19 Fruits your Rottweiler Can Eat (with Feeding Guide)

Sharing is caring and your Rottweiler is eyeing your fruit snack… is it safe to share? While there are definitely some fruits that are off the table (or even toxic!), there are many that are perfectly fine to share. So, what fruits are safe for your Rottweiler to eat? We’re glad that you asked!

This is just a sampling to get you started but don’t worry – we’re going to take a closer look at these fruits and more, so that by the time we’re done you’ll have a nice assortment of new potentially-favorite treats for your furry best friend!

Things to Remember

  • Always start slowly with a single, small serving – make sure that your dog doesn’t get an upset tummy or have any allergic reactions. While all the fruits listed here are safe to consume, Rotties can have allergies just like humans do!
  • Fruits count as treats and should never make up more than 10% of your dog’s diet.
  • Every dog is different. We’re providing you with recommendations but if your dog is older or in poor health then it’s always best to ask your vet first if you are unsure about feeding your dog a particular fruit.
  • Always go with fresh – canned fruits tend to be stored in what basically amounts to sugar water.
  • Remove pits, seeds, and skin – it’s a good habit to get in when feeding your dog fruits or vegetables.

Fruits that Rottweilers can eat 


Your Rottweiler can certainly have apples and they are vitamin and mineral-packed! Chock full of fiber, along with Vitamin B2, B6, C, Manganese, and Potassium, your Rottie can get some delicious nutrition with the bonus that apple is a natural breath freshener and also helps to brush their teeth! 

Feeding Guide: While your Rottweiler might want to chew it, it cannot have the core, stems, or seeds. Cut the apple into small, neat slices and you can have some with your dog or store the extra pieces away for later.

Safe Quantity: 1 – 3 slices


Have you tried giving your Rottweiler a piece of banana? Lots of Rotties absolutely love them and in the course of eating they’ll ingest manganese, potassium, magnesium, and Vitamins B6 and C. Bananas are also low fat and come with some protein and fiber that your dog’s body can put to good use.

Feeding Guide: Simply peel, slice, and share!

Safe Quantity: Adult Rottweilers can have up to 1 half of a banana every day, while younger Rotties should only have 2 to 3 pieces a day.


If your Rottie has a sweet tooth, then try giving them some Blackberries and see what happens! These little berries have vitamins such as C, K, and E, along with a good amount of fiber and manganese. 

Feeding Guide: Just rinse the berries thoroughly, measure, and serve. We should note, however, Blackberries may be only consumed by your Rottweiler in small amounts. This is because they contain a very tiny amount of Xylitol, often used in artificial sweeteners, and this is dangerous if consumed in large quantities. As such, keep the blackberry bin away from your dog so that you can ensure that they are only eating safe amounts.

Safe Quantity: A small handful of berries is the recommended daily amount for adults, while younger dogs should only have 3 -5 berries.


Beautiful, blue, and good for your dog too! Blueberries contain health-boosting polyphenols, along with Vitamins C, B6, E, and K, and they’re also low fat in the bargain. If your Rottweiler takes an interest in these delicious blueberries, then they are definitely approved to be on the menu for occasional sharing. 

Feeding Guide: Just clean the blueberries well, as you would for yourself, and they are ready to go!

Safe Quantity: 8 – 10 berries are ideal for your Rottweiler and they can have them every day if they like.


Some Rottweilers go crazy for cantaloupe – after all, their taste buds are perfectly equipped to taste when something is sweet! It also happens to have Vitamins A and C, all while being a mere 5 calories per cup!

Feeding Guide: Cut the Cantaloupe in half, scooping out all of the seeds, and then cut it into slices. Remove the rind before serving. If you eat your Cantaloupe with salt normally, just be sure to leave it off for your Rottie.

Safe Quantity:1 o2 two bite-sized pieces every 2 days is ideal. We recommend the ‘2-day rule’ only because Cantaloupe is very high in natural sugars, so it’s best to moderate your dog’s intake.


There’s no guarantee that your Rottie will like these sour berries, but if your dog wants one, then you should let them have it. Cranberries have useful phytonutrients and a good nutrition profile. With Vitamins C, E, and K, these sour red berries also contain manganese, fiber, and all in a low-calorie package.  

