Wolf Rottweiler Mix

The Wolf Rottweiler Mix, is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Wolf and the Rottweiler.  First, owning something of this magnitude should be taken seriously by someone who realizes it is not just for the “cool” factor. Wolves are traditionally wild animals and dogs have been domesticated from the wolf for thousands of years. Creating a smaller (typically), more docile animal meant to live and interact with people. The vast majority of the time they have been selectively bred to work and help people. If you are not an experienced dog owner you should probably pass on this mixed-breed. What does this mixed breed look and act like? Is it more like the Wolf 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 Wolf Rottweiler Mix.

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Here are some pictures of the Wolf Rottweiler Mix

Wolf Rottweiler Mix 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.

Wolf History:

Wolves are the building blocks of all domestic dogs. That is easy to see in a breed such as the Husky, the Malamute, or the Akita. But the Chihuahua? Pretty crazy to think that the Chihuahua somehow descended from a wolf, but it is true. In 2010, experts announced that they had found the remains of many wolf-dogs that had been kept by the warrior class of the Teotihuacan civilization in Mexico's central valley about two thousand years ago, and that, in light of this evidence, certain animals commonly depicted in the art of that culture, which had been thought to be strange dogs or coyotes, were likely instead wolf-dogs. Tales like this are prevalent throughout the world. Both in Europe and Asia too there is evidence of people domesticating wolves bringing rise to all of the domestic dogs we have today. Wolves and people quickly started to learn that they could help each other in both hunting for food and protection. This started the great relationship between man and dog today.

As with many things, reality is not so simple. Wolfdogs are perhaps the most misunderstood — and, many would argue, mismanaged — animals in America. Advocates say they can be wonderful pets, while opponents argue that they’re unpredictable, untrainable and inherently dangerous. They’re permitted in some places, forbidden in others and are showing up on breedban lists, along with Pits and other so-called “dangerous breeds.”

Wolf Rottweiler Mix Size and Weight

Grey Wolf

Height: 26 - 34 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 60 - 180 lb.

Lifespan: 12 - 14 years


Height: 22 - 27 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 77 - 130 lb.

Lifespan: 8 - 10 years

Wolf Rottweiler Mix Personality

Wolf-dog hybrids are a mixture of genetic traits, which results in less predictable behavior patterns. A wolf’s behavior is typically more socially shy and timid toward humans than that of a dog. The adult behavior of hybrid pups also cannot be predicted with comparable certainty to dog pups. The behavior of a single individual wolf hybrid may be predictable, the behavior of the type as a whole is not. The majority of high wolf-content hybrids are very curious and are generally no more destructive than any other curious or active dogs. The view that aggressive characteristics are inherently a part of wolfdog temperament has been contested in recent years by wolfdog breeders and other advocates of wolfdogs as pets. Proponents of wolfdogs as pets say that the higher wolf-content animals are naturally timid and fearful of humans, but that with proper human association, training, and responsible ownership nearly all wolfdogs can become good companions. These Rottie wolf hybrids are going to need a lot of exercise. Both of these animals have very high energy levels and you will get much better behavior out of them if they are properly exercised.  

Wolf Rottweiler Mix 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.

Note that these are just common problems in both breeds.

Wolf Rottweiler Mix Care

What are the grooming requirements?

This will probably be a very heavy shedding animal. The Rottie isn’t going to shed that much, but due to the nature of where wolves live, they are going to shed quite a bit. Get ready to invest in a good vacuum and keep your floors really 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 high energy level. This exercise will keep them from being destructive. A tired dog is a good dog. A tired dog is a good dog though. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him.

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.

Wolf Rottweiler Mix 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   Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.

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