One of Germany’s most iconic dogs, the Rottweiler is easily one of the best companion and guardian dogs we have. They’re sensitive, affectionate but also courageous when needed. As such, they’re ideal dogs to crossbreed with.
In North America, the Rottweiler is a prevalent breed. In fact, they’ve consistently made AKC’s top 10 most popular breeds list. They’re some of the most popular mixes, as there’s really no short supply of Rottweilers to mix with.
From obvious mixes like the Rotterman to the less obvious, such as the Dachsweiler, there’s a perfect Rottweiler mix for everyone. The list is essentially endless, but here are our favorite Rottie mixes.
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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
What’s a Rottweiler?
Rottweilers are one of the oldest working dog breeds and can be traced as far back as the Roman Empire. They’ve had a long history and tradition of excellence, working as herding dogs, guardians, companions and more.
They’re widely considered as the ultimate multi-purpose guard dogs today. However, there’s so much more to Rottweilers than dependable protection.
They’re affectionate, loving, kind, gentle and sweet-natured dogs – all of which, is what you’d least expect from a premiere guard dog. But this is what every Rottie owner will tell you too.
Rotties are just the best dogs anyone can ask for. I’m convinced they’re all angels and we’re all SO lucky to have them.– Cynthia M. (Rottweiler Owner)
Rottweilers can stand anywhere from 24 to 27 inches at the shoulder. Plus, they’re built with a muscular frame that very few would dare to mess with. Simply put, they 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.
For the most part, Rottweilers are fairly calm and confident dogs, especially if properly socialized. However, when they sense a threat to the pack, the demeanor quickly switches to a reliable and alert protector.
Best Rottweiler Mixes
There are too many Rottweiler mixes that deserve to be on this list. By no means is this an exhaustive list, as there’s a unreal number of possibilities.
Still, here are the ones we like the best. Leave a comment in the section below to tell us which Rottweiler mix is your favorite. And did we leave a mix that you think should be on here?
Parent Breeds: Weimaraner x Rottweiler mix
The Weimarrott combines two of Germany’s best dog breeds, the Rottweiler and the Weimaraner. This combination forms the perfect balanced mix, offering both speed and strength in this crossbreed.
Though Weimaraners are known for their gray coats (hence, the nickname “gray ghost”), the Weimarrott can come in various colors. Anything from solid black to a tan or brown is possible for this Rottie mix. The Weimaraners’ blue eyes may also be apparent.
As energetic as the Rottweiler is, the Weimaraner side brings even more energy into the mix. If you can handle their physical needs, the Weimarrott is not a bad Rottweiler mix to look into. They’re reserved for active owners, but they’re likely worth it.
2. New Rottland
Parent Breeds: Newfoundland x Rottweiler mix
Sometimes called the Newfweiler, the New Rottland is the Rottweiler and Newfoundland hybrid. If you think about it, this Rottie mix is one of the most obvious because of similar temperaments.
Both are gentle and loving dogs, though I would consider the Newfoundland more of a “gentle giant.” 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. The result is a massive 28 to 30 inch mixed dog breed. As such, they’re able to withstand the rough play from rowdy kids.
Thanks to the Newfie side, the New Rottland will usually have a thick fur coat that comes in black, brown, fawn, cream or other popular dog colors.
Parent Breeds: Dachshund x Rottweiler mix
The Dachsweiler is a Rottweiler mix that is probably the least obvious. Who’s idea was it to cross Germany’s smallest dog breed with a Rottweiler? Well, the Dachshund Rottweiler mix does exist.
However, they are rare and not a common sight. Because of the size and body difference, the appearance of the Dachsweiler can vary quite a bit. In addition, temperament and personality are not consistent because they’re relatively new dogs.
Most Dachsweilers will have the signature long-body of the Dachshund but the sturdy frame of the Rottweiler. From the limited samples we’ve seen, we know they’re loyal and playful – like with the parents.
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Parent Breeds: Cane Corso x Rottweiler mix
Rotticorso is the combination of two strong and big 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.
When it comes to work ethic, few mixes are as hard working as the Rotticorso. In fact, they tend to thrive best when given a job or assignment. This can be herding, guarding, obedience training or pretty much anything you throw at them.
Despite their presiding nature, Rotticorsos are great family dogs if you can keep them in check. They’re loyal, affectionate and instinctively protective of the pack. In other words, they get along with children but supervision is still required.
