Rottweiler Bros. Farm has been in the business of providing zany shirts, designer clothing and a host of other items to dog lovers in general and Rottie lovers in particular since 1994.
The concept of the "farm" was inspired by the antics of two Rottweiler brothers, Rocky and Apollo, who now are both at Rainbow Bridge. Apollo was killed in an accident in August of 1996. In December of 1997, Rocky was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease and lymphangiectasia. He went to the Bridge to join Apollo on May 9, 1998.
art by Judy Makela
There are probably no dogs in the world who ever changed someone's life as much as the boys changed ours. Without their silly, loving influence, Rottweiler Bros. Farm would never have been started. They taught us a great deal about love and devotion, and all that a Rottweiler can be when properly raised. They forgave us a great many training mistakes and showed us what a great many people have discovered--that there is no dog quite like a Rott.
We are sure that both boys are watching from the Bridge. As far as they were concerned, the whole world loved them, and they'd be baffled as to why a Rott would spend it's whole life tied in the someone's back yard, or suffer abuse.We're sure they are pleased with the idea that we try to help other Rotts through our support of rescue, and do what we can to educate people to the many facets of the Rottweiler, which is not the dog for everyone.
To that end, these pages and all of the efforts of Rottweiler Bros. Farm are dedicated to the two special boys who will live in our hearts forever. We are fortunate we were given the opportunity to know and love them though the time we had was much too short...
Now living on the Farm is Adrian, (Gregor's Bullet) our sassy little Rottie girl who came to live with us as a companion to Rocky after we lost Apollo. Rocky adored her, and made sure that she was raised right under his careful guidance.
In May of 1997, the Farm welcomed Joker the Rescue Boy to the fold. Malnourished and untrained, Joker has made great progress since coming to live with us. (You can read his story on his own page). In addition, Rottweiler Bros. also fosters other dogs until they are placed. You can see some of these kids also on our Rescue Dogs page. They include another Rottweiler named Cody who has an incredibly loving and trusting disposition, as well as horrible hips and Solo, who is a Lab/Chow cross..
Unfortunately, not all Rotts lead the life that these farm "kids" do.* To that end, a portion of the proceeds from many of the items we sell goes to benefit Rottweiler Rescue efforts. We also try to educate as many people as possible about how wonderful Rotts can be, and the fact that they AREN'T the perfect dog for everyone. We offer shirts and bumper stickers and bandanas with rescue designs, with proceeds donated to rescue. At present we have Rottweilers, Boxers, Dogue de Bordeauz, Dobermans, German Shepherds , Labradors, Boston Terrier, West Highland White Terrier and Mastiff designs available, as well as an All Breed Rescue design, and a new Multipet design.
There are those out there who imagine dogs living on a farm have all the freedom in the world to roam--but that's not true. Living on the "farm" is just like having a REALLY BIG yard...the dog's activities still have to be monitored closely. Farm dogs who's activities aren't watched usually end up hit by a car, or shot while roaming.
In June of 2002, Rottweiler Bros. Farm relocated nearer the Front Range of Colorado, northeast of Greeley, Colorado We now have a mountain view on days when it isn't hazy, and the dogs have more room to run and more cactus to play with! This move essentially took three years, because we could not find a place that we could have the dogs--and giving them up was of course, NOT an option.