are excited to report that FIVE of the top 20 Rottweilers in the
Kennel Club standings were Esmond Rottweilers in 2017.
Janes & Sully, who was also the
ONLY Rottweiler to win Best in Show (twice) at a CKC event last
year. Angie and Sully also achieved two all breed High in Trial wins!!!
Boucher & Deacon
and Diane Pilcher & Nox
Phillips with both Tryst and Pan
making the top 20 breed rankings last year!!!
year has passed and although we have wound down most of our own show
schedule, our owners continue to impress with their many
accomplishments. We also have a broader family of dogs than
ever before, with co-breedings from the past now creating lines of
their own. We'll list the Esmond and co-owned accomplishements
here, but are just as proud of the many who are carrying our lines
forward through their own breeding programs.
were three breedings in 2017 which kept us busy for most of the year:
~ The much anticipated Yngo/Rumor breeding produced a whopping ten
puppies via frozen semen! This litter make quite a few of us
very happy and also brought one new owner to our Esmond family.
We'd like to welcome John and Cathy Randall of Oklahoma. Thank
you to Tammy Ausloos for making Rumor available for this breeding.
~ Next came the Tryst/Kellen litter, co-bred with Moe Mullen and
Kathy Bach. There were eight pups in this litter, who will also
carry the Esmond prefix. And we must admit that it was one of
the best litters that we've ever had the pleasure of evaluating.
Congratulations to all new owners and welcome to Tim and Alicia
Everton from Iowa, Sue and Rich Raux from New York and Joan Kossaras
~ And, right at the end of the year, Nox and Sola blessed us with our
final litter of the year. These three pups have kept us busy
right up until the end of 2017, going home between Christmas and New
Years Day. These three puppies all stayed in the family and we
are eager to see what they go on to accomplish.
always, my favorite thing to do at year end is to put together our
yearly list of accomplishments. Congratulations to each and
every dog and owner on this list. We are so proud of every one
Ausloos & Dante ~ RATCH
Ausloos & V ~ RATN, RATO
Swancer & Wizard ~ MACH6
Swancer & Strider ~ UD, MACH, MACH2
Krell & Aspen ~ RATN, RATO, TKN, TKI
Krell & Sunny ~ ICC, TN-O, TG-N,
O-NAC HP-N, TKN, TKI, TKA
Phillips & Tryst ~ U-CD, U-RO1,
U-RO2, CKC RN, TN-N, TG-I
Phillips & Pan ~ U-RO1, CKC RN,
Phillips & Lyric ~ TN-N
Meehan & Chili ~ CDX
Meehan & Grog ~ RAE
Lovan & Surfer ~ TD
Lovan & Della ~ Am GRCH, CD, RAE
and Judy Spetka & Rhett ~ Am CH, TDX
Skiptunas & Spencer ~ CRC
Platinum Achievement Award, Anvil T.R.U.E Award, Mirko Medallion
Carroll & Takoda ~ NW2
Carkoski & Coach ~ RE
Willmarth & Bo ~ OTCH, UDX3
Hoffman & Daisy ~ CKC RA, CKC RE
Small & Kaylee ~ NW1, TKN, TKI
Snyder & Flint ~ UD, AJP
Freeman & Talon ~ UPr2, FPr2
Laird & Tatum ~ RATN
Trout & Pie ~ TKN, TKI, TKA, TKP
Mulcahey & Ike ~ NFP, OAP, OJP, AJP
Bradley & Georgia ~ Can GRCH,
Can RE, Ag.I, ADC, SDGC
Boord & Khaleesi ~ STDs, STDd
Arns & Ellie ~ RE, ORT
Sherman & Bling ~ RATM
McKinney & Nox ~ Am GRCH, Can CH,
UKC CH, Am/Can CD, PT, Can RN, UKC RO-1, DJ, SD,
TN-I, IJC, TKN, TKI, TKA, ICE BIS
Wingerter & Beejus ~ Am GRCH NA,
NAP, NAJ, NJP, NF, NFP, NJC, OF, TG-N, TKN
Mullen, Kathryn Bach & Kellen ~ TKP
Klietsch & Lorax ~ SD, SD-A
Jones & Kobi ~ CS
Mazat & Windy ~ CD, RN
McDowell & Chip ~ Am CH, CD, BN, TKN, TKI, TKA
Parsons & Sully ~ Can CD, Can RN, CKC BIS
Keller & Django ~ BN, RN, NA, NAJ
Wicks & Sheldon ~ Am CH
Vicich & Ryder ~ Am CH, UKC CH, U-RO1
Boucher & Deacon ~ Can CH
Waite & Sir ~ RN
Eid & Bamm Bamm ~ NF, OA, OAJ, AX, AXJ, MX, PCD
also saw three pups earning their TT titles, four earning their HIC
and five earning the CGN or CGC titles!
