The Purpose For This Database
The history of the Rottweiler in Australia only
goes back to 1962 when Capt. Roy Smith brought in a breeding pair from
England. They were Rintelna The Dragoon and Rintelna The Chatelaine.
The first two litters “E” and “F” were born in
Western Australia, the first being born in quarantine. Roy Smith then
moved to Queensland where the “G” litter was born and as far as I am
aware all future litters were born there. The above is well documented
in books published about Rottweilers in Australia.
I had been compiling a private database with all
the ancestors of my dogs going back as far as possible. When I ran into
an unknown sire or dam, I would endeavour to track them down.
Unfortunately, here in Australia it is no easy task. There are NO stud
books. The Canine Councils in each state had their computer systems
separate until the year 2000 and many of them were on a manual paper
system for many years. If one wanted information from their archives it
would cost too much for the search. Even now, with all states linked
together with the ANKC it costs a lot of money to do a search even for
the most recent information.
Of the Rintelna dogs, one can only find about
five or six that are quite prominent in well known pedigrees. Surely
there were more of them that were bred, had litters, and produced
Champions. There were not many around in those days. The last Rintelna
litter that I found was born in 1976. It was the “L” litter. What
happened to “H, I, J and K”.
It concerned me that Australia’s Rottweiler
history was getting lost in the annals of time.
I have started this online database so anyone
with an Australian born or imported Registered Rottweiler can record the
information here for future generations of Rottweiler enthusiasts to
If you have any questions about this database
please send them here.