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45-68 lbs
Brussels Griffon

The Brottweiler is a new hybrid breed obtained from crossing a Rottweiler with a Brussels Griffon. The new breed combines the strengths from both parents producing a good, well-rounded dog in temperament if socialised well. A well-formed athletic dog, they are energetic and can be easy to train as long as you establish that you are the leader, not them! The Brottweiler makes a good family pet and will warn you when strangers are around. They are sweet and affectionate dogs, but they do like as much companionship as you can give them. These dogs can sense when you are sad and offer comfort and support. Happy to run and play, or sit quietly and contemplate, the Brottweiler is a good choice as long as you have the time for them, and are a confident, strong leader.

Guard dog, companion dog
Date of Origin
Brussels Griffon and a Rottweiler

Brottweiler Health

Average Size
Male Brottweiler size stats
Height: 20-26 inches Weight: 50-80 lbs
Female Brottweiler size stats
Height: 17-19 inches Weight: 45-68 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Heart Problems
  • Hypothyroidism
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Bloat
  • Eye Problems
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Skin Allergies
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Urinalysis
  • Blood Work
  • Complete Physical Examination
  • Full Chemistry Panel Tests and Blood Count

Brottweiler Breed History

The Brottweiler dog has limited history due to it being a new and rare hybrid breed. By looking into the history of the parent dog breeds, we can see the likely characteristics that the Brottweiler may inherit. The Rottweiler descended from the Molossus, which was a mastiff-type dog. The ancestor of these dogs marched to Germany with the Romans driving the cattle that sustained them as they conquered the new lands. Over the centuries the descendants of the Rottweiler were employed to drive the cattle to town for butchering. To keep the money safe from thieves after selling their livestock, the cattleman would put their filled purses around their neck when they returned home. The dogs were also used to pull carts loaded with meat. When rail transport replaced cattle drives, the Rottweiler nearly became extinct. At a dog show in Heilbronn, Germany in 1882, only one Rottweiler was exhibited. In 1901 when the Rottweiler and Leonberger Club was founded, the first Rottweiler breed standard was written. Rottweilers have been used in police work, then in the 1920s the Rottweiler came to the United States of America. After World War ll the breed became more popular and disreputable breeders produced dogs to fill this need without regard for temperament or health issues. Thus, the Rottweiler fell into disrepute, until present times when dedicated breeders are turning this around to ensure the breed is the type of dog that the Rottweiler was always meant to be. The Brussels Griffon originated from Brussels, Belgium. The first dog of this breed was shown at the Brussels Exhibition of 1880. These vital, energetic little dogs were originally bred to rid the cities stables of vermin but soon found their way into the hearts of noblemen and workers alike. The Griffon became a companion breed because of its appealing temperament and lively character. The Brussels Griffon is a result of cross breeding with the Affenpinscher, the Pug, and the English Toy Spaniel. While the breed nearly went extinct during the World Wars, the English breeders struggled on and produced the loveable dog that we know so well today. The Brussels Griffon is a somewhat rare dog today, but its hybrid, the Brottwieler, has captured the best of its characteristics and combined them with the strength and athleticism of the Rottweiler.

Brottweiler Breed Appearance

The Brottweiler is a medium sized dog who can look like an overgrown Brussels Griffon, or more like the Rottweiler parent. They have floppy ears, and the coat varies depending on the breeding percentage they inherit from the parent dogs. The coat can be harsh and with a medium length, or it can be smooth and shorter. They have a good range of color variations and are a well-proportioned dog with a deeper chest and a smart carriage. The front legs are straight with rounded well-padded paws. The muzzle tends to be longer, and not so flat faced like the purebred Brussels Griffon, with the teeth meeting in a scissor like bite. Wide set intense eyes in a deep brown color and black nose make for an attractive dog.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Brottweiler eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Brottweiler nose
Coat Color Possibilities
brown Brottweiler coat
black Brottweiler coat
red Brottweiler coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Brottweiler straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Brottweiler Breed Maintenance

The Brottweiler dog does require some grooming and care to maintain its good looks and cleanliness. A good weekly brush will help to keep the shedding to a low level, although depending on the coat they inherit, they may have a yearly blowout. These dogs don’t need bathing too often, only if they have been out in the mud or rolled in something unpleasant. Usually, a good brush or even a rub down with a damp towel will keep the fur protected and clean. Get the Brottweiler used to having his teeth brushed when he is a puppy, which will make grooming easier as he matures. The ears need checking to ensure there is no infection or debris. A damp cloth gently used to wipe the ear out should be fine. Then, all that will be needed is toenail clipping if they are too long. Just ensure you don’t cut too far down to cause your dog pain and bleeding. Check with a dog groomer and get them to show you how to do it if you are unsure. Keep this dog mentally stimulated and well exercised, and you will find you have a loyal, trusted friend for life.

Brushes for Brottweiler
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Brottweiler requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Brottweiler Temperament

The Brottweiler is a very affectionate dog who is dependent on having steady companionship and attention. They are intelligent and sweet and love to please their human. The Brottweiler tends to bond more to one person in the family, although they are still caring for the others. These dogs can be inquisitive and bold, and they do love to chew things. A well socialised dog is trustworthy and well behaved. The Brottweiler can be sensitive to the moods of those around them and will often offer comfort or company when they feel it is needed. These dogs can suffer from separation anxiety. The Brottweiler is an active dog who enjoys some mental stimulation as well. If bored, expect them to get into trouble. They are reasonably easy to train, especially if you establish yourself as the leader of the pack. Be consistent, clear and firm during training, but also be patient and kind. This breed responds best to praise and treats as opposed to harsh methods. The Brottweiler makes a good family pet who is good with other pets and children if socialised well.

Brottweiler Activity Requirements

This unique breed will do well in a house with a large fenced yard that will allow them to run and bounce about outside. They are not suited to an apartment because of their size and energy. The Brottweiler is a dog that adapts well to a moderate temperature climate. They adapt well to the country lifestyle as well as city living. They will enjoy a long walk where they can explore the area. Socialising is important for these dogs to ensure they get used to other people and dogs, and don’t become suspicious and over protective. Taking the Brottweiler to a pet park is an ideal way for them to get used to socialising. The larger Brottweiler will enjoy an active walk or run for a couple of miles without tiring.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
11 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
120 minutes

Brottweiler Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.2 - $1.4
Monthly Cost
$34 - $45

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