A German Shepherd Rottweiler mix is a designer breed. It results from the crossing of a purebred German Shepherd Dog with a pedigree Rottweiler. These awesome hybrid dogs are clever, protective and bold making them great watchdogs, guard dogs and companions for some lifestyles and families. Known as the Shepweiler, Rottweiler Shepherd, Rotten Shepherd, Rottie Shepherd, or even Shottie, these hybrid designer dogs have a large, solid build and confident attitude.
- Personality and family compatibility
- Coats, colors and grooming
- Training, exercise, care and health
- German Shepherd Rottweiler mix puppies
German Shepherd Rottweiler mixes can reach 115lbs in weight, grow up to 27 inches tall and live around 12 years. These calm, steady dogs are prone to separation anxiety, chewing, digging and can be stubborn. But they are also affectionate, loyal and do great with positive training. This high shedding dog needs plenty of grooming, but their coats do tend to be short so no clipping or haircuts will be on the table.
German Shepherd Rottweiler Mix Height and Weight
The German Shepherd breed is well known for its tall stature. 24-26 inches at the shoulder. It is medium-sized, but with a well-muscled body and deep chest. GSDs may grow to anywhere from 49 to 88 pounds. Rotties are much larger in size, typically maturing to 77-130 pounds and 22-27 inches tall. They are known for their powerful and robust physique, which some may find slightly intimidating.
Due to the size of its parents, a German Shepherd Rottweiler mix full grown will weigh anywhere from 77 to 115 pounds. You can also expect them to reach a height of 22 to 27 inches at the shoulder.
Coats and Colors
Rottweiler cross German Shepherd puppies’ coloring can be a solid or mix of colors. Including black, cream, red, sliver, tan, blue, gray, liver, sable, or white. They may or may not inherit the Rottweiler’s rust or mahogany face and leg markings. The same goes for the German Shepherd’s black face and leg markings.
With the German Shepherd’s medium-length, thick coat and the Rottie’s short, thick coat, this mix will most likely have a thick coat. However, the length of the coat depends on which parent the puppy takes after.
Grooming and Shedding
Can you expect a German Shepherd mix with Rottweiler to shed a lot? If a German Shepherd Rottweiler Mix puppy has the medium and shaggier coat of its German Shepherd parent, then it will require brushing several times each week. This will increase to daily during shedding season.
If the puppy has the shorter coat of its Rottweiler parent, then it may not require more than a good weekly brushing. It’s important to groom a dog even if they don’t shed much, so as to facilitate ridding of excess hair and dead skin. A tool like a Furminator will help you to stay on top of this hairy problem.
Working and Guard Histories
The German Shepherd Dog is a member of the herding group of breeds. Other recognizable traits of the German Shepherd Dog include its sloping hips, crouched hind legs, large and alert ears. As well as extreme devotion to their human companion or handler. You’ll often find them used as guard or service dogs.
The Rottweiler is a member of the working group of breeds. It is generally accepted that Rottweilers were bred to be dependable working or guard animals. Their compact but agile physique provides increased strength and endurance.
German Shepherd Rottweiler Mix Temperament
The German Shepherd Dog is often seen as an aggressive dog, with this trait being put to use in a police K-9 position. However, it’s important to note that these service dogs are aggressive only when their handler prompts them to be.
As a companion, the German Shepherd has the potential to exhibit aggression to other dogs or even humans. The German Shepherd may express aggressive behavior if it feels that its owner or home is being threatened. Especially in an instance when a strange dog or human enters its “territory”.
Similarly to the German Shepherd, the Rottweiler is known as a particularly aggressive breed. This image is not helped by common instances of Rotties attacking children or other passers by. Because this breed was originated as a guard dog, Rotties are governed by their nature to protect what is “theirs” as well as their homes.
Is This A Good Family Dog?
Both parent breeds are large and energetic, so a hybrid puppy will require a lot of room to play and grow. Additionally, they may require a lot of brushing if they have the German Shepherd’s longer coat, and you’ll need to clean your house a lot during shedding season.
You must also be prepared to deal with elbow or hip dysplasia, a common disease that affects both parent breeds. Carefully monitoring their diet and weight will be mandatory.
