Adding a male to my Rottweiler kennel was a long time in the making. In 2012, I began looking for a world class male to add to my kennel. What I wanted was clear: I wanted a male Rottweiler that was confirmationally among the best in the world. He also had to have great movement. While a confirmationally correct and great moving male Rottweiler was important , I had to have a Rottweiler with great drive and working ability. Lastly, my male Rottweiler had to have a pedigree that was as impressive as the dog.
Nearly two years later, I finally found exactly what I was looking for: Barbossa-Rotvis od Vadanora. Barbossa is 9 times V1 (first place) rated and has gone Best of Breed and National Junior Best of Breed before he turned 2 years old. At last year's ADRK Klubsieger, the most important Rottweiler show in the world, Barbossa went V8 against the best Rottweilers Europe and the rest of the world had to offer. He accomplished this amazing feat at just 18 months of age. Since bringing him to the US earlier this year, Barbossa has gone 2 times Best Adult Male and a Best in Show!
Barbossa has a dark mouth, dark eyes, a world class front, good rear angulation, a rock solid topline, and a beautiful coat with great markings. However, when people first see Barbossa, they cannot help but notice and comment on his head. When people think or talk about German or European Rottweilers with their big block heads, what they are thinking about is Barbossa. Few male Rottweilers in the world have a headpiece that can compare to Barbossa’s.
To me, few things are more beautiful than a well-bred Rottweiler with great movement. Both my girls Bonita vom Wilden Westen and Tonka Earl Antonius have distinguished themselves from other Rottweilers and won shows due to their movement. I knew I would settle for nothing less from my new male. When it comes to movement, Barbossa can compete not only with Bonita and Tonka, but with any Rottweiler in the United States or the world.
When it comes to temperament, Barbossa is the poster child for what a Rottweiler should be. He is perfect in the home, being calm, clear-headed, and great with children, adults, and other animals. In the show ring and on the Schutzhund field, he is all business. He loves to work and please. His multiple show wins and BH attest to this desire to work and perform.
Barbossa-Rotvis od Vadanora is an amazing boy, and is co-owned with my good friend Matt Earnest of Vom Hause Earnest Rottweilers.