Multi-High in Class
Scoring Reserve Winners Bitch RCC National Specialty 2004
Rottweiler Club of
Canada Hall of Fame 2008
Rottweiler Club of
Canada Honour Roll 2006
APDT Award of
Excellence 2006, 2008, 2011
Rally Achievement Award/Canadian National Rankings, #17 in 2006, #12 in 2007, #4
in 2008, and #18 in 2011
Number 2 Rally
Obedience Rottweiler in Canada 2008 (Number 1 in Advance and
# 3 Utility
(Obedience) Rottweiler in Canada 2008
(three way tie) Rally Obedience Dog in Canada 2010
Can. Ch. OTCH Shacoram's Just Say When
CDI RE BH RL3 CGN TT HIC
15, 2002 - June 15, 2015
My Health Clearances:
OFA Hips - RO-66899F42F-PI
OFA Elbows - DJD I Left/Right Normal
Hips and Elbows #019983 - Normal
OFA Cardiac -
CERF - RO-5015/2006
CHIC # 19944
CHIC DNA Repository
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Jewel enjoying the fall leaves in
October 2013 ... she is 11 years old
After a short wait, we
got our beautiful little show bitch, Jewel, from Kirk and Terena McDonald
of Shacoram Rottweilers. She is a pleasant girl with a beautiful
temperament and excellent work ethic.
She began her show
career as a puppy in the Spring of 2003 taking her first point at 8 months
Jewel is a
prey-driven, play-driven, kong-chasing, ball crazy, full of fire
little girl. She is so willing to learn and please that it has
been a pleasure being at the end of her leash.
Her ease of training
has been just amazing to me. She was my second obedience
dog and I knew I had to change a few things to make training for
her more fun than I had with Justice. So, we tried some
different things and I found that play was something highly
motivational for her. With the guidance of my obedience
trainers and club here in Calgary (Cal K9), we have come a long
way and I have learned a ton from this little girl.
To her I owe so many
things, and we have learned so many things together. She
is the foundation bitch of our kennel, so without her, there
would be no Akamai Reg'd Rottweilers. She is a true
matriarch, and she maintains control of all of her underlings
Above is a drawing we had commissioned of
Jewel by long time
Rottweiler breeder Diane Richardson. She also drew our Scotia
earlier this year.
See more of her work here
Jewel is a medium sized bitch,
standing 23 inches (58cm) tall and weighing 75lbs. She is lean and
muscular, moves fast as lightening (for a Rottweiler) and is incredibly agile.
She is by far, the fastest Rottweiler I have owned to this point.
Jewel finished her Canadian
Championship in just two weekends in the summer of 2004 after taking
some much needed time off from the ring to mature (sitting on 4 points).
She had a successful trip to Cold Lake, Alberta in July where she
brought home another three points with three Best of Winners ribbons and
in Indus, Alberta going Winners Bitch two days bringing home another 4
points to finish.
Right is one
of my favorite pics of Jewel herding!
We had also been working hard towards some working
titles. In spring 2004, Jewel earned her BH title, then her herding instinct certificate in June 2004,
followed a few weeks later in Lethbridge, Alberta with her first two legs
of her CD title going High in Class for both legs!!! She finally
finished her CD title in Indus, Alberta (same day as her Championship)
with another High in Class placement.
score (pictured left with judge Marion Postgate) completing her CDI
title. This was
the highest score I have achieved to date with one of my dogs!!
Then onto Edmonton and
the RCC National Specialty in July; both mine and Jewel's first
Specialty!!! Judging was done by world-renowned Rottweiler
from Scotland (pictured above), who breeds under the prefix "Jacraila".
Jewel was owner-handled to a Reserve Winners Bitch placement taking home
some nice ribbons, a lot of great loot and some awesome memories!!!
