Monday, January 24, 2011

My Rottweiler "Sugar"

   I am linking to Debbiedoos Pet Partay

My kids are deffinately the love of my life, but my another love of my life, is my dog "Sugar" aka Kinjack's Rock Candy.

This is her on the far right of your screen.  With all the rest of her siblings.  Mom had a HUGE litter!

This is "Baby" aka Kinjack's Dirty Dancing.  Isn't she beautiful?  Sugar looks more like her Auntie "Missy" though.

Also her in the the basket to the far right.

This is "Grandma" aka her breeder teaching one of the pups to play "show dog"

I love the Rottweiler breed.  I will never own any other kind of dog.  That being is VERY important to do your homework, and buy from a reputable breeder.  My breeder is Eleanor Jackson, very well known in the Rottweiler world, and agreed to take me under her wing, and teach me about showing dogs.  

Her first dog show at 6 months old.  I was her handler and was VERY nervous.

I was so proud of her.  She did VERY well and took fourth place in Futurity!

  I showed her a handful of times afterward, and decided that it was just too much work!  I was not the greatest handler and didn't have the money to pay for professional handlers.  Not to mention, when I did she was gone from me for days and in a crate the whole time!  I love her too much for that!  

  Here are a few more Dog show pics before she retired before age two.  

If you know anything about dog shows you realize right now, what a terrible handler I am!  She should be looking SHARP and at the Judge right now.  Not at the other DOGS!!  Yeah, I really was a lousy handler.
Nowadays Sug spends her days lazin' about the house, playing with my kids, and guarding them with her life!  I would swear she thinks Lexi belongs to her!!!

I hope she is comfortable!  Don't mind the leather sofa Sugar!  Just make yourself at home!

She really is great with the kids.  She is their silent companion.  Always watching over them patiently, while they play Barbies on her back, use her like a pillow, and she even gets in on the action with Lexi and Tea parties!

She really likes getting her picture taken!  Can you tell?  I took this photo five times before I got her to stop sticking her head out the door way as I snapped the picture!  She is a real HAM!

Out in the snow, playing in the yard....I can't help but being awe inspired by her majestic beauty and keen senses.

She is instinctively gentle with my children, and loves when they tenderly embrace her.

A Few things about Rottweilers!

  In the wrong hands they can be lethal weapons.  They have the strongest bite force of any domesticated dog.

They are fiercely protective of their families.  Loyal almost to a fault.  Without proper training and any large are asking for BIG trouble!!

These dogs are not for the faint of heart!  Learn all you can before even considering them as an addition to your family.  If you want to learn more about this magnificent and versatile breed check out some of these links.  Medallion Rottweiler Club
Ameerican Rottweiler Club  

Here are a few GREAT books on the breed! And one on Showing.