Category Archives: Information and Education

Shiny

~NACSW Nosework Trialing Level 3

I wanted to share Shiny’s recent accomplishments with you and Cliff. He is at Level 3 in NACSW Nose work trialing. A couple weekends ago we had the best trialing ever! He got 3 placements and 2 titles!! He won second overall in trial!! 


He is a wonderful worker, best friend and representative of the breed – thank you so much for my Shiny!!
Julia

Breeder Comment

–Drumroll Please!

We are thrilled to hear of Shiny and your success, Julia. That is outstanding! We have never had the opportunity to visit a Nose Work Trial, but a lot of our clients are getting interested in this venue. What great news!

For those wanting to learn more–please click the Facebook Link above or go to the NACSW Website–click here!

Click Here to learn more about NACSW Titles and Awards.

Julia and Shiny have participated in previous competitions–here are three links featuring Shiny and Julia.

Title Earned

Nosework

Rally

Finn

~Inside or Out

Not so long ago we brought Finn home

So, Finn is doing really well. Here are a couple of recent videos

Breeder Comment

Thank you, for the photos and videos–as well as the newsy notes letting us know that things are going well.

Summer Vacation

~Can Mean a lot of things

You might remember that we picked up Duchess not all that long ago–and our Diesel was not all that thrilled with her arrival at first. He wasn’t bad, but his attitude said, “and I don’t think we need this.” So, we were off and running back to the Two-Weim family again, hoping that Diesel would fall in love with Duchess, too.

Fast Forward six-weeks

School is officially out. This is what I see as I leave for work–Foster and the two Weims snuggled in. This boy is not short on Weim snuggles!  

We are getting out into the community, too! Since we got back the good results from the recent titer test (showing we were protected from the Parvovirus), we have gotten out and about. For one, we made it to the dog park, and I now have two really tired Weims.

Change happened

Yes, Duchess will rule the roost, it is what it is. Scout and Diesel aren’t impressed where HER game of keep away with the ball 😂Well, here is the look that speaks volumes from our boy, Diesel.

Duchess Swam

I figured Duchess had already been swimming at your place. She took to the water naturally. Later, I learned that you didn’t have water in the pond, and this was her first water experience. Wow–and she swam, too!

Breeder Comment

We love hearing about Diesel and Duchess. It was especially sweet to learn that she is a natural in the water. Have a fun summer–Foster, has a job.

In the Limelight

~Our Charlie Mae Shines

Well, that is interesting. You might remember Charlie Mae as the girl who wears the Christmas lights every December. Here she is in all her glory–, isn’t this spectacular? Oh–what more can we say?

limelight

noun lime·​light | \ ˈlīm-ˌlīt  \

Definition of limelight

 (Entry 1 of 2)1aa stage lighting instrument producing illumination by means of an oxyhydrogen flame directed on a cylinder of lime and usually equipped with a lens to concentrate the light in a beambthe white light produced by such an instrumentcBritishSPOTLIGHT2the center of public attention

Pushkin

~Trying out Nosework

As summer approaches, it has become time to find a new activity to keep Push’s brain engaged. Due to an ongoing problem with a knee injury  (mine) we are not able to do agility this summer so we are starting a class in scent work. When we are outside, his nose is always to the ground following the scent of some kritter or another. We have deer, raccoons, skunks, coyotes, quail, and have even spotted a juvenile cougar passing through the property.

Luckily he has left the skunks alone unlike Zula who had to learn the hard way that skunks are not black and white cats. Push did find some black bear scat in the oak grove but it was not fresh. Luckily he is not a Weim that has developed the trait of rolling in animal “exhaust”, again unlike Zula who finds rotting deer poo almost to hard to resist.

I also want to let you know that after following your blog, and reading about Dusty and the duralactin, I ordered some for Trixie. Trixie is my 12 year old pit mix that has arthritis in her shoulder. The duralactin seems to have helped her pain as she does not limp as badly as she did before starting it and she is more active. So, thank you for the information.


