As an iconic Germany dog breed, the Rottweiler is easily one of the best companion and guard dogs we have today. They’re sensitive, affectionate but also brave when need be. For these reasons, the Rottie makes an excellent dog to crossbreed with.
In North America, the Rottweiler is a popular one. In fact, they’re consistently in AKC’s 10 most popular dog breeds list each year. As a result, they’re some of the most popular mixes, as there’s really no short supply of Rottweilers.
From obvious mixes like the Rotterman to the less common Dachsweiler, there’s a perfect Rottweiler mix for everyone. This list can essentially be endless, but here are our favorite Rottweiler mixes that will surprise you.
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Table of Contents
- What’s a Rottweiler?
- Best Rottweiler Mixes
- 1. Weimarrott
- 2. New Rottland
- 3. Dachsweiler
- 4. Rotticorso
- 5. Rott Pei
- 6. Golden Rottie
- 7. Springer Rottie
- 8. Staffweiler
- 9. Schnauzweiler
- 10. Rottie Shepherd
- 11. Staffie Bullweiler
- 12. Rottie Bordeaux
- 13. Rottpeake
- 14. Pinweiler
- 15. Rotterman
- 16. French Bullweiler
- 17. Boxweiler
- 18. American Bullweiler
- 19. Weiler Dane
- 20. Labrottie
- 21. Saint Weiler
- 22. Reagle
- 23. English Mastweiler
- 24. Rottsky
- 25. Bull Mastweiler
- 26. Rottmatian
- 27. Rottle
- 28. Bernese Rottie
- 29. Jackweiler
- 30. Rottie Aussie
- 31. Border Rollie
What’s a Rottweiler?
Rottweilers are some of the oldest working dog breeds with origins that can be traced as far back as the Roman Empire. They’ve had a long history and tradition of excellence, working as herding dogs, guard dogs, companions and more.
They’re widely considered as the ultimate multi-purpose guard dogs, though many of them live normal lives as loving family companions and guard dogs. However, there’s so much more to the Rottweiler than just dependable protection.
They’re affectionate, loving, kind, gentle and sweet-natured dogs – all of which, is what you least expect from a capable guard dog. Furthermore, their high intelligence makes them excellent at learning tricks and commands. They also play well with older kids.
She’s very much a velcro dog and will follow me from room to room. Rotties are very intelligent and it’s amazing how they can understand language.– Rainahsmom (Rottweilers Online)
Rottweilers can stand anywhere from 24 to 27 inches and sport their iconic black & tan coats. They’re built with a muscular frame that very few people would dare to mess with. In other words, they certainly look the part (like a fearless guard dog).
Once you get to know these dogs, you’ll notice their silly personalities stand out. Behind all that brawn and strength is just a goofy and fun-loving dog who wants to put a smile on your face. Despite popular belief, Rotties are very family-oriented dogs.
Overall, Rottweilers are typically calm and confident dogs, especially if properly socialized. If they sense a threat to the pack, however, their demeanor quickly switches to a reliable and alert protector. They will always have your back.
Best Rottweiler Mixes
There are too many Rottweiler mixes that deserve a spot on this list. By no means is this an exhaustive list, as there’s a unreal number of possibilities.
Even so, these are our favorite and most popular hybrids. Leave a comment in the section below to tell us which Rottweiler mix is your favorite.
Parents: Weimaraner x Rottweiler mix
The Weimarrott combines two of Germany’s finest working dogs, the Rottweiler and the Weimaraner. This combination forms the perfect balance of physical prowess, offering both speed and strength in this hybrid dog.
Though Weimaraners are known for their gray coats (hence, the nickname “gray ghost”), the Weimarrott can come in various colors. Anything from solid black, a tan or brown is possible for this mix. The blue eyes of the Weimaraner may also be inherited.
As energetic as the Rottweiler is, the Weimaraner side brings even more energy into the mix. If you can meet their physical needs, the Weimarrott is not a bad Rottweiler mix to look into. They’re reserved for active owners, but they’re well worth it.
