The Rottweiler Pitbull Mix also called Pitweiler for short, will closely resembles a well-muscled bodybuilder. Some will have the Rottweiler height, while others will be shorter like a Pitbull, but all will be sturdy and muscular.
Like any crossbreed, some will take more after one parent than the other. So each puppy’s appearance and sizes will range, leaning more toward Rottweiler or more toward the Pitbull.
Their temperament will also very as the puppy grows up to become an adult, both breeds have an instinct to be protective. So you can automatically assume that this breed will be highly protective of you and the family.
In this article we will go over the parent breeds, the Rottweiler and the Pitbull, before we dive into the Rottweiler Pitbull mix. You can skip down to the Pitweiler if your not interested in the parent breeds history and facts.
- Weight – 110 – 130 pounds
- Height – 17 – 22 inches
- Lifespan – 10 – 12 years
- Health Issues – cataracts, hip dysplasia, arthritis, bloat, bone cancer, & VWD
- Grooming – 2x Brush Weekly 4-6x weekly during shedding season
- Colors – Black and tan
- Eye Color – Brown
- Exercise – An hour of running, playing, walking, or fetching daily
- Training – Use positive reinforcement in training
- Socialization – Take he/she everywhere you go
- Temperament – Kind, Gentle, Watchful, Funny, Playful with family, very protective
- Good in an apartment? – No, the Rottweiler needs a house, and a yard to play around in
Where does the Rottweiler come from?
The answer is from Weiler Germany!
When the Romans invaded Germany or Germania as they called it back then. The Romans found a skillful and hard-working herding dog. This herding dog was called the Rottweiler. Not only were they exceptional herder, but the Romans also found out that the Rottie made for excellent guard dogs as well.
The Romans fell in love with the Rottweiler and it was only a matter of time before the Rottie was quickly spread across the world.
Ever since then the Rottweiler has gained in popularity, they were not only known for their herding skills, but also as the family guard dog.
But sadly like with everything the good times come and go. The Rottweiler nearly went extinct in the middle of the 1800s. Due to the fact that no one needed herders any more because of the newfound railways.
But by 1901 enough Rottie lovers had pulled together and saved the precious bred. Nowadays the Rottie is now ranking at number eight, in the AKC ranking.
- Height – 17 – 19 inches
- Weight – 30 – 90 pounds
- Lifespan – 8 – 15 years
- Fur Colors – Black, Yellow, & White
- Eye Color – Brown
- Fur or Hair – Fur
- Exercise – 30 – 45 minutes daily
- Training – Start early and it will save you a lot of hassle in the end
- Socialization – Start when he/she is a puppy take her to puppy classes as soon as you can
- Temperament – Friendly nature, athletic, desire to please people, also a strong urge to protect if need be.
- Grooming – Brush two to four x weekly
- House or apartment? – Yes you can if you give them tons of time to exercise properly
The Pitbull Terrier is not a breed but merely a catch-all for all dogs that have a similar style. Several other ideas say that the Pitbull comes from way before the Romans; in fact, the ancient Greeks used a now extinct dog breed as a forerunner to the Pitbull Terrier.
Then the breed spread to England where they were known as the mastiff when the Romans conquered Britan they soon fell in love with the Pitbull as well.
Another theory says that the conquering Normans used a large mastiff-like dog to hold onto a rampaging bull. This action soon turned into a sport known as bull-baiting, this is their origin of there name Pit-bull-dog or otherwise known as Bullpit.
With out proper exercise the Pitbull Terrier will most likely develop destructive behavior. So always make sure to give your Pitbull a lot of exercise.
Pitbull Rottweiler Mix
- Weight – 45 – 100 pounds
- Height – 18 – 25 inches tall
- Lifespan – 10 – 14 years
- Major Health Concerns – Cold tail, Bloat, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Hip Dysplasia, Retinal Atrophy & Obesity
- Grooming – 3x weekly during shedding season 2x weekly during the non-shedding season
- Fur or Hair – Fur
- Colors – Black, tan, white, yellow, black, & grey
- Eye Color – Brown
- Exercise – They need long walks (or runs) plus playtime in the yard several times a day
- Training – Labrador is very easy to train and very eager to be trained
- Socialization – Positive exposure to other people and dogs daily for best socialization
- Temperament – Playful, loyal, protective, aloof, stubborn, gentle, clownish, courageous, & intelligent
- Good in an apartment? – No
The pitweiler will get most of its attitude from your care, training, and socialization first and foremost. In other words, no matter the breed, proper training, and socialization makes all the difference. Beyond that, genetics might come into play.
