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Rottweilers

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Please e-mail comments and suggestions regarding this FAQ to
. The American Rottweiler Club Website can be found at
http://www.amrottclub.org/.

This FAQ is maintained by Denise D. Gross ) for the
American Rottweiler Club, Inc. Copyright 1996, all rights reserved.

This document includes original material as well as material compiled
from various publications of the American Rottweiler Club including
"Introducing The Rottweiler", "Rottweiler Ownership" and "Your New
Rottweiler". Thanks to the Public Education Committee of the American
Rottweiler Club (Mary Anne Roberts, Maureen Bourgeois, Rose Marie
Hogan and Janice Rowland, as well as the many other members who had
input into these publications).

You are encouraged to copy and distribute this document for
non-commercial use with the following restrictions: You may not modify
this document in any way. You must include the entire document,
including the copyright notice. This document may not be sold for
profit nor incorporated into commercial documents without the express
permission of the American Rottweiler Club.
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Table of Contents

* Table of Contents
* Preface
* History
* Standard
* Characteristics and Temperament
* Aggressiveness/Protective Instinct
* Health Concerns
+ Hip Dysplasia
+ Elbow Dysplasia
+ Osteochondrosis Dissecans (OCD)
+ Paneosteitis
+ Von Willebrand's Disease (VWD)
+ Bloat
+ Heart Diseases
+ Allergies
+ Eye Diseases
+ Epilepsy
+ Hypothyroidism
+ Cancer
* Frequently Asked Questions
+ Is the Rottweiler the right dog for me?
+ How are they with children?
+ Are they vicious?
+ Are they good with other pets?
+ What kind of training do they require?
+ What about discipline?
+ Do they require much exercise?
+ Do they shed?
+ Are they noisy?
+ Which sex makes the best pet?
+ Where should I buy my Rottweiler puppy?
+ What is a "Responsible" breeder?
+ What is the difference between pet and show quality?
+ How much can I expect to pay for a Rottweiler puppy?
* Resources
+ Books
+ Magazines
+ Videos
+ Breed Clubs

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Preface

The Rottweiler is an outstanding companion and guard, but ownership of
a Rottweiler carries much greater than average legal and moral
responsibilities, due to traits possessed by this breed, their size
and strength. The information in this FAQ is offered as a guide to
prospective Rottweiler buyers who may or may not be aware of all the
special qualities possessed by this breed, both positive and negative,
so that they can make an accurate estimate of their needs in relation
to the demands of Rottweiler ownership. The Rottweiler IS NOT a breed
that fits into every home.

Your first consideration in buying a Rottweiler should be the
knowledge that for the next ten or more years that dog will be a part
of your household. Unlike your automobile, you can not trade in your
Rottweiler for a new model. As a companion to your whole family, your
Rottweiler will reflect the love and affection you show him. He will
represent an emotional investment, not just a financial investment.
Therefore, choose him carefully. Know as much as possible about the
breed and his breeder before you buy. Deal only with a reputable
breeder!
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History

The Rottweiler is said to be descended from the drover dogs of ancient
Rome. These mastiff-type dogs accompanied the Roman Legions across the
Alps herding their cattle and guarding their camps. One such camp, on
the banks of the Neckar River in what is now southern Germany, was the
origin of the town of Rottweil (named for the red tile roofs of the
villas built by the Romans). Through the mid-1800's, the cattle trade
flourished in Rottweil, as did the Rottweiler Metzgerhund (butcher
dog), who drove the cattle to market and returned with the filled
purses of their masters around their necks. As rail transportation
became the primary means of bringing cattle to market, the dogs were
used less frequently. Legend has it that by 1905 there was but one
Rottweiler left in the town of Rottweil. By the early 1900's though,
the Rottweiler gained popularity as a police dog. Several Clubs were
formed, and in 1921 united as the Allgemeiner Deutscher Rottweiler
Klub (ADRK). In 1931, the first Rottweiler was admitted to the AKC
Stud Book. Through the 1970's, the Rottweiler was a fairly uncommon
dog in the United States, ranking in the middle of AKC registered
breeds in terms of number of dogs registered. In the early 1980's the
Rottweiler began a meteoric rise in popularity, and has been the
second most popular AKC breed since 1992.
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Standard

The AKC Standard describes the physical appearance and other desired
qualities of the breed otherwise known as "Type". The Standard
describes an ideal representative of the breed. No individual dog is
perfect, but the Standard provides an ideal for breeders to strive
towards.

