Category Archives: Undocked Tails

Houston, we have a problem

Not A Party Problem

The Weimie party was fabulous as always. We had a wonderful time and we got to meet Francie and Maddie. That little Francee is adorable.

haffeys-goldee-prima-donnaGoldee was in rockstar-form when we arrived. Poised and beautiful.

Halo Issue

However, I’m afraid Goldee’s halo has fallen and is now severely tarnished.

Haffey's Goldee Gopher.jpegYes, the little girlfriend dug a 10 ft trail chasing a gopher down.

Holly was somewhere on the other side of mortified and terrified. It probably didn’t help that many of the weim moms stood there holding our sides from laughter and in between the howls of laughter I was taking photos the whole time.

That is quite the little huntress you built.

Buck’s mom Beth was the hero as she tried to pry the little bugger out of Goldee’s mouth. Apparently “drop it” only applies to tennis balls and not true treasures like gophers.

Terri

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Where Does Time Go?

Yikes! 5th Grade

14125758_10208602925045273_1036523514031574226_o.jpgEmma & Ella started 5th grade today, and Lulu Jo is not impressed. I did not cry as they flew out of the house so excited to start their new year, oh how they love school 🙂

I thought you might enjoy seeing Lulu Jo! She loves taking her sisters to school but she really likes it when we pick them up! She is such a wonderful addition to our family. We are so thankful to you and Cliff for bringing Lulu Jo into our lives🙂

Breeder Comment

We appreciate you sharing the photos that included LuLu. We still remember when you contacted us and the only pup we had available was the Blue Longhair. I said, “I don’t believe you will ever be sorry.” Here we are down the road quite a few years. Thank you so much for making her an integral part of your family. BTW–cuteness runs in the family!

Goldee on the Runway

Modeling

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You Are Invited

Labor Day Weimie Play Date!!

This is LONG overdue!  I wanted to get a post out about our next Weimie play date, since it’s a holiday weekend Nancy and I are hoping for a big turn out =)  Let me set the scene for anyone on the fence about coming or newcomers.

Imagine this, a peaceful drive through the country with your weim panting in anticipation of what’s to come.  New smells, new sounds, and what’s that two acres of fenced space just waiting for a Weimie romp.  This is just the beginning of what you get when you join in on the monthly Weimie play date co-hosted by Nancy and Holly in Salem, Oregon.  As your Weimie makes their rounds, meeting their new best friends and their chauffeurs(that’s us humans), we get to kick back, grab a glass of fresh ice tea or maybe a brewski and chat with fellow weim lovers.  The conversations usually begin a quick run down of who belongs to who, stories of weim crimes(we can all relate), and mentions of your favorite weim quirks.     

Here’s a brief introduction of the regulars:

Luna, our Hostess with the Mostest

LunaParents: Nancy and Bill

Dog Parents: Blue x Elle, 12/22/14

Fave snack: Morning dollop of whipped cream and mom’s leftover egg yolk

Hidden talent: Stay, even when taunted by her BF Rudy

Jaeger, Disco Man Extraordinaire

JaegerParents: Shannon

Dog Parents: Boomer and Bubbles

Fave Snack: Turkey or Ice Cream

Hidden Talent: Take a Bow

Arliss, the Leader of the A Pack

ArlissParents: Arleen

Dog Parents: Dusty x Megan, 12/01/06

Siblings: Big brother to Auto, the Welsh Terrier

Goldee & Maverick, Fluff Masters

  

Parents: Holly and Joe

Dog Parents: Greta x Stackhouse, 04/19/14 & Sadie x Stackhouse, 12/16/15

Hidden Talent: Mind control over their mom

Weim Crime: “Helping” with the dishes in the sink

Buck, the Big Brother

BuckParents: Beth

Dog Parents: Sadie x Stackhouse, 12/16/15 

Hidden Talent:

Favorite Party Pass Time: Hanging in the sand pit

Kirby, The Snack Sneaker

KirbyParents: Rhonda and Jim

Dog Parents: Greta x Blue (Shela, will you double check these are the correct parents?)

Hidden Talent: Sitting on anyone’s lap

Favorite Treat: Nancy’s Strawberry Cake =)

For more information about the monthly weim play dates reach out to Holly at holly.haffey26@gmail.com or find Holly Haffey and/or Nancy Fortune Garin on Facebook!  

Come for the fun, stay for the exhausted weim!!

Water Ways

About Porsche

          ~ Swimming the MacKenzie River

PorscheRiver

With the novelty of sprinklers wearing off, Porsche decided to take on

the MacKenzie River.  It took 3 or 4 lessons before she would swim

across.  The river is low, so for 40 feet of width only about 10 feet

required swimming, and I could walk all the way across to an island.  

Please note life jacket found at St. Vincent de Paul for $2.00 is a

great teaching aid and confidence builder for swimming.  Of course,

everyone should wear one on the river. When I slipped and fell into the

water, I was glad to have my life jacket, and Porsche immediately came

to my rescue.  She steadies me when I go up and down the river bank.  I

think she is figuring out her role in my life.

The New Cooling Pad

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Here is Porsche’s new cooling pad.  My daughter gave it to

her.  Porsche seeks it out when it is hot.  For us, 90 degrees is hot,

and it’s been a bit hotter than that.

I hope you enjoy this news of Porsche and her life

Best regards,

JuneAnn

Click Here to read about Porsche and the sprinklers!

Piper

Ciampi's Piper_1008Hello Cliff and Shela,

I have been reading about the pups settling into their new homes and it is wonderful to hear that so many people love their Weims as much as I do. Piper is doing great here and is a very happy girl. She is in training classes which has made a world of difference in her behavior and my ability to communicate with her. I highly recommend it to anyone getting a pup. Puppies are a lot of work and Weim puppies are even more work than other breeds (most hunting dogs are).

