On February 13th, 2020, our Puck made his way over Rainbow Bridge. He takes a piece of our hearts with him. There are no words adequate to express the amount of love and admiration I have for this Ambassador. You will be greatly missed Pumpkin head, but you will always be here with me.
(From his mom)
I’m glad I was able to talk to you today without too many tears. I went to Pucks page today after we talked and just wanted to add:
Although Puck was diagnosed in March, we believe he was stricken with cancer in January before his symptoms presented themselves more often. The timeframe doesn’t matter as nothing would have changed the aggressivesness of the Histiocytic cancer. While he had 10 rounds of oral chemo, each month he amazed his oncologist with his attitude and willingness to fight. He was given less than 6 months when we amputated his leg in April. Unfortunately, in December, we had to say goodbye to one of our other Rotts who was not only our buddy but Pucks as well. I think this was a heartbreaker for him. While he has his little sister Yamara at home, Kamino was the big sister who showed him the ropes. His January oncology visit showed his levels continuing to be outstanding, and we had another round of chemo. Unfortunately about 3 weeks after his chemo he began to present signs of fatigue and pickiness with food. We fed him whatever he wanted and whenever he wanted. 🙂 The last week, he was sleeping more, eating less and had no interest in playing. He became a bit distant as well. in the past couple of days he also became winded when he exerted himself telling the mailman he was still here. Unfortunately we knew times were changing.
Last night, he didn’t eat and was drooling more. This morning, he was a bit lethargic and not very responsive, telling us he was giving up and was ready to move on, with our help, over the rainbow bridge. He snored like his usual freight train and slowly passed away. We are heartbroken that our pumpkin head freight train is no longer here with us but know that he fought a heck of a fight, changed the bell curve for dogs with cancer and left a mark in the oncology world.
Thank you for all you do for the breed and for allowing us the time we had with Puck!
Hugs, Kisses and slobbers to all!
Joe and Noreen
Our beloved Puck was diagnosed with cancer and had to have his arm and shoulder amputated. He has stayed true to himself throughout the whole process and there are no words to express how proud I am of his courage and character. There are equally no words in any language adequate to express my love and gratitude for Noreen for the care and love she has given our Puck. I know that I owe his success through this process to her. Here is my Puck, my Superman, not just kicking cancer’s butt, but doing it in fashion and ready for Halloween!!
Guardian Puck Von Gottschalk
co-owned with Noreen Mahoney
Sire: Ch. Crom di Alaricus Rex
Dam: Ch. Guardian Isis Von Gottschalk
Born: 12 December 2013
HD-A (Frei) ED-0 (Frei)
Balkan Champion 2016
National Champion Bulgaria
Grand Champion Bulgaria 2016
PUCK! He was impressive as a pup at just a few weeks old and only continues to grow more impressive. Puck has excellent bone and substance and a great mix of his mother and father’s conformation. Puck’s head is unmistakably Isis-Plinda-Kafu. Isis has proven herself to be an exceptional producer with each litter somehow even more phenomenal than the last! Her strong, dominant genes insure heavy bone, tons of substance and unforgettable head pieces on every puppy she produces. Puck takes after his mom in character too. Gentle, sweet, a bit of entertainer and loads of affection. Puck’s sire had his fair share of contribution to this exceptional male as well! Crom di Alaricus Rex was an Italian import and one of the last direct sons of LEGENDARY Mambo von der Crossener Ranch HD +/-, ED -, VPG III, FH II, BH, AD, ZTP, IPO III, International/Dt./ VDH-Champion, Europasieger 2002, Schweizer Klubsieger 2002, Ö-Klubsieger, 2002 and 2003 Schweizer Champion, ZTP 28.05.00 in Zwickau-Planitz (Radtke). Crom was not just a prodigious representative of the breed mentally and physically, but such an extraordinary producer that he earned the prestigious title of FCI Champion in Reproduction! I see so much of my Crom in Puck. The heaviness in his topskull, that rich color, that extreme Mambo stop definition… but mostly, I see hid dad in his character. He got his gentle, affectionate nature from mom (although Crom was my great big teddy bear too- and gave some of the best bear hugs I have ever had <3 ), but his drive and workability remind me so much of my Crom on the field and of course his sire, the great Mambo. Mambo maxed out his working titles to the highest possible level. He was a BEAST on the field and the Rottweiler world will probably never see another Mambo. But his legacy lives on in my Puck. Could not be more proud to have produced such a remarkable boy.
Q: How do you keep a 120+ pound Rottweiler out of the drivers seat when on a road trip?
A: You don’t.
He wants the sponge in the spa 😉
Here are some pics of young Puck (8 months) <3
Pukc is a character for William Shakespeare’s play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The character was a clever and mischievous sprite that loved to entertain himself and those around him. Puck is the perfect name for this adorable teddy bear! He gets quite proud of himself for accomplishing small tasks and is irresistibly charming! His character is the perfect mix of his mother and father and he is such a ham! Our Puck is a GORGEOUS Rottie with an INSANELY amazing head! He is very broad in the topskull with a very deep stop. His muzzle is very full and powerful. Puck has smaller, very typical Mambo ears. He has rich, dark color and well defined markings. Puck is a stocky, heavy puppy with a wide frame and very broad back. His tail is correctly set and correctly carried. Puck will come with FULL REGISTRATION and we have super high expectations for this little show stopper!