- Other names:
- American Pitweiler
- Rottie Pit
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The Pitweiler is a somewhat large-sized dog produced from crossing a Pitbull (preferably American but English as well) with a Rottweiler. They will get traits from both parent breeds, but even in a single litter, each pup may get different traits in different ways than the other pups. Regardless, they are sure to be headstrong, dominant, highly energetic, attentive and in need of lots of daily exercise and attention. If you are not a professional dog trainer, it's best to not only learn about both parent breeds but to seek professional help when training and socializing your Pitweiler puppy.
These are not apartment dogs, and the bigger the house and larger the (well-secure) yard, the better. Smaller animals, other dogs and very small and/ or young children may pose a problem. You need to be dominant or your Pitweiler may well take over the household and present behavioral problems. If you are not prepared for a decade or more of daily responsibility with exercise and attention, the Pitweiler is probably not for you. Although they are highly loyal, very protective and rather playful, they must be socialized and trained very early as well as constantly and with professional patience.