While I love to hear how happy people are with their pups, I want to emphasize that the Weimaraner is not easy. I know that you warn potential Weim owners on your page that the Weim is not for everyone which is great- people need to know the reality of having a Weim. They are extremely smart, high energy, and require a LOT of patience. I was expecting this, but for anyone that has not experienced having a Weim SMART means difficult. The Weim will test you at every opportunity that they get, they lose interest very quickly, they are distracted easily (dog, person, leaf, fly, STICK! etc.), they find new fun ways to get around whatever is in their way of getting what they want or getting out of what they don’t want to do. 

Weims absolutely definitely are prone to separation anxiety which seems like, “Awe, my dog loves me so much that she wants to be by my side all the time.” Nope. This means that if you ever want a moment to yourself or you don’t want your house to be destroyed while you are gone, then you better crate train. Even if you crate train they will still throw a fit when you leave, but stay strong it does get easier, so stick with it. Remember how smart I said the Weim is? Yeah, they will find crafty ways to get out of going in their crate too (sad face, hiding, you can’t catch me, I don’t care that there are treats in there etc.) and it is a different game every day.

Have I mentioned the high level of energy? Not just hyper energy, but stamina. This is a trait that I love about the Weim because it makes them excellent running partners. The Weim is go, go go, and when you think to yourself, “she must be tired, I really wore her out today” you would be wrong. After a 20 minute power nap, the Weim is ready to go again. You must be an active person to handle a Weim! Everything is a game to them and their favorite things are playing (especially with other dogs), running, exploring, chasing cats, digging, sticks, and their human. The best part is that even with all of this energy, they love to cuddle when it is time to relax.

Thank you Cliff and Shela for setting Piper up for success by initiating her crate training from the beginning. I love her so very much! We have a great time together and there is no other breed that I would prefer even when she’s difficult. She is perfect :0)

Breeder Comment

Yes, Piper’s tail is undocked. This failure to crop the tail short was a deliberate choice by Piper’s mother. If you have never seen the undocked tail–here you go.

Gunner

Best Dog Ever!

Hello Weimar Family!

Sorry, I haven’t had time to update you on Gunner. He is doing amazing! Best dog we have ever had! We have a great daily routine and he is loved tremendously. He sleeps through the night in his crate from about 10 till 6am then goes out to potty.he has only had 1 accident in the house and zero in his crate. He loves his life for sure!  On command he sits, shakes and lays down. He loves to retrieve his birds and can’t wait to hunt him! Here are a few pics!

We are beyond happy! We are so thankful we found you! He is out swimming in his pool now. I could send you thousands more pics everyday I take so many! 

The Schmidt Family (July 28, 2016)

The Carrot

Goldee Likes them Garden FreshGoldee carrot

A good leader knows how to use a carrot to get the desired result. They are healthy treats too! The carrot (as an imaginary enticement or a snack) is a way of encouraging a positive attitude. You want to foster the idea of the Weimaraner wanting to please you. Oppositional behavior never leads to anything positive.

Fun is another component that works toward building success. Being upbeat and making your training fun is going to yield benefits of the right kind. Maverick and Goldee are two Longhairs who live and play in the Western Oregon area. Thanks to Terri Jacobsen (grandma extraordinaire) who is a well-known pet photographer. She captures moments like this for all to enjoy.

Blue Fluffy Female-10Holly is rather addicted to the Weimaraner and quite possibly more addicted to the Longhair than she ever thought possible. Eventually, she will get another fluffy angel to teach to snuggle. Goldee has a mind of her own I guess. All she needs is her very own halo don’t you agree?

Cador

Young's Cador at home(7/16/2016) Home safe and sound. He slept the whole way and is exploring the yard now. Thank you so much! I attached a picture with Luke, Cador, and Lilly.

Breeder Comment

This lovely family adopted Luke a return/rescue that could not be kept by a senior family. Isn’t it grand that he has a Blue Longhair brother? He might not love it at the moment; however, soon they will be co-conspirators and inseparable.

Things are Going Well

(7/19/2016) So far housebreaking and crate training have been pretty easy. Luke is scared of Cador, though. It’s pretty funny.

Duke

Is Doing Great!

Schell's Duke at Home-3We are doing great, getting acquainted with our Duke and he is getting used to his new home and us.

He was very good for the ride home; I sat with him in the back and he slept the whole way home.

Schell's Duke at Home-2We brought him home and went to our yard first for him to potty and he did. We haven’t had an accident in the house (yay!).  He lets us know by sitting at the door when he’s ready to go out. He likes his crate and we have slowly been getting him used to that being his special spot. He whined for about 15 minutes the first night and then slept for about an hour. We took him out and put him in for a couple more hours (About 15 minutes of whimpering and howling. Then the next time we took him out to potty, we slept with him on the couch. We are trying to prolong his time in the crate each day as he gets more comfortable to his environment. 

Schell's Duke at HomeHe slept for a couple hours earlier today in his crate, shut during the afternoon while we were close by and he did a little whimper and then didn’t fuss. It was very good. We are going to see how tonight goes for a longer period in the crate.

We are learning he likes to chew and get his energy out, so those pig ears and small toy with his family’s scent on it have been big hits for him, as well as a big stuffed dinosaur which is comical to watch and these tall grass reeds in our yard.

We still have to work on his retrieve.

He is a big lovebug and definitely likes to be close to us.🙂

Thanks for all your help and tips. I will keep you posted and feel free to check in as well.