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As Always, we will start off the new year with a recap of the previous .... so here goes.
I always feel like we haven't done much by the end of the year each year UNTIL I do my recap ....
2015 was a busy, happy and sad year for us.
Scotia started off the year in the whelping pen with her 8 littles one who were born December 27, 2014. Click here to go to their page is here if you would like to check in on them.
From this litter we kept our next hopeful, Grady. She has proven to be so much more than we ever expected so far. Grady has been busy working on obedience and dabbling a little bit in conformation.
Scotia had a pretty amazing year really, considering it started with a few months of mat-leave. She started her training towards her DDX right after she weaned her babes. She finished her Rally Excellent title, started and finished her Novice Intermediate title, made her first DDX attempt in the summer, and was SO close. In the fall, she earned her Draft Dog Excellent title. With all of these titles, Scotia became not only Rottweiler Club of Canada Hall of Fame eligible for 2016, but she became Rottweiler Club of Canada Versatility eligible for 2016 as well, which is a first for our kennel.
We had a great time at the Rottweiler Club of Canada National Sieger show here in Calgary in September. Scotia went V2, Grady went VV1, Gadget went VV3, and our veterans Seeker, Ruckus and Wicca all showed their hearts out in the Veterans classes. All of their critiques and awards were graciously given to us by Helmut Weiler of Germany, so it was a huge honor for us.
So to recap Scotia's titles for 2015, she earned her:
Rally Excellent - RE
Companion Dog Intermediate - CDI
Temperament Test - TT
Draft Dog Excellent - DDX
And we got this note from Barb and Wicca, recapping their fantastic year -
"Wicca #10 in the 2014 Canada National Rankings for World Cynosport Rally (formerly APDT).
March 2015 - earns her ARCH (APDT Rally Champion) and her RL1X (APDT Rally Level 1 Championship) which is 10 Qs after receiving the level title. She is one of 14 rottweilers in Canada and the US to have earned an ARCH.
May 2015 – earns CWRII (CARO Working Rookie Class I)
Oct 2015 – earns CW-SP (C-WAGS Scent Patrol Level 1)
Nov 2015 – earns her ARCHX (APDT Rally Champion Excellent) and her RL2X (APDT Rally Level 2 Championship). (note to breeder – her 5 double Qs for this title were all 200 or over J) She is one of 10 rottweilers in Canada and the US to have earned an ARCHX.
In 2015, she also earned 2 legs toward her CARO Novice Team title; completed 4 of the 5 exercises for her CARO Working Rookie II title; completed 3 of 5 exercises for her CARO Working Elite I title; earned 3 of the 5 legs required for the CARO Bronze Title (after Novice, Advanced, Excellent you need 5 Qs over 190); and earned started on her ARCHEX (APDT Rally Champion Extraordinaire) Title. This is 10 double Qs in level 2 and 3 in the same trial. She has 1 double Q but she will be entered in March and we’re going to keep working on it. Don’t know if we will finish but we’ll try!!!
She now has 24 titles and is affectionately known as:
ARCHX Akamai Wicked This Way
Onto the sad, in June, we lost our very special girl Jewel at the age of just one month shy of 13 years old. She fought off her skin cancer for a long time but she said it was time, and we had to listen. It was very hard, as it always is, but Jewel was such a special soul. I miss her each and everyday still ....