2. New Rottland
Parents: Newfoundland x Rottweiler mix
Sometimes called the Newfweiler, the New Rottland is the Rottweiler and Newfoundland hybrid. If you think about it, this Rottweiler mix is one of the most obvious hybrids given the similarity of the two parents’ temperaments.
Both are gentle and loving dogs, though I would consider the Newfoundland more of a “gentle giant” than the Rottie. The two parent breeds are ultra loyal – almost to a fault. But that’s what makes them such excellent family dogs.
While Rottweilers aren’t small by any means, Newfoundlands are considerably larger. As such, this result is a massive 28 to 30 inch mixed dog breed. But because they’re durable and big, a New Rottland will be able to withstand the rough play from rowdy kids.
Parents: Dachshund x Rottweiler mix
The Dachsweiler is a hybrid that tops the list of the least obvious Rottweiler mixes. So who’s idea was it to cross Germany’s smallest dog breed with a Rottie? Well, the Dachshund Rottweiler mix does exist, and they’re beautiful dogs.
Dachsweilers are rare and not a common sight, even in Germany. Because of the glaring size and body difference, the looks of the Dachsweiler can vary quite a lot. Even temperaments won’t be consistent because they’re relatively new dogs.
However, most Dachsweilers will sport the signature elongated body and short legs of the Dachshund, but the sturdy frame of the Rottweiler. From the limited samples we’ve seen, we know they’re loyal and playful, much like their parents.
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Parents: Cane Corso x Rottweiler mix
The Rotticorso is the mix of two big and strong guard dogs: the Cane Corso Italiano and Rottweiler. With a dominant personality, they’re not ideal for novice trainers or owners. They want to be the alpha, so a firm yet consistent hand is needed.
When it comes to work ethic, few hybrids are as hard working as the Rotticorso. In fact, they thrive best when given a “job” or assignment in the home. This can come in the form of herding, guarding or even a set of daily obedience trainings.
Despite their presiding nature, Rotticorsos can be great family dogs if you keep some of their dominant behaviors in check. On the bright side, they’re loyal, affectionate and instinctively protective. A huge plus is that they get along great with older kids.
5. Rott Pei
Parents: Shar Pei x Rottweiler mix
The Rott Pei combines the best of the east and west. By crossbreeding China’s Shar Pei with Germany’s Rottweiler, you get a unique and lovable Rottie mix. And while they’re not as popular as other hybrids, they’re still an excellent option.
Both parent breeds are incredibly devoted and protective of the pack. As such, the Rott Pei is the same way without the territorial aggression (given proper socialization). They’re gentle and affectionate, which make them excellent playmates for kids too.
Always dependable, the Rott Pei feels an innate responsibility to look after the pack. Excellent leadership is needed for these dogs to respect you and other family members. So, make sure you interact with them using confidence and consistency.
6. Golden Rottie
Parents: Golden Retriever x Rottweiler mix
Given that both the Golden Retriever and Rottweiler are some of America’s most popular dog breeds, the Golden Rottie was bound to happen. The mesh between the two personalities will result in a playful yet cautious dog.
More often than not, this Rottweiler mix will take on the body of the Golden Retriever, though retaining the colors of the Rottweiler. The result is a good looking dog with a lengthy black fur coat, which means more potential for shedding.
It’s possible this hybrid inherits the Golden’s mouthiness and the Rottie’s aggressive tendencies. But somehow, the two balance each other out to give you an intelligent and loving dog. They will require a lot of exercise and socializing though.
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7. Springer Rottie
Parents: Springer Spaniel x Rottweiler mix
The Springer Rottie is, as you may have guessed, a hybrid of the English Springer Spaniel and Rottweiler. They’re not a common hybrid, but the result is an amazing and fun-loving dog with many ideal traits from both parent breeds.
Rottweilers have a smooth short coat, while the Springer Spaniel has a medium fluffy coat. The Springer Rottie will likely be somewhere in between, though they can lean either way. They’ll also sport a coat that’s black, white, tan, chocolate or a mix.
Springer Rotties are highly active and energetic dogs. With such high endurance, expect to keep them active for many hours each day. And while they’re just as loving as any Rottweiler, they can be aloof and aggressive with strangers.
