• April 2023 Carting Test

    IMG_2508.jpgThe Rottweiler Club of New Mexico will hold two carting tests on Saturday, April 8, 2023. The tests will be conducted at Hoffmantown Church parking lot, 8888 Harper Rd NE, Albuquerque NM 87111.

    Click here to download entry form

  • Marina Miksic Kasun

    marinaIt is with deep sadness that we now must say a final farewell to Marina Miksic Kasun. She was a strong advocate, judge, and educator for all things Rottweiler. She spent over an hour online with The New Mexico Rottweiler Club discussing her favorite breed and for that we are forever grateful (you can visit our page that includes links to this online meeting at Marina, Breed Warden in Croatia)

    Marina, who was generous and warm, recently passed away. She will be missed by the entire Rottweiler community. Rest in peace, Marina.

  • 2022 Specialty

    2022 Designated Specialty Flyer

  • Canine Temperament - A Prescriptive Approach

    From the July 2021 issue of AKC Gazette. Click on image to read full article.

    AKC Gazette Feature Article Jul 2021 Temperament Testing

  • AKC Temperament Test

    RCNM will be conducting AKC Temperament Tests (ATT) on July 31, 2021 at the Sandia Dog Obedience Club in Albuquerque. Click on this link for the premium for the ATT.

    The ATT is a noncompetitive pass-fail test. In a test, a dog must pass 3 test items in each of the six categories (total of 18 test items). These are selected from a list of 24 possible test items. All dogs who pass the ATT twice under two different approved ATT Evaluators may earn the AKC Temperament Test (ATT) Title.

    Dogs who are at least 1 year of age are eligible to take the ATT and must either be AKC or FSS registered or listed with Canine Partners or have a Purebred Alternative Listing number. Dogs that are spayed or neutered may participate. Dogs must be able to perform whole categories of the test (such as hearing auditory stimuli and seeing visual stimuli), in order to be eligible to earn an ATT title. Dogs with disabilities such as those that are blind, deaf, or have three legs are eligible to enter provided in the opinion of the evaluator they display no signs of physical discomfort and can safely complete the test. However, if a dog has multiple disabilities such that, it is unable to complete whole categories of the test (i.e. - hearing auditory stimuli and seeing visual stimuli), the dog would not earn the ATT title. Bitches in season are eligible to participate but will be placed as the last dog(s) to be tested.

    The AKC Temperament Test (ATT) is a general temperament test for all breeds and mixed breed dogs that will assess the dog’s reaction to a variety of stimuli. These stimuli will be in the following six categories: Social, Auditory, Visual, Tactile (touch), Proprioceptive (motion) and Unexpected Stimuli. The purpose of the ATT is to test for fear, shyness, inability to recover, and lack of cooperation. Desired traits are that the dog will be emotionally stable, inquisitive, appropriately social for its breed, biddable, and demonstrates the ability to recover from a startling situation in a reasonable amount of time. Dogs who show signs of aggression will not pass the test.

    At each test, in addition to a title application form and their contact information on the evaluator’s checklist, handlers complete the form labeled, “Your Breed’s Temperament.” RCNM will have copies of the Breed Temperament Guide on the registration table.


    Dogs that pass two tests under different evaluators may apply to AKC for a title. Entry fee does NOT include ATT Title fee to AKC.

    For complete AKC Temperament Test (ATT) info visit:


    You can view the AKC video for the ATT here:



  • Videos of Webinar with Marina, Breed Warden in Croatia

    RCNM was proud to host Bianca Miksic Kasun (Marina), who is an FCI judge and Head Breed Warden for all of Croatia. She has judged Rottweilers around the world. The webinar is about two hours, and is broken up into four parts. Marina discussed her duties as Breed Warden, what makes a dog breed worthy, Rottweiler temperament, how mates are determined, and what her concerns are for our breed. Excellent information about Rottweilers in all four parts.

    Part 1   https://youtu.be/FTCUXg7ZMYQ

    Part 2   https://youtu.be/_L0YjrHhec8

    Part 3   https://youtu.be/odAa-Iak8ag

    Part 4   https://youtu.be/zUlC3RNjUVY

  • RIP Rx - Our Bossy Buddy

    Baar's Medicine Man CDX RN CGC MXP2 MXPB MJP2 XFP CS, call name Rx, was owned and loved by Vivian and Richard Giudice and family. He had 16 double Qs in AKC agility and 624 PACH points before he started with Orthopedic issues. Born 7/29/08, and passed away on 4/22/2020.

    Rx was a well-muscled male Rottweiler that had a puppy brain until he was 5 and thought he was a lap dog. He loved to back into humans for a lower back rub. He truly enjoyed attending training classes and LOVED swimming.

    On of his great adventures was when he traveled to New Zealand and participated in the NZKC's obedience and agility shows.

