Rottweilers are great dogs, who are typically sensitive, affectionate, intelligent, and protective.
But many people have bred Rotties with other dogs to create a number of incredible mixed breed pups! We’ve listed 15 of the most common and eye-catching below.
Let us know what you think about these pups in the comments!
1. Pitweiler (Pitbull x Rottweiler Mix)
The Pitweiler is a Rottweiler and Pitbull mix – specifically, the American Pitbull Terrier. These dogs can be friendly and affectionate, but also strong-willed and stubborn. They are likely to need plenty of exercise and training to stay happy and healthy.
Pitweilers can make great family pets, but the strong prey drive common in pit bulls means they should not be left alone with smaller animals – or possibly other dogs too.
Owners should also be aware the Rottweiler Pitbull mix may attract some unwanted attention, as both these dog breeds are commonly labeled as “aggressive dogs,” although we don’t think that’s necessarily true!
2. Rottsky (Rottweiler x Siberian Husky Mix)
The Rottsky is a mix between a Rottweiler and a Siberian Husky. These mixed breed pups are likely to be outgoing and active. Both parent breeds are large, making them likely to be fairly big dogs.
And with the Husky’s fur, you’ll have a major mane to manage. This Rottie mix will need plenty of exercise to keep him happy and healthy – both mental and physical!
A Rottysky’s mixed heritage may even result in a blue eye that can look directly into your soul, so always sit on this dog’s left.
3. Labrottie (Rottweiler x Labrador Retriever Mix)
The Labrottie is a Rottweiler Labrador mix. As you can imagine, this pup is likely to be a big dog with plenty of energy and love to go around! Given how much labs and Rotties love their owners, this Labrottie probably never ventures more than 5 feet from his person.
The Lab parent is well-known for being outgoing and friendly, so this mix is likely to be more social and even-tempered than a standard Rottweiler.
4. Mastweiler (Rottweiler / Mastiff)
This beautiful mix has the loving expression of a Rottweiler and the impressive mass of a mastiff.
5. Golden Rottie (Golden Retriever x Rottweiler Mix)
The Golden Rottie is a mix between a Golden Retriever and a Rottweiler. The Golden Retriever parent breed is well-known for being sweet, kind, and friendly, and this mix is likely to be just as loving and social – perfect for families! Be prepared for long walks and lots of games, as this playful pup will likely be an energetic dog.
6. Shepweiler (German Shepherd x Rottweiler Mix)
The Shepweiler is a German Shepherd Rottweiler mix, resulting in a large dog that boasts all the best qualities of both breeds. Different German Rotties (aka Shepweilers) often look very different, but we think this glorious pup is one of the best.
German Shepherds are a popular breed, and there are plenty of GSD mixes out there for you to choose from. When it comes to the German Shepherd Rottweiler mix, both parent breeds are known to be intelligent, curious, and obedient – making them great candidates for training.
Both GSD and Rotties are also quite protective, alert, and watchful, so this cross is likely to make a great guard dog while still being loyal and loving to their family members.
The German Shepherd Rottweiler mix tends to be one of the most popular Rottweiler mixes out there, combining two much-beloved dog breeds.
7. Borderwieler (Border Collie x Rottweiler Mix)
The Borderwieler is a mix between a Border Collie and a Rottweiler. Wow! Combine the energy of a border collie with the drive and power of a Rottie; what could go wrong? One thing’s for sure, that pup is probably one smart dog! Border collies and Rottweilers are two of the most intelligent breeds.
These pups are likely to be very intelligent, making them easy to train for things like obedience, agility, and even flyball! This athletic dog will need plenty of exercise to keep him happy and healthy – and we don’t just mean hikes on the weekends.
The Border Collie is known as one of most high-energy dogs out there, and the Borderwieler will likely need a committed owner to ensure they get the extremely high daily exercise requirements they’ll need.
Like the Border Collie parent breed, these dogs would be ideal for someone who wants to engage in a high-octane dog sport.
8. Rottle (Poodle x Rottweiler Mix)
The Rottle is a mix between a Poodle and a Rottweiler. These mixed breed dogs are likely to be very intelligent, making them easy to train. They’ll need plenty of exercise to keep them happy and healthy – both mental and physical. And, because of the Poodle parentage, they may not shed as much as purebred dogs – although we can’t make any promises!
9. Rotthound (Rottweiler x Basset Hound Mix)
This Rotthound photo looks like it’s photoshopped, but that’s probably just because of the bizarre mixture of genes at work. I just want to know how the mating process worked…
Basset hound mixed breeds tend to be super scent-focused, so if you do decide to get one of these magical oddball combos, you may want to consider a future in scent work!
