Are you looking for the best companion dog for Rottweiler? I have listed a number of dog breeds which can be a great company for your Rottweiler, be with me till the end and I‘ll list you the best dog breed that you can company with Rottweiler.
In fact, if you don’t know let me tell you that I am a pet parent (that’s common) but I have a Rottweiler (Chester) and a Golden Retriever (Max). Let me tell you that Chester and max enjoy the company and knowing my advice on this topic would really be great!
A week back a ray of thought struck my mind that should I get one more companion? And that thought has now encouraged me to come up and write this piece of article.
(Well, I’m still finding a dog companion with Rottweiler and Golden Retriever! If you have any idea let me know in the comments!)
Rottweiler is a protective dog, obey’s the instructions great with family (still needs to be supervised), and a loyal dog breed.
Let’s get to the point and discuss a good companion dog for Rottweiler. If you are in a rush you can check out this ‘Table of Contents’.
Temperament of Rottweiler
So, before getting to our main topic I would like to explain to you all the Temperament of Rottweiler so that when I list the companion dogs descriptions at the same time you are aware of the Temperaments of Rottweiler.
I have a Rottweiler and according to my experience I’ll list you the Temperaments, and there’s a myth that Rotties are aggressive they are not good with children and are harmful dogs for your family and many more….
But the truth is that they are good family dogs, they always follow the owner most of the time. They are playful with children and are great family dogs. Chester is one of the finest examples, he loves to roam around me wherever I am in the room he will follow and would look for a warm corner and would go and sit there, he plays with the children too and is a good family-friendly dog. (A bit Naughty)
Here is the list of Temperament of Rottweiler
- Good Natured
I hope that you are now familiar with the temperaments of the Rottie. If you are a pet parent of Rottweiler then let me know about his uniqueness that you find in him in the comments, I’m waiting for your comments.
Let’s discuss our main topic now, which are best companion dog for Rottweiler!
7+ Best Companion Dog For Rottweiler in 2021
Rottweilers are great and according to their temperament they’ll not make friends easily they take their own time, observes the new breed, and how are they and then Rottweilers make a companion. I have some friends who have Husky as a companion and a few have German Shepherd!
(We’ll talk more about them in detail below!)
Below I’m listing out the Best Companion Dog For Rottweiler so that you can go through their temperaments and take a decision through the insights mentioned below!
We’ll talk about each of them in detail below, so let’s get started!
Huskies are one of the beautiful dog breeds on the planet and you would love them to be with Rottweilers and there’s a YouTuber I don’t remember his channel’s name, he is from India and he adopted a Husky Puppy when his Rottweiler was an adult.
And when I saw his videos on YouTube, both of them (Rottie & Husky) were enjoying their company.
And I swear they both are such a great companion.
Huskies were used as sled dogs earlier for light weighing objects. Their eyes and the coat color make them totally unique compared to other dogs.
Let’s talk about their Temperaments!
Temperaments of Siberian Husky
They are intelligent dog breeds and can be easily trained. Along with they are also a great family-friendly dog.
Vigilant and alert dogs, typically active and outgoing dog breed who loves to play. Here is the list of Temperament of Siberian Husky:
Husky can be a great companion for your Rottie!
They (GSD) are common and if you ask any dog trainer or a person who is quite interested in dogs and loves dogs that which is the best dog companion for Rottweilers according to you?
He’ll list down you 3-4 names and from that list German Shepherd would definitely be there!
German Shepherd with Rottweilers is a great choice and one of the most common dog companions for Rottie.
And also when I was preparing for this content, I came through to know that the most common companion dog for Rottweiler is the German Shepherd.
Honestly, they are really a good company!
They are the best guard dogs and loyal dog breed to their owners.
GSD also ranks for the best smarted dog breeds at 3rd rank.
This Dog breed came into limelight after the release of the movie ‘Rin Tin Tin’ which made the German Shepherd breed as the biggest star.
If you are a German Shepherd Lover, I’m sure you would love watching this 60 seconds Video!
How the GSD’s are jumping, it was a fascinating video though, wasn’t it?
Here is the list of Temperament of German Shepherds:
German Shepherds are easy to train compared to all of the other dogs and once trained can be a great companion for Rottweiler.
Australian Shepherd is one of the clever dog breeds and they need to be socialized and well trained. Aussie once trained is really good, it helps them for mental stimulation and makes them more obedient.
Aussies are active dogs and would need good exercise and playtime! They rank in ‘The 20 Best Active Dog Breeds’ and most of the time are fully-energized.
Australian Shepard would enjoy long walks and runs and would like to play with your Rottie. They are also good at playing park games, for instance ‘Play & Fetch’.
Did You Know?
Fact: Aussie had many name, and few are here:
- Spanish Shepherds
- Pastor Dogs
- Blue Heelers
- New Mexican Shepherds
- California Shepherds
Aussie Can make a good companion for Rottweiler.
Let’s check out their temperaments!
Here’s the list of Temperament of Australian Shepherd:
Aussie can be a Loyal companion for both you and your Rottie!
German Shorthaired Pointer
They are energetic dogs and sporty in nature. You would definitely love the surrounding of this dog breed. They have the incredible power of sniffing, whatever is in your dinner he’ll get to know about it with his nose.
