Are Rottweilers Good With Cats?

You have a cat and want to bring home a Rottweiler or you have a Rottweiler and want a cat also but you are thinking are Rottweilers good with cats?

So, before telling in detail I want to answer in short that the chances are 50-50 of your Rottweiler to get along with a cat.

But don’t worry, if you want to have a Rottweiler and cat, there are a few things to keep in mind through which you can keep a cat and a Rottweiler at your home.

In this article, I will tell you these things because I have a 2.5-year-old Rottweiler and my best friend has a cat.

And my Rottweiler and my friend’s cat live and play together without hurting each other.

So, I have experience of how to train a Rottweiler to stay with a cat and I am going to share my experience and steps to get along a dog and a cat together.

Let’s start and learn the things to know if you are keeping a cat with a Rottweiler.

Are Rottweilers Good With Cats?

Rottweilers are known as a very calm and friendly dog breed but when it comes to their territory they become violent.

So if you have both, a Rottweiler and a cat and want them to be nice to each other. Then you should raise them together from a very young age.

But still, there is a question do Rottweilers get along with cats? The answer is yes if you socialize and raise your Rottweiler with a cat or your cat with a Rottweiler.

Being around each other they will see each other as a family and end up staying together.

Do Rottweilers Kill Cats?

If there is a stranger cat in the Rottweiler’s territory, the Rottweiler may attack and harm the cat.

But, if Rottweiler and the cat are raised together and used to each other, Rottweiler won’t harm the cat.

So, always keep in mind that, if you want to raise both of them, make them feel that they both are family.

Body Language To Pay Attention To

Whenever you introduce a Rottweiler to a cat, keep an eye on signs of anxiety and body language of both animals.

Signs Your Rottweiler Is Relaxed

When you see some tell-tale signs in your Rottweiler, it means your Rottweiler is Relaxed around the cat. Which includes things like:

  • Sitting next to your cat
  • Playing around or with the cat
  • Not growling toward the cat
  • Allowing the cat to become friendly

If you see all the above signs in your Rottweiler, means your Rottweiler is starting to be comfortable around the cat

Signs Rottweiler is Not Good With Cat

There are a few signs below that may indicate that your Rottie is anxious around cat.

  • Barking at cat
  • Growling with anger at the cat
  • Running behind the cat

The above signs show that your Rottie is not comfortable with the cat’s company.

But you can consult a professional trainer or behaviorist to get some help.

How to Train a Rottweiler to Get Along With a Cat?

Rottweilers can be trained to get along with cats, for this you should follow the below tips.

1. Make sure you introduce a Rottweiler with a cat in the puppy phase.

2. Allocate them to separate rooms.

3. Make them that they both are family.

4. Socialize them with each other and play with both of them.

5. Take them out together to walk around.

6. And last but not least, show equal love and affection to both of them.


How do you introduce a Rottweiler to a kitten?

 You should introduce a Rottweiler to a kitten in the puppy phase.

Do Rottweilers have high prey drive?

Yes, Rottweilers do have a high prey drive.

How much time cat take to get used to a dog?

It depends on the breed of cat and the training which is given to the cat.

Will my cat eventually accept my dog?

Yes, but it takes a lot of good training and care.

Wrapping Up

In this article, I have answered almost every question related to whether are Rottweilers good with cats.

And suggested training tips if you are going to have a Rottweiler and a cat together.

But remember try to introduce both of them in their puppy phase.

I hope now you know what should you do, if still you have any queries regarding this please ask via comments. Thank you.

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