Staffie Bullweiler

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60-80 lbs
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Rottie Sttafy, Staffweiler

The Staffie Bullweiler, also known as Staffweiler, is a mixed dog whose parents are a Rottweiler and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. These dogs are smaller than a Rottweiler, but are equally strong and protective. The Staffweiler will get along with children and other dogs if early socialization is implemented. He is an intelligent dog who is loyal, and playful. He has short, coarse hair that can be black, brown, and brindle. He might have the same tan face marks as the Rottweiler does. This hybrid is not recommended for novice owners as it will require prior ownership experience to properly trained him. The best environment for them is indoor living in a home with a fenced yard to run around in.

Companion, Guardian
Date of Origin
Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Rottweiler

Staffie Bullweiler Health

Average Size
Height: 22-24 inches Weight: 68-88 lbs
Height: 19-21 inches Weight: 60-80 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Canine Hip Dysplasia
  • Eye Conditions (Cataracts, Lens Luxation)
Minor Concerns
  • Allergies
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Demodactic Mange
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Panosteitis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Gastric Dilation Volvulus
Occasional Tests
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Blood Count
  • Full Body Physical Examination especially of the joints
  • Heart Analysis
  • Allergy Testing

Staffie Bullweiler Breed History

The Staffie Bullweiler is a mix between a Rottweiler and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Other than that, little information is known about this hybrid. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier descends from the Bulldog. It is believed this breed resulted from crossing the Bulldog with the Manchester Terrier. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier was developed with the intention to create a dog that was smaller and faster in the ring, but would be gentle toward people. The first breed standard was written in the late 1830s, after the first Stafforshire Bull Terrier club was created in England. The American Kennel Club acknowledged the Staffordshire Bull Terrier in 1975. On the other hand, the Rottweiler originated in Germany. This breed descended from the Molossus, a Mastiff-type of dog the Romans used to drive cattle on their way to Germany. The Rottweiler resulted from the cross of these Molossus with native dogs from South Germany. The Romans set up colonies in southern Germany, where climate and soil were appropriate for agriculture. Here, they built up red tile villas that, 600 years later, were discovered during an excavation. The town received the name ‘das Rote Wil' (the red tile), adopting the name ‘Rottweiler’ a while after. This town was popular for cattlemen and butchers, and these people used the Rottweiler dogs to drive cattle, keep money safe, and pull carts loaded with meat. Eventually, the rail appeared and the dogs were no longer necessary. This breed became nearly extinct until the first Rottweiler club was founded in 1901 and the first breed standard was created. This breed arrived at America with German immigration in the late 1920s and it became rapidly popular. The Rottweiler was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931. 

Staffie Bullweiler Breed Appearance

The Staffie Bullweiler is big mixed-dog. He stands between 19 to 24 inches tall, and generally weighs from 60 to 88 pounds. They have short, straight hair, which can be black, brown, or brindle, and they can get white marks on the chest and face. This hybrid can also present the same tan marks as the Rottweiler; marks above the eyes, around the muzzle, cheeks, chest and legs. This dog has a muscular complexion, his body is compact with wide shoulders and a strong tail. They tend to be smaller than a Rottweiler, and with shorter legs. His head is wide and short, with a flat muzzle and pendant ears. They have brown, almond-shaped eyes and black, wide noses. This hybrid has powerful jaw muscles and teeth meet in scissors bite. 

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

Staffie Bullweiler Breed Maintenance

Both of the Staffie Bullweiler’s parents are moderate shedders, so it is safe to say he will shed moderately too. However, the shedding might increase once or twice a year. His coat is short and straight, which makes dirt easy to be brushed out. Brush his fur weekly to remove loose hair and to distribute skin oils. These dogs don’t have a tendency for being smelly, so bathe him only when necessary to avoid drying out his skin. You should also brush his teeth two or three times a week to remove tartar buildup and bacteria. Trim his nails once or twice a month if they get too long. Also, check his ears weekly looking for redness, debris, or inflammation. You can clean his ears with a cotton ball and an ear cleanser. 

Brushes for Staffie Bullweiler
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Daily Weekly Monthly

Staffie Bullweiler Temperament

The Staffie Bullweiler is cheerful, loyal, and intelligent. These dogs are very protective towards their family and property. He will follow commands and will be easy to train, but you must remain firm as he will get stubborn from time to time. It is important to give your Staffie Bullweiler early socialization to ensure they will be friendly with children and other animals. Usually, this hybrid is very friendly with other dogs and is always looking for new friends. But if he takes more after his Rottweiler parent, he might be dog aggressive. Still, these dogs are very sensitive and caring. In order to be happy, he has to spend time with his family, playing and being handled and adored. They do not like to be alone for long periods, and if excluded they can become hostile and damaging. They are also energetic and playful dogs.

Staffie Bullweiler Activity Requirements

This mixed-dog is very energetic and has a high endurance level. He is also prone to overeating and gains weight easily, so daily exercise is necessary. Two or three 30-minute walks per day will keep them in shape. They also enjoy running leash-free in a yard or park, digging, going for a hike, and some dogs love swimming. Having a kid’s pool or taking them to a lake for a nice splash is a fantastic treat for them! These dogs are not suited for living outdoors, especially in hot and humid climates which might affect their breathing. The best environment for him is living indoors in a house, preferably in a cool weather climate or with access to a cool space on a hot day, with a fenced yard to play around in and dig. 

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
15 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Staffie Bullweiler Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2.5 cups
Daily Cost
$1.5 - $1.9
Monthly Cost
$34 - $45

Staffie Bullweiler Height & Weight

6 Months
Height: 14 inches Weight: 47 lbs
Height: 12 inches Weight: 42 lbs
12 Months
Height: 18 inches Weight: 62 lbs
Height: 16 inches Weight: 56 lbs
18 Months
Height: 23 inches Weight: 78 lbs
Height: 20 inches Weight: 70 lbs

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