As earlier mentioned, German Shepherds and Rottweilers have pretty similar personalities that the Shottie mix will take after. These are, for the most part, positive traits that make the German Shepherd Rottweiler Mix easy to train while also making them easy and fun to live with. Let’s take a look at some of these features.
According to Stanely Cohen’s “The Intelligence of Dogs”, both German Shepherds and Rottweilers are ranked among the top 10 brightest dog breeds. This is an amazing trait that the mix between these two breeds inherits.
In addition to their intelligence, their obedient nature makes German Shepherd Rottweiler Mixes very easy to train for many different purposes.
German Shepherd Rottweiler mixes have a reputation for being giant lap dogs. They love attention and spending time with their favorite humans and will not hesitate to grab a snuggle every once in a while.
Suspicious of strangers
Both Rottweilers and German Shepherds have long histories of use as guard dogs. The German Rottie mix inherits this inclination which includes a very alert nature and an innate mistrust of strangers.
Unless you are planning on raising and training the mixed pooch as a guard dog, it is best to start socialization from an early age.
Energetic and active
German Shepherd Rottweiler dogs are very active. They may adapt to apartment settings, but they need at least 1 to 2 hours of outdoor time to run around and work out all their physical and mental energy.
Dominant and confident
This is a potentially problematic trait that often results in displays of aggression especially towards other pets. Obedience training and socialization are two ways to exercise control over German Shepherd Rottweiler Mixes by establishing dominance and teaching the pooch to get along with others.