Golden Rottie Retriever

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Golden Rottie Retriever History

The Golden Rotties are the result of breeding Rottweilers with Golden Retrievers. The Rottweiler is a medium to large-sized, powerful, adult-breed working dog, used for guarding, police work, and tracking. The Rottweiler can trace its origins back to the ancient Romans and has been a popular companion and working animal in Europe for many years. The Rottweiler is also a national symbol of Germany, where it is referred to as the “Rottweiler”. The name is pronounced “ ROH-twil-er”, with the final “t” sounding much like the “d” in “dog”. The Golden Retriever is a breed of gundog that originated in the United Kingdom. It is descended from the Tweed Water Spaniel, which is native to Scotland. The Golden Retriever is friendly, loyal, intelligent, and easy to train. It is also eager to please, which makes it a popular show and obedience competition dog. The development of the golden retriever is credited to Lord Tweedmouth, who began the crossbreeding of retriever strains in the late nineteenth century. His goal was to create a “gundog with good retrieving skills and a keen sense of smell”. In the first two generations, the offspring were not as good at retrieving as birds, so Lady Tweedmouth crossed them with rough-coated herding dogs. By the beginning of the twentieth century the “Golden” prefix had been added to the name.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Golden Rottie Retriever Physical Characteristics

The Golden Rottie Retriever (GRR) is a cross between the Rottweiler and the Golden Retriever. They typically have a muscular build and are between 23 and 27 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh between 70 and 100 pounds. They have a thick, double coat of various shades of red, gold, mahogany, and fawn. They have a rectangular head, a medium muzzle, and a thick neck. They have large, triangular-shaped ears that stand up and out. They have dark, almond-shaped eyes. They are intelligent, alert, and confident.

Eye Colors

Brown, Amber

Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Brindle, Brown, Black, Red

Height Range

Male Height Range: 24 – 28 inches

Female Height Range: 24 – 28 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 60 – 90 lbs

Female Weight Range: 60 – 90 lbs

Golden Rottie Retriever Health

Description of breed health.


10-12 yrs

Golden Rottie Retriever Health Concerns

Elbow Dysplasia, Retinal Dysplasia, Hip Dysplasia, Subaortic Stenosis, Entropion, Deafness, Demodicosis, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Cataracts, Eye Abnormalities, Diabetes, Familial Nephropathy, Von Willebrand’s Disease, Hypothyroidism, Portosystemic Shunt, Histiocytosis, Corneal Dystrophy, Pancreatitis, Cervical Vertebral Instability, Hyperadrenocorticism, Neuroaxonal Dystrophy, Atopy Dermatitis, Idiopathic Epilepsy

Golden Rottie Retriever Temperament and Behaviour

The Golden Rotties are independent, confident, and protective of their owners and property. They are brave, smart, and athletic, and are great at guarding and protecting their families and their territory. They are extremely loyal to their owners and will fight anyone who threatens them, but they are usually sweet and gentle with their family.

Golden Rottie Retriever Activity Requirements

Golden Rottweilers are a fairly new crossbreed. They are a cross between a purebred Rottweiler and a golden retriever. While the Golden Rottie is not a recognized pure bred, it is still a popular pet. The energy level of a Golden Rottie will vary based on their lineage. If they are more Rottweiler than Labrador, they will be a more high-energy dog. If they are more golden retriever, they will be a calmer, more laidback pup. A Golden Rottie will need regular exercise. They will do best in a home with a fenced yard where they can run around. They will also need regular walks, hikes, or runs.

Miles Per Day

11 miles

Activity Per Day

120 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Golden Rottie Retriever is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Golden Rottie Retriever is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Golden Rottie Retriever is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Golden Rottie Retriever is part of the Unclassified group.

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