Feeding Guide: Just rinse the cranberries and be sure to remove the stems if they are still present.

Safe Quantity: Older Rotties may have 3-4 cranberries per day, while 1 – 2 is the best serving for juvenile Rottweilers.


Yes, a Cucumber is technically a fruit, as it grows from the flower of a plant! Some Rottweilers seem to like them, as well, which is good news as they contain Vitamins B and C, along with potassium, magnesium, and phosphorous. They make a great, crunchy snack that is low calorie, vitamin-packed, and also helps your dog to feel full – perfect if your Rottie is dieting and could use the distraction of a healthy treat!

Feeding Guide: The skin of the cucumber is a little tough for Rottweilers and their sensitive bellies, so be sure to skin the cake before serving. 

Safe Quantity: 1 – 2 pieces is the recommended daily serving.


Eggplant, like Cucumber, is technically a fruit and it’s definitely one that your Rottie will enjoy! As far as nutritional content, you’ll want to brace yourself. Eggplant has Vitamins B6, C, and K, but it also has a wide mineral content made of manganese, phosphorous, magnesium, thiamine, potassium, and more! It’s good for you and it’s good for your Rottie!

Feeding Guide: Most dogs won’t eat this raw (and it’s a little hard on their stomachs, that way), but roasted, grilled, or baked is perfectly fine and tasty – just leave off the spices, excepting perhaps a tiny dash of butter. 

Safe Quantity:  3 – 4 slices is perfectly healthy for Rottweilers of any age.


Give your Rottweiler a lick of mango and watch their reaction… this fruit is a surprisingly big hit for many Rottweilers. Dubbed ‘The King of Fruits’ for its nutritional profile, Mangoes contain Vitamins A, B6, C, and E, with a bit of copper thrown in for good measure. If your Rottie likes the taste, then you just might have a new favorite treat to ration (and they won’t even know they’re getting vitamins!).

Feeding Guide: Mangoes are stone fruits, so you’ll need to remove that thick pit in the center, and after that go ahead and skip it. Chop it up into small cubes and it’s ready to serve!

Safe Quantity: ¼ a cup of freshly-chopped mango once a week is the ideal serving – no more, however, as mangoes are high in sugar and carbs. 


Sharing fruit with your Rottie makes for a happy day for everyone involved and as it turns out, nectarines can be added to the menu. These sweet treats are a great source of potassium, as well as vitamins A and C, and if you chill them then they make a sweet summer treat that you and your furry best friend will love!

Feeding Guide: Nectarines have a thick pit inside them, so you’ll need to keep that away from your Rottie – they contain trace amounts of cyanide and pose a choking hazard as well. The flesh of the fruit, however, is perfectly safe. Simply clean the fruit, divide it into slices, and it’s ready for sharing.

Safe Quantity: Young Rotties may have 1-2 slices, while older dogs may enjoy  3-4 per day.


You might not think that Rottweilers would eat oranges – but they’re quite a hit with some Rotties out there. The citrusy goodness is about more than just flavor, as they are packed with Vitamins C, B1, and A, and they also come with potassium, folate, fiber, and an almost negligible fat content. Just be careful – if your Rottie loves them too much, you’ll have to hide the rest of the oranges!

Feeding Guide: Simply peel the orange, separate the wedges, and if seeds are present, it’s best to remove them. They aren’t toxic, but you wouldn’t want to have them in your belly, either!

Safe Quantity: 1-2 slices every other day is best, due to the sugar and carb content.


For many of us, the smell of peaches, stored to perfection in a brown, paper bag is a fond memory and a summer tradition. Why not share it with your furry best friend? Peaches just-so-happen to be little mineral factories, producing folate, iron, potassium, magnesium, and zinc, just to name a few. Add a dash of vitamins E and K and you’ve got a recipe for a happy dog and owner.

Feeding Guide: Remove the pit – they contain trace amounts of amygdalin and pose a choking hazard. Beyond this, simply clean the peach, slice it, and this fresh, delicious treat is ready!

Safe Quantity: Limit servings to 2-3 slices, every other day. While nutritious, peaches also have a lot of sugars and can lead to obesity after a few years if you spoil your Rottie too much with them!