Marie

Breeder Comment

We are so happy to hear that you discovered the Duralactin (anti-inflammatory) for Trixie. Also that you are engaged with the Nosework, this discipline seems like a realistic activity for both of you.

Happy Memorial Day

~ Give Me An Ear

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day and commemorates all men and women who have died in military service for the United States. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day and it is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season.

We remember those who gave their lives to ensure our freedom. Let’s not forget the sacrifices made to provide us with the opportunity to spend our weekend as we choose.

Grace

~Weimlover at Heart

Breeder Comment

Dear Reader, you might remember this family–they have three OwyheeStars–Taun, Bacchus, and Bella. Grace is the daughter who flew into Boise to pick up the latest addition (Bella) not so long ago. Now, she is moving out and needs her own Weimaraner. I am hoping we can work something out. Well, read on…


I hope you’re doing well! All of our furry friends are doing fantastic here, they are quite the pack and Bella is growing like a weed! (We think she might end up being bigger than Bacchus haha). I’ve attached a couple pictures of the trio for you. 

I’m actually reaching out because I’m going to be pursuing a PhD at the University of Tennessee starting this fall and I’ll be moving to Knoxville in August. For the first time since I was maybe 8 years old I will be dog-less… I know at this point in my life I don’t have quite enough time to manage a puppy but once I have moved to TN, I would really like to provide a home for an adult dog in need. There are certainly plenty of rescues down south but there is always some uncertainty with a rescue of unknown background… because of this, I wanted to reach out to you and Cliff before making any decisions. I know you find yourselves with dogs in need of a new forever home from time to time and I would love to be considered the next time you have a dog in need. The house I’m moving to is a two-story, three bedroom home, which I am sharing with two other people, one of which has a very friendly, mixed-breed, dog named Maya. The house has a large wood fenced backyard with a dog door. It’s in a sweet little neighborhood very conducive to long walks and there are many great hiking locations in the area which I plan to take full advantage of. The landlord has already approved another dog in the house and I think it would be a great home for him or her. I look forward to hearing from you soon and if you have any questions or information I can provide, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Thank you for all you do in breeding and homing these wonderful Weims, I know our family wouldn’t be the same without them! 

All the best, 

Grace 

When Weimaraner

~Friends Gather

Sunday April 29, 2019 Chester Writes:

Today mom took me to see my friends at Nancy’s house. Once a month I get to see all my friends and make new ones sometimes. I love to run and play with my friends it is so much fun. I can’t wait until I get to see them all next month!


~ Winchester (AKA Chester and a few other Nicknames)

Breeder Comment

You probably have heard about this gathering that happens once a month in Western Oregon (Salem). Some non-Weimaraner types show up too. Bill and Nancy open their hearts as well as their home.

Shed Hunting

~ Brandon With Toby

Toby is going to be a good one. He is doing amazing at the Shed Hunting. Our hours of training paid off.

Breeder Comment

The Weimaraner is listed as one of the best Shed-hunting breeds. Shed Hunting is a fast growing sport, but much of what it requires for hunting upland game birds, will crossover to training a good shed hunter. The nose and the love of the finding the sheds are the foundation. Want to find out more–check out these links!

Shed Hunting Weims (this is an older post– some links might not still work)

How to Shed Hunt with your Dog

Starting Your Dog Out the Right Way

Shed Hunting with Dogs

Thanks to Brandon for remembering us with this photo and the news that Toby is already a successful shed hunter. Good job, Brandon.

Enzo in Portland

~ with Jedi

It has been quite sometime since I reached out. As you know life has been crazy busy but good.

I was recently in Portland over Easter holiday with Katie, Justin, & Jedi. I just wanted to share a couple of the photos. It is really hard to get good photos of both of them together. Enzo and Jedi play great together. 

FYI Enzo is doing great in life.

He has been such a joy to have in our life. