A good breeder does not take a bitch in season and mate her to which ever male will mount first! The job of a breeder is to find the best pairing for each dog/bitch to ensure the absolute best offspring. Geneva is an EXCEPTIONAL female in every way! She has more bone and substance than most males, a MASSIVE, CORRECT head, dark pigmentation, excellent angulation and super movement. As gorgeous as she is, Geneva’s most attractive attribute is her character! LOVES the ball, just like dad, but still so sweet and gentle and LOVES kids more than anything!! <3 REALLY wonderful character! After she passed all her health clearances and proved herself in the show ring, we started contemplating with whom to breed this Beauty. I wanted to not only highlight her attributes, but also make sure it was a male that was up to her extraordinarily high standards. Most importantly, I wanted to keep the character that I love about her strong in her pups. Marsio’s bloodline has been crossed many times with GREAT success on Marschall’s lines (MARSCHALL SE UNGO-ROT, son of BRANDO VON KELEMAN– who is sired by FLIP CRNI LOTOS, brother and littermate to my DIESEL’s sire, FOX CRNI LOTOS!). Both lines are know for incredible bone and phenomenal character. With Geneva being the daughter of MAXY, one of MARSCHALL’s BEST DAUGHTER’S TO DATE, AND! having the added benefit of Geneva’s BALOU linebreed and LIKE v. SITTARD, sire of the One and Only DUNJO VON SHAMBALA, I truly believe this to be a litter for the books!!! We flew Geneva to Germany and my very dear friend Uros then drove her all the way to Serbia for a live cover breeding with the LEGEND that is KING MARSIO!! VERY excited and CANNOT wait to meet these pups!!!!!!
If anyone has seen the State Farm commercial where the elderly fishing gentleman dangles a dollar tauntingly in front of a woman and thought it was funny, well my kids thought it was funny too and decided to make their own version of the commercial! 😉 Enjoy!
Here are those little bear cubs 3 weeks later! Ossification is one of the last processes of the developing fetuses, so these little spines and skulls can only be seen in the last 10 days of the mother’s pregnancy. Ultrasound is great for confirming pregnancy, but not very accurate in pup count as the pups are constantly moving 😉 This is why we follow up with an x-ray for a more accurate pup count. Still not 100% accurate- what looks like 2 pups can just be the backside of the ribcage of another or there could be another pup hiding behind a sibling, etc. But it is the most accurate method we have and will help us in determining if mom is truly done with labor or just stalled and needs some help. We will x-ray again on the check-up mom and pups get immediately after labor is finished and everyone is stable. The follow up x-ray ensures they follow the Marine code and do not leave a man behind 😉
Dr. Jeff Udrasols was kind enough to point out all the skulls for us- this mama has a full belly!! There is not ANY wiggle room here! Even tucked up by her spine! Poor mama!! Fingers crossed that the 11 doctor Jeff sees is the final count and that there are not any more hiding!! 11 is quite enough!!
Geneva had a large, healthy litter of 10. We repeated the x-ray to see if #11 was retained, but she was empty so it was likely a pup that moved or the back shadow of another pup. Mom and pups are doing super! She is such a wonderful, gentle, careful and nurturing mom <3 She reminds me so much of her mom, Maxy, as a mom. Please enjoy the video <3
Here are my 10 little chubby babies at 20 days old! SOOO ADORABLE!!
***PEDIGREE!! PEDIGREE!! PEDIGREE!! PEDIGREE!! PEDIGREE!!***
There are just so many exceptional Rottweilers in the pedigree of these puppies!! Some of the world’s best dogs and bloodlines!!
line breeding about 6 generations
|dog||pedigree of sire||pedigree of dam|
|Noris vom Grüntenblick||4||5, 6|
|Cita vom Sittard||4||5|
|Nemo vom Granitkopf||4||6|
|Falko vom Grüntenblick||5||6|
|Addi vom Herrenholz||5||6|
|Benno von der Schwarzen Heide||5||6, 6|
|Gamba von Barrenstein||5||6|
|Simmy vom Schwaiger Wappen||5||6|
|Pedigree of Guardian Rottweiler’s G LITTER|
Just wanted to let you know how much the family LOVES Godrick!!! What a great little guy. Potty training is going well and he knows his name. Chewing EVERYTHING in site but bought LOTS of toys and Bully sticks. He LOVES the Stella and Chewy’s raw. My vet says he is GOREGOUS!!! Still have a little more of the dewormer to go. Alice, Russ WAS SUPER IMPRESSED with your set up-BEAUTIFUL. You should be VERY proud of what you have accomplished!!!! We LOVE Godrick!! Thank you again for letting us be his family!! More updates and pictures to come!! xoxoxo Melissa
“Jake” Guardian Ghost Von Gottschalk
We are in LOVE with Jake!!!! What a great little Boy! He was awesome on his first night and couldn’t have picked a better pup. Thank you so much for all your time and we so appreciate your patience with our decision making. Jake already has a piece of my heart and he follows me like a shadow. Just when I thought a dog couldn’t get better than our Kelsey (lab), along came Jake. Thank you SOOOOOO MUCH!!!!
