|Teresa Bradley, PHA
|I was raised at the dog shows by a mother who was
highly competitive in obedience. She was the first Canadian with an
American OTCH, and although she trained many breeds, my favorite was the
||When I mastered walking, I began showing. I started in
PeeWee Junior Handling and continued until I was old
enough to win Best Junior in my Province two years in a row.
|In 1987 I finished my first AKC Champion Rottweiler for my mother.
During this time, I finished many CKC and AKC Champions of assorted
breeds. All through High School, I
worked for an all-breed handler on the weekends and
every summer I would travel to shows, finishing many von Siegerhaus Rottweilers along the way. One year I showed
a female named "K.C" only three times and finished her
AKC Champion title with three consecutive five point majors!
In 1993, I moved to Washington and
showed dogs Professionally while I finished my college
degree. During this
time, I showed four Rotties into Top Ten status (AKC and CKC). I also
managed the kennels for von Siegerhaus. This included all training,
whelping and raising litters.
In my spare time, I enjoy as many of the
performance events as I can. The first time I competed
at a herding trial, "Babe" went High in Trial at the
Texas Nationals and she went on to be #2 Herding Rott
that year. The first ARC Carting Trial at the 2000
Nationals was also my first experience at carting. "AJ"
and I won High in Trial from the off-lead class with a score of 99. "AJ"
also made ARC Top Ten status in Agility.
Most of these extra curricular activities
are with my own dogs, but I have always done obedience
titles for others as well. In fact, I was only 15 years
old when I trained and trailed "Quick" to his American
and Canadian CDX. Before that, I had trained my Yorkie
to UD work. Since then, I have trained and titled over 75 Rottweilers to working titles.
1999 I relocated to Washington State and became a Rottweiler breeder
of Champions, in fact "Babe" later attained ARC GOLD producer status and her puppies were the first
to be registered as Neu-Rodes.