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Bio – Shannon “Woody” O’Briant

April 01, 2012 − by Leslie − in Bio − 1 Comments

Shannon O'BriantMy name is Shannon O’Briant and I have been raising, training and trialing Rottweilers for over 20 years. My love of this breed has brought such joy and meaning to my life. I found through the love of this breed, the love of my life, Gwen. Together we raise, train and live with our dogs Logan , Achilles, Lana,
Lieben and our baby puppy Leto.

My sport of choice with my Rottweilers is Schutzhund/IPO which has three disciplines: Tracking, Obedience and Protection. I have titled all of my dogs in the sport. I am most proud of my boys Achilles & Logan which are old and retired now but earned high in trial awards. Logan earned himself an FH1 tracking title in the heat of the summer at the tender age of 10 years old. Achilles earned High in
Protection beating some German Shepherd dogs which dominant the sport.

I also love the German style of Showing our Rottweilers in Sieger Shows. Sieger
Shows are a intense critique of the dog over a loud speaker by a Conformation Judge
specializing in the Breed. Very often these judges are breeders who currently own
Rottweilers and quite often are past breed wardens in their nation Clubs. We are
very fortunate to have hosted National and Regional Sieger Shows in the past and
look foward to hosting them once again in the future.

If you are ever in Calgary or at a major show for the Club, I hope we have a chance
to meet both yourself and your Rottweiler.

Shannon Woody O’Braint
RCC Schutzhund Adviser

One Comment

  1. Ann Van Avermaet
    February 13, 2014 6:55 pm


    I recently came to Canada. I am a trainer/handler of narcotic dogs and have a little bit, but not much experience with training a shutzhund.

    When I arrived in Canada friends just had a litter of Rottweiler pups and they thought it would be fun for me to train one.
    If I hadn’t taken her in she would have ended up on the internet.

    However my circumstances may vary from month to month and I find it impossible to spend the time needed to train a dog from scratch and I am looking to rehome her.
    However I don’t think she would make a good family dog. She would be a great working dog.
    I don’t want to put her on the internet or take her to a shelter.

    The pup was born august 2 2013.

    She has great drive and she has a full bite.
    She has been living with 4 other dogs males and females.
    She’s crate trained.
    She comes when you call her.
    She can play and has attention for a toy.
    She can walk on a leash.
    I haven’t been doing much with her other then let her be a puppy and a dog.

    I hope you may be able to help me out or point me into the direction of someone who can.


    Ann Van Avermaet

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