Because of copyright concerns over the collection of all the Standards
at any single site storing all the FAQ's, AKC Standards are not
typically included in the Breed FAQs. The reader is referred to the
publications listed at the end of this document, or to the National
Breed Club (The American Rottweiler Club) for a copy of the Standard.
A copy of the AKC Standard can be read on-line at
http://www.akc.org/rotty.htm.
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Characteristics and Temperament

The Rottweiler is a medium-large, powerful dog. His compact and
substantial build denotes great strength, agility and endurance. On
average, males will range from 95 to 135 lbs and 24" to 27" at the
shoulder. They are more massive throughout with larger frame and
heavier bone than bitches. Bitches will range from 80 to 100 lbs and
from 22" to 25" at the shoulder. Animals can be found which are taller
or shorter than these measurements, however, they are not considered
typical by the breed standard. The Rottweiler is ALWAYS black, with
clearly defined markings on cheeks, muzzle, chest and legs as well as
over both eyes, that range from tan to deep mahogany. His coat is
straight, coarse and of medium length, with an undercoat varying in
degree based on climatic conditions. The Rottweiler is a calm and
self-confident dog, who has an inherent desire to protect home and
family. Personality may range from highly affectionate to extremely
aloof. He is not shy nor highly excitable. He is an intelligent and
highly trainable dog. He is also very much a companion, often
following their family members from room to room in the home. Because
of his size and strength, it is imperative that he receive proper
socialization and obedience training from an early age. Nervous, shy,
excitable or hyperactive individuals are exhibiting traits which are
undesirable in an animal the size and strength of the Rottweiler and
should be avoided.
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Aggressiveness/Protective Instinct

These traits vary with the individual dog to some degree, although all
have a strong territorial instinct and will defend their master's
home, car and property from intruders. Rottweilers have also been
known to bully or bluff their owners or other people, a trait that is
most disconcerting. This problem is easily prevented through early
obedience training and the development of a mutually rewarding working
relationship.

Many families have purchased a Rottweiler for its protectiveness, only
to discover that it brings with it a considerable moral and legal
responsibility. Problems arise quickly; the dog may not be able to
distinguish between a bear-hug greeting of a family member, or a
cherished friend, and the hostile advances of an intruder,
particularly if the greetings between parties includes loud shouts,
laughter or screams. Dogs must be carefully schooled to accept your
friends into your home but physical contact should be approached
carefully until the dog realizes that you belong. Strangers must never
come into your yard unannounced, the dog doesn't know the difference
between your brother and a burglar. Although the Rottweiler does not
usually bite without provocation, even being cornered and held by one
of these dogs is a very unnerving experience for meter men, delivery
persons or neighbors wandering into the yard while the owner is
absent. People expected to be in contact with the dog while the owners
are absent should be thoroughly familiar with the dog.
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Health Concerns

Hip Dysplasia

Hip Dysplasia (HD) is a developmental disease in which there is a
malformation of the hip joint(s). It is a genetic disease which may
also be influenced by environmental factors. It is a common problem in
most large breeds, and depending on severity, can cause serious pain
and/or debilitation. HD is almost never detectable in animals younger
than six months, and then in only the most severe cases. Two years is
generally considered the minimum age for accurate diagnosis.

The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) maintains a Hip Dysplasia
Registry, which functions as a diagnostic service and a registry of
hip status for dogs of all breeds. X-rays are evaluated by three
veterinary radiologists, and are assigned a hip status of Excellent,
Good, Fair, Borderline, Mild Dysplasia, Moderate Dysplasia or Severe
Dysplasia. Dogs receiving evaluations of Excellent, Good or Fair are
assigned an OFA Breed Registry Number. Only dogs that are at least 24
months of age are eligible for an OFA Number.

