LINDA P. MICHELS has been active in the sport of dogs since 1976 and with Rottweilers since 1978. She has bred Rottweilers using the kennel name Lindenwood. She has trained and shown Rottweilers in conformation, obedience, tracking, Schutzhund and flyball, and was a Chief Tester for the American Temperament Society. Her husband, Bill, is president of the American Rottweiler Club (ARC), the breed's parent club. CATHERINE M. THOMPSON has been active with Rottweilers since the late 1960s. She has bred Rottweilers using the kennel name Von Gailingen. She is an approved American Kennel Club judge of the breed as well as all obedience classes. She has judged Rottweiler specialties all over the U.S. and Canada, as well as countries like New Zealand, Australia, Jamaica, Trinidad and the Philippines. She was the first breeder/owner of an AKC Champion-Utility Dog Tracker titled Rottweiler.