Rottweiler Klub of North America

RKNA—preserving & promoting the complete Rottweiler in North America according to ADRK breed & performance standards

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RKNA Ztp Dogs

  • Bess vom Schandpfahl (Kurt van de Kolk) - March 30, 2012
  • Luthor von der Alten Welt (Eric Thomas) - June 15, 2012
  • Brehus vom Hause Bright (Josh King) - June 15, 2012
  • Nacht Schattens Chaos (Douglas Harris) - June 15, 2012
  • Prince Djuke Von Evman (Patrick Nesbitt) - Sept. 1, 2012
  • Beatelke Jergan (Jane Mitchelmore) - Sept. 1, 2012
  • Osbourne vom Schwaiger Wappen (Lisa MacGillivray) - Sept. 1, 2012
  • Roselyn vom Rangau (Lisa MacGillivray) - Sept. 1, 2012
  • Quickfire's Cruz Missile V Maplemor (Angela Craddock) - Sept. 1, 2012
  • Lakesides Quest (Charlie Hansen) - Sept. 1, 2012
  • July vom Shambala (John Shanebrook) - Jan. 5, 2013
  • Yudha vom Eschenhagen (Adrienne DeHaas) - Jan. 5, 2013
  • York vom Schwaiger Rathaus (Brian Holt) - Apr. 20, 2013
  • Blaschke vom Krieghammer Meute (Neil Haynes) - June 5, 2015
  • Redwood Krest's Bodi (Anne Turner) - June 5, 2015
  • Eirian's Force 2B Reckoned (Kelly Mak) - June 5, 2015
  • Heizelwood Ice (Jane Mitchelmore) - Sept. 20, 2015
  • Quanto von der Rabensburg (JC Adkin) - Sept. 20, 2015
  • Sir Ludwig von Koopa (Paul Flynn) - Sept. 20, 2015
  • Katie von der Faultline (Chip Ditto) - April 24, 2015
  • Oxana (Razor) vom Schwarzerwald (Monte Adkin) - April 9, 2017
  • Truda vom Schwarzerwald (Lisa MacGillivray) - April 9, 2017

The Ztp (Zuchttauglichkeitsprüfung) is designed to select those Rottweilers who are worthy of being bred. The dog’s conformation must be judged of breeding quality and free of disqualifying faults. The dog must have a passing hip rating and permanent identification (tattoo or microchip). Once the conformation and soundness qualifications have been met, the dog’s temperament is tested. This test includes a gun sureness test, a protection test, and a test to ensure the dog is stable around the public. The Rottweiler Klub of North America strongly believes that these tests are vital to maintaining the Rottweiler in type and temperament and should be the foundation of any breeding program.

RKNA gekört Dogs

RKNA would like to congratulate Pat Nesbitt with his male, Prince Djuke v Evmann “Bruiser” for passing the first Körung and earning the title Gekört. Bruiser is the first Rottweiler in RKNA to achieve this elite award. Congratulations!


What is the Körung?

The Körung is a the second level of breed suitability test, selecting premium breed stock. The Körung is a breed suitability event with two levels: (1) First Körung and (2) Life Time Körung. Dogs must have a Ztp to enter plus meet other requirements found in the Policy Manual. The protection routine is the IPO 3 protection routine.

First Körung - the title issued to dogs who pass is Gekört which is valid for two years.

Second Körung - The title issued to dogs who pass is Gekört bis EzA (valid for breeding lifetime).

To enter the Second Körung, two years must pass, and the dog must whelp/sire a certain number of litters where the pups must be free of disqualifying faults. When the two years have passed, the dog is eligible to enter the second Körung event called “Life Time Körung”.