At Glen De Fir Rottweilers we are committed to producing the next Canis Major of your family. Whether your dog star need shine brightest in the living room, the show ring, on the agility field, or in the hearts of your family, we have devoted ourselves to breeding and nurturing Rottweilers that will become your next Unmistaken Star.
[We feed our dogs and puppies better than ourselves with only the finest in organic and raw foods. Our dogs are immunized with homeopathic nosodes and we utilize titers to ensure ongoing immunity.]
The foundation of our breeding philosophy is such that we do not breed frequently, all of our puppies are raised in the midst of our active family in our home environment (we do not have a kennel) and all of our dogs are included in every day family life. We believe early and diverse socialization is a crucial part of rearing a healthy sound puppy of any breed and to that end, we implement the SUPER DOG program for early imprinting/exposure to ensure our puppies are off to a great start! We, also, always utilize independent Puppy Aptitude Testing (PAT) when evaluating a litter to assure the best possible matches for our puppies and their guardians.
Our introduction to Rottweilers began in 1992 after Andria suffered a severe brain injury leaving her in a wheelchair, unable to speak, legally blind and with a very poor prognosis. In search of a "cart dog" suitable to train as an Assistance Dog for Andria, Ann adopted our first Rottweiler, Silver, from a local rescue organization. Beaten and nearly broken, Silver had barely a will to live but Ann saw in Silver what she also saw in her daughter, an opportunity for two wounded souls to heal as one.
Silver went on to become one of the first two Rottweilers registered as Service Dogs back in 1993. She served Andria diligently for nearly 12 years before she was stricken with bone cancer following a TPLO cruciate repair. While Silver's amazing fortitude, inner grace and self-less spirit committed us to the Rottweiler breed, it was the multitude of genetic health problems with which she was afflicted that inspired us in our search for a genetically healthy and mindfully stable foundation bitch with which to breed our first generation of Glen de Fir Rottweilers.
Sadly, Silver's life was touched by all but a few of the current health issues facing the Rottweiler breed. From hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, hypothyroidism, cardiac disease, cruciate injury and bone cancer, Silver braved it all and her struggles only solidified our commitment to continue our work in rescue as we also continue our work to improve this courageous breed. (More photos of Silver coming soon!)
After Silver's passing, we found joy again through :
~ V-1 Multi-BOB/BOS, Am/CH. Kriznik's Image of Faith, CDX, RAE, OA, NAJ, AD, BH, TT, TDI, CGC, HIC, ARC-V,
Seizure Alert Dog ~
(Joy after a swim!)