This litter will be a linebreed on legendary IFR YOUTH WORLD CHAMPION in 2014, and IFR WORLD CHAMPION in 2015 LEX vom hause Edelstein, ZTP, DNA, IPO I, BALKAN JUGEND SIEGER 2014, DONAUJUGENDSIEGER 2013, Vice Ö – BUNDESJUGENDSIEGER 2013, YOUTH FOREGIAN ALBA REGIA CUBWINNER 2013!!!!, YOUNG CHAMPION OF SLOVENIA, YOUNG CHAMPION OF CROATIA, YOUNG CHAMPION OF AUSTRIA, ZAGREB JUNIOR WINNER 2013, 9 x BEST YOUNG MALE, 6 x J.BEST OF BREED, Multi BOS, 5 x BEST OF BREED. To win the prestigious IFR WORLD title is a lifetime goal for most dogs/handlers/breeders. Lex not only won IFR youth winner when he was still a youth, but came back and took the whole show as an adult! I have had my eye on Roko since she was a young buck. I knew even then that he was going to be a ROTT STAR! I reserved a breeding with him over a year ago but had to wait for the perfect female to finally call that chip in. I am excited for this litter and cannot wait to meet these beauties.
“Indie” Guardian Lexi Von Gottschalk
Hi Alice + Miguel:
Your Lexi, now my Indie (Indigo when she needs a full name), is adapting great to life as an only pup in her new Duluth home. She’s gaining her appetite back, learning the ins and outs of a crate, and figuring out what are toys and what are not toys but, in fact, my feet (although I completely understand how feet, when walking, look like a fun “gunna get you” game).
She had her first, new vet appointment today and was a huge ham for the ladies who saw us. She got a booster of distemper and didn’t flinch, whine or whimper. And they absolutely loved her tail – as do I! She’ll be starting a Puppy Kindergarten class for socialization soon.
It’s hard to catch a good picture of her when she’s awake as she is such a firecracker, so most are of her sleeping. So far, she’s only had one accident in her crate (which is why there’s no bed in the one picture of her bc it was currently in the wash) but I think it’s officially become her den as she chooses to nap in it during the day now and does not cry at bedtime – going out only once during the middle of the night.
Thank you again for starting my baby off right in life – she’s exactly the pup I’ve been hoping for!
Happy New Year!
Thought I’d send a quick update about Indie (Lexi). She’s graduated from her Puppy Kindergarten class and will be starting a basic obedience adult class for 5 months and up pups on Tuesday.
She’s now fully taken control with going potty outside by ringing her potty bells on the door handle which has been great – especially when we visit friends and family, we can take those easily with us! She’s recently figured out she’s a chewer and has all the best chewie toys to satisfy her need (even though she’s had them all long, they are now interesting).
I don’t know if you’ll remember, but she has a pretty natural tendency to heel but has recently been testing boundaries with pulling and jumping. We’ve started using a gentle lead during walks; she very quickly learned to respect that and return to her natural left-side heel position – but I’m very interested to hear what a trainer will recommend once we start class (I have a pinch prong collar as well but don’t know how to size it properly so I’m waiting for the class to start to decide to stick with the gentle lead or change to a prong – which is what my childhood dog used and greatly respected after learning it, just by simply wearing it after a while). I was a bit torn of keeping her “working” during the entire walk but have started spending extra time after the walk outside playing fetch off-leash so she can still have “fun” while learning her place, how to behave and also burn off some extra energy – fetch was also something she had a natural tendency for, I just helped her hone the skill a bit.
Apart from jumping while walking (which is getting much better) Indie has begun jumping on people when she’s excited or they are newly entering the room, as well as the counter. I know consistently is key, and I’m quick to correct it and stay on top of it but I’m wondering if you have any special tips specifically for her plucky little personality:)
Indie got her rabies vaccination and is scheduled for a spay surgery at the end of January in hopes of beating her first heat cycle. I’ve read the pros and cons of spay around this age vs when she’s a little older, but I do want to go forward as planned – if you have a strong feeling regarding this one way or the other, I would really love to hear and do value your opinion, experience and expertise. She’ll have some bloodwork done the week before to make sure all is as it should be. I can’t remember if because she came with a pet registration if I need to send proof of the spay or not?
Hmmm…this quick update become lengthier than I planned. But again, thank you for providing her such a great start in life – we are consistently being praised for her friendly attitude towards both people and dogs.
Sending wet nose puppy kisses your way,
Indie and Rachel Schultz
(The last pic is awful quality but I think wonderfully represents life with a puppy and thought it was too cute to not share!)
“Odin” Guardian Legacy Von Gottschalk
Also, it looks like Legacy has a splayed right paw. Is there anyway to correct this? I don’t trust Google and want to ask you. I don’t plan on showing him but you should know regardless given we did purchase a show quality pup and I understand this may be genetic. I love this dog and I’m in no way seeking an adjustment on his fee. It’s very important to me to know if I can help him. He’s growing quickly and I don’t want weight on that foot to bring him any pain. I’d really appreciate your input!!!
Wanted to share my response as growth issues are unfortunately common in large breed dogs. Nutrition is extremely important followed by correct exercise. There is more information on this topic and other growth related issues on the Q&A page as well.
So wonderful to hear from you! Holy cow he is gorgeous!!! That head belongs in a magazine! <3 And I am so glad he is on the mend. Did your vet have any idea what caused the kidney infection? I have had a UTI before, but, knock on wood, not a kidney infection, but it does not sound fun 🙁
I am very sorry for his webpage, but no worries, it is not lost. I am having to completely redo most of my website- it will not greatly effect what you see, but I am having to move it to a different server and trying to update pages/links/etc. at the same time. I have over 100,000 photos, many that are HD, hundreds of videos, and over 400 pages. Apparently, that is a lot. And it was causing my server to stop working more often than it was working. I had to deactivate all of the ‘bulky’ pages while I redo them. It may take me a couple of weeks because there are so many pages, but I promise, his page will be back up as soon as I can, with photos and video <3
My Crom was lax in the tendons as was my Colossus (Diesel kid), and I am now going through it with one of my Doctor son’s. Those darned heavy bones 😉
Please do follow up with me and let me know how he is progressing. If he does not appear to be getting better or if he seams to be getting worse, definitely talk to your vet about it and make sure there has not been any damage done to the growth plates. He has growth plates at the end of the long bones in his wrists and they are unfortunately easy to damage (it is why we harp so much on not jumping higher than his shoulder for at least the first 12 months).
He looks so, so beautiful and I cannot wait to see him mature. He is going to stop traffic (although I imagine he already does!) Once I get the website up and running correctly again, keep those photos/updates coming <3
Guardian Lake Von Gottschalk
Just wanted to update you that “Lake” is doing very good. She just had her next Vet visit and weighed in at 24.5lbs at just over 13 weeks. She got her shots and next round of Interceptor Plus. She has a bit of puppy vaginitis discharge but the Vet said that that will go away on her own.
She is doing very well at house training and most of the time now goes to the door and sits as an indication that she needs to go out.
She sleeps in her crate all night without a peep or accident and is surrounded by her stuffed animals (that she confiscated from my daughter. Lol) She also will nap or go in the crate without an issue if we have to leave the house for an hour or two.
Her appetite is better and she is less of a grazer now. She has learned that when the food is down 3X a day that it is time to chow.
All in all, she is doing well and a good addition to the family. I hope all is well with you.
PS Your other puppies that you recently listed are also beautiful too!