A Mid-to-large sized powerhouse
The Rottweiler Pitbull Mix—called Pitweiler—closely resembles a well-muscled bodybuilder. Some are Rottweiler height, and some are shorter like a Pitbull, but all are sturdy and muscular.
Like any crossbreed, some will take more after one parent than the other. So naturally, appearance and sizes range, leaning more toward Rottweiler or more toward the Pitbull.
Now some can look more like one breed but have more of the temperament of the other. You’ll know which yours is as these characteristics are evident.
Here’s a list of general characteristics of many Rottweiler-Pitbull mix dogs, followed by a profile on each breed, so you can see which parent yours takes after most.
Pitbull Rottweiler Mix
Pitweiler Physical Characteristics
- Weight: 45-100 pounds
- They have short fine, dense fur,
- Height: 18-26 inches,
- Grooming: low
- Good family pet: Great
- Guard dog: Great
- Intelligence: Smart
- Great with children: Yes, with socialization
- Good with other pets: Yes, with socialization
- Okay in an apartment: No
- Energy: High
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.
But which characteristics are predominant in your furry friend? That’s what we’ll explore next.
The Rottweiler Pitbull Mix
The Rottweiler-Pitbull mix combines two of the most powerful breeds that you could ever 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
Rottweiler and Pitbull Origins
The Rottweiler was taken by the Romans from Weiler in Germany, for cattle driving, and guarding. The American Pitbull Terrier was born in the 1800s for the primary purpose of pit fights. These two magnificent breeds are prone to be aggressive unless trained at an early age to be socialized and well behaved.
Is a 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 daily.
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 your stress. 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. Second, some people get this wonderful breed without fully understanding the training commitment.
You must be willing to accept great responsibility when you choose to adopt 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 he’s older, his PSI (Pounds per Square Inch) could be anywhere from 235 to 330 PSI.
During training, teach him to “Come!” “Sit!” and “Stay!”. If the puppy is not coming when you call him, you must NOT quit! You MUST keep encouraging him to come until he does. Then, when he finally does come, be sure to praise him, such as “Good boy!”
Then, repeat this exercise over and over again until he obeys without hesitation.
Remember, the main reason the Rottweiler pitbull mix is labeled aggressive is the result of an owner who fails to take the proper time to train the pitweiler to obedience.
If you can’t make the time to train your rottweiler Pitbull mix puppy, then you shouldn’t get the breed.
Socialize Your Pitweiler
You should expect to exercise your pitweiler for at least one hour daily. A brisk walk or run will do, and remember to include some playtime as well.
Finally, you must take him out into the public for socialization. The more exposure to other people and other dogs as a normal part of their routine, the more normal it is for them to not get alarmed when they do.
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.
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