Jun 4 2008
This heartwarming story is from JODELLE GREINER, Lifestyles Editor at the Gainsville Daily Register (TX)………….
“When most people think of a therapy dog, they think of a small breed dog, something that will fit on your lap. They don’t think of a Rottweiler.
They don’t think of Turbo.
It may take a little getting used to, seeing this big Rottweiler trotting down the halls of Valley View Elementary with his owner, Pat Crawford by his side.
Kids get all excited, “Hi, Turbo!” “Turbo’s here!” and they change course to pet the dog’s head or wrap their arms around his neck for a long hug.
Turbo takes it all in stride. He doesn’t mind the kids crowding around, petting him or draping themselves across his back. The only one he really seems to take note of is Crawford herself. After she’s told Turbo to sit or lay down amongst the children and walks a few feet away to sit down, Turbo’s eyes stay glued to her, oblivious to the children vying for his attention.
Turbo and his friend Max, a black flat-coated retriever owned by Marli Vieira, visited Valley View Elementary on Tuesday for the last time until September. Turbo and Max, along with Honey, a Labrador retriever owned by Joe Seale, have been visiting the school since March and Susan Smith, principal of pre-kindergarten through fourth grade, is thrilled”.
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Dec 9 2007
You could say it’s magic. That’s just how things worked out this past September, when the American Rottweiler Club needed to do a photo shoot for an ad that would appear in the December issue of Dog World Magazine.
After all, the Rottweiler was going to be the cover dog in the December issue. And the America Rottweiler Club was in search of models for the ad. But where would America’s Next Top Model Rottweilers be found?
Why in North Jersey, of course!
The ARC photo shoot happened with a little help from our friends, Linda Berberich, an AKC Judge & Doreen Tietjen, owner of Pet A Groom salon in Ramsey, NJ.
Linda and Doreen graciously responded to our call, and gave of their time and of course, provided the gorgeous Rottweilers for our photo shoot, for which we are soooo grateful!
Here are Linda, Doreen and two BEAUTIFUL PUPPIES! Thank you to both of these dedicated ARC members for helping to support this effort!
Varka - one of New Jersey’s highest rated restautants helps out! They graciously provided their gardens for some of the shots!
Our “other” model with with owner of Varka!
SURPRISE! Our model get an unexpected kiss!
Rottweilers - Some Friends Are Forever!
Look for the American Rottweiler Club ad featured in the December 2007 issue of Dog World Magazine, and learn why the American Rottweiler Club is taking a proactive postion in today’s Dog World!
Nov 2 2007
The American Rottweiler Club has sent a letter to World Wrestling Entertainment asking them to stop selling Tshirts which deliberately portray the Rottweiler as “vicious”.
The WWE Tshirts have spurred protests from dog lovers across the country and feature wrestling star John Cena with two snarling dogs. The shirts are being sold in national retail chain stores, including JC Penny and Kohl’s.
(See image - Front of WWE shirt)
“That the WWE is profiting by deliberately protraying a negative stereotype of the Rottweiler, damaging the reputation of this noble breed, and further fueling the wave of legislation banning Rottweilers from communities across the country is an affront to every loving and responsible Rottweiler owner in the country”, said ARC President, Diane Garnett in the letter.
The American Rottweiler Club, a staunch opponent of breed specific legislation, is concerned that innocent dogs
and innocent dog owners will no doubt suffer the consequences because of the WWE’s irresponsible marketing tactics.
“We ask that World Wrestling Entertainment immediately stop selling inflammatory John Cena Tshirts”, said Ms. Garnett in the letter directed to WWE chief, Vince McMahon, and SVP of Communications, Gary Davis.
Rottweilers and their owners have been stigmatized to the point to where even therapy and service dogs are discriminated against. Earlier this year, a Sears store manager demanded that a woman in a wheelchair with a Rottweiler service dog leave the store. She and her husband called to police in order to protect her right to access with her service dog.
Incidents of physical violence and verbal assaults against Rottweilers and their owners are on the rise. Also of prime concern is the loss of insurance coverage and housing, which results in the needless euthanization of thousands of Rottwielers each year.
“We are asking our club members and every dog lover in the country for help in stopping the sale of this biased Tshirt and to help save innocent dogs”, said Ms. Garnett.
Dog lovers can help by contacting World Wrestling Entertainment, JC Penny and Kohl’s and ask them to pull the John Cena Rottweiler shirt.
World Wrestling Entertainment
Vince McMahon, CEO
Gary Davis, SVP Communications
1241 E. Main St.
Stamford, CT 06902
Ph) 203 - 353-2890
Michael Ullman, III - CEO
Michael J. Boylson, Chief Marketing Officer
Lana Cain, General Manager Merchandise, Boys and Men
6501 Legacy Dr.
Plano, TX 75024
Ph) 972 -431-1000
R. Lawrence Montgomery - CEO
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Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Oct 12 2007
The members of the American Rottweiler Club are so very pleased to congratulate Mid (Mildred) Rothrock as the recipient of the 2008 AKC Lifetime Achievement Awards for her outstanding contributions to the sport of purebred dogs on a national level.
Mildred (Mid) Rothrock, of Sebastopol, CA, acquired her first Rottweiler in 1953 and soon joined Marin County Dog Training Club (MCDTC).
Nine Rottweilers have followed to the present time, all titled, including a CH CDX bitch, a CH UDT dog, and a CDX, TDX dog. A Papillon also made his home with the Rottweilers for 16½ years, also earning a CDX and a TD.
A nine-year-old bitch took her into the world of Herding and she earned a title from the American Herding Breed Association (AHBA), which led to service on the American Rottweiler Club committee, which successfully petitioned the AKC to have Rottweilers admitted to Herding tests. Her current bitch has both an AHBA and AKC Herding title, as well as a TD.
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May 16 2007
A 70-pound Rottweiler that alerted its sleeping owners to a fire in their house has been honored by the Mount Clemens Fire Department with a huge, 2-foot-long rawhide bone.
It was the first time the fire department ever presented a heroism award to a four-legged creature, according to fire Capt. Gregg Shipman.
“This modern-day Lassie truly is a hero,” Shipman said.
The 2-year-old dog, Kena-D, was honored at Monday’s Mount Clemens City Commission meeting.
Scott and Christina Vernier were sound asleep in their home on Market Street on Sept. 4, 2006, when faulty wiring caused a fire that sparked heavy smoke throughout the structure.
Kena-D went by the side of their bed, striking the bedside with his paws and eventually barking in an apparent effort to alert the Verniers of the danger …………………………..
“She reacted out of her natural instinct,” said Scott Vernier, a member of the rock band, The Dream. “It was pretty scary that night.”
The Verniers rushed to the second floor of the house where Christina’s mother, Laverna Oak, resides and everyone was able to safely evacuate the home without any injuries.
“She knew something was wrong and she did her best to tell us,” Christina Vernier said of her dog.
Scott Vernier said he was also impressed with Mount Clemens firefighters.
“It’s pretty amazing to see firefighters walking into a burning building to help complete strangers,” he said.
While a jovial mood prevailed at Monday’s gathering, the Verniers still have yet to return to their burned-out home. They are renting a place until they can get back into their own home, which is undergoing repairs.
And Shipman said the situation underscores the critical need to have working smoke detectors on every level of the home.
“Without this dog’s quick actions, no one may have gotten out alive,” he said.
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