Guardian Chimera Von Gottschalk
Guardian Rottweilers C Litter
Sire: Hulk Crni Vitez
(Eminem von hause Edelstein x Gabon Crni Vitez)
Dam: Hana Vom Hause Milky Way
(TK’s New Yorker x Rada Vom Zica Maradona)
Born 8 March 2020
In Greek mythology, a Chimera is a fire breathing female monster with the head of a lion, a goat’s body and the tail of a serpent. As cool as that is, my inner nerd chose this name based on the genetic definition of the word. Genetically speaking, if an animal or person has Chimera, they have 2 distinct genotypes. In other words, a single individual can express 2 different physical attributes simultaneously. A great example of this is heterochromia iridis- or 2 different colored eyes. We rescued and rehabilitated a cat one time that was a Chimera- one half of the face was an orange tabby, and the other side of the face was a black cat! She was pretty cool! Even right down her nose and mouth- half her nose (the half on the orange side of her face) was pink, half was black, half her mouth pigment was pink, the other half white.
So, enough of the genetics lesson 😉 If you cannot tell by looking at her photos and video, the reason we named this gorgeous girl Chimera was because she is such a perfect blend of 2 different distinct genotypes (and yes, for the biology professors out there, I know that her perfect blend is the one thing that makes her distinctly not a Chimera, but it was a beautiful, clever name for an absolutely gorgeous girl who got some of the best features of mom and dad).
Chimera has a very typey head with the deep stop and heavy topskull both mom and dad give nicely, and the short, dark, full muzzle and stronger type from Hulk. She has that super dark face and muzzle that I just melt for- she and Cooper are neck and neck for the darkest markings in this litter, and they will only get darker as the pups age. She has very dark eyes adding even more depth of that signature dark night look. Chimera has a correct scissor bite and dark mouth pigment. She has correctly set and carried ears, widening that topskull even more. She has a compact, stocky frame with good bone and great build. Chimera has very nice conformation with good top and underlines and correct front and rear assemblies. Personality is everything you would expect given her parents- perfect mix of mom’s plucky, outgoing, play ball all day drive and dad’s gentle, unassuming nature. Chimera will come with FULL REGISTRATION and would do great in just about any venue.