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  • 2022 Specialty

    2022 Designated Specialty Flyer

  • 2021 Specialty

  • 2021 RCNM Carting Tests Update

    I'm excited to announce that ARC has approved our carting tests. It will be on Saturday, Oct 30, at the Altamont Baseball Field (Eubank and Paseo Del Norte). Here's a link to the entry form.


  • 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:


  • Congratulations to Cindy and Dari

    Cindy Boyd and Dari had a very successful and fun weekend at an AKC Scentwork Trial in Shawnee OK held in April 2021. Dari earned her Exterior Novice and Buried Novice titles, and because she already had her Containers Novice and Interior Novice titles from 14 mos ago (pre-COVID), she earned her Overall Novice Scentwork title.  And, as a bonus, little girlie earned her Interior Advanced title and two legs on Containers Advanced.

    Dari ready for her Scent Work challenge




  • 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

    Part 2

    Part 3

    Part 4

  • Rottweiler Specialty Oct 16

    The Rottweiler Club of NM is excited to announce that we're planning a Designated Rottweiler Specialty on Oct 16, 2021. The judge will be Mr. Robert Shreve. More information to come.

  • Carting Tests 2020

    We will be holding Carting Tests on Saturday, Oct 31, and Sunday, Nov 1, 2020. 

    LOCATION: Hope Christian School, 8005 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

    Test 1: October 31, 2020 RCNM Test (1) start time tbd   Judge: Deb Tabor

    Test 2: October 31, 2020 RCNM Test (2) 45 min. after 1st test completion   Judge: Shannon Tabor

    Test 3: November 1, 2020 RCNM Test (1) start time tbd   Judge: Shannon Tabor

    Test 4: November 1, 2020 RCNM Test (2) 45 min. after 1st test completion   Judge: Dede Brownstein

    Click here to download entry form

  • 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


  • Carting Tests 2020

    We're very excited! The RCNM Board of Directors decided to plan towards holding carting tests on Nov 1, 2020 in Albuquerque. Stay tune for details...

  • 2020 High Desert Cluster Trials Canceled

    As many of you already know from the public announcements The High Desert Cluster events, including our Specialties, Sweepstakes, and Puppy Show, have been canceled for 2020. It's quite a sad situation for breed enthusiasts because the members clubs were doing such a great job of getting ready for the show. Be that as it may, public health is much more important than our hobbies.

    The Fun and B Matches, and the Show-and-Go have also been canceled. 

  • 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

  • Carting Test 2019

    Two great ARC-sanctioned carting tests yesterday. Excellent handlers, super dogs, and great weather! A huge thank-you to all the hard workers and wonderful competitors. And a special thanks to our two judges - Deb Tabor and Dede Brownstein.



  • Notes from October 2019 General Meeting

    The club meeting was called to order at 6:40PM on October15th at Cabelas. Twelve members were in attendence.

    Carrie is looking for resources regarding things that you can do with your dog. 

    We have judges for our May Specialty and Sweepstakes. There will be two specialties, plus a puppy one for Rotties 4-6 mo old, and one sweeps.

    Carting Tests will be held at Altamont Baseball field on Sunday, Nov 3. Everything is good to go.

    A very informative presentation regarding AKC's Temperament Test ( was made.

    Meeting was adjourned at 7:10PM

    Our guests at the meeting were Whitney, Bosco, Gunnar, and Rosa. It was great fun to have them there.


  • 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

  • Notes from September 2019 General Meeting

    The club meeting was called to order at 4:04PM on September 15th at Cabelas. Eight members were in attendence.

    Carting Tests will be held at Altamont Baseball field on Sunday, Nov 3. Approval from ARC and from the City of Albuquerque have been finalized. Vouchers to last year's participants will be mail in the next week. Carting memes will be posted on FB on Fridays in October.

    RCNM will do a second Specialty at the May 2020 show. The Lab club, in exchange for Glenn being their trial chair, will provide RCNM a stipend that will help pay for the second Specialty.

    An announcement was made that one of the RCNM members is now qualified to perform AKC Temperment Tests. She will provide more information at the October meeting.

    Meeting was adjourned at 4:51PM

    Our guests at the meeting were Gracie, Bosco, Gunnar, and Rosa. It was great fun to have them there.