American Bullweiler Dog Breed


The American Bullweiler is a hybrid dog which is bred by crossing an American Bulldog with a Rottweiler. As a hybrid this dog will inherit the physical and behavioral traits of both the American Bulldog and Rottweiler breeds. Not all will inherit the same characteristics (even if from the same litter). It is recommended to familiarize yourself with both the Rottweiler and the American Bulldog if you are planning on adopting an American Bullweiler as the breed can have more characteristics of one parent breed than the other.

This is a strong, large sized breed known for its intelligence, and its lively and loving nature. These dogs are easy to train and very willing to please their owner. American Bullweilers do not shed very much and should not require very much grooming at all. These dogs make for excellent guard dogs as well as companions. They are good with children and families with pets as long as they are properly trained and socialized.

American Bullweiler Breed Details

Breed Specs
Hybrid9-13 yrs.20-28 in.60-120 lbs
  • Friendliness
  • Overall
  • Family Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Stranger Friendly
  • Maintenance
  • Easy to Groom
  • Energy Level
  • Exercise Needs
  • General Health
  • Shedding Amount
  • Behavior
  • Barks / Howls
  • Easy to Train
  • Guard Dog
  • Playfulness
  • Watch Dog
  • Ownership
  • Apartment Friendly
  • Can Be Alone
  • Good for Busy Owners
  • Good for Novice Owners
  • Intelligence
* The more green the stronger the trait.

Below are the details and specs for the American Bullweiler breed:

American Bullweiler Breed Description

The American Bullweiler is a large sized dog breed. You can expect a male adult to weigh between 70-120 lbs. and a female to weigh between 60 - 90 lbs. These dogs will reach a height of 20-28 inches.

They are known for being confident, calm, and intrepid dogs. The American Bullweiler is good with kids and gets along with other animals provided proper socialization has taken place. These dogs are intelligent and quick learners, making them easy to train.

You can expect these dogs to require a low level of maintenance. Their short coat usually does not shed much if at all and should require little brushing. This breed is active indoors but should still be exercised daily.

American Bullweiler Breed History

The American Bullweiler is a fairly new dog breed and because of this the breed does not have a very detailed history. It is likely that it was first intentionally bred in the past few decades as the popularity of designer hybrid dogs increased.

American Bullweiler Appearance

As a crossbreed, the these dogs will inherit physical traits from both parent breeds. Not all will inherit the same traits which means some American Bullweilers may have more Rottweiler characteristics, others may have more American Bulldog characteristics, and some may show a mix of both parent breeds.

The American Bullweiler has a stout and sturdy build with a muscular body. It has a short, smooth coat, not unlike the American Bulldog. These dogs have big, rounded heads with prominent muzzles. There is often some loose, wrinkly skin on the face and neck. Their eyes are dark and their ears are floppy, falling to the side.

American Bullweiler Coloring

The most common coat colors for this breed are black, brown, golden, and red. There are often white markings on the chest, neck, and feet.

American Bullweiler Size

American Bullweilers are large, stocky dogs. An adult male will weigh between 70-120 lbs; females will weigh between 60-90 lbs. These dogs will reach a height between 20 and 28 inches from ground to shoulder. The size of this breed makes them excellent guard dogs.

Average Adult Height

20-28 in
*Height is measured in inches from the front paws to the top of the shoulder while the dog is standing on all four legs.

Average Adult Weight

60-120 lbs

American Bullweiler Temperament

The temperament of this breed is dependent on the behavioral traits inherited from its parents. Some American Bullweilers will inherit traits from the American Bulldog, others the Rottweiler, and some will have a mix of behaviors inherited from both parent breeds.

American Bullweilers are known to be very bright, loyal, and fearless dogs. They are happy to please their owners and therefore can be trained fairly easily. One role they excel at is the guard dog. No living being capable of thought will intrude on your home when an American Bullweiler is present. Despite their size and capacity as guard dogs, these are known to be friendly and affectionate family dogs. They will form a strong bond with their owners and treat them with great warmth and respect.

American Bullweiler and Children

American Bullweilers are known to be good with children, though socialization at a young age is still recommended. Due to their size they should not be left unattended with small children who may be knocked over.

American Bullweiler and Other Pets

Members of this breed are good natured with other pets, especially if they have been socialized from a young age. Often these dogs will bond with other family dogs and pets and look after them as well.

American Bullweiler and Strangers

American Bullweilers may display protective behavior if a stranger approaches their territory, as they are bred from guard dog breeds. However, if trained properly, they should not show undue aggression towards strangers, and will treat them kindly if their owner approves.

American Bullweiler Photos

Below are pictures of the American Bullweiler dog breed.

American Bullweiler
Brindle American Bullweiler (American Bulldog Rottweiler Mix)

American Bullweiler Maintenance

You can expect this pet to be a low to medium maintenance dog breed. Their coat will need a small amount of brushing, and they should be exercised a moderate amount each day.

Grooming Requirements

These dogs do not shed much and their short coat should only require brushing about once a week. Their nails may need to be trimmed on occasion.

Exercise Requirements

The American Bullweiler is a fairly energetic breed. It is active indoors, but a daily walk of 30 minutes to an hour is recommended.

Living Requirements

These dogs can adapt to a wide variety of environments. They can call somewhere home whether it's an apartment or a large house. If these dogs are kept in an apartment it is imperative that they be exercised outside each day.

Temperature Range

American Bullweilers can tolerate a wide range of temperatures making them suitable for most climates, though it should not live outside anywhere that is unusually warm.

American Bullweiler Health

As a hybrid dog breed, these dogs will have more genetic diversity than most purebred breeds which helps with the breed's health and hardiness. An American Bullweiler with a healthy diet and a proper amount of exercise will live between 10 and 15 years, which is exceptional for a dog of its size. However, the American Bullweiler can suffer from health issues common in both the American Bulldog and the Rottweiler such as hip dysplasia and stomach torsion so it's recommended to familiarize yourself with the major health issues of both breeds.

Below are common health issues associated with the breed:

  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Hip Dysplasia

American Bullweiler Breed Recognition

The following dog breed registries and organizations recognize the American Bullweiler as a dog breed:

  • Dog Registry of America Inc.