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70-115 lbs
Labrador Retriever
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.

Companion pet
Date of Origin
Labrador and Rottweiler

Labrottie Health

Average Size
Height: 24-27 inches Weight: 70-115 lbs
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
Nose Color Possibilities
Coat Color Possibilities
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
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
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
$1.5 - $1.9
Monthly Cost
$39 - $52

Labrottie Height & Weight

6 Months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 46 lbs
Height: 13 inches Weight: 46 lbs
12 Months
Height: 24 inches Weight: 87 lbs
Height: 24 inches Weight: 87 lbs
18 Months
Height: 25 inches Weight: 92 lbs
Height: 25 inches Weight: 92 lbs

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