Rottweiler Club of New Mexico

2022 Designated Specialty Flyer

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.


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

AKC Gazette Feature Article Jul 2021 Temperament Testing

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:


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




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

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.