Welcome to our site! We (Harold and Sharon Marples) live in the beautiful area of the North Idaho Panhandle in Hayden Lake which is about 90 minutes from British Columbia, Canada and 40 miles east of Spokane, WA.
Von Marc had its beginnings back in 1985 when Harold bought me my very first Rottweiler puppy. That puppy was SP Lady Chyme von Siegerhund, CD. Chyme was instrumental in making me an advocate and lover of the breed. She was my first show dog! Chyme won the 1991 ARC National Specialty Broodbitch class and the 1990 GSRC Specialty Broodbitch class. Little did Harold know what buying that first puppy for me would lead us to! Here we are, 30 years later, still loving, breeding, showing and mentoring for this wonderful breed.
Our areas of preference revolve around conformation (AKC, CKC, UCI, UKC & Sieger shows) and the working aspects of the breed (obedience, rally, tracking, herding & agility). We are Code of Ethics breeders, belonging to the American Rottweiler Club, the Medallion Rottweiler Club, the Colonial Rottweiler Club, the Mt. Ranier Working Dog Club and the Rottweiler Club of Alaska. At present, Sharon is serving her second elected term as a Director on the Board of Directors of the American Rottweiler Club. In 2014 Sharon also became an AKC Judge for the Rottweiler breed.
We have been blessed to have bred many dogs that have achieved Top Ten status in breed, obedience, rally and agility as well as multi High in Trial wins in obedience, herding and carting. In 2012 one of our girls earned her ARC GOLD PRODUCTION award winner from her one and only litter, no small feat! We have bred a multi Best in Show dog and we have bred dogs that are multiple group winners and others that are active in therapy and search & rescue. As you will note on our site, we are avid owner/handlers and encourage our puppy clients to try it themselves as well. There is nothing more fun than learning with your puppy and having that wonderful feeling of bringing home your first blue ribbon for the two of you.
Our goal in breeding is the betterment of the breed while enjoying their special abilities, personalities and qualities. All puppies are sold by contract. Puppies sold as pet companions are required to be spayed or neutered. We are always available to provide support to our puppy buyers and consider all of them an extended part of our family. We are dedicated to promoting quality Rottweilers with outstanding temperament, conformation, health, working ability and soundness. You can see our contracts on our "Looking For A Puppy" page.
Again, welcome - we hope you enjoy looking through our site.
If we can provide you with information, please feel free to email (click on mailbox below), call us at 208.660.0589 or visit us on Sharon's Facebook page (Sharon Marples).