Welcome to Icehaven Rottweilers website where we showcase our KUSA Registered Rottweilers. We are breeders of high quality Rottweilers – the pedigrees of which contain imported and champion bloodlines. We are situated in Waterfall, Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. We also assist our clients by arranging transport for pups via air and/or road to most destinations in South Africa and to other countries.
We offer transport both internationally and nationally to the following areas as well as others which may not be listed (please enquire with us):
Johannesburg, Cape Town, East London, George, Bloemfontein, Kimberley, Port Elizabeth, Ladysmith, Polokwane.
We have been breeding since 2000 and are well known for the remarkable and loving temperament of our Rottweilers.
Most of our clients are referrals from clients that have purchased from us previously.
Our dogs will only be sold to those who understand the breed and treat our Rottweilers as part of the family.
Unfortunately there are some people are of the opinion that Rottweilers are simply there to be kept outside and do “guard duty”! When obtaining one of our Rotties they are to be treated as a member of the family as you will find Rottweilers are very sensitive, loyal and loving companions. Most of our Rottweilers are sold to family homes with children.
Our pups are well socialised and a great deal of time and energy is spent raising them and providing them with a healthy start in life both emotionally and physically. Our pups are whelped inside our house where they spend the first three weeks of their lives and thereafter they go into fully covered outdoor kennels. All our Rottweiler breeding stock are tested for Hip Dysplasia and only bred from if they meet the hip score requirements set by the Rottweiler Breed Council and Kennel Union of South Africa.
Of course no breeder can guarantee that a pup will never develop some form of hip dysplasia – due to the fact that it can occur due to environmental factors, inury and/or genetic factors, however, by testing the parents the chances are significantly reduced (on the genetic front).
WE DO NOT DOCK TAILS!
It is extremely important to raise your pups on concrete floors as parvo is the number one killer of Rottweiler pups. You can clean concrete floors with HTH and F10 but if your pups are raised on grass (although it may look nicer) – they are at risk every single day as parvo remains in the ground (grass) for months and months.
We believe that the proper nutrition is essential to give your Rottweiler puppy the best start in life. We would prefer our clients to keep their pups on ICEHAVEN PUPPY FOOD until Rottweiler is 18 months of age. They can then transition to Icehaven Adult Dog Food. Icehaven Pet Food was formulated by us, together with a specialist animal nutritionist (involved in food manufacturing for over 30 years) and incorporates everything needed, specifically for Rottweilers, but also for all breeds. After trying all the petfood currently on the market, and finding it lacking, we sought out our own brand/formulation and it WORKS! We currently sell Icehaven Petfood throughout South Africa, with many distributors/agents/stockists and we manufacture out of Cato Ridge factory and Western Cape factory. We deworm our Rottweilers with either Drontal/Prazifen/Triworm or Milbemax every two weeks from date of birth. The mom is dewormed twice during the pregnancy and once after whelping.
When you buy a Rottweiler from us you will get a “care sheet” which sets out how to raise a healthy pup and what to watch out for if your Rottweiler gets sick. We expect our clients to strictly adhere to that.
Although we love meeting prospective owners of our pups there are people out there who think it would be nice to drive to the Rottweiler breeder for a day’s outing. We don’t have the time to waste with people who aren’t ready to buy their Rottweiler and we would like to ask that you research the breed you are interested in fully and are absolutely positive that you are ready for a “Rottweiler” pup BEFORE coming to see us. Unfortunately we get many people who do come here, on the pretense of being ready for a pup, however when they get here they still ask stupid questions like which breed should they consider??? Everyone deserves a weekend off and we would like to fall into that category also as our job is 24/7 – there are no breaks and there are no holidays. We run two other businesses and still need to make time for our dogs. Also note we don’t want people coming to our kennel after being at numerous other kennels and possibly bringing a disease to our kennel. People don’t think of things like that but when clients come to visit us and tell us that they just came from a kennel where they could see that puppies were ill and they were allowed to actually touch those pups and walk around with them – there is then a high probability that whatever sickness those pups had would be transferred to our kennel which is why we only allow client’s who have booked their pups to collect when our pups are 8 weeks of age and we only allow other non-booking clients to view the remaining pups after the pups that were booked have already left our kennel. In this way we limit diseases coming to our kennel and only have true interested parties visiting us. Basically when you get your puppy from us the only people that would have touched your pup would be my husband and I as we are the ONLY ones taking care of our Rottweiler pups and don’t trust just anyone with our babies.
All prospective owners are requested to complete the BOOK YOUR PUP form. This form is non-obligatory (it doesn’t secure you a pup) but it helps us understand what your requirements are. We will then assess the information provided on the form and should you be a suitable candidate and there be a puppy available and/or a litter coming we will advise you. Should you then want to make a formal booking we will forward you a contract to complete and on payment of the deposit your position will secured on the waiting list, in the order of booking.
PLEASE NOTE – we reserve the right to sell our pups to persons who we believe are suitable – completing the Book Your Pup form does not guarantee you a puppy – it is basically an APPLICATION to book a pup which we go through and after communicating with prospective clients we will confirm on availability etc.
If you choose not to pre-book your pup with us you are welcome to still complete our booking form and we will advise you once the pups are innoculated and ready to go at which time you can view them.