‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through Rottieopolis
It was much like everyday- full of happy, bubbly kids, pups, pets and chaos;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
Hopefully high enough to keep away the ‘kids’ covered in hair;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds;
With every square inch covered in cats, pups and fat Rottie heads;
All the cross-country flying and puppy delivering was through,
And with room to finally breath, we didn’t know what to do!
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
Diesel sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
The Guineas erupted in deafening squawks (even though it was the middle of the night),
Hopefully our neighbors got quite the fright 😉
I opened the door to see what it could be,
and out ran 2 kitties, no three!
Jaeger, the ferret then freed himself from his cage
lightening fast, he was out in a blaze!
He let out the Chinchilla named Pyro,
acting as though he were the hero.
The sugar gliders were perched on the heads of Diesel and Serenity
Acting like this was the best ride ever and squealing with glee
Geneva, Isis, Eva and Kashi were already in pursuit of all 20 pups,
who were led by peacocks, T-Rex the turkey and ducks!
All of our pets, we soon discovered,
had figured out how to communicate with one another.
They all came together to teach us something that we apparently had forgot,
What is important, and what matterth not.
They all trotted out in the snow,
and by now the whole kennel was in on the show.
They finally came to a stop in front of a display
That we all take for granted even though it is seen everywhere on Christmas Day.
Complete with the Wise Men, Shepherds and a little lamb so gentle and mild,
Mary and Joseph and their precious Child.
Serenity and Kashi gave tender kisses to all of us there,
And Diesel looked deep into me with his soulful stare.
As I looked around, I felt so blessed and loved.
Where else could all of these gifts come from if not from Above?
The overwhelming worries that had seemed so tall,
melted away until they were insignificantly small.
Korbin and Tahlia no longer need a wheelchair
to get them around and from here to there.
Liliana, although a bit cat obsessed,
leaves everyone who meets her more than impressed.
My little baby Ethan is growing too fast for me to let it pass me by
When God grants you such a blessing, you must be worthy- or at least try.
And there stood my Miguel, as handsome as ever,
faithfully with me, through every endeavor
When Diesel leaned against me as only a Rottie can,
a tear rolled down my cheek and splashed on my old man.
I kneeled down and hugged him with all of my might.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a goodnight.
The love of my life, my beautiful baby boy, turned 14 on October 21st. I am so blessed and honored to have had the privilege of having such a Courageous Guardian and Loyal Companion sharing the last 14 years of my life. Diesel has raised all 4 of my kids and been the best friend of many other kids, kitties, bunnies, ferrets, and a myriad of other critters over the years to include Candy, the baby deer, chinchilla, sugar gliders, pot bellied pigs, chicken, turkey, peacock, and many, many more. He is the heart, soul and foundation of Guardian Rottweilers, and the standard I judge all others against. I have done my best to be worthy of your love and devotion, my dear friend, and anyone who has met you is richer for it. You are still the most handsome young man I know, and you still make my heart skip a beat every time you lean that massive head against me. I love you with every fiber of my being Diesel. Thank you.
We were recently interviewed by Lazhar, the owner and founder of Breeding Business, The Responsible Way, a website geared towards helping make sure breeders have access to the tools necessary to truly do best by their breed. I get requests daily to allow different website to link to me or publish something of mine, but I very rarely concede. Most of the websites are simply not websites that I want GR to be associated with. But after spending sometime on Lather’s website, I found that it was definitely a noble cause and could see the amount of time and dedication he had. The link is to my interview with Lazhar. I loved the questions he asked and I am honored to have been considered for an interview.
We are so proud of our Junior Handler, Korbin, for his recognition in The Total Rottweiler Magazine! It was a rough year for him last year with a total of 6 surgeries :/ But my tough little cookie always perseveres with that beautiful smile of his that lights up every room he walks into. His patience and love shows through so clearly in his work with our Rotties too. Great Job Korbi-Bear <3
COULD NOT BE MORE PROUD OF MY OCHO!!!
Ocho spent 9 months in Germany and Holland training with Hans and then another 3 months on tour in Europe with Uros and now I am SUPER excited to announce that OUR CHAMPION WILL SOON BE COMING HOME!!!!!!!
“Ocho” Guardian Warrick Von Gottschalk
(Irk vh Milsped X Zarah X Zarah von Wölpinghausen)
IPO 1; BH
Candidate for International Champion
Adult Champion of Bulgaria
Multi V1 ( work class )
THE BEST ADULT MALE x2
Guardian Rottweilers takes FIRST PLACE KENNEL/BREEDER at
ADRK KLUBSIEGER in Rottweil, Germany!!
It was such an amazing experience and I am so very honored to have competed with so many talented and dedicated breeders and handlers and some of the world’s best Rottweilers! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners and participants!
“Bane” Guardian Gambit Von Gottschalk- VSP4
“Athena” Guardian Gigi Von Gottschalk- VSP
Guardian Rottweilers Zuchtgruppe (Kennel) FIRST PLACE!!!
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Quality does not happen by accident. By breeding only pure German and European lines and concentrating not only on the conformation of our Rottweilers, but the temperament as well, the United States will be able to have what Europe has held sacred for generations. We strive to produce calm, confident, courageous dogs with an inherent desire to protect home and family. At Guardian Rottweilers, our dogs are our family. They are raised with our children and in our home. We have traveled to Europe and hand selected each and every dog we use in our breeding program. We personally met and handled the parents, the siblings, and when possible, the progeny of these magnificent animals. Each breeding is chosen with specific consideration to what each parent brings to the table and which bloodlines will produce the best possible offspring from the breeding pair. Every single dog used in our breeding program can be traced back to the first Rottweilers in Germany around 1907-1914! Just because we have amazing studs already at Guardian Rottweilers does not mean that their genetic contribution will bring out the best in every single female. We will travel worldwide for the correct stud/breeding and typically plan our breedings generation in advance. Once born, our puppies are socialized with babies, children, other adult dogs, our kitties, and a variety of our children’s and neighbors’ pets including: chickens, bunnies, potbellied pigs and goats. Early neurological stimulation in newborn puppies is also critical for development. When the pups are of correct age, we individually evaluate every puppy for conformation and character.
The Rottweiler is not the correct breed for everyone. He is a strong minded, confident dog with a very balanced character. He is incredibly intelligent and can be stubborn. However, he is the most well rounded breed of dog capable of any job asked of him. You can find him in every venue of competition from conformation shows, to field/working, agility, carting, weight pulling and herding. He makes a wonderful therapy or service dog and works tirelessly in Search and Rescue, explosive detection, Police, Military and Personal Protection. Please enjoy the site and learn more about these magnificent and noble dogs.
This Week’s Featured Puppy!
Guardian HARPER Von Gottschalk
When you have a male puppy with a head this strong and a frame this powerfully built, then it is quite the accomplishment! But to have a 6 week old female that is this genetically blessed is phenomenal. Extreme head type with a very heavy topskull and short, full muzzle. She is heavy and stocky and built like a brick house! Character is just as exceptional as her conformation. Harper is outgoing and social and very clever.