Starkehre Rottweilers

About Us

Starkehre Rottweilers - 

NRC(A), Puppy Culture & ANKC Registered Breeder

We are Meg and Mark Lewis and we share almost 40 years of involvement and experience in Rottweilers. This experience includes owning, breeding, training, trialling and showing Rottweilers. Some of the working activities in which we have competed and/or trained with our Rottweilers include Obedience, Agility, Herding, Weight Pull, Nosework, Tricks, Television Work, Therapy Dog, Dock Diving, Tracking, Endurance, GRC.

Also, as depicted in the above video, we are a huge advocate of taking our dogs out into the community and demonstrating to the public how social, well trained, easy to handle and biddable they are. Promoting our breed is protecting our breed and this is integral to our ethos.

But above all else, we love our dogs. They mean the world to us. Our relationships with each of them is integral and warms our hearts everyday.

We are honoured to be custodians of our magnificent breed and take this privilege very seriously. We believe our ideals and actions reflect this. We strive to nurture both the working attributes and versatility of the Rottweiler, whilst also demonstrating their biddable temperament to the wider community. Being very passionate about the Rottweiler and its continued existence, we base everything we do with our breed on honesty, respect and integrity. Though breed type is of utmost importance to us we absolutely will not compromise on health and temperament. Our aim is to tick all the boxes.

Our dogs live with us in our home as part of our family. We run our online pet supplies business from home, therefore this affords us to spend time (both quality and quantity) with our dogs. They are a huge part of our lives and they enjoy a vast range of activities and pleasures while also receiving the consistent structure, continual training, engagement, play, physical and mental enrichment and leadership they require. 

Potential breeding dogs are health tested in accordance with the NRC(A) (National Rottweiler Council of Australia) requirements which includes JLPP, Hips/Elbows, Mouth and Eye Certificates and guidelines.

In addition to the above requirements, we choose to have our own breeding dogs undergo an Echocardiogram (heart testing) and be deemed to be clear of any heart disease. We screen against BOAS (Brachycephalic Obstructive Airways Syndrome) and x-ray tibial plateau angles omitting dogs from our breeding program that have TPAs that are deemed by a vet specialist to potentially have a genetic predisposition for CCL disease. We also conduct full DNA profiling so as to eliminate all identified genetic diseases in the breed.

We are current financial members of and proudly comply with the Code Of Ethics imposed on us by the following clubs -

* Dogs Victoria
* Rottweiler Club of Vic
* Rottweiler Club of SA
* Rottweiler Club of NSW
* Northern Districts Rottweiler Club of NSW
* Rottweiler Club of QLD
* Rottweiler Club of TAS
* West Coast Rottweiler Club of WA
* Rottweiler Club of NT
* Vic Herding Association

* Herding Dog Club of SA
* GRC Dogsports Inc