Our Blue Stud

Meet Boone

Boone at the Sanctuary.B-28Many of you are aware we have a new Blue Stud Dog–Dusty was our first and then we had Blue. Unfortunately, eventually, they are too old to produce litters. Long story made short–we found this lovely boy and we named him ‘OwyheeStar’s Boone’.

I’ve been bemoaning the lack of photos so we went to the sanctuary and captured a few.

What’s Not to Love?

‘Boone’ is unflappable, loving, happy and intelligent. He has already sired a couple of litters. Prior to using him, we did some health checks. More recently we got health certifications. These certified examiners submitted their tests to the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA).

  1. Preliminary Hip Rating was Good with good elbows.
  2. No evidence of thyroid disease was recognized.
  3. No indication of congenital cardiac disease.
  4. He was found to be free of observable inherited eye disease.

We also sent off DNA to AKC to get him on file as a frequent used Stud as well as to DDC Veterinary to check to see if he carried the Longhair (or fluffy coat) DNA marker. He did not–which means no litter he sires will ever produce Longhair puppies.

To answer your question–no all these tests have not been completed on our females. Most of them we have owned for generations. Secondly, while this testing is beneficial, it doesn’t always prevent things from happening. Honestly, we have purchased two Weimaraners from parents with both excellent OFA ratings only to find their offspring had the worst hips ever! It was extremely discouraging. Twice this happened. Regardless, it is essential to have our Stud Dog tested. We are thrilled with the outcome for our beautiful ‘Boone’. Thanks to the Idaho Veterinary Hospital for making this possible via their Breeder’s Day.


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 March 14, 2018, in Behavior & Training, Blue Weims, Featured OwyheeStar, Hunt Info, Hunting Weims, NAVHDA, Next Generation, OwyheeStar, Raising Versatile Hunting Weims and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Boone is a good looking boy, how old? Who is he out of?

    • He will be two May 1st. ………….He was acquired and not out of anything of note. It was a huge risk, but we liked what we heard and saw. Previously, we purchased a male out of top lineages from a retired Air Force guy–you would think he would be quality, right. Well, that Weim had hip dysplasia at six months of age. There were a lot of other undesirable factors, too. He was undersized–way too small. You would have thought that would be easy on the hips, huh? His temperament was not what we were looking and his looks paled in comparison to Boone, Blue, or Dusty. After we got Boone–his father got an excellent hip rating. Whatever that counts for it is a plus since Boones look good. Fresh blood (non-related) was important in our way of thinking. It is hard to acquire. Honestly, we have dropped so much. Once we gave an Eastern Breeder $ 600 for a deposit for a specific male. Then she said she decided to keep him–and basically too bad for us. Uh OMG and she offered us this Weim with his chest covered in white and socks up the feet and about an inch plus on the legs. Also, he had a huge hernia that needed surgical repair. We are not worried about the small ones–but that is something to be avoided. When we asked to get our deposit back because ……….well, this just wasn’t right. You would not believe what was said to us. Anyhow, we decided to take it on the chin and to count our blessings. Who would want to have a tie to such a person????

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