Breed Profile


The Rottweiler is considered to be one of the oldest breeds of dog with its origin to Roman times. These dogs were kept as herders or driving dogs. They marched over the Alps with the Roman legions, protecting the people and driving their cattle. Then at the beginning of the 20th Century, various breeds were needed for police service, the Rottweiler was among those tested. It soon became evident that the breed was highly suitable for the task and therefore they were officially recognised as police dogs in 1910.


Rottweilers can live up to 12 years of age.


The Rottweiler is exceptionally well suited to being a companion, security and working dog. It is self assured, steady and fearless. A Rottweiler must learn, from the start, its position in the family. It is usually tolerant of children, but parents need to make sure that any child is taught to treat the dog fairly and should be actively involved in the dog's education process.


As with all working breeds, the Rottweiler needs firm guidance and training. It is of vital importance that early socialising be carried out. This means exposure to all the normal everyday events for a puppy, in a non-stressful atmosphere. This is essential if the dog is to be expected to fit the right action to the right situation when mature. The importance of this early grounding, which must be followed up with regular training, cannot be over stressed. Rottweilers are fast growing dogs and, as such, are prone to all the problems that such animals exhibit, such as hip dysplasia and osteochondritis.


If you have decided that the Rottweiler is the dog for you and you realise that you must show this dog firm guidance and training, contact one of the groups listed below:

Recommended Breeders

Breeder NameKennelState 
Mark and Carol Dart aacarmar QLD Contact
Lynne Hudson Lynschkin VIC Contact
Eileen McGregor Staratraxn NSW Contact
Deborah Thomas treverhund NSW Contact
Julie Barry Barrott QLD Contact
D and M Moore Mondallin QLD Contact
Troy Kovacs Vorherschaft QLD Contact
Samantha Bradley Stolzsein VIC Contact
Robert Santori Royalerotts VIC Contact
melissa graham Diziz WA Contact
Lesley O'SHea Todweill Rottweilers NSW Contact
Chelsea Bird Azincourt NSW Contact
Kerryn Pearson Natuska SA Contact
Kerryn O'Brien Tykerna SA Contact
Marianne Keller Morgerot SA Contact
Rhonda Kruik Cornutella QLD Contact
Brooke & Glenn Turner & Sparham Gameguard NSW Contact
Robyn Ross Kelzak VIC Contact
Michelle Sutton TOTRR QLD Contact
Cindy Pearce Glamourotts QLD Contact
Taryn Findlater SURIASTA QLD Contact
Christine Tritton Tritton QLD Contact
John King Khingsahl QLD Contact
Angelique Christodoulou RoyalGhost QLD Contact
Eliza Cooper tasrotty TAS Contact
Sue Bagarozza Kyrajack QLD Contact
Julie Clarke Chamrott VIC Contact
Crystal Kennedy Rajenna VIC Contact
Vanessa Smith Vandajet QLD Contact
Michael Peters EAGLEBRIDGE QLD Contact
Melina Lawler Heikharma NSW Contact
Louise Russell Ubersein VIC Contact
Brooke Turner Opulant NSW Contact
Jessica McDonell Zarreuss QLD Contact
Karen Kruik KYRATELLA QLD Contact
Penny Green Hodarirafiki NSW Contact
Jay Hudson JAGROT QLD Contact
Jodie Bennett Jodie Bennett QLD Contact
Deborah Rodgers Meinrad QLD Contact
Kasey Hillyar Leegaz NSW Contact
Oliver Campbell Vanaheim Rottweilers NSW Contact
Madison Hunter ROTTSKY NSW Contact

*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their puppies and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.

Canine Clubs

Australian Capital Territory: New South Wales:
Dogs ACT
(ACT Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 815
Dickson, ACT 2602
Tel: 02 6241 4404
Fax: 02 6241 1129
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs NSW
(Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
PO Box 632
St Marys, NSW 1790
Tel: 02 9834 3022
Fax: 02 9834 3872
(Details current as of 10/10/2013)
Northern Terrority : Queensland:
Dogs NT
(North Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 37521
Winnellie, NT 0821
Tel: 08 8984 3570
Fax: 08 8984 3409
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Queensland
(Canine Control Council (Queensland))
PO Box 495
Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Tel: 07 3252 2661
Fax: 07 3252 3864
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
South Australia : Tasmania :
Dogs SA
(South Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 844
Prospect East, SA 5082
Tel: 08 8349 4797
Fax: 08 8262 5751
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Tasmania
(Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
The Rothman Building
PO Box 116
Glenorchy, Tas 7010
Tel: 03 6272 9443
Fax: 03 6273 0844
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Victoria: Western Australia:
Dogs Victoria
(Victorian Canine Association)
Locked Bag K9
Cranbourne, Vic 3977
Tel: 03 9788 2500
Fax: 03 9788 2599
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs West
(Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
Southern River, WA, 6110
Tel: 08 9455 1188
Fax: 08 9455 1190
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)



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