Labrottie

70-115 lbs
24-27"
Unknown
Labrador Retriever
Rottweiler
NoneRotten Lab, Rottador, Labweiller, Rottwador, Rott’n Lab

The Labrottie is a hybrid breed where the Labrador is crossed with the Rottweiler. Known to be affectionate and loyal to his human, the Labrottie will want to please you and spend time with you. As a breed that craves spending time with his family, the Labrottie is best for a household that will provide him the companionship that he seeks. A large canine, this hybrid is intelligent and eager to please. Grooming requirements are not excessive at all; pet owners who start the grooming routine while their Labrotties are in the puppy stage will find this hybrid to be cooperative as long as the process is done in a positive manner.

Purpose
Companion pet
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Labrador and Rottweiler

Labrottie Health

Average Size
Male Labrottie size stats
Height: 24-27 inches Weight: 70-115 lbs
Female Labrottie size stats
Height: 24-27 inches Weight: 70-115 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Gastric Torsion
  • Canine Hip Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Cataracts
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Occasional Tests
  • Eye
  • Elbow
  • Hips

Labrottie Breed History

The hybrid called the Labrottie is a new breed of dog without a detailed history. The two breeds that are bred to create the hybrid have long histories. Initially called the St. John’s Water Dog after the capital of Newfoundland during the 1700’s, the Labrador assisted fishermen that were fishing with their nets. Later, the dogs were called the Labrador, after the Labrador Sea, where the breed developed. In the 1820’s, according to records, the Labrador arrived in England and became popular as a result of their retrieving skills while hunting.  While strict government restrictions and tax laws led to the breed becoming extinct in Newfoundland, the breed flourished in the United States when it was brought there in the 1920’s. It is thought that the Rottweiler resulted from the cross breeding of German Shepherds with Roman drover dogs or Mastiffs around 74 AD when soldiers of the Roman Empire settled in the Wurttemberg region of Germany. Dogs of the breed were created to herd cattle and guard their camp. The particular area became known as “das Rote Wil”, ultimately becoming known as Rottweil, which resulted in the breed being called the Rottweiler. Used at first to drive and guard cattle, the breed also worked pulling carts and wagons and hunting bear. Upon railways being built, cattle driving was no longer allowed and donkeys became the preferred draft animal, leading to less work for the Rottweiler. Fans of the breed established the International Club for Leonbergers and Rottweiler dogs in 1899 and created the first breed standard by 1901. The Rottweiler started to work as a police dog, and was put to work policing and guarding during the first World War. The American Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1931.

Labrottie Breed Appearance

Weighing from 70 to 115 pounds, the Labrottie is a large and muscular dog. Typically, the Labrottie will display a powerful chest and strong back legs. The head and muzzle of the hybrid will usually look more like that of the Labrador, though the body is typically more comparable to the Rottweiler. The Labrottie is commonly seen in the chocolate color common to the Labrador, though is seen in gray, black and black and tan as well. The dense coat of this hybrid may vary from wavy to straight, depending on the prominent parental gene. 

Eye Color Possibilities
hazel Labrottie eyes
Hazel
brown Labrottie eyes
Brown
amber Labrottie eyes
Amber
Nose Color Possibilities
black Labrottie nose
Black
brown Labrottie nose
Brown
Coat Color Possibilities
black Labrottie coat
Black
brown Labrottie coat
Brown
gray Labrottie coat
Gray
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Labrottie straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Labrottie Breed Maintenance

What grooming will be required for your Labrottie will vary based on the coat that he inherits from his parent breeds. Labradors will typically shed heavily while Rottweilers shed very little, if at all. Dogs of the hybrid will have a short to medium length coat that will shed on occasion and can shed more seasonally. Depending on the dog’s coat, brushing every other day may be necessary or he might be fine with being brushed once a week. A firm bristled brush will help to remove loose hair as well as allow for the distribution of his skin oils. Bathing should take place once every month or two. Should the nails of your Labrottie not become worn naturally, they should be trimmed as needed. As with any dog, it is recommended that you brush his teeth several times a week to maintain his long term dental health.

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

Labrottie Temperament

While the Labrottie is a large, active dog, he will be calm and loving around his humans who he will enjoy spending time with and seek to please. Dogs of the hybrid are smart, confident and protective. The Labrottie makes an excellent watchdog who will bark when someone he does not know approaches. While protective, the Labrottie is not aggressive. As with any dog, early socialization is helpful to ensure that the Labrottie is comfortable around children and other animals.

