Ronnie has over 25 years of advanced dog training experience. He is currently a national Schutzhund competitor, competing with his excellent German Shepherd, Zorro vom haus Glitzernstern (aka “Norass”). Ronnie and “Norass” put in a solid performance at the 2013 Working Dog Championships, going 92-93-99 for a total score of 284, putting them in the top five of a highly competitive national tournament.
Ronnie has been involved with several great Schutzhund clubs. He is currently the training director for both Great Lakes Working Dogs Association in Elkhart, Indiana, as well as Turner Junction Working Dog Club in West Chicago, Illinois. Ronnie is a founding member of both clubs, and trains actively throughout the week in both Indiana and Illinois.
Ronnie has also made significant contributions to many other Schutzhund clubs over the years. He has been part of the Northern Indiana Working Dog club as well as Michiana Working Dogs. For many years he also trained at O.G. Landseite Schutzhund Club with the talented trainer and perennial world team competitor Randy Rhodes. In addition, Ronnie has also worked with several police departments to help them build and improve their patrol K9′s. He has also helped several search and rescue people with situation problems.
Ronnie has trained and competed with multiple breeds. His top dogs have been German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois. He has developed superb bitework with Rottweilers, Dobermans, Cane Corsos, APBT’s, and various other terriers. He has a background in animal training, having worked with both horses and big cats.
Internationally, Ronnie has competed multiple times as a world qualifier, and has previously competed on the AWMA world team in Hungary. Ronnie has also taken multiple trips to places such as the Bahamas to train estate security dogs.
Sleghte Bruute – Ronnie’s Kennel
As part of Ronnie’s never ending quest to find the best dogs around, he occasionally breeds dogs out of his kennel Sleghte Bruute. Sleghte Bruute is a Dutch term meaning “from the bad neighborhood”, a reference to Ronnie’s success over obstacles with his rough and tough style, and his ability to successfully work with people of all backgrounds. Ronnie has breed dogs for over 20 years, and has produced a number of titled working dogs with excellent conformation and working abilities.
Dogs Owned and Trained by Ronnie Weiss
|Call Name||Registered Name||Breed||Sex||Date of Birth||Status|
|Norass||Zorro vom Haus Glitzernstern, IPO3||GSD||M||10/25/2008||active|
|Uwe||Uwe du Loups du Soleil, BH, SchH1||MAL||M||3/6/2008||active police dog|
|Aras||Aras vom Schwarzen Wächter, SchH3, FH1||GSD||M||2/23/1998||retired|
|Dera||Dera Lyn von de Sleghte Bruute, SchH3||GSD||F||retired|
|Drago||Drago von de Sleghte Bruute, BH, SchH1||GSD||M||retired|
|Cento||Cento van Tiekerhook, SchH3||GSD||M||retired|
Ronnie’s Recent Accomplishments
|Nov 1, 2013||2013 USCA National Championship||97-96-96 = 289 Points, Placed 5th!|
|June 1, 2013||2013 WUSV Qualification Trial||88.5-95-99 – Finished 7th
Earns spot on 2013 WUSV Team!
|May 15, 2013||2013 AWDF Championships||85-87-88 – Earns trip to 2013 Qualifier Tournament|
|April 19, 2013||Working Dog Championships||Placed 5th! 92-93-99=284pts
Placed 3rd for H.O.T
Norass awarded Helper’s Favorite Dog
|2012||Mideastern Regional Championship||Competed with Norass|
|April 22, 2012||Working Dog Championships||Competed with Norass. 81-94-92 = 267|
|2011||Mideastern Regional Championship||Norass earns 6th place with 96-94-97|
|May 13-15, 2011||Working Dog Championship||Norass earns SchH lll with 87-93-96 and 6th place|
|November 14, 2010||Metro-Detroit Club Trial||Norass earns SchH ll|
|October 2, 2010||GLWDA Annual Trial||Norass earns BH and SchH 1 90-95-97|
|2006||FMBB Malinois World Team Member|
|2006||Belgian Malinois Nationals||3rd place with a female 97-88-93|
|2006||HOT Tournament||2nd place 96-93-98|
|2005||German Shepherd Championships||Competed with 2 dogs 90-90-95(Dera)|
|2005||World Qualifier||Competed with 2 dogs|
|2005||Mideastern Regional||3rd and 4th with 2 dogs|
|2004||German Shepherd Championships||top 15|
|2004||North American Championships||Top 15|
|2003||Mideastern Regionals||3rd place, 95 protection|