MHRC is a Code of Ethics club. The breeder must adhere to the ARC Mandatory Practices for both the sire and dam. For any upcoming breeding, litter, or at-stud announcement, both the sire and the dam must have passed hips, eyes, heart, and have a CHIC number. All health clearances, as well as the CHIC #, must be provided in the announcement.
Contact a Club member for more info on upcoming Litters. Please refer to the Orthopedic Foundations for Animals for guidelines on required and health testing for Sire and Dam, prior to purchasing your new family member. Rottweilers are overall robust breed but there are inherited health issues that Ethical Breeders strive to omit from their future generations to ensure this wonderful breed remains so.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A BREEDER
A good breeder will ask you more questions than you ask them. They will be concerned where this puppy is going, how it will be raised, your family composition and hot it will be fed, trained and socialized.
A good breeder raises their puppies indoors, not in a garage, kennel or back yard. Puppies raised indoors mean well socialized puppies, used to sounds in the house and well on their way to being house broken.
A good breeder will provide important health clearances on the parents. They will readily discuss bloodlines and they have a purposed for their dogs in such activities as in the show ring, obedience or other working venues. The parents usually have working titles, success in the conformation ring, and these should be interactive and personable dogs.
A good breeder will be there for you for the life of the puppy, to answer important health, training and diet questions. They will not ask for large or non-refundable deposits and are more interested in finding a good and permanent home for their puppies. They are adding a new family member to your family, and expect to have you as a new member of their puppy family as well!