Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. ~Henry Ford
As a small hobby kennel, we haven’t had many dog over the years, but we have had some very significant ones of our own and ones that we have produced over the years.
We have produced 7 litters over the last 15 years, producing many puppies so we can’t possibly showcase all of them but we are proud to show off a few that have absolutely flourished and become quite successful in their respective homes outside of our own.
We will start off with our own past house/working dogs who shared their lives with us!
Jager was my very first Rottweiler. She was our grande ol’ fart and we loved her dearly.
She was just the sweetest dog we could ever have and we are very thankful to have had almost 13 years with her before her very quick passing in April 2010. As she was in life, her death was quite private, and on her own terms. Special thanks to my amazing vets, Dr. Mark Norman and Dr. Steph Ball …..
Jager sang to certain songs, brought toys to you when you get home (the residual effects of being raised with a Golden Retriever), grrrrr’d like a tough dog but really means ‘hey, check me out ….’ and she just added so much to our house.
We could not have asked for a better Rottweiler to start with.
Justice came into our lives after what felt like a long 8 month wait from WAY out on the west coast of Canada in Surrey, BC. He was a little fireball right from the moment he confidently walked out of the crate at the airport. He came to us from the late Kathy Cooper of Coultrain Rottweilers and we are so thankful to her for gracing our lives with this little man!
Justice was a lot of firsts for me. He was my first working dog, trial dog, first CKC titled dog, heck, first dog to go to a dog show with me to get me totally hooked on it! Because of him my love of obedience flourished and I found my amazing trainers that I still have today, Jackie Hastie and Pauline Baldwin.
He was my beginning …
Wicca was our keeper puppy from our very first litter here at Akamai out of our Jewel.
We had her with us for the first 16 months of her life, but after a while it was clear, at least at the time, that Wicca would rather be in a pet home. Along came Barb Burgess, who was looking for a nice ‘pet’ Rottweiler. The rest, as they say, is history.
These two became the most AMAZING working team any breeder could ever hope for. Together, in their nearly 12 years together, Wicca and Barb earned 59 titles, including some agility titles that were earned after the age of 11.5 years when they started the sport 🙂 ….
She was a much loved pet, a working partner, and a pack leader for her housemate, her niece Brenna. She is dearly missed by Barb and Paul.
So Seeker was our keeper from our second litter, the ‘Dream Litter’ from 2006 out of our Jewel and Buddy.
Seeker lived with us until she was about 8 years old. She was a great little show and working dog. She loved to show. She gave us one litter in 2009. We tried over and over to get her pregnant for a few years, she only took that one time. Once we decided enough was enough, she did some rally but was never really that into working again, so we thought she may appreciate being the only house dog for a while and this is when she went to live out her retirement years with Katrin and Jim. They had Ruckus’ brother Digit and have Grady’s brother Gadget.
She had such a personality, almost arrogant. We loved her, she was a very special dog!
Dax was the big lug puppy out of our first litter back in 2005. He was and still is at almost 13 years old, the best, most easy going male Rottweiler that I have met.
He lived a very spoiled life as a house pet for Mike and Gail, but he was also shown to his Canadian Championship, multi best of breed wins, as well, he sired numerous litters for us and others.
He is one of those notable dogs because of the stamp he put on the puppies he produced, as well as the foundation he helped to build for our kennel. Not to mention the great friends that Mike and Gail have become to us over the years!
Dax was the last of his litter that we were aware of who were still alive at the time of their last birthday. He made it to THIRTEEN years of age, and was healthy until the very end.