Hi everyone, I hope you’ve had a great month, welcome to the Blog this month!
Firstly I’ll go through our member’s results for the last month, starting with Windsor where several of our members had good results under Kay Brawn; Liz and Michaella Dunhill’s “Violet” CH Fantasa Smirnoff Blu Violet AJW’15 (CH Minaelea’s Black Mambo x CH Fantasa Smirnoff Ice) won the Bitch CC with Best of Breed, the Allen family’s “Carter” Upend Zakeri at Jodipas JW ShCM (Darkarmar Curved Air JW x Upend Valcadash) took the Reserve Dog CC, and Lauran Wheaton’s “Indi” Vancannon’s Indigo Moon at Acinonyx (Betcha Can’t Do It Like Me at Vancanon x Pepsi Von Hause Sommer at Vancannon (IMP HUN)) won Best Special Beginners in Breed. Violet then went on to take Working Group 3 under Bridgette Bodle.
At East of England Liz and Michaella’s “Elmo” CH Cammcastle’s Quarterback Fantasa (IMP USA) (Big Beach’s Rhumba Man x Cammcastle’s Darling Greta) took the DCC with Best of Breed under Nan Keenan. Lydia Watts and Rebecca Gibbard’s “Lara” Jezeve Back to Black JW (CH Jezeve God Stopper x Jezeve Lovebird) won the BCC and the Dunhill’s Violet took the RBCC. Elmo then went on to win the Working Group under Rodney Oldham, his third time winning the group.
Joe Smith took charge of the breed at the National Working and Pastoral Breeds Society, where Liz and Michaella’s “Elmo” CH Cammcastle’s Quarterback Fantasa (IMP USA) (Big Beach’s Rhumba Man x Cammcastle’s Darling Greta) took the RDCC and the Allen’s “Mable” Jodipas Time JW ShCM (CH Ronmal Diesel's Destiny x CH Jodipas Time Square) was awarded the RBCC.
No top awards for our members from the BRA champ show, judged by Norma Window. On to Leeds which was judged by Ernie Patterson where Elmo, once again, took the DCC with Best of Breed. That’s all the results for this month. Well done to everyone.
August brings us six more Championship shows; LASER on Saturday the 4th where Peter Rademacher and June Wall are judging Dogs and Bitches respectively, ECRC on the 5th judged by Mrs I Feely (Dogs) and Mrs L Ledger (Bitches), Paignton on the 6th judged by Mr J Watson, Bournemouth on the 13th where the judge is Heather Watkins, Welsh KC on the 18th judged by Mrs G. C. Chapman and Scottish KC on the 26th under Gareth Lewthwaite. Best of luck to all our members who have entered.
The Rottweiler Club open show will be happening in December, I know that sounds a long way away but we all know it will come around really quickly. The show is held at Ditton Community Centre in Aylesford, Kent. Schedules will be out later on in the year. We will be running Heart Testing sessions at our show. Heart testing is a quick and painless test done by a qualified cardiologist vet. Electrodes are attached to the dog’s skin and a paper read-out is produced. A certificate is given to the owner stating whether the heart was Normal or Abnormal and only those animals who receive a Normal reading should be bred from. This year the test will be carried out by John Sauvage and the charge is £35 for members or £40 for non-members. Testing is available to book now, you can contact Julia Williams (Juliaboliarotts@gmail.com) to secure your place.
Also our year book is well underway, so if you would like an advert for your kennel or dogs, the cost is £25 for a full page ad. Please contact Julia with your ads or for any extra information. Pages are limited to please get in touch as soon as possible to make sure you don’t miss out.
During the hot summer months, ice lollies are a great way to keep your dog entertained whilst cooling them down. They are really easy to make, here are some sweet and savoury recipes to suit any dog;
To make this, all you need to do is blend some fruit into a pulp and place in the freezer. You can use anything from ice cube trays to ice lolly moulds. It is important to check what foods are safe for your dog as well as choosing ingredients that aren’t too sugary and fattening. Some fruits that are safe for dogs include apples, bananas and blueberries, these are a source of vitamins and fibre. Some fruits that aren’t suitable for dogs are cherries and grapes, these are both toxic and can cause fatal health problems e.g. kidney failure.