They may not be good candidates for homes with other animals or children. However, if you have the space for a large and playful dog, the time and dedication to devote to socializing and training them properly. And you can put their intelligence to good use. Then a German Shepherd Rottweiler Mix may be your next pet!
German Shepherd Rottweiler Mix Training
The good news is, both German Shepherds and Rottweilers are highly intelligent breeds that learn quickly, so Rottweiler and German Shepherd mix puppies can be easily trained.
Thus, it’s very important to begin handling and socializing them with other dogs and people (including children) starting at a young age.
Socialization to a range of places and people, as well as a large and frequent variety of visitors, will help your dog to feel comfortable. Reducing their need to ‘guard’ their property or family.
We highly recommend positive training techniques for guarding breeds of dog. Punishment based training can have the result of masking fearful or aggressive reactions in dogs, and can make them more likely to bite without warning in the future.
We must stress that with any mixed breed, the temperament of a hybrid dog or puppy may be reminiscent of one parent breed more so than the other. When breeding for a German Shepherd Rottweiler Mix, the resulting puppy’s temperament and traits will be very hard to predict.
German Shepherd Rottweiler Mixes are prone to elbow or hip dysplasia and hypothyroidism. It’s therefore very important that they get an appropriate amount of exercise and are kept on a healthy diet to maintain their weight.
Additionally, both German Shepherds and Rottweilers are very energetic and rambunctious breeds, so a hybrid of the two will also exhibit high energy and a playful attitude. If they don’t get the proper amount of exercise, then their destructive tendencies may rear their ugly heads. You might come home to find a piece of furniture or clothing chewed up!
To keep your home and dog happy, you should plan to walk or play with your German Shepherd Rottweiler for a minimum of one hour each day. You should also have plenty of room in the house for them to self-exercise if you are away.
You can expect a mixed breed puppy to live about as long as its parent breeds. Thus, the German Shepherd Rottweiler Mix can be expected to live for approximately 10 to 13 years.
Rottweiler and German Shepherd Health
Just like any purebred or hybrid dog, a Rottweiler mixed with german shepherd may have congenital health issues, or they may develop ailments later in life. Common canine health issues, regardless of breed, include hip dysplasia, eye diseases, allergies, and skin irritations.
However, because both the German Shepherd Dog (GSD) and the Rottweiler are prone to joint degeneration, the GSD Rottweiler mix is especially prone to elbow and hip dysplasia. It’s been estimated that almost 70% of large-breed dogs will develop this devastating condition.
German Shepherd Rottweiler Mix Puppies
If you’re working with a breeder to obtain a puppy, genetic testing on both the sire and dam will help determine any health issues that they carry. Make sure that both parents have good hip and elbow scores. It is also important that the German Shepherd parent has a flat back and does not walk on his hocks.
You want the puppy’s parents to be relaxed and laid back around strangers, and friendly and warm with their owner. They should know their names and have a purpose beyond producing puppies.
Good breeders ask and answer lots of questions, and provide copies of parents’ health certifications.
Chuck Agle says
We have a ten year old shepherd Rottweiler mix. Loki has a german shepherd body with the fur of a Rottweiler. He also has huge knuckled webbed paws which are two sizes too big. Everyone thinks he is a one year old still growing into his feet. He showa no signs of aging or slowing down. He can be aggressive with other large males. He is very good and gentle with children and people who are handicapped. He will let a handicapped person walk him on a leash without pulling. He is very organizeed. He will lay out his toys in an array on the living room floor with very clear rows and columns. ahe seems to prefer a 3 x 3 array.
I have one as well. He is almost 11 months old. I have taken him to trainers and places to get his bullying under control. He is very large and doesn’t want anyone to have any attention nor food. All he does all day long is bully my other dogs in the house. We have 2 acres fenced that he runs constantly. I try to walk and have play time constantly with no relief. It’s so stressful on my other dogs. I’m just wondering if he just needs to be the only dog. I would hate to get rehome him but i am at a loss what to do with him and i do not want him to hurt the other dogs in the house. Any suggestions??? I have also crated and still use it when he gets aggressive.
