Dogs that are a cross between a Rottweiler and a German Shepherd are strong, agile dogs that are protective, loyal and intelligent. Properly trained, this crossbreed makes an excellent watch dog.
When shopping for a Rottweiler/German Shepherd mix puppy, it is very important to meet the parents when possible. A lot can be determined about the puppy's personality by observing the parents' dispositions.
Both breeds are known to be smart but can also be extremely stubborn. Owners of this crossbreed should have large dog experience and understand how to be a pack leader. Failure to properly train and socialize these dogs can result in dominance issues and aggressive behavior.