It’s no secret that when it comes to mixed or designer breeds, you will come across some pretty quirky nicknames for your pooch. In the case of the German Shepherd Rottweiler mix, these furry hounds are otherwise known as the Shepweiler, Rottweiler Shepherd, Shottie, or even the Rottie Shepherd.
It’s possible that this designer breed existed naturally for years. But breeders began mixing German Shepherd and Rottweiler dogs intentionally around the late 1900s in the Northern USA.
They are medium to large dogs and are definitely known for their strength. Rottweiler’s reach heights of about 22-23 inches (56-69 cm) and weigh in around 77-132 pounds (35-60 kg).
Certainly much leaner than the Rottweiler, the German Shepherd weighs an average of 48-97 pounds (22-44 kg) and is around 21-25 inches (55-65 cm) in length. These dogs lack nothing when it comes to devotion and service.
These dogs are highly intelligent, eager to please, and highly trainable which means that their aggression can not only be managed but also be targeted.
You can expect the cross between the German Shepherd and Rottweiler parents to be on the larger side and weigh between 75 and 115 pounds. They will usually reach heights between 22 and 28 inches at the shoulder.