Hybrid Breed

Rottweiler + Siberian Husky


Rottweiler and Husky mix - a hybrid breed

Are you looking for an energetic, loyal companion? Then the Rottweiler-Siberian Husky mix is for you! This powerful breed is big and strong, but also gentle and loving. This breed is also called the Rotsky.

The Rottweiler-Husky mix is a unique and interesting blend that can be both challenging and rewarding. With proper education, training and care, a Rottsky can be a loving, loyal and lively part of the family. This mixed breed's character and temperament reflect the best of both breeds and offer a wonderful opportunity for dog lovers looking for an unusual yet lovable dog breed.

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Alternate Name -
Origin Germany - USA
Life expectancy 8 - 15 years
Care requirements low-maintenance - high-maintenance
Activity level average - high
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Character and nature of the Husky Rottweiler Mongrel.

The Rottweiler-Husky mix, also known as the Rottsky, is a fascinating combination of two very different dog breeds. The character trait of the Rottsky is complex, offering a blend of the typical temperaments of the Rottweiler and the Siberian Husky. It should be kept in mind that mixed breed dogs can vary in their characteristics and not every dog of this type fits the following descriptions exactly.

Temperament of the Rottweiler Husky Mongrel

The Rottsky can combine both the calm and confident nature of the Rottweiler and the independent and energetic nature of the Husky. This mix can result in a very interesting temperament that can be loving and loyal as well as independent and energetic.

Energy and Activity Level of the Rottsky

The Siberian Husky is known for its high energy and strong urge to move, while the Rottweiler is more of a balanced dog. Therefore, a Rottsky may have a medium to high activity level. These dogs often love to be outside and be physically challenged. Long walks, jogging, playing, and agility training can be excellent ways to use their energy in a positive way.

Intelligence and trainability

Both the Rottweiler and the Husky are intelligent breeds. Therefore, a Rottsky can be a very smart dog, capable of learning a variety of commands and tricks. The Rottweiler is known for its ability to understand and perform tasks, while the Husky is often an independent thinker.

This independence of the Husky can transfer into the Rottsky, which can sometimes make training a challenge. Patience, consistency and positive reinforcement are the keys to success here. An experienced dog trainer may possibly be necessary to get the best out of a Rottsky.

Social behavior and family

Rottweilers are known for their loyalty and protective instincts towards their family, while huskies are often very social and friendly towards people. A Rottsky could therefore be a very family-oriented dog that gets along well with children and other pets if properly socialized.

Socialization at a young age is critical to ensure that the Rottsky responds well to a variety of people and situations. This helps to balance any excessive protective or dominant tendencies.

Guarding and Protective Instincts

The Rottweiler is known for its strong protective instincts, and some of these traits could be found in a Rottsky. He could be a vigilant dog, protecting his territory and family without being unnecessarily aggressive.

Rotweiller husky mix with backpack playing outside in the snow

What diseases can occur in Rottweiler and Siberian Husky mix.

The health of a Rottweiler and Siberian Husky mix, like many mixed breed dogs, can be affected by numerous factors, including genetics, diet, environment and care. Here are some aspects to consider regarding a Rottweiler's health.


A Rottsky is generally a robust dog, but like any breed (or mix), it can be prone to certain health problems. The health of a mixed breed can often be difficult to predict, as it can inherit genetic traits from both parents.

Possible diseases

Some of the health problems common in Rottweilers and Huskies could also occur in a Rottsky:

  1. Hip dysplasia: Both Rottweilers and Huskies can be prone to hip dysplasia, a genetic condition in which the hip joints are not properly developed.
  2. Eye problems: Huskies are known to have certain eye problems, such as cataracts and progressive retinal atrophy, and these could be present in a Rottsky.
  3. Heart Problems: Rottweilers can be prone to certain heart problems, and these could also be present in a Rottsky.
  4. Skin allergies: Allergies and skin problems could also be present in this mix, often in response to certain foods or environmental factors.

Prevention and Care

Regular veterinary care is critical to identify and treat potential health problems early. A balanced diet, regular exercise, weight control and good dental care are important aspects of overall health care.


When breeding a Rottweiler-Husky mix, it is critical that both the Rottweiler and Husky parent are tested for the genetic conditions common in their respective breeds. Health certificates and examinations by a veterinarian can ensure that the parents are suitable for breeding.

Ethics and responsibility are critical factors in breeding. A responsible breeder will pay attention to the health, temperament and welfare of the dogs and carefully select potential buyers.

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A Rottweiler-Husky mix, also known as a Rottsky, is a hybrid dog created by crossing a Rottweiler and a Siberian Husky or Alaskan Husky. Appearance can be highly variable in these mixed breeds, depending on the genetic traits of both parents.

General characteristics might include the following:

  • Size and Weight: Rottskys are usually medium to large in size, and can reach a weight of about 40 to 100 pounds (18 to 45 kg).
  • Coat: The coat color can be a mixture of the characteristic colors of the Rottweiler (black and brown) and the Husky (gray, black, white). It may be short like the Rottweiler or dense and double like the Husky.
  • Eyes: Some Rottweilers might inherit the characteristic blue or heterochromatic eyes of the Husky.
  • Face and Head: The head could be a mixture of the strong, broad head of the Rottweiler and the slimmer head of the Husky. The ears could be semi-erect or drooping.
  • Build: The build could be muscular and strong like the Rottweiler or slimmer like the Husky, or somewhere in between.

Please note that there can be a wide variety in appearance in mixed breed dogs, even within the same litter. You can never predict exactly what traits a mixed breed dog will inherit from each parent, so Rottskys could vary greatly in appearance.

Fur length short - medium
Fur flat coated
Ear shape Triangle - Standing Ears
Tail lang - fanned out
Anatomy rugged, massive, square, hefty, rugged, strong, sporty
Size ♀ 50 - 63 cm
Weight ♀ 16 - 48 kg
Size ♂ 54 - 68 cm
Weight ♂ 20 - 60 kg
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The rescued Rotweiller husky mongrel sits inside waiting
Rotweiller husky mix with backpack playing outside in the snow
Rotweiller husky mix with backpack playing outside in the snow
  • Hip dysplasia (HD)

    Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.

  • Elbow dysplasia (ED)

    Elbow joint dysplasia is a chronic disease complex of the elbow joint of fast growing dog breeds.

  • Heart disease

    Can occur frequently in dogs and can sometimes be treated with medication.

  • Joint damage

    In some breeds, joint damage can occur later in life, affecting the musculoskeletal system.

  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • Skin inflammations

    Can be hereditary in certain breeds.

  • A mix of Rottweiler and Siberian Husky usually weighs about 18-45 kg, and they are usually 60-70 cm high.

  • The coat of a Rottweiler-Siberian Husky mix is typically black and brown with a thick, dense undercoat.

  • A Rottweiler-Siberian Husky mix is usually a very friendly and outgoing dog that loves to play and be with people.

  • A Rottweiler-Siberian Husky mix needs a moderate to high level of exercise. They should be walked or jogged daily and have plenty of time to run and play in a safe, fenced area.

  • Common health problems of a Rottweiler-Siberian Husky mix include hip and elbow dysplasia, eye problems and allergies.

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