How Long Should I Expect to Wait?

Finding the New Family Member….

If you wait until you are ready to find your breeder, then you may find yourself settling for less on some level. We hear from frantic folks who at times try to pressure us into making their dream happen. Their lack of planning cannot dictate what we do, or how we do it. This frustrates some folks, and angers others. In America, we are used picking what we want off the shelf, and purchasing it. Sometimes we turn to the Internet, and find what we want. This is true when searching for the Weimaraner too; however, it is hard to know if you are getting an accurate picture of the pup, the breeder, or the situation. While it is nice to buy the dog down the street, that is not always ideal either. Nonetheless, sometimes it works out, and sometimes you take home a puppy you didn’t want because of the pull on your heartstrings.

Jan and Willow

Jan and Willow

Last week I sent someone to Jan, who sees other Weims in her class. I thought she might be able to help someone get a pup sooner. Here is what she wrote (and copied to us).

Hi- To be honest, I would normally not refer anyone to a Weimaraner breeder other than OwyheeStar!  Having had Weimars for 38 years, and raising, training and showing them, I have dealt with a lot of other breeders over the years and had a lot of experiences. Some of them were not positive.  Shela and Cliff are dear friends and wonderful, reputable breeders, and I have 100% confidence in referring potential puppy buyers to them.  

My “Willow”- UKC Best-In-Show and High-In-Trial Champion Sunstar Willow of OwyheeStar, AKC Canine Good Citizen, UKC Rally Obedience I- is the nicest-temperamented, soundest Weimar I have ever owned in all these years, and I will return to Shela and Cliff when I am ready for another Weimar (probably next year).  I feel that a quality dog is worth the wait, and most of my dogs I have waited almost a year for.
If you decide that this is the breed for you, I would encourage you to reserve a puppy from OwyheeStar and wait for the quality that you will be thankful for in the end.  

Jan Magnuson
SUNSTAR All-Breed Dog Training

Best-In-Show Champion American Bulldogs & Weimaraners, LLC
Des Moines, WA 98198

How Far in Advance Should to Contact us about Getting on the Waiting List?

Jan started contacting us more than a year prior to her getting Willow. The whole scenario on her end took a bit longer than she expected, and I think between waiting for us, and working things out it might have been closer to two years. We recommend at least six-month in advance. If we have puppies we are working with, it might take us several weeks to get through the initial process. We try to stay on top of things, but sometimes it takes a while.
Finally, there is a lot of stuff that goes on in the world of dog breeding, training, and whatnot. Like every arena, there are the politics. Nonetheless, in the end your reputation will speak for you. Trust is something that takes time to earn. We do not take Jan’s endorsement lightly. She is courteous, and professional. We are happy to call her a friend. Our lives will be forever joined due to the Weimaraner.

About OwyheeStar

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Posted on April 6, 2015, in Lacee X Dusty, Previous Pup Update and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I probably would wait till the breeder I’ve picked has a pup for me or if he maybe knows a breeder I can trust too. If a man I want to marry says no or is not ready to marry me, I don’t grab the next guy from the street and marry him just to have one :o)

    • Oh that is such a great way to put it. I agree……..but you know there is a lot of hoopla sometimes when we don’t have a pup when someone wants it. Uhhhhhhhhhh so true, grab the next guy on the street and take your chances. I don’t think so….

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