are a three-generation family affair at Rowens Kennels.
Pat Owens began showing dogs in 1961, and has shown seven breeds in conformation and obedience, earning High in Trials and a UDT.
Over the years, Rowens Kennels has bred Collies, Shetland Sheepdogs, and Newfoundlands. Pat currently shows her Newfoundland dogs in conformation, obedience, and Newfoundland Club of America draft and water rescue tests.
The Owens children showed their own dogs in both conformation and obedience in the US and Canada.
Today, the Owens grandchildren enjoy showing both their own dogs and Rowens Newfoundlands.
Kennels is a family business.
The kennel is owned and operated by Bob Owens and
Pat Owens, CKO. Pat is one of only 120 ABKA Certified
Kennel Operators in the US, and is also the Director
of Training for Rowens Kennels Training Center.
The Owens' daughter Melissa Sykes is the Assistant
Manager and heads up the grooming services. The Owens'
grandchildren are often found helping out in the kennel
Rowens Kennels is a Charter Member of the American Boarding Kennel Association and is licensed with the Department of Agriculture of the State of Illinois (USDA License No IL-H3).