This lovely bitch is soon to be in Australia. It is the culmination of Laurie from Seeuferhause Rottweilers hard work, research and networking that has resulted in finding this top of the line breeding.
There is one thing to buy a mature dog, with some titles and fly it over to Australia and breed from it and say you have imported titled dog, but it is another for what this project entailed.
I sincerely do not believe there is anyone on Australia who knows more about the Rottweiler genealogy of the working rottweilers that Laurie. I recently travelled to Europe with him and watched as he spoke to ADRK judges, Military Breeders and trainers and old school long time breeders of working dogs. It was there that I saw how much effort and thought he puts into his knowledge bank. Everyone who was an expert we spoke told me how surprised they were of his knowledge, not only of the lines, but individual dogs, their histories and how they performed under different handlers.
So when Laurie spoke to me about a project he was working on involving importing a dog I listened. This was not going to be an ordinary import of a dog. This was going to a project that would last years and needed commitment and trust, and a lot of study for me and Sonny (Sanehaus Rottweilers).
Every Rottweiler breeders ideal is to have an import from Germany, and with recognised blood lines to either give their kennel some notoriety or to improve their blood lines. In reality, a little bit of research and money is all that takes to achieve. I am not diminishing what others have done, because it is more or less standard practice for breeders outside of Germany.
But this project entails so much more that at the start, looking at the projected cost, the time and the commitment necessary it was almost overwhelming. For me personally it was a dream project, but I was not sure I could afford it. In fact there were many months spent on 2 minute noodles and borrowing money for payments to stay in the project.
The reason we needed to do this as a group was mostly for the cost, we could not achieve this individually, none of us has won the jackpot in Tattslotto, so we need to help each other.
The most important aspect of the partnership is ego. It was important that the team worked as a team and didn’t try to let our ego’s get away and ruin the project.
There were hard times for all of us through the years until Bluely (aka Chilli) was ready to come to Australia. We have our own work, family commitments, other projects, house renovations and repairs from floods, businesses trying to be run, children to raise and more.
What was the most important part that kept it going was Laurie’s enthusiasm which is infectious. Once he gets excited about something you can’t help but get sucked into the excitement.
The idea was to find a bitch that had superb proven bitch lines. Then have her trained and successfully trialled in Germany so when we got her to Australia she was a proven working dog.
The first step took months and months of research, discussion and negotiation that was international. And Laurie can talk your ears off about the Working Rottweiler World and he did, I am scared to ask what his phone bill was like calling and speaking to breeders, trainers and competitors around Europe from Australia.
It was a detailed, intricately formulated long term plan that has now turned out to us bringing to Australia one of the finest working bitches.
I cannot wait for her to arrive. Meeting her in Germany was great, but having her here is going to be greater.
What is even more exciting is the breeding with Ercas Vom Kinzigtal. Those will be puppies we will cherish, if all goes to plan, I cannot wait to get my puppy from this breeding.
And it is all thanks to Laurie giving Sonny and I the opportunity to learn and work with him on this project. There aren’t many breeders who are open and sharing as he is, so thanks Lozza!!!
Now to stage two of the project 🙂
The Featured Image above is Laurie and myself with Ercas Vom Kinzigtal in Holland on our 2015 tour. Thanks to his owner Henk Baks.