Katlyn Schwarzwaelder has experience with and has worked extensively with police, border patrol, service, and hunting dogs. Since 2010, she has been the owner and head trainer of Von Schwarz Doberman Kennel. Von Schwarz Doberman Kennel, is a very well known and respected breeding kennel. Since 2017, Katlyn has also been the owner and head trainer of The Northern Border K9 Athlete Center, LLC. Northern Boarder is a prominent board and train facility that provides agility, dock diving and the hosting of multiple K9 events.
In addition, Katlyn Schwarzwaelder is currently the President of Vita Nova Doberman, Vita Nova Schutzhund, and Vita Nova AS Sport Dog Clubs, as well as The Northern Border, LLC CPE and USDAA Agility Clubs. To date, Vita Nova Doberman Club has hosted 2 National Championships, and Vita Nova Schutzhund Club (USCA) has hosted Nationals, Regionals, and Conformation Shows.
Katlyn Schwarzwaelder is also a very successful Schutzhund competitor.
She has titled over 20 Dobermans in IGP (IGP1-3) and 3 German Shepherd Dogs (IGP1-2).
The following is a list of her accomplishments:
2018 UDC IGP3 National Champion with Ferro vom Bergkönig
2019 UDC IGP3 National Champion with Ferro vom Bergkönig
2019 USA- 01 IDC World Championship Team in Hungary with Ferro vom Bergkönig
From 2020 – 2022, dogs from
Katlyn’s breeding and training program have won the UDC IGP3 National Championships and Fall Classic Championships (Ender von der Schwarz IGP3 and Jarro von der Schwarz IGP3)
MER Working Dog Championship IPO3 4th Place and High Tracking (All Breed, USCA) with Ferro vom Bergkönig
FH1 with 92 points under SV Judge Adolf Glasser
Kata Leistungsblut von der Schwarz 3rd place at the UDC IGP3 Fall Classic Championship, and the first Doberman in history to achieve an AS1!
Ender von der Schwarz IGP3 (a dog Katlyn owns, bred, and trained along side Vita Nova) won first place with a cash price of $7,500 at the first American Schutzhund all working breed Protection Tournament.
In addition to Katlyn’s outstanding achievements, she is also a certified IGP Helper who has worked the front and back half at 3 trials.