We had a Rottie, German Shepherd mix who passed away in 2019. He was 10. We got him as a puppy for $25. Imagine my surprise reading this and finding out he was a “designer breed” haha. His dad was full Rott and his mom was half Rott and half German Shepherd. He was 105 lbs, full grown. When we had him, we also had a Lab/Husky mix and three cats. Later our son was born. Piper (the Rott-shepherd) WAS AMAZING WITH ALL PETS AND KIDS. We did do a lot of training with him…just ourselves. He even earned his Canine Good Citizenship. We miss him so much.
Awwe mine passed also in Sept 2019. Best dog I ever had. 16 yrs she to be.
David Martin says
My son rescued Lincoln from the area humane society a beautiful Rott – shepard mix . I did not socialize him much at all his first year . Yes , he interacted with family and I took him on alot of walks . He craved attention during walks and would stop and wait at driveways if he saw someone out in their garage or lawn until they would pet him . So friendly and such a beautiful dog that he gets compliments everywhere we go . We couldn’t afford , so I probably waited too long to take him to a dog park . But , on his first visit he was right at home , he fit in perfectly , and kinda stayed to himself . Gradually , he interacted more and more and learned to play very nicely with other breeds . He has a tendency to bark and growl while running with other dogs , but has never bit another dog . He’s a wonderful dog who despite my mistakes about socializing , has turned out to be a fantastic dog . He’s 2 1/2 now and a dog park veteran who likes to steal balls and be chased around or do the chasing . He has gotten much more loving the older he gets . I cannot wait to retire in 17 more months so I can spend all day with him and spoil him rotten in our old age !
Had mine for 6years. Great with young kids, great protector but hard for the wife to handle when I’m not around. You will require space. P.s he’s loved to bits.
I just got a rottie Shepard and she’s very playful and loves taking naps with me. She barked at my neighbor when he tried giving her a treat. We have a cat and 4 baby kittens. She’s very curious when it comes to them but they scare her by hissing. She has lost of room to play and be free 13 acres of Im being specific. We have workers that come during the week so I’m scared she might become aggressive as she gets older and will Vite the workers or costumers.
I had a “Shepweiler” for 11yrs and passed about 4yrs ago from cancer. He was the most amazing dog! I could not believe how smart he was! Truly devoted and loyal. I am ready now to get another companion and I would really like to have the same breed/mix. However, it’s hard to find them. It seems like nobody actually breeds them and they are more “oopsie” occurrences. Anyone know if there are reputable breeders or where to find good litters?
Rott Lover says
For years I’ve considered establishing an AKC recognized Rottie Shepherd (RS) breed. I’m at a point where it may come to pass. Came here to see if someone had already established the breed, which apparently they have not.
So awesome to hear so many stories. Our first family dog was a Rottie Shepherd (RS). She was two years old and the owner was turning her into the pound due to her being ‘uncontrollable’. She was digging up his yard.
That dog was AMAZING. Within two weeks I’d taught her to climb the ladder or our large swing-set gym, walk the length of the top ladder, and go down the slide on the other side. At times I’d go out and she’d be perched on the platform above the slide to view the neighborhood over the backyard fences.
She was the ideal guard dog. Only barked or showed any sort of human directed aggression when a possible threat presented itself. She’d stay unrestrained in the back of my pickup but only bark at what she deemed threats. My tools were safe! She primarily lived in our sunny California backyard. Our girls were 10 and 12 years old when we adapted her. She looked like a full Rott but with a tail, her hair a bit longer than a Rott.
She did, however, hate cats. A friend had acreage in the country and while visiting and without warning she killed one of their kittens. One time on a late night bike ride on a rural road in the country outside our housing development she ran down a fleeing cat and took it down. We had bunnies and she was fine with them unless they got into her food (free range rabbits). The same with our free range pigeons who also liked her food.
Super smart, super trainable, ideal family member, and ideal watch dog. More defensive toward other dogs than aggressive, but if another dog showed aggression she’d respond. We did NOT encourage or allow her to be aggressive toward anyone, human or otherwise. We focused on curbing her instincts to keep them within humane standards.
In her last years at age 12 or so, she became quite grumpy in general. We lived on acreage in the country and she had the run of the area. She preferred the front porch or rear deck. One day one of our teenage family friends, a male who was familiar with our RS, reached down to pet her when he came to the front door. Without warning she bit him through the hand, the first time she’d ever bit anyone. That triggered great concerns because we also had young neighborhood kids who would show up unannounced. As a result we found her a new home where she couldn’t pose a threat while unattended.
