CT Esmonds Will
of Steel ASCA TD, OB1, TR1, BH, CGC
Purpose Patrol/Narcotics Police K-9
is our self-designated "Police Dog" from the Yngo/Nova Litter.
is owned by Lucy Newton and is certified as a dual purpose
Patrol/Narcotics Police K-9
the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council. Lucy and Steel
work for the Winhall (Vermont) Police & Rescue Department.
dream since puppy-hood was to become a K-9 officer. See
his story, Below.
couldn't wait for the cruiser to be HIS!
now it finally is!!!
certified very young for narcotics searches, and passed his AKC
of course, he thinks that apprehension is the best game of all!!!
was raised with Dugan, Esmonds
Sixth Sense CGC
Wilderness Search & Rescue
K9, NAPWDA Cadaver Detection Dog
and he also has a GSD squeeky
toy named Calix... Calix v.d. Polizei, Patrol/Narcotics Police K9
and Steel recently had the opportunity to work at the Canadian/U.S. border.
want to take WHAT into the country???
don't think so!!!
of Steel's job is to do school demos. This is his FAVORITE
part of the job!!!
the AKC Tracking Test with ease! Hold on tight Lucy!!!
Lucy and Steel
are a great team!
thinking he's King of the World!
at 17 months.
Put the tracking harness on me!!!
story is a funny one. When the litter was 4 1/2 weeks old,
Lucy Newton came for a visit with Nova's brother, Dugan.
of her visit was to talk about whether we thought our future
breeding plans might produce her next police dog.
current K9 is Calix, a GSD, and we spent a lot of the week talking
about the pros and cons of a Rottweiler as her working dog.
our little Steel boy was listening and he had plans of his own!
baby Steel was Lucy's shadow during her visit.
she'd go, he'd follow. She was never out of his sight.
only wanted Lucy and no one but Lucy!
the last day of her visit, Lucy had snapped this photo.
course, she still swore that she did NOT need a puppy yet and went
home to Vermont.
the next few weeks, people who actually had been waiting for this
litter came and went.
time, Steel was friendly, but always kept his distance in a "By
the way, I already have an owner" kind of way.
forward three weeks, and Lucy again made the drive up from Vermont.
was VERY happy to see her again and, of course, it didn't hurt that he'd
learned to recall on the words: "Who wants to be a Police Dog?"
and I performed many extensive Police Dog Evaluations (ie. fun puppy
play with lots of kissing)
eventually Steel proved to us without a shadow of the doubt that he
was indeed "The One".
even tried to convince us that he would win the Iron Dog competition someday!
Calix gave him his approval (Dugan was not as sure there needed to
be another Rottweiler!),
off they went...
Like any young
Rookie, Steel couldn't wait to finish training so he can be promoted
from his "Desk Job"!
Baby Steel vs.
the Kleenex box!
to see Steel and his littermates growing up.
two years after his original pumpkin patch shoot.