Featured Weimaraner — Wellington

Fathers-Day-Wellie

Fathers-Day-Wellie

Above is a photo I took of Wellie and his dad/baby sister on Father’s Day. That was also the week that he turned 5 — I can hardly believe that!!

Wellington is 5 years old!

He is doing well and I think has adjusted to having another center of attention in the house with the baby.

Quinn has won him over…

I thought I was your baby....

I thought I was your baby….

She has really won him over now that she’s into feeding herself finger foods as she is both messy and loves to share. He quickly realized that her high chair is the perfect height for him to supplement his own dinner. 😉

Wellie swims to stay in shape…

He’s been swimming a lot this summer and I’m certain he is looking forward to hunting season in a few short months.

Wellington is my project…

There is a place here called Vine Gogh that they call an art bar — where they teach you how to paint while you drink wine. They are having a Paint Your Pet night, so while Wellie is not exactly invited to come with, I am going to attempt to paint a portrait of him later this month. I will have to take a picture of that and send it your way if it turns out decent enough. I am looking forward to it.

5406165153_59133284c9_bBreeder’s Note: If you are a long-time OwyheeStar fan, then you might remember Wellington (AKA Wellie) who lives in the Portland, OR area. He is a versatile hunting Weimaraner. He is unique in so many ways, but maybe you would remember his main feature–he has the undocked (European-style) tail. Longhairs are undocked throughout the world, but the American smooth-coat (or shorthair) traditional Weimaraner, is always docked. 

Tyler and Carrie had their heart set on having the undocked (European-style) tail. Although that takes a good deal of planning, and we require a larger puppy deposit, it can be done. Interestingly, some European Weimlovers, would like to be able to dock their Weim’s tails. There are pros and cons. That would be a much longer discussion. At the end of the day, it may be more about perception and preference than anything. There are some places other than America it is legal to dock a tail, but in many countries it is not. Once family that moved to Australia, had to prove their Weim came with them (already having a docked tail). Our exports to the UK had a docked tail, as did the Russian export.

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Posted on July 11, 2013, in Children and Weims, Previous Pup Update, Swimming Weimaraners, The Weimaraner, Torrie X Zee and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Happy belated Birthday Wellington! I’m more a fan of undocked Weimaraners althought the tail can be like a weapon. Currently we see more docked Weims than undocked here, also in germany the most Weims are docked. I have no clue why, but we often heard from the vernacular on the street that Easy is probably not “purebreed” because he has a “wrong” tail :o)

  2. Prepare to laugh. Recently a client picked up their OwyheeStar Weimaraner. They drove to Baker City to stay at the Geiser Grand (a 5 star cool place that caters to dog owners). So, it is late. Jim is at the counter. There is a group gathered there to check in besides him. He has his two OwyheeStar Weims. Well, the group was from Germany (here filming a documentary). One of the filming crew turned to Jim and commented on his Weims. Then he proceeded to lecture him on the error of his way, and how having a docked tail was wrong –sinful. Jim nodded his head, and without comment on this topic left. He had just returned from a business trip in Germany the day before. In the Netherlands I was told it is illegal to dock. I am surprised you see more with docked tails than not. There are a lot of folks importing from America, I cannot imagine it is that many. One dog breeder in Germany told me to dock you must be certified as a hunt breeder. I don’t know that to be true. Most of the European photos we get show the undocked. Most of the people I know who have imported from Europe have undocked Weims. What you say is very interesting to me. Thank you………

  3. haha and this came from a guy of the land of the Weim – brilliant!

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