Rottweiler Pitbull Mix Breed Guide

Rottweiler Pitbull Mix Overview 

The Rottweiler Pitbull mix, also knows as a Pitweiler is a combination of two words from two different breeds – Pit from the Pitbull and Weiler is from the Rottweiler. The Pitweiler is a cross between a purebred Rottweiler dog and a Pit Bull Terrier. When two different breeds of dog are deliberately combined, it is also known as a designer dog.

It is a popular breed with people who want a protective, large, and loving pooch. They are a dynamic breed who excels in sports like agility, obedience, and tracking. This breed is often referred to as a

  • Pitweiler
  • Rottie
  • Rottweiler mix
  • Pitbull Rottweiler mix
  • Rottweiler Pitbull mix
  • Rottbull, Rottie Pit
  • Prott
  • Rotten Pit

Colors and Pattern

A Pitweiler is a mixed breed dog. It is difficult to predict a purebred dog. There are a lot of possible color coats for this pooch. A Pitweiler can be found in a wide range of colors and patterns.

Typical Pitweiler colors include, Black and Tan, Brown, White, Blue, and Fawn with a merle or brindle pattern. 

The color and pattern of this dog are like a tiger stripe. The base color is normally a fawn or dark brown.

Characteristics of a Pitweiler

The Pitbull Rottweiler mix is a crossbred dog so it has the characters of either parent or both. The characteristics of this dog depend on the genetics of the parents, the environment, training, and socialization.

Loyalty and Companionship

We can make a loyal companion with proper training and socializing. They can be very loving and caring dogs. They can enjoy company, and the more active their lifestyle will be better. These are loyal and lovely dogs.


This breed will need to be trained quickly because it can be devastating. Children should not be left alone with any Rottie and should be taught how to deal with these dogs and behave this breed with respect.


A Rottie is a protective family pet and the Rotweiller Pitbull mix is no exception.

Both parents of Pitweiler were bred as fearless working dogs and those traits and characteristics definitely show in this breed.

Training and Power

They will do their best in families who have enough time to train and make sure they get plenty of exercises. It’s a good idea for owners to be experienced with larger breeds, as the Pitweiler can weigh up to 100 pounds when fully grown!

They also love playing and have a great smile.

It is difficult to say when and why these two breeds crossed, but the result is a wonderful combination of each. Mixing of the two breeds results in an energetic and smart Pitweiler dog. This dog has a powerful muscular body. They are smart and two breeds can be aggressive if not trained and handled properly.

 Intelligence and Socialization

They are great family dogs. Parents of both breeds are strong, powerful, and aggressive. It is a really impressive dog.

Socialization and learning discipline is recommended for this dog. A busy and highly active family environment is better.

Physical characteristics of the Rottweiler Pitbull Mix

Height18-25” (46-64cm)17-20” (43-51cm)
Weight40lb- 100lb (18-45kg)40lb- 100lb (18-45kg)
Lifespan11-15 years12-15 years
Litter sizeAverage 8 puppies/litter

Temperament Rottweiler Pitbull mix

The Pitweiler can be strong-willed and stubborn. This bread has a very high energy level and when not exercised enough can become a destructive fat. They can be very loving, loyal, and very protective of their family with careful training.

Pitweiler Training

  • Boundaries need to be set early for this breed. They have a reputation for being aggressive if they are not properly trained.
  • Develop some basic command words. Use some basic keywords Stop, Sit, Stand, Down, etc, and award treats when they obey your command.
  • Buy a crate and slowly get the puppy used to it. It will eventually become his nest and sleep there. You have to lock the cage in the early days so it knows it has to sleep there and it is useful to experiment when you need to carry it.
  • It can be a hit and miss for any new dog that gets easily irritated and lacks control, however, products are available such as mats and odor sprays to attract the dog to the same place each time.
  • Eventually, with your help, the dog will learn where to go and where not to go. They will eventually become habitual creatures and organize their need and space for use.

