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Welcome, we are a small hobby kennel located on the Kingston Peninsula in New Brunswick, Canada. We are Ruth and Ludwig Hartmann who began our adventure in rottweilers in 1994. Showing, training and breeding rotties is a hobby for us and something we take great joy and pride in trying to continually improve on the great foundation we started with in Kaese. 


WE are code of ethics breeders and been members of the Rottweiler Club of Canada since 1996 at which time we also registered our kennel name with the Canadian Kennel Club and for which we've also been members since 1996.
We have produced multiple AKC, CKC and CFC champions as well as V-1 rated dogs from German Style Sieger shows in addition to Best In Show dogs and multiple working titled dogs with High in Trials. We've also had the honour of having top 10 AKC and CKC show and working titled dogs/bitches.

I run a freelance graphic design business from our home (On The Ball Graphics) and always enjoy the company of our dogs around me while I work. My husband owned a stone masonry business for over 20 years and that is the origin of our name "Steinplatz", which means Stone Place in German - not only my husbands
homeland but also that of our beloved breed.

My header features a head study of my foundation bitch, Kaese (CKC Ch. Rshaedyn's Black Thorn, CD, CGC) and the font I used is one I designed for a class in typography at NBCCD.


Tiara and mother, Senza