Are Rottles Good Guard Dogs?

Rottles are loyal and protective dogs.   There are pros and cons that come with this.   They make great guard dogs, being large enough and wary enough of strangers to be intimidating to potential intruders.

Rottles as Watch Dogs?

Our last pro is that a Rottie-Poo makes an excellent guard dog. I know the name doesn’t sound very threatening, but these dogs don’t give up lightly. They do not bark much, but when they do, it’s loud and deep. It’s enough to scare away any intruder. They are protective of their people and their homes, a trait that they inherited from the Rottweiler. With proper training, a Rottle will make an excellent protective feature of your home.

Are Rottles Aggressive?

Yes, Rottles are loyal and very protective dogs. While many owners may like this, some may find it to be a disadvantage. Rottie Poos are both protective and aggressive to strangers.

Rottles Background

The Rottle hybrid has been around for about 30 years and originated in Germany. However, not much is known about the history of the breed so the best way to get background information on the Rottle is to look at the parent breeds. The Poodle originated in Germany and is one of the most ancient breeds of dog, dating back to the first century. Breeding the Poodle consisted of different types of water dogs such as the Hungarian, Russian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and German along with the North African Barbet. Others say they may be descendants from Asian herding dogs. The Poodle was originally bred to be a water retriever for hunting but when it was discovered how pleasant and good-natured the breed was, they became popular house pets. There are three types of Poodles, which include the standard, miniature, and toy sizes. The two smaller types of Poodle were designed in the 15th century to impress the middle-class Parisians. They were created by crossing small Poodles with other small Poodles rather than crossing Poodles with other small breeds of dogs as was originally suspected. The standard and miniature sizes were used for hunting ducks and truffles but the Toy Poodle was more of a lap dog. They were also found to be very intelligent dogs that could learn tricks easily so they became popular in the circus and with street performers. In the late 1880s, the Poodle was accepted into the American Kennel Club, where they are now the 7th most popular dog in the United States. Another ancient German dog, the Rottweiler originated in 74 A. D. when the soldiers from the Roman Empire crossbred Mastiffs or Roman Drover dogs with German Shepherds to guard their camp and herd cattle. The Rottweiler was named after the town it originated in, Rottweil, which was previously called das Rote Wil because of the small villas with red roofs. At first, they were just used to drive cattle during the day and guard the camps at night but they were later used to hunt bear and pull wagons. Eventually, the Rottweiler was no longer needed for these chores and they became popular with butchers to pull their meat carts so they were eventually called Rottweiler Metzgerhunds, which means Rottweil Butcher dogs. Nonetheless, the breed almost became extinct until Rottweiler lovers created the International Club for Leonbergers and Rottweilers in 1899. Soon after, in 1901, the first Rottweiler standard was created. It took the American Kennel Club another 30 years to recognize the breed, where they are now the 8th most popular breed in America.

Family and Bonding

Barbara Joy Elway Rottle went to her Savior on Friday, July 3, 2020. She was born to Harry and Alice Elway on May 27, 1925. She was raised in Hoquiam, Washington, and graduated from Hoquiam High School in 1943. In high school, after years of training in ballet, she performed many recitals and functions on the Harbor. She met Robert Rottle at a dance, and it was love at first sight. During World War II, Bob was assigned to Fort Benning, Georgia, where he trained as a paratrooper in the 11th Airborne. Barbara traveled to Georgia and married Bob in the Fort Benning Chapel on October 10, 1943.


The Rottle is a friendly dog, but they tend to prefer the company of humans to other dogs. With that said, if you introduce your Rottle to your other dogs when they are young, they may benefit from having a canine companion to play with. Always introduce any dog slowly and patiently, especially to cats.

Rottle Nature

Agility can help you in training your Rottle, which is an important aspect of owning a large breed of this nature. Fortunately, the Rottle is eager to please his owners and he is very intelligent. They are also driven by their desire for food and treats. If you do use treats as a method of reward-based training, ensure that you take these into account when determining the daily food intake for your dog.


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Rottles as a Pack Animal

They can be quite destructive due to their intelligence. They may also become protective of their family members and bark at strangers. The Rottle is a great choice if you are looking for a dog who will be a good watchdog and also get along well with your family.

Physical Traits

Depending on the number of genes they receive from both parents, hybrid pups can differ much more than their purebred relatives. In terms of size, the most noticeable difference in this mixed breed will be. Rottweilers are manufactured in a standard size while Poodles are produced in four sizes (Standard, Small, Miniature and Toy). While most Rottles will be the offspring of a Standard x Rottweiler, demand for smaller canines has resulted in breeders creating hybrids of Rottweiler and Toy Poodle at times.

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