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Samoyed Rottweiler Mix: Pictures, Care Guide, Temperament & Traits

Rachael Gerkensmeyer

By Rachael Gerkensmeyer

Parent breeds of the Samoyed Rottweiler Mix

Both the Rottweiler and the Samoyed are popular dog breeds in their own right. While both the Rottweiler and the Samoyed have been mixed with a variety of other dog breeds, the Samoyed Rottweiler Mix is a rare dog that most people have never even heard of. However, this hybrid is gaining in popularity. So, what is the Rottweiler Samoyed all about? This helpful guide should give you a good idea of what to expect if you become the proud owner of this beautiful mixed breed.

Breed Overview

Height: 19–27 inches
Weight: 50–120 pounds
Lifespan: 8–14 years
Colors: Black, brown, cream, lighter markings
Suitable for: Active families, those looking for a low-shedding dog
Temperament: Independent, loyal, protective, adventurous, sociable

Rottweilers and Samoyeds are both independent, outgoing dogs with strong personalities. They have many great traits that are given to their mixed offspring. However, they also have challenging traits that can be passed on. One Samoyed Rottweiler Mix dog might take after their Samoyed parent more, another might be more like their Rottweiler parent, or one might take on a complementary mix of both parents’ traits. Basically, every Samoyed Rottweiler puppy is bound to be different and unique when it comes to personality and temperament.

Samoyed Rottweiler Mix Characteristics


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Samoyed Rottweiler Mix Puppies

Parent breeds of the Samoyed Rottweiler Mix Puppy
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These mixed-breed puppies are small and cute when they are first born, but they grow quickly and steadily into large dogs by the time that they are just about 1 year old. Even then, they have about another year of growing before they are mature. Puppyhood is an important time for these dogs, as they must learn to socialize with other people and animals so they don’t become aloof, wary, or even scared in social situations as adults.

Parent breeds of the Samoyed Rottweiler Mix
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Temperament & Intelligence of the Samoyed Rottweiler Mix 🧠

To understand the temperament and intelligence of the Samoyed Rottweiler Mix, we must understand each of the parent breeds. These dogs will take on traits from both parents, but there is no way to determine exactly which ones a Samoyed Rottweiler Mix will inherit. Still, understanding each parent breed can give you an idea of the types of personality and temperament traits that a Samoyed Rottweiler dog might display as they age.

Understanding the Samoyed

samoyed dog in the middle of a flower field
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The typical Samoyed is a friendly dog with personable tendencies toward their family members and those they interact with while in social settings. These smart dogs tend to appreciate their independence yet enjoy their time with companions. Samoyeds do not like being left alone for long periods and can quickly develop separation anxiety without plenty of human attention and interaction.

Samoyeds love to dig, so owners should be prepared to find holes in their yards if their dogs spend time outside unsupervised. When socialized from an early age, these dogs can get along well with other dogs that they meet in public places like dog parks. They can also get along with kids but may be pushy with little ones due to their herding tendencies.

Understanding the Rottweiler

rottweiler dog standing on grass
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Rottweilers are strong, confident dogs that show loyalty to their human companions. They are usually calm in social settings, and while courageous, they aren’t known for showing aggression unless they perceive a serious threat. These protective dogs will let companions know when something doesn’t seem right outside.

These dogs are playful and even funny when spending time with other people and dogs. They’re typically fantastic with children. They also like to take part in activities like fetching, swimming, and hiking. Rottweilers do have territorial instincts, but early training and socialization can help positively harness those instincts into things like protection at home and understanding boundaries in public.

Are These Dogs Good for Families? 👪

Since both the Rottweiler and Samoyed are typically good in family settings, most Samoyed Rottweiler Mixes are good with kids and can happily reside in a busy household full of people. They should be supervised around young children, though, as their rambunctiousness can get out of hand and result in accidental injuries. Everyone in the house should understand basic obedience commands when interacting with this large, playful mixed breed.

Does This Breed Get Along With Other Pets?

Yes, this mixed breed generally gets along with other pets if they are socialized and learn to live with them as puppies. A grown Samoyed Rottweiler Mix that has not been socialized might find it challenging to integrate into a home with other pets already living in it. The same goes for accepting new pets into a home that they have grown up in as an “only pet.” It is important to ensure that an older dog that you are considering adopting has been socialized and has proven that they can get along with other animals.

Parent breeds of the Samoyed Rottweiler Mix
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Things to Know When Owning a Samoyed Rottweiler Mix

Before deciding whether this mixed breed is right for your household, you should learn about their diet, exercise, and grooming requirements to ensure that you can meet these needs in the long term.

