Rottweiler Club of Victoria Inc. Breeder Listing
|CRANBOURNE||ALLGEMEIN||JOHN & LYNNE MACDONALDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|GEELONG||RAKAAZ||JOHN & SUSIE BAIRDemail@example.com|
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|THE BASIN||RAEBURNYTE||KATRINA RAEBURNemail@example.com|
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SEARCHING FOR YOUR BREEDER
A few words & tips to help you in your educated search for the right breeder…
Rottweiler Club of Victoria Inc. (RCV) member breeders are subject to a more strict health testing regime governed by our Constitution, Code of Ethics, Bylaws & Rules than those breeders who are not members. The RCV is the only recognised Rottweiler club in Victoria, by Dogs Victoria and Dogs Australia. We suggest you call and speak with as many breeders as possible, but beware, not all are ethical just because they are a member of Dogs Victoria or have a professional looking website.
When you call to speak with breeders, ask lots of questions and be prepared to be asked a lot of questions too.
Questions you could ask a breeder, for example;
1. Are you a member of the RCV or any other NRCA affiliate?
2. How long have you lived with Rottweilers?
3. How long have you been breeding Rottweilers?
4. How many litters have you ever bred?
5. What do you do with your dogs apart from breed them?
6. What are your principles in regards to breeder support for the lifetime of the dog?
7. How many years do you offer in your health guarantee?
8. Is your health guarantee written in your contract?
Source Number; All states and Territories are different in Australia, however in Victoria ALL breeders must hold a Pet Exchange Register Source Number, which must be displayed in every advertisement where a puppy or dog is being sold or given away.
Price; The price of a puppy will vary from breeder to breeder but do your homework as most are currently around $4,000 or below and for this price the sire and dam should be from show and or working quality dogs. All good breeders register their dogs with the Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC) on the full or limited register. Limited registered dogs are what most pet Rottweilers are sold on which means your puppy cannot be exported, bred or shown but can still enter obedience and other trials.
Deposits: Many breeders ask for a deposit to be paid to confirm your commitment to buy one of their puppies, however we strongly suggest you do not pay a deposit for the promise of a puppy. We suggest you wait until the puppies are born, you’ve seen the puppies, met the breeder if you haven’t already, read their sales agreement then consider whether you wish to commit with a small holding deposit. Please ensure you receive a written receipt for your money with the date, your name, breeders name, address and breeders signature.
Sales Agreement: It is law in Victoria for all breeders to provide you with a sales agreement which includes a health guarantee. This is Victoria only and differs from State to State/Territory. RCV have our own sales agreement here or Dogs Victoria have a sales agreement that you can download if your chosen breeder doesn’t have one http://www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
Due to the increased demand for puppies at the moment, you may have to go on a waiting list with your chosen breeder for 6-12 months or even longer if they don’t breed often. Talk to as many breeders as you can and try to get on a waiting list with the breeder you feel most comfortable with.
A few tips…
- Choose a breeder who health checks their dogs by x-raying the parent’s hips and elbows, completes eye and dental certificates, tests for JLPP and can prove it by sending you a copy of all paperwork. Check for matching numbers and names on paperwork.
- Choose a breeder who asks you a lot of questions about how you intend to house, train and socialise your puppy, because they care where their puppies go.
- A good breeder is one who allows you to meet at least one of the parents, usually the female as some puppies are from frozen semen (overseas) or males interstate.
- A good breeder wants you to keep in touch with them to offer ongoing support for the life of your Rottweiler if you want it. They advise you about the expected behavior of a Rottweiler, not just about how good their dogs are.
- A good breeder will provide you with a “puppy pack” which should include a folder full of informative and interesting info on the breed, your puppy’s pedigree, your puppy’s vaccination cert, your puppy’s worming regime, copies of both parents’ pedigrees and health test paperwork, how to feed your puppy, train your puppy/dog, when to worm, when his next vaccination is due etc. Your breeder should provide you with some food your puppy has been eating so he has no sudden change in diet. Many good breeders provide a collar and lead, a small blanket with the litter & or mum smells to help puppy settle in is new home. Plus much more from some breeders.
- A good breeder actually does things with their dogs other than “just breed them”. For example; they may enter their dog in obedience trials, tracking trials, herding trials, endurance tests and dog shows to gain a Rottweiler specialist’s opinion about their dog/s. Success in these activities can show that a dog is structurally & mentally sound and fit for purpose.
Rottweiler Club of Victoria member breeders must undertake the following tests on dogs before breeding:
- Scoring of hip x-rays to detect dysplasia. Both parents in a breeding pair must have a combined hip score of 20 or lower, the lower the better;
- Scoring of elbow x-rays to detect dysplasia, the lower the score the better, it is not recommended that dogs with grade 3 elbows are used for breeding;
- Eyes checked for color, obvious signs of ectropian or entropian
- Teeth counted, the correct number of teeth is 42 and a scissor bite
- JLPP, dogs can be CLEAR or a CARRIER. A CARRIER can only be bred to a CLEAR. A certificate of JLPP status must be provided for both sire and dam.
- Some breeders do more testing although at this point of time any other testing is elective therefore, not compulsory as the testing above is.
RCV places advertisements for our members right here on our website when asked to do so by our member breeders, so keep an eye out for the adverts with the contact details of the breeder included by clicking on this link http://www.rottweilerclubofvictoria.com/breeders-pups/puppies-for-sale
ANKC / DOGS AUSTRALIA REGISTER -Check Breeder Registration www.ankc.org.au
We wish you all the best in your search for a healthy Rottweiler puppy from an ethical breeder.