9 Rottweiler Mixes You Might Not Know Exist


Intelligent, eager to work and enduring, the Rottweiler is one of the most powerful, most intimidating dogs in the world. Perhaps you disagree with that assessment based on the fact that you have rotties of your own and feel that yours are so sweet, kind and social that you’ve become immune to their size and intimidation factor. However, to those who aren’t around rottweilers on a regular basis, know little about them or just don’t care much for dogs; this is an intimidating breed. Designed well for police work, herding and even therapy dogs, according to the American Kennel Club, this breed is well-versed at being put to work and actually enjoy the concept of work. They are technically considered a medium-sized dog by the AKC, and the average height for a rottie is anywhere from 22 to 27 inches. It’s nowhere near as large as some dogs the AKC recognizes, but it’s powerful, firm stance and its face make this dog look a lot larger.

And while the Rottweiler might be a dog that has a deep bark and a terrifying face, it’s a dog that loves its family and will behave with sincere loyalty and love when it’s with its people. They’re very skeptical and unwelcoming of strangers, but a proper introduction and socialization skills can help this breed treat strangers with respect. A beautiful dog, its short coat requires minimal grooming, which is one of the most welcome features of this animal. And even if you’re not a fan of a Rottweiler by itself, you might still consider a dog in the Rottweiler family by doing a little research on some of the most exciting, most fun and most interesting Rottweiler mixes available. There are many Rottweiler mixes sold and up for adoption across the world, and these are just a few of the most fascinating.


The mix between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Rottweiler is an impressive dog. The Bernese is a very large dog that, when mixed with Rottweiler, has a very impressive look. Combined, this dog takes on the features of both its parents, making it a dog that can be very intimidating. Because it often has the look of a Rottweiler and the body of the mountain dog, this is one breed that will do well with your family, while keeping strangers at bay.


The bulldog and a Rottweiler mixed create an interesting breed. The bulldog is known for its unique body shape, and that means that this mix is going to be interesting looking. Of course, they are all different. Some might look more like the Rottweiler with just some of the features of a bulldog, and others might look much more like a bulldog with a rottie face or features. Either way, it creates a dog no one wants to mess with.

English Mastweiler

If you’re familiar with the mastiff family, you know that they are huge dogs. When you cross these two breeds together the English Mastiff and a Rottweiler mix is an impressive animal. It’s probably not an animal you’ve seen in the past or you’d remember it. This is an unforgettable animal with a large frame, Rottweiler features and a personality that is actually a lot more fun than it looks. They can be very Rottweiler-esque or they can be more of a mastiff in terms of personality. It’s just not something you’ll know until you get to know a particular dog from this mixed breed.


A Labrador retriever and a Rottweiler make for an interesting dog. The lab is one of the most popular family dogs in the world, and the rottie is known for being protective. Both are very affectionate and silly with their families, so this is going to be a playful mix that will make an excellent watchdog for the people you love most.


The mixture of a pitbull and a Rottweiler can seem intimidating, and that is because it is. This is a breed that is derived from two of the most notorious breeds in the world. The pitbull and the Rottweiler often are misconstrued as dangerous and aggressive dogs that don’t make good family pets, even though both are actually quite good family pets. With proper training and socialization, however, these animals make wonderful pets.


A poodle and a Rottweiler mixed might seem like a questionable breed, and that’s because it’s one you would never expect to see together. A poodle is so ladylike in appearance and a Rottweiler is the epitome of tough and masculine (whether either or is a male or female) and that makes it difficult to see the two together. There’s no telling what you might get; either a poodle that has Rottweiler coloring or a Rottweiler that has a poodle coat. It’s fun either way, however.

Saint Weiler

A Saint Bernard and a Rottweiler is big. It’s very big. It’s the kind of dog that makes people come to your door and turn promptly around to head back to their car or truck. There is one thing that will happen with this dog in your house or yard; you will not have nearly the same number of solicitors you might have had in the past.

Weiler Dane

This dog is a Rottweiler mixed with a great dane, and it’s a large dog. Great danes are beautiful dogs that make wonderful pets, and rottweilers are playful and fun. There’s no guarantee that you will end up with a dog that becomes as large as the dane, but there’s also nothing that says you won’t. You could end up with a beautiful mixture of both or a very prominently featured dog that resembles one over the other.


The mixture of a cane corso and a Rottweiler makes for an impressive dog. This breed is huge. The cane corso is a large dog that has a large body, large face and large personality. The Rottweiler, in a bigger body, essentially is what you get with this dog. Its temperament could be anything from sweet and lovable to more aloof and protective based on the parentage.

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