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News Pages 2001-2020


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After 20 years of maintaining the Esmond Rottweilers website, and these news pages, we will now work toward archiving it as a living history for our puppy owners, co-breeders and the fancy in general.  We thank everyone who has enjoyed our site over the years and look forward to you joining us on our new platform for 2021 and beyond at:



2021 Recap

As we reflect back to 2021, we are amazed at the resiliancy and dedication of our puppy owners as they worked to find new ways to stay safe while also achieving great things with their dogs.  For many, training options have been severely limited, shows have been scheduled and subsequently cancelled, and we all learned to be very flexible and adaptable.  Outdoor venues became the norm, challenging us with weather conditions and our dogs learned to show and trial while we were masked and social distancing.  We hope that the new year will bring better conditions, but we'd like to recognize all of our pups and owners who persevered and found success in 2021.


Pan Breaks Records!!!

Pan breaks the all-time Best in Show record for the breed in Canada,
with 12 more all breed Best in show wins for a total of 31 All Breed Best in Show wins!!!

Pan also earns his CDX and additional dock diving and scent work titles in 2021.
Congratulations Dawn Phillips and Kat C, as well as breeder Tammy Ausloos!


Specialty Wins

Our pups did not attend very many specialties in 2021 due to ongoing covid restrictions.  However, Nox and Mountie thrilled us with the following...

American Rottweiler Club Specialty in Dallas:

        Nox Best in Specialty Show

Medallion Rottweiler Club:


High in Trial Wins

There were also quite a few High in Trial winners across various venues. 

Of note, Tracy McMahon and Jagger won both specialty and all-breed HITs in 2021, winning HIT at both MRC Specialities and also finishing the year with a 199.5 and HIT!!!

And... drum roll please... Nox wins High in Trial for his IGP1 title!!!  Congratulations to Diane McKinney Pilcher!  What a way to earn your first IGP title!!!


Production Awards

Three of our girls qualified for ARC Production Awards in 2021 - Thank you to the dedicated owners of their pups:

        Nox - ARC Bronze Sire with two litters and 9 puppies
        SOLA! - ARC Bronze and Silver Dam with two litters and 9 puppies
        Beejus - ARC Bronze Dam with two litters and 8 puppies
        Kellen - ARC Bronze Dam with one litter and 8 puppies


AKC Agility Championship & Invitational

Congratulations to Strider, Bamm Bamm and Beejus for qualifying for the AKC National Agility Championship and for Strider and Bamm Bamm for qualifying for the Royal Canin Invitational.  Lois Eid and Bamm Bamm were the only ones able to attend the invitational this year, but we're proud to say that they made it to the finals!!


Esmond Litters

We did not have any pups of our own in 2021, but were proud to co-breed a lovely litter out of Surfer and JoJo with Kathy Lovan of Indiana. 

GOOD NEWS!  There are two co-bred litters planned for 2022 - Go to for more details!  For the first time in many years, we will be taking inquires for these litters.


2021 New Titles

As always, we are so proud of each and every one of our puppy owners.  Whatever venue they choose, whatever levels they participate in, we are thrilled to cheer them on and to hear about each and every success!