Parents: Staffordshire x Rottweiler mix
Staffweilers combine two of the most formidable and strongest guard dogs: the Rottweiler and American Staffordshire Terrier. And while they may look intimidating, they’re really just as loving and fun as any other big dog.
Their large head, square shoulders and powerful gait screams “the ultimate guard dog.” And considering they’re about 130 pounds of muscle, standing 26 inches tall, it’s easy to see why. Who dares mess with a Staffweiler?
With the family, Staffweilers are gentle, calm and sweet dogs. You’d never guess unless you personally knew one. But when threats come into play, they’re a completely different dog. The downside is that this mixes requires more socialization than most dogs.
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Parents: Schnauzer x Rottweiler mix
Schnauzers are bred in three size variations (the mini, standard and giant). However, the most common size to crossbreed with the Rottweiler is the Standard Schnauzer. And with a standard, these dogs will be large and hefty.
Despite both parent breeds coming from Germany, this Rottweiler mix is rather rare, at least in North America. There’s very little information on the temperaments regarding the Schnauzweiler. In addition, the appearance will vary a lot.
But given the personalities of the parents, the Schnauzweiler is likely to be a highly intelligent worker. They’ll have high-energy levels and will most likely be excellent guardians too. More often than not, you can expect they’ll inherit the Rottie’s loyalty.
10. Rottie Shepherd
Parents: German Shepherd x Rottweiler mix
Commonly referred to as the Shepweiler, the German Shepherd Rottweiler mix is one of my all-time favorite hybrids. In fact, the two parent breeds are arguably the two most famous dog breeds to ever come out of Germany.
Because both parents are overwhelmingly popular, this Rottweiler mix was inevitable. You can expect a highly intelligent dog that’s both highly obedient and affectionate. However, socialization and training is essential to minimizing aggressive tendencies.
Rottie Shepherds will always be protective and loyal, as seen in both parents. It’s literally in their genes to protect. So, expect a dependable guard dog that also makes a fantastic family companion or play-mate for your older children.
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11. Staffie Bullweiler
Parents: Staffy Bull Terrier x Rottweiler mix
Similar to the Staffweiler, the Staffie Bullweiler crossbreeds the Rottweiler with one of the 4 types of Pit Bull dog breeds. Though instead of the American Staffordshire, this hybrid dog is mixed with the slightly smaller Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
As a result, the Staffie Bullweiler tends to be smaller than the Rottweiler. But thanks to the compact yet muscular body of the Bull Terrier, these hybrids are just as strong with a bit more heft than a purebred Rottweiler. They’re as sturdy as they come.
With this Rottweiler mix, you’ll get a loyal and playful dog that gets along great with kids and other dogs. They’re intelligent and people-oriented, so they’ll respond well to training. However, the Staffweiler will a have dominant personality, so experienced owners are recommended.
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12. Rottie Bordeaux
Parents: Bordeaux Mastiff x Rottweiler mix
The Rottie Bordeaux combines what seems like two intimidating dog breeds, the Rottweiler and Dogue de Bordeaux. But despite their rough and rugged looks, these dogs are both very loving and gentle in the home.
Even so, the Rottie Bordeaux is not recommended for first-time owners. Yes, they may be good-natured dogs, but they tend to develop aggressive tendencies without the proper socializing and training. You’ll want to train with positive reinforcement only.
And while the Rottie Bordeaux is a confident and courageous dog, they will naturally have dominant personalities. With a firm and consistent hand, they can make wonderful playmates for older kids due to their people-pleasing personalities.
Parents: Chesapeake Retriever x Rottweiler mix
Not the most common or obvious Rottweiler mix is the “Rottpeake.” They’re a hybrid of the Rottweiler and Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Both of which, are very different in purpose, looks and temperaments. But when mixed together, they’re amazing dogs.
On one hand, the Chesapeake is one of the best water-bird retrievers in the world. They will be excellent swimmers, whereas Rottweilers tend to struggle with swimming. But Rottpeakes will almost always be highly active and athletic dogs.
