New Rottland

120-140 lbs
United States

The New Rottland is a giant hybrid mix of the Newfoundland and the Rottweiler. These two breeds are both huge but gentle and loving pets so they make excellent family companions as well as guard dogs due to their size and loyalty. They are usually about 130 pounds on average and stand about 28 to 30 inches tall. The New Rottland has thick medium length fur that is usually black, brown, fawn, and cream with the Rottweiler coloring and Newfoundland coat. They are smart and funloving dogs who enjoy playing with kids and other pets as well as balls and sticks. 

purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Newfoundland and Rottweiler

New Rottland Health

Average Size
Male New Rottland size stats
Height: 27-30 inches Weight: 130-150 lbs
Female New Rottland size stats
Height: 24-27 inches Weight: 120-140 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Gastric Torsion
  • Hip And Elbow Dysplasia
  • Subaortic Stenosis
Minor Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Ectropion
  • Exposure Keratopathy Syndrome
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Cataracts
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
Occasional Tests
  • Cardiac
  • Respiratory Tests
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Ultrasound
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Eye and Ear Examination

New Rottland Breed History

Your New Rottland has not been around long enough to build a history so you have to look at the histories of the parents. The Newfoundland originated on Newfoundland Island in Canada from the Tibetan Mastiff and possibly the Great Pyrenees and French Hound. They have been popular as water dogs since the 1700s and were found working alongside fishermen helping to round up the fish that got away from the nets. They have a dense, water-repellent coat and webbed feet, which make this breed the perfect swimming buddy and fishing companion aid. Some say the breed was brought to Newfoundland Island by European fisherman but others believe they are related to the Labrador, which originated in Canada as well. The Newfoundland is most well-known for saving many lives of those who were drowning after a shipwreck in 1919. They became part of the American Kennel Club in 1886 and they are the 35th most popular breed of dog in America. The Rottweiler descended from the German Shepherd, Mastiff, and Drover Dogs way back in 1st century Germany. They were originally used for guarding and herding cattle and then for pulling wagons and carts. In the 19th century, they almost became extinct because these jobs no longer existed thanks to technology. However, Rottweiler lovers started Rottweiler clubs and made sure they did not disappear completely. They became officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931 and they are now the 8th most popular breed of dog in the United States. 

New Rottland Breed Appearance

The New Rottland has dark brown oval eyes and a black leathery nose on a short, squared muzzle. His expectant expression gives you the impression that he is waiting for you to do something like throw a ball or give him a pat on the head. They do drool a bit and you may see him walking around with his tongue hanging out of his mouth sometimes. Their coat is dark and thick with the light colored Rottweiler mask and eyebrows. They are large and furry, about 100 to 150 pounds and can reach up to 30 inches tall when fully grown. 

Eye Color Possibilities
brown New Rottland eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black New Rottland nose
brown New Rottland nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black New Rottland coat
brown New Rottland coat
fawn New Rottland coat
sable New Rottland coat
brindle New Rottland coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
New Rottland straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

New Rottland Breed Maintenance

This breed needs to be brushed at least three or four times a week with a metal comb and pin brush to keep their coat from getting tangled or matted. The New Rottland has a thick, soft, medium length coat that does shed quite a bit so frequent brushing can decrease the amount of hair in the house and on your clothes. Their floppy ears need to be cleaned frequently to prevent earwax buildup and ear infections and you should watch for ear mites and redness as well. Also, their toenails should be clipped with a toenail clipper once a month or when you can hear them clicking when they walk.

Brushes for New Rottland
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
New Rottland requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

New Rottland Temperament

Your New Rottland is a gentle giant who may look fierce but is a loving house pet who will cuddle with anyone. They really enjoy playing with other pets and children but you should watch them with small children because they are large and can knock little ones down by accident. They also love to chase the local wildlife like birds, rabbits, squirrels, and even deer. They are pretty easy to train and love to please so they are almost always obedient. However, if they are chasing animals, they may not stop and listen once their prey drive kicks in.


New Rottland Activity Requirements

The New Rottland needs plenty of exercise to stay in good shape and prevent boredom. They do best if they have a fenced yard to spend time in during the day so they can run and play when they want but they can also be happy just to be taken to the dog park to play with other dogs. Some of the activities that the New Rottland enjoys are chasing wildlife, playing fetch, flyball, agility or obedience training, swimming, hiking in the woods, or anything else that gets them moving. If they do not get enough exercise, you may find your New Rottland chewing on your shoes or tearing up furniture. 

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

New Rottland Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
4.5 cups
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Daily Cost
$3.20 - $4.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$96.00 - $120.00
food bag monthly cost

New Rottland Height & Weight

6 Months
Male New Rottland size stats at six months
Height: 26.5 inches Weight: 80.0 lbs
Female New Rottland size stats at six months
Height: 23.5 inches Weight: 70.0 lbs
12 Months
Male New Rottland size stats at 12 months
Height: 27.5 inches Weight: 105.0 lbs
Female New Rottland size stats at 12 months
Height: 24.5 inches Weight: 95.0 lbs
18 Months
Male New Rottland size stats at 18 months
Height: 28.5 inches Weight: 140.0 lbs
Female New Rottland size stats at 18 months
Height: 25.5 inches Weight: 130.0 lbs

New Rottland Owner Experiences

3 years
3 People
Boomer is a very affectionate dog who loves other dogs and adores small children. He was taken to dog training classes and was receptive to training but sometimes distracted by the other dogs. He loves attention and to be around people and you will often find him on your lap. A very handsome boy who is easy to keep and a sheer joy
6 years ago
7 Years
5 People
Farm work
Playing with kids
Pandora was an awesome companion who loved children and was so loyal to the whole family. She loved going to the barn and would try to herd the cows and horses. She loved other dogs, though she was prone to dominance problems. She was very smart and fairly easy to train. She was a beauty who required moderate grooming and was very healthy most of her life. At 7 she developed cancer. We hope to find another like her some day.
5 years, 3 months ago
7 Months
2 People
Can be stubborn very vocal bites ankles alot likes rough play very confident not got any fear of anything
5 years, 1 month ago
succ dogg
15 Years
1 People
i like to play with its pp
5 years ago
7 Years
4 People
House & Yard
swimming in our pond
Chasing squirrel
Walking the 3 mile trails on our land
Love Him. He is so laid back...very loving. Not a very fast runner. He lives Chases squirrels to the point he goes crazy when he has one trapped. so crazy that he ended up totaling out my daughters 2015 Chevy sonic car trying to get the squirrel that he had chased up into the engine block of her car. Tore it up. The video says it all
4 years, 10 months ago
5 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Going on drives
Our New Rottland is completely black, with medium/short hair. He looks just like an oversized lab puppy (over 60lbs at 5 months old) he is very smart and learns new tricks in under an hour. However he had had a few health problems along the way (ingrown hair turned to abscess, umbilical hernia and slight eye problems) but overall he’s the most amazing dog I’ve ever met and I wouldn’t trade him for the world.
2 years, 10 months ago
6 Years
2 People
House & Yard
very weak legs. Had continual problems with ankle tendends and hips/elbows. VERY prone to ACL tearing. Ours tore both. Very loving and protective. Well mannered around children.
2 years, 8 months ago
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Hello my female Rottweiler is right at 2 years old and I believe she may have gotten pregnant from my Male Bronze Newfoundland. will this be too much on my rottie? He isnt as big as the landseer type Newfoundland. I didnt intend for this to happen I just need advice. we are scheduled to go to the vet saturday. I believe she is approximately 3weeks in going by her last heat cycle.

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