Jewel also earned her Canine Good Neighbor (CGN) title at the
specialty!! Needless to say we are thrilled with the spring/summer of
Jewel was bred January 2005 to Multi V-Rated AOM
Am/Select Can. Ch. Rothburg's Kourage Under Fire CDX Am. CD DDX BH CS CI
ZtP CGC HIC, and the puppies arrived April 2, 2005 (7
girls and 3
boys). They are all now in their new homes. To check out updates on the
progress of Jewel's first babies,
after having all of those little babies and getting back into the swing
of things, Jewel and I entered the obedience ring to try to obtain her CDI (Companion Dog Intermediate) title. We did so in 4 trials with
3 High In Class placements, one of which was a 197 score (pictured left), all of which
were over 190! And in November 2005, Jewel and I entered into the
open ring for the first time; in a sort of experiment trial. Well,
Jewel came out of the ring with ANOTHER High in Class placement and her
first leg towards her CDX title! And she and Wicca both did another
Herding Instinct test in November 2005, just for fun! Jewel passed
a second time with flying colors (although Wicca did score higher than
February 2006, Jewel finished
her CDX title with 2 more High in Class scores. Finishing this
title made Jewel eligible for the Rottweiler Club of Canada's Honor Roll
Jewel took some time off in the
spring of 2006 to have her second and final litter. They were sired
Ch. Von Marc's It's Bud Time Am/Can. CDX CGC
and born June 2, 2006 (6 girls and 4 boys).
You can see more of them
by clicking here!
July 22, 2006, with her second
litter only 7 weeks old, Jewel returned back to work to successfully earn
her Temperament Test title along with 4 of her kids from the 'Harry
Potter' litter. Jewel also finished her APDT Rally Obedience Level
1 title on August 4, 2006 with scores of 190 and a third place in trial
score of 207, and this was all just 9 weeks after her second litter was
born! She not only finished her title with some amazing scores, but
with an Award of Excellence!
We were further surprised in February 2007 with a
certificate in the mail for Jewel; an APDT Rally Achievement
Award, Canadian Top 20 with a National Ranking of #17! How about
Jewel's first attempt at APDT Rally Level 2 was a
first place score of 203 and a HIGH IN LEVEL 2 award! Whatta
Jewel at 11 Years Old
In May 2007, at the RCC National Specialty in
Chilliwack, BC, Jewel earned her first utility leg with a High in Class
score and was second in the Brood Bitch class with the help of Moka, Dax
Jewel (far left) going
second in Brood Bitch with her kids (l to r) Seeker, Moka and Dax!
September 2007, we found out
that Jewel has now accumulated enough points (according to the new
points system) to be eligible for the Rottweiler Club of Canada Hall of
Fame for 2008!
October 6, 2007,
at the Working/Herding Specialty in Red Deer, Jewel earned the second leg of her
Obedience Trial Championship (OTCH or UD). One month later, again in Red
Deer, she finished her OTCH with a fourth in class placement.
an accomplishment, this girl can do it all!
February 2008, Jewel missed her first UDX leg by ONE JUMP ....
qualifying in open B with a 190.5.
Here is Jewel earning her RA title, July
She also earned the first 2
legs of her Rally Novice title with a 96 and perfect 100. Her
earned her first Rally Novice legs the same days.
Jewel finished off her ADPT Rally Level 2
title in March 2008 with a third and fourth
I am very pleased to announce
that Jewel has
once again earned a National Ranking Award in APDT Rally in 2007, Canadian
Top 20 APDT Rally Achievement Award ranking #12, bettering her 2006 placing
Jewel finished her CKC Rally Novice title in
April 2008 in Red Deer under judge Isobel
Hutton with a score of 98.
That same day she earned her first UDX leg
qualifying in both open and utility in trial
one! Now, only 4 more to go .....
She went on the next day, after moving up to
Rally Advanced, to go High in Class with the
only perfect 100 for the first leg of her RA
Jewel finished her Rally Advanced title in
July 2008 with a 97, 94 (4th in class
placement) and a bonus leg score of 95! This
was the third rally titled earned in 2008
for Jewel, very exciting!
July 2008 it was also confirmed that Jewel
Rottweiler Club of
Canada Hall of Fame for 2008.
August 2008 at the AKC show here in Calgary, Jewel earned her second UDX leg
with a high in class in utility and also
earned 2 legs of her Rally Excellent title,
both with high in class scores of 97 and 99!
She finished her Rally Excellent title in
Cranbrook, BC also in August. She did
it with a 97 and a 94, which was also a high
In Edmonton in September 2008, Jewel earned
another High in Class in Rally Excellent and
a second in class the following day!
Right is Jewel and I with all our ribbons
from the August 2008 AKC weekend .... rally
judge Laurie Albright is holding her high in
class rally ribbons and I am holding her
high in class utility ribbon!
