberian Husky)
- 2. German Rottie (Rottweiler x German Shepherd)
- 3. French Bullweiler (Rottweiler x French Bulldog)
- 4. Saint Weiler (Rottweiler x Saint Bernard)
- 5. Labrottie (Rottweiler x Labrador Retriever)
- 6. Borderweiler (Rottweiler x Border Collie)
- 7. Weimarrott (Rottweiler x Weimaraner)
- 8. Rotterman (Rottweiler x Doberman Pinscher)
- 9. Weiler Dane (Rottweiler x Great Dane)
- 10. Rotthound (Rottweiler x Basset Hound)
- 11. Boxweiler (Rottweiler x Boxer)
- 12. Rottle (Rottweiler x Poodle)
- 13. Golden Rottie (Rottweiler x Golden Retriever)
- 14. Pitweiler (Rottweiler x Pitbull)
- 15. Mastweiler (Rottweiler x Mastiff)
- 16. Rottgi (Rottweiler x Corgi)
- 17. Rotthuahua (Rottweiler x Chihuahua)
- 18. Pugweiler (Rottweiler x Pug)
- 19. Aussierottie (Rottweiler x Australian Shepherd)
- 20. Rotticorso (Rottweiler x Cane Corso)
- 21. Cockweiler (Rottweiler x Cocker Spaniel)
- 22. Englishweiler (Rottweiler x English Bulldog)
- 23. Peiweiler (Rottweiler x Shar-Pei)
- 24. Bullweiler (Rottweiler x English Bulldog)
- 25. American Bullweiler (Rottweiler x American Bulldog)