rottweiler get along other dogs

These 4 dog breeds will get along with a rottweiler. Rottweilers are pretty famous dogs, of course not as Golden retrievers, but rottweilers have come to prove themselves over the years to be amazing confident dogs. How well do Rottweilers get along with other dog breeds? Well, stick around because that’s the big question that we want to respond to in this article.

Rottweilers were mainly used for guardians, protection by cattle drovers. They are strong but also needly, they require attention from their owners.

They are bred to work with a lifespan of around 8-10 years. Probably you already knew that and now you’re wondering if getting a rottweiler is a good or bad idea based on the current dogs that you have at home.

Or if you have a Rottweiler at home and want to get him/her company and you’re unsure what dog breed gets along with Rottweilers, don’t worry we got you.

In this article we are going to answer the question, What dog breeds get along with Rottweilers.

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Let’s dive in.

rottweiler get along other dogs

Personality Difference

Before we dive into the list of breeds that get along with Rottweiler we need to understand the Rottweiler personality.

Male and Female Rottweilers tend to be a bit different in personality traits, female Rottweilers are easy and get along pretty easy.

The male Rottweilers, on the other hand, are a bit aggressive and dominant, if not well socialized they naturally don’t get along with other dog breeds.

Can a Rottweiler live with another dog?

Yes, if Rottweilers are well socialized they tend to adjust pretty well to other dogs. I think what matters most is “you as the owner” should be able to take charge of the two dogs. No matter the dog breed, you should be the alpha in the house.

In our research, we manage to find dog owners who have Rottweilers and other dogs in the same environment, it is possible.

What dogs get along with Rottweilers?

Remember the dog breed doesn’t matter a lot when it comes to getting them to co-exist. What matters most is your ability to train and take care of the two breeds you decide to go with. Some dogs on this list are not good dogs for first-time owners.

We have indicated on the final note for each dog breed to guide you as you look to get into your journey.

1. Do Doberman Get Along With a Rottweiler

Can Rottweilers and Dobermans can a rottweiler and a pitbull get along together? Yes, they can, however, it’s not advisable for new dog owners. Rottweilers and Doberman have different needs, they are strong fearless alpha dogs. If not well managed they can be destructive.

Let’s look at the five major similarities and differences between a Doberman and Rottweiler.

LifespanLifespan 10-13 YearsLifespan 8-10 Years
PersonalityEnergetic, Intelligent,Fearless & ObedientCalm,Devoted,Fearless & Obedient
SheddingShed low to moderate [ Year-Round ]Shed heavily in [ Spring & Fall]
SizeTaller [athletic and slender ]Heavier [ bulkier ]
TrainingEasy to trainNot as easy and faster
Regard to allergy sufferersNot hypoallergenicNot hypoallergenic

If it’s your first time into dog breeding then getting a Rottweiler and a Doberman is not the safest thing to do.

One thing you should also note when trying to get the Rottweiler and Doberman to live together…

When a Doberman and Rottweiler mix they produce a  Rotterman. A Rotterman is a powerful, big, strong intelligent dog, it’s very handful and makes it hard for new inexperienced owners to take care of.


If you still want to go through with the idea of getting a Doberman and Rottweiler to live together, then you should consider these five things

  1. Consider having them when they are young [ Preferable 11 weeks or younger ]
  2. If your getting a male and female, consider neutering [ however even with neutering the dogs can be handful]
  3. Talk to someone who is experienced to give you some ground rules [ if possible consider visit them and see how they handle them]
  4. Be willing to put the work on training and taking care of the two dogs.
  5. Consider having enough space and regular exercise to get them active or else they will use their energy in destructive manners.

2. Do Golden Retrievers Get Along With a Rottweiler

Do Rottweilers and Golden Retrievers get along? Yes, Rottweilers and Golden Retrievers tend to mix and get along very well and also produce amazing Golden Rottie Retrievers. For new dog owners, this is a much safer combination.

BreedGolden RetrieversRottweilers
Lifespan10 – 12 Years8-10 Years
PersonalityIntelligent, Kind, Trustworthy, Friendly,Calm,Devoted,Fearless & Obedient
Sheddingshed to a great degree, [spring and fall]Shed heavily in [ Spring & Fall]
SizelighterHeavier [ bulkier ]
TrainingEasy to trainNot as easy and faster
Regard to allergy sufferersNot hypoallergenicNot hypoallergenic

Things to note: Different dogs have different experiences and have been raised in different environments. Even with our recommendations here, we highly suggest you take time to introduce you Rottweiler and Golden Retriever slowly.

Understand your dog first before you get them a partner or companion. Things you can consider evaluating is,

  • Do you have time to take care of these two dogs?
  • Is your environment safe and big enough to engage these two dogs?
  • Do you have enough resources for vets and food for two dogs?

3. Do Huskies Get Along With a Rottweiler

Do Rottweilers and Huskies get along? These two breeds are not advisable for new inexperienced owners. They are both high energy and requires a lot of experience to train them to co-exist in the same environment. With that said, I believe it’s possible for a Husky and Rottweiler to get along.

Lifespan12 – 15 years8-10 Years
PersonalityIntelligent, Gentle, Outgoing, Alert, FriendlyCalm,Devoted,Fearless & Obedient
Sheddingshed twice a year, [Change of season]Shed heavily in [ Spring & Fall]
Size/ M44–60 lbs (20–27 kg)110–130 lbs (50–60 kg)
TrainingNot easy to trainNot as easy and faster
Regard to allergy sufferersNot hypoallergenicNot hypoallergenic

I will, however, advise you to try getting a male and female, having two males might be hard to work with. The Rottweiler and Husky also mix so well to produce amazing Rottsky. If your plan is to crossbreed them, then go ahead.

Note: Husky’s are known for their digging and jumping fences behaviors. Make sure you exercise them more often.

4. Pitbull

Can a Rottweiler and a Pitbull get along? To attempt to answer this question correctly we must first agree on two things, personality and training. Yes, Rottweilers and Pitbull can get along pretty well however this is dependent on how well they are socialized, trained, and the personality of the dog in question.

We recommend starting this relationship when the dogs are young. Puppies easily get along well. Then be intentional in training them from their tender age and I believe you will have a better success rate than trying to bring them together in their prime age. 


According to a survey done on Rottweilers, over 50% of owners have had a 90% success rate with their Rottweiler and Pitbull when they got them as puppies. Another 38% say that things didn’t work well for them due to lack of training and time to help the puppy socialize. 12% still don’t agree that Rotweiler and Pitpul can live together in a safe space.

If you ask me Rottweilers and Pitbull can get along well. What am worried about is the time and effort required to train and socialize the two amazing energetic breeds.

I would not suggest Rottweiler and Pitbull to a new dog owner, taking care of these two dogs requires a lot of training and experience. 

Final Thoughts

In summary, getting your dogs to get along is a matter of observation and training. First, before you get a second dog, observe the personality of the one you have. The compatibility will depend on the ability to notice behaviors, train to socialize, and understand the needs of the dog you have. It will be very selfish to bring home another dog while you still struggling to take care of the one you have at home.

The second thing you need to understand is that the size, gender, and level of socialization in a second dog will matter a lot in connecting with your current dog. We suggest getting them in their younger stages as puppies and train them together.

We are going to add more to this list so stay connected. 


By Retriever Pets

I'm a dog expert and nutritionist. I help people choose the best food for their dogs and make sure they're getting the nutrients they need. I also offer advice on obedience training, exercise, and everything else dog-related. Follow me for tips on keeping your furry friend happy and healthy!