      Diane McKinney & Nox ~ BISS, Am UD, IGP1
      Diane McKinney & Riggs ~ Am CDX
      Dawn Phillips & Pan ~ BIS (x12), CDX, DSX2, SD-N
      Patti Wicks & Blue ~ SCN
      Patti Wicks & Sheldon ~ SCA, SIN, PSD-NS, PSD-ND, PSD-NB
      Dawn Mulcahey & Ike ~ CS-ATCH
      Dawn Mulcahey & Micah ~ NAP, NJP, CL1, CL2
      Mona Boord & Khaleesi ~ HSAd
      Mona Boord & Kvothe ~ VST, CT, HIAs, HSAd, HSBd
      Kathy Lovan & Della ~ OAJ
      Tracey Bradley & Georgia ~ TDCH
      Tracey Bradley & Vici ~ TDCH, NS
      Lois Eid & Bamm Bamm ~ MACH3, SWA, SCM, SIE, SEE
      Laurie Kaufman & Nora ~ Can CH
      Michelle Amtower & Jude ~ Am CDX, U-RO3
      Jeannine Ciszak & Deqs ~ CD, RN, CA
      Elaine Swancer & Disney ~ MXJ, MF
      Kay Willmarth and Bear ~ CD
      Lisa Wingerter & Beejus ~ MXP, MXP2, MJP3, MJP4, MJP5, MJP6, MJPS, T2BP, BCAT, OCC
      Lisa Wingerter & Ruckus ~ NAP, MFP, BCAT, NAC
      Pam Westphal and Pinky Lee ~ BN, RE, RAE
      Cheryl Bryant and Rumble ~ OAP, OJP
      Marianne Noble & Gabby ~ CI, CX
      Joan Mazat & Windy ~ Am UD, PCDX, PUTD, RE, CGC
      Ana Cilursu & Axel ~ Am CD, BN, SBM, SCM, SWE, SIE, NW3
      Tracy McMahon & Jagger ~ Am CDX, RA, DJ, DS
      Teresa Schneider & Ransom ~ ICKC CH, CD, RE, CI, OJP, BCAT, U-AGII, U-RO1, U-RO2
      Tammy Ausloos & Monkey ~ RI, U-AGII
      Sue Raux & Max ~ RN
      Jacqui Woodhall and Faith ~ CD, RN
      Joan Kossaras & Jazzy ~ NAJ, OA, OAJ, NF, OF, AX, AXJ, TNE, EAC, EJC, PDCH, PKCH, PRCH, PJCH, PGCH, PSCH, PRCH-Bronze, PSCH-Bronze, PJCH-Bronze, PGCH-Bronze, PKCH-Bronze, PTM, NCC, OCC, JHD, SIM, SWM, ORT,
      Kat Commerford & Prime ~ SD-N, SD-S-SP
      Sue Reis and Buzzy ~ TD, NAJ
      Patty Terrio and Jaxx ~ CD
      Lisa Boucher and Rayna ~ TD, DD
      Caren Vicich & Gordie ~ Am CH, RN, BN, FD
      Kim Oatway and Shield ~ Can CH, TD, SD-S
      Sue Trout and Wiser ~ TDGCH, RN
      Tom Arns and Mountie ~ Am CH, CD, RN, RA, RE
      Katie Maess and Desi ~ CZ8PS, FDC, WSD

There were also plenty of pups earning the TT, HIC, CGN or CGC titles as well as various trick dog titles.

In our own home, our tiny addition, JJ stole the show for 2021, finishing his AKC Championship, CKC Championship and Grand Championship, UKC Championship, as well as the RN, CA, BCAT, TT, NS, CGC and TKN titles!  Our own three Rottweilers, SOLA!, Loki and Vida have been living a life of leisure while JJ was out showing.  Unfortunately, we did lose Stella in 2021 and her big presence is missed. 

As we look forward to 2022, we realize that our recaps have been shorter over the past few years due to Covid restrictions.  We wish health and happienss to everyone in the coming year and hope that someday we'll all be together again in person!

                                                                            Ann & Mike



2020 Recap

2020 has been a unique year for so many due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  As families, businesses and schools around the world learned to adapt to this new reality, dog shows were also cancelled.  Those that went on had protocols adjusted.  Mostly we all stayed home and focused sqarely on keeping those we care about safe.

Because of the border closures, we also did not have an Esmond Litters or co-bred litters in 2020.  We hope to be able to announce a summer 2021 breeding between Vida and Chip, as well as perhaps one or two related breedings.  We thank everyone for your patience.

Despite all of this, our puppy owners managed to do truly exceptional things in the past year.   I hope you will all help me to celebrate these below:


Another great year for Pan!!!

