Rottle Overview

Parent Breeds:
Breed Nickname:
Medium to large
12 to 27 inches
60 to 90 pounds
Life Span:
9 to 15 years
Coat Colors:
Black, cream, gray, blue, brown, white, red, and pied

Rottle Characteristics

Good for First-Time Owners
Good with Children
Easy to Train
Exercise Requirements
Ease of Grooming
Amount of Shedding
Amount of Drooling
Tendency to Bark

About The Rottle

What Is A Rottweiler Poodle Mix Called?

The mixed breed between a Rottweiler and a Poodle is called a Rottle, but they can also be known as the Rottiepoo, Rottiedoode, Rottweilerpoo, and Rottweilerdoodle.

These dogs are intelligent, playful, and eager to please. They make excellent companions and family dogs. 

Rottles can be bred with Miniature, Toy, or Standard Poodles, and this will greatly affect their size. However, no matter whether they’re medium or large, these dogs are gentle and loving.

They’re loyal to their owners and offer a good amount of protection. Want to learn more about the Rottle? Then keep reading! 

Rottle Breed History

  • Thought to have been bred in the 1980s in North America.

  • Both parent breeds have rich histories as working dogs.

  • Perhaps first bred to create a more approachable and trainable Rottweiler.

The Rottle is assumed to have been first bred in the 1980s in North America. It was around this time that designer breeding became very popular, and Poodles were one of the most popular dogs to breed with. Now these breeds are otherwise known as doodle dogs.

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While the decision behind breeding the Poodle and Rottweiler together hasn’t been documented, we can assume it was to do with creating a trainable and affectionate companion dog with a minimal shedding coat. 

Rottweilers also tend to get a bad reputation due to their boisterous appearance, so the Rottle might have been bred to create a more approachable and conforming Rottweiler.

No matter what the real reason was behind creating this breed, demand quickly soared for Rottles. Breeders had to continue to create these dogs to keep up with how many owners were requesting them! 

Rottle Personality & Temperament

  • Gentle and loving with their owners.

  • Make good watchdogs.

  • Don’t do well on their own for long periods of time.

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Most owners consider their Rottles to be intelligent and eager to please. While this is good for training, it can also make this dog more demanding. They get bored easily when left alone, which can lead to destructive behaviors such as digging and chewing.

Rottles are also known for becoming protective of their owners, so they tend to bark at unknown guests. They make good watchdogs, but they’re also lovely and gentle with their family owners. 

These dogs don’t like being left alone for too long as they can suffer from separation anxiety.

They also need plenty of mental stimulation throughout the day, so they’re not the best for busy professionals or frequent travelers. They work well in single households as well as family units.

Rottle Health

  • Might be prone to the same health issues as their parent breeds.

  • Smaller dogs might be more at risk of dental issues.

  • Life expectancy of 9 to 15 years.

The Rottle might be predisposed to some of the health issues that the Poodle and Rottweiler face through their genetics. However, as the Rottle is a mixed breed, they are less likely to suffer from as many of these health conditions. 

The most common health concerns for Rottles include Heart Issues, Joint Dysplasia, Corneal Dystrophy, Von Willebrand’s Disease, and Bloating. 

It is essential that you get your dog checked by a professional vet at least once a year. Here you’ll be able to get assurance that your Rottle is healthy, or treatment if they’re not. Frequent checkups ensure that your dog remains as healthy and pain-free as possible throughout their life. 

Rottle Training

  • Eager to please and often craves validation.

  • Positive reinforcement goes a long way in training Rottles.

  • Keep training sessions short to prevent boredom turning into stubbornness.

Many consider Rottles to be very trainable dogs, so there’s no time to waste! The earlier you begin training your dog, the better.

Rottles need to be socialized from an early age to prevent them from learning negative behaviors such as protecting. While some degree of protection is admired, untrained Rottles can take it too far. 

Offer plenty of positive reinforcement while training a Rottle. While they might act tough, these dogs actually crave the validation of their owners. Giving this to them when they do something well will go a long way in training them. 

Rottle Exercise Requirements

  • Eager to please and often craves validation.

  • Positive reinforcement goes a long way in training Rottles.

  • Keep training sessions short to prevent boredom turning into stubbornness.

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The Rottle has plenty of energy, so expect to offer them between 60 and 90 minutes of exercise before they tire out! They love plenty of different exercises, such as walking, running, swimming, and playing fetch.

Rottles have a tendency to gain weight, so you’ll need to take them on two 30-minute walks every day. Then they’ll need around 30 minutes of playtime at home, and this is where a large yard comes in handy. 

As you might have guessed, the Rottle needs an energetic owner who can spend enough time outside with them. They’re not suitable for inactive people or those who are too busy to give them enough attention. 

Rottle Diet & Feeding

  • Offer food formulated for medium dogs with lots of energy.

  • Choose food marketed for Poodles or Rottweilers.

  • Be mindful of how much you’re feeding them to prevent overeating.

Rottles should be fed a diet formulated for medium dogs with high energy.

There are many foods on the market that specifically target either Rottweilers or Poodles, and these are full of protein and healthy fats. They help aid recovery after lots of exercise, which is exactly what the Rottle needs. 

Rottles are prone to gaining weight quickly, so make sure you keep an eye on how much you are feeding them.

Never leave food out throughout the day and consider offering them a number of small meals per day instead of one large meal to help combat bloating. 

Rottle Cost

  • Costs between $500 and $1,500.

  • Always opt for a reputable breeder to prevent health issues.

  • Ongoing costs include grooming, food, training classes, toys, and more.

Rottles can cost anywhere from $500 to $1,500. Due to their parent’s reputation, some Rottles are lower priced than others.

No matter the reason, however, you should never buy a dog on the lower end of this spectrum. A price that seems too good to be true usually is, and these dogs might grow into a number of health issues due to unethical breeding practices. 

Ongoing costs for the Rottle include lots of premium food, lots of training equipment or classes, insurance and vet bills, and sturdy toys.