5. Rott Pei
Parent Breeds: Shar Pei x Rottweiler mix
The Rott Pei combines the best of east and west. By crossbreeding China’s Shar Pei with Germany’s Rottweiler, you get a unique yet lovable Rottie mix.
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 for the pack. Excellent leadership is needed for these dogs to respect you. So, make sure you provide the confidence and love they need.
6. Golden Rottie
Parent Breeds: Golden Retriever x Rottweiler mix
Given both the Golden Retriever and Rottweiler are some of America’s most popular dog breeds, this mixed breed was bound to happen. And, we’re sure glad to have them.
More often than not, this Rottweiler mix will take on the body of the Golden Retriever, while retaining the color of the Rottweiler. The result is a good looking dog with a lengthy black fur coat.
Both parent breeds have their flaws, such as the Golden’s mouthiness and Rottweiler’s aggressive tendencies. But somehow, the two balance each other out perfectly. You’ll get an intelligent and loving dog with the Golden Rottie Retriever.
7. Springer Rottie
Parent Breeds: Springer Spaniel x Rottweiler mix
The Springer Rottie is, as you may have guessed, a hybrid of the English Springer Spaniel and the Rottweiler. It’s not a common mix, but the result is an amazing and unique mix with many great aspects.
Rottweilers have a smooth short coat, while the Springer Spaniel has a medium fluffy coat. The Springer Rottie will likely be somewhere in between. They’ll also sport a coat that’s black, white, tan, chocolate or a mix of colors.
They’re highly active and energetic dogs. With such high endurance, expect to provide a lot of physical activity, daily. However, they’re just as loving and affectionate as any Rottie. They can be a little aloof and sometimes aggressive with strangers.
Parent Breeds: American Staffordshire x Rottweiler mix
Staffweilers combine two of the most formidable and strongest guard dogs: the Rottweiler and the American Staffordshire Terrier. Though they may look intimidating, they’re just as loving and affectionate as any other 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.
When it comes to the family, Staffweilers are gentle, calm and overall sweet dogs. You’d never know unless you personally knew one. But when threats arise, they’re a completely different dog. Their protective nature means they’ll have your back.
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Parent Breeds: Standard Schnauzer x Rottweiler mix
Schnauzers come in three size variations (the mini, standard and giant). However, the most common size to be mixed with the Rottweiler is the standard.
Despite both parent breeds coming from Germany, this mix is uncommon, at least in North America. That being said, there’s very little information on the temperament of the Schnauzweiler. Plus, the appearance will vary.
Given the personalities of the parents, the Schnauzweiler is likely to be an intelligent worker. They’ll have high-energy levels and will probably be excellent guardians as well. More often than not, you can expect loyalty with this mix.
10. Rottie Shepherd
Parent Breeds: German Shepherd x Rottweiler mix
Commonly referred to as the Shepweiler, the German Shepherd Rottweiler mix is one of my all time favorite dog mixes. The parents are arguably the two most famous German dog breeds.
Because both parents are overwhelmingly popular, this Rottie mix was inevitable. You can expect a highly intelligent dog that’s both obedient and loving. And with socialization and obedience training, the aggressive tendencies can be minimized.
Rottie Shepherds will always be protective and loyal. It’s in their nature (and the parent’s). So, expect a capable guard dog that also makes a fantastic family companion and playmate for older children.
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11. Staffie Bullweiler
Parent Breeds: Staffordshire Bull Terrier x Rottweiler mix
Similar to the Staffweiler, the Staffie Bullweiler mixes the Rottweiler with one of the pit bull type dog breeds. But instead of the American Staffordshire, this dog is mixed with the slightly smaller Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
As a result, the Staffie Bullweiler tends to be slightly smaller than the Rottweiler. But thanks to the compact yet muscular body of the Bull Terrier, these mixes are just as strong and sturdy.
With this Rottweiler mix, you’ll get a loyal and playful dog that gets along great with kids and other dogs (given socialization). They’re intelligent and generally people-oriented dogs, so they’ll do their best with obedience training.
These dogs do tend to have a dominant personality, though. So, they’re not that great for first time owners.
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12. Rottie Bordeaux
Parent Breeds: Dogue de Bordeaux x Rottweiler mix
The Rottie Bordeaux combines what seems like two intimidating dog breeds, the Rottweiler and Dogue de Bordeaux. But despite their rough looks, these dogs are both very loving and protective.
