Rott Pei

80-95 lbs
United States
Shar Pei
The Rott Pei is a large strong dog who may look tough but has a soft mellow centre. They are incredibly loyal and protective of their family but are not aggressive. This dog is gentle with children, and affectionate. They also mix well with other pets, just ensure your dog is well socialised when they are young and they will develop into a well rounded companion. The Rott Pei is an attractive dog, inheriting the good looks of both parents, the Rottweiler and the Chinese Shar-Pei. They can seem aloof to strangers until they get to know them. Relaxed and self possessed, the Rott Pei is a confident dog who responds well to training and is easy to instruct. They consider themselves to be responsible for all family members, they will often nudge you insistently if you have forgotten something. These loving, patient pooches are a rare breed that is slowly gaining popularity as an affectionate, trusted companion and like most dogs will excel under strong leadership from his owner.
Working Dog, Companion, Guard Dog.
Date of Origin
Rottweiler, Shar-Pei

Rott Pei Health

Average Size
Male Rott Pei size stats
Height: 20-22 inches Weight: 85-100 lbs
Female Rott Pei size stats
Height: 19-20 inches Weight: 80-95 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Canine Hip Dysplasia (Chd)
  • Gastric Dilation Volvulus (GDV) or Bloat
Minor Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Cataract
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Epilepsy
Occasional Tests
  • Urinalysis
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Regular Full Physical Examination By Veterinarian
  • Blood Glucose Tests
  • Physical and Neurologic Examination
  • Complete Ophthalmologic Examination
  • Blood Work and Serum Chemistry Tests
  • Electroretinogram (ERG)
  • X-rays or other radiographic imaging
  • Bone Biopsy

Rott Pei Breed History

The Rott Pei is a rare hybrid breed that has little recorded data alluding to its history, therefore it is important to analyse the parent dogs to understand their character traits. The Rottweiler is an ancient breed of dog, originating from the Drover dogs of Rome. They travelled with the Roman army into Germany, and here they were crossbred with some of the local dogs of the town of Rottweil where it took its name. They were strong confident dogs and used to herd the cattle and for bear hunting. The Rottweiler became known for its loyalty and devotion to its owners, and was particularly protective of their property, which made them ideal guard dogs. The military and police forces recognised the usefulness of these imposing dogs and they became working dogs for these institutions. Apart from their working ability, they were also great companion dogs as long as they had a leader/owner who they could respect. The Rottweiler was registered by the American Kennel Club in 1931 and it is now up in the top most popular breeds in the world. Impressive good looks and with a calm, confident attitude contribute to their on going popularity. The Shar-Pei is another ancient breed from China that is unique in having a blue tongue much like the Chow Chow dog who may have been used to create the Shar-Pei. They were used as working dogs for herding, guarding and hunting dogs. The Shar-Pei was even used as a fighting dog, with the loose wrinkled skin proving hard for their opponent to latch onto. At one time the Shar-Pei was considered good eating in China, and no one was allowed to own them as a pet. This caused a rapid decline in numbers saved from extinction only by a breeder who promoted the Shar-Pei outside of China. Selective breeding overcame some earlier health hazards the breed had such as painful eye conditions, and less of the folds to ensure the modern Shar-Pei is now a healthier, stronger breed. In 1978, the Shar-Pei was recorded as one of the rarest breeds on the planet. Concentrated efforts by American breeders turned this around and their numbers steadily rose after 1981 and their popularity spread around the globe. Today, the Shar-Pei is one of the most popular dogs in the United Kingdom and ranks high in other countries too as a loyal companion and family pet.

Rott Pei Breed Appearance

The Rott Pei can vary in appearance based on the genetics that they inherit from their parents. One thing is certain, the body is strong and well balanced, being muscular and sturdy. The leg length can vary but they are strong and fast on their feet. A deep wide chest, and a powerful head often blocky in shape and quite large, are their most recognisable characteristics. The muzzle is strong and powerful, with the teeth meeting in an impressive scissors bite. Your Rott Pei may have facial or body wrinkles that are inherited from the Shar-Pei parent, and color can either be the black and tan like the traditional Rottweiler, or more to a soft fawn or brown/gold like the Shar-Pei. The ears are often help high with tips that fold over at the top. Dark amber or deep brown eyes are rounded in shape and alert. The coat is short to medium in length, and is quite rough in texture. The tail is medium length and  held quite low or curled over its back. An attractive dog that is muscular and impressive, with a confident loyal nature, the Rott Pei is a rare hybrid that is proving popular with owners.
Eye Color Possibilities
amber Rott Pei eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Rott Pei nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Rott Pei coat
brown Rott Pei coat
fawn Rott Pei coat
sable Rott Pei coat
red Rott Pei coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Rott Pei straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Rott Pei Breed Maintenance