In an effort to reduce the incidence of HD, responsible Rottweiler
breeders will not breed dogs which have not received OFA clearance.
Puppies should only be purchased after careful evaluation of the hip
dysplasia status of the parents and the grandparents. The breeder of
the puppies should be able to provide copies of the OFA certificates
(on official stationery from the OFA). This is not a guarantee that
your puppy will not develop HD later on; research has documented the
fact that normal parents can produce litters with one third or more of
the puppies dysplastic as adults. Genetics may be the cause of
dysplasia but environmental factors such as over-feeding, over
exercise and injury of young animals may also contribute to this
disease.

Elbow Dysplasia

Like hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia is a hereditary disease. It is a
malformation of the elbow joint(s). OFA certifies elbows on a
pass/fail basis. As with hip dysplasia, your breeder should be able to
show you reports from the OFA defining the conformation of both
parent's elbows.

Osteochondrosis Dissecans (OCD)

OCD is a disease of bone formation that leads to lameness and
arthritis. It results from a disturbance of the process by which
cartilage is turned into bone during the growth process. Abnormally
thickened cartilage forms in areas of the joints that are subject to
stress and, hence, prone to damage. Cracks form, and the cartilage can
tear, forming a flap. This flap may remain attached to the bone, or it
may tear away and float freely in the joint. The cracks, flap or free
cartilage piece lead to inflammation of the joint (arthritis), pain
and lameness. More than one joint is often affected simultaneously. In
dogs, a the most commonly affected joint is the shoulder, followed by
the elbow, hock and knee.

Paneosteitis

Sometimes referred to as "growing pains" or "pano", panosteitis occurs
as a rotating lameness, usually in puppies about four months of age.
There are tests for pano which should be done to rule out more serious
problems. Sometimes crate rest is all a puppy needs for complete
recovery.

Von Willebrand's Disease (VWD)

VWD is a hereditary a bleeding disorder similar to hemophilia. Dogs
affected with VWD may have symptoms ranging from prolonged bleeding of
toenails cut short to hemorrhaging during minor surgical procedures.
Dogs may be carriers while exhibiting no outward symptoms. VWD is
diagnosed through blood screening.

Bloat

Bloat is a common condition in which the stomach swells from gas,
fluid or both. Bloat becomes a medical emergency when the stomach
distends and then flips over, causing torsion. Bloat and torsion may
be caused by over-eating, drinking large amounts of water after
eating, and/or vigorous exercise after a meal. Efforts to prevent
bloat may include feeding several small meals a day, crating the dog
for several hours after eating, and monitoring water intake.

Heart Diseases

The most common heart problem seen in Rottweilers is Sub-Aortic
Stenosis. This disorder can be very mild or so serious that it results
in sudden death. Reputable breeders, working with canine
cardiologists, hope to identify the mode of inheritance of this and
other heart problems.

Allergies

Some Rottweilers are prone to flea and/or food allergies. Symptoms and
severity of the allergies vary from dog to dog.

Eye Diseases

Entropian (eyelids rolling inward) and Ectropian (Eyelids rolling
outward) are inherited conditions which require surgical correction.
Both of these conditions disqualify a dog from being shown in AKC
conformation competition.

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Central Progressive Retinal Atrophy
(CPRA) and certain types of Cataracts are inherited conditions. Dogs
used for breeding should be examined annually by a Board-certified
Veterinary ophthalmologist, until at least eight years of age, as
hereditary eye problems may not present themselves until later in
life. Dogs examined by a Board-certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist
and found to be free of hereditary eye disease may be registered
annually with the Canine Eye Registry Foundation (CERF).

Epilepsy

Epilepsy may result from injury to the head or from bacterial
infections of the brain. If no such cause is found, it is regarded to
be congenital. Congenital epilepsy can be an inherited trait, and has
been observed in many breeds. The term epilepsy refers to recurring
episodic seizures/convulsions. The episodes can be triggered by
fatigue, excitement, anxiety, noise or in females, by estrus. It may
be controlled with medication. Obviously, breeding is not recommended.

