Rotterman – Doberman Rottweiler Mix

This mixed breed is commonly known by the name ‘Rotterman’.

Life expectancy

9 to 12 years.

Doberman Rottweiler mix

A cross between purebred Rottweiler and Doberman pinscher.

Diet of Rotterman

  • For nourishment of body, and for supply of proper energy, a canine appropriate diet is required by Rotterman dogs.
  • To fed this breed choose a better brand that must be using highest quality ingredients only.
  • Also you must consult to your veterinarian on questions like how much and what you should serve your pet.
  • But as in general you can feed your pet 3 to 4 cups of dry food in a split meal of two times.
  • But if you want your pet to get a high quality canned food then please reduce the amount of dry food, so that you can avoid overeating of your dog and gaining unwanted weight as well.


  • A firm but positive training is required for your Rotterman to exhibit independent nature that can make him dominant in nature.
  • If the owner is already experienced with pets then that will be easier for him else he has to ask for a favour from professional trainers.
  • Since Rotterman is a very active and guard dog, so he can be trained for work or military purposes as well.
  • For that too you have to be very careful as they are dominant by nature so you will have to establish a proper relation with him and be a good leader.


A weight of 70 to 130 pounds is supposed to be in a large sized or giant Rotterman dog.


  • These dogs are powerful and have large body, still they are not aggressive and are considered as smart one.
  • They prefer to be the center of attention in any house program, and even they like to play and cuddle at those moments.
  • A very gentle breed is this.
  • But it comes to protect themselves and their family (owner), they can become very harsh.
  • The way of assessing a new situation or a stranger is very calm of these dogs.
  • Overall, we can say that Rotterman are lovely, friendly, intelligent, loyal, calm and smart companion.
  • They get attached to their family so much that they can even chase you throughout the house just be near you.
  • As they love to be with family thus they should not be left alone at home for a longer period of time, otherwise it can affect him mentally.

Health problems

  • Mixed breeds are always less prone to disease than parent dogs.
  • But few diseases that can be found in Doberman Rottweiler mix may include-
  • Bone cancer
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Bloat
  • Heart issues
  • Von Willebrand’s  disease
  • Wobbler syndrome
  • Eye issues
  • Allergies
  • Joint dysplasia
  • Albinism
  • Color Mutant Alopecia
  • Panosteitis
  • Narcolepsy

But long term health can not be predicted at all.

Jason Morgan

Jason Morgan

I'm Jason Morgan, founder and author at I just love Dobermans - they're the best dogs in the world! I got my first Doberman, Max, when I was just a pup myself. Max was my loyal friend and protector for over ten years. Since then, I've been working hard to learn everything I can about these amazing dogs. I started DobermanWiki as a place to share all that knowledge with other Doberman enthusiasts like me. My goal is to help every Doberman owner have the best possible relationship with their dog. I'm always happy to chat with other Doberman owners, so feel free to reach out anytime!

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