of Polk City, Florida.
Welcome to Vom Drakkenfels Rottweilers of Polk City, Florida. My name is Kimberly Cardona and I have been a Rottweiler Breeder and an All breed Show Trainer for over 30 years and now an AKC Judge. I am vice president of the American Rottweiler Club (ARC), Showchair and BOD for Lakeland/Winter Haven Kennel Club (LWKC) and a past member of Allgemeiner Deutscher Rottweiler Klub (ADRK – Germany). This site is dedicated to sharing with you the knowledge that has been gained and useful links to help you learn more about the Rottweiler breed. Vom Drakkenfels (Dragon Mountain) is a 5 1/2 acre playground for my Rottweilers in the middle of the Florida green belt, centralized between Orlando and Tampa, just a few minutes from Lakeland Florida. Dogs from my breedings are AKC Registered, OFA Certified and/or HD/ED rated, CERF, Cardio and JLPP checked. Puppies are sold with contractual agreements, microchipped, health certified by state law with continuous breeder support over the years. My dogs and I travel and learn together the many sports and activities for the Rottweiler breed worldwide, including shows with the American Kennel Club (AKC), Canadian Kennel Club (CKC), German Style Shows with the URKA, USRC, ARV, AIRK, IABCA-UCI International, FCI International, ADRK- Germany and Specialty Shows such as Medallion Rottweiler Club, Colonial Rottweiler Club, and the American Rottweiler Club. My Dragons and I hope that your visit with us will be a good one that you will share with others and please feel free to stop in, Email us and ask questions or check for updates anytime. Thanks for visiting us and enjoy the site.
UKC Ch./UCI Int. Ch./Am.Ch-Bronze/Can. Ch. Multi V1, Lothar vom Drakkenfels, CGC, TT, HIC ARC Top Twenty 2014, 2x winner of the AKC Breeders Showcase Working Group
CODE OF ETHICS
Responsible breeders are individuals who have focused their efforts on one or a select few breeds and through breeding, historical research and ongoing study, mentoring relationships, club memberships, showing, raising and training of these breeds have become experts in the breed’s health, heritable conditions, temperament and behavior. Responsible breeders are well suited to educate and screen potential buyers/adopters and provide follow-up support after purchase or adoption. Responsible breeders take lifetime responsibility for the animals they have bred.
Please Call us at (407)460-0089 for my information about our upcoming breeding program and available Youth and Adult dogs. If we do not have anything, we will help you locate dogs from other Breeders or Rescue.
Thank you for your interest in vom Drakkenfels Rottweilers!!
The years go so very fast and before you know it that romping pup is old and gray muzzled and they have sat by our sides while we read, watch TV, and work on our computers. Every so often they come and lay their heads in our laps, toss our elbow with their muzzle or gaze into our eyes and wait for us to notice them.
Take a moment now to remember what they mean to you.
I am your dog, and I have a little something I’d like to whisper in your ear. I know that you humans lead busy lives. Some have to work; some have children to raise. It always seems like you are running here and running there, often much too fast, often never noticing the truly grand things in life.
Look down at me now, while you sit there at your computer. See the way my dark brown eyes look at yours? They are slightly cloudy now. That comes with age. The gray hairs are beginning to ring my soft muzzle.
You smile at me; I see love in your eyes. What do you see in mine?
Do you see a spirit? A soul inside, who loves you as no other could in the world? A spirit that would forgive all trespasses of prior wrong doing for just a simple moment of your time? That is all I ask. To slow down, if even for a few minutes, to be with me.
So many times, you have been saddened by the words you read on that screen, of others of my kind, passing. Sometimes we die young and oh so quickly, sometimes so suddenly it wrenches your heart out of your throat. Sometimes, we age so slowly before your eyes that you may not even seem to know until the very end, when we look at you with grizzled muzzles and cataract clouded eyes.
Still the love is always there, even when we must take that long sleep, to run free in a distant land. I may not be here tomorrow; I may not be here next week. Someday you will shed the water from your eyes, that humans have when deep grief fills their souls, and you will be angry at yourself that you did not have just “one more day” with me. Because I love you so, your sorrow touches my spirit and grieves me.
We have NOW, together. So come, sit down here next to me on the floor, and look deep into my eyes. What do you see? If you look hard and deep enough, we will talk, you and I, heart to heart.
Come to me not as “alpha” or as “trainer” or even “Mom or Dad,” come to me as a living soul and stroke my fur and let us look deep into one another’s eyes and talk. I may tell you something about the fun of chasing a tennis ball, or I may tell you something profound about myself, or even life in general.
You decided to have me in your life because you wanted a soul to share such things. Here I am. I am a dog, but I am alive. I feel emotion, I feel physical senses, and I can revel in the differences of our spirits and souls.
I do not think of you as a “Dog on two feet” — I know what you are and who you are.
You are human, in all your quirkiness, and I love you still.
Now, come sit with me, on the floor. Enter my world, and let time slow down if only for 15 minutes. Look deep into my eyes, and whisper into my ears.
Speak with your heart, with your joy, and I will know your true self.
We may not have tomorrow, but we do have today, and life is oh so very short.
So please–come sit with me now and let us share these precious moments we have together.
– Love, on behalf of canines everywhere.