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism refers to insufficient output of the thyroid hormone by
the thyroid gland. It may slow down the whole body functions; the dog
may become lethargic, mentally slow, without much energy. Its coat may
become dull, thin and fall out easily. In males it can lower the sperm
count and reduce sexual activity. In females it may cause irregular
heat cycles. The signs may develop very slowly, and the condition can
be detected with a blood test. Usually, it is a permanent condition,
and is treated with thyroid hormones. Hypothyroid is generally
considered to be an inherited trait.

Cancer

Cancer is becoming a very common condition in the Rottweiler breed,
with bone cancer being the most frequent type. Any suspicious lumps,
moles, sores or unexplained lameness should be investigated by your
veterinarian.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Rottweiler the right dog for me?

The Rottweiler is the current "fad" guard/macho dog of the moment. For
four years running, it has been the second most-popular AKC registered
breed. Don't be swept up by the hype, or the fact that you neighbor,
aunt, sister, or best friend has one. The Rottweiler is a large,
powerful dog and along with ownership comes much responsibility.
Rottweilers require extensive socialization from an early age. Are you
willing to carry your puppy for several months, (he shouldn't be
walking in public places until he is fully immunized at around 16-20
weeks), exposing him to the sights, sounds and people he will
encounter as an adult? Because of their size and strength, obedience
training for your Rottweiler is a must. Weekly group classes for 6 to
12 months is generally considered a minimum. Rottweilers are "people"
dogs.

They want to be with their masters. As a working breed, the Rottweiler
requires daily exercise, a good romp twice a day at least. Left alone
or with inadequate exercise for long periods they may become unruly
and destructive.

How are they with children?

A properly bred Rottweiler who receives adequate socialization and
training will generally get along fine with children, but tolerance
will vary from dog to dog. He must be taught early on what is
acceptable behavior and what is not, as should the child. Because of
their large size and inherent desire to "herd", Rottweilers should
always be supervised around children. A minor "bump" can cause serious
injury to a small child. Also, some Rottweilers have a high degree of
"prey" drive (the instinct to chase moving objects), therefore should
never be left alone with children, who naturally will want to run and
play. Some breeders recommend waiting until the children are at least
school age before introducing a Rottweiler into the home. The amount
of space in your home, the age of your children and the amount of time
the dog will be in contact with the children should be part of your
decision.

Are they vicious?

A properly bred, socialized and trained Rottweiler is not inherently
vicious. The rapid rise in popularity of the breed has attracted many
irresponsible breeders who are only interested in making a profit, and
don't care what damage is done to the breed in the process.

Are they good with other pets?

Problems should be minimal when a Rottweiler is raised from puppyhood
with other pets. Introducing a new pet when there is an adult
Rottweiler in the household should be done slowly and with care. Dog
to dog aggression is influenced by the early socialization of puppies,
their bloodlines and sex; males are less tolerant of other males than
they are of females. Bitches may also be intolerant of other dogs. The
Rottweiler is highly intelligent and trainable, and with
perserverence, should be able to learn to co-exist peacefully with any
pet you wish to introduce.

What kind of training do they require?

The Rottweiler has been developed for its working ability and often
blooms when given a chance to work with its master, although there are
occasional exceptions. It is very necessary to establish your control
of the animal and obedience training is often the easiest and most
rewarding way to do so. Your breeder should be able to provide you
with guidance in the selection of a training class, however, avoid the
very rough trainer, no matter how highly recommended. Rottweilers can
often be controlled using verbal reprimands alone, and while they
occasionally require strong physical corrections, some trainers tend
to be much rougher on Rottweilers than is necessary. Women have been
very successful with the dogs in obedience training. Physical mastery
of the dog is generally less important than sensitive, patient and
positive training methods. Patience is an important factor in training
a Rottweiler.

What about discipline?