The Rottweiler-Pitbull mix combines two of the most powerful breeds that you could put together, the Rottweiler and the Pitbull.
Did you know that the term Pitbull is incorrect? A Pitbull is not a breed it’s just a classification for a bunch of similar dogs that fit this description. Little is known about the Pitbull because the breed lines are all in a jumble.
Pitbulls hail from sources varying from reputable breeders to backyard breeders. Just be sure that you’re buying from a reputable seller who treats their dogs well.
Common Names for Pitbull Rottweiler Mix Dogs
- Rottie pit
Is the Pitweiler For You?
Ask yourself these four questions.
- Will I have the time and the energy to train and control my pitweiler mix properly?
- Do I have the time and ability to be responsible for an energetic and strong-willed breed?
- Is this dog right for me and my lifestyle?
- Why do I want a dog like this?
Do you like the idea of a large, strong and powerful dog? That’s great if you have the time and patience to train them, and the energy to exercise and them on a daily basis.
If you get stressed about time and can’t give your dog proper exercise, then he or she will end up even more frustrated as they sense that you are stressed out. If you and your dog are both stressed, that’s not a good scenario. You want your life with your dog to be fun and enjoyable for both of you.
Is the Pitbull Rottweiler Mix Illegal?
In some communities, it is illegal to breed the Rottweiler Pitbull mix. In others, it is unlawful for owners to sell off litters without proper certification.
Why is it illegal? Authorities have grown concerned for a couple of reasons. First, these powerful dogs can be aggressive without proper training and commitment to their well being by their owners.
Second, some people get this wonderful breed without fully understanding the training commitment, and figure I’ll do it tomorrow.
You must be willing to accept great responsibility when you choose to adopt or buy the Rottweiler-Pitbull mix breed.
Proper Training of the Rottweiler Pitbull Mix
Make training your Rottweiler Pitbull mix your first priority. When you begin training, you cannot let the puppy grab onto your figures with its mouth. I know it seems so cute when he does it, but when s/he older, his/her bite could be anywhere from 235 to 330 PSI (Pounds per Square Inch).
During training, teach s/he to “Come” “Sit” and “Stay”. If the puppy is not coming when you call s/he and they continue to ignore you. Don’t stop repeating the command until they comply, s/he will often try and see if you will relent in your demands.
They are testing to see if you are still game enough to remain the pack leader. If you stop in giving your commands and you let them continue you are reaffirming their thinking that its okay to not follow your commands.
You are the pack leader not the dog, make him/her work for their treats, food, toys, and most importantly make sure they follow through on your commands.
If you can’t make the time to train your Rottweiler Pitbull mix puppy, then you shouldn’t get the breed.
Socialization of Your Pitweiler
Socialization is key to any dog breed even for your ankle bitters, I have seen and been on the receiving end of several death from the ankles up dogs. Its an annoying and painful experience, so train and socialize your little ankle bitters.
The more exposure that your dog/s gets with other people, animals, and objects as a normal every day part of their routine. The more normal it is for them to not get alarmed by stranger objects, animals, & people.
The puppy must also learn good social behaviors, by being around people consistently. Your puppy will learn that he/she is not the alpha but on the lowest rung of the hierarchy.
Exercising You Rottweiler Pitbull Mix
The exercise of any dog especially the Pitweiler is important, and should be done at the very least twice a day. For a duration of at least 45 minutes, either a brisk walk, jog, run, or brisk walk over to the dog park to run around.
Your dog should also have access to a fenced in back yard during the day as well, this is so that they can exercise while you are gone. In a safe and very protected place, after all we don’t want s/he to escape and cause havoc.
Conclusion Of The Pitbull Rottweiler Mix
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