~ Much Loved
I wanted to send you a quick update on our pup Neva. She is doing amazingly good at her Nevada home. Her and my wife are inseparable. Our children adore her and besides her slight separation anxiety, she is doing amazing with all her training. She is showing good promise as a shed antler dog and loves our training sessions (the only time she’d rather spend time with me over my wife)!
She is showing really good promise with her shed Antler training. At this point, it has all been in the house training as we have 2.5 feet of snow on the ground. Hopefully, she will continue the desire to retrieve antlers once we can move training outside.
Question about her Size
We would not trade Neva for the world we just want to make sure there is no health issue causing her small size. I have attached a photo of her for reference with our 13 year old Weim who is 58 pounds or so.
I do have a question for you, however. She seems very small. I know you had mentioned that this breeding was intended to have small pups but we are just curious if we should be concerned with her size and weight? She is currently about 20 inches at the shoulder and 32 pounds. Do you have any info on her litermates to see if they are similar size or if she is smaller than expected. Overall she seems healthy and happy and everything checks out at the vet.
We love her just like she is, just wanted to make sure there was no need to look into her size from a health standpoint.
We appreciate the update on your Neva. We are thrilled that she is an integral part of your family and much-loved. In answer to your question about her size–we have a littermate (Dahlia). This mating was done with OwyheeStar’s future in mind. It takes two years to grow a female and then you have to access them etc. Neva’s sister is smaller than her. Livee was almost compact. The compact lineage produces some smaller pups. Not everyone like’s the smaller pups: however, in some circles, they are prized.
Our goal is to stay within the breed standard. We have a mix of lineages. Some are from the more compact lines, and others are longer legged. We have had superb luck mixing; however, on occasion, we get a smaller or larger than expected pup. Some matings we know will produce an inevitable outcome–such as this litter. We expected the females to be a bit smaller. Livee has a sweet disposition. Her pups tend to be light-footed, good companions, prized and fun-loving.
Posted on February 1, 2017, in Behavior & Training, Bringing home the Weimaraner, Companion Weimaraner, Getting an OwyheeStar Puppy, Health and Wellness, Hunting Weims, Information and Education, Livee X Stackhouse, OwyheeStar Weim, Previous Pup Update, Raising Versatile Hunting Weims, Training and tagged Blue Weimaraner. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.