Rottweilers began in Franklin, Wisconsin in 1991. This is where
our A through H Litters were born. In the Summer of 2000, Mike
and Ann met at the Oxford County Kennel Club Dog Show. We were
married the following year. At that time, Ann, along with her
Esmond Rottweilers moved to Bobcaygeon, Ontario. We remained in
Bobcaygeon for 10 years, producing our I through BB litters.
In 2011, we
relocated to Little Britain, Ontario (home pictured at left).
We have a bit less property here, but it's set up very nicely for the
dogs. We are blessed to live in an area consisting mostly of
trees, lakes and fresh air. It truly is "God's
country" and we couldn't ask for a better place to raise the dogs.
is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
~ Herman Cain
Despite all of
our successes, being a breeder is not easy. Having an excellent
support system is what carries us through the bad times and helps us
enjoy the good times to the fullest. Thank you to all who have
been our "support" over the years...
You'll notice a
co-breeder/co-owner on many of our pups...Tammy Ausloos of
Wisconsin. Tammy and I co-owned Goldi,
Tie, V, Dante,
Rumor in the past and continue to co-breed
to this day. Tammy has been a wonderful friend and our
relationship is proof positive that co-breeding/co-ownership can be a
beautiful thing if we choose the right people to work with.
You'll see Tammy out and about doing Agility and Rally with the dogs
we co-own. Thank you Tammy for being such an important part of
our lives! I can't imagine our breeding program, or my life for
that matter, without you!
co-bred litters with many others:
Don and Pearl
Thompson were the breeders of our girl, Gambol.
They have been excellent examples to me as I found my own way as a
young breeder. I can't thank them enough for allowing me to
share my life with Gambol and for their friendship and encouragement
during those twelve years.
and I began our relationship when I tried to breed into her lines ten
years ago. She later helped us to acquire Beca
as a lovely addition to our breeding program. Thank you Norma
for always reminding us that working abilities and longevity must
started out handling my dogs at the odd show that I couldn't make it
to. Since then, she has grown into a very valued friend,
finishing nine generations of Esmond Rottweilers Because hers
is a different breed (GSDs), Julia has been able to offer me an
unbiased viewpoint in regard to breeding and temperament and has
often helped me to stay on course as a breeder. Thank you Julia
for always being there and for caring for our dogs like they are your own.
I met Cassie
Levy the same weekend that I met Mike. Cassie, thank you for
your unwavering support for Mike throughout the years and for your
friendship now. Cassie and I co-owned Emma
and Ely. Donna Wielert had been a
friend for many years and eventually we found her a beautiful girl
named Bailey who far exceeded all of
our expectations. We've also enjoyed co-breeder relationships
have been with Chris & Bev Vanstone who owned, Caygeon,
Becky and Tony Dove who owned Mia, Peg
Langdon & Nan Faile, who own Jemme,
Perri and Andrew Yinger who own Clover,
Barbara Young who owns Pebbles, Kathy
Lovan who owns Maggie, Moe Mullen and
Kathy Bach who own Kellen and Sue Ann
Wolf, who owns several of our dogs and to whom we leased Itchy and
Lisa Wingerter and Patty Terrio for allowing us to co-breed the
litters from Beejus. We can't
thank each of them enough for allowing their lovely girls to
contribute to our breeding program. From these co-breedings, we
hope to produce our next generation of Champion Working dogs.
A special thank
you also to the breeders who have used Yngo and continue to let us
enjoy those puppies throughout their lives... Becky Giddings
(Lakina), Steve and Betsy Milligan and Carol Beasley (Spirit's/Ikon),
Dave Makar (Rudez), Pauline Karalia (Deerwood), Donna Anderson
(Hemlock), Kathy Lovan (Halo), Cheri Hagen/Sandy Overgaard
(Stoneridge/Pepperhaus) and Gwen Kelly and Valerie McGraw (Kando/Eis
Haus). As most know, I was hesitant to offer a dog at outside
stud and stopped offering him rather quicly once we had quality pups
on the ground. Thank you to each of you for making this such a
satisfying experience. I can't express how much joy I've had
watch Yngo's pup in the rings, and also helping to move other
breeding programs forward.
we will use a stud dog from outside of our own breeding program.
Thank you to the wonderful stud dog owners we have forged
relationships with over the years... Darline Collins, Deb Cherney,
Debbie Howard, Eleanor Jackson, Tina Church, Stuart & Sue Larsen,
Bruce & Lorretta Sobotta, Valerie McGraw, Chris & Chalase
Peddicord, Stacie Fults, Kathy Howse and Kelly Mak.