Many a Rottweiler has stolen a pear and in the midst of playing, noticed that it was tasty! Healthy, too, as it turns out. Pears contain vitamins C and K, along with copper, potassium, and manganese. Properly chilled in your ice chest, they make an excellent treat for sharing when it’s hot at the park!

Feeding Guide: Just clean it, chop it into cubes, and discard the core as the seeds are toxic in very large amounts. 

Safe Quantity: 2-3 slices or a small handful of cubes, once a week, are a good and safe amount. The weekly restriction is due to the sugar content.


This tropical delight is beloved by many a Rottie and it’s good for them, too. They’re a good source of vitamins C, B1, and B6, and they also bring manganese and copper to the table. They’re also low fat, to boot!

Feeding Guide: Skin the pineapple, cut out the middle, and cut the remaining flesh into small chunks. No canned pineapple, though, unless they are canned in their natural juices. Otherwise, there is too much sugar.

Safe Quantity: 1 -2 chunks of pineapples is fine for younger dogs, while an adult may have 3-4. As they are highly acidic, any more could upset your dog’s tummy. For added summer value, freeze the chunks before an outing and you have a tasty treat that will help both of you to keep cool!


Pumpkin is technically a fruit and it’s great for soothing your Rotties tummy in a pinch or as a snack. As far as its vitamins go, it has A and C, along with potassium, and a goodly amount of fiber. 

Feeding Guide: Simply clean out the middle and cut them into chunks, roasting them afterward. Raw pumpkin is hard on a dog’s stomach but roasted it can work wonders. Canned pumpkin, as long as it’s spice-free, is also perfectly fine for your dog.

Safe Quantity: Start small, with one tablespoon, and if your dog seems to like it, then up to 4 tablespoons per meal is the recommended serving. 


High in polyphenols, raspberries are one of the most abundant fruits found around the world—so there’s no reason not to share with your Rottweiler! These little berries have lots of vitamin C, manganese, and fiber, so they’re not bad for you or your dog, either.

Feeding Guide: Like blackberries, raspberries should not be consumed in large quantities, due to trace amounts of Xylitol. That said, they are perfectly safe in measure amounts. Simply wash them well to remove any pesticides and they are ready.

Safe Quantity: ¼ cup for young Rottweilers, twice a week, is fine, while older Rotties may have up to half a cup.


If your Rottweiler likes them, then you can certainly share your strawberries. These warm-weather favorites have lots of vitamin C, along with folate, potassium, magnesium, and manganese. 

Feeding Guide: Just clean the strawberries – your Rottie can safely eat every part of them, leaves and all!

Safe Quantity: For young Rotties, one strawberry is fine, while adults may have 3-4 every other day.


Squash is another ‘technically a fruit’ treat that most Rotties will do tricks for. Its nutritional profile is robust, starting off with high fiber, but also containing vitamins A, B6, and C, along with manganese, potassium, phosphorous, and folate.  

Feeding Guide: Raw squash is harder on your dog’s stomach, so steaming or baking is best.  It should also be skinned, with the seeds removed.  

Safe Quantity: 1 – 2 tablespoons is fine for younger Rotties, while older dogs may have 3 – 4 per day.


It’s just not summer without watermelon and your Rottie sees you eating it… is it safe to share? Certainly! While it’s mostly water, as the name suggests, it also contains vitamins A, B5, and C, and also has small amounts of magnesium and potassium. It’s a great way to beat the heat, especially chilled!

Feeding Guide: Serve only the flesh – not the rind – and remove the seeds. They are not toxic, but enough of them could potentially cause intestinal blockage. Small, square chunks about the size of the ice from your ice tray are a good serving size.

Safe Quantity: Half a cup for younger Rotties and a full cup for older ones is best and serve only once a week – dogs love watermelon, but it’s still high in sugar so you’ll want to be careful.

In closing

As your Rottweiler gets older, it’s harder and harder to spoil them with something new, so we hope that you’ll make good use of our list today. Fruits are nutritious, sweet, and you’ll be surprised what your Rottie will turn their nose up at and what they’ll decide they LOVE. Just don’t overdo it – too many fruits are a recipe for a tummy ache – and be sure to check with your vet about serving sizes and approved fruits if you are worried. 

When it comes to our furry companions, it’s only natural to err on the safe side!

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