Larry and Judy Elsden were of paramount
importance to the British bloodlines – their
lines are behind every successful kennel in the
UK. Their foundation male was imported in 1965 – Ch Chesara Dark Luther and he sired four champions.
To improve the faults that were present,
the Elsdens then imported Ch Chesara Dark
Akilles in 1967 – this dog was prominent in
the foundation of the Rottweiler we see today,
he went on to sire ten champions.
They then imported a
litter brother and sister – Torro Triomfator
from Chesara and Tara Triomfator from Chesara.
Tara’s progeny included Chesara Dark
Herod who although a plain dog, proved to be an
Torro was the sire of Ch Chesara Dark
Roisterer – Herod produced the influential dog
Ch Chesara Dark Charles.
Charles was the main foundation
Rottweiler for the UK and all successful lines
go back to Charles.
Barbara Butler of this affix has bred
Champions in different breeds (4 Rottweiler
Champions) but will probably be remembered most
for the excelled Ch Upend Gallant Theodoric who
was an excellent fund raiser for Rottweiler
sired five champions and in turn, six champion
champion from the Upend kennel was Ch Upend
Gallant Ynis Amatol who’s grandfather was yet
another influential British dog, Ch Caprido
Minstrel of Potterspride.
Ynis sired three Champions – Ch
Abucadra Firewood, Ch Amatol Double Dictata and
Ch Tabias Aardvant Gallant.
Maureen and Michael Smith have bred three
champions under this affix and many of their
progeny do excellently well in the show ring –
these are nice solid dogs.
Fernwood Bewitched was bred to her uncle
Ch Fernwood Enforcer which produced the two
champions Ch Fernwood Fallon and Irish Ch
June and Joanne Yates have bred some
spectacular Rottweilers and have a very
Some very influential champions have come
from here – Ch Pendley Winston, Ch Pendley
The foundation bitch for Pendley was the
excellent Ch Nedraw Black Sunshine.
Ch Pendley Jordan is their latest
Champion and an excellent solid male.
Goldfinch won ten CC’s, nine RCC’s
and was Best of Breed at Crufts 1984.
Vi Slade owned the very influential sire,
Ch Caprido Minstrel of Potterspride, bred by Dot
won nine CCS’s and one Reserve CC – he was
to prove an influential sire but he had a
reputation for unreliable ring behaviour. Potterspride was to produce three champions – again their
foundation bitch was from the Bulli line.
Ch Rich Bitch of Potterspride was to
prove an excellent winner in the ring and
produced many successful progeny.
Mike and Pauline Hammond bred four
Champions, Ch Panevors Proud Kinsman, and Ch
Panevors Proud Marksman of Jarot being the most
Hammonds were the founders of the Northern
Rottweiler Club and do excellent work as
Northern Rottweiler Rescue.
Poirot Fantasia was the foundation bitch
for the Rottsann kennels which produced some
Carol and Arthur Brady were to breed the
famous Classic litter when Fantasia was mated to
Chesara Dark Herod – this litter contained
Ch Rottsann Classic Gold, Ch Rottsann
Classic Crusader at Vormund (father of my very
first Rottweiler, Vormund Witchcraft!
What a dog, an excellent example of the
breed) and Ch Rottsann Classic Centurion.
Centurion drifted into the ownership of
Bill Bromley and took the Working Group at
Crufts in 1986.
Rottsann were also to produce Ch Rottsann
Regal Romance, foundation bitch of Fantasa (Liz