A mixed breed dog developed from a Pitbull and a Rottweiler is referred to as a Pitweiler in most designer doggy circles.
This is quite a controversial breed given the problematic personalities associated with both parent breeds including aggression and a predisposition towards violent behavior.
This is why Pitbull Rottweiler mixes are usually considered either illegal or strongly regulated in most parts of the country.
If you do manage to get your hands on one, one of the most important things you know is what the Rottweiler and Pitbull mix will look like. Both these dogs have pretty similar aesthetic features which makes it a bit easy to predict what the resulting mix will look like. Here is what you can expect.
Size and build
Pitweilers can weigh anywhere between 40 to 100 lbs and measure 17 to 25 inches in height. They are smaller than the Rottweiler but larger than Pitbulls.
When it comes to the build, they tend to be muscular and proportional and may have the broad, boxy chest aesthetic that Pitbulls are known for.
Head and skull
If the Pitweiler takes after the Pitbull’s features, they will have a large head with wide set ears and eyes. The ears are also half erect and folded sideways.
If, on the other hand, the mixed dog takes after the Rottweiler, the head will be a bit narrower and more proportional to the body with the ears appearing fully floppy from the base.
Pitweilers more often than not have short, smooth coats which is the same for both the Rottweiler and Pitbulls. However, when it comes to colors the options are a lot more.
Black and tan from the Rottweiler side is the most common color in which case you can expect the classic tan facial markings of Rotties with the two tan dogs over the eyes. The Pitweiler may also get a red, brown, or fawn coat or genetic color variations like merle and brindle patterns.