Labrottie Activity Requirements

The Labrottie will need a lot of regular activity for its physical and mental health. The hybrid will usually be relatively inactive when inside, however will enjoy a long, brisk walk with his humans or time to play outdoors in a fenced-in yard. Interactive games are also popular for the Labrottie, who will enjoy retrieving and returning a ball to his human. It is important to be cognizant of the temperature as with his double coat, the Labrottie can become overheated in high temperatures.

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

Labrottie Food Consumption

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

Labrottie Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Labrottie size stats at six months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 46 lbs
Female Labrottie size stats at six months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 46 lbs
12 Months
Male Labrottie size stats at 12 months
Height: 24 inches Weight: 87 lbs
Female Labrottie size stats at 12 months
Height: 24 inches Weight: 87 lbs
18 Months
Male Labrottie size stats at 18 months
Height: 25 inches Weight: 92 lbs
Female Labrottie size stats at 18 months
Height: 25 inches Weight: 92 lbs

Labrottie Owner Experiences

Sophie
3 Months
7 People
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Friendliness
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Running
Road trip
Sophie is so hyper sometimes I don’t know what to do to make her stop
6 days, 13 hours ago
Luna
6 Months
2 People
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She’s a handful but I love her. She has an insane amount of energy. She has some bad separation anxiety we are working on
1 month ago
Bruce
2 Months
7 People
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Awesome and enjoyable
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Callisto
9 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Learn a new trick
Fetch
Tug of war
Walking
When we got Callisto, we weren't sure what to expect. However, she is a very pleasant, fun-loving dog and likes to cheer us up if we are having a bad day. She does bark at people she is not consistently around, but it was very easy to get her to stop. Once she is used to someone, she likes to go get her favourite teddy to show them her toy. One of her littermates comes by often to play, and they often tire each other out. She is naturally gentle around kids and elders. Rather than brushing, we feed her a Milkbone Brushing Chew everyday to stave off dental issues.
2 months ago
Lola
11 Years
3 People
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My labrottie saved my life, there’s an article in August 2018 issue of homeland magazine. Service dog saves Marine Veteran. She has walked across the United States with walking with the wounded, she has been in a movie called MBF (mans best friend) she has been backstage of the Opry, she loves everybody and they lover her. I honestly don’t know what I will do without my labrottie. She’s that guardian angel to so many.
3 months, 1 week ago
Castiell
3 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Visiting the dog park
Going to the Beach
Playing fetch
Having naps together
Cas is a absolute sweetheart! Friendliest dog you’ll ever meet! Loves a good cuddle and adores play dates with other dogs! Although he has soo many amazing quality’s unfortunately due to the breeds he has ALOT it skin conditions that require constant medical attention! My boy has also beat the odds and is a golden colour, his quite big not your average lab or rotti size. I’m 5’5 and he comes up to my upper thigh! So he weighs about 55kg! but his a big ol lap dog!
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Tyr
9 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
swimming
Playing in the snow
chewing toys
Hunt
Play fetch
A dream to train, loyal and powerful. Teach them something and they'll always stick to that. Will always check on owner before antthing else. A good dog for those who know how to handle. Strong and loves to "work" and is happy as long as he is with his owner
6 months, 3 weeks ago
Fenrir
9 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing in the snow
Laying in the couch
Playing in the back
Cuddling
Walking
Fenrir is a gentle giant, super smart, affectionate and the best behaved dog I’ve ever seen. I can leave food in the floor, leave the house and he won’t eat unless I give him permission. He is quite protective, not liking strangers very much, specially men, I’m guessing he got most of the Rottweiler temperament there as a guard dog, but he is great with kids, other animals and strangers as long as properly introduced by us, the owners. Shedding is SO BAD, almost as bad as a husky, all year around, but totally worth it for the amazing dog that he is. He is 9 years old and perfectly healthy, full of energy, plays like a puppy.
6 months, 3 weeks ago
Nico
6 Months
4 People
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Nico has been the best companion by far. He is also super smart and learns tricks at a rapid rate.
7 months ago
Buddy
5 Months
1 People
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Friendliness
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This is my first Labrottie. In the past I had an exceptionally smart German Shepherd. Buddy is exceptional too. He is so affectionate. He loves everyone, human or dog and my cat too. He trains easily. I feel incredibly blessed to have this beautiful boy.
7 months, 1 week ago
Athena
2 Months
3 People
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Friendliness
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My Labrottie dog, Athena is super active/playful. She always want attention from people, she bites a lot but a very sweet dog
