The Staffy X Rottweiler brings together two purebred dogs who are high energy, loving and loyal.
Even though the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Rottweiler were both used as fighting dogs in the past, these two breeds, and their mix, are incredibly loving. They’re perfect if you’re looking for a loyal dog to form a close bond with.
Staffweilers are a fairly new crossbreed, so there isn’t a lot known about them, but they’re a playful breed who make great guard dogs; they will always protect their family.
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What Is a Staffy X Rottweiler?
A Staffy X Rottweiler is a hybrid dog created by mixing the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and a Rottweiler.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier was originally bred to be a fighting dog. Rottweilers are a German breed used as war dogs and later used to herd cattle. Both dogs have a lot of energy, love to play and are loving, loyal and protective family dogs.
|Height||19 – 24 inches|
|Weight||60 – 120 lbs|
|Lifespan||11 – 14 years|
What Is a Staffy Rottweiler Cross Called?
This hybrid dog breed has a few names:
- Staffy X Rottweiler
- Staffy Bullweiler
- Staffy Rottweiler Cross
- Rottie Staffy
Staffy Rottweiler Characteristics
Staffy Rottweilers will be of a darker colour, mostly black, brown and brindle, with straight, medium-length fur.
With the Staffy Rottweiler, both parent breeds are moderate shedders, so expect your puppy to be the same. Daily brushing during shedding season can help prevent your dog from getting too hot and it removes dead hairs, keeping them comfortable and happy.
This hybrid can get white marks on its chest and face and can also show the same markings as its Rottweiler parent; marks around the muzzle, chest, legs, cheeks and above the eyes.
Staffy Bullweilers are usually known to be medium to large dogs but will grow to be on the larger side a lot of the time. They’re also very muscular dogs with wide shoulders, so they don’t do well in small and enclosed spaces.
This makes them best suited to living in a home with a garden where they can play and let out their high amount of energy.
Staffy Rottweiler Temperament
Staffy Bullweilers are very loyal dogs and with the right training early on, they will form a very strong bond with their owners.
This crossbreed can become aggressive and destructive if they’re not trained properly, so if you’re thinking of getting a Bullweiler, know that you’ll need to dedicate time to this. Bullweilers aren’t generally recommended for first-time owners.
Another thing to know is that they are full of energy and need rigorous exercise in order to tire them out. That means you need to walk and play with your Staffy Rottweiler for at least an hour a day; if you’re an active person then this breed would be perfect for you.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers and Rottweilers both have a bad reputation and have been known for being aggressive dogs, but it all comes down to training. The Staffy Rottweiler crossbreed is amazing with children and other dogs and can even get on well with cats if introduced from a young age.
Whoever is in your household, from humans to animals, your Staffweiler will become very protective of them; that’s just how they are.
As long as you socialise your Staffweiler pup early on, you’ll have a loving, caring and protective dog for your family.