About RCG

Why Rottweiler Club Ghana

We exist to “support the preservation and protection” of the Rotweiler in Ghana. We as a club have define for ourself what exactly the club will do for the breed, depending on the use of the Rotweiler dog in the Ghanaian context.

 

We have a written standard for our breed and maintain our breed’s stud book. You are sure to get a Rotweiler from our members or be introduced to one if you’re part of us.

 

As well, we provide information to the public about our breed. Our club members agree to a code of ethics overseen by the club and a list of breeders is usually available to help people find a reputable breeder. We also sponsor dog shows for our breed.

 

RCG promotes the benefits and well-being of the Rotweiler and often we organize events to discuss showing, training, breeding, and hereditary health issues. We also provide judging seminars to train dog event judges, and maintain judging lists.

Join us if you’re as passionate about your Rottweiler as we are about ours!

Our Mission

Generally speaking, a dog breed club is an association or club of fanciers of a single, specific breed of dog.

 

Breed clubs define the breed with which the club is associated in a document called a breed standard, although there may be multiple breed clubs for the same breed, each defining the breed in a somewhat different manner.

 

Breed clubs are not scientific organisations, nor are breed standards meant to be scientific descriptions of a breed. Any fancier or group of fanciers may start a breed club and write definitions to suit themselves.

Code of Ethics and Breeding Guidelines

1. All members of The Rottweiler Club of Ghana shall undertake to abide by its Code of Ethics and Breeding Guidelines stated herein.

 

2. Members who are breeders shall register their kennels with the Registrar Generals Department. All member must comply on or before December 31, 2018

 

3. Members shall:

a. properly house all dogs under their care and/or ownership in a cage space not less than two square meters
b. properly feed, water and exercise all dogs under their care and ownership
c. ensure the provision of good veterinary care

Breed Standard: Brief Historical Summary

 

The Rottweiler is considered to be one of the oldest dog breeds. Its origin goes back to Roman times. These dogs were kept as herder or driving dogs. They marched over the Alps with the Roman legions, protecting the humans and driving their cattle. In the region of Rottweiler, these dogs met and mixed with the native dogs in a natural crossing.

 

The main task of the Rottweiler now became the driving and guarding of the herds of cattle and the defense of their masters and their property. This breed acquired its name from the old free city of Rottweil and was known as the Rottweil butcherʼs dog. The butchers bred this type of dog purely for performance and usefulness. In due course, a first rate watch and driving dog evolved which could also be used as a draught dog. When, at the beginning of the twentieth century, various breeds were needed for police service, the Rottweiler was amongst those tested.

 

It soon became evident that the breed was highly suitable for the tasks set by police service and therefore they were officially recognized as police dogs in 1910. Rottweiler breeder’s aim at a dog of abundant strength, black coated with clearly defined rich tan markings, whose powerful appearance does not lack nobility and which is exceptionally well suited to being a companion, service and working dog.