The Schwarz Kennels

and the Dire Wolf Project

Merida (Bambi x Topper)

Morning Star Von Topper
(F-4)   Female


  • Conformation: 10
  • This is a DIRE WOLF!
  • weight: 98
  • Temperament: 9
  • standoffish
  • Intelligence: 10
  • Trainability: 10
  • Prey Drive: 10
  • Scores as of: 8-24-20
  • SIBLINGS: Mulan,

Pedigree Chart


Notes on Merida:

8-28-18:.Topper pup. Red collar pup. Liver nose at birth/hybrid in color. Independent. Curious, strikes out on her own, a thinker. Too smart!  Doesnt stay with the pile. Has a mind of her own.This is the EXACT bone structure of the DIRE WOLF!   Has a White Dragon on her chest.

9-1-19:  Though she is smart and a thinker, she is not the pup i need for breeding, so i am placing her up for sale.

She is one heck of a pup! girthy large. Dot of white near belly button. This pup is way to smart for most people so i would like to see her go to someone that is COMMITTED to her education. A person that can match her, outsmart her and please her.

As a young pup she will be needing TRUST in her human to keep her safe as her mom would. My pups are BABIES, until they are about 7 months old.

This dog can do anything. She has been bred to be the best Companion dog that you could ask for. She is intuitive, even at 3 days old she KNEW i was not her mom. she KNEW to be afraid of me. At this age, this is mostly unheard of. I blew in her face for recognition. I have held her, held her beside me, touched and roughed her up and annoyed her. She may not want to tolerate me, but she handled it well. If i continue to train her to accept things she doesnt want to, she will be accepting of all things in life. We shall keep an eye on her.

9-11-19: Med/Long coat. This will be a wonderful, beautiful pup. Very much the best looking Dire Wolf ever as the coat is longer than our others. Their eyes just opened and the world is a scary place. Because she is a thinker, she flinches at my touch a bit.. She likes a softer person than i am, but ... too bad.. She is in training to get tough... Desensitizing her. She will be a lover, Velcro to her owner and devoted. As most of my dogs, she is a mature thinking pup. Not the average pup you see. She needs to watch first. She is a THINKER so let her see things and think them through. Hold this pup when young and allow her to watch from a distance. Take the baby steps as in my Handbook and do NOT RUSH HER....  She likes consistancy and is a home body. If you take rides in the car, she will find her car in a full parking lot. She likes dens. She needs to be able to trust that you are her protector until she can grow old enough to do the same for you.


9-11-19 eating canned puppy foods/milk

1-4-20 Wormed Nemex2 pos
1-19-20 Parvo +
8-26-20  She is in season and is breeding with Naga. Should whelp in oct. end of Oct.
9-15-20: Went to shawna's (internship)
3/15/2021: In heat, but did not breed.


Test Scores: 1 (low Bad) - 10 (high Good)

our tests are rated 1-10 on our AA standards for companion dog excellent in temperament.



   Intelligence (process of thought) 10+
   Pitch of/Vocal sounds 10
   Barking 9
   Whining and talking back 9
   Prey drive 9
   Chewing 9
   Swallowing stuff 10
   Dominance/aggression towards humans 10
   Challenging owner/trainer 9
   Child friendly 9
   Dominance/aggression towards other dogs 10
   Dominance/aggression towards smaller animals 10
   Soft/hard bite (mouth) 10
   Touch sensitivity 10
   Emotional sensitivity 9
   Sound sensitivity 10
   Ease of training for the average person too smart
   Velcro (not wanting to wander) 8
gsd like
inquisitive pup
   Genetic hyperness or Energy level (pacing the fence line) 9
   Investigative or inquisitive (independence) 7
   Stubborness (doing what it wants instead of what you want) 9
   Eating of feces 10
   Sanitational pooping in the designated spot 8
   Sloppy drinking 9
   Age of life 10
(13 or more)
   Heath issues Panosteitus 8
   Retrieving or carrying objects 9
   Digging 9
   Conformation 9
thin and small
   girth 8
   Eyes 9
   Ears 10
   Nose 10
   Girth of Skull 10
   Length of Tail 9
   Feet 9
   Neck 10
   Topline 10
   Gait 8


Pedigree Chart

Topper (F-3)
Grinch (F-3)
Presley Bear (F-2)
Shenara (F-2)
Corona (F-1)
Bambi (F-3)
Fremont (F-3)
Rock (F-2)
Bellatrix (F-2)
Merlin/Augusta (F-1)
Corona (F-1)

For an more indepth look at the pedigree, see the pedigree database

Schwarz dogs are NOT working dogs

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