Corgi Rottweiler Mix: The Ultimate Guide

Published: 11/16/22 •  9 min read

The Corgi Rottweiler mix is a rare crossbreed of two animals that are completely physically different from one another – hence the rarity of the crossbreeding. Though they do produce gorgeous animals with even temperaments that are usually full of life and have a strong herding instinct.

Corgi Rottweiler Mix
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Corgi Rottweiler Mix – At A Glance

Weight:28 – 135 pounds
Height:10 – 27 inches
Lifespan:10 – 14 years
Coat Colors:Black, red, tan, fawn & sable. All can have white markings
Temperament:Playful, energetic, territorial, may have a strong herding instinct
Most Suitable For: Active families, active single individuals, (not suitable for the elderly)

What Does a Corgi Rottweiler Mix Look Like?

Corgi Rottweiler Mix
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The Corgi Rottweiler mix is a rare breed of dog that borrows a great deal of its physical appearance from both parent breeds. However, since both of the parent breeds are physically very different animals, the Corgi Rottweiler could be any combination of the physical appearances of either parent.

It could be large, small, tall or short and may have cropped ears. It will likely have a shorter snout than a traditional Rottweiler, with a smaller face – like its Corgi parent. You can expect your Corgi Rottweiler to have shorter legs than your traditional Rottie, with almond-shaped eyes.

The History of the Corgi Rottweiler Mix

Unfortunately, there is little-to-no information available as to the origin of the Corgi Rottweiler mix. However, we do know that both of these breeds come from ancient lineages, so, to better help us understand why anyone would want to cross two breeds that are so far apart in terms of size, let us explore their parent breeds.

The History of the Corgi

The History of the Corgi

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi, which is the breed of Corgi most commonly crossed with the Rottweiler, has a history dating back to 1107 A.D. when Flemish weavers who came to Wales from Belgium brought their dogs with them as travel companions.

Corgis have long been a favourite dog of British royalty throughout the years, with their most recent stint as the favourite dog of the late Queen Elizabeth II.

How Popular is the Pembroke Welsh Corgi in the United States?

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi are very popular in the United States and are routinely found as companion house dogs. In 2021, these dogs ranked 11th in the country, as the American Kennel Club conducted its annual popularity rankings.

Who is the Pembroke Welsh Corgi a Good Dog For?

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a wonderful companion pet for just about anyone. Their loving, loyal nature, combined with their low-maintenance personality makes them a great fit for any family unit, single individual, or even elderly person.

How Did the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Come About?

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi first arrived in Wales with their Flemish companions, initially bred as cattle-herding dogs, they have today been transformed into loyal companion pets – though they still retain parts of their herding personality.

When Did We First Cross Breed the Pembroke Welsh Corgi?

The history of crossbreeding the Pembroke Welsh Corgi has largely been lost to the sands of time, with such an ancient breed, it’s not difficult to imagine how that might happen. 

However, they were bred for a short time with the Cardiganshire Welsh Corgi to create the Pembroke Cardigan Welsh Corgi – this happened shortly after 1920 – though the practice was widely halted around 1935.

Pembroke Welsh Corgis have long been crossed with other dog breeds of similar, however, breeding with larger-sized dogs has often resulted in failure and even injury to the Corgis.

There are, of course, a number of very popular Corgi crossbreeds. These include:

The History of the Rottweiler

The History of the Rottweiler

The Rottweiler’s history is almost as ancient as the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. The Rottweiler stretches back to the days of the Roman Empire and is a result of crossbreeding various types of Mastiffs. Rottweilers were originally bred to be guard dogs for the Roman Legions, protecting the Legionnaires and herding their cattle. They were also used as dogs of war.

In the lead-up to the First World War, Rottweilers were used in Germany as police dogs and were exported overseas following the cessation of the First World War. In 1931, they were recognized by the American Kennel Club and in the 1990s, it was one of the most popular registered breeds in the country.

How Popular are Rottweilers in the United States?

Since the 1990s, Rottweilers have enjoyed extreme popularity – routinely ranking in the top ten most popular dog breeds. In 2021, they ranked eighth in the AKC’s rankings.

Who Are Rottweilers a Good Dog For?

Rottweilers are traditionally very strong and powerful animals. They’re best owned by those physically strong enough to handle them, and while they’re lovable pets, they require experienced ownership.

How Did The Rottweiler Come About?

Rottweilers were first bred by the Roman Legions as war dogs, guardian dogs of people and cattle herding dogs as the Romans marched over the Alps. They settled in the town of Rottweil, Germany – which is where Rottweilers get their namesake.

When Did We First Crossbreed Rottweilers?

