Golden Rottie Retriever

60-90 lbs
24-28"
​United States
Golden Retriever
Rottweiler

The Golden Rottie Retriever is a hybrid mix between the Golden Retriever and the Rottweiler. This unique breed tends to take on the body shape of the Golden Retriever while adopting the color pattern of the Rottweiler. They are striking, with medium to long length fur and bright intelligent eyes. It is important to keep in mind, however, that because this is a hybrid breed the appearance and personality of the Golden Rottie can vary greatly even within the same litter. Despite this fact, the typical temperament of the Golden Rottie Retrieve is one that has become much loved by people all over. They are sweet, loyal, eager to please, and very energetic. While both parent breeds tend to have downsides, such as the Rottweiler’s aggression and the Golden’s general mouthiness, they tend to balance each other out well. With the right training and early socialization, the Golden Rottie will make a great addition to any family.

Purpose
​Companion and Working Dog
Date of Origin
​Unknown
Ancestry
​Golden Retriever, Rottweiler

Golden Rottie Retriever Health

Average Size
Male Golden Rottie Retriever size stats
Height: 24-28 inches Weight: 60-90 lbs
Female Golden Rottie Retriever size stats
Height: 24-28 inches Weight: 60-90 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Retinal Dysplasia
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Subaortic Stenosis
Minor Concerns
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Familial Nephropathy
  • Hyperadrenocorticism
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Diabetes
  • Idiopathic Epilepsy
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Portosystemic Shunt
  • Neuroaxonal Dystrophy
  • Cataracts
  • Eye Abnormalities
  • Histiocytosis
  • Entropion
  • Cervical Vertebral Instability
  • Atopy Dermatitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Demodicosis
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Deafness
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Hemivertebra
  • Sebaceous Adenitis (SA)
Occasional Tests
  • Dna Test For Vwd
  • Thyroid Tests
  • Physical Examination
  • Eye Examinations
  • ECG
  • Blood Work
  • Full Physical Examination regarding joint movement around the hip and kneecap

Golden Rottie Retriever Breed History

The Golden Rottie is a relatively new hybrid breed, which means that we don’t have a whole lot of backstory in his creation. Despite this fact, we do know lots of great facts regarding his parent breeds; the Golden Retriever and the Rottweiler. With this information, we can piece together a bit about why the Golden Rottie was created and what his temperament may be like. For instance, the Golden Retriever has quite an extensive fan following with the Golden Retriever Club of America that has gathered lots of information regarding his history and origin. This breed was created back in the 18th century in the country of Scotland at the estate of Lord Tweedmouth. Tweedmouth set out to create the perfect retriever, one with an excellent nose and very attuned to the needs of his master. These traits have stayed firm all throughout the growth of the Golden Retriever; which is why they are still one of the most popular breeds ever created. They are exceptionally loyal, kind, attentive, and loving as well as being the perfect athletic hunting companion. To this day the Golden is used as a show dog, family pet, and hunting companion. The Rottweiler, on the other hand, does not have as detailed of an origin story. We do know that they were most likely descendants of the Molossus, which was a powerfully built mastiff-type dog from Rome. They were used as cattle herders, and therefore had to be tough and built well. Over the centuries, the Rottweilers grew to also become popular guard dogs for livestock, the owner’s money, and even carts of meat that the strong dogs pulled around the town for butchers. It comes as no surprise that with jobs such as these, the Rottweiler would be bred with a more aggressive nature, which without careful training, tends to run away with him from time to time. Despite this fact, the loyalty and protective nature towards his family kept the Rottweiler popular and in the 1920s the first Rottie made its way to America. Not long after, the breed was registered by the American Kennel Club in the year 1931. Ever since then, the Rottweiler’s have remained popular, which isn’t always a good thing. Constant and careless breeding led to quite a few generations of Rottweilers that had temperament issues. Thankfully, dedicated and reputable breeders have worked hard to save the breed and hold onto those wonderful qualities that outshine any aggression or overprotective nature. These dogs are loving, loyal, and dedicated to their families at all cost. They are used to this day as show dogs, work animals, and family pets.