They require a great deal of physical activity to prevent any destructive behavior from forming. If you have “jobs” they can do in the home, that’s even better! They’re serious workers with one of the best work ethics, so put this to use if possible.
Parents: Mini Pinscher x Rottweiler mix
The Pinweiler is the unique combination of the Miniature Pinscher and Rottweiler. Yes, you read that right – the miniature version is used for this hybrid. So because of the size difference, this mix can vary a lot in both size and appearance.
For reference, Mini Pinschers weigh no more than 10 pounds. On the other hand, Rottweilers can easily approach the 100-pound mark. As a result, the Pinweiler being anywhere between 30 to 60 pounds and will vary depending on parentage.
From the pinscher side, Pinweilers will likely be lively and playful dogs. They enjoy having fun and make great playmates for other dogs or older children. Needless to say, the Rottie’s well-known loyalty tends to pass on to the Pinweiler.
Parents: Doberman x Rottweiler mix
The Rotterman is another hybrid of two world-famous German dogs: The Doberman Pinscher and the Rottweiler. Aside from body shape and breed standards, these two dog breeds have a ton of ideal traits that’s passed on to the Rotterman.
Rottermans are very patient dogs, especially when it comes to children. They do well with other dogs as long as they were raised up with them. In fact, they’ll make it their responsibility to protect the family, as both parents do too.
Training requires consistency, firmness and patience when it comes to Rotterman. If you have no idea what you’re doing, they can easily become aggressive to strangers. So, they’re not great choices for first time dog owners.
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16. French Bullweiler
Parents: French Bulldog x Rottweiler mix
With how popular both parent breeds are, the French Bullweiler was bound to happen. This hybrid combines the protectiveness of the Rottweiler with the adaptability of the Frenchie to form an all-around family dog.
Thanks to their short and dense coats, the French Bullweiler is a fairly low maintenance dog breed when it comes to grooming. However, they will likely inherit a double coat and will shed quite a bit. So, regular brushing is still necessary.
Depending on the dog, this hybrid can inherit bad behaviors and instincts, such as being over-territorial. So, it’s best to give them plenty of socialization and training. And as intelligent as they are, there should be no problems with training.
Parents: Boxer and Rottweiler mix
Even though both parent breeds are relatively popular dogs in the USA, the Boxer Rottie mix is still fairly new. As a result, Boxweilers can vary more than other hybrids because there is still no breed standard for the dog.
However, most of the time you can count on getting a large and athletic dog with the potential to weigh up to 100 pounds. From the Boxer side, they’ll love playing and will have an upbeat energy that you (the owner) need to help expend.
Boxweilers make good family dogs, but they can be a little sensitive at times, which means they’ll need extra care and attention. Make sure to provide your Boxweiler with daily exercise since they’re prone to gaining weight.
18. American Bullweiler
Parents: American Bulldog x Rottweiler mix
The American Bullweiler is a hybrid dog that combines the courageous Rottie with the classic American Bulldog. If there’s one word to describe this dog, it’s “strong.” As sturdy as the pure Rottweiler is, the Bulldog brings the hybrid to the next level.
Because both parent breeds are physically gifted, you can expect the American Bullweiler to be the same. These dogs tend to inherit the muscular frame from the Bulldog but the athleticism from the Rottweiler. The result is one scary dog.
But don’t worry. Despite the fearsome appearance, these dogs are some of the most loving dogs in the dogdom. They’re truly “people-pleasing” canines, especially when it comes to their family. And as you already know, they make excellent guard dogs.
19. Weiler Dane
Parents: Great Dane x Rottweiler mix
Why not crossbreed the world’s largest dog breed with the already-massive and strong Rottweiler? The Weiler Dane, or Great Dane Rottie mix, is exactly what you’d expect. They’re a massive, gentle yet sweet-natured dog for companionship.
These giant dogs typically stand around 33 inches at the shoulders. What’s even more scary is that they can reach 170 pounds. Just the sheer size of these Rottie mixes can be a convincing deterrents for any potential home intruders.