We also bring
in new lines from time to time. We'd like to thank breeder
Suzan Otto (Cammcastle) for allowing us the opportunity to add Itchy
to our pack, John and Jeanine Belbin of Australia for the addition of Jill
and, Leslie Freid and Deborah Banko (Braeside) for letting us bring Albert
into our lives.
importantly, thank you to the best family we could imagine.
Mike and I have both spent one too many holidays at dog shows or have
attempted to "squeeze in" doggie events during family
visits. I am very thankful to my parents, Ralph and Kathy
Felske, for always supporting me in my endeavors, not the least of
which was moving to Canada! The quality of our dogs is a
reflection of their high standards and conviction that I would
succeed in whatever I chose in life.
We are also
grateful for the ongoing support of Mike's daughters, Sarah and
Cassie. The kids have spent many long days at shows and trials,
attempting to appear interested in the goings on. They
have had to arrange more than one Christmas Day around breedings, yet
never complained. The support of both of our families is
what has allowed us to enjoy the successes over the years.
Thank You! We love you!
We also owe a
huge debt of gratitude to our outstanding veterinarians. We are
blessed to have had Dr. Kerstin Kelly of Fenelon
Animal Clinic, caring for our day to day needs, often at odd
hours or on very short notice, Dr. George Hillis (and Mary!) of East
Oshawa Animal Hospital and also Dr. Robert Hutchinson of Animal
Clinic Northview doing our reproductive work and Dr. Michael
Luethy, of Illinois, who has been cardiology clearing our dogs since
the 1990's. Without their guidance, our breeding program would
not have become as successful as it is.
sincere thank you to all of our wonderful owners for always loving
your dogs...without you, we couldn't continue to do what we love most
Ann & Mike
Mike is now
licensed to judge all breeds and has judged Rottweiler Specialties in
the US, Canada, Australia and the UK. Mike competes in
conformation, tracking and schutzhund.
to manage the breedings. She shows periodically in
conformation, obedience and rally. Ann is now eligible to judge
all of the Working and Sporting breeds.
Sarah is now a
nurse, working in the Emergency Room at Ross
Memorial Hospital. Cassie completed her undergraduate
degree at Queen's University.
We couldn't be more proud of the women they have become.
You will see us
at considerably fewer shows these days. However, we do hope to
attend some of the large specialties, and continue to enjoy it when
fanciers come to visit us. Our goal is to continue to mentor
others so that they can move forward with the bloodlines that we have
worked hard to cultivate.
We are proud to
say that, as of
September 1, 2019, Our dogs and pups have
earned the following titles and
CKC Championships, 11
AKC Grand CH,
3 CKC Grand CH, 2 CRCHX, 26
Am BOSS, 10 Can BOSS, 18 AOM/ARC/RCC
CKC BIS, 6
Can. CD's, 39
AKC CDX's, 11
Can. CDX's, 19
AKC UD's, 2
UDX2, 1 UDX5, 1 AKC OTCH, 4 Can OTCH's, 9
UKC CD, 3
AKC TD's, 17
AKC TDX's, 21
TD's, 8 Can TDX,
2 CKC Urban Tracking Dogs
AKC NA's, 26
AKC OA's, 18
16 AX's, 13
MXJ, 5 NF,
3 OF, 3
XF, 3 MXF,
MACH, 1 MACH5,
Can. Ag.N's, 4
Can. Ag.NJ, 3
Can. Ag.I, 3
Can. Ag.IJ, 1
Can. Ag.X, 1 Can. Ag.XJ, 10
U-AGII's, 5 U-ATCH's,
3 U-ACHX, 1 U-GRATCH, 2 AAC ATCH's
AKC HT's, 14
HRD1, 1 Herding Champion (Dual Champion)
Novice Rally, 39
Rally Advanced, 41
Excellent, 11 Rally
2 Sieger Titleholders, 2 Siegerins, 4
Youth Siegers, 2 USRC Select, 6 Best
Puppy in Sieger Show
IPO1, 1 IPO2, 3
BH's, 3 BST's,
1 ZtP, 1 UKC FO, 1
Certified Search and Rescue Dog
Registered Therapy Dogs, 1 Draft Dog, 10
Carting Started, 4
6 Coursing Ability, 1
18 ARC Top
Ten Agility Dogs, 10 ARC Top Ten Obedience Dogs, 3 Top Ten Schutzhund
Dogs, 3 Dog World Award Winners & many High in Trial winners
plus, 12 MRC
Hall of Fame Award Winners, 2 ARC Gold Sires, 9 ARC Gold Dams, 2 ARC
Silver Dams, 1 ARC Bronze Sire, 3 ARC Bronze Dams
Versatility Excellent Dogs, 1 ARC Versatility Dog, 5 AKC VCD1s, 4 AKC VCD2
Purpose Police K-9