Weimarrott

50-110 lbs
22-25"
Germany
Weimaraner
Rottweiler

The Weimarrott is well-rounded cross between two storied German breeds, the Weimaraner and the Rottweiler, and it takes ample characteristics from each. Given the size of the parent breeds, Weimarrotts are also fairly large in size, standing around 24 inches tall with an athletic and muscular build that can push close to 100 pounds but generally falls well under on average. They are often a perfect mix of the two breeds in terms of color, taking on the black and brown pattern of the Rottweiler but with the faded appearance that earned the Weimaraner its “Gray Ghost” nickname, and can also range from pure black to light gray and can include brown and tan as well. As both parent breeds were bred for hunting and security, Weimarrotts are generally moderate-to-high-energy dogs with above-average strength and intelligence that can be harnessed through training, making them exceptional companion and service dogs. 

Purpose
Companion, Game Hunting, Guardian
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Weimaraner and Rottweiler

Weimarrott Health

Average Size
Male Weimarrott size stats
Height: 24-27 inches Weight: 70-130 lbs
Female Weimarrott size stats
Height: 22-25 inches Weight: 50-110 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Hip And Elbow Dysplasia
  • Bloat
  • Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Lymphoma
Minor Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Cherry Eye
  • Sebaceous Adenitis
  • Urolithiasis
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
  • Hypodysmyelinogenesis
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Panosteitis
  • Addison’s Disease
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Eye Examination
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Full Physical Examination
  • DNA for VWD

Weimarrott Breed History

While the Weimarrott is a new breed, both the Weimaraner and Rottweiler have rich German histories. The Weimaraner is the result of highly-selective breeding that began around the early 19th century by the Weimar court in attempts to isolate traits for an ideal all-around working dog. Its trim, athletic body provides excellent speed and agility and combined with a sharp nose and webbed feet, makes a prime candidate for chasing down just about any type of game. Weimaraners are also quite intelligent and loyal, which not only makes training easier but has earned them their “Gray Ghost” nickname, a play on both their nearly metallic coats and their shadow-like tendency to stick close to their masters. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1943, this courageous breed is a member of the Sporting Group. The Rottweiler has an even deeper heritage, stemming all the way back to the first century AD. It is believed that the breed evolved when the Romans first settled in the area of the German Black Forest. Initially descending from ancient Mastiffs, the Roman's dogs were interbred with the ancestors of Bernese Mountain Dogs, Appenzellers, and Entlebuchers in order to create a breed that could be used for hunting and driving cattle as well as for protection. The area eventually became known as “das Rote Wil” meaning “red roof tiles” and over time, “rot wil” dogs were eventually attributed the name. While their numbers almost teetered on the brink of extinction toward the mid 19th century when trains displaced droving, their reclamation of popularity has since flourished, as evidenced by their frequent use as guard dogs, guide dogs, search and rescue dogs and police dogs.

Weimarrott Breed Appearance

The Weimaraner is a tall, athletic dog with a short-to-medium silvery coat, long ears and an S-curved tail that is normally cropped while the Rottweiler is medium-height and stocky with a squarish face and a medium-length, wiry, black and brown coat. The Weimarott is a powerful, medium height dog with a short to medium coat and a boxy face. Their build is generally muscular, especially in the legs, giving them both the stocky look of a Rottweiler but with a bit more height like the Weimaraner. Their short coats can range in color from stark black to mouse gray and many take on a combination of the Rottweiler’s black and tan appearance, yet with the distinctive near-metallic sheen Weimaraners are known for. 

Eye Color Possibilities
hazel Weimarrott eyes
Hazel
brown Weimarrott eyes
Brown
amber Weimarrott eyes
Amber
Nose Color Possibilities
blue Weimarrott nose
Blue
black Weimarrott nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
black Weimarrott coat
Black
silver Weimarrott coat
Silver
gray Weimarrott coat
Gray
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Weimarrott straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Weimarrott Breed Maintenance

Both the Weimaraner and Rottweiler have short coats and shed somewhat infrequently, so brushing them with the slicker brush on a weekly basis is all you need to help them maintain a healthy coat. Baths are only necessary occasionally, as both breeds do a great job keeping themselves clean but owners should make sure to both clean and dry their ears, as folded ears are more susceptible to moisture collection and infection. Since both breeds are working dogs often on their feet, nail maintenance is a must, especially since the Rottweiler has particularly fast-growing nails. Tooth care should be regarded the same, as Rottweilers are somewhat prone to tooth and gum problems so regular brushing is encouraged. They are also prone to obesity which can easily be tempered with a healthy diet and regular exercise. 

Brushes for Weimarrott
Slicker Brush
Deshedder
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Weimarrott requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Weimarrott Temperament

The Weimaraner is an intelligent and loyal breed, making them both obedient and easy to train. They are generally known as great family dogs as well, as they are affectionate, playful, and tend to do well with children. In contrast, they are only moderately good with other dogs, so proper socialization is necessary for multi-dog homes or those who use public areas for exercise. Rottweilers are best suited for homes with experienced dog owners because of their size and power but they do make excellent companion animals overall. Despite their public reputation, Rottweilers can be quite loyal and affectionate if raised properly but do require proper socialization from a young age to ensure the best results in situations with high dog traffic. They are surprisingly good with children and fall in the middle of the scale in terms of training ease. Based on parental traits, the Weimarrott will need obedience training so that he listens to your commands at all times. Interacting with the other canines in the class on a regular basis will also help your hybrid to become more receptive to meeting other dogs. He can be a great partner and family dog, provided that he is given the chance to succeed.

Weimarrott Activity Requirements

Both the Rottweiler and the Weimaraner are relatively active breeds and take multiple doses of daily exercise to keep them both healthy and happy. A couple miles or hours twice a day is ideal for the Weimarrott and they generally do better in larger households or places with space to run. Since both parent breeds are also intelligent, mental stimulation will also help keep your hybrid from being bored or frustrated, so frequent interaction or game-based toys are helpful as well. Take advantage of the obedience training and make frequent visits to the dog park where your Weimarrott can burn off energy and practise his social skills at the same time.

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

Weimarrott Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2 cups
Daily Cost
$2.00 - $2.50
Monthly Cost
$60.00 - $75.00

Weimarrott Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Weimarrott size stats at six months
Height: 17 inches Weight: 70 lbs
Female Weimarrott size stats at six months
Height: 16 inches Weight: 56 lbs
12 Months
Male Weimarrott size stats at 12 months
Height: 21 inches Weight: 85 lbs
Female Weimarrott size stats at 12 months
Height: 19 inches Weight: 68 lbs
18 Months
Male Weimarrott size stats at 18 months
Height: 25 inches Weight: 100 lbs
Female Weimarrott size stats at 18 months
Height: 23 inches Weight: 80 lbs

Weimarrott Owner Experiences

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4 Months
3 People
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