The Rott Pei requires little maintenance, having a medium length coat that only needs to be brushed once a week. The use of a firm bristle brush will eliminate any shed hair and will keep the coat clean and healthy. These dogs only need a bath when they are dirty, as their coats are almost self cleaning. The use of a mild dog shampoo will help maintain the natural oils in the skin  which helps the coat to be weather resistant. The Rott Pei can tolerate most temperatures, as they are from hardy working stock. Other maintenance issues include cleaning of the teeth at least twice a week, and checking the ears and any wrinkle folds for infection or sores. The Rott Pei is an attractive dog, loyal and affectionate, and a rare new hybrid breed that is gaining ground in popularity.
Brushes for Rott Pei
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Rott Pei requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Rott Pei Temperament

This attractive medium to large dog is known for its intelligence, affection and its protective nature towards its family. They get on well with children, demonstrating patience and tolerance. As companions they are exceptional, they are loyal and brave dogs who will lay down their life to protect yours. But they are also known to be a regular cuddle bug who loves a bit of attention and some cuddles. They make ideal guard dogs as their sharp eyes and senses miss nothing, and they will warn you by barking or growling. Once introduced to a new face they lose interest and accept them as part of the extended family. Children will have a willing playmate as these dogs love to play, and will retrieve the ball or find hidden objects for as long as the game continues. They will be the last to retire from a game, although if they get bored they may switch off and wander away to do their own thing. Reliable, good natured and affectionate, the Rott Pei is a well respected dog who is capturing hearts and earning praise in the dog community.

Rott Pei Activity Requirements

The Rott Pei is a large dog that requires exercise to keep them healthy and well socialised. Although not hyperactive, they still need a good walk each day for approximately an hour, and make ideal companions while you jog or cycle along the trail. They can be a little reserved when meeting other dogs and people, but are a confident dog who fears little. They will also enjoy a romp in the water, and make ideal playmates for older children. Their size can overwhelm little ones, as they can easily knock them over unintentionally. The Rott Pei learns quickly and is very responsive to training. They are obedient and respectful of their owners but do need a firm hand to control them as they are a strong confident animal.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
90 minutes

Rott Pei Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2.5 cups
Daily Cost
$1.90 - $2.00
Monthly Cost
$39.00 - $52.00

Rott Pei Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Rott Pei size stats at six months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 21 lbs
Female Rott Pei size stats at six months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 19 lbs
12 Months
Male Rott Pei size stats at 12 months
Height: 15 inches Weight: 40 lbs
Female Rott Pei size stats at 12 months
Height: 14 inches Weight: 36 lbs
18 Months
Male Rott Pei size stats at 18 months
Height: 21 inches Weight: 80 lbs
Female Rott Pei size stats at 18 months
Height: 19 inches Weight: 75 lbs

Rott Pei Owner Experiences

9 Weeks
1 People
So far its the typical puppy experience but my Rott Pei is doing great :-)
2 months, 1 week ago
19 Weeks
3 People
It very hard work at the moment but I'm hoping it gets easier the more he is growing
6 months ago
2 Years
3 People
Best dog breed I know. We've had boxers, golden retrievers, and mixed. This dog is indescribable. Best of everything you would ask for in any dog breed.
10 months, 2 weeks ago
11 Months
2 People
Chewie is a rescue, and has adjusted well to his new home. He has been with us little over a month and seems to enjoy it. Chewie is very loyal to his owners. He does have a big family of dogs that he does enjoy his time with. He loves attending the dog park, as he gets to visit both other individuals and dogs. He does think, that he is a lap dog. Since, he has moved in; he has become more behaved and was very adaptable to the change in rules. We have recently found how that he does not like kittens. He is such a loving and caring dog.
1 year ago
11 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Linkin was the best dog I've ever had. He was eager to please and loyal from day 1. So easy to train to do anything you wanted to do. The only thing that would break his concentration was a cat. Stayed healthy almost to the end. He was hard to keep down even when he didn't feel good. Like to pull other people around when walked but always behaved for his owners. A large puppy always.
1 year, 2 months ago
Le Le
5 Months
4 People
We adopted her from a rescue dog foster program in DFW area. She is great so far. We have an older dog that she has reinvigorated and that she plays with all the time. She pees and poops outside, although she did chew up a new carpet!!
1 year, 4 months ago
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