The Waiting Game
We find ourselves waiting and wondering like some of you. We had the opportunity to mate for one spring litter–a mixed coat-length litter. So, there were Longhairs. Four were not Longhair; therefore, we have four lucky persons–who needed (wanted) the traditional smooth coat. We could have used more Longhairs. There is no doubt we need tradition Gray Ghost puppies. Regardless, there is no question whatsoever that we are not in the driver seat. We still are of the mindset that the crazy winter threw off the girls heat cycle. So, they came into season later than usual.
We have a couple of summer litters in the works, and we hope all goes according to the plan. Livee (who produced the lovely Russian Blue Gabriel) when mated to Blue, has been mated to Stackhouse. In 2016 we mated her to Stackhouse, and they produced a litter of seven (three males and four females). That doesn’t guarantee anything, but we have a little history. Livee is due mid-July.
Sage is expecting a litter sired by Boone. Yes, his name is new to many of you. It is his first litter. Sage had a litter in 2015 (sired by Blue) that produced eight pups (five males and three females). Sage is due toward the end of July.
~ When Will You Have a Pup Available?
We receive many inquiries regarding the Weimaraner puppies. Of course, people want us to answer a simple question. Sometimes they say, “when is your next litter.” Even if we know, which we most likely do not, we might not have a puppy available for placement from the litter. The vast majority of our pups are promised before the arrive. More often than not, people are willing to wait regardless of how long it takes.
It is simply true that we cannot guess if a mating will result in a litter. Secondly, we are unable to predict with certainty the number of pups that will be born or their sex. In many cases, we are unable to predict the coat color or even the coat length. Coat length is something we do DNA testing to ensure we get it accurate.
Once the pups arrive, we start at the top of our Wait List and work down in the order your name appears. All things being equal (your specific wants and needs) the first person on the list gets priority. Beyond that explanation, it gets more complicated as we move down the list; everyone has preferences, timelines, etc. No one can guess how this will shake out. Sometimes a person considerably down the list gets a puppy while someone who is a the top of the list is left waiting.
~We Welcome Your Inquiry!
We appreciate the interest and the inquiry. We are particularly grateful for the return clients and the referrals. Then there are those that hold tight on the Wait List awaiting the arrival of a puppy. There again it is complicated. You might be high on the list, but if we don’t have the puppy born that correlates to your specific needs, then the waiting continues. Your patience and understanding are much appreciated. The trust our Weim folks bestow on us is not taken lightly. We know everyone is anxious when their timeframe arrives, but it might not always happen as planned.
~ How Long is the Wait?
Predictions are impossible. A lot of folks write us numerous times wanting us to suggest an approximate timeframe. Even when we make our best guess, there isn’t any guarantee.
Currently, fewer people waiting for a Male as well for a Blue. In fact, having gone through the entire Wait List for those listed wanting a Blue we didn’t find a ready applicant. So, we have opened the inquiry process and contacted some who recently touched base with us. It isn’t always the case. Many time we have the opposite situation. Depending on what is born, we expect that potential availability ( either a Male or a Blue) may open up some opportunities between now and December. The only way to make this happen for you is complete the application process and secure your place on our Wait List with a deposit. We sincerely hope this explains the situation and we look forward to hearing from those of you who are serious about an OwyheeStar.
Finding ourselves short on females isn’t a constant. Many times we have the opposite situation–we are short on males. Depending on what is born, we expect that potential availability ( either for a Male or for the Blue) will offer opportunities between now and December. Interested? The only way to make this happen for you is complete the application process and secure your place on our Wait List with a deposit. We sincerely hope this explains the situation. We look forward to hearing from those of you who are serious about an OwyheeStar.