The Rottweiler and Pitbull Mix


The Rottweiler and Pitbull mix

Everyone loves dogs, and when you crossbreed them, you can have two of your favorites in one dog.

Crossing breeding dogs is well known in today’s modern world. Everyone has their favorite sports, from the Dalmachshund, the Cockapoo, the labradoodle or even a Pitweiler. 

The Pitweiler is a mixed breed of dog, by breeding an adult Rottweiler and Pitbull.

Both of these dogs are large and strong animals and breeding them produces puppies which will take on both of their parent’s characteristics.

Let’s take a little look at these amazing dogs in more detail. We’ll take about what their characters are like and how to care for them, so they live good healthy lives.

The Rottweiler

The Rottweiler is an ancient dog breed, first seen in Roman times. It had a role in the Roman army herding and protecting their cattle and also guarding the outposts. Later it held Germany butchers pull their carts to market.

The Rottweiler has received a reputation in the past of being a dangerous dog, and working in security and guard roles it’s not surprising, but if trained well and given lots of love by their owners this dog is maybe one of the most affectionate dogs in the world. Purebred German Rottweilers have great temperaments

Catch them on a day out with their family, and they will be bouncing around and excited. They love playtime and being one of the family, but naturally territorial they are often wary of strangers and unknown people in their homes.

The Pitbull

The Pitbull hale originally from Britain. They were used in bear and bull-baiting and later in illegally dogfighting.

The history of the Pitbull goes against its typical kind nature. Like the Rottweiler, if it’s trained correctly and bought into a loving and caring family, then this dog has the potential to be the most passionate and loyal dog in the world. 

Going back to its roots, the Pitbull is a protective and fearless dog. Also, noted for its playful and friendly nature. Athletic and strong this dog also has a significant desire to please its owners. 

What is a Rottweiler and Pitbull mix?

The Pittweiler is breed from a purebred Rottweiler dog and a Pitbull terrier dog. Both are known for being large, powerful animals, so if you’re thinking of getting one, a lot of care and handling is a priority.

If not socialized and trained well, this dog could be dangerous to the owner and others. IF you like this mix you may want to check out Looking For A Pocket Rottie?

The breed also has many variations to its name including: 

Purebred German Rottweiler
Purebred is better!

1. Pittweiler

2. Bullrott 

3. Rottie Pit

4. RottenPit

The major characteristics of the breed are: 

The Pitweiler appearance

The dog can look like either one of its parents. 

This dogs coat will be taken from either parent, being thick if taken from the Rottweiler or short if taken from Pitbull. The most common colors are brown, black, white and golden.


Size, Height & Weight

Weighing in between 40-90 lbs and standing at around 18-25 inches in height, this dog is a large animal.

This dog is not only big, but it has a muscular and lean body

Pitweiler (Rottweiler mixed with Pitbull)Temperament

To find out the temperament of the Pitweiler, you have to look towards the parents. Like all dogs, any dog can be good or bad. It’s tough to know what the different temperament of a crossbreed dog will be. They often will display the personalities of their parents. It’s best to go and see some and get the puppies parents. Before breeding any dog please read about Brucellosis in dogs


Like all dogs, the Pittweiler needs constant attention. This breed does better when its socialized with other dogs and loves nothing more to spend its days with its family. This dog loves being a part of a family.


While having a reputation for being a somewhat of an aggressive breed of dog. Giving the correct obedience classes when they are puppies, loads of socialization and trained in the right way, this dog is caring and loving. 

Socializing this dog for a very young age is very important. Being a more aggressive animal, the Pitweiler might mistake another animal as prey. So being around other dogs, people and wildlife is a must.

This dog is very intelligent animal; they will need to be given tasks, so they don’t get bored and to test their mind. Because like their parents they can destroy the home, such as digging, chewing and barking. 

Exercising your Rottweiler Pitbull Mix

The Pitweiler likes to be active and has lots of energy that needs to be released on a daily basis. This will take the form of exercise such as walks and playing in the park, for example. 

The exercise will also keep the dog’s mind and physical body fit and healthy.

It’s recommended by professionals that you give this dog breed a minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

Health of a Rottweiler mixed with Pitbull

The Pitweiler lives foraround 10-15 years

It’s known to suffer from specific health problems such as:

1. Heart disease

2. Dry, itchy skin

3. Joint dysplasia

4. Some Food allergies 

5. Hip problems


Like all dogs, the Pitweiler loves to be loved. It’s such an affectionate canine if looked after well and socialized from the start. You may be able to register a rottweiler and pitbull mix with ckc but not akc

If you’re looking to get a Rottweiler and Pitbull mix, then have a look around your local area. Always get the dog from a trusted breeder and ask if you can see the parents.

Remember to look at the parents too for their personality as the puppies are likely to mimic them.

Here at MS Rottweilers we do not breed mix dogs. We only breed purebred German, European, Big block headed Rottweiler Puppies. Though highly unlikely JLPP may be a threat and also Hip Dysplasia

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