    Rx was working on his UD when he started limping due to a cruciate tear that was followed by shoulder tendinitis. An x-ray in the spring of 2020 showed probable osteosarcoma of the radius and ulna.

    He was our bossy buddy and our family misses him.

    He is in a study at the Comparative Genetics Lab at the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.  Rx has been enrolled in the study on Cruciate Rupture in Rottweilers


  • Farewell to Cole and Elke

    We recently said goodbye to our beautiful and talented Rottweiler Cole in March.  He would have been 14 on May 1st.

    Cole excelled in obedience and Rally.  He earned his UDX in 16 shows, had his OM2, RE and BH.  He accumulated 50 OTCH points and was invited to the NOI.  He was a multiple High in Trial all-breed dog. He was a Champion and earned a V1 rating at our National Sieger Show.  His beautiful head is featured on the American Rottweiler Club Approved Breed Summary presented to aspiring judges as an example of what the male Rottweiler head should look like. He also had his Carting Intermediate title and TT and he was an amazing therapy dog, helping to dispel the negative image of the Rottweiler breed. 

    Less than two months after losing Cole, we lost Elke.  It was sudden and devastating.  Elke also had an amazing life.  She was a Grand Champion, Group 1 winner and as a 9 year old Veteran won the Sweepstakes event at our National last year. She had her UDX, OM, P-UDX, RE and Carting Intermediate titles.  She too was a multiple high in all-breed trial dog with her most notable accomplishment being HIT at our National Specialty in 2012.  As a therapy dog at the Sunport, she met and interacted with thousands of travelers who often commented on how calmly she reacted to the hustle and bustle of the airport.  She enchanted the many children who read to her each week following which she did tricks for them.

    We will miss our beautiful and loving Cole and Elke, but we are fortunate to have many wonderful memories of each to forever cherish.

    The Brownsteins

  • Happy 2-yr Birthday to Gunnar

    The sweetest 2-year-old ever. Happy Birthday, Gunnar. Gunnar is owned by Sue Babcock and was born on June 8, 2018


  • Guidice's Rottweilers - Happy late birthdays!

    Vivian and Rich Guidice's three wonderful Rotties: Rayna (born March 25, 2014); Rx, born July 29, 2008; and Whitney, born September 8, 2017.

    Vivian Giudice Rayna Rx Whitney 1


    Vivian Giudice Rayna Rx Whitney

    Rayna (crossed paws), Rx, and Whitney

  • Zygi is 3 yrs old!

    Zygihilda Von Duke TKA RN (on the right in the picture) is 3 years old on Oct 21, 2019! Such a sweet girl! She and her "brother" Gunnar celebrated with a special treat.zygi-3-yrs-old-10-21-2019-2a.jpg

  • Team Carting Practice

  • Happy Independence Day 2019!

  • Zandi is 4 yrs old!

    Zandi, owned by Jody and Glenn Godard, was born on May 6, 2015.

  • Rottie Birthdays

  • Bosco is 12.5 yrs old!

    It's Bosco's half birthday - 12.5 yrs and still going strong, pictured here with his owner Shannon Tabor. He has titles in rally and obedience, and is a champion dog. His birthday is 12/19/2006.

    Bosco when he was a puppy  Bosco at 12 yrs
       Shannon Tabor Bosco 125


  • Excessive Vitamin D in Dog Food

    The FDA is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about recalls of several dry dog foods after receiving complaints that dogs eating the food experienced vitamin D toxicity. You can read the full article here: FDA Alerts Pet Owners about Potentially Toxic Levels of Vitamin D in Several Dry Pet Foods

  • Insulated Doghouses Required by Law

    Insulated doghouses required by law in AlbuquerqueHaving an outdoor Rottweiler in an enclosed space with a well protected dog house is fine. But leaving your best friend to deal with the cold wet weather without dry, clean, housing is both cruel and, in ABQ, against the law. Take care of your dogs and call authorities when you see an animal in a dangerous situation. Please read the article on the KRKE website by clicking on this link.

  • Charming & Chic Bowtique

    Charming and Chic BowtiqueLast night Marissa from Charming & Chic Bowtique stopped by to show off her latest fashions in dog fanciers apparel. After we got done gushing about how cool they were she was nice enough to leave us with a few as door prizes.

    Deb Tabor and Cindy Conley each got a large Bow

    then Agnus Urban and Natalie Scott each took home a small version.

    The Bows are a great way to encourage bystanders to interact with your dog.

    Marissa's Bow's are awesome, consider some for your pet gift exchanges."


  • Diet and Canine Heart Disease

    Article from the FDA: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain pet foods containing peas, lentils, other legume seeds, or potatoes as main ingredients. These reports are unusual because DCM is occurring in breeds not typically genetically prone to the disease. The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine and the Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network, a collaboration of government and veterinary diagnostic laboratories, are investigating this potential association.

    Click here to read the full article

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