UPEND KICK-OFF FOR SUNDRIFTERS (
CH SUNDRIFTERS MASKERADE
ROUGEAU BENNO AT UPEND
We had our first Rottie (Nygra/Upend breeding) in 1985 and had great fun Showing & Training him - with much needed help from the then other Rottie Owner/Breeders.
Like All Good Things - One Is Never Enough. So for some years we had Two/Three & then FIVE - more about them later.
Some 16 years & several Rotties on from that first one; having suddenly lost one we were desparately searching for another to help both ourselves & the Rottie left grieving. We were lucky enough to be in touch with Barbara Butler (Upend) who let us have the lovely Jaydon Skyline to Upend (Kirsty) who was of some good old Upend lines - But this was to be only on conditions that we reared a litter for her from this bitch, by a dog of her own breeding. After much soul searching, we undertook to do so in order to have Kirsty. So then as well as Kirsty we were able to keep a bitch puppy from that litter Upend Storm Warning (Tessa).
Sadly at the age of 8 yrs we lost our dear Tessa to bone cancer as well as her Mum Kirsty just one month later - she was almost 12.
In the mean time Wendy Tate (nee
Steel) now holder of Upend had let us have our own lovely male again -(Upend Kick-Off for Sundifters Harvey) and another young bitch who is line bred to him (Magglynn Sunshine Girl to Upend (Cookie). They both go back, amongst others, to some lovely Fantasa Champions.
We have enjoyed some great showing with them & Cookie has amongst her many wins gained her K.C. Stud Book No. & so has qualified for Crufts for life. In Spring 2008 we had a lovely litter from these two - so good we did a repeat mating 2011.
Until recently, we have Shown our Rotties only lightly but usually managed to qualify them for Crufts. We have also had a keen interest in Working This Lovely Breed - attending SWRA Training & Fun days.
The past 3 yrs have been taken up showing our young bitch from that, first Harvey & Cookie litter
CH. SUNDRIFTERS MASKERADE (Sarah) -with Stuart Thompson usually handling her. Finally at the end of summer 2011 she was made up to Champion. All 3 times she won the bitch CC she was also made BOB & on the 3rd occasion took Working Group 4 out of some 20 plus males An achievement not often made by a bitch. Along the way she has also
had 4 Res.B.CC's. Since then we have been searching for a suitable mate for her. we at last decided upon ROUGEOU BENNO AT UPEND & they have produced 2 dog & 2 bitch puppies. We will add photo's of them on here & our Website as they are now 12.12.2012 5 weeks old -but are all spoken for.
Back in Mar. 2011 when we just had to do a repeat mating of Sarah's litter we kept a male from that litter Sundrifters Rob Anybody who qualified for Crufts at his first Ch. show & finished 3rd in his puppy class at Crufts this year.
He has also qualified for Crufts 2013. So we will now be campagning him. Along with two of his litter sisters owned by friends.
We ourselves have served on the Sth. Westn. Rottweiler Assn. Committee & I (Jan) was delighted to serve as Hon. Sec. from 2004-06.
Our aim is to build on & improve what we have now bred - producing strong, good looking, well boned, healthy, sound Rotties with both size, correct structure & movement. Also & most importantly with excellent, happy, temperament who will hopefully blend into any family situation. Any that turn out to be good enough to show is an absolute bonus. Our duty of care, for any puppies we are responsible for poduceing; is to keep in touch with their new families, for their lifetime for any help & advice needed. All health checks are carried out & a contract of Sale given all 'In accordance with KC recommendations'. We would be
happy to put you in touch with owners of our previous puppies,
direct, for their views on our
undying commitment to them & this lovely breed, should you wish to do so.
If anyone feels they would like to know more about us & our dogs or the breed - or are having any problems related to it or needing advice about our breed - we are
always just a telephone call or email away for you.
Being only too pleased to help others as we ourselves have always been helped within the breed over the years. Happy now to Mentor people with this mutual interest.
If we do not have the answer to a
problem/query we can usually put
you onto someone who has.
Andrew & I 'wish everyone everything that this lovely breed has given to us'.
Thank you for your interest.
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- Sundrifters Sourcery - Rottweiler (Health Tested)
- 14th August 2015 - Rottweiler (Parents Health Tested)
- 21st March 2008 - Rottweiler (Dam Health Tested)
- 23rd August 2006 - Rottweiler