We did breed her with a Rott with champion German bloodlines. What amazing puppies! Our girls raised the pups to 8 weeks at which we found them homes. The pups were 3/4 Rott and 1/4 German Shepherds. They all looked like Rotts at birth and we docked the tails on all. Their puppy temperaments ranged from docile to aggressive. Eight in the litter.
Ten months later one of the new owners brought their male by the house. He was large and had the coat of the German Shepherd with mixed coloring of the Rott and Shepherd. Absolutely gorgeous, well behaved, and SMART. I was jealous!
We now have a papered Rott that we rescued after the owner moved overseas. We got her at seven months. We believe she was the runt of the litter since she’s extremely docile and perhaps a bit small, now at around 90 lbs in her eighth year. Best dog we’ve ever had. Lives in the house, sleeps in the bed, travels cross country in the car, and thinks she’s a Lab when it comes to water and retrieving a tennis ball.
Just wanted to check in here. If you can pick from a litter I recommend studying the behavior of them with their siblings. The disposition at birth seems to follow them through life…
I’ll check back in if we decide to move ahead with breed development. It’s great to see so many fans of this ‘new breed’. Perhaps a long haired and short haired version of the breed would make sense. But the 3/4 Rott 1/4 German Shepherd may be something else to focus on.
Sue Marie says
So sorry for your loss.
We have one who is 4. He loves us, the kids, plays with other dogs, and the cats. He is the biggest baby with us, but will attack other people that come near us. We have a neighbor next to us , that just filed a complaint to us and sent a copy to the landlord. She is saying we should look for a single house, and she is afraid to walk into her apartment. He has been the best watchdog, and with the way things are in this country right now, she should be glad he is near. Not sure what we are going to do right now.
Just didn’t need more problems at this time.
Again, I am sorry for your
loss. God Bless
So I’m about to get this two year old German Shepherd/Rottweiler mix and I’m wondering what the best type of food to give him.
Meg Austwick says
Hi Caitlin, we have some articles on the best food for German Shepherds and the best dog food for Rottweilers that will help you find the right type of food for your new mix.
erika c says
So you recommend these dogs for families? My husband got one for our son today as a present he hasnt seen him yet. (At school) Im just a little nervous about safety.
Ours is 13 years old and the biggest baby ever. He lets the kids do anything to him but we make sure they are respectful to him. The sweetest dog ever!!!
What do you have explained sounds like the dog that I am looking for. However I am having a really hard time finding one for sale do you have any ideas how I could like locate one
8 week brown female at urgent animal rescue in miami, fl
Was taken there on nov 2.
She will be put to sleep if no body rescues this darling!!
Jamie Hansen says
Southsider canines on Facebook has Shotti’s. Black and blues
Jamie Hansen says
Southsider canines on Facebook has Shotti’s
Jamie Hansen says
Southsider Canines on Facebook. Shotti’s Christmas 2019 litter. Blacks and Blues expected.
I seem to have inherited a Shep Rottie. He is my descent from my son’s passed away Service dog drop out GSD (She came from some really sharp lines and though donated failed school 3x there was no rehoming her after she was already 3. She was handsome, smart and evil). Her daughter’s dog owner dumped this puppy on her x bf family and it ended up following my son home. The people have called AC and tossed it out of the yard. I can empathize. They are elderly and this pup is heavy, naughty and in land shark stage. ZERO bite inhibition, lead training, house training. I still had my steel kennel thank goodness. He is smart and kennel training very well, He is rather stranger suspicious at night though he will follow anyone in day. This is AZ state. If there is an interest I will check again. I have no idea about the Shep-rott father temperament. This pup seems rather on the sharp side and dominant. I am afraid to keep him too long because he seems a velcro dog. I am unsure if he would be good bet when my has a replacement service dog. I want to give him a chance and smooth some of his gaps in basic training while rehoming. I am wary of Rottie traits since I am not familiar with the breed at all. My son being twitchy an non verbal requires a special dog or well trained one. Havent had a vet check yet but he seems about 10 weeks. All the old folk knew is that he is born this year.