Pan had a very short show season, but managed to bring home four more Best in Show wins in just four weekends out.  He finished as Canada's #1 Rottweiler, #2 Working Dog and #8 All Breeds!!!  Congratulations to owner Dawn Phillips and handler Lori-Ann Fischer!

Pan's niece Rayna (Ace/Beejus) also finished the year as Canada's #1 Rottweiler Bitch - owner handled by Lisa Boucher in New Brunswick!



2020 New Titleholders

    Dawn Phillips & Pan ~ NADD (Dock Diving) AJ, HDS, DSA, DSX
    Dawn Phillips & Tryst ~ DJ
    Mona Boord & Khaleesi ~ HIAd, HXAsd, OA, OAJ, VCD2
    Mona Boord & Kvothe ~ NAP, HSAs, HSAd, High in Trial, High Combined and Chet Backus Award
    Kathy Lovan & Surfer ~ RACH
    Kathy Lovan & Della ~ NAJ, RM
    Kathy Lovan & JoJo ~ CD, RI, RA
    Tracey Bradley & Georgia ~ ATchC, MGDC, MJDC, MADC, NS
    Tracey Bradley & Vici ~ NS, S, SDIN, SDN
    Elaine Swancer & Disney ~ MXJ, MF
    Diane McKinney & Riggs ~ BH
    Jeanine McDowell & Chip ~ CS, CI
    Joy Keller & Django ~ UD
    Lois Eid & Bamm Bamm ~ MACH2 (and qualified for the finals at the National Agility Championship!)
    Tracy McMahon & Jagger ~ UPr1, FPr1
    Teresa Schneider & Ransom ~ BN, RA, U-AGII, FDC, CAX, SPK
    Patti Wicks & Sheldon ~ SCN, SN-C, SD-NC
    Caren Vicich and Ryker ~ CD, RA, RE, NA, ACT1, ACT2
    Kellie Moylan & Ace ~ FH-V
    Lisa Wingerter & Beejus ~ AXP, MJP3 MJPB, MFP, OAC
    Ana Cilursu & Axel ~ RN, RI, SWA, SBE, SEE, SCE, NW3, NW3-V, NW3-I
    Marianne Noble & Gabby ~ UKC CD
    Sue Raux & Max ~ AKC Ch (in one week with five majors!)
    Alicia Baier Everton & Nyx ~ Am GRCH
    Joan Kossaras & Jazzy ~ NA,SCE, SBE, SWE, BCAT, SCM, SBM, SEM, SPS, SPJ, SPG, SPK, APJ, APK, APG, PJM, APS, PD, NGC, APD, MPD, PGM, PKM, PRM, PSM, TN-N, TN-O, GS-N, RS-N, NACSW and a High in Trial - Wow!!!
    Cheryl Bryant & Rumble ~ NA, OAJ, NF, FDC, BCAT
    Dan & Pam Westphal & Pinky Lee ~ RN, RI, RA, ACT1, ACT2
    Sue Reis and Buzzy ~ BN, RN, FDC, CAA
    Patricia Terrio & Jaxx ~ BN
    Katie Maess & Desi ~ CZ8PB, RATOX2
    Sue Trout & Wiser ~ TDCH
    Kim Oatway & Shield ~ CKC TD
    Related pup Khonshu (Nox/Bindi) also some nice wins in 2020, earning back to back majors in Indianapolis, including BOW and Select Dog at the Hoosier Rottweiler Club Specialties!  Congratulations to owner Sarah Rowbotham-Northrup!

There were also plenty of pups earning the TT, HIC, CGN or CGC titles as well as various trick dog titles.  Note that Wiser, above, finished his Trick Dog Championship with owner Sue Trout!


And... JJ has finally arrived!

We also have big news that JJ the Papillon has arrived in Canada after earning his FCI International Championship at his one and only show in 2020.  We're excited to see what his future holds for this lovely boy.  Go to to view his own webpage.


While 2020 proved that we never know what the future will hold, we will focus on the positive and will be cheering our friends and puppy owners on to success in 2021.

                                                                            Ann & Mike