By Macy Gen Veterinary AssistantMacy Gen Last updated: 18th October 2022



Macy Gen Veterinary Assistant Macy Gen
Last updated: 18th October 2022

The Rottle is a designer dog produced by crossing the Rottweiler and the Poodle (Miniature or Standard). These dogs having a medium stature are well-built and sturdy with a slightly rounded head, floppy ears, dark, oval-shaped eyes, a black nose and a flat muzzle. This gentle and cheerful breed, popular for its diverse talents, is known to take part in a several activities including guarding, agility and obedience.

Rottle Pictures

Quick Information

Other NamesRotti-Poo
CoatSingle or Double layered, Dense, Curly, Hard, Thick, Soft
ColorBlack, white, brown, silver or particolored (two or more solid colors combined)
Breed TypeCrossbred
Group (of Breed)Designer
Lifespan9 to 15 years
Weight75 to 100 pounds
Height10 to 27 inches
TemperamentAffectionate, Intelligent, Gentle, Loyal, Protective, Cheerful
Good with ChildrenYes
SheddingMinimal (Mostly seasonal)
Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information DRA (Dog Registry of America, Inc.), ACHC ( American Canine Hybrid Club)
Originated inGermany

Rottle Puppies Video


Though not much is known about the history behind creating this breed, both its parents have gained immense popularity in their own way. While the Rottweiler is said to have its roots from the Roman mastiffs, used as guard dogs during both the World Wars, the Poodle is popular for its hunting and guarding skills. Rottle may have probably been designed with the intention of creating a guard or working dog having the combined intelligence of both parents.

Temperament and Personality

The Rottle shows a great deal of loyalty and commitment towards its family members, being very protective about them. With the instincts of a working and hunting dog running in its genes, this breed demands for a great deal of outdoor activities. Its calm, playful and affectionate nature makes it a perfect companion for children as well as adults. It displays a cold and alert behavior on encountering strangers, also warning its owners by letting out a bark in the presence of the intruder.



As the Rottle is high in energy, it will need sufficient amount of outdoor activities like a long walk or games involving running. In fact, it is prone to gain weight quite easily, thus adequate physical exercise helps in keeping it physically and mentally fit.


Though it is a minimum shedder, the ones having a single coat that is thick and curly as that of a Poodle needs to be brushed regularly to prevent the shed hair from being trapped inside the curls. Bathe your pet occasionally and clean its ears and eyes from time to time to prevent any infection.

Health Problems

The Rottweiler-Poodle mix is a healthy breed with no known genetic issues, but there are chances of it to inherit some of the ailments suffered by their parents like hip dysplasia, cancer, hypothyroidism, patellar luxation and gastric dilation volvulus.


Owing to its high level of intelligence, these dogs are a trainer’s delight. The Rottle puppies are to be imparted socialization and obedience training to help them develop a pleasing personality. As they are adept at picking up commands quickly, the owner should channelize this trait of theirs in a positive way especially while training them for housebreaking or anything else.


They may be given four to five cups of dry dog food on a daily basis along with other nutritious meals. However as they have a tendency of gaining weight fast, overfeeding may make them obese, exposing them to a lot of health hazards.

23 responses to “Rottle”

  1. Bea Nunn says:

    Looking for rottle in northern ky.

  2. Alberto Moreno says:

    Looking for a rottle in the states.. Close to Ohio

  3. David says:

    Im looking forward to a Dog, my daughter wants one, and ive been looking around. Im in FLORIDA and it gets too Hot for some dogs to deal with.
    I wish i had a Dog from my childhood, it was Brownish Blond and White, maybe 20-35 lbs.. i guess its a Mutt but it was well trained, would protect. I am looking for some slight traits and this Rottle is trainable but slightly bigger than i was thinking but may work. Maybe I’ll get to see one in person.

  4. Polly waite says:

    Hi. I have 3 available. 1 boy that’s sable with phantom markings, his coat is looking like it’ll be long but smooth. 1 boy is black, quite a curly coat, chunky/rottie body and his phantom markings are starting to come through slowly. And 1 girl, black with a shaggy coat, somewhere inbetween curly and straight…her phantom markings are coming through too, she’s also really smart. They’ll be chipped, vaccinated, wormed and vet approved/checked. They’re £1500.
    I’m based in London. I know some comments on here are from the UK and some USA so not sure where you are?

  5. Dave Walters says:

    Looking for a breeder in the Southeast Rottie-poo.We just had to put down our German Sheppard this past week. Wife can not handle the hair, but is a dog lover, like the rest of the family. Planning on our next dog and this bread looks like we need.

    • Polly Waite says:

      Hi. This may be a bit late but if you’re still looking I have 3 adorable rottie/poodle cross puppies that will be ready for their new homes at the end of May. I’m in London. Get in touch for more details if you’re interested. [email protected]

      • rob hales says:

        Hi, have you still got any poppies left…Regards Rob

      • Chris Mathias says:

        Hi Polly,
        I know this is miles too late – but I am looking for a rottie/poodle cross puppy. I have three dogs right not – a rottie, a poodle and a spanish mastiff. Happy to wait to get the right one. I am based in the SE of England. Do you know anyone who might have one in the next six or eight months?

        • Linda Lowry says:

          Any breeder in the Rocky Mountain area of the US? We had to put our American Bulldog down a few years ago and I’m ready to have a new dog and this is the perfect one I can feel it I’m looking for a black curly hair dog would be great I like the weight I like a big dog please give me an email

  6. CDINO PAPPAS says:

    Anyone of a Rottle breeder?

  7. Amy says:

    Will be having a liter soon. Should be posted on Kijiji Barrie by March !

  8. Audrey says:

    If you find a west coast breeder let me know please

  9. Steve Granahan says:

    Any West Coast Breeders for a Rottie-poo. We are looking for one for family

  10. ALECIA HANSEN says:

    Any GOOD Breaders NY, PA?????

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