Common Health Issues

Hip Dysplasia

This is common in large breeds of dogs. It is an inflammation of the hip joint in which the ball of the top legs doesn’t fit properly into the socket. The ligaments attaching with them become weak. The excess movement results in stiffness and pain for the dogs.

With this highly dynamic breed, constant use can cause hip growth in one or both hips and sometimes limit the movement of the dog. It can lead to more problems such as arthritis, severe pain, and even osteoarthritis with early diagnosis.

It can occur at any age. There is no cure for hip dysplasia. Pain management and anti-inflammatories may be recommended by the veterinarian. Don’t allow the dog to jump a lot because slipping and falling can cause serious injury or exertion.

Cataract Eye Disease

Both breeds are prone to eye problems, so a Pitweiler dog must have its eyse checked by a good veterinarian regularly. Cataracts occur when the lenses of the eyes are cloudy. It prevents light from reaching the retina, resulting in blindness.


Any large dog can develop this dangerous excess gas that eats too much or drinks too much before exercising. This causes their abdomen to expand and twist and can result in death.

Other health issues can also include skin problems such as allergies, aortic stenosis, and Addison’s disease.

Care for a Pitweiler dog


This is a mixed-breed dog that has a short coat. This breed won’t require professional grooming.

Pitweilers do not shed much therefore they require minimal brushing once or twice per week. This breed doesn’t have a particularly weather-resistant coat like other ones.


The Rottweiler Pitbull is a large breed dog and should be fed as such. This breed needs a high protein requirement.

Feed twice a day to prevent any health issues such as bloat.

It may occur because they eat or drink fast before exercise.

You should wait at least an hour after feeding to exercise and proper digestion should be allowed this time.

Pitweilers Calorie requirement between 1100 to 2000 calories per day and requirement may change based on activity level.  About 2.62g of protein per kg of body weight is required for maintenance. Always consult your veterinarian about the right feeding plan for your furry friend.

Fact: A change in dog food brand or a sudden change in diet can cause diarrhea in puppies. There should be a gradual change. If you want to change the brand of dry food, mix some with the real and gradually add a new brand.


This hybrid dog is powerful and naturally dynamic with great potential. It will require a lot of mixed workouts that combine fun and challenges.

They are suitable for large residential areas with outdoor access than apartments. Tough chew toys are a requirement!

Early leash training is strongly recommended for these stubborn puppies.

Cleaning of Teeth and Nails

Like all dogs, their teeth need to be cleaned regularly to prevent plaque buildup. Chewing breaks plaque, so use soft toothbrushes and toothpaste. You should brush your dog’s teeth three to four times per week. Nails of this breed grow fast and need to be trimmed regularly. If there is debris, it can cause infection.


This little hairy dog does not need to bathe regularly, only when needed. Some dog shampoos have a dual effect of cleaning the dog’s coat and protecting it from flea and insect bites.


This breed is a strong and very energetic and natural-looking dog. It will try to dominate as long as it is not controlled and needs to be controlled otherwise it can be catastrophic.

As long as they are trained, they can be stubborn and aggressive. When bored, they will chew things, or be left alone for a long time, so they need to be active and busy. 

Pitweilers as family pets

  • It is a playful dog who loves to spend time with you. This breed is not best for first-time dog owners because without training it is difficult to handle it.
  • He makes a very loyal companion. This dog takes little interest in non family members.
  • This dog enjoys the company of people. This breed is excellent for children.
  • This dog is loving and cares for family members.
  • He is an ideal supervisor/watchdog.

Costs of the Rottwiler Pitbull

The exact price of buying a pit wheeler from a breeder is difficult to determine – the price will depend on location, breeder reputation, and many other factors. But in general, expect to pay more than $500, depending on where you have purchased from.

Pros and cons

Strong, protective, and loyalIf left alone, they will bite and chew things
Intelligent and affectionateStrong and powerful supervision is needed with young children
A very energetic dog with great staminaThey will be stubborn
Gentle and loving temperamentThey are not good with strangers.
Low maintenance, a light shedderThey can be aggressive so needs to be trained early.