A Look At The American and German Rottweiler Mix

Last Updated on November 1, 2021 by Marco C.

What kind of puppies would be bred from American and German Rottweiler mix whose genetics would they carry – German or American?

The American and German Rottweilers are the most common to find in America.  But the only difference they carry is the country of birth and a few notable physical elements like their size.

The other differences are all set by the organizations that govern breeding in the respective countries – the ADRK for Germany and the AKC for America.  Each club establishes universal physical and temperamental requirements, just as other upcoming clubs around the world.

That said, an American Rottweiler mix with German Rottweiler will not have significant differences between the two parents.  It will maybe increase in size like the German parent or get the temperament of the American.

There are several standards for Rottweilers.  Understanding the different parents will help us understand the dog breed from this mix.

The German Rottweiler

This breed is called so because it was born in Germany.  So any of your Rottweiler was initially held in Germany; you can call it a German Rottweiler.

However, when defining a German Rottweiler the rules of the Allgemeiner Deutscher Rottweiler­-Klub (ADRK) apply.  They have stringent rules for their breed, and not just any Rottweiler born in Germany adheres to their standard.

The ADRK requires that their dogs be well suited to assist their human companions. This means they must have a calm and mild personality plus a sharp mind.

The ADRK ensures that their Rottweiler is compatible with companion dogs or guide dogs for the blind and or disabled, family dogs, security dogs, and working dogs. That is why their guidelines remain very strict where temperament is concerned.  They want a Rottie that is a perfect companion and working dog too.

The ADRK maintains a stringent no docking rule. Any docked Rottweiler is not considered a breed under the ADRK. Tail docking is the intentional removal of the dog’s tail, done by using a particular badly to cut off the blood flow until the tail falls off or snipping off the tail with surgical scissors.

The German Rottweiler

The American Rottweiler

An American Rottweiler is one born in America and not in Germany or any other country.   However, though born in America, it has numerous characteristics between the two – American and German.

The main differences are only what the American Kennel Club (AKC) requires for the breed as opposed to the requirements of the ADRK.  The AKC also permits tail docking while the ADRK does not.

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American and German Rottweiler Mix

So out of this mix, will you get a German or American Rottweiler?

As you have noted from the above parents, there is very little difference between the two breeds. The differences we cite are those defined by the AKC and ARDK due to their different ideas and values regarding what is acceptable for the breed to be a recognized Rottweiler.

That said, the German American Rottweiler mix will either be a German or an American Rottie.  This will depend on where the breed is born.  Overall, recognizing this breed by either of these countries can prove tricky depending on their rule.

For example, if born in Germany, it must have a calm demeanor and an active body type, more significant than the American.  If it carries the American body, it might not be registered as a German Rottweiler.

The same case applies to America; if the breed dog inherits the German body, which is more significant than AKC recognizes, it might not be registered.  The decision lies with the two clubs across both countries.

American and German Rottweiler Mix – Size

This mixed breed could inherit either the American or German body type.  The German Rottweiler is generally a slightly larger dog, even if only by centimeters than the American.

The new breed will also have a full tail instead of the docked one recognized in America.  However, it will be docked just like the others.  All in all, there will not be much difference in size in this breed.  It will simply be a Rottweiler.

Rottweiler mix with docked tail

German Rottweiler and American Rottweiler Mix – Their Weight

This breed will take after the parents and get the standard weight of a Rottweiler.  The German Rottie being a bit longer also gets a little heavy though not with a significant margin.  That said, the new breed will maintain the average weight that Rottweilers weigh.

American and German Rottweiler Mix – Temperament

This breed will inherit all the qualities from the parents.  Obedience, intelligence, loyalty, devotion, alertness, confidence, steady, calmness, and protectiveness are just some of the characteristics you will find in this furry friend.

The most important aspect is that the parents are both Rotties, so the result will not be anything far from the Rottweiler genes.


The American and German Rottweiler mix can never get any more technical than this – All Rottweilers are German in the real sense.  This is because the breed first originated from Germany.

Therefore, it is right to say that all Rottweilers you see in any part of the world are of German descent.  So this mixed breed will be a breed like any of the two.

So do you think a Rottweiler is a suitable dog for you and your family?  If you answered yes to this question, get ready to give it the kind of training it requires ad the time it takes.  If you neglect this dog, you will raise an aggressive and dominant dog that you will not like at all.  However, investing time and resources in this dog is essential, and the results are worth it.

Rottweilers make excellent guard dogs that protect you and your loved ones.  They are generally protective dogs, but when properly trained, they can interact better with people.

Socializing it early enough helps it differentiate between a passive stranger and any potential threats and take the right actions.  This dog could be stubborn, but you are in for a ride when you master it and become the Alpha!

All the best in your Rottweiler journey!

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