10. French Bullweiler (Frenchbullhound x Rottweilers Mix)
The French Bullweiler is a Rottweiler and French Bulldog mix – what a combo! The winner for “Strangest Dog Mix Ever” is…drumroll, please….the French Bullweiler. Who decides to mix these two breeds? Strange though the mixture is, the results are undeniably awwwtastic. It’s hard to imagine a more interesting breed mix!
Frenchies are known for being friendly and fairly easy-going, which can even out some of the Rottweiler’s nerves. Since the French Bulldog is fairly small, we’d expect this designer breed to be smaller than your average Rottweiler mix.
11. Boxweiler (Boxer x Rottweiler Mix)
The Boxweiler is a Rottweiler and Boxer mix, resulting in a big dog with high energy levels. The Boxer is known to be friendly and playful, making these mixes great family companions. Both the parent dog breeds can be quite smart, so make sure you give this pup plenty of enrichment and exercise.
12. Weiler Dane (Great Dane x Rottweiler Mix
The Weiler Dane is a Great Dane and Rottweiler mix. With Great Dane and Rottweiler parents, you know you’re going to end up with a large dog – if not an XL canine!
Both Rottweilers and Great Danes share one common dog breed personality trait: They’re lap dogs who fail to understand their bulk. If you want to add one of these lap lovers to your life, you better be prepared to accommodate a big ‘ol bundle of love laying on you anytime you sit.
Keep in mind that since both of these dog breeds tend to be susceptible to hip dysplasia, you’ll want to keep a careful eye on their joint health.
13. Rotterman (Doberman x Rottweiler Mix)
The Rotterman is a Rottweiler and Doberman Pinscher mix, resulting in an obedient and confident pup. Hailing from the same general area and possessing very similar personalities, it makes perfect sense to mix Dobermans with Rottweilers. Both parent breeds are large and high energy, so this cross is likely to need plenty of exercise and mental enrichment.
The Doberman, like the Rottweiler, is known for being fearless and alert, making Rottermans great guard dogs. Don’t worry though – both breeds are known for being affectionate with their family members, with Dobermans often being nicknamed “velcro dogs”, so you’re sure to have a constant companion in this mixed dog breed.
14. Saint Weiler (Saint Bernard x Rottweiler Mix)
The Saint Weiler is a Rottweiler and Saint Bernard mix – you know it’s going to be one large and in charge canine! Saint Bernards, despite their massive size, tend to be fairly calm, gentle, and low-energy. So, we imagine the Saint Weiler will less energy than your standard Rottie. Don’t forget all that fur and drool though – the Saint Weiler Rottie mix may have plenty of that!
15. Weimarrott (Weimaraner x Rottweiler Mix)
The Weimarrott is a Rottweiler and Weimaraner mix, resulting in a large dog that boasts remarkably high energy levels. These Rottweiler mixes are known for being powerful and athletic, making them great hiking or running partners.
Keep in mind that this cross is likely to need plenty of exercise, so make sure you have an active lifestyle before bringing one of these pups home. The Weimaraner is also an intelligent breed, so this cross is likely to be quite the smart dog and would be a good contender for dog sports!
16. Staffweiler (Staffordshire Terrier x Rottweiler Mix)
The Staffweiler is a Rottweiler and Staffordshire Terrier mix that boasts a short, easy-to-manage coat. He’s also known as a Staffie Bullweiler, and tends to be a playful dog! Both parent breeds tend to be confident and courageous, with the Staffy’s more goofy tendencies possibly evening out the alert nature of a Rottie.
Since Staffys tend to be smaller than a Rottie, you can expect this hybrid dog breed to usually be sized somewhere in-between.
17. Aussierottie (Australian Shepherd x Rottweiler Mix)
The Aussierottie is a Rottweiler and Australian Shepherd mix. These pups are likely to inherit some herding instincts from their Aussie parent, so if you live on a farm or ranch, this hybrid designer dog might just be the perfect fit!
It also might not be a bad idea to encourage this herding dog to engage in a Treiball or some other herding activity!
With those Australian Shepherd origins, these pups are also likely to be intelligent and super active, so they’ll need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. Be prepared for a bit of grooming, as the Aussierottie is likely to have a long coat.
