This Week at OwyheeStar

Greetings From OwyheeStar

IMG_0156We have had a great week. We trust it has been the same for you. Thank you for tuning in despite your busy summer schedule. Who doesn’t have their summer jammed with fun activities?  The county fair, the rodeo, camping, family reunions, and the occasional escape from the homefront to mention a few. All of this activity makes for a lot of craziness as well as memories that last a lifetime. Our summer at OwyheeStar is going to be homebound almost exclusively. We don’t have a garden this year. It isn’t feasible.

6_Zula Blue X Stackhouse WK_2-32Our fall litter has arrived. It is a mixed litter with the traditional smooth coats as well as three longhairs. The only ones we don’t have promised are a couple of the longhairs. We are positive we will be getting inquiries before too long.

For those not familiar with the Longhair Weimaraner, it is sometimes called the other Weimaraner. No, they are not a new thing. The world at large has known about them for some time, and in Germany one in three Weims born is the longhair variety. image001Nearly every country (except the US) even allows them to compete in the Show Ring.  Canada, Mexico, and Brazil all recognize the Longhair Weimaraner. As you can see they are known in the Americas but so uncommon in America few folks have seen one.

The two-week old gray ghost babies pictured here (one Longhair and one a traditional smooth coat) are starting to look their part. At birth, the pups are all so similar that detecting the Longhair is difficult. For those wanting to see a few photos of the Longhairs we suggest you click here.

This Week on the Blog

We are once again thankful for the updates that make this possible! We have a water theme going on don’t you agree?

Sunday July 5— Horrible Night in the Portland Area

Monday July 6— Road Trip on the 4th of July

Tuesday July 7 – In The Arms of Love

Wednesday July 8— Diamond Lake on the 4th

Thursday  July 10—Swimming OwyheeStars

Friday  July 11— Water and the Weimaraner

On a very personal note

DSC06534Our second cutting of hay is on the ground. Predictions of considerable rain has made us concerned; however, last night the big downpour was north and south of our place. We were in town eating dinner, and it poured. We drove home, and the pavement dried. What good fortune. 

Cliff has been busy with the farmhouse remodel. We are on the installment plan. We buy a board and install it so to speak. The hardwood floor is done in part. Yesterday, they got as far as the master bedroom closet. We probably don’t have enough material to finish the closet. I hope we can get that soon. Once the closet is finished, I can put our winter clothing in there.

IMG_0098As for me (Shela) I am struggling with the effects of the heat on my arm. It had its first bout with heat-induced swelling. Since then, I have been trying what I can to get it back to close to normal. Typing exacerbates the problem. Although there is a way to voice text, I find it difficult to write from the heart in this mode. It is not something that I can delegate either. It is hard to explain, but some of what I bring to OwyheeStar is heart to print. So, those personalized replies take a toll, but we feel as much as possible they must continue. You who have benefitted will understand. Nonetheless, I am doing everything possible. The experts say I am doing a lot better than expected. The hardest thing is all the post-cancer appointments that are necessary to keep me going.

As Always…

Thank you for your love and support. Keep the puppy updates coming–as I said above, I am running low on material. I need them for inspiration, and they brighten our day. Yes, and allow us to have something to share.

About OwyheeStar

We are Professional Weimaraner breeders--with forty years experience at raising puppies. For many years, we have focused exclusively on the Weimaraner! If you are considering the Weimaraner, or live with one, we welcome you to sign up to our blog. We sincerely hope you will find the information, the stories, and varied posts insightful (as well as entertaining). To those who live with an OwyheeStar Weimaraner, we send special thanks. We appreciate the photos, the news, and your friendship. Thank you for being a part of the extended OwyheeStar family.

Posted on July 11, 2015, in Information and Education, News, OwyheeStar and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. It’s always great to see them on a show… and even “dog people” are surprised that they are no setters nor retrievers but Weimaraners :o) The last one we met was docked accidentally, but the judge was a Weim-breeder in real live and accepted the pup as it was ..

    • Wow that is awesome. In America, where the birth of the Longhair is frequently not planned–actually is a shock to the breeder; they end up docked. We refuse to dock the Longhair on purpose though. It is complex but we see the breed standard varied on the tail length for the smooth coat whereas the Longhair is always to have the intact tail. Regardless, was it not wonderful that the judge had a big heart, and considered all the facts. OMG — we need more judges who are like that. Thank you for the comment, and sharing that information.

      • I so agree… he was patient with us too lol
        longhaired Weims are handled as an separate breed, so the longhair pup became BOB, because he was the only one &excellent… the face of the woman next to us who said they are ugly was priceless, because she won nothing :o)

      • Well, shoot it must have been hard for her to swallow the loss, and see the longhair with the docked tail get BOB.

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