I first met Kris Kotsopoulos from Von Forell Australia about 20 years ago. In that time, what was originally a training / club association has now become a great friendship based on mutual trust and respect. Whilst our breed preferences differ we have a mutual passion for working dogs; both training and breeding. Kris is one of the most knowledgeable people I have ever met when it comes to the subject of working dogs, their training, breeding, raising etc.
Kris has been an enormous help to the establishment of Seeuferhause Rottweilers (my rottweiler breeding Kennel). Despite not having intimate knowledge of the rottweiler bloodlines, through his exceptional understanding of dog behaviour / genetics, he has been able to provide guidance on the potential pairings that will bring about the results we are looking for.
There have been many informal discussions that we have had over a coffee or dinner that have been more fruitful than any lecture you could attend. Given this extraordinary value that he willingly gives in a few short social hours I can only imagine the wisdom and knowledge that he will impart to participants in his developed educational seminars; the mind boggles!! I certainly look forward to those related to breeding, puppy socialisation and learning sequences.
Kris is an exceptional individual that I would liken to a perfectionist in every facet of his life; extraordinarily successful in business and his private life, those standards of excellence quite clearly transcend his efforts in the dog world. Kris is a most successful breeder of German Shepherds and Doberman’s. His reputation for excellence is widespread. Even his detractors have had some influence in their lives from the work that Kris has carried out over the years.
I have no reservation in referring Seeuferhause Rottweiler puppy clients to Kris for assistance with training needs and or dog equipment requirements. Kris is the only trainer that I would trust to develop my dog’s full potential and one of the few who I trust implicitly with all matters regarding my breeding program.
Kris and his wife Tonia Kotsopoulos are two people on mission and those who are fortunate enough to be part of that journey will benefit greatly.