|Thom Woodward, PHA
I started showing my own Rottweilers in AKC shows in
1976 and finished my first Champion shortly thereafter.
I started showing other people's dogs so that I
could continue to compete in the show ring when one of
mine was finished and the other wasn't mature enough yet.
In 1985, I was serious about showing dogs
Professionally. I was attending an average of 100 shows
each year and no longer had time for my 'regular' job.
In 1987, I joined PHA (Professional Handlers
Association), which is an organization that has very
rigorous requirements for their members in regard to
conduct and proper facilities and care of dogs.
Even though I started out as an all breed handler, over
the years I have become known for Rottweilers and I have
handled well over two dozen of them to Top Ten status.
||I have finished a dog from every group and I still enjoy
showing the other breeds if they are short on coat and
long on quality!
In 1978 I whelped and raised my first Von Siegerhaus
litter and I am a breeder of many generations of AKC Champion Rottweilers. In 1999, I continued breeding von Siegerhaus lines with a
new and improved approach, including many German Import Rottweiler studs and began registering my litters as Neu-Rodes.