Until December 30, 1997, Jake was our Schutzhund star-in-the-making. He was showing every indication of making good on the promise of great working ability in his pedigree when an unfortunate accident put an end to his budding SchH career.
The accident caused him to lose his right front leg and any chance at earning his SchH titles. What he didn't lose was his love for life, his love of working, and his true rottweiler heart.
He's hardly slowed down at all... his ATTS TT and Canine Good Citizen were earned in the year following the accident. Sometimes when we watch him run and play in the yard, we hardly notice his missing leg. He doesn't let it bother him, so we don't let it bother us either.
Life with a three-legged dog - more photos and information
Jake at SchH training - QuickTime video clip
Jake's BST critique
Coming soon: Jake's training stories
Jake's photo page
Jake's working photo page
Jacko von Tem: AKC WP409891/05; USRC AU191; UKC P271-600; b. 4-14-1992; hips OFA Good (RO-41832G25M) - now moderately dysplastic probably due to injury; BH 11-6-1994 (So. Cal. SchH Club); BST 4-7-1996 (USRC SW Regional Sieger Show -SCRC/PCRC); ATTS TT (TT-2857-RO) 6-27-1998; CGC 2-27-1999