But when you actually get to know a Weiler Dane, you’ll realize that they’re fun and gentle dogs, thanks to the Dane’s favorable temperament. From the Rottweiler side, they will be very protective of you, yet aloof around strangers.
Parents: Labrador x Rottweiler mix
The Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog breed in America. As a result, this Rottweiler Labrador mix is a fairly prevalent mutt. Unsurprisingly, the Labrottie is a dog that highlights the best qualities from each parent breed.
They want nothing more than to please their owners, much like the Labrador parent. If you can spend some quality time with your Labrottie, they will love you like no other. They’re up for anything as long as you’re doing it with them! They’re all about companionship.
If you’re looking for a Rottweiler mix that’s easy to take care of, then you should take a long hard look at the Labrottie. Grooming is minimal, though they require sufficient exercise. Even so, the most important thing is love and attention.
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21. Saint Weiler
Parents: St. Bernard x Rottweiler mix
The Saint Weiler is a special dog that combines the vigilance of the Rottweiler, along with the docile and good-natured temperament of the Saint Bernard. They’e truly a big, friendly giant that will get along with anyone in any household.
While they’re not as large as the Dane Weiler, these Rottie mixes can grow up to 100 pounds for a male dog. But thanks to the Saint Bernard side, the Saint Weiler has a tendency to drool and put on some extra weight if you’re not careful.
That being said, they need plenty of regular exercise in order to keep their weight in check. So if you’re looking for a formidable guardian that can double as an extra pair of eyes on your kid, then the Saint Weiler may be perfect for you.
Parents: Beagle x Rottweiler mix
The Reagle is a combination of two of my favorite dog breeds, the inquisitive Beagle and the confident Rottweiler. Though a medium-sized dog, Reagles are known for their loyalty, even-tempers and affection. They’re a top choice for companionship.
These mixed dogs love nothing more than to play with their owners. In other words, they’ll play with your children, other pets and guests with every chance they get. And thanks to the Beagle side, Reagles won’t usually be as protective as a Rottweiler.
This doesn’t mean they aren’t alert and wary of strangers, though. One thing to look out for is the dog’s its prey drive. If a squirrel or skunk comes along, expect them to start chasing and tracking with their inherited Beagle nose.
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23. English Mastweiler
Parents: English Mastiff x Rottweiler mix
Crossbreeding the English Mastiff with the Rottweiler will likely result in your ultimate guard dog, also known as the English Mastweiler. In fact, these muscular and stealthy athletic dogs were purposely bred for this job.
Though they are considered good family dogs, playing with older children should be closely supervised. It’s not that they’re aggressive dogs, but the sheer size of these Rottie mixes can unintentionally injure a child without supervision.
As both parent breeds are naturally protective, the English Mastweiler will be the same. So it’s essential that these dogs receive enough socialization and training early on. Without it, they may be overly active or aggressive towards guests.
Parents: Husky x Rottweiler mix
The Rottsky combines two well-known dog breeds – the Siberian Husky and the Rottweiler. Both parents have pleasant qualities that make the Rottsky a top choice for companions in families with children. So it’s no surprise they’re popular Rottie mixes.
The energetic temperament of the Husky is often seen in the Rottsky as well. However, the sturdiness of the Rottweiler will also be inherited. As a result, Rottskies can match the energy levels of kids and withstand their rough play.
Rottskies are all about loyalty. Not only are they dependable, but they will always have the backs of their family when called upon. The only downside is that they require a lot of physical exercise to stay in good physical and mental health.
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25. Bull Mastweiler
Parents: Bullmastiff x Rottweiler mix
The hybrid of the Bullmastiff and Rottweiler is the Bull Mastweiler – a powerful, confident hybrid that’s naturally protective. They may not be aggressive dogs, but they’re muscular dogs that make highly capable guardians.
Training can vary with these dogs, depending on which side they take more from. While Bull Mastweilers are intelligent dogs, they have their stubborn streaks. So, it’s best to start obedience training as early on as possible with these dogs.
If you have other dogs in the household, they should be fine as long as they grow up together. They may show aggressive tendencies towards unfamiliar dogs without training. So, socialization is a must for them in their puppyhood months.
