8 Dog Breeds Most Similar to Rottweilers

Doberman Pinscher - Dobermans look like Rottweilers but smaller and leaner. They're taller but lighter, around 60-100 pounds. Their body shape is sleek unlike Rottweilers.

Miniature Pinscher - If you want a small dog with a Rottweiler-like appearance, try a miniature pinscher. They're small, with similar markings, playful, and affectionate.

Beauceron - Beaucerons are like Rottweilers in shape, with short coats and similar markings. Female Beaucerons might be a bit taller than female Rottweilers.

Hovawart - Hovawarts look like Rottweilers but are slimmer with longer legs. They're a bit taller but weigh less, around 65-90 pounds.

Manchester Terrier - Manchester terriers are smaller than Rottweilers. They have short coats, come in similar colors, and live longer - about 15-17 years.

Tibetan Mastiff - Tibetan mastiffs are big, fluffy dogs, unlike Rottweilers. They need lots of grooming because they have long hair that sheds a lot

Boxer - Boxers are smaller and lighter than Rottweilers. They have similar heads, big eyes, short snouts, and triangular ears. Both are strong and protective.

Boerboel - Boerboels are big dogs, like Rottweilers. They weigh up to 200 pounds, with longer ears. They're loving, protective, and aim to please, just like Rotts.