Early 1973, in response to an article printed in the 'Messenger'
Newspapers with a photograph of a 'black and tan' dog asking for
anyone who owns one or would like to know more about them, several
people gathered in the South Parklands for a picnic. There were
a number of happy people with children and a few of them even brought
their beloved dogs along. Whilst we talked the dogs were let 'loose'
with the kids to play in the creek beds along the road.
We decided to form a social breed club where we could compare
notes and gain more knowledge from some of the people who
had owned Rottweilers and kept in touch with the breeders
who were mostly living in Victoria. Our Club grew and over
the years became affiliated with the South Australian Canine
We then became eligible to hold our own 'Parade' and 'Open
Show' and, not long after this, then qualified to hold a 'Championship
Show'.We very quickly established our very own 'Obedience
Training' classes. Our own Patron, Mrs Jan Creek, along with
her husband, Don, defected from the South Australian Obedience
Dog Club to become our first trainers along with some other
faithful followers who also participated in obedience classes
at other schools.
There are still some of us “oldies” from the 70’s who still proudly hold Club membership. Jan Creek (Patron & Life Member), Robyn Rogers (Life Member), Josie Eiffe (Life Member) and the late Pauline Crawford (Life Member).