Deer in November 2008, Jewel earned the Highest
Scoring Rottweiler Champion of Merit (sponsored
prize) in Saturday's obedience trial with her 192
from the Open B class. She missed her UDX leg
by a jump again in utility ...sigh. In rally
on Sunday she earned her first RAE leg with a High
in Class in Excellent (97) and a Fourth in Class
with a 98 (believe it or not!) in Advanced.
2009 we got the news that Jewel was again in the
Canadian Top 20 Rankings in APDT Rally, but to our
surprise, she was #4 in Canada in 2008! Holy
some pretty exciting news at the end of July 2009.
Jewel is the NUMBER TWO RALLY OBEDIENCE
ROTTWEILER IN CANADA for 2008. Holy cow.
She is also the number 1 Rottweiler in the Advanced
and Excellent levels! To top this all off, she
is the NUMBER 3 UTILITY OBEDIENCE ROTTWEILER IN
Jewel made her
ring debut for the first time in just over a year.
She earned her third RAE leg with a second in class
in excellent (score of 95) and a HIGH IN CLASS in
advanced with a perfect 100! And for her first APDT trial in 2 years, she earned a 201 ... despite
my awful handing... she had so much fun and I was
absolutely thrilled to have her in the ring with me
To end the
trialling year for Jewel, we competed in the Sit
Happens! APDT rally trials in Calgary. Well
she made me proud once again to be at the end of her
leash. She was entered in both level 1 trials.
In the first trial, she earned a perfect 210, and
was only 5 SECONDS shy of a tie for High in Trial
.... never the speediest .... In her second trial,
she earned a 206! Icing on the cake was that
because of her score in the first trial, she earned
the HIGHEST SCORING SENIOR DOG IN TRIAL for the
So for a
quiet, semi-retirement year, Jewel earned another 2
RAE legs and did some great work in APDT rally ....
let's hope 2011 will see us finishing up some of the
titles with loose ends and then on to real
retirement for my best girl.
started off her OFFICIAL retirement year by earning
the first leg of her APDT Rally Level 3 title in
March 2011, with a score of 200 under judge Tammy
Brooks. I feel now that we can finish this
title and Jewel can fully appreciate a life of
it is hard to fully retire the dog who I have had so
much fun with over the years and who does still
enjoy working, so in July 2011, at the EKKOC show,
Jewel went into the Rally Excellent ring and earned
a High in Class score of 99, and then went into the
Veteran's obedience ring, one day after her 9th
birthday I might add, and earned a High in Class
score of 192.5!!! Really, it is hard to retire
a working girl like this!!!!
does deserve an 'official' retirement, so in October
2011, Jewel was officially retired after finishing
her APDT Rally Level 3 title here in Calgary at Sit
Happens! She earned the final 2 legs she
needed plus a bonus 'leg', all with second place
scores of 202, 201 and 204 under AWESOME judges
Sarah-Jane Petti and Tammy Brooks (pictured below
with us). She was great and worked hard for me
and I am bitter-sweet about her retirement but I
know she will enjoy just being the Matriarch of the
pack. The APDT Rally Level 3 title is her 15th
title and I feel she has had a very long and very
productive working career. As the icing on her
working career we found out in early 2012 that Jewel
also once again ranked in the APDT Rally Canadian
National Rankings, she was #18, but the best part
was that she ranked along with her
daughters Wicca (#17), Moka (#34) and and her 2
grandchildren, Moka's kids, Ruckus (#27) and Brenna
(#31) ... I couldn't have asked
for a better dog to work with all of these years!
We finally said good-bye to our beloved
little Jewel on June 15, 2015, one month to
the day shy of her 13th birthday. She
fought off rare skin cancer for nine months
prior to her immune system finally giving
out. We cherished every day we had
with her after her diagnosis in October
She is sorely missed, and completely
I can't ever imagine another dog like her
.... Godspeed my little girl ....
Jewel and Jaxon in October 2014 ....
OTCH Shacoram's Just Say When CDI RE BH RL3 CGN TT HIC
Shacoram's Smooth Operator
Fabio Sieger Winner Most Beautiful in Show
Int.Ch. Ken Vom Schwaiger Wappen, SCH III KS WS
Can Ch. Briere
Davinghof Fathomfire of Maasai CD
Shacoram's Moonlight Echo
Guardian Angel CD TT
Ch. Shadowdale Spirit Of Chicago CD
Ch. Parksprings Haven Of Rothburg CD