I strongly encourage anyone looking for a German Shepherd Rottweiler mix to look at animal rescue websites regardless of the state you live in. The rescue will transport for a minimal price. It’s so sad that so many dogs get dumped or abused. We got our 2-year-old rescue Shepherd Rottie mix from a shelter in Texas that transports to Washington state where we live. Our dog was found abandoned tied to a pole on the highway, a sheriff found him and brought him to a shelter.
and he’s turned out to be a great dog?
my rotti sheoherd was the sweetest smarted dog I have ever known. never bit another dog or a human. liked to bark at other dogs, but always as if to say – “hey who said you could walk in front of our house without saying hello?”
We just got this mix from our county shelter in AZ and we’re trying to educate ourselves about our new boy, Rocky. We have a 10 yo male chocolate lab and so far it seems to be working as long as Rocky stays subservient to him.
Any advice you have will be welcomed!
Jerry Brest says
Our Riley is 2 1/2 years old now and is a very smart and gentle dog. She has played with other dogs since she was a pup as we have 3 1/2 acres for her to run and a lot of friends with dogs. She also has been around plenty of people since she was a pup and both have helped a lot. At times she can still get a little agressive sometimes when new people come over but some people she makes up with right away and some she is skittish of. She will bark and back off but has never went at anyone.
I have a 10 week out puppy that is a German shepherd and rottweiler and she isn’t eating or drinking what could it be?? Can anyone help me please
Hi Sebrina, You need to take your puppy to the vet. I hope she feels better soon!
I got a 10 week old puppy The people who had her said she was a German boxer mix. I met the mom and she is a boxer and the dad german . But she looked different then the rest of her litter she has a black coat white paw and brown legs with the brown eyes brows as well. Any answers or something to help point me in the right direction
We got our Scout 2 months ago. She is beautiful and so smart.
One question, she chases our 2 cats. Bot aggressively, but I think she is just curious and playful. This makes my cats very uncomfortable. Any suggestions?
Cynthia Y Weiand says
Mine does that too. I just tell her to “leave it” and she does. She is slowly learning not to bother with them. She will however, be more prone to chasing if cat is running.
How is it possible that the entire litter of gsd cross rottweiler is brindle???
I will have this breed available in probably late January. My female solid black shepherd very good bloodline was with and equality high quality German Rottweiler. Both breeds are very gentle and smart.
Where is your location and is this your first litter from these two dogs?
Michelle Wilson says
Where are you located?
Farzana Khan says
Do you still have these puppies? if so how much are you selling them for?
my friend is looking for a cross breed german shepherd & Rottweiler, he has always kept large dogs he has land for the dog to run around and play on.
KENNETH CRAIG says
Hi, We just lost our dear rottie/shepherd 11/24 and I have been desperately looking for someone who has this kind of puppy. Please send me the details. Thank you!!! Happy New Year!
Jamie Hansen says
Southsider Canines on Facebook breeds them.
KENNETH CRAIG says
I am not sure my first attempt went through as I do not see it posted. We would be very interested in a puppy as we just lost our rottie/shepherd 11/24. Thank you and Happy New Year!
Hi I have two females shotties, they are beautiful. 1 year old.
Matthew Johnson says
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I am very interested in homing one of your litter. My mum currently has a 8 year old German Shepherd x Rottweiler which we rescued when she was 14weeks old from The Blue Cross. I’ve been desperate for one of myself ever since I moved out. Looking forward to hearing from you.
I have one who I named Sadie. Like you all are saying . I fell in Love with her at 1st sight !! Had to have her !! , I have little dogs , but Sadie Accidently hurts them , but not on purpose. They don’t accept her. So I have to take turns letting outside.
But Sadie for sure is My girl, I LOVE her so much !!
She is so smart !! Energetic s & Loves to play & is a good guard dog & yes her bark scares people. She’s a little bossy, some times she will bark at me when I am too slow doing something , that she scares me. Not out of fear. But like when someone sneaks up behind you & says BOO., you jump. Like that !!
I rescued her , not sure how old she was , I think like8 months. She is 3 now !!!
Yes she would play for hours, but I tire out before she does !!!
Has anyone notice a change in personality after a girl get’s fixe ? Beside loosing her mothering aspected ? Just curious .
It’s real nice to know I am not the only one to have the only one who has one of these great dogs!
