Newfoundland Rottweiler Mix - New_Rottland

The Newfoundland Rottweiler Mix, is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Newfoundland and the Rottweiler. It is also known as a New Rottland. This can obviously be a very powerful and will be a bigger than average dog. Is it more like the Newfoundland or the Rottweiler? Those are the questions we will try and answer below. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Newfoundland Rottweiler Mix.

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Newfoundland Rottweiler Mix - New_Rottland History

All hybrid or designer dogs are tough to get a good read on as there isn’t much history to them. Breeding specific dogs like this has become common in the last twenty years or so even though I am sure that this mixed breed found it’s share of dogs to the shelter due to accidental breeding. We will take a closer look at the history of both parent breeds below.  If you are looking at breeders for new, designer dogs please beware of Puppy Mills. These are places that mass produce puppies, specifically for profit and don’t care at all about the dogs. If you have a few minutes, please sign our petition to stop puppy mills.

Rottweiler History:

It is believed that the Rottweiler has evolved from and was bred from Roman cattle dogs. These cattle dogs had accompanied the herds through Germany following in the wake of the Roman armies right after the time of Christ. The Legion of the Roman Empire set up camp on the bank of the river Neckar in the Wurtemberg area of Germany. This little region grew into a little town with small villas that had roofs made of red tiles and the area became known as ‘das Rote Wil.’  The red roof tiles gave it the first half of its name ‘rot, while the second half came from the name for villa. These combined make the name ‘Rottweil’ and we now call the breed by that name.

This is an old, diverse dog, it has been used as a hunting, herding and protection dog. They needed to guard the herd at night and they needed to keep the cattle together and to herd them. They were also used for bear hunting and to protect the money that the people got from selling the cattle.

Newfoundland History:

The Newfoundland Dog is well renowned for its working ability. It has been referred to as the  the original "ships dog." Working aboard ships it has been used for taking ropes ashore in North Atlantic seas, retrieving lost fishing gear and rescuing humans. It is strong and powerful and excels at swimming. This power and swimming ability give it the ability to pull in heavy nets in cold, rough water. It has a thick double layered coat that make it ideally suited for the work it does. It has also been used as a pack animal, sled dog, and carting dog. It has a very gentle nature and mild guarding instinct that have endeared it to people throughout history.

There a lot of urban legends with the breed as we know it today. It originated from dogs brought from the island of Newfoundland to England in the early 1800's. As it stands, the first written record of the Newfoundland Dog occurs in 1775 when George Cartwright, an entrepreneur and sportsman, applied the name of the breeds native island to his own dog. In 1780, in order to promote sheep raising, the then Commodore-Governor of Newfoundland, Richard Edwards, limited the legal ownership of Newfoundland Dogs to one per household. This decree failed to help sheep raising but did drive the native Newfoundland dog to the edge of extinction. During this time many dogs were exported or destroyed and it was only due to a few newfoundlander's breaking the law for their love of the breed, that the breed survived on the island.

Even Lewis and Clark relied on a sturdy Newfoundland dog to accompany them on their westward trek through the Americas.

"Summer 1803, Lewis oversees construction of big keelboat in Pittsburgh, then takes it down Ohio River, picking up Clark and some recruits along the way. With Lewis is a Newfoundland dog, Seaman, he has purchased for 20 dollars."

Newfoundland Rottweiler Mix - New_Rottland Size and Weight


Height: 26-28 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 120-175 lb.

Lifespan: 8-10 years


Height: 22 - 27 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 77 - 130 lb.

Lifespan: 8 - 10 years

Newfoundland Rottweiler Mix - New_Rottland Personality

Like all hybrids, you have to look to the parents to get a good read on how they will likely behave. Both of these parent dogs are known to be rather aggressive and not so friendly at times. This dog will more than likely make a good watchdog. Early socialization and positive reinforcement are vital for all dogs and this will help this be a safer dog to be around. The Newfoundland is known as a gentle giant that is sometimes calm and dignified, and is more laid back than the Rottweiler. They do have mild protective instincts. The Rottie is known for being stoic and loyal.He is intelligent so training should be moderately easy. Although he might be a little stubborn. Don’t plan on leaving him alone for long periods as he won’t do well alone. He wants to be with the “pack.”

Newfoundland Rottweiler Mix - New_Rottland Health

All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.

The Dalmatian mixed with the Poodle might be prone to allergies, hip dysplasia, eye problems, among others.

Note that these are just common problems in both breeds.

Newfoundland Rottweiler Mix - New_Rottland Care

What are the grooming requirements?

This dog is more than likely going to shed rather aggressively. The Newfoundland sheds a ton. Get ready to invest in a good vacuum if you want to keep your floors clean! Give them baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out their skin.

What are the exercise requirements?

Plan on taking them for extremely long walks and hikes to keep their energy level down. This mix will more than likely have a moderate energy level. They are both large dogs, but not necessarily the highest energy dogs. This exercise will keep them from being destructive. A tired dog is a good dog.

What are the training requirements?

This is an intelligent dog that will be a little bit challenging to train. They are going to want to take the alpha position and need someone with a firm, strong, hand that can let them know their place. The best thing you can do is break the sessions into shorter daily sessions to keep their attention span higher. It might have a prey drive and be disposed to running for and chasing small prey, but if handled properly this can be managed. All dogs respond best to positive reinforcement. So make sure to praise her when she does well. She is an intelligent dog who loves to please, and loves a physical challenge. The more exercise she gets the easier she will be to train. Proper socialization is imperative to all dogs and puppies. Make sure to take her to the park and doggy day care to get her around as many people and dogs as possible.

Newfoundland Rottweiler Mix - New_Rottland Feeding

A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible.

Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.

I good diet to look into is a Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.

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