Gawan left us on December 14, 2004 after losing his battle with cancer.
Gawan was 9 years old.
The many sides of Gawan
Gawan was 5 years old and already SchH III BH AD ZtP when we got him.
In August of 2003 he earned his American Championship with Mechelle Stall
showing him for us. He was 7 years 9 months at the time.
In June of 2004, at 8 1/2 years of age he was Best of Breed and Group 2
IN October of 2003 Gawan was Best Veteran at the ARC Regional in Pleasanton.
Gawan was a dream dog, in all the years, 20 now, that we have owned Rottweilers, I wanted to have a German import that was titled in Germany to bring here and put an American Championship on.
Things finally worked out in October of 2000 when we contacted Andrea and Dietmar Oschkenat in Berlin. Because of the new dog laws that were passed in Germany they decided to sell Gawan rather than have to muzzle him everytime he left their house.
It was a blessing to us that they decided to let us have him. My friend Gladys Trout and I flew to Germany 0n October 25, 2000, and brought him home.
Gawan fit right into our house, his first night here, he crawled into bed with my wife, and he was her best friend from that time on.
Gawan's fifth birthday was on November 5, 2000, and shortly after that he was shown in his first AKC show, indoors in Lancaster, CA, in crowded conditions. He did not win the show, but for a 5 year old SchH III import, far from home with strangers handling him, he showed his heart out, and made us proud, and we knew then that we had the right dog for us.
Gawan did everything we asked of him, he was a fun house dog, great companion to our grandkids, and to us, a good show dog, and just a great all round dog.
It was a real shock to us when we found out he had cancer in early November 2004, he had again won Best Veteran at the ARC Regional in Pleasanton in 2004, and made it to the last cut for Best of Breed against some very nice specials, and under breeder judge Grace Acosta.
Gawan will be missed by us, his memory will live forever in our hearts, and his daughter Arwen is a constant reminder of the reasons we loved him.