I love her , love her , Love her !! Very Much ❣️❣️❣️
This was the last type of dog we had. Best dog ever. We are looking for a puppy. We’re in Washington State. Any leads would be appreciated. Thanks!
My girl was a beautiful loving dog to people
Not good with other dogs outside the home
Great mates with our other dog lots of wrestling and playing
We walked her late at night so we lessened our chances of running into other dogs
She was scared of our cat
She recently passed had a tumour in the spleen and arthritis in the hips
She was 80lbs and our best friend leaves a large hole in our lives
We may have a litter in 3 months
Where are you located?
Debbie Anderson says
Let me know if you have a litter. We are looking for a puppy. Thanks
Hi Lisa would I know you said you may be having a litter in 3 months back at the end of August but I was wondering have if you did have the litter and have you got any pups still available as I am very interested. If you could let me know either way that would be great thanks.
BEVERLY WILLIS says
I have a German Shepherd Rottweiler mix. Magic is her name and i got her when she was 8 months old. Magic is 6 years old now. Magic is part of the family. My big Fur baby. I can type forever about my girl she is the best. My kids will tell you that she is their four legged sister. She is not a noise maker at all. The only time she barks is when my two sons fights. She barking at them telling them to stop, funny to watch too and when strange people come to the door. She loves kids and cats. i mean she love cats. “Aggressive dog” OK where, because she is far from it. Magic is sweet and lovable. also she is a very smart dog and she knows it. Hates veggies and love cookies. She is on the slim side she 45bl no matter how much she eats. BEST DOG EVER HANDS DOWN. OMG I LOVE HER SO MUCH
larry kline says
Totally agree….our rescue Abby is 2 years old and a sweetheart with kids….very playful with other dogs and is an incredible companion. She was a rescue from Page, AZ, and has been a blessing for our family. She is wonderful. Great and playful temperment and loves walks and hiking. Weighs 58 pounds….not a lap dog but likes to be near her human family.
Mark Beckowitz says
can somebody contact me with the Breeders phone numbers for the German Shepherd Rottweiler pups at would appreciate it thank you
We may have a mew litter in 3 months
KENNETH CRAIG says
We would be very interested. Thank you!
Pennsylvania and my GSD and Rottie May have bred This am by accident . May have pups in a few months –
Geofrey Otieno says
Where are you please?I have very good rottie and gsd crosses!
Marjay Huber says
I got Maximilian when he was only 3 weeks old, I was told he was 3 months old, but when I took him from the pound to the veterinary hospital, after he threw up in my car, she informed me that he was only 3 weeks. He is turning 13 this year. We got him for a guard dog, However he turned out to be more like one of the family. I keep reading about how their not good with children, but Max has always been the most gentle & generous, loving companion. My boys were only 5 & 7 when we got Max, they still call him their little brother. Max will wait until the other dogs eat or get water before he steps in. Don’t get me wrong, when he & my boys were younger, he was there body guard. However to make a long story even longer, I’m really tired of hearing about this mix being aggresive, like I said, I’ve had him for almost 13 years, he is about 115 at his healthiest weight, a very large teddy bear & one of the most gentle loving guys on this planet. Don’t judge any dog by what you read.
Marjay Huber says
I forgot to mention he’s a German Shepherd Rottweiler mix. Before they were popular, they were disregarded. I adopted him after the owners left him, malnutrition & dehydrated. I saved him & he saved me!
How long did it take your shepweiler to reach the highest weight. Or at what point did he start to gain?
Bona Oshita says
I love ur piece.
Don’t judge any dog by what u read!
My dog is named Bear,and is the sweetest thing ever!He is a guard dog and his job is to protect our family.Im worried about him though cause he hates his food and I can’t find a brand he likes!Help!??❤️
Jessica Hannah says
Make his food at home. The garbage they put into dog food is abysmal. Look online to see what the guidelines are. I make my dogs food and it’s usually 60 percent proten (meat or other protein) 15 percent starch, 20 percent fruits/veggie, and 5 percent fats. The fats are essential for keeping the skin/coat healthy. I also have a multi vitamin supplement she gets once a day.
You can make home made kibble too. Hundreds of recipes for it.
He could have allergies and thats why he doesn’t like it. That is what happened with my dog and how I got into making her food. Good, high quality dog food is VERY expensive, and add allergies, I was down to ONE brand and it was about $100 a bag, that lasted us two weeks. Making her food, it’s about $50 every two weeks, if that much since I get her proteins on sale and scraps from hunters etc.