18. Reagle (Beagle x Rottweiler Mix)
The Reagle is a mix between a Beagle and a Rottweiler. As you can imagine, this pup is likely to inherit some of the best qualities from both parent breeds! The Beagle parent breed is known for being sweet, loving, and gentle, but also with plenty of stubbornness. Meanwhile, the Rottweiler is a confident and courageous dog. Combined, you can expect a mixed breed pup who is outgoing, playful, and likely to be a great family dog.
19. Cockweiler (Rottweiler x Cocker Spaniel)
The Cockweiler is a Rottweiler and Cocker Spaniel mix. These pups are likely to be playful and friendly, making them great family dogs. These sweet, affectionate Cocker Spaniel Rottweiler mix breed pups will be smaller than your average purebred Rottie, and are great for those who like to take regular walks and engage in moderate exercise.
20. Bernese Rottie (Bernese Mountain Dog x Rottweiler Mix)
The Bernese Rottie is a mix between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Rottweiler. Expect these large dogs to require some significant space! These mixed breed pups are likely to be intelligent and affectionate, making them great family dogs. If your mix boasts the Bernese Mountain Dog’s thick coat, you’ll want to set aside a good grooming budget! Luckily, despite being a big dog, the Bernese Mountain Dog tends to have only moderate exercise needs, so daily walks may suffice.
21. Dachsweiler (Dachshund x Rottweilers Mix)
The Dachsweiler is a Rottweiler and Dachshund mix, combining a small-sized dog breed with the larger Rottweiler. The Dachshund is known for being low and low, so this Rottweiler mix might result in some pretty interesting-looking dogs! It’s hard to imagine the Weiner dog size with the more intimidating Rottweiler look!
Both parent breeds can be fairly stubborn, but also clever to boot, so make sure to engage them with fun games and toys! Since the Dachshund was bred to be a scent chaser to flush out badgers, luring might be a fun dog sport for this Dachshund Rottweiler mix pup to engage in!
22. Rottpeake (Chesapeake Retriever x Rottweiler Mix)
The Rottweiler and Chesapeake Retriever mix, also known as the Rottpeake, is a large-sized, high-energy pup that will likely require plenty of exercise. Both parent dog breeds are known for being intelligent dogs, so this hybrid might excel in trick training.
Considering the high energy levels of both these working dogs, and the Chesapeake Retriever’s fetching tendency, dock diving or disk toss would be fun dog sports to engage in too!
Chesapeakes can be quite protective, and combined with similar qualities in a Rottie, you may end up with a more alert hybrid dog that would serve as a decent guard dog. However, both parent breeds tend to be affectionate with their families, so this cross is likely to still be down for a good belly rub!
23. Pinweiler (Miniature Pinscher x Rottweiler Mix)
The Pinweiler is a Rottweiler and Miniature Pinscher mix, producing a small but mighty pup with more energy than you might think, and plenty of spunk. These dogs are sure to keep you on your toes – both parent breeds are known for being clever and playful. The Miniature Pinscher is also quite assertive, so this cross is likely to have a bit of an independent streak. But don’t worry, the Pinweiler is also known for being outgoing and friendly, making this pup the perfect pal.
24. Schnauzweiler (Schnauzer x Rottweiler Mix)
The Schnauzweiler is a Rottweiler and Schnauzer mix, resulting in a medium-sized dog breed. These dogs are known to be watchful and courageous, making them great guard dogs.
They are also quite intelligent dogs and can be a bit mischievous, so make sure to keep this pup occupied with plenty of enrichment activities. The Schnauzweiler is also likely to be a bit stubborn, so patience and positive reinforcement training will be key.
25. Rottie Bordeaux (Bordeaux Mastiff x Rottweiler Mix)
The Rottie Bordeaux is a Rottweiler and Bordeaux Mastiff mix, resulting in an extra large cross breed pup. Despite the massive size and impressive build, this muscular dog is known for being even-tempered and devoted to his family, making the Rottie Bordeaux a great companion. However, they are also quite courageous, so this cross is likely to make a great guard dog too.
Because they are so strong they might enjoy the dog sports of cart pulling (especially since that’s what Mastiffs were originally bred for).
26. Rott Peirce (Shar Pei x Rottweiler Mix)
The Rott Peirce is a Rottweiler and Shar Pei mix, resulting in a medium-sized dog that – if you’re lucky – will boast the patented wrinkles that make the Shar Pei so awe-worthy.
The Shar Pei is known to be more aloof and suspicious of strangers, and while not necessarily a dangerous dog, this mix should be handled with care. He certainly might make a formidable guard dog!