The Rottweiler is a sensitive, intelligent and loyal animal and
usually wants to please its owner. Occasionally, it can be quite
stubborn though, and requires more attention. It is imperative that
discipline is consistent and firm without being overly rough. A harsh
word will often suffice, although sharper corrections are sometimes
necessary. Ownership isn't for the timid or very busy person who
cannot or is not inclined towards careful supervision of his/her pet.

Do they require much exercise?

The Rottweiler is a working breed. He is generally not happy sitting
around doing nothing all day. A large yard with a six-foot high fence
is ideal, but adult Rottweilers have been kept successfully in large
apartments. The yard is essential if a puppy or young dog is being
acquired; it will help to keep the dog exercised and reduce boredom
which in turn may prevent destructive behavior. If you don't have the
space, consider a smaller or less active breed. Personal commitment on
the part of the owner is the most important thing. People willing to
walk their dog on a regular basis will find a more personal and
bonding relationship developing than just letting them run by
themselves in the yard. Your Rottweiler will require a minimum of two
good walks each day (10 to 20 minutes each). Adequate exercise is
necessary to maintain the good health of your Rottweiler, as they have
a tendency to gain weight without proper exercise.

Do they shed?

The Rottweiler is a double-coated breed, with a medium length outer
coat and a soft downy undercoat. They do shed, more than one would
think by looking at their appearance. The amount of shedding will vary
with climatic conditions. They generally tend to "blow out" their
undercoats twice a year, in spring and fall.

Are they noisy?

Rottweilers will bark to announce the arrival of people on the
property, and at animals and birds in the yard, but they generally
don't bark without reason.

Which sex makes the best pet?

Opinions vary on this topic. Most breeders would generally recommend a
female, especially for first-time owners. Females are smaller and
easier to control, somewhat less dominant and usually more
affectionate. Males are stronger, more powerful and dominant, and
therefore somewhat harder to train and control.

Where should I buy my Rottweiler puppy?

There are various places where you may acquire a Rottweiler puppy, but
only ONE place where you should - from a responsible breeder. Pet
shops acquire their puppies from puppy mills, brokers and back-yard
breeders. Their puppies are separated from their dams and litters at
too early and age, they are not properly socialized and may well
develop serious health problems.

Puppy mills, brokers and back-yard breeders have only one priority -
to make a profit. They are not interested in the welfare of the
puppies they breed. Beware of petshops that advertise "we get our
puppies from private breeders." No responsible breeder would ever
broker puppies to a pet shop. Don't perpetuate the puppy mill problem
- steer clear of pet shops.

What is a "Responsible" breeder?

This is a difficult category to define, but there are certain minimum
standards that are accepted as "responsible" by most who are active in
the dog fancy. Following are some of the things a responsible breeder
will be doing:
1. All breeding stock will be certified free of Hip Dysplasia by the
Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA). Elbows may also be
certified as free of Elbow Dysplasia; this is a relatively new
trend and some older dogs/bitches may not be certified. The
breeder will be willing to supply you with copies of the OFA
certificates. No bitch or dog will be bred before the age of two,
(the minimum age for OFA certification). OFA does issue
preliminary evaluations of hips and elbows, but actual
certification will not be done before two years.
2. Breeding stock will be certified free of inherited eye disease
annually by a Board certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist; the
certificate is issued by the Canine Eye Registry Foundation
(CERF).
3. Bitches and dogs used for breeding will have achieved certain
competitive titles such as AKC Champion or an advanced obedience
title (CDX, UD). Responsible breeders will usually not breed dogs
and bitches whose quality has not been proven in competition,
although under certain circumstances (injuries which prevent
competition) they may.
4. The Breeder will belong to one or more Rottweiler Clubs which
require adherence to a "Code of Ethics" from all members
(adherence to a certain level of responsibility in ownership and
breeding). The largest of these clubs include the American
Rottweiler Club, The Colonial Rottweiler Club, The Medallion
Rottweiler Club and the Gold Coast Rottweiler Club. There are
numerous local Rottweiler clubs, some are "Code" clubs and some
are not - ask. Code of Ethics clubs do not permit members to
advertise puppy prices.
5. The Breeder will be active in the sport of dogs, competing in
conformation, obedience, tracking or herding events.
6. A responsible breeder will not give you a "hard-sell" routine when
you call to inquire about his/her dogs. Usually he/she will be
trying everything they can to discourage you from buying a
Rottweiler. A reputable breeder's number one concern is that
his/her puppies are placed in responsible homes where they will
receive the same kind of care and training he/she gives his/her
own dogs. Expect to be interviewed at length as to why you want to
own a Rottweiler, and what your family and lifestyle is like. The
reputable breeder will ask more questions of you than you will of
him/her.
7. A responsible breeder will try to steer you clear of rushing to
buy a puppy this week or this month, but he/she will also not
expect you to wait an unreasonable amount of time to buy one of
his/her puppies. If he has no puppies available and has no
breeding planned in the near future, he will recommend other
breeders whose standards are as high as his own.
8. A responsible breeder will be happy to have you meet the parents
of the litter (at least the dam; frequently the sire will not
belong to the breeder), as well as his/her other dogs. The dogs
and puppies will be kept in a clean and healthy environment.
9. A responsible breeder will only sell puppies with a signed,
written contract. He/she will pass on accurate health, breeding
and registration records and pedigree records of at least three
generations. They will require that any puppy not purchased as
show and breeding stock be made incapable of reproducing, and
require that limited registration "blue slips" be provided, or
that registration papers be withheld until a veterinarians
certificate is received as proof of sterilization.