It can take a bit of work to get used to doing it, but worth it. I make a week at a time for the meat mix, and a month at a time for the kibble. After about a month, I have that prep for meat mix down to under 20 minutes for a weeks worth of food.
My bug man does not like chicken…we had to go to an all beef food ..most foods are processed he definitely prefers more refined food
We have a Shepherd-Rottweiler mix, though he is unusual in that he is 3/4 Shepherd and 1/4 Rottweiler — someone mixed a Shepweiler with a Shepherd. He’s not just a beautiful and powerful dog, but he is the smartest dog we’ve ever had, and our last dog was a border collie. He is able to figure out so many things on his own, especially ways to manipulate humans, that it just amazes us.
We adopted Lollie at 3 months old, She is the smartest dog ever, She picks up commands quickly. She is to be my service dog. Her best friend is out 4 pound chihuahua, that she wrestles and plays with. Lollie is 29 pounds and 4 months. She also lives with 6 indoor cats that she could care less about. She is so Awesome, we love you so much.
Mary Day says
I have my Ubee who just turned 4 and omg he is so smart and so good with kids!!!!
What type of training did you give your dog? Mine is only 7 months old.
Sharon Greene-Gretzinger says
We had a Rottweiler/shepherd mix, Bogart, for 14 years. The most handsome, intelligent, loyal dog I ever had. He walked the girls to the bus each morning and watched over them while they played outside. He kept the cyotes away and he loved us. But, I can’t find another mix, no one breeds them. Any suggestions on how to find a shepherd Rottweiler mix?
Marjay Huber says
They’re all over the place, you just need to shell out about 1000 dollars, now that people are realizing what great dogs they are
Steven Hedges says
I am looking for a rotty/shepard puppy in the 46237 zip code
I got mine at a shelter when he was 6 months. Just saw him and my mom declared that he is my dog and proceeed to adopt him with my credit card.
I’ve had shepards or shepard mixes my whole life and he’s probalby the best behaved dog I’ve ever had. He’s an awesome dog. I had to sign all shorts of “aggressive dog” waivers at the shelter, but this dog is not even a ouch aggressive. He loves playing with all other dogs.. all of them.. and he loves kids the best. He currently lives with 3 cats who routinely beat him up and the wrost thing he does is chase them. He does nothing to them when he catchs them. He rarely barks. I have toys everywhere that are all chewed up to almost nothing. He has his own toy box and he will play for hours if you’re up for it. His biggest downfall is he has wanderlust. If he isn’t on a leash, he ends up in puppy jail and i have to go bail him out.
He also saved my life. He barked until someone found me.
i didn’t do the reserach. I just loved him at first sight.. or my mom did. He’s a great dog.
Jerry Brest says
We have had our Shepard/Rottie mix Riley for almost two years now. She is 84 pounds and loves almost everyone. We always have people over as well as other dogs so she gets along well with both. Sometimes she will be wary of someone and bark at them while she backs up against our legs but has never been aggressive with anyone. She is very smart and energetic. Loves the cold weather and also loves water. She will actually lay down in it up to her neck. Good dog and we love her!
We have had our ShepWeiler Maxx for years & could not ask for a better dog. He is friendly, playful & wonderful w all ages. His trainability was amazing.. Everyone seems amazed he has never left our property thoufh we have no fences! Sweet as he is, his appearance & deep resinous bark are enough to stop are enough to intimidate the most stalwart intruder!
Creg Crones says
We got our Molly ( Rottie/Shepherd mix) from a rescue that brought her up from a high kill shelter in CA. We’ve had her about a year now and just love her. She’s 9 now and has some problems (hard of hearing and soft in the rear end) but is a great dog. She loves everyone including dogs, cats and young grandkids. She is our second senior rescue and I would encourage anyone to adopt a senior dog. Old dogs need love too :).
Michael Franchell says
I have had a mix dog for 12 years. We got him from a shelter when he was 3 months old. He was loving smart and a great family pet. We had to put him down last week due to having his stomach turn over. He was 113 pounds. We are now looking for another puppy of the same mix. We will have the stomach surgically corrected when he is old enough. We are looking for a male puppy about 3 or 4 months old.