The Rott Pierce should be properly socialized at an early age and engage in proper training to ensure he grows into a happy, well-adjusted adult dog. These guys can also be quite independent, so this Rottweiler mix probably isn’t the best pick for first-time dog owners.
27. Springer Rottie (English Springer Spaniel x Rottweiler Mix)
The Springer Rottie is a Rottweiler and English Springer Spaniel mix, resulting in a large pup that is sure to be full of energy. This Rottweiler mix is known for being quite intelligent and affectionate, making them great family pets. Springer Spaniels are also very active working dogs, so this cross would do best in a home with plenty of space to run and play.
As the Springer Spaniel was originally bred to be a hunting dog, this mixed breed dog would likely excel at retrieving games and would love to be a hiking buddy!
28. New Rottland (Newfoundland x Rottweiler Mix)
The New Rottland (also known as a Newfweiler) is a Rottweiler and Newfoundland mix, resulting in an extra large pup that is sure to make a splash – literally! Newfies are often water-loving dogs, so we expect a New Rottland might enjoy a good swim.
These mixed breed dogs are known for being sweet-tempered and gentle, making them great family pets. Newfies are known for being fairly low-energy too, likely resulting in a mid-energy mix.
About The Parent Breed: Rottweiler
The Rottweiler is a dog breed that is loyal, loving, and protective. They are known to be intelligent and obedient, often making excellent watchdogs.
Like many large dog breeds, Rottweilers tend to struggle with joints issues as they age. It’s not uncommon for them to develop hip dysplasia or arthritis.
Rottweilers are also known to be one of the longest-lived dog breeds, with an average lifespan of 10-12 years.
While they make great family dogs, Rottweilers need plenty of exercise and socialization to prevent them from becoming bored or destructive.
Rottweiler Mix FAQs
What is the best Rottweiler mix?
The best Rottweiler mix is the one that best suits your lifestyle and personality. If you are looking for a guard dog, then a Shepweiler (German Shepherd Rottweiler mix) or Rotterman (Doberman Rottweiler mix) might be a good fit. If you want a low-energy pup, then a New Rottland (Newfoundland Rottweiler mix) might be right for you. Ultimately, the best Rottweiler mix is the one that you connect with the most!
How big do Rottweiler mixes get?
A Rottie mix can range in size from medium to extra large, depending on the mix. Some of the more popular Rottweiler mixes, like the Shepweiler and New Rottland, tend to be on the larger side.
What is the most popular Rottweiler mix?
The most popular Rottweiler mix is the Shepweiler, which is a cross between a German Shepherd and a Rottweiler. These dogs are known for being loyal, protective, and obedient – making them great family pets
Are Rottweiler mix good dogs?
Rottweiler mixes are good dogs if they are well-trained and properly socialized. Like all dogs, Rottweiler mixes can have a variety of personalities, so it is important to do your research before you purchase a designed dog, or adopt a mix from a shelter.
What dogs are mixed to make a Rottweiler?
Rottweilers can be mixed with a variety of different breeds, resulting in a wide range of different mixes. Some of the more popular Rottweiler mixes include the Shepweiler (German Shepherd Rottweiler mix), Springer Rottie (English Springer Spaniel Rottweiler mix), the Pitbull Rottweiler mix, and the Dachshund Rottweiler mix, among others.
There are many types of dog breeds out there, but we think you can’t go wrong with a Rottweiler mix! Which Rottie mix on our list is your favorite? Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments below!
So, there you have it – 15 of the greatest Rottweiler mixes. Tell us which one you liked best and which ones you think missed the mark.
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December 17, 2022
I have a Rottweiler cross. Mam is the Rottweiler and dad is a Bedlington terrier. It wasn’t a planned mix. He was an unwanted shelter dog passed here and there until we found him at 7 months old. If I could share a picture of him I would attach it. He’s gorgeous and he’s 6 now.
December 19, 2022
Thanks for sharing, Mary!
And you can submit your dog here, if you like.
June 28, 2022
Am looking for a dog a rockweller if uv got german sheapheard all take them as well
August 12, 2021
Is rotweiler mix with the japanese spitz ok.can it be a good vombinagion
August 12, 2021
That’d be quite an unusual mix, Julieta! Not even sure what to expect from that one, but just about any breed mix can be good in the right situation.
June 6, 2021
I have a pitrot male cross, I have a pitbull terrier cross and German shepherd stay together in the house
December 12, 2020
The most adorable, majestic, sweet, funny, generous, athletic dog I’ve ever known…. Indy…rott /american bulldog mix!
