Rottweiler dogs are one of the most common dogs used for protective measure in many types of situations and environments. Homeowners are known to keep a Rottweiler or two for protection as well as certain types of business may keep this breed as protection against criminal activity. They are a larger breed, extremely strong and fast, and they are known for their protective nature. Like most breeds, however, Rottweilers are also bred with other types of breeds in order to create a mix of characteristics to get the best of both breeds. But what other breeds are common ones to mix and match with the Rottweiler? If you aren’t familiar with some of the Rottweiler mixes, here are seven of the most interesting Rottweiler mixes.
This is a very +protective breed. Some people may feel that this is an overkill of aggression in one dog, but as with any breed, with proper training, this breed can be a great companion. This mix breed typically has short, coarse hair, an average height of 22-27 inches tall, and an average weight of 77-115 pounds. This breed is full of energy and needs to be kept active. They do like to protect their family, so they will need training on how to be a well behaved and obedient dog. They are highly intelligent, however, they will do better in a home with no children or older children due to their protective nature.
Golden Retriever-Rottweiler (Golden Rottie)
Generally this breed will have the build of a Golden Retriever, though you will see characteristics of the Rott as well. The average weight will be between 70-90 lbs and stand between 24-28 inches tall. Having more of a Golden Retriever build, this typically means that they will also have the longer fur of a Retriever which will require more grooming than a basic Rottweiler, but the markings are typically dark like you would see on a Rott. Because Retrievers are fun -loving dogs and good natured, you will see a lot of this personality trait, however, you will need to train him early to show him where his place is in the pack.
Pitt Bull and Rottweiler (Pitweiler)
These are two very strong breeds and together, you have one hearty dog. They are both intelligent breeds so training for these guys is fairly easy. They are loyal to their owners and can be aggressive towards strangers, so they do need proper training very early to show them who is in charge. They can be fun-loving and playful dogs who are actually good with kids. They are shorter than Rottweilers, and sport a tough, stocky build with short fur, which means low maintenance for you.
Husky and Rottweiler (Rottsky)
This is a rare breed and hard to find. As puppies, they typically look like a fluffy Rott with Husky eyes. They have partially drooped ears and a head that is shaped like a Rott. The average height is 2-24 inches tall and can weigh anywhere between 50-100 pounds. Most of the characteristics will depend on the strongest genes from either of the parent. Their temperaments are generally sharp, intelligent, alert and social.
French Bulldog and Rottweiler (French Bullweiller)
This is a combination that most people find hard to believe. Two, totally different types of dogs, but when combined, they make a unique dog. They are typically on the shorter, stockier side, taking after the bulldog but you can clearly see the Rott characteristics in the face. They are fun-loving dogs with curious temperaments. They have lots of energy and like to play and show their personality to the world. They are typically good with kids and easy to train, but training should start young as the older they get, the more stubborn they get.
Labrador Retriever and Rottweiler (Labrottie)
The Labrottie carries the body of a Labrador with longer legs and is a very powerful dog. It is often noted for its power and aggressiveness and tendency to protect. It has short hair and loves to be outdoors. This breed of dog does not do as well as an indoor pet, but prefers to be outside amidst activity. This dog can be trained to be very obedient but it must be trained right away, including socializing the dog in order to build stability in its personality.
Newfoundland and Rottweiler (New Rottland)
Newfoundland dogs are very large dogs that were bred for the cold. The combination of this breed makes a very sweet, loving dog that is sociable and fairly docile. They do have a very deep bark, which people like as a manner of protection for their homes. Due to the lineage of Newfoundland, you can expect that your Labrottie could grow to 100 lbs or more in weight and have large feet. You will also see that most Labrotties will sport a pretty thick coat like their Newfoundland ancestors. These dogs need plenty of exercise and playtime, so prepare to spend some time at the dog park, playing and socializing.
Mixed breeds can often create great pets for you and your family. You can often get the best characteristics from both sides, which means that you have the perfect pet for you. If you have two favorite types of dogs and are having a hard time choosing between the breeds, try finding a dog that is a mix between two breeds and enjoy both, in one dog.