60-90 lbs
United States
Spotty Rottie
This gorgeous mix of the Dalmatian and the Rottweiler is called the Rottmatian and it is a wonderful guard dog and family pet. The Dalmatian is a medium to large breed and the Rottweiler is a large breed so the Rottmatian is usually a medium to large dog of about 80 pounds and standing about 23 inches tall. The Rottmatian is a loyal and courageous dog that is a born protector but is also friendly enough to be your children’s best friend. They do not need much maintenance because they have a short, flat coat and they are very easy to train due to their intelligence and obedience.
purpose Purpose
Companion, Guard Dog
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Dalmatian and Rottweiler

Rottmatian Health

Average Size
Male Rottmatian size stats
Height: 21-26 inches Weight: 70-100 lbs
Female Rottmatian size stats
Height: 18-23 inches Weight: 60-90 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Deafness
  • Urolithiasis
  • Hip And Elbow Dysplasia
  • Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
  • Lymphoma
  • Gastric Dilation Volvulus (GDV) or Bloat
Minor Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Demodectic Mange
  • Panosteitis
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Dalmatian Bronzing Syndrome
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Cataracts
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
  • Osteochondrodysplasia
  • Laryngeal Paralysis
Occasional Tests
  • Eye Examination
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Hearing and Ear Tests
  • DNA

Rottmatian Breed History

The Rottmatian has only been around for about 20 years so to best get to know your dog, you have to look at the histories of the Dalmatian and the Rottweiler. The Dalmatian originated in the country of Dalmatia in the Mediterranean, which is how it got its name. In 1771, a man named Thomas Pennant gave the breed that name after discovering the Dalmatian. There were art pieces found depicting the spotted dog in a church in Croatia back in the 16th century but they are thought to be older than that. Although their history is not well-known, it is thought that the breed has been around much longer because of the illustrations found in Egyptian tombs. Because of their intelligence, friendliness, and affinity for horses, the Dalmatian was used to run alongside fire carriages to guide the horses to the fire. These smart and loyal dogs have also been well-known for their ability to hunt, shepherd, guard, and perform. In fact, they became extremely popular after the children’s movie, 101 Dalmatians, became a hit in 1961. However, they had already been acknowledged by the American Kennel Club since 1888 and are still the 62nd most popular breed of dog in the United States. The German bred Rottweiler came from a mix of German Shepherds, Mastiffs, and Roman Drover dogs to be used as cattle drivers and guardians. They have been around since the first century and were extremely handy around the farm for pulling wagons and carts as well as herding and guarding cattle. They were also used as guard dogs for the home and eventually were discovered to be excellent family pets, due to their lovable nature. The breed was named after the town it was discovered in, Rottweil, named for the red tiled homes and cottages in the community. The breed standard was set in 1901 and the American Kennel Club acknowledged them 30 years later.

Rottmatian Breed Appearance

The Rottmatian is a medium to large dog that typically weighs between 50 and 100 pounds when they are adults. They have a rectangular shaped head with almond-shaped brown eyes and a large black nose on a long muzzle with strong jaws. Their color is usually black and white like the Dalmatian but can also be brown and black like the Rottweiler. They may also be a mix of other colors such as merle, pinto, sable, or brindle. The Rottmatian has triangular shaped floppy ears and a short, solid neck on a stocky body with long legs and a long tail.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Rottmatian eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Rottmatian nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Rottmatian coat
brown Rottmatian coat
red Rottmatian coat
white Rottmatian coat
pied Rottmatian coat
sable Rottmatian coat
brindle Rottmatian coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Rottmatian straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Rottmatian Breed Maintenance

Brushing your Rottmatian once a week with a bristle brush or rubber curry mitt should be enough to keep their short, smooth coat looking and feeling healthy. They do not shed much most of the time but during the fall and spring, you may need to brush your dog more often to prevent excessive shedding. A slicker brush or deshedder may be a good tool for this job. Due to their fast-growing toenails, you should clip them with a toenail clipper once a month so they do not crack or break. In addition, it is important to keep your dog’s ears clean because they are susceptible to ear infections. The teeth should not be neglected either; brush them two or three times per week.
Brushes for Rottmatian
Slicker Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Rottmatian requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Rottmatian Temperament

The Rottmatian is an extremely friendly and fun dog that is not just people-oriented but is also happy to play with other pets, even cats! They are good with children although they may be a bit too cumbersome for pre-schoolers to play with. Always make sure to supervise your dog with any small children just to be on the safe side. Their intelligence makes them easy to train and they are obedient enough to follow commands quickly and consistently. They are quick to learn new tricks and enjoy being taught as well. While they love being with their human family, they are independent and do not mind being left on their own for a while.

Rottmatian Activity Requirements

The Rottmatian needs at least one hour to 90 minutes of brisk exercise every day to keep them from becoming bored or anxious. Taking your dog for one or two walks every day and letting him play in the yard for an hour or so is sufficient but do not forget that they need mental stimulation and time with their human family as well. These dogs love to run and play ball so they would enjoy a game of fetch or flyball with you. They are also good at agility and obedience competitions so you may want to try that. Hunting and swimming are also on their list of fun activities.
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

Rottmatian Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3.5 cups
cup per day cost cup per day cost cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$2.40 - $3.20
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$72.00 - $96.00
food bag monthly cost

Rottmatian Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Rottmatian size stats at six months
Height: 21.5 inches Weight: 50.0 lbs
Female Rottmatian size stats at six months
Height: 18.5 inches Weight: 40.0 lbs
12 Months
Male Rottmatian size stats at 12 months
Height: 22.5 inches Weight: 75.0 lbs
Female Rottmatian size stats at 12 months
Height: 19.5 inches Weight: 65.0 lbs
18 Months
Male Rottmatian size stats at 18 months
Height: 23.5 inches Weight: 85.0 lbs
Female Rottmatian size stats at 18 months
Height: 20.5 inches Weight: 75.0 lbs

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