Marjay Huber says
What was the signs of your dog’s stomach problems? Mine is turning 13 & just now starting to show signs of old age.
elizabeth a capps says
I have had three German Shepherd/Rottweiler mixes all of them rescues. I couldn’t have asked for better dogs. My two females leaned heavily on the German Shepherd side, my male the Rottweiler side. All of them highly intelligent, easy to train, loving, and great with the family
We Just got the German Shepherd Rottweiler mix from a lady who rescued him from highway… He is well behaved dog we all like him however our concern is we are not home almost for 10 hours….
We have just adopted our loving buddy BUD last month he was 6 months old we were told. He is beautiful and so loving. So smart and learning every day. we adopted from a kill shelter which I would urge all to do. I think he may have been neglected before we got him he was a little skiddish at first but now I dont think he believes he is a dog. Love my Bud
I got my Rott/Shep mix when she was 15 months old. She was hands down the best dog I ever had. Very smart, dog friendly and kid friendly. She was actually scared of little kids. I would say 3 yrs and younger. She would just avoid them and hide behind me. Ha! Strange, but she never hurt anyone. I loved my other dogs, but I adored her.
Denise Brandon says
My husband and I adopted a Sherpherd Rottweiler in Jan 2017, Reagan recently turned 15 mos. in June. We also have two rescue yorkies and a dobie She is one of the sweetest protective dogs we have owned. Reagan is a counter surfer, which we are working on. Her obedience classes have been helpful and needed. She is very intelligent and learns fast . She and our dobie are a great playmates, Trooper has been very helpful teaching her to play and learn how to be a puppy as Reagan was not socialized. This is a great mixture of breeds as long as you want a large strong built dog that is great with children and family and you are willing to work with using positive reinforcement. You won’t regret taking the time, they make great pets!!
Paul Rochelle says
Both my wife and I can agree to this, we had Ziva for 4 1/2 years and she was the best dog anyone could have asked for. She loved everyone and she would play ball with you for hours every day. Our only regret is that we lost her to cancer at a very young age. We miss her so much but we are on the hunt for another one. We want another of the mixed breeds, they are so smart and lovable.
Nancy Iliffe says
Our Kiri was living at the pound when we found her at 11.5 mths of age and she grabbed my heart immediately. She passed away 10 mths ago after she developed brain issues and it was the most difficult passing I have ever had to accept. Kiri was super smart and keen to learn so she picked up everything practically on the spot. She was a fun fun fun dog and she loved her piles of toys,,never have I had another dog who moved toys around as much as she did. She was great with kids and dogs and adults..even tho her appearance initially made some folks a tad nervous. She was 63 lbs of love.
Solrun Hunt says
I have one and we adopted her at age 18 months. Today she is 10. Smarter dog you cant find. She is a barkers but she loves children, all kinds of dogs, like the smaller one though, we have also 3 year old yorki. She love cats. She understand way to much so we have been spelling some words. The trick she do are amazing. Fast learner, She Have licking problem and love balls…… she opens up her gift for Christmas, she know left from right, she do patty cake. I put treat on her nose she stays until I tell her to go ahead. Her fur can been to much, but better dog or smarter dog. Have never had or seen. And that is allot of Dogs. Best thing ever when we adopted her.
Rebekkah Wilson says
I just took in one that previous owner didn’t want, was being extremely neglected. He is 4 weeks old. But have to say he is so loveable, gives kisses and hugs and loves to shake hands all the time. First day all I had to do was put down puppy pads already potty trained, just the best dog ever so far. I only had him two days, can’t imagine my life without him.
I was handed a sheapard rottie puppy at 24 hours old it was a loving chalenge hes 3 weeks now.your site had put me at ease i love big dogs.Thank you
How big would you say your dog was at 3 weeks ?
Marion Selby says
I have owned several different large dog breeds in my life and hands down the best dog I ever had was my German Shepherd Rottweiler mix “Mojo”. Extremely intelligent, loving, great with my children and other animals. When full grown he reached 155 pounds and was not overweight. I would recommend a mix German Shepherd Rottweiler puppy to only folks that have time to spend with their puppy to give it constant love and nurturing. If you can do that you will have an amazing companion that will do anything to please you.