8 months, 1 week ago
Reese's
3 Years
4 People
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My dog is incredibly sweet and loves to play. He will have his guard up towards new and unknown people but is never aggressive.
9 months ago
Rogul
1 Year
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking, Parks, Swimming, Fetch
Rogul is the BEST dog. Not only is he extremely smart, calm, and friendly with people and dogs, but he is extremely attractive! @RogulGoldy We wish we could breed him just once... just not sure where to find a female! He's a once in lifetime type dog... if you're lucky!
9 months, 1 week ago
December
3 Weeks
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
snuggling
She help me alot dealing my depression & anxiety.
9 months, 2 weeks ago
Eebo
13 Weeks
4 People
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Friendliness
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Adopted ours from a guy at Wal-Mart. Very shy male.
10 months ago
Roxy
4 Years
4 People
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Roxy is a good girl, and she is very friendly around other dogs. Roxy is very intelligent and I can can speak to her as if she is my best friend, and she understands too!
10 months, 1 week ago
Dyson
5 Years
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
Throw and return toys, he loves snow and rough pla
Throw and return toys, he loves rough play .
Dyson is the only survivor of a litter of 10 pups.
10 months, 1 week ago
Tyson
2 Years
3 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
Playing in the snow
Running
Walking
He is super sweet and energetic
10 months, 2 weeks ago
Andrew Giles Von ACI
3 Years
2 People
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His is a smart dog, always pay attention when I gave him an order of do and dont, always excited, fun, but easy to get upset when he is being disturbed, compassionate dog and love kids.
11 months ago
Hachi
7 Years
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walks
Soccer
He is a very amazing and protective dog. He loves chasing squirrels but has never harmed one though he did catch it.
1 year ago
Diva
8 Months
5 People
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My dog is a true companion to me. far better than the human beings.
1 year ago
Jet
12 Weeks
1 People
House & Yard
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Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Run
Walk
Fetch
Affectionate dog, very quick to train, sociable around other animals - big paws!
1 year, 3 months ago
King
7 Years
2 People
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He's a great best friend and we treat him like a baby but he's extremely protective and very jealous of anybody he doesn't know. I guess he's like this because he knows he's spoiled lol.
1 year, 3 months ago
Charlie Brown
5 Months
6 People
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I was told it was a labxrottweiler mix. It sure has the coat of a rottweiler but it's kind of small. Charlie was 20 lbs the last time I took him for his shots. What is the normal weight and size for my puppy. Also what should I feed it. I'm currently feeding it Blue Buffalo puppy food.
1 year, 4 months ago
Lucy
10 Months
3 People
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Friendliness
Energy
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Walking
I have no experience with laborite
1 year, 5 months ago
Lilly
8 Weeks
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Tug
Play Fight
Lilly loves to snuggle with any one in the family. She gets nervous easily but does not run away. We have a 4 year old and a 7 year old that absolutely love playing with her.
1 year, 5 months ago
Rumba
2 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Chase
Beach
Hike
Dog Parks
Play with a ball
She just wants to meet every dog she sees. Loves to play with a ball or to chase around with other dogs. She is very stubborn and dominant type. We don't know what happend to her before as she is a rescue dog, but doesn't like kids for some reason. Perfect guard dog and protective with her territory.
1 year, 10 months ago
Vader
5 Months
4 People
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Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
Fetch
Walk
jog
Tug-of-war
Chase
He is an incredibly smart dog, especially for his age! Absolutely loves meeting new people! New dogs... not so much, but we're working on it haha
2 years ago
Maddie (Madison)
4 Months
2 People
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A true handful, but very smart. Blessing and a curse. A wonderful dog for an active person/family. Super friendly, but gets bored easily.
2 years ago
Lexi
10 Years
3 People
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Very friendly family pet Great with little kids and other pets Amazing guardian
2 years, 2 months ago
Izzie
8 Weeks
3 People
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Our puppy is doing well. Affectionate and calm. Looking forward to watching her grow
2 years, 2 months ago
Nala
6 Months
2 People
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Awesome pup! She loves all people and dogs, but is very independent with her owners. She's smart and very food oriented. Not an aggressive bone in her body, but she is very high energy and requires a good run every day.
2 years, 7 months ago
Zoey Grace
18 Months
2 People
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Adopted from Rescue this is my first experience with anything other than Fox Terriers
2 years, 7 months ago
Milo
23 Months
5 People
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Best dog ever !! A huge lap dog . Very affectionate, loyal , smart .
2 years, 7 months ago
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