Welcome to our website and thank you for taking the time to read a little bit about ourselves and what we do with our dogs. Both Shannon and I wanted to combine our Irish heritage into our kennel name, therefore we came up with the name Tierney. The name Tierney comes from the Irish origin meaning Regal and Noble which we feels best describes the Rottweiler and hence our kennel name was born. I started out in Rottweilers in June 2002 when my boy, Logan, was born. He was my first Rottweiler and my first introduction into this lovely breed. He came to me from Maplemor Rottweilers. Logan has turned out to be that one in a million dog for me. He is able to compete in conformation and be a great working partner. I was fortunate enough to get beauty and brains in one package. Please visit Logan's page to see all of his amazing accomplishments. My second Rottweiler to come into my life, was Lucy. She was my heart and soul dog and is greatly missed in our pack. Lucy also has her own page and I welcome you to take a look at her amazing accomplishments as well. On top of showing and working our dogs, we also donate a large amount of our time to the Southern Alberta Rottweiler Rescue (SARR). We feel it is very important to give back to our breed in some way and for us, that is helping out with fostering, transporting, fundraising etc. for SARR. Our house is always open to a Rottweiler in need.
We belong to several Rottweiler breed clubs: Rottweiler Club of Canada (RCC) and United States Rottweiler Club (USRC). As well, we are members of CKC, AKC, CADF, Canadian Cane Corso Association and the German Shepherd Schutzhund Club of Canada (GSSCC). We also sit on a Board with the City of Calgary Animal Services for Responsible Pet Ownership. I sit on the Executive Board for the Rottweiler Club of Canada (RCC), Calgary Dog Fancier's Association (CADF) and the Canadian Cane Corso Association. As well, I am the Chair for the Alberta Disciplinary Committee for the RCC and a member of the Board of Inquiry for the USRC.
I (Shannon O'Briant) have over 20 years of my life in this breed. I am originally from California but have been living in Calgary for the past six years with Gwen and our family of Rottweilers. My main background is in the sport of Schutzhund as both a competitor/trainer and as a helper. I am a certified helper with the United Schutzhund Clubs of America (USA). I have been a helper at many events and clubs and enjoy that aspect of the sport. I have trained, titled and handled three of my past Rottweilers in Schutzhund. My first Rottweiler, Apollo Von Duke Morganrott was titled to a SchH1. My second Rottweiler, Apollo von Heidkenz, was titled through to SchH3 and we competed together at many Schutzhund Regional and National events. I also titled a female Rottweiler to an BH and her BST (Breed Suitability Test). This female is also the mother to my present Rottweiler, Achilles vom Izonhund. Achilles is the dog that I am proud of the most because he is from my deceased boy, Apollo von Heidkenz. Please visit Achilles page for some pictures of him in action as well as his Dad. As you can see my sport of passion is Schutzhund and therefore the training and handling of dogs with the temperament and ability to compete in those events is what I want in a Rottweiler. They are not always the easiest dogs to train but the Rottweiler is the most beautiful working dog in the world to me.
Together, Shannon and I have combined our love for the breed and our joy of working our dogs. Thank you for visting our site. We hope you enjoy your visit.
Contact us at:
Gwen Haynes: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shannon O'Briant: email@example.com