They’re called pointers for a reason. Any GSP owner has seen their dog in the pointer pose. – AKC
German Shorthaired Pointer is especially known for its Speed, energy, endurance and etc.
You should give them proper off leash trainings! Also they are very good swimmers.
He’ll be great with you during the training sessions, have good cooperation and you’ll definitely enjoy having GSP around you. You’ll mostly see that the coat colors of German Shorthaired Pointer are Liver Roan, Liver White, Black & White, and White & Chocolate.
The temperament of the German Shorthaired Pointer:
- Boisterous (Noisy, Energetic, and Cheerful)
GSP, also can be a good choice!
Loyal dog breed and you’ll love this breed if you have them as a companion! They have known for their loyalty. Collies can easily get in with any pet in your house, cat or a dog, Collie will be friendly with them and will enjoy the company.
Loyal & Non-Aggressive dog breed! Sporty in nature and also good with children.
As, I told in the beginning that they are good with other dogs…
Make sure you introduce Collie to your pets and children when they are puppy, introduce them in the early stages!
Collies were earlier used as herding dogs and are from Scotland. Clever + Intelligent dog breed!
List of Temperament of Collie:
Collie Dog Breed is really something that you should know if you are totally new to this dog breed you can hop on to this link to read more about them in detail – Dog Breed Collie Information AKC.
And also few people get confused in Collie & Border Collie.
They are totally different, don’t get confused!
Let’s move on to the next dog breed ‘Beagle’.
Not too small or too big a medium size and excellent family companion too. An even-tempered (not easily annoyed or made angry) and loyal companion.
Beagle is a clever dog breed and tends to be a little difficult to train. They bark only a few times but when they bark the noise is really cracky and loud and would irritate you sometimes!
They are active and you’ll need to get him to the park for some training, exercise, and socialization.
Here’s the list of Temperament of Beagle:
- Even Tempered
Beagle can be a new member and next best friend of your Rottie.
Well, I have a Golden Retriever and I don’t think that leaving me there would be anybody who would tell you about this companion more precisely.
You might be knowing that I also have a Rottweiler named Chester and Golden Retriever named Max.
According to me, they are great companion dogs because I adopted Max when Rottweiler was Adult and Max was just 3 months Puppy! I introduced Max to Chester and he really gave me a weird face emotion when he saw Max, then later on as Max grew the bond in Chester and him also grew.
Recommended: I recently published this article called ‘Best Companion Dog For Golden Retriever’ and I think this would really be a good read for you! Here’s your special link to that article – https://toocutedogs.com/best-companion-dog-for-golden-retriever/
And now when I take both of them to the park in the evening they play with each other and I think that they both are best friends.
Temperament Of Golden Retriever
As they are not typically a guard dog but best family dog. Retrievers are one of the famous family-dog in the United States, and I’m pretty sure that you might be knowing this fact!
Tenacious and one of the most popular dog breeds in US ‘Labrador Retriever’. One of the finest traits is in this dog. All you want like Loyalty, Intelligence, Active, Gentle, and Trustworthy!
Quite energetic dog breeds! This Dog breed can be the best companion dog for Rottweiler. If suppose a day comes when your Rottie’s mood is a little bad or typically OFF, a Labrador Retriever can be a great solution for Rottie and you!
They have a sporty nature and loves outgoing! They are friendly and sociable dog breeds and you would definitely love them as a companion dog breed!
Here’s the List of Temperament of Labrador Retriever:
- Even Tempered
Make sure that you introduce all of these above-listed dogs to your Rottie slowly, and at the initial stage when they are a puppy. So that he can get well socialized with them!
Slowly, with proper guidance introduce your pups to Rottweiler so that while growing you don’t face any issues and instead make them the best friends!
Best wishes for your new Rottweiler’s new friend.
Let me answer your few thoughts! Moving on to FAQ Section!
What dogs get along with Rottweilers?
Well, I’ve listed all of the dog breeds above! But then too here’s a summary of Best Companion Dog for Rottweiler:
German Shorthaired Pointer
Do Rottweilers do well with other dogs?
Hmm, see you should introduce the new pet dog (for instance German Shepherd) to Rottweiler when they are pup! So, that by the time your new pet gets adult your Rottweiler is familiar with them and there’s no problem in the bond they share!
And yes! If you directly bring an adult dog at your home then it’s difficult that Rottweiler will share his company! It will take time though!
Apart from all that, there’s also no issue if you have a companion dog!
Which dog is the Best dog companion for Rottweiler?
There is a list of dogs, and I’ve mentioned them above! But according to me, the most preferred and recommended by me are Siberian Husky, German Shepherd & Golden Retriever!
But if you ask me the only one and best companion then I would go with German Shepherd then Husky and then Golden Retriever
I hope that this piece of content was helpful, let me know your thoughts in the comments I would be happy to reply to all of them.
Now I would like to ask you a question that what are your thoughts on the Best Companion Dog For Rottweiler?
I’m really excited to know that which dog do you think would go with rottweiler as the best company, you can either choose the companions that I’ve mentioned or any other dog breed that you think would go with Rottie.
Are you interested in mixed dog breeds? Well, if YES! Then you would love this Great Dane Rottweiler Mix that I recently published, they are known as Weiler Dane!
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