Golden Rottie Retriever

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

The Golden Rottie Retriever is a hybrid 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.

These dogs are striking, with medium to long fur and bright, intelligent eyes. Since this is a hybrid breed, the appearance and personality of the Golden Rottie can vary greatly even within the same litter.

Golden Rottie Retrievers are sweet, loyal, eager to please, and very energetic. While both parent breeds may exhibit undesirable behaviors, such as the Rottweiler’s protective nature 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 Purpose
​Companion and Working Dog
history Date of Origin
​Unknown
ancestry 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
  • Entropion
  • Deafness
  • Demodicosis
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Cataracts
  • Eye Abnormalities
  • Diabetes
  • Familial Nephropathy
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Portosystemic Shunt
  • Histiocytosis
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Pancreatitis
  • Cervical Vertebral Instability
  • Hyperadrenocorticism
  • Neuroaxonal Dystrophy
  • Atopy Dermatitis
  • Idiopathic Epilepsy
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 we don’t know a whole lot about their history. Fortunately, the parent breeds' history is well documented — let's take a closer look.

The Golden Retriever's origin story starts in 19th-century Scotland, at the estate of Dudley Majoribanks. Better known by his official title, Lord Tweedmouth, this politician embarked on a quest to breed the "pawfect" hunting dog whose traits suited the wet climate and rugged terrain for which the Scottish Highlands are famous.

For half a century, Lord Tweedmouth engaged in selective breeding and meticulous record-keeping. Toward the end of the 1800s, Tweedmouth had successfully created the Golden Retriever's ancestor. By the early 1900s, the first Golden Retriever as we know it today had graced the stage at a dog show in the UK. And the rest, as they say, is history!

Golden Retrievers are celebrated for their loyalty, kindness, attentiveness, and loving nature. Add in a dash of athletic prowess and a keen sense of smell, and it's easy to see why these even-tempered doggos make "grrreat" family pets and professional canine athletes alike.

The Rottweiler's origins, on the other paw, aren't as clear. We do know that they were most likely descendants of the Molossus, which was a powerfully built mastiff-type dog from Rome. These tough, well-built dogs were used to herd cattle.

Over the centuries, Rottweilers were bred to guard livestock, property, 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, Rottweiliers are protective by nature. While we believe that no dog breed is inherently aggressive, the Rottweiler needs a consistent training regimen from an experienced pet parent to thrive.

The Rottweiler's loyalty and protective nature towards their family made these dogs "pawpular", and in the 1920s, the first Rottie made their way to America. Not long after, the breed was registered by the American Kennel Club in 1931. Today, Rotties are loving, loyal, and dedicated to their families.

Golden Rottie Retriever Breed Appearance

Because the Golden Rottie is a mix between the Golden Retriever and the Rottweiler, their 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. Common coat colors are tan and black, mimicking the fur pattern of the Rottweiler. Of course, some Golden Rotties may inherit gold fur from their Golden Retriever parent.

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
coat
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
pin
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
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. But you should still expect to have dog hair on your furniture and clothing, so keep your lint roller handy!

Thankfully, grooming can really help minimize shedding. This breed should be brushed at least 3 times a week, especially if your Golden Rottie has long fur. Doing so will help to remove any tangles, loose dirt, and dead hair that may be on your dog’s body. You'll only need to bathe your dog once every few months, or when they get 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 ears that can trap excess moisture. Moisture left behind in the ear canal can cause ear infections and irritation. Be sure to clip your dog's nails every few weeks to prevent discomfort and injury.

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

Golden Rottie Retriever Temperament

While the temperament of this hybrid breed can vary, generally, the Golden Rottie is an excellent balance of sweet and protective. Like every dog, Golden Rotties need consistent training and adequate socialization to prevent undesirable behaviors.

For the most part, this hybrid breed is loving, loyal, intelligent, energetic, and friendly towards children and other animals. Some Golden Rotties may be slightly wary of strangers, while others can be loving and outgoing.

If you're 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 "pawfect" fit for you!

Golden Rottie Retriever Activity Requirements

If you're the proud parent of a Golden Rottie, be prepared to spend 1 to 2 hours each day exercising your dog's mind and body. Adequate exercise is essential for this hybrid, since both parent breeds are high-energy working dogs.

No matter how much your Golden Rottie loves you, they won’t be able to sit inside the house all day lazing around. Provide a variety of activities to keep your Golden Rottie on their paws — some fun activities for Golden Rotties include walking, jogging, hunting, and frolicking at the dog park.

Be sure to spend a good amount of time training and playing games that make your dog think as well. For dogs as intelligent as the Golden Rottie, mental stimulation is just as "impawtant" as physical exercise. Without enough stimulation, Golden Rotties may resort to destructive behaviors.

As long as you give your dog the exercise they need, they'll be on their best behavior and more willing to listen when you need them to. This breed thrives in a larger home, but will also do well in a smaller home that has access to a spacious yard.

Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
11 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
120 minutes
activity minutes

Golden Rottie Retriever Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
cup per day cost cup per day cost cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$1.50 - $1.90
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$39.00 - $52.00
food bag monthly cost

Golden Rottie Retriever Owner Experiences

Pee Pee
6 Months
2 People
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Fetch
The best dog ever, I wouldn’t trade her for a million dollars!
5 months, 3 weeks ago
Roxy
20 Weeks
3 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch, walks, hikes
When our German shepherd passed away suddenly we were crushed. He was a great dog, protective, loyal but very wary of strangers. So we looked to find a dog that would be good for the family and a great protector. Our Golden Rottie puppy is just that. She has the body type of a Golden with a gentle, loving nature. However, the marks and protective instincts of the Rottweiler. The other day a workman came into the house at 20 weeks old; she back her bottom against me and barked. She did not break eye contact for a moment. She did not growl or lunge, just was on alert. Yet when my teenager brings her friends around, the pup smothers them in smooches. She is perfect!
6 months, 1 week ago
Tiburón
3 Years
1 People
Apartment
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Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
Run
Walk
Good friend and partner
9 months, 1 week ago
Max
7 Years
2 People
Condo
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking
Car rides
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!
4 years, 3 months 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.
4 years ago
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
3 years, 8 months ago
Jax
4 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
Therapy Training
Tug-of-war
Running
Found him at a gas station and now we are best buddies. Very smart, can open doors and catches on to trips very quickly.
3 years, 6 months ago
Brûleé
3 Months
1 People
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Dog Parks
Shopping
Walk
She’s still a pup & learning new things every day!! She’s super smart & surprisingly very chill for a puppy!
3 years, 4 months ago
Lucy
9 Months
6 People
House & Yard
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Grooming
Friendliness
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I absolutely love my golden rottie, Lucy, but she is not the best listener, or most agreeable always. She has been imprinted on quite a lot, but still hates when people true to hug her, move her, or even kiss her. She absolutely loves walks, and is very intelligent. She will often bite the leash and try to walk me. She is very loyal, strong and a great guard dog. This fairs quality is a major contribution to her less that average age affection level. She likes to always be able to see the door, and gets mad wh n we try to hug her. This is because she is trying to guard us, not hug us(in her mind). She does like to relax and lay down sometimes, and about 1/3 of that time, she is very sweet and affectionate. She loves attention and outdoor activity. I rescued her from a very bad place, where she and her siblings, were kept in cardboard boxes and in a trailer park. I got her for free, and I think that her early adoption may contribute to her attitude. This is because we HAD TO take her away from her family at 4 weeks old.(her mom was dead, and the owners were giving her away) overall, my experience has been a great one, and I know that her past is past, and that she is a great friend and companion. Thus I love her very much and strongly reconmend this breed to anyone. (As long as you train them and get them at a good age)
3 years, 4 months ago
Phoebe
11 Months
2 People
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Phoebe is the sweetest and smartest dog we've owned! We've loved all our dogs very much but there seems to be such a perfect balance between the two breeds with her. She is highly intelligent, eager to learn and please her people, very family oriented, and protective. She is quiet all the time, doesn't bark, except when a stranger approaches her family members. T10/10 would recommend! He best thing about her is her snuggles. She is 50lbs at 11 months old.
2 years, 4 months ago
Jack
11 Months
3 People
House & Yard
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Friendliness
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We are enjoying walking and running with my Golden Rottie Retriver.
2 years, 3 months ago
Colby
11 Years
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking, frisbee, swimming boating ball
Smartest and best behaved dog I have ever owned. Great with children loving loyal protective awesome dog Loves to be with you I adore this breed and want to find another one but have had no luck in Georgia.
2 years, 3 months ago
Lily
3 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
Fetch
Tug of war
training
Walks
Lily did not have the best start in life. She was hoarded and over bred as well as abused by her first owner. Since rescuing her, though, she's really overcome her difficult start and is shining brightly as a member of the family. She gets along well with her new best friend, our rescued Black and Tan Coonhound as well as our pet cats. She loves to cuddle in bed, adores belly rubs, and is just so gentle and sweet. That being said, she's also protective of her family and yard and will alert us if there is someone near the house. Once properly introduced, she generally takes well to strangers, though she's a bit more wary of older men thanks to her previous owner's treatment of her. She absolutely loves to play, though she's also content being a couch potato after playtime. As someone who grew up with both Goldens and Rotties, Lily really a great mix of both.
2 years, 1 month ago
Rocky
16 Years
3 People
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He is no longer with us but he was the very best dog I have ever had! Too smart for his own good. And absolutely loved kids. Only bit someone 1 time and that was b/c I was being attacked. That is the only breed I’ll ever own.
1 year, 11 months ago
bo
13 Years
4 People
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Walking
Hiking
High Five
bus driving
shes so cute lmao not agressive at all just a legit ball of fluff
1 year, 2 months ago
Tucker
10 Years
5 People
House & Yard
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Fetch
Hide & Seek
Frisbee
Sweetest and softest dog I’ve ever owned, playful even for his age. I would give up years of my life if it meant he gained those years. He’s the type of dog that you’ll always cherish and use as an example for the rest of your life as the perfect dog. I will cherish these next few years of his life greatly and will miss him dearly when he moves on. Love you bud, you will forever be my favorite fur family member!
1 year, 2 months ago
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