August 4th we headed down to Calgary for the Rottweiler Club of Canada Regional Specialty. In Veteran Sweeps, 10.5 year old Wager (now the dog featured in our home page photo) was awarded Best of Opposite in Veteran Sweeps. Miss Reese was awarded Best in Juvenile Sweeps. At the Specialty, she was awarded Best of Opposite Sex in Specialty and Best Puppy in Specialty under FCI Judge Sergio Pizzorno of Uraguay. She now has 7 points towards her Grand Championship, and some fancy new letters for the front of her name. Please visit her page to see her win photo.
Introducing......Group Placing BPIS CH. Amelyns Trick or Treat v. Bernkastel (pending CKC confirmation)!!! Reese finished her Championship in style going Best of Opposite over a Special, Best of Winners and Best Puppy at Evelyn Kenny. She finished the weekend as a move up puppy Special and on Saturday again went Best of Opposite and Best Puppy and Sunday went Select Bitch and Best Puppy for her first 4 points towards her Grand Championship!
Posh earned her 8th RAE leg at Evelyn Kenny with High in Class in both Advanced and Excellent!
Both Reese & Kizmet passed their DOT tests for Wintergreen and Thyme on July 26th. Of their 4 runs, the slowest time was 12 seconds :) The fastest was blazing quick Kizmet who sourced her hide on Thyme in 2.72 seconds! Thanks Chinook Dog Centre for another fun set of classes and a fun evening doing DOT testing!
On July 20th we had a newcomer join the family. We picked up Mercy from the airport. Mercy is a puppy that was due to come back to us on a contract. She is fitting in nicely and adjusting to life here before she moves on to her "foster" family. She will remain part of our program for future consideration. Visit to page to see her!
FLASH! - Reese wins Best puppy in Show!
June will be another busy month for our dogs. We started it off at the NACA dog show in Edmonton June 1-3. Reese was entered in conformation 3 days and was BOW/BP on Friday, RWB/BP on Saturday and WB/BP on Sunday for another 3 points. She is now half way to her Championship! Posh was entered in Rally pairs on Saturday only and earned her 7th RAE leg with a 99 & 2nd in Advanced and a 95 & 4th in Excellent.
June 16th we headed south for a Herding Instinct Certification put on by the Rottweiler Club of Canada. We are happy to report that both Reese and Kizmet earned their certificates. The following day Posh, Reese and Kizmet all competed in an SDDA trial in Springbrook, AB. Once again Posh was SO very close to earning her Elite title (bad mom!). Kizmet only ran containers and sadly also suffered "bad mom" syndrome. Reese stole the show earning her Started title with the SP designation for earning all components on the same day. She scored a total of 97 out of a possible 100 points to earn 1st in Started and Best Overall in Trial #2.
June 24th the tremendous trio and I headed East to Saskatoon for a SDDA scent trial. It was a fabulous day for Ashemburg dogs! Kio started us off completing his Started title by qualifying in containers. Ruby also Q'd in containers with a perfect score! Congrats to Brenda, Kio & Ruby on a great day! Next up was Kizmet. At just 7 months of age, Miss Kizmet earned her Started title with an SP designation and a 2nd place overall in Started. Reese ran in Advanced and earned her Advanced title with an SP designation and 1st place overall in Advanced. Posh had a VERY long wait to run Elite, and once again I screwed it up for her :( I got great comments on her from the Judge and she was also awarded the Judge's Choice award for the trial which I was very proud of! She is working so hard for me - we WILL conquer Elite!
On the June 29th weekend, Canada Day long weekend, we headed to Cold Lake for their shows. Sweet baby girl Reese had a great time celebrating her first Canada Day by winning two Best Puppy in Groups, a Group 3 and a BEST PUPPY IN SHOW!!!
