Our goal is the goal of the Allgemeiner Deutscher Rottweiler Klub e.V., that is, the breeding of Rottweilers is the breeding of working dogs; to produce animals possessing the virtues of good health, mentality, character and conformation.
Allgemein Rottweilers is owned by John and Lynne MacDonald of Cranbourne, Victoria, Australia. We have been actively involved with the breed for in excess of 35 years. Our daughter Rachel is also a member of our family team, having grown up with Rottweilers from the day she was born. Rachel is actively involved in our kennel assisting with whelping and raising our puppies and also participating in conformation shows and the training of her young female.
Lynne’s first Rottweilers were bred by the late Jim and Yvonne Pettengell of the internationally known kennel Auslese. Lynne participated in both specialty and all breeds conformation shows as well as obedience.
John acquired his first Rottweiler in 1985, a male whom he trained and trialled to Schutzhund I. This dog went on to become the first operational Rottweiler with the Australian Federal Government’s Protective Services.
John’s next dog was a very confident male puppy from the kennel Wallkuer owned by the late Kathryn Titman of Castlemaine, Victoria. This young puppy (‘Chaka’) was sired by Pettengell’s German import, Ch Graf vom Grüntenblick and his dam was Auslese Assi. Chaka became the very well known dog Wallkuer Carue (A) BH SchH III IPO III AD ZtP and was John’s partner for 11 years.
(See ‘Past Dogs’ for more on Chaka).
John has 35 years experience in working dogs and over that time has conducted numerous seminars on the training of dogs for IPO, obedience and dog behaviour and has written numerous articles for various dog magazines. He has been involved in IPO for in excess of 30 years and has judged IPO working trials in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia. John is a qualified working judge, licensed Rottweiler specialist judge and was also President of the National Rottweiler Council (Australia), a position he held for 17.5 years.
We are actively involved in breeding, showing and working our Rottweilers. We are members of the Allgemeiner Deutscher Rottweiler Klub e.V., Dogs Victoria, the Northern Districts Rottweiler Club of NSW Inc, Rottweiler Club of South Australia Inc and the Rottweiler Club of Victoria Inc where Lynne is honoured to be a Life Member.