November 25, 2020
I am actually embarrassed to share a name with someone who thinks Rotts and Basset Hounds should breed. These dogs have so many health issues to begin with… so let’s help it with artificial insemination!
November 25, 2020
Hey, Meg. We weren’t endorsing the breeding of basset hounds and Rotties — we’re just sharing photos of cute pups.
September 19, 2020
We had a Rottweiler / Australian mix named Thor and he was such a gentle giant. He looked like a bear if we let his hair grow long. When we had him groomed, he looked more like a Rottie. I miss him so much.
June 30, 2020
Hi! We have 8 month rottweiler/affenpincher mix. He is 9 kg and adorable. Greetings from Norway
July 1, 2020
Thanks for reading the site, Bea!
Don’t hesitate to share photos of your pooch with us.
January 13, 2020
Here’s my Rottweiler, border collie, Belgian malinois mix.
September 28, 2019
How about THIS… ( I hate YET to see or find ANYTHING on a ROTTSKY & a put (brindle) mix. My ROTTSKY just had 7 of em less than a week ago, & I know NOTHING about that breed….
June 9, 2019
The first one is a pocket bully. The American pit bull terrier mixed with a Paterdale terrier is the 2 breeds that make up that dog.
April 24, 2019
that first dog is an American Bully. Very far from being a pitbull\rottweiler mix.
April 13, 2019
I have a rottie dalmation mix….wonderful girl dog!
April 13, 2019
I have a rottie dalmation mix….wonderful girl dog!
December 11, 2018
Thank you so very much for this blog, Meg. My heart belongs to my Rottie who left me much too soon. Seeing the many mixes of Rotties cheered my soul ❤️
November 10, 2018
I had a Rockwilder/Collie mix. Her parents both with AKC papers. My daughter brought her home and she ended up being my dog. She was the most loving & caring dog I have ever had in my presence and I’ve owned many beautiful dogs and been around so many more. She was superb.. full of life, energy, patience and so very smart. She seem to understand practically every word I spoke and obeyed with excellence and loyalty. She loved life, people and even saved a child from drowning. I’m so very proud of her and miss her still. I miss all my beloved pets! I would give up practically everything. Her name was “Katie”.
July 26, 2018
cac you please tell me the breeds that are in a rotty
July 18, 2018
Do you know any Golden Rottie breeders? Our son has a Golden Rottie and he is such a wonderful mix—a gentle giant. We would love to have one of our own. Thank you for any information you may have.
June 24, 2018
I have a papalawn /rottie…moma laid down to the pap.
June 13, 2018
Nice Blog!!!! Thank you for sharing this blog about rottweiler mixes. Really its’ a very helpful blog for me …..Good job………Keep it up
April 24, 2018
Looking for a Rottweiler/German Shepherd mix puppy
April 21, 2018
Just got a puppy given to me… the father is 100% rottweiler and the mother is 100% Thai Bangkaew Dog. I do not know yet what this puppy’s temperament and intelligence like.
March 30, 2018
My rot mix is EXACTLY like yours without the white spot on tail. They said he was a rot boxer when I rescued him, but he seems to have more retreiver traits. He also, holwls, along with songs, is very vocal, great with kids, and VERY protective of the family. I’ve been trying to figure this out for 12 yrs w no luck.
The answers to the 4 questions were:
2. Bat or button ears…lg and flop down
3. Saber tail
4. Convex face
February 12, 2018
this was no help plz anyone who has or had a rottweiler mix that has long tail with a white tip and white chest and paw. if u know what the other have is plz!!
January 1, 2018
I don’t think that is a rottie Bassett Hound mix, I had a dog Ditka he needed more room to play so I had to rehome him, he was half rottie half dapple mini dachshund, that is so uncanny it could be him.
September 19, 2017
Hopefully you might be able to help me before too long. I want to get a rott mix puppy but my husband wants a 45-60 lb. dog, and he thinks all rott’s are big 100 lb dogs, that are hard to handle. Help me win this one, please!! He so rarely admits to me being right.
June 16, 2019
I raised rotties and they listen well. Just start to train them when a pup. Youll love your dog!!!!!
February 18, 2020
I ended up having a litter of Yellow Lab/Rottweiler we later figured out puppies. Mom was a small Lab. We kept one and she was about 65#s and was a Therapy dog. I will see if my husband can help post pictures
July 3, 2017
Lol you think a boxer crossed with a rottie is unique? How about my Rottweiler/German Shepherd/Irish Wolfhound mix. He’s like a rottie with wolfhound fur
September 6, 2017
He sounds like a keeper!