On the other hand, the Rottie Bordeaux is not recommended for first-time dog owners. They can easily develop aggressive tendencies without proper training and socialization early on. Make sure to train with positive reinforcement.
These dogs are confident with a dominant personality. Even so, they make wonderful playmates for older children due to their people-pleasing demeanor.
Parent Breeds: Chesapeake Bay Retriever x Rottweiler mix
Not the most common or obvious Rottweiler mix is the Rottpeake. They’re a hybrid between the Rottweiler and Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Both of which, are very different in many ways.
On one hand, the Chesapeake is one of the best water-bird retrievers in the world. They naturally 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 happening. If you have “jobs” for them, then that’s even better! They’re serious workers with one of the best work ethics.
Parent Breeds: Mini Pinscher x Rottweiler mix
The Pinweiler is the unique combination of the Miniature Pinscher and Rottweiler. Because of the parents’ size difference, this mix can vary greatly in 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. This translates to the Pinweiler being anywhere between 30 to 60 pounds.
As expected, Pinweilers are lively and playful dogs. They enjoy having fun and make great playmates for other dogs or older children.
Parent Breeds: Doberman Pinscher x Rottweiler mix
The Rotterman is another hybrid of two of Germany’s most famous dogs: The Doberman Pinscher and Rottweiler. Aside from the body shape, these two dog breeds have a ton of great similarities 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. They’ll make it their responsibility to protect the family, as both parents do too.
Training requires consistency and firmness when it comes to Rottermans. If you don’t know what you’re doing, they can easily become aggressive to outsiders. So, they’re not great first time dogs.
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16. French Bullweiler
Parent Breeds: 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 French Bulldog.
Thanks to their short and dense coats, the Bullweiler is a fairly low maintenance dog breed when it comes to grooming. However, they do and will shed quite a bit.
Depending on the dog, this cross can inherit bad behaviors, such as being over-territorial. What we do know is that these dogs require plenty of socialization and obedience training. As intelligent as they are, there should be no problem with training.
Parent Breeds: Boxer and Rottweiler mix
Despite both parent breeds being relatively popular, the Boxer and Rottweiler mix is still fairly new. As such, Boxweilers can vary a lot since there is still no breed standard for the hybrid.
However, most of the time you’ll get a large and athletic dog that can potentially weigh up to 100 pounds. They’ll love to play and have a lot of 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 exercise since they’re prone to gaining weight.
18. American Bullweiler
Parent Breeds: American Bulldog x Rottweiler mix
The American Bullweiler is a hybrid dog that combines the Rottweiler with the classic American Bulldog. If there’s one word to describe this dog, it’s “strong.”
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 companions. They’re truly “people-pleasing” dogs, especially when it comes to their family. And you probably already know, they make excellent guard dogs.
19. Weiler Dane
Parent Breeds: Great Dane x Rottweiler mix
Why not crossbreed the world’s largest dog breed with the already-big Rottweiler? The Weiler Dane is exactly what you’d expect by crossing with a Great Dane – a massive and affectionate 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 dogs can be a huge deterrent for any potential home intruders.
But when you actually get to know a Weiler Dane, you’ll know that they’re very sweet-natured and gentle dogs. Thanks to the Rottweiler side, they are protective and can be aloof when around strangers.
Parent Breeds: Labrador Retriever x Rottweiler mix
The Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog breed in America. As a result, this Rottweiler mix was to be expected. The Labrottie is a dog that highlights the best qualities from each parent breed.
They want nothing more than to please their owners. If you can spend quality time with a Labrottie, they will love you like no other. They’re up for any activity as long as you’re doing it with them! Labrotties are 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 – all they really need is some love and attention.
21. Saint Weiler
Parent Breeds: Saint Bernard x Rottweiler mix
The Saint Weiler combines the vigilance of the Rottweiler with the docile and good-natured temperaments of the St. Bernard. They’e truly a big, friendly giant that will get along great with any household.
While they’re not as large as the Dane Weiler, these Rottie mixes can grow up to 100 pounds as a male. Thanks to the St. Bernard side, the Saint Weiler has a tendency to drool and gain extra weight.
That being said, they need plenty of regular exercise in order to keep their weight in check. If you’re looking for a formidable guardian that plays well with children, then the Saint Weiler may be perfect for you.
