2014 Events

New Champion Dog

ARF and its members sponsor various dog related events each year. This page provides information about those events for the upcoming year. If you know of any additional events that we should list on the web site please email the Webmaster.

2014 Rottweiler Obedience Workshops

ARF member, Cecelia Banfield, conducts monthly obedience workshops exclusively for Rottweilers at her Sky's The Limit Dog Training Center in Vacaville, CA. She has both an indoor arena and an outdoor venue so the workshops will happen no matter what the weather. The workshops begin at 8:30AM but you MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE to reserve a time slot. For questions and to reserve a time please contact Cessie at 707-410-8648 or email Cessie.

  • Fees for the workshop are:
  • $15 for a 15 minute time slot for Utility
  • $10 for a 10 minute time slot for Open and Novice
  • $10 for an additional entry for the same dog for Utility
  • $8 for and additional entry for the same dog for Open/Novice
  • Upcoming Workshop Dates Are:
  • TBD
  • Workshops start at 9AM

Cessie will also be having monthly Rally Workshops starting at 9AM. The fee is $10 for three runs through the course.

Map to Cessie's Training Center

Carting Workshop in Vacaville

May 31, 2014 (Saturday)

ARF members Cessie Banfield and Rob Wickham will be hosting an all-breed carting workshop on Saturday, May 31, 2014, starting at 8:30AM. You do not have to be an ARF member to attend and the workshop is open to dogs of any breed and with any level of carting experience, including total beginners. All carting gear will be provided (Carts, harnesses, etc.) but feel free to bring your own cart and harness if you have them. The workshop will be held at Cessie's Sky's The Limit Dog Training Center in Vacaville, CA

All participants should bring crates for your dogs, collars & leads and plenty of doggie treats for training.

Please contact Cessie (707-410-8648 or email Cessie.) or Rob (925-727-5803) for further information and for directions.

There is no charge to participate in this workshop but we do ask for voluntary donations from participants. All donations will be contributed to Rottweiler charities.

Join ARF at Woofstock

June 5-8, 2014 (Thursday - Sunday)

Enjoy seven opportunities to show your Rottweilers during four consecutive days of Rottweiler competition . The 2014 ARF Rottweiler Specialty has moved to Woofstock at the Solano County Fairgrounds in Vallejo, CA.

  • 4 days of All-Breed Rottweiler judging June 5-8 (Thurs-Sunday)
  • 2 Concurrent Rottweiler Specialties June 6-7 (Friday & Saturday)
  • Puppy & Veteran Sweepstakes June 5 (Thursday)
  • Supported entries at the all-breed shows all four days
  • The Concurrent Specialties on Friday and Saturday will start immediately following regular all-breed judging each day. Read all the details about these Specialties here.
  • Judges:
    • Virginia Latham Smith - Puppy & Veteran Sweeps
    • Linda Berberich - Friday Specialty
    • Sarah Karl - Saturday Specialty

  • Enter Early AKC rules limit the event to 100 entries each day of a concurrent specialty.
  • Premium List: Click Here to view or download the complete Premium for the 2014 ARF Specialties

ARF's Dixon Super Weekend

August 2 & 3, 2014 (Saturday & Sunday)

ARF's Annual Super Weekend will be held at the Richmond Dog Fanciers show in Dixon, California.

  • Two Days of Supported Entries at Richmond Dog Fanciers all-breed dog show (Saturday & Sunday)

    ARF will again be supporting the Rottweiler entry both days of the dog show with great special prizes for each day's winners of Best of Breed, Best of Opposite Sex, Winners Dog and Winners Bitch.

  • Annual All-Breed ATTS Temperament Test

    Please Note: Associated Rottweiler Fanciers of Northern California is no longer hosting the ATTS Temperament Test. The 2014 TT will instead be hosted by Northern California Working Group Association (NCWGA) who has been ARF’s co-hosts of the TT for the past two years. ARF and all its members wish to thank our past entrants for their support and encourage all of you to continue to support the TT at Dixon.

    (Saturday & Sunday). Any breed dog can take the ATTS Temperament Test. A completed Entry Form is required and advance reservations are recommended. Dogs must be 18 months old by the day of the test. If your dog passes the test you will receive a Certificate within 90 days.

    The test is open to (must be at least 18 months old):

    • All pure-bred dogs
    • All spayed or neutered mixed-breed dogs
    • Un-sterilized mixed-breed dogs may be tested but will not receive a Certificate

    We recommend that applicants pre-register for the Temperament Test. In the past few years the test has sold out and we have not been able to accomodate everyone who wanted to test their dog. By pre-registering you not only reserve a test slot, you can also reserve a specific time and day for your dog's test. The fee for this year's Temperament Test is $45 for the first dog and $40 per dog for additional dogs with the same owner. You can pre-register by completing the Application Form and returning it and a check for the registration fee to NCWGA's TT Coordinator. Please read these Instructions carefully before completing your application.

    This temperament test is authorized and supervised by the American Temperament Test Society, Inc. Learn more about ATTS and the Temperament Evaluation at the ATTS Web Site. There is a complete description of the test and a FAQ page on the ATTS web site.

ARF Fun Day

November 1, 2014

at the Dixon May Fairgrounds in Dixon, CA

Join us for this Annual Rottweiler Event - Everybody is Welcome!!!

  • Events
    • Costume Parade
    • Sieger Style Match
    • Carting Clinic
    • Obedience Clinic
    • Barn Hunt
  • Events start at 10AM - get there early to help set up
  • Pot-Luck Lunch - bring food & goodies to share
  • Members and Non-Members are welcome - free for Members; $10 entry fee for non-member's dogs
  • Click this Link to read more details

Northern California Rottweiler Specialties

Nicely Stacked

Date - TBD

American Rottweiler Club Region VI Specialty in Carmel, California. The Specialty, hosted by WRO, will include Junior Showmanship, Obedience, Sweepstakes and regular Conformation. Watch for an annoucement of this event.

Rottie In The Grass

2013 ARF Specialty

The 2013 annual ARF Specialty was Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA. The Specialty was again a big success. We had a great hospitality setup where we served breakfast and lunch.

2014 Temperament Test

An ATTS certified Temperament Test will be offered at the Richmond Dog Fanciers show at the Dixon-May Fairgrounds on August 2-3, 2014. This test is no longer hosted by ARF but we have listed the details on this Events Page so that you can enter the 2014 test.

Volunteers Needed

We need volunteers to staff upcoming ARF events. If you can help, please contact an ARF representative