The Northstar Rottweiler Club (NRC) was formed in 1986 by a small group of Rottweiler owners to promote the health-tested and cleared reproduction of the Rottweiler as well as protect them as a breed and has since grown into a club of well over 100 hundred voting members.
The NRC is a place for Rottweiler lovers to share ideas, friendships, and their beloved dogs!
NRC Upcoming Meeting and Other Events
May 5-7, 2023- NRC All Breed Scentwork Trial @ Pierce County Fairgrounds-Ellsworth WI
May 20-28, 2023-ARC Nationals @ Purina Event Center-Gray Summit MO
May 23, 2023-NRC Sponsored ARC Regional @ Purina Event Center
July 16th, 2023-Picnic & General Meeting- @ Kay Mathias house in Maple Plain, MN
August 24-25, 2023 –NRC Conformation and Obedience/Rally Specialty Show- @Washington County Fairgrounds and Animal Inn (Lake Elmo)
August 31st, 2023-MN State Fair-Bench & Demos
September 29-October 1-NRC All Breed Herding Trial-Elysian Farm, Pine City MN
October 27-29, 2023-NRC All Breed Agility Trial- @ On the Run Canine Center-Ham Lake
November 12th, 2023-Election & General Meeting-Location TBD
December 2-3, 2023-NRC All Breed Obedience & Rally Trial- @ Cloud 9 Dog Training-Maple Grove
The NRC is a "code of ethics" club and all prospective members are required to sign a copy of the code as part of their application for membership. The code of ethics helps the club to maintain integrity and sets parameters for acceptable behavior by club members.
The NRC is currently licensed by the American Kennel Club (AKC) to put on an annual Rottweiler specialty. In addition to the specialty, the NRC holds obedience, rally trials, agility, herding, and scent work. But that's just one facet of the Northstar Rottweiler Club. We are most proud of our efforts to educate the public about the Rottweiler breed and the responsibility of dog ownership in general.
Our club does an annual obedience demonstration at the Minnesota State Fair every year. Club members also attend smaller public education events at pet supply stores and animal shelters. Several of our individual members also go to schools and give presentations or are involved in "Therapy Dog" work at hospitals and nursing homes.
The NRC holds general meetings every quarter, which provide an opportunity for club members to voice their opinions and vote on pertinent issues. Each meeting also includes a special speaker or activity for all members to enjoy. It is also an excellent opportunity for members to get to know one another and socialize with their dogs. Dog training newcomers can learn a lot about our breed and our sport, from long-time Rottweiler owners and exhibitors.
The club publishes an information-packed newsletter, four times per year. It's a great way to keep the membership up to date with all the club business and activities; it also affords club members an opportunity to share the triumphs they've had with their dogs with other club members. In addition, there are always informative articles relating to Rottweilers, showing dogs, responsible ownership, dog sports, etc.
The NRC has grown into a great club, with a strong membership and fun activities. Our two best-attended events are our annual awards banquet in February, where we have an opportunity to recognize the achievements of members and their dogs. And in July, we have our annual picnic. It's a great time to relax, socialize and have fun with our dogs.
There are many areas of interest offered by the NRC, whether you own a show dog or a beloved, companion pet. The central interest we all share is that we love our dogs and want the public to know what a wonderful breed the Rottweiler truly is!