Golden Rottie Retriever Breed Appearance

Because the Golden Rottie is a mix between the Golden Retriever and the Rottweiler, his appearance can vary quite a lot, even within the same litter. Typically, the offspring of these two dogs will have the body type of the Golden Retriever and won’t be quite as muscular as the Rottweiler. The fur can be medium to long in length, with a soft yet sturdy texture. Colors typically tend to mimic the pattern of the Rottweiler, with tan and block coloring; however, because he is a hybrid breed, the Golden Retriever colors can still be present also. The ears of the Golden Rottie are loose and folded, with little tufts near the ears like the Golden Retriever. The face mimics that of the Golden, being slightly more delicate, but the dark eyes may resemble the Rottweiler most. A long feathered tail and strong athletic build complete the Golden Rottie Retriever’s appearance. Due to their longer fur, this breed tends to prefer more mild temperatures.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Golden Rottie Retriever eyes
Brown
amber Golden Rottie Retriever eyes
Amber
Nose Color Possibilities
black Golden Rottie Retriever nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
brindle Golden Rottie Retriever coat
Brindle
brown Golden Rottie Retriever coat
Brown
black Golden Rottie Retriever coat
Black
red Golden Rottie Retriever coat
Red
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Golden Rottie Retriever straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Golden Rottie Retriever Breed Maintenance

Both parent breeds of the Golden Rottie are low maintenance and tend to shed seasonally. This being said, be prepared to have hair on your furniture and clothing. Thankfully, grooming can really help to decrease the amount of shedding. This breed should be brushed at least three times a week, especially if you have the long haired version. Doing so will help to remove any tangles, loose dirt, and hair that may be on your dog’s body. Because the Golden Rottie does not have a bad doggy odor bathing only needs to occur every few months or when your dog gets especially dirty. Besides brushing and bathing, be sure that you clean your dog’s ears often and always dry them thoroughly after bathing or swimming. This is because the Golden Rottie has folded over ears that can trap excess moisture easily. Moisture left behind in the ear canal can create ear infections and irritation. By drying the ears thoroughly, this issues can be avoided. Be sure to clip your dog’s nails every few weeks to keep the paws healthy and snag free.

Brushes for Golden Rottie Retriever
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Deshedder
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Golden Rottie Retriever requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Golden Rottie Retriever Temperament

While the temperament of this hybrid breed does have the ability to vary quite a lot, the most typical Golden Rottie is an excellent balance of sweet yet protective traits. Both the Golden Retriever and the Rottweiler and have desirable and less than desirable traits, such as aggression, overprotectiveness, mouthing, chewing, and barking. However, it is important to remember that consistent training and early socialization can really help to overcome any of the negative traits that may be passed down to the Golden Rottie. For the most part, this hybrid breed is loving, loyal, intelligent, energetic, and friendly towards children and other animals. They may be slightly wary of strangers because of the Rottweiler genes, but the Golden Retriever’s loving and outgoing personality help to overcome that issue. If you are looking for a dog that makes an excellent companion for any outdoor activity as well as a wonderful house pet, then the Golden Rottie may be the perfect fit for you!

Golden Rottie Retriever Activity Requirements

If you own a Golden Rottie, be prepared to spend a couple of 1 to 2 hour sessions a day providing your dog with quality mental and physical exercise. This exercise is necessary because both parent breeds are very high energy working dogs. No matter how much your Golden Rottie loves you, he won’t be able to sit inside the house all day and do nothing. Some really great quality activities you can do with your dog to burn energy may be a long walk, a jog, a bike ride, hiking, hunting, training, playing fetch in the yard, or visiting a dog park. Be sure that you spend a good amount of time training and playing games that make your dog think as well; this is because with very intelligent dogs, you need to tire them out mentally as well as physically or they may become destructive out of boredom. If you take the time to give your dog the exercise he needs, you can ensure that he is on his best behavior and willing to listen when he needs to. This breed does well in larger home, or a smaller home that has plenty of access to a yard for exercise.

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

Golden Rottie Retriever Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.50 - $1.90
Monthly Cost
$39.00 - $52.00

Golden Rottie Retriever Owner Experiences

Molly
2 Years
5 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Teaching tricks, fetching, walks, hiking
Extremely loyal, protective, fun, easy to train, loves routines & adventures equally
1 month, 1 week ago
Wilson
14 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
walks around town, hanging out.
Wakes me up for walks to get a bagel in the AM.
Such a great boy. Still acts like a 4 year old but we have had him for 13.5 years.
5 months, 2 weeks ago
Max
7 Years
2 People
Condo
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Car rides
Walking
Tug-of-war
swimming
I adopted my golden rottie when I was a senior in College. I have grown up with different breeds my whole life and this is the best dog I have ever been around. At first he had some bad separation anxiety. We worked on that and there were no problems after a month in. I didn't have a fenced in yard so we then worked on how to stay in the yard, he learned no sideway and no street. He still to this day TRIES to leave the yard when he sees a pup he is interested in but he will quickly turn around when called. He is the perfect combination of loving and protective. He will cuddle with me, sit on my lap, give kisses when asked, but is also very protective over me, loves to play tug of war, swim, and go on car rides. I will FOREVER have this breed in my house. The most adaptive animal I have ever known. We had moved 10 times in one year from apartments to homes to even a different state and he has always been phenomenal. I recommend this breed to ANYONE!
8 months, 2 weeks ago
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