What is the difference between pet and show quality?

"Show Quality" is a term that is often misunderstood and misused. It
can mean something as simple as a puppy with no disqualifying faults
(as listed in the breed standard) at the time of sale. The serious
buyer looking for a potential winner or breeding stock had best spend
time going to dog shows and talking to exhibitors as well as studying
the standard for the breed. Serious and disqualifying faults to avoid
include overshot or undershot bites, missing teeth, long or curly
coats, light eyes, hip dysplasia and unstable temperaments. All lines
carry one or more of these traits, and a responsible breeder will be
able to give you a candid description of what is in your animal's
genetic background. Be aware that the nicest puppy in the litter can
mature into a very mediocre adult. Be prepared to critically evaluate
your dog, because even if you paid a good price you may still end up
with a pet.

Pet Quality: many time breeders will offer puppies with serious faults
for lower prices than show quality. These faults are generally
cosmetic (bad bites, white spots on the chest or belly, missing teeth,
etc.) and will not affect the health or temperament of the dog. These
animals are not for breeding because these are serious genetic faults.
A responsible breeder will require that the animal be spayed, neutered
or vasectomized before releasing the AKC registration papers. Breeders
may now sell their puppies on the new AKC Limited Registration
Certificate, which allows the dog AKC privileges of obedience
activities but will not allow showing in the conformation ring or use
for breeding purposes. These dogs make good companions and often their
faults are not detectable to any but the most experienced eyes.

How much can I expect to pay for a Rottweiler puppy?

Show quality puppies will generally sell for $800 to $1500, with pet
prices approximately half the show price.
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Resources

Books

The Complete Rottweiler, by Muriel Freeman; Published by Howell Book
House.

The Rottweiler, by Joan Klem and Susan Rademacher; Published by TFH.

The Wonderful World Of Rottweilers, by Anna Katherine Nicholas;
published by TFH

Magazines

The Rottweiler Quarterly is a highly informative magazine devoted to
all phases of Rottweiler ownership. For subscription information
contact GRQ Publications; PO Box 900, Aromas, CA 95004.

ARK is the quarterly newsletter of the American Rottweiler Club. Keeps
membership up to date on Rottweiler happenings across the U.S. Contact
Marilyn Piusz, 339 County Highway 106, Johnstown, NY 12095.

The AKC Gazette is a must for all purebred dog owners. Covers care,
training, health and showing. "Events Calendar" gives important dates
of all AKC events (conformation,obedience, tracking, herding, etc.).
Subscription information is available from the AKC at 5580 Centerview
Dr., Raleigh, NC 27690-0643.

