Tibetan Mastiff and Rottweiler Mix A Complete Guide

Tibetan Mastiff and Rottweiler Mix

Have you always wanted a large dog to play around in the yard? Perhaps you have a family and are worried a large dog might be too much for your children? Well, we might have a solution for you!

If you have always wanted a large, spunky dog that is great around families, but also protective, the Tibetan Mastweiler might be for you!

They are often close to 30 inches tall and weigh near 100 pounds. This mix of a Tibetan Mastiff and Rottweiler can be an adorable addition to your family. 

Keep reading to learn more about the Rottweiler, the Tibetan Mastiff, and their puppies! By the end of this article, you should know about all three of these breeds, and learn more about the Rottweiler and Tibetan Mastiff breeds.

Rottweiler, Tibetan Mastweiller, and Tibetan Mastiff Comparison Table

  Rottweiler  Tibetan Mastweiler Tibetan Mastiff
Height 22-27 inches 24+ inches 24+ inches
Weight 80 to 135 pounds 60 to 120 pounds 70 to 150 pounds
Life Expectancy 9-10 years About 10 years 10-12 years
Colors Black and mahogany Black and rust Black and tan Black and tan Black and rust Black and mahogany Brown Black Black and tan Brown Red gold Brown and tan Blue gray Red gold sable Blue gray and tan
Coat Type Double coat with short to medium length Double coat with medium length Double coat with medium length
Affection levels Very loving Very loving Fairly loving
Shedding Level Moderately with two intense shedding in spring and fall Moderate shedding Sheds a fair amount
Temperament Very playful Very protective Very playful Protective Average playfulness Very protective
Health Issues Elbow dysplasia Hip dysplasia Eye diseases Heart conditions Juvenile laryngeal paralysis and polyneuropathy (JLPP) Elbow dysplasia Hip dysplasia Cataracts Elbow dysplasia Hip dysplasia  Hypothyroidism Eye anomalies Seizures
Trainability Very trainable Very trainable Average ability to train
Exercise Lots of exercise daily Daily moderate exercise Daily moderate exercise 
Friendliness to People Moderately open to strangers Moderately open to strangers Very reserved with strangers
Friendliness to Dogs Okay with other dogs Okay with other dogs Okay with other dogs
Drooling Levels Average amount of drooling Average amount of drooling Average amount of drooling
Mental Stimulation Needs a lot of mental stimulation Needs a lot of mental stimulation Needs a fair amount of mental stimulation
Barking Level Barks to alert Less than average amounts of barking Average amounts of barking
Rottweiler, Tibetan Mastweiller, and Tibetan Mastiff Comparison Table

About Rottweilers

About Rottweilers
Rottweiler Dog

Rottweilers are brave and loyal dogs thought to come from lineages dating back to Roman cattle dogs.

This dog meets a diverse group of needs as they have been used for hunting and herding, as well as performing as protective guard dogs. Recently, their intelligence has allowed them to become service dogs

Rottweilers can come in a couple of different colors, mostly black with some form of red or brown pattern like black and mahogany, or black and rust variants.

They are typically considered to be a large dog breed, with a height of 22-27 inches and weighing anywhere between 80-135 pounds.

Like all large dog breeds, they are susceptible to health problems like hip and elbow dysplasia but bad genetics and inbreeding can also make them prone to eye and heart problems.

These intelligent dogs can still be used as cattle herders and guard dogs today but you are more likely to spot one with a harness on, working as a full-time service dog.

Because they are very loyal and smart dogs, they are great guide dogs for the visually impaired but can also help those who suffer from conditions like seizures and panic attacks.

About Tibetan Mastiffs

About Tibetan Mastiffs
Tibetan Mastiff Dog

Tibetan Mastiffs originate from Tibet as their name suggests. They are large, powerful dogs with long-haired coats and a certain regal air about them.

Studies into their DNA indicate that the breed has existed for around 5,000 years while the earliest records of the breed date back to 11th century China.

Tibetan Mastiffs can come in a variety of shades and tints similar to rottweilers, mostly within the black and red-brown range of the spectrum. These dogs often measure between 24 and 30 inches in height.

They usually weigh between 75 and 150 pounds and can live up to 15 years with lots of love and care. They suffer from the usual large dog breed health problems like elbow and hip dysplasia but can also suffer from eye and thyroid problems.

Today, Tibetan Mastiffs are still fulfilling their original role as guard dogs and can be seen at work with traders in the mountains of Tibet.

About Tibetan Mastweilers

Tibetan Mastweilers are adorable and playful dogs. They are rather large, but still manage to be careful around children. Their large size can make them great guard dogs as they are not only protective, but they look intimidating as well. 

This mixed breed is always up to playing, as long as you don’t mind getting a little drool on you! Just make sure they get proper mental and physical stimulation, and they can be well-behaved and gentle dogs. 

How Large Does a Tibetan Mastweiler Get?

This mixed breed can easily reach 100 or more pounds. The top of their healthy weight range seems to be around 120 pounds. They can also be 30 or more inches tall, which means they will take up a lot of room. 

Who Should Get a Tibetan Mastweiler?

If you want a dog that is good with children and protective, the Tibetan Mastweiler is a great dog for you. Rottweilers are very energetic and mild-tempered, making them a great companion to any child. They are also playful and intelligent.

However, these are also large dogs and should be picked by families that have a lot of yard and house space for their pets. Otherwise, your dog is likely to feel cramped and not get the exercise and stimulation they need. 

Why Should I Get The Tibetan Mastweiler Instead of Just Getting One of the Parent Breeds?

Tibetan Mastiffs tend to be pretty healthy overall, but Rottweilers often have health problems. By mixing the breeds, you reduce the health issues, since the one parent is often healthier. The mix also allows you to have a slightly smaller Tibetan Mastiff than you could get from the pure breed. 

However, most of these are from accidental breeding. Since these are not the mixes breeders are trying to go for, they are often dropped off in shelters to make space for the actual mix that breeders want.

The best reason to get a mixed Tibetan Mastweiler is to give them the love and home they deserve. 


A lot of mixed-breed dogs are caused by accidents when two dogs that weren’t meant to breed manage to get together. While sometimes these lead to happy accidents that find loving homes, that isn’t always the case. 

The Tibetan Mastweiler is a large dog, which can be intimidating to have in your home. However, their gentle and protective nature makes them perfect family dogs that will even play with your children and keep up with their high energy.

If you happen to come across one of these large dogs, they may be worth bringing into your family if you have the resources and space to take them.