Parent Breeds: Beagle x Rottweiler mix
The Reagle is a combination of two of my favorite dog breeds, the Beagle and Rottweiler. Though just medium in size, they’re known for their loyalty, even-tempers and affection. Reagles are a top choice for companionship.
These mixed dogs love nothing more than to play. In other words, they’ll play with your kids, other pets and guests. Because of the Beagle side, Reagles aren’t usually as protective as a purebred Rottweiler.
This doesn’t mean they aren’t alert and wary of strangers, though. One thing to look out for with this dog is its prey drive. If a rodent comes along, expect them to start chasing and tracking with their inherited Beagle nose.
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23. English Mastweiler
Parent Breeds: Mastiff x Rottweiler mix
Crossbreeding the English Mastiff with the Rottweiler gives you the ultimate guard dog, the English Mastweiler. These muscular and sneaky athletic dogs were purposely bred for this job.
Though they are considered good family dogs, play time with older children should be closely supervised. It’s not they’re aggressive, but the sheer size of these Rottie mixes can unintentionally injure a child.
As both parent breeds are naturally protective, the English Mastweiler is no different. It’s essential that these dogs receive enough socialization and training early on. Without so, they may be overly aggressive to guests.
Parent Breeds: Siberian Husky x Rottweiler mix
The Rottsky combines two well-known big dog breeds. Both the Siberian Husky and the Rottweiler have similar qualities that make the Rottsky such great companions for families with children.
The energetic temperament of the Husky is often seen in the Rottsky. However, the sturdiness of the Rottweiler can also be inherited. As a result, these dogs can match the energy levels and withstand the rough play of kids.
Rottskies are all about loyalty. Not only are they dependable, but they’ll always have their family’s back when needed. The only downside is that they require a lot of physical activity for good physical and mental health.
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25. Bull Mastweiler
Parent Breeds: Bullmastiff x Rottweiler mix
The hybrid of the Bullmastiff and Rottweiler is the Bull Mastweiler – a powerful yet confident mix that’s naturally protective. They may not be aggressive, but they’re strong dogs that make highly capable guard dogs.
Training can vary with these dogs. Although Bull Mastweilers are intelligent dogs, they can have their stubborn streaks. With that said, 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 with unfamiliar dogs, so socialization is a must for them.
Parent Breeds: Dalmatian x Rottweiler mix
The Rottmatian is the beautiful cross between the Rottweiler and Dalmatian. They’re between a medium and large dog, growing as tall as 23 inches and as heavy as 80 pounds. It really depends on the parents.
As Dalmatians are known for their spots, the Rottmatian doesn’t disappoint. Many Rottmatians will have the iconic black spots, though probably not as apparent as a purebred Dalmatian.
These dogs are extremely brave and can be decent guard dogs if necessary. However, they do better as loving and friendly companions. If you have children, the Rottmatian will fit right in.
Parent Breeds: Poodle x Rottweiler mix
The Rottle has the elegance of the Poodle with the sturdiness of the Rottweiler. As such, these mixed dogs make one of the most well-balanced dogs you can find.
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. Typically standard Poodles are used, but miniatures too.
These companions are extremely easy to train as both the Poodle and Rottweiler are ultra intelligent dogs. They have great personalities with a courageous yet friendly demeanor. A huge plus is that they tend to be hypoallergenic dogs.
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28. Bernese Rottie
Parent Breeds: Bernese Mountain Dog x Rottweiler mix
The Bernese Rottie is the incredible and gorgeous mix between the Bernese Mountain Dog and Rottweiler. Though relatively new, they’re quickly gaining popularity as one of the best family companions.
These dogs are devoted to a fault – it’s why they so affectionate with members of the family (including other pets). Even so, they’ll still need socialization as do all large dog breeds.
These dogs are simply stunning. The appearance will be somewhere between both parent breeds. However, they’ll always have an athletic build with big heads. Since they’re prone of health problems, make sure to provide at least 30 minutes of daily exercise.
Parent Breeds: Jack Russell Terrier x Rottweiler mix
One of the more modern designer dogs, the Jackweiler is a hybrid of the Jack Russell Terrier and Rottweiler. Together, you get a lively and energetic dog that loves to play, play play.
Because this breed is so new, there is no standard and they can vary in both temperament and physical appearance. However, they’re likely to be extremely loyal dogs that’s very eager to please.
The main concern about the Jackweiler is the amount of exercise they need. Thanks to the terrier side, the spirited personality is often passed down, meaning they’re active and demand a lot of physical activity.
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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