40-55 lbs
Bull Terrier
The Rottbull is a hybrid dog. His parent breeds are the Rottweiler and the Bull Terrier. He is a large dog who is often mistaken as being aggressive; he is simply tenacious and tough. He is sweet and affectionate with his family; around strangers he is alert and watchful. A great watchdog, the Rottbull is strong and can be very intimidating to would-be intruders. He is also highly intelligent. Given proper socialization, the Rottbull can get along with other dogs (he is not recommended for living  with cats even with socialization). The Rottbull is not a good dog for novice owners; only someone experienced in dealing with dogs who are strong-willed should consider choosing a Rottbull. He is better suited for a home with a fenced-in area although he can live in a larger apartment provided he is given adequate exercise.
purpose Purpose
Companion, Watch Dog
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Rottweiler, American Pit Bull Terrier

Rottbull Health

Average Size
Male Rottbull size stats
Height: 20-24 inches Weight: 70-75 lbs
Female Rottbull size stats
Height: 17-20 inches Weight: 40-55 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Subaortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Gastric Dilation Volvulus (GDV) or Bloat
Minor Concerns
  • Allergies
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Panosteitis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Heart Disease
Occasional Tests
  • Full Body Physical Examination especially of the joints

Rottbull Breed History

The Rottbull is a fairly rare hybrid dog. Very little is known about his origins. In order to understand his origins we can look at the history of his parent breeds. The Rottweiler finds its origins in Germany. This majestic dog is said to have been descended from the Molossus (Mastiff-type) dog. This dog was a war dog of the Roman Army. He was also used for herding cattle. The incredibly strong dog was used by butchers to haul their carts filled with meat. At one point, the Rottweiler almost became extinct. In 1901, the Rottweiler and Leonberger Club was founded, and a new interest in the breed came about. Rottweilers have been police dogs in Germany and in America. In fact, the first Rottweiler was brought to America after the end of World War II. In the mid-1990s, the Rottweiler was its most popular in America; however, bad publicity caused a decrease in the demand for the dog. The American Pit Bull finds its roots in Europe as well. The Pit is descended from the bull and terrier breeds who were developed for bull and bear baiting. When these events were banned, dog-fighting took its place. Unfortunately, this is where the aggressiveness of the breed comes in. While the Pit was bred to be tenacious, he was also bred with an unwillingness to to bite humans. The Pit came to America with immigrant families, and he was largely used as a farm dog. Even today he makes an excellent wild boar hunter. The American Kennel Club began to register the Pit in the early 1930s; however, it is known as the American Staffordshire Terrier with the organization.

Rottbull Breed Appearance

The Rottbull is a large, strong dog. He is slender, but very muscular. His head will be broad, and his ears will be erect. His muzzle will be of average length, and his jaw will be powerful. His coat colors will vary, especially depending on the dominant parent breed. He may be the black and tan of the Rottweiler parent breed, or he may be fawn, black, red, gray, blue or cream of the Pit parent breed. He may also be brindle. His tail will be long and slightly curved. Some owners have the tails of their dogs docked as well as the ears. His feet will be large, and his legs are muscular and powerful. His chest is broad and deep. His eyes are generally a dark brown, and his nose is black. Should he inherit the color pattern of the Rottweiler parent, he will have a tan colored chest, and he will have distinctive tan "dots" above each eye.
Nose Color Possibilities
black Rottbull nose
Coat Color Possibilities
red Rottbull coat
brown Rottbull coat
blue Rottbull coat
fawn Rottbull coat
black Rottbull coat
brindle Rottbull coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Rottbull straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Rottbull Breed Maintenance

The Rottbull is likely to shed moderately due to his Rottweiler parent breed. He will tend to shed more in the spring and fall. You will want to brush him weekly outside of shedding season. During the spring and fall, brush him daily in order to loosen any dead hairs. Bathe him only when necessary. The natural oils of his coat will keep his coat looking shiny and healthy. Brush his teeth two or three times a week to prevent the build-up of tartar and bad breath. However, to prevent tooth decay, brush his teeth daily. Trim his nails once every two or three weeks, provided he does not wear them down on his own. Keep in mind that with a dog such as the Rottbull, it is a good idea to begin a grooming regimen at a young age. Both the Rottweiler and the Pit parent breeds are very sensitive to touch, and they can be difficult to groom if they are not accustomed to the procedure.
Brushes for Rottbull
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Rottbull requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Rottbull Temperament

The Rottbull may have a reputation for being aggressive, but in truth, he is a tenacious, brave dog who is protective of his territory (your home) and his family as well. He enjoys spending time with his family, and, if he is left alone for long periods of time, he may become bored and destructive. He may suffer somewhat from separation anxiety. He is very intelligent and easily trainable. He is often easy to housebreak, as long as you are consistent in your routine with him. He may be somewhat stubborn, and, at times, you may have to coerce him into behaving a certain way. With strangers, he is often aloof. He generally watches strangers (sizes them up, if you will). Even if he accepts a stranger, he does not go out of his way to be friendly. Males tend to be more standoffish and females tend to be easier to control and more affectionate.

Rottbull Activity Requirements

The Rottbull needs a moderate amount of activity. Two or three short periods of activity provide an adequate amount of exercise for the Rottbull. He will enjoy activity outside in your yard, but it is recommended that he is exercises within a fenced-in area. This is not because he is prone to wandering, but because he may be aggressive with other dogs. An underground fence is not sufficient to keep the Rottbull on your property. Also, should other dogs wander into your yard, the Rottbull will stand his ground. It is for this reason that the Rottbull is also not recommended for the dog park unless he is kept on a leash. Keep in mind that the Rottbull will become a couch potato if you allow him to do so. Providing him with toys that promote physical as well as mental activity will keep him mentally sharp, and he is less likely to be destructive since he is occupied. Keep him in tip-top shape by taking him on short, brisk outings daily.
Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
30 minutes
activity minutes

Rottbull 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

Rottbull Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Rottbull size stats at six months
Height: 11.0 inches Weight: 32.5 lbs
Female Rottbull size stats at six months
Height: 11.0 inches Weight: 25.0 lbs
12 Months
Male Rottbull size stats at 12 months
Height: 14.0 inches Weight: 47.5 lbs
Female Rottbull size stats at 12 months
Height: 14.0 inches Weight: 35.0 lbs
18 Months
Male Rottbull size stats at 18 months
Height: 18.0 inches Weight: 67.5 lbs
Female Rottbull size stats at 18 months
Height: 16.0 inches Weight: 57.5 lbs

Rottbull Owner Experiences

14 Months
1 People
House & Yard
Possibly the best dog i'v ever had. (very expirienced owner) Loyal,friendly,protective,very easy to train,just have to be carefull with other male dogs(working on it)
6 years, 3 months ago
2 Years
2 People
House & Yard
he is the best boy ever!!!! easy training,very patient,guarding without being aggressive ,barks only for a reason,unfortunately aggressive to male dogs
5 years, 7 months ago
7 Years
2 People
doing tricks
Meeting new people
Cuddling on the couch
We adopted Ripley without history at 3 yrs old. She was a quick learner, but had dog aggression and a high prey drive. We've been able to temper her fear of dogs, but not the prey drive. She'll alert to someone on the property with a short bark. She is quite the couch potato. We've just gotten back our dna kit, and she's a rottbull!
4 years, 2 months ago
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