Given the ancient history of the Rottweiler, it has been difficult to come across information on their initial crossbreeding, however, Rottweilers are a very popular crossbreed today and are routinely crossed with dogs of similar sizes. These include:

How Important is a Dog’s Temperament to Your Family?

Some say that dogs and humans were born to be companions to one another. Dogs have become steadfast members of our family units throughout the centuries. One of the keys to this successful domestication has been temperamental matches.

That is, if you’re going to purchase or adopt a puppy, you’re going to want to ensure that the dog is a temperamental match for you and your family. That is, if you have an active family, you’re likely going to want an active dog. Similarly, if you have a family that’s not particularly outdoorsy, then getting an outdoorsy dog isn’t ideal.

A failed temperamental match between you and your new dog could lead to the dog needing to be re-homed, or hours and money put into retraining the dog to fit with your family unit. Thorough research on your new dog’s temperament before they arrive at your home will help save you time, and money as well as trauma for you and your dog.

What is the Temperament of the Corgi Rottweiler Mix?

The Corgi Rottweiler mix has a fairly even temperament, though it is excitable and energetic, as many Corgis can be. It all depends on the predominant gene. You can also expect your Corgi Rottweiler mix to be incredibly protective and loyal. 

You may need to invest in some training to temper some of the protective nature of your Corgi Rottweiler, as it has the potential to spiral into aggression.

Is the Corgi Rottweiler Mix Friendly?

In general, the Corgi Rottweiler mix is a very friendly breed of dog, though their protective nature may sometimes appear standoffish and (at times) aggressive.

Are Corgi Rottweiler Mixes Easy to Train?

Yes, in general, both the Corgi and Rottweiler parent breeds are great at following commands, as both have a history of herding dogs.

How Much Can Corgi Rottweiler Mixes Weigh?

The Corgi Rottweiler mix can weigh anywhere from 28 to 135 pounds.

How Tall Can Corgi Rottweiler Mixes Get?

The Corgi Rottweiler mix stands between 10 and 27 inches tall.

Similar Sized Breeds

Given the breadth of differences between possible weight and height combinations of the Corgi Rottweiler, it is difficult to give a ‘similar-sized’ breed comparison. Though, we’re just going to aim for the middle – as your Corgi Rottweiler mix may fall in that range.

Medium-sized dogs include the Australian Staffordshire Terrier, the Border Collie, the Golden Retriever, the Dalmatian and the Standard Schnauzer – and many more! 

Does the Corgi Rottweiler Mix Shed?

The Corgi Rottweiler mix is a relatively low-shedding dog, except for twice a year when they shed heavily – during the changing of Spring-Summer and Fall-Winter seasons. In this case, daily brushing is recommended to stay on top of the shedding.

How Much Exercise Does A Corgi Rottweiler Mix Require?

The Corgi Rottweiler mix is quite an energetic dog and will require medium-length walks once per day. An average of 45 minutes is always a good number to aim for. However, if your Corgi Rottweiler inherits the short, stubby legs of the Corgi, try to aim for half an hour, as their short legs make them prone to joint injury or inflammation. 

How Long Can a Corgi Rottweiler Mix Live?

The average lifespan of the Corgi Rottweiler mix is between 10 and 14 years.

What Health Conditions Could the Corgi Rottweiler Mix Have?

How Can You Find a Corgi Rottweiler Mix Puppy For Sale?

While you can find a Corgi Rottweiler mix puppy for sale, we recommend that you first attempt to adopt a Corgi Rottweiler mix. You can check with your local veterinary clinic, or animal shelter to see if anyone has brought in a pup to be adopted.

Beyond that, there are online resources like, which allows you to search locally for possible adoptees of your chosen breed.

How Much Does a Corgi Rottweiler Mix Puppy Cost?

The average cost of a Corgi Rottweiler mix puppy will likely be between $800 and $1000 – yet another reason to consider adoption first.

If you do choose to go down the route of locating a breeder, we highly recommend that you check out the AKC’s guidelines on locating and working with a reputable breeder.

Is the Corgi Rottweiler Mix the Right Breed For You?

The Corgi Rottweiler mix is a delightful if strange mixed-breed dog. It will bring to the fore its classic characteristics of loyalty, affection and protectiveness, alongside playful energy and a zeal for life. If you can handle the energetic nature, you’ll be rewarded with a life-long companion.

Nick Meagher

I'm Nick Meagher, a lifelong dog enthusiast and the voice behind this blog. Having grown up with dogs, I've developed a deep understanding and an unbreakable bond with these amazing companions. Through MyK9Life, I aim to share insights, tips, and heartwarming stories, celebrating the joy and journey of life with our four-legged friends.

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