Vegetables are a healthy alternative, there are plenty of vegetables suitable for dogs. Celery, cucumber, green beans and peas are some examples. However, asparagus, avocado, mushrooms and onions are toxic and are potentially fatal to all breeds.
This is a cheap and easy recipe that can be made from your dog’s everyday food. All you need to do is put a spoonful of dog food with some stock into an ice cube tray and freeze. This is a good alternative if your dog is a little overweight and you need to avoid treats.
Low-fat yoghurt can be purchased in any supermarket and is inexpensive. To make frozen treat, you can simply coat some dog treats in the yoghurt and freeze.
For those pampered dogs, here is a recipe that combines multiple ingredients. To make these you will need to mix together and freeze the following:
– 2 bananas
– 2 tablespoons peanut butter
– 2 tablespoons honey
– 4 tablespoons pumpkin
– 24 oz fat free yoghurt
– 1 teaspoon cinnamon
That’s all for this month, if you have anything you’d like me to include in the next blog, please get in touch. Have a great month everyone xxx
Hi everyone, my name is Lauran and I’ll be taking over the Rottweiler Club Blog, so if you are a member of the Club and there is anything you want included please feel free to contact me by email firstname.lastname@example.org or add me to Facebook.
I’ll start by telling you a little about myself; I have owned Rottweilers for over 10 years now, which is pretty much my entire adult life. I have had both dogs and bitches, personally I prefer the boys… much less hassle. You might not recognise me because I don’t show very often, just a couple of shows a year with my bitch, Indi. I also have Dalmatians, who I show much more regularly, so you may see me about the shows being towed around by a manic spotted creature. I’ve been on the Rottweiler Club committee for around two years now. I do judge the breed as well and I am on the Breed Council Breed Specialist C List. I also judge several other breeds in the Working, Pastoral and Utility Groups, I am on some B lists as well as C lists for various breed clubs. I am a registered Canine Hydrotherapist and I have treated well over one hundred Rottweilers for various health issues as well as fitness.
So enough about me and onto the news for June. There have been four general Champ shows this month; Southern Counties, Three Counties, Border Union and Blackpool. Obviously Windsor is just squeezing into June but I’ll discuss that next time. Our members have done very well at these shows. At Southern Counties the breed was judged by Dr Annukka Paloheimo from Finland. Best of Breed went to “Tate” CH Fantasa Smirnoff Cosmo (CH Minaelea’s Black Mambo JW AW13 x CH Fantasa Smirnoff Ice) who is bred and co-owned by our Vice President, Liz Dunhill. Three Counties saw more success for Liz and her daughter, Michaela, this time with their American import “Elmo” CH Cammcastle’s Quarterback Fantasa (IMP USA) (Big Beach’s Rhumba Man x Cammcastle’s Darling Greta) who won Best of Breed under Peter Jolley and then took the Working Group under Robin Newhouse. This makes Elmo the very first American Rottweiler to ever win a Group at Championship level. There was further success, at this show, for our members with Mr and Mrs Allen’s “Mable” Jodipas Time JW ShCM (CH Ronmal Diesel's Destiny x CH Jodipas Time Square) taking the Bitch ticket opposite Elmo. No major wins for our members at Border Union which was judged by Alistair Baillie (Stairvale). Finally, at Blackpool, Elmo was back in action winning Best of Breed under Keith Nathan and then again taking the Group, this time under Frank Kane. The Bitch ticket went to Glynn Mulhall with “Gala” Just Ask Grace O’Shea (IMP SWE) (Neeco Von Der Alten Festung x Just Ask Carla) who also happens to be our DOTY representative for 2018. Congratulations to all our members for their fantastic results.
