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American Bulldog / Rottweiler Mix

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Other name(s): American Bullweiler

The basics:
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes.

The first generation American Bullweiler  is a cross between a pure American Bulldog and a pure  Rottweiler, although subsequent generations may have different proportions of the two breeds in the mix. This so-called designer mix is intended to create a loyal family protector that puts family first. Be aware that some of these animals can really jump. Know how to properly socialize and manage a muscular protector breed.

Appearance / health:
While all mixed-breed dogs can vary in appearance, the American Bullweiler can be especially diverse. Some owners only found out what their mix was after getting a DNA test. You can expect a muscular, usually stocky animal but otherwise there's a decent amount of variance in this mix.

Behavior / temperament:
While it's impossible to predict the exact personality of a mixed-breed dog, when you combine two animals with good protector qualities, you need to socialize the animal early to make sure it knows how to react to potential problems. A well-trained American Bullweiler can be a loyal, family-first companion who is lovable to its own humans and alerts you to the appearance of intruders. A less well-trained specimen could be knocking over the neighbors and creating problems.