Adam and Rachel
“Diesel” Guardian Gatsby Von Gottschalk
I just wanted to give you an update on Gatsby (we call him Diesel, in honor of your boy :)). He weighs in at 14 pounds and is just a complete joy to have. He’s such a little love puppy, as he always has to be touching one of us and follows me everywhere. It’s become a regular routine–every morning when I make my breakfast, he’ll come up and lay down on my feet. He completely adores his big brother, Solomon, and is always pouncing on him and wanting to play. Solomon takes it like a champ 🙂
Everyone who meets him just falls in love with him. In fact, several of my friends who thought that Rottweilers were cruel and vicious have changed their opinions about the breed after meeting Diesel. Several people also have wanted info on where we got him. I, of course, gave them your website link.
Diesel attended his first puppy kindergarten class last Saturday. According to my dad, he was one of the more obedient pups there 🙂 He is so smart and eager to please, taking to his training excellently. He is nearly potty trained–accidents are pretty rare now. We’ve had a couple incidents of resource guarding in the first week or two, when he threw a little tantrum once in a while if one of his toys was taken away. Thankfully, they were isolated incidents, and we immediately corrected them as soon as they happened, so he’s learning his place in the pack. Overall, he’s a fantastic puppy, and we’re so excited to watch him grow. Thank you for breeding such an excellent puppy!
P.S: I’ll try to attach some pictures soon 🙂
Hope you are all doing well. Just thought I’d give you an update on Diesel (Gatsby). He is 7 months old and nearing 70 pounds. We could not be more pleased with him. He is so even-tempered and calm, but still has that playful puppy side that everyone falls in love with 🙂 He absolutely loves to play ball and frisbee (that must come from Dunjo!), and is such a little cuddler. He loves to make new friends, but is always very alert when meeting new people that we don’t know. He is incredibly observant and notices things well before I do, and has started sitting in front of me whenever he sees something strange or unusual.
After talking to both our vet and our trainer, we’ve decided to wait until he’s 8 months to neuter him. He is just such a wonderful puppy. I said, we just love him to bits. Here are some pictures of him.
They are best buddies!
Hope all is well, Scott
Guardian Gaia Von Gottschalk
We went to our first show last weekend. Skokie Valley Kennel Club hosted it in Rosemont, IL, suburb of Chicago. I entered her in puppy sweeps and conformation. This was the first for both of us and I really just wanted to see how it would go. As soon as I walked in the sweeps ring the judge, Dale Hafner asked if I knew what the standard was and how did I expect the judges to judge her with a tail? So he looked her over and gave me a few pointers since it was my first time in the ring. I believe it was by default since we were the only Rott in the ring that we had a first prize, we were called back a half hour later for a best in sweepstakes, again I’m not sure how they judged that. Onto conformation with Dr Anthony d Dinardo, 2nd place out of 2 and last in line for best of breed. Gaia is a little leaner than the other Rott in her age. Even the adults seemed big, and not in a muscular way. I spoke to the judge assisting him, she said she was a beautiful dog with nice feet and asked about the breeder and said “This is America”. She also mentioned that the standard could eventually change, and directed me to a UKC judge that was working the superintendents table. So after talking to him I might register her with UKC, but the shows aren’t as plentiful. There’s an international show in Chicago around February, I might see if the judging varies at all for it, how can AKC have an international show and expect the dogs to be cropped? After seeing all the dogs many overweight, and the general attitudes of the people there, I’m not really all that impressed with AKC, and figure they just want your money regardless of the dog.
On a positive note, she’s on track to be a certified therapy dog with TDI, by late spring early summer. She has such a great temperament. And people seem to really like her.