Country of OriginUnited States
Nicknames and Other NamesRottbull, Bullrott, Rottie Pit,
American Pitweiler, RottenPit, Prott
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypeCrossbreed
GroupGuard Dog, Watch Dog,
Family Companion
Bred ForFamily Companion and
Guarding Property
Recognized ByNone
Life Span10-15 Years
Ideal Weight65-90 Pounds (male and female)
Ideal Height20-22 Inches (male and female)
Fur TypeShort, Glossy
Common ColorsBlack, Merle, Golden, Blue,
Chocolate, Ligh brown, White
MarkingsTan markings
AvailabilityModerately Available
Suitable for ApartmentsNo
Used in World WarNo
Most Similar ToRottweiler
American Pit Bull Terrier

The Pitweiler is a designer breed that is the result of the two powerful breeds: Rottweiler and American Pit Bull Terrier. Both are known to be a powerful breed with a muscular, strong body. So, the mix of these two strong dogs makes great Pitweiler. It is not suited for an apartment life so it should be kept in a house with a yard that is fenced.

Although Pitweiler is a powerful breed, it makes a great companion for a loving family. They are protective of them and affectionate towards them. A first-time owner should not own this breed and it is only suited for an experienced dog owner who knows its temperament.

Temperament, Behavior, Personality

Temperament: The temperament of the Pitweiler is alert, protective, and loving towards its family. They have the confidence and loyalty of the Rottweiler and protective but loving nature of the American Pitbull Terrier. Pitweiler is alert and will warn their owner if they sense anything suspicious.

Behavior: The Pitweiler is a very protective dog breed and has some aggression that it has obtained from its parents. This might be a problem when some visitor is at home so proper training is necessary. However, they do not show aggression towards their family and are very loving towards them. Keep them on a leash while taking out or when some visitor is at home.

Personality: The personality of the Pitweiler is playful and affectionate with its people. They enjoy their family company and are always playing with them. They can get along well with house pet too if raised together from an early age. However, they tend to get aggressive with other animals.

Pitweiler playing with its puppies.


Training Pitweiler is not a tough job to do if you are an experienced dog owner. They are smart and catches commands and instruction easily. However, consistent leadership should be established upon them from their young age, otherwise, they will take themselves as a leader. Encourage them with lots of vocal praises and also delicious treats.

Is Pitweiler Child-Friendly

Yes, Pitweiler is a friendly dog with family children. They are playful as well as protective of them and are tolerant of their harsh behavior.

However, Pitweiler does not do well with unfamiliar children so a proper introduction on a leash is necessary. Always supervise their interaction with kids to avoid an accident.

Pitweiler sleeping besides a baby
Pitweiler sleeping beside a baby.
Image Source: Instagram-@violet_conder


  • Pitweiler is a very active breed which needs vigorous exercise regularly and if it is not provided to them, they can become very destructive.
  • It is a designer breed so it has not been recognized by any major kennel club including the American Kennel Club.

Health Issues

General HealthHealthy
Common Health IssuesHip Dysplasia, Obesity,
Vaccination RequiredRabies, Canine Distemper, Kennel Cough,
Canine Coronavirus, Canine Parvovirus,
Canine Parainfluenza, Leptospirosis
SheddingLow Shedder
DroolingAverage to High Drooler
GroomingAverage Grooming Required
Weight Gain PotentialHigh
Separation AnxietyModerate Chance
Diets and SupplementsProtein: 25%
Fat: 8%
Digestive Exzymes
Fish Oil

The Pitweiler is a crossed breed, so it can generate some of its parent’s health problems:

  • Hip Dysplasia: It is a genetic problem that is caused due to dislocation or underdeveloped of the hip joints. If it gets worse, it can be very painful for your dog and it might not be able to move from one place to another properly. So, before buying a puppy from a breeder, make sure to check its parent’s health problems.
  • Obesity: It is caused due to overfeeding and less exercise. So while feeding your dog make sure to feed them in the right amount and not less or more. Always involve them in an exercise to keep their body fit and healthy. The overweight can cause other joints and health problems too.


The Pitweiler comes in the following colors:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Merle
  • Golden
  • Brindle
  • Chocolate
  • White
  • Light Brown


Pitweiler puppy laying on a cozy bed
Pitweiler puppy laying on a cozy bed.
Image Source: Instagram-@ moosethepitweiler

Cost: The average cost of the Pitweiler is between $700-$900 USD.


Height: The average height of the Pitweiler is between 21-23 inches.

Weight: The average weight of the Pitweiler is between 65-100 pounds.

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