Dog Breeds Gallery

We've brought together dog breeds from all over the world including Australia so you can learn more about their history, habits, personalities, and unique abilities. The more you know about dogs, the more you love them. Browse the dog breeds list below to read more about your dream dog.

Rottweiler

Rottweiler
Rottweiler
Rottweiler
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.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

Rottweilers can live up to 12 years of age.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

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.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

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.

IN CONCLUSION

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 Name Kennel State
Mark and Carol Higgins aacarmar QLD Contact
Lynne Hudson Lynschkin VIC Contact
Josie Eiffe Voneiffel QLD Contact
Eileen McGregor Staratraxn NSW Contact
Lisa Wallace Nowstarin NSW Contact
Deborah Thomas treverhund NSW Contact
Loise Russell Ubersein VIC Contact
Julie Barry Barrott QLD Contact
Jill and Kerryn O'Brien Westobri SA Contact
George Ioannidis Abakahn NT Contact
Heidi Youle Bailimina QLD Contact
D and M Moore Mondallin QLD Contact
Heather Parker Vonasche VIC Contact
ALEX & TANIA SOIFER CZARKYM ROTTWEILERS VIC Contact
Troy Kovacs Vorherschaft QLD Contact
kylie turner Rynberg WA Contact
Marguerite Baker Cavalrite QLD Contact
Samantha Bradley Stolzsein VIC Contact
Paul Hakim Shogunate VIC Contact
Robert Santori Royalerotts VIC Contact
melissa graham Diziz WA Contact
Tracie McIntosh Allerzeit TAS Contact
Lesley O'SHea Todweill Rottweilers NSW Contact
Chelsea Bird Azincourt NSW Contact
Kerryn Pearson Natuska SA Contact
Michael Olzen Rolzwinger QLD Contact
Kerryn O'Brien Tykerna SA Contact
john buckley meisterhunde rottweilers VIC Contact
Marianne Keller Morgerot SA Contact
Rhonda Kruik Cornutella QLD Contact
Brooke & Glenn Turner & Sparham OPULANT 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
Rosemary Adler Kuhnheit TAS Contact
John King Khingsahl QLD Contact
Angelique Christodoulou RoyalGhost QLD Contact
allison midgley tasrotty TAS Contact
allison midgley tasrotty TAS Contact
MURRAY DOAK HAMMERSMARK QLD Contact
Sue Bagarozza Kyrajack QLD Contact
Julie Clarke Chamrott VIC Contact
Crystal Kennedy Rajenna VIC Contact
Vanessa Smith Vandajet QLD Contact
Francis White EAGLEBRIDGE QLD Contact
Melina Lawler Heikharma NSW Contact
Louise Russell Ubersein VIC Contact
Brooke Turner Opulant NSW Contact
Jessica McDonell Zarreuss QLD Contact
Donna & Matt Borg & Kruger Emery NSW Contact
Neville Bennett Darksupreme NSW Contact
Susie & John Baird Rakaaz VIC Contact
Karen & Teleah Kruik KYRATELLA QLD Contact
Penny Green Hodarirafiki NSW Contact
Jay Hudson JAGROT QLD Contact
Jodie Bennett Jodie Bennett QLD 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 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:
    Dogs ACT
    (ACT Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 815
    Dickson, ACT 2602
    Tel: 02 6241 4404
    Fax: 02 6241 1129
    Website: www.dogsact.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • New South Wales:
    Dogs NSW
    (Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
    PO Box 632
    St Marys, NSW 1790
    Tel: 02 9834 3022
    Fax: 02 9834 3872
    Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
    (Details current as of 10/10/2013)
  • Northern Terrority:
    Dogs NT
    (North Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 37521
    Winnellie, NT 0821
    Tel: 08 8984 3570
    Fax: 08 8984 3409
    Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Queensland:
    Dogs Queensland
    (Canine Control Council (Queensland))
    PO Box 495
    Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
    Tel: 07 3252 2661
    Fax: 07 3252 3864
    Website: www.cccq.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • South Australia:
    Dogs SA
    (South Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 844
    Prospect East, SA 5082
    Tel: 08 8349 4797
    Fax: 08 8262 5751
    Website: www.dogssa.com.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Tasmania:
    Dogs Tasmania
    (Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
    The Rothman Building
    PO Box 116
    Glenorchy, Tas 7010
    Tel: 03 6272 9443
    Fax: 03 6273 0844
    Website: www.tasdogs.com/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Victoria:
    Dogs Victoria
    (Victorian Canine Association)
    Locked Bag K9
    Cranbourne, Vic 3977
    Tel: 03 9788 2500
    Fax: 03 9788 2599
    Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Western Australia:
    Dogs West
    (Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
    Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
    Southern River, WA, 6110
    Tel: 08 9455 1188
    Fax: 08 9455 1190
    Website: www.dogswest.com
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)