Starkehre Rottweilers
 

About Us



 

 

Starkehre Rottweilers - NRCA. MDBA. Puppy Culture & ANKC Registered Breeder

We are Meg and Mark Lewis and we share almost 30 years of involvement and experience in Rottweilers. This experience includes owning, training, trialling and showing. Some of the working disciplines we have enjoyed and competed successfully in with our Rottweilers include Obedience, Agility, Herding, Weight Pull, Nosework, Dock Diving, Tracking and Endurance.

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 it's 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 allows 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 "firm but fair" structure and leadership they require. 

Potential breeding dogs are health tested in accordance with the NRC(A) 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). We also DNA profile for proof of parentage and genetically test for the following diseases and traits which have been found in Rottweilers -
Juvernile Laryngeal Paralysis & Polyneuropathy JLPP
Myotubular Myopathy X Linked C-MYMX
Natural Bob Tail C-NTBL
Long Hair Gene C-LHGN 

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

* Dogs Victoria
* Master Dog Breeders and Associates
* 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
* Vic Herding Association
* ASC of Vic