was also another good year for the Esmond bred, co-bred or co-owned
pups at the Specialties. Congratulations to the following winners:
~ Mile High Rottweiler Club Best in
Colonial Rottweiler Club AOM
~ Medallion Rottweiler Club
Select & Award of Merit
ARC Texas Regional Specailty Best of Opposite Sex
~ Medallion Rottweiler Club
Award of Merit
Cincinnatti Rottweiler Club Best of Opposite Sex
ARC Ohio Regional Specialty Best of Opposite Sex
~ Rottweiler Club of Alaska Award Of Merit
~ Hoosier Rottweiler Club Best of
(We did not have pups at the National this year because Ann was judging)
was also a great year for High in Trial wins, with pups winning High
in Trial across all venues again in 2017. Congratulations to
Angie Janes and Sully with two times
HIT in obedience, Elaine Swancer and both Wizard
& Strider for HIT wins at CRC,
Mona Boord & Khaleesi with four
herding HITs, Dawn Phillips and Tryst
in UKC obedience and Diane Pilcher and Nox
with three UKC rally HIT wins!
the United Kennel Club shows, both Nox and Ryker won the prestigious
Total Dog Award!
the last event of the year, the 2017 AKC National Championship,
there were some terrific brags to share:
Willmarth and Bo were the top scoring
Rottweiler team in Obedience!!!
was also 3rd in the working group at the 2017 National Obedience
Invitational earlier in the year)
Swancer and Wizard made the Agility
finals (Wizard and Bo are littermates)!!!
helped his Jr. Handler, Camryn, with a strong showing each day and
Reserve Best Jr. one of the days!!!
co-bred boy, Blue, won an Award
of Merit for owner, Patti Wicks, and handler, Ryan Dillman!!!
also believe that there may also be a first for an Esmond Rottweiler
this year - We are awaiting final results for Junior Showmanship
rankings, but believe that Camryn Hayes and Kong
may have finished the year as the #1 Jr. Handling team in the
breed! We also think they will finish in the Top Ten in
the working group for Jr's!!!
it comes to production awards, Esmond Rottweilers also had an
started with Grant winning the 2016
ARC Prico Award for owners Rich and Judy Spetka and Rumor
winning the corresponding ARC Taxi Award for owner Tammy
Ausloos! Thank you to the owners of the very talented GG litter
for helping their parents win this title with only one litter of six
pups at the time!!!
a few of our dogs and pups also achieved ARC Production Awards in
2017. Congratulations to the following dogs and owners:
Gold Dam: Our very own Itchy!
Congratulations also to Itchy's breeder, Suzan Guynn!
and Chatty, owned by Lisa Byrd!
Silver Dams: Rumor, owned by
Tammy Ausloos, Takoda, owned by Bill
& Karen Carroll,
and Clover, owned by Perri Yinger!!
Bronze Sire: Albert!
Congratulations also to Albert's breeders, Leslie Fried, Deborah Banko
and Dr. and Debra Bach!
Bronze Dam: Pebbles, owned by
hearty congratulations to all!!! As always, we will be
cheering our friends and puppy owners on to success in 2018.