May was a busy and very exciting month for us! First, we had both puppies do their DOT tests for Pine and are happy to say both passed, Kizmet with a blazing time of 3 seconds! The next day we headed out on our way to Gray Summit, Missouri for the 2018 American Rottweiler Club National Specialty. 6000 kms and 60 hours of driving round trip! But it was so much fun, and the dogs did great which was super exciting! Ruckus and his owner Sandy competed in Rally Advanced A and earned their RA title with 3 1st placements (they were the only entry ;) ) and very nice scores of 94, 95 & 96. Posh and I played in Rally Novice A and she earned her RN title with 3 1st placements as well with scores of 94, 86 (I cost her 10!) and 97. Fly and I played in Rally Novice B and she too earned her RN title with 2 4ths and a 3rd with scores of 99, 99 & 100. Fly also played in Obedience in Novice B and earned her CD with 3 2nd placements with scores of 193.5, 194 & 193. Over in conformation, Fly placed 4th (with an entry of 7) in the 7-9 Veteran Bitch Sweeps! I was so happy with my little firecracker! She showed like a hot damn after not being in the ring for several years. And, it was an absolute honor to place 4th behind bitches that I have admired their entire careers. They were all top ranking bitches in the US in their day so I was a VERY proud breeder/owner/handler to be amongst them with my little Canadian :D Reese put the icing on the cake in 6-9 month bitch sweeps WINNING her class with an entry of 14 beautiful young bitch puppies! Again, a super thrill to owner handle her to this win. It was SO exciting and is a moment I will never forget.
While we were away, there was exciting things happening out east as Reagan whelped 2 puppies (1 boy and 1 girl) out of Mason!! These puppies are littermates to Dylan who is a little superstar in his own right. Stayed tuned for news of a new addition joining Ashemburg's ranks in the coming months!
Busy 2 days at the Red Deer show last weekend with 3 dogs entered. Saturday Reese went RWB, Kizmet was BBPIB but was the only one entered, and Pseu won the breed. Sunday Reese went WB & BP for another point towards her Championship, Kizmet was Best Baby Puppy in Group for her first big ribbon! Very proud of my little singleton! Pseu was BOS, but there was no other option for the Judge so that really means nothing.
CKC has confirmed that Posh finished 2017 at the #1 Rottweiler in Rally in Canada. She was also the #8 Working Dog in Rally. Posh is our 3rd generation breeder owner trained and handled bitch to earn the #1 Rally Rottweiler spot. The first two being her Dam Fly and the other her Grand-dam Uzza. Both Fly and Uzza obtained #1 status two consecutive years each and between the two of them held that spot for 4 years straight! We are incredibly proud of our girls!
April 21st Reese attends her first ever Scent Detection trial and qualifies in Started Containers and Started Interiors! She did a lovely job of handling her first trial like a pro at only 7 months of age. So proud of her!
March was a busy month for us! Our friends came up from Wisconsin for a visit and took Fly back with them. Fly will enjoy her retirement (from Canadian events) in the US with her son. She is going to get out and work on some American obedience and rally titles this year. March 23, 2018 we attended the BRCA show in Camrose with the two youngsters. Reese showed in Jr. Puppy and went Winners Bitch, then onto Best of Winners and Best Puppy in breed for her first 2 points!! Kizmet showed in Baby Puppy and was awarded Best Baby Puppy in Breed (with competition)!! A great start to the show season for the two kids!! We are very proud of them both. March 24, 2018 we attended the SDDA trial in Innisfail where Posh earned the final components for her MACH title! She is now an SDDA Master Champion!
Theresa and Ammo earned Ammo's URO2 title at the UKC trial in Edmonton in mid-March. Ammo is now known as URO2 SD-MACH CH Ashemburg's Gun Powder n Lead RE CD CGN HIC TT
In February out east in Ontario, Sharlene and Blue earned Blue's SDDA Advanced title with an SP designation. He was also awarded the Judge's Choice award at the same trial! Way to go Blue & Shar! Blue is now known as Ashemburg's Perfect SD-A-SP CRN. Congratulations!
Ashemburg Reg'd. Rottweilers
The Ashemburg representatives at ARC 2018 - relaxing on the veranda of our rental.