Last Updated 05.23.21

About us

Hello Rottweiler lovers! Mid West Rotties is an AKC Rottweiler kennel located in Columbia MO. With new ownership, we have transferred all 28 years of love and experience in to our new name, Mid West Rotties! As AKC hobby/show breeders we LOVE our loyal, loving, confident guardian rotties! We also love to share all we can about them with everyone! So please enjoy all our photos and videos. None of this would have been possible without the guidance and mentor ship of Ken and Christina. We are eternally thankful for your trust with what you have built with Ken's Kennel, giving us the ability to continue what you have started. To share the best breed in the world with families nationwide, Thank you.

We are a Family Breeder

Food receipts for a family of 5 and my dog food bills match. My water bill has doubled. My electric has tripled. It is I, a breeder, who when my fridge quit, saved the dog meds and let the food go bad. My feet find the way to the kennel before I have even grabbed a cup of coffee in the morning and the kennel is my last stop before I go to bed. While my friends are on a cruise to the Bahamas and my family meets for Christmas I am home delivering puppies. I haven't had a real vacation in 6 years, but maybe soon. All plans are made around heat dates, whelp dates and vet dates. I shower and 10 minutes later my wife says I smell like a dog. My clothes are all stained with fecal matter, urine, afterbirth or bleach. I have to remember to clean my shoes before church. Most of my family breed dogs who else can you call at 3 am for support? Who else has the experience I sometimes need, the meds I sometimes need or just an uplifting word I sometimes need? Who else would understand how it feels to have invested hours and hours in a weak puppy to lose it? Or the joy in investing hours in one that lives? I have slept on the floor beside a litter until the crucial 2 weeks have passed. I have bottle fed a litter of 4. Feeding every 2 hours and it taking 60 minutes to do for weeks at a time. I have learned to be proficient at tail dockings, vaccinations, sub-q fluids, bottle feeding and tube feeding. My vet knows me by first name and knows my number on caller ID. My vet knows it was I who added on the wing to the vet clinic . I am a breeder. It is to me that 63 days takes on new meaning, still excited by every new life. It is I who delivers all my pups, towels, scissors and heat lamps on ready happiness and sadness sometimes intermingled. It is I that must sacrifice so all of my babies get to a Vet in an emergency during deliveries, and pay over $5000.00 a year. Even though it increases my work load, I look forward to the 10 day stage when eyes open, and puppies begin to emerge from the helplessness of newborns. Puppy breath, a first bark, and a heart of exploration. I am not uneducated, unemployable, illiterate or lazy as some Animal Rights folks would imply of breeders. I am a conscientious lover of animals and I have found my niche. I am a breeder and I am not cruel, dumb, uncaring or criminal. I am not raking in money while sitting on my butt. Every penny I make I earn through blood, sweat and tears. My greatest joy is a healthy puppy and a wonderful home. The cards of thanks and the pictures of my puppy with its new family is the fringe benefits of my efforts. I am an animal lover, nurse, midwife, heavy laborer, customer service representative, marketer, AND I AM A BREEDER.