von der Stark Rottweilers

Translation "of the strong/powerful"

Est. 2003 - current (dormant)

I started this with the goals of breeding healthy dogs who had the most stable temperaments and could work!

 Professional Scientific Breeder/Trainer/Handler


A banner I designed for my Rottweiler page

2007 - Atlanta, Ga


"a place where friends meet"​

est. 2013 - 2018  (sold)

My original dream. A full service Dog Resort. Long story short...I got tired of doing so much paperwork and managing hourly employees.  I also got tired of having to evacuate because of hurricanes all the time. Been there done that....

"Stellar Staff"

 Elegant Island Living "Best of"

2016 - St. Simons Island, Ga 

iSpeak Dog!

 ​"Some whisper, I Speak"

Est. 2007 (I just consider it 2003)

I came up with the name because of Ceaser Millan "the dog whisperer". People always called me that and I always said..."But I don't whisper.... I just speak" and it kind of just stuck one day.

"done won it all"

Konigliche Bhaji von der Stark 

V1 x2, Sieger x2

2010  - Regionals - Illinois


Acci, Class, Choice, and Bhaji

2011 - St. Simons Island, Ga

Paws at Play

Est. 2010-2013

​This was my first facility and it was just a 2000sq ft building. Great story behind this! 

"THE logo"

finally settled on one. This is an updated version

2013 - St. Simons Island

"doggie school"

I did like this logo

2010 - St. Simons Island GA

"puppy bowl"

"D" Litter von der Stark

2008 - Atlanta Ga

"ready, set....."

First Choice von der Stark -


2009 - Atlanta, Ga

"not a logo, logo"

The "d" was a D  on the original sketch....

​2007 - Buford, Ga

Canine Behavior Solutions

Est. 2003-2007 (name change)

 I used this as a name for the training side of v.d. Stark Rottweilers. Then I started doing group classes at PetSmart and doing day training at my house. In 2006, I started looking at this as an actual career and no longer a hobby.  I started doing dog daycare training out of my house and held classes on my property.

Welcome! My name is Tommy Stark  and I am originally from Atlanta GA. My first dog was a Rottweiler named Barin in 1998. He was a rescue that passed shortly after from bone cancer. I then rescued another Rottweiler named Zues. He also passed with bone cancer. After he passed I purchased my first AKC registered Rottweiler named Sasha. I thought I had gold!! She passed away young from intestinal cancer. I knew it was time to start looking into healthy dogs and that led me into the show/trial world. I started going to shows and learning from the best handlers in the country. I then started importing dogs and really getting into the dog show and dog breeding world. After getting full custody of my two infants at the time I decided to drop out of my law program in college and pursue a professional career in dogs. I started teaching classes from the knowledge I gained from mentors and dog trainers in the US and Europe and was an Area Trainer for PetSmart for 7 stores in the Atlanta area. I trained the trainers for PetSmart. I kept doing individual lessons and expanding  my ideas within the dog world.  I morphed into a dog day care and training center. I expanded that down to St. Simons Island and then expanded again into a full Dog Resort.  After a decade of doing that I decided to only focus on the training of owners and their dogs and moved to Southern California and sold my Dog Resort. 

I currently own my 30th adult Rottweiler. My dogs have passed Breed Suitability Tests and have titles in Schutzhund, Therapy, Herding, Conformation &  Obedience. I have produced dogs that have only contributed to the health and function of the breed. I sold a dog to Istanbul, Turkey that was one of the top females in Europe. I have several dogs in Canada, Costa Rica, and many top dogs in the US.

Click on "Experience" to see more in depth background.