Parents: Dalmatian x Rottweiler mix
The Rottmatian is the beautiful and elegant cross between the Rottweiler and Dalmatian. They can be medium or large, but grow as tall as 23 inches and as heavy as 80 pounds. Though, it really depends on their parents’ genes.
As Dalmatians are known for their white and black spots, the Rottmatian doesn’t disappoint. In most cases, Rottmatians will have the iconic black spots in patches, though probably not as apparent as a purebred Dalmatian.
These dogs are extremely courageous and can be decent guard dogs if necessary. However, they do better as loving and friendly companions in families. And if you have kids in the home, the Rottmatian will fit right in because of their loving nature.
Parents: Poodle x Rottweiler mix
The Rottle has the dignity of the Poodle with the sturdiness of the Rottweiler. As such, these Rottweiler mixes make one of the most well-balanced dogs you can find. They’ll be graceful like a Poodle, but also ready for activity and fun.
Because there are three size variations of the Poodle (toy, mini and standard), the size of the Rottle will depend on which you crossbreed with. Although, typically standard Poodles are used, but surprisingly miniatures too.
These companions are extremely easy to train as both the Poodle and Rottweiler are ultra intelligent and obedient dogs. They also have the courageousness that’s ideal for protecting. Plus, they tend to inherit the hypoallergenic coats of Poodles.
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28. Bernese Rottie
Parents: Bernese Mountain Dog x Rottweiler mix
The Bernese Rottie is the unique and gorgeous cross of the Bernese Mountain Dog and Rottweiler. Though relatively new, they’re quickly gaining popularity as one of the best and most friendly large companions.
These dogs are devoted, much like the Rottweilers. In fact, it’s why they’re so affectionate with all members of the family (including other pets of the pack). But like with all large dogs, they’ll still need extensive socialization and obedience training.
These dogs are simply stunning. The appearance will be somewhere between both parent dog breeds. However, they’ll always have the athletic build with large heads. And because they’re prone of health problems, they’ll need 30 minutes of daily exercise.
Parents: Jack Russell x Rottweiler mix
One of the more modern designer dogs, the Jackweiler is a hybrid of the Jack Russell Terrier and the Rottweiler. Together, you get an energetic dog that loves to play, play play. The terrier side really shines through with the liveliness.
Because this breed is so new, there is no standard and they can vary in both personality and physical appearance. Despite that, they’re most likely to be very loyal dogs that will have an owner-pleasing mentality. They love working for you!
The main concern about the Jackweiler is the amount of exercise they will need. Thanks to the terrier side, the spiritedness is often passed down, meaning they’re full of energy and will demand a lot of physical activity.
30. Rottie Aussie
Parents: Australian Shepherd x Rottweiler mix
The Rottie Aussie combines two premier working dogs, though in very different lines of work. While Australian Shepherds are some of the world’s best herding dogs, the Rottweiler serves as a reputable and dependable guardian.
The hybrid is magnificent, bringing you a highly energetic working dog that’s both smart and hard-working. Both parents are vigilant dog breeds, so the protective nature tends to shine through in the Rottie Aussie.
Though Australian Shepherds can be hyperactive, the docile manner of the Rottweiler will make them calmer. Still, these dogs need much exercise and mental stimulation to maintain good health and true happiness in the family.
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31. Border Rollie
Parents: Border Collie x Rottweiler mix
Border Rollies, or the Border Collie and Rottweiler mix, is something you don’t see everyday. In fact, we rarely see them around. However, as adorable as they may look, they aren’t exactly the easiest Rottweiler mixes to care for.
Border Collies are the world’s top herding dogs, so they may have the tendency to nip at your heels if not properly socialized. Combined with the guard instincts of the Rottweiler and you have an energetic and highly alert watchdog.
In addition, Border Rollies are probably one of the best looking Rottie mixes! They will uniquely take on the body of the collie, but have the head of the Rottweiler. Plus, the iconic colors of the Rottweiler will shine through too.
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Did we miss any Rottweiler mixes that you like? Let us know which ones in the comment section below. Also, feel free to share your Rottie mix if you have one.
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