Coming up next month is; Windsor on the 30th June being judged by Kay Brawn; East of England on the 8th July where the judge is Nan Keenan; National Working and Pastoral on the 14th judged by Joe Smith; The British Rottweiler Association on the 21st where the judge is Norma Window; and Leeds on the 29th under Ernie Paterson. Good luck to all our members.
As we are in the middle of a heat wave I would just like to draw attention to health of your dogs during the hot weather. Being large, black and double coated, Rottweilers are susceptible to heat stroke. It only takes an increase of 2 degrees for dogs to start to suffer the effects as they cannot sweat like us, at 43 degree centigrade a dog’s organs begin to fail. The symptoms of heat stroke are; high body temperature, glassy eyes, heavy panting, excessive drooling, red or purple tongue and gums, vomiting, collapsing, racing heart and seizures. The best way to protect your dogs against heat stroke is to restrict exercise, never ever leave them in a car or hot room like a conservatory, always provide drinking water and shady spots, walk early in the morning or late in the evening and spray (don’t douse) them with cool water. If you are concerned your dog has heat stroke contact your vet immediately, move them somewhere cool, offer them tepid water in small amounts, use wet towels but do not pour cold water directly onto the dog and place them in the breeze of a fan. Also if your dog is very young, old or unwell or overweight, they are more at risk. Remember only half of dogs that are diagnosed with heat stroke survive, it’s just not worth it.
Don’t forget if you want me to add anything into this blog, please let me know using my email above or my Facebook, I’m very friendly so don’t be scared! Have a lovely month everyone xxx
Lauran Wheaton, The Rottweiler Club Committee
It's been a long task as The Rottweiler Club has a lot of history and as such its website had, over the years, collected a lot of information. There was so much great stuff that I didn't want us to lose as it is a part of who we are! So, I hope I've done a good job in keeping everything and re-organising it into our brand new website.
I've tried to include all the good stuff from the old site plus some great new tools and information and to arrange it in a way that makes it easier to find things you want quickly. It is and always will be a work in progress and the beauty of the digital world means it can easily be updated and adapted as we get feedback and discover the best way to do things as we go...
So, dig in, have a look around, click buttons, download forms and information, take a trip down memory lane with old news and event coverage and if you find anything wrong, let us know. If you have any news, information, photos, or anything great to add to the site then please do send that over (you can see my contact just off to the right of this page!). Your feedback is welcome! We have some really useful links under the news & info section and some great product offers for our members so please do take a look at those and take advantage of them if they are something you are interested in.
Also, if you are budding writer and feel passionate about something Rottweiler related we would LOVE to post your guest blog here so please do send those over to us. THANK YOU!
Donna Russell, Hon. Secretary, The Rottweiler Club
When my old school friend phoned me and asked if I would like to be Secretary for the Rottweiler Club I remember saying, "hmm, sounds interesting, what does that entail?!"... Her response was "a little bit of administration here and there, a few letters and attending a couple of shows or meetings a year". She is my oldest and best school friend and we go back years, we may not talk sometimes or even see each other for months on end but we have one of those friendships where it just doesn't matter and we can pick up where we left off, so of course, with this history I said "yes, sure"...
And so it began... I don't have a Rottweiler myself, I have Boxer Dogs but I have learned so much already and I am still learning. I am honoured to be a part of such a prestigious and long-standing Club, the very first breed club in fact and I am learning so many fascinating and interesting facts about the history of the Club itself, the Breed and show world. There is a lot of legislation involved in a Kennel Club approved Breed Club and there is so much that each Committee Member gives in each area to make things run smoothly. I have been so impressed with the Committee Members in the Club, their dedication, the time they give, their professionalism, their friendliness and willingness to support in any way they can, everyone truly does help each other out and all for the breed and the Club.
It is certainly not an easy job, but it is rewarding and I would encourage anyone involved in any breed club to look into joining the Club Committee and to get more involved with the workings behind the scenes, it really is a great and welcoming environment to learn new things!
Thank you for all the support from the Committee and the members and I look forward to supporting the Club for many years to come.
Donna Russell, Hon. Secretary, The Rottweiler Club