in Show his first weekend
as a special - owner handled!!!
is Best of Breed to finish her AKC Grand Championship!!!
(Blue/Itchy) wins his first two AKC points!!!
earns his first two AKC CD legs!!!
his AKC RE title with first and second placements!!!
completes her NADAC NJC title!!!
completes her NADAD Novice Hoopers (HP-N) title!!!
earns her RATO title!!!
and Sarge both pass the ATTS
earns two RN legs, plus is owner-handled to Group 3, Group 1 and BEST
wins his first CKC points!!!
finishes his UDX3 title and earns 12 OTCH points and two High
earns a QQ and 26 MACH points!!!
completes his AKC OAP and NFP titles, plus earns an OJP leg!!!
finishes her AKC NA title!!!
passes the AKC Tracking Dog test!!!
earns two open Barn Hunt legs!!!
April 2, 2017
is BOW for another AKC point!!!
earns three more UDX3 legs and three OTCH points!!!
earns his AKC PT title!!!
is our first dog to complete the RATCH title!!!
earns her RATN title!!!
March 26, 2017
places 3rd in the Working Group at the AKC National Obedience Championship!!!
places 16th overall at the AKC National Agility Championship!!!
wins a Group 2, owner-handled putting him into the spot as #1
Rottweiler in Canada
and also earns
all three legs of his CKC Rally Novice title!!!
earns all three legs of his CKC RN title and also wins High Aggregate
March 20, 2017
finishes her AKC Grand Championship major in Louisville, plus
earns all three
legs of her NF title, 2 legs of her NA title and 1 leg of her OF title!!!
wins his first major in York, PA!!!
earns two more UDX3 legs with scores of 196, 196, 198 and 199!!!
earns her NADAC TG-N and O-NAC titles!!!
and Pan both complete all three legs of
their UKC RO-1 title!!!
March 13, 2017
wins a five point Grand Championship major in Tennessee!!!
(Blue/Itchy) passes the Canine Good Citizen test!!!
March 5, 2017
Nox wins Best
of Breed for his last AKC GRCH major on Sunday, Select on Saturday
and places in
the Owner-Handler group each day!!!
is BOW both Saturday and Sunday for his first two AKC points!!!
her RATN title with a judges' choice award!!!
February 26, 2017
finishes her AKC Rally Excellent title!!!
earns his first two AKC CD legs with placements!!!
earns two more QQs toward his MACH6!!!
earns a QQ toward his MACH2!!!
earns his first AKC OAP and NP legs!!!
passes the AKC Canine Good Citizen test!!!
February 19, 2017
(Gable/Clover) finishes her CKC Grand Championship - owner handled!!!
complets her CKC Intermediate Standard title (Ag.I)!!!
earns two legs toward his NADAC IJC and two TN-N legs!!!
finishes her TN-O and earns 3 NAC Qs and 1 TG-N Q, all with first placements!!!
February 12, 2017
wins Best of Opposite Sex at the 2017 Hoosier Rottweiler Club
also wins five
majors toward her AKC Grand Championship!!!
wins another AKC GRCH Major in Indianapolis!!!
takes home THREE all breed Best in Show wins at the International
Canine Events (ICE)
Texas!!! Nox is also the Grand Prix Gold Cup Winner & Grand
Prix Seiger Winner and earns the Grand Prix international Champion
Title and Honors Champion Bronze Title.
earns two legs toward his UDX3!!!
January 29, 2017
completes his AKC MACH title in just 12 months!!!
finishes her AKC NAP, NJP and NFP titles with placements!!!
titles make Rumor and ARC Silver Dam!!!
finishes her CKC Rally Advance title with placements for every leg!!!
earns to Coursing Ability legs!!!
earns her first Barn Hunt leg!!!
January 22, 2017
earns her first two AKC CD legs with placements for both!!!
completes her NADAC ICC title!!!
January 8, 2017
earns two legs toward his UDX3!!!
I sit down to write our 2016 recap, I realize that I have been
providing these updates for 15 years on the website and, before that,
in holiday letter format to our puppy owners. Each year goes by
so quickly that I think that there is no way that we'll have as many
updates. However, our pups and their owners continue to exceed
our expectations. 2016 Boasts ten new AKC Champions, two Best
in Specialty Show winners and a multi BOSS winner, and many High in
Trial wins across all venues.
our own household, our focus continues to be the gift of friendship
that our dogs bring us. Despite Ann's new role at work, our
personal dogs achieved a few titles in 2016 with Itchy
earning her AKC CD and RATI titles; SOLA!
earning her Canadian CD and TDX titles and Loki
earning his AKC Championship, RN and BH titles.
also brought one litter of our own and one co-bred litter to our
Blue/Itchy Jokers and
Jesters Litter, brought us seven pups and helped us to
welcome three new owners to our Esmond family: Caren
Vicich of Ohio,
Moses of New York & Kellie Moylan of North Carolina.
litter, co-bred with Carol Jones was born in Maryland and had six
pups arrive. We are excited to watch these pups grow up and
welcome their owners to our extended family.
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
titles earned by Esmond pups...