Food & Diet Requirements 🦴

The Samoyed Rottweiler Mix is a large dog with a robust physique, so they require a diet high in protein and healthy carbohydrates for strong bone and muscle growth and a healthy body overall. Look for a commercial food recipe that is designed specifically for large breed dogs to ensure that all nutritional requirements will be met for proper growth and development. Follow the feeding guidelines on the packaging of the food, or consult your veterinarian for guidance.

Exercise 🐕

Samoyed Rottweiler Mixes are large, muscular, and energetic, so they need plenty of daily exercise to get rid of the pent-up energy that they accrue while spending time with their family indoors. According to the PDSA, both the Samoyed and the Rottweiler should get about 2 hours of exercise each day to stay happy and healthy, but most owners find that a minimum of 1 hour of exercise a day is sufficient if extra indoor activities and mind games are also a part of the routine.

These hybrid dogs need about the same amount of exercise and mental stimulation. The main form of exercise for a Samoyed Rottweiler Mix should come in the form of brisk walking or moderate hiking, but you can also have them go swimming, play at the dog park, and jog on the beach. In addition, you’ll need to provide games and exercises indoors that will help stimulate their mind, such as hide-and-seek and puzzle toys.

Parent breeds of the Samoyed Rottweiler Mix
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Training 🎾

This mixed breed must be trained at an early age to ensure that they don’t become aggressive, antisocial, and hard to handle by the time that they become adults. These are loyal and intelligent dogs, but they need guidance when it comes to knowing how they should behave in family and social settings.

Fortunately, their smarts make training easy—at least when it comes to basic obedience. Still, it’s a good idea to employ the help of a professional trainer if you don’t have any experience yourself. These dogs can do well in agility training because they have plenty of athleticism and energy to excel. Other types of training that these dogs may do well at include guarding and serving the disabled.

Grooming ✂️

Depending on the type of coat that a Samoyed Rottweiler Mix has, their grooming needs may be easy or moderate. If their coat is more like their Samoyed parent, they are at risk of developing mats, so brushing should take place several times a week, if not daily. A pin brush might be needed to get tangles from forming at the base of the coat.

If this mixed breed’s coat is more like their Rottweiler parent, brushing only needs to be done once or twice a week to keep shedding under control. Their nails should stay naturally trimmed due to all the outdoor exercise that they get. Their teeth should be brushed or dental chews offered regularly.

Health and Conditions ❤️

Both the Rottweiler and the Samoyed are susceptible to developing various health conditions, so the mixed dogs may have the same susceptibilities.

Minor Conditions
  • Dental disease
  • Ligament damage
  • Dermatitis
  • Allergies
Serious Conditions
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Heart disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Entropian
  • Osteochondrosis
  • Progressive retinal atrophy

Male vs. Female

When it comes to differences in sex, the most notable one is size. Males tend to be taller and more filled out than females. They also tend to be more independent and aloof. Otherwise, both males and females are loyal, smart, playful, and curious dogs that can do well in a variety of household types.

Parent breeds of the Samoyed Rottweiler Mix
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3 Little-Known Facts About the Samoyed Rottweiler Mix

1. These Dogs Can Be Shy

Although courageous and confident in general, these dogs can get shy when they are thrust into social settings that they are not prepared for. They might sit in a corner and watch from afar or simply ignore those trying to interact with them. Socialization from a young age can help keep shyness at bay.

2. Many of Them Love to Swim

Many Samoyed Rottweiler Mixes love all types of exercise, including swimming. They can quickly learn to swim and will have no problem jumping into the swimming pool or riding the waves at the beach whenever they have an opportunity.

3. They Can Be Really Goofy

If the mood in the room is playful, chances are that a Samoyed Rottweiler Mix will start to look for laughs from their companions. They might start hopping around and displaying tricks that they’ve been taught or animatedly play with their toys. They will enjoy all the attention that they get from being so silly!

Parent breeds of the Samoyed Rottweiler Mix
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Final Thoughts

The Samoyed Rottweiler Mix is a lively, loyal dog breed that may be right for your family if you have the time to provide them with plenty of attention and daily exercise. It’s a good idea to spend time with both the Rottweiler and the Samoyed if possible to get an idea of how it would be to live with them. From there, you can imagine what it would be like to make this mixed breed part of your family dynamic.

Featured Imaged Credit: Left – Barcs Tamás, Unsplash | Right – RebeccasPictures, Pixabay

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