Videos

American Kennel Club Rottweiler Video is helpful in visualizing the
breed standard. Available from the AKC, 5580 Centerview Dr., Raleigh,
NC 27690-0643.

Let's Talk About Rottweilers by JK Video Concepts, 1219 Golf Lane,
Wheaton, IL 60187

In The Ribbons - The Rottweiler by Canine Training Systems, 7550 West
Radcliff Ave., Littleton, CO 80123

Breed Clubs

National Breed Club
American Rottweiler Club, an AKC Member Club
Doreen LePage - Secretary
E-Mail Address:

Regional and Local Breed Clubs

This is a list of Regional and Local Breed Clubs. You can obtain the
name and address of a club's contact person by e-mailing the Amercan
Rottweiler Club's Secretary at


Adirondack Rottweiler Fanciers
Schenectady, NY 12303

Aloha State Rottweiler Club

Honolulu, HI 96816

Assoc. Rottweiler Fanciers of No. CA
Martinez, CA 94553

Badger State Rottweiler Fanciers
Milwaukee, WI 53208

Badger State Rottweiler Fanciers
Milwaukee, WI 53208

Bayou Rottweiler Club
Elm Grove, LA 71051

Carolina Rottweiler Club
Greenville, NC 27858

Chicagoland Rottweiler Club
Chicago, IL 60644

Colonial Rottweiler Club
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Dallas-Fort Worth Rottweiler Club
Fort Worth, TX 76110

Dogwood Rottweiler Club of Atlanta
Woodstock, GA 30189

Emerald Valley Rottweiler Club
Medina, OH 44256

Gold Coast Rottweiler Club
Loxahatchee, FL 33470

Golden State Rottweiler Club
Laguna Hills, CA 92656

Great Lakes Rottweiler Club of Michigan
New Haven, MI 48048

Greater Cincinnati Rottweiler Club
Cincinnati, OH 45240

Greater Midwest Rottweiler Club
Farmington, MN 55024

Greater New York Rottweiler Club
Roosevelt, NY 11575

Greater Rochester Rottweiler Club
Farmington, NY 14425

Greater St. Louis Rottweiler Club
St. Ann, MO 63074

Gulfstream Rottweiler Club
Hialeah Gardens, FL 33016

Hampton Roads Rottweiler Club
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Hoosier Rottweiler Club
Indianapolis, IN 46224

Houston Area Rottweiler Fanciers
Houston, TX 77099

Medallion Rottweiler Club
Plano, IL 60545

Mile High Rottweiler Club
Aurora, CO 80010

National Capitol Rottweiler Club
Abingdon, MD 21009

New England Rottweiler Fanciers
Chepachet, RI 02814

Northstar Rottweiler Club
Crystal, MN 55428

Northwest Rottweiler Fanciers
Buckley, WA 98321

Quad City Rottweiler Club
Rock Island, IL 61201

Rottweiler Club of Alaska
Anchorage, AK 99514

Rottweiler Club of Canada
Calgary, ALB T2E 7T6 Canada

Rottweiler Club of Kansas City
Bucyrus, KS 66013

Rottweiler Club of Knoxville
Maryville, TN 37801

Rottweiler Club of Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV 89122

Rottweiler Club of Maine
Barrington, NH 03825

Rottweiler Club of Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK 73146-0376

San Bernadino Rottweiler Fanciers
Calimesa, CA 92320

Seminole Rottweiler Club of Greater Tallahassee
Havana, FL 32333

Sierra Rottweiler Owners
Sparks, NV 89433

Southern Nevada Rottweiler Club
Las Vegas, NV 89129

Southwestern Rottweiler Club
San Diego, CA 92114

The Rottweiler Club of Alaska
Anchorage, AK 99514

The Rottweiler Club of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Wasatch Rottweiler Club
Salt Lake City, UT 84117

Western Pennsylvania Rottweiler Club
Allison Park, PA 15101

Western Rottweiler Owners
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Willamette Rottweiler Club
Clatskanie, OR 97016-2509

Zia Rottweiler Alliance
Tijeras, NM 87059

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