Ausloos & Tie
~ UKC GRACH, RATN, RATO, RATS
Ausloos & Rumor
~ ARC Bronze Dam
Ausloos & Dante
~ RATS, RATM
Ausloos & V ~ CAX
Swancer & Wizard
Swancer & Strider ~ CD, CDX,
NA, NAJ, OA, OAJ, AX, AXJ, MX, MXJ, NF, OF, XF, MF
Krell & Aspen ~ RATI
Krell & Sunny
~ GN, NAC, NJC, TN-N, TG-I
Phillips & Tryst ~ BISS, CD, RN,
Phillips & Pan ~ Can GRCH
Mulcahey & Rose
~ HSAd, HIAd, ARC Versatility Award
Mulcahey & Ike ~ CD, RA, NAP, NJP,
Small & Violet ~ NTD, ITD, ATD
Small & Kaylee ~ RATN
Skiptunas & Spencer ~ THDD,
Seger Award, Mirko Medallion, Anvil T.R.U.E Award
Snyder & Flint ~ OAJ, VCD2
McCrea & Rayne ~ CDX
Willmarth & Bo ~ UDX, UDX2, OM2
Costilla & Valor ~ RATS
Kepner & Reese ~ RATI, RATN
Hoffman & Daisy ~ SD-A(Sp), RN, NJS
Doering & Pixie ~ MXB
Kelly & Bantu ~ Am CH
Fender & Sumo ~ RN
Bradley & Georgia ~ Ag.N
Foster & Stevie ~ Am CH
Meehan & Chili ~ HT, PT
Kelly & Oonagh ~ OA, OAJ
Slagall & Keno ~ RA
Boord & Khaleesi ~ HSAsd, HSBs
Amtower & Jude ~ Am CH, CD, RA,
RE, PT, U-RO2
Arns & Ellie ~ Am CH, Am GRCH,
BN, ASCA CD
Elvington & Sarge ~ CD
Sherman & Bling ~ NAJ, NF, OA,
OAJ, AX, AXJ, RATS
McKinney & Nox ~ HT, BN, RN, CA,
CS, CI, RATI, HIC
Mullen, Kathryn Bach & Kellen ~
Am CH, RE
Wingerter & Beejus ~ Am CH, Can
CH, CA, NAC, TN-N
McNeil & Grinch ~ RN, RI, PCD
Ann Wolf & Jag ~ Am CH, HT
Lovan & Della ~ Am CH, RN, RA, RE
Hayes Family & Kong ~ Am CH
Parsons & Sully ~ Can CH
also saw strong showings for our own puppies and also the co-bred or
co-owned pups at the Specialties. Congratulations to the
~ Colonial Rottweiler Club Specialty
Best in Specialty Show
~ Rottweiler Club of Canada Best in
~ Greater Cincinnati Rottweiler Club back to back Best of
Opposite Sex in Specialty
Hoosier Rottweiler Club Winners Bitch and Best in Sweepstakes
~ Medallion Rottweiler Club
Award of Merit
~ Associated Rottweiler
Fanciers Award of Merit
Hoosier Rottweiler Club Specialty Award of Merit
~ Rottweiler Club of Alaska Best of
Opposite Sex and Award Of Merit
~ Colonial Rottweiler Club Best of
Opposite in Sweepstakes
was also a great year for High in Trial wins, with pups winning High
in Trial across all venues again in 2016. Congratulations to
Kay Willmarth and Bo, Elaine Swancer and Wizard,
Kathy Howse/Jennifer Woodley & Kaiser,
Michelle Amtower & Jude, Mona
Boord & Khaleesi, Mark
Elvington & Sarge, Debbie Sherman
& Bling, Katherine Hoffman and Daisy
& Rachel Meehan and Chili. You
are truly the best of the best!
are also proud of our co-bred litters. So many of the pups
have had accomplishments that it's nearly impossible to keep
track. For this reason, I'll let their breeders brag for
them. Two of note however, are the Jungersohn Clover
litters, which produced a BISS winner, Blue,
as well as three CDXs in 2016 and the Halo Surfer/Maggie
litter, which produced three AKC Champions in 2016. And Surfer,
himself, completed the AKC RAE title.
of the Yngo kids are still going
strong, with Wizard making the
Agility finals at the 2016 Westminster Kennel Club show and again
receiving top honors as the Top Rottweiler at the 2016 National
Agility Championship in Orlando. Brother, Bo,
pulled out several High in Trial and High Combined wins to get over
70% of the way to his OTCH. Bo was
also one of only three Rottweilers to qualify for the National
Obedience Championship. Yngo daughter, Breve
earned her HSAd title, and Yngo son, Toro,
earned the RATI title. Sure love seeing these kids work into
both furthered our judging careers in 2016, with Mike completing his
permit assignments for Non-Sporting, making him licensed to judge
four groups (Working, Toy, Hound & Non-Sporting). He also
started his Terrier permit. Ann completed her Working permit
assignments, and is now licensed for this group and on permit for
half of the Sporting breeds. We thank those of you who have
brought exhibits to us in 2016.
always, we will be cheering all of our friends and puppy owners on
to success in the coming year. We can't wait to see where 2017