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Rottweiler Pitbull Mix - Facts To Know

Pitweiler, which is the result of Pitbull Rottweiler cross-breeding, is a popular dog among people who want a super-protective, loveable, and large four-legged companion. They are hyperactive and stand out from other dog breeds in activities such as tracking, agility, and obedience.



There are no clear records about the first experimentation on these breeds, but historians suspect that this cross-breed originated in the United States. The motive behind mixing these two aggressive breeds was to get a dependable guard dog.

Contrary to some other mastiff breeds, these Pitweilers does not seem strong and in control- they are, in every sense of the word. They should be properly trained at an early age because it is hard to teach them obedience when they grow up strong.

Both parent breeds in this cross (Rottweilers and Pitbull) are identical in temperament and other psychological traits, so you can predict how they would act or react under certain circumstances.

No matter if you are looking for a companion for your morning run or a guard dog on your farm, this dig is ready to put all it has got, as long as you two are on the same side.



• Hybrid (a healthy cross between two agile dogs, Rottweiler and Pitbull)

• Ideal for guarding property and readily attach with the master

• Weighs around 45 to 100 pounds

• Measures almost to 18 to 26 inches in height

• This cross-breed is super-alert, confident, and wary of strangers



• These dogs do not bark a lot.

• Grow very protective of their owners.

• Requires minimal grooming and day-to-day maintenance.

• Mingles with children.

• One of the best guard dogs.



• Not everyone can own and train a Pitweiler.

• Could be banned through legislation.

• Too energetic and excitable for young kids and adults.

• Needs a lot of exercises.



As expected from all cross-breeds, these dogs can either look like Pitbull or Rottweiler or a bit like both.

Many dogs of this breed have the strong, sturdy body of a Pitbull and characteristic longer legs of a Rottweiler. Usually, they have large heads which are common in both parent breeds. They may drool in some cases owing to the looser jowls related to Rottweiler.

They surely turn heads wherever they stand because of the forceful appearance of a Rottweiler with the muscular physique of a Pitbull and strong legs.



There is a broad range of sizes in Pitweilers because of the contrasting physical features in the parent breeds. As a general rule, males will be larger in height and will weigh more than the females.

In length, they stand around 18 to 26 inches in height and weighs around 45 to 100 pounds.


Coat & Color

If you are thinking about owning a Pitweiler, be sure to open for a wide spectrum of colors. The most common colors among this breed are chocolate, brown, black, speckled, golden, white, blue, merle and brindle.

The color trait is mostly determined by the Pitbull side because of the fact that Rottweilers come in only one shade, which is the mixture of black and brown. The most commonly-occurring color in these dogs is black, coupled with a tan from Rottweilers.

You can also find markings on their face. They can also be marked on chest, muzzle, eyebrows, and legs. They have white “socks” and blazes on their snouts.

They do not shed a lot because they have short coats.


Fun Facts About Rottweiler Pitbull Mixes

• Despite being an alpha dog cross-breed, they are tough but super-sensitive.

• Pitweilers do not reach their full physical prime until they are eighteen months old.

• They are the ultimate winners in all dog sports, especially in agility tests and weight pulling.

• Puppies of this mix-breed are relatively inexpensive when compared against pups of independent parent breeds.

• People often use them as guard dogs in large and vast estates.


Personality & Temperament

This breed is hyper-energetic who does not quite comprehend its own strength. Rottweilers are accustomed to running into people on occasions and Pitweilers are no exception to this. Due to their playfulness, extra attention is required when they are not on a leash around small children and older adults.

These dogs have super energy levels. That’s why they need a large play area to channel their energies and need plenty of physical exercise and gadgets to play with. If owners are not available to lend a hand with their game, they are best left with their own toys.

These dogs are not used to bark a lot and only do so when they get wary of something or someone. And when they bark, there are usually one or two barks to let the owner know that something is going on. Because of the characteristics of parent-breeds, their bark is deep and loud and induces fear among strangers and intruders.

Pitbull and Rottweiler have a strong prey drive which means they are on their feet to attack or advance when they are around strangers. On the other hand, Pitweilers are aloof when they find themselves among strangers and need positive socialization at an early age.

They need constant attention and should not be left unsupervised among smaller pets such as cats. With rearing and training, they can be taught not to chase or prey on other weak animals.

Surprisingly, they put on their best behavior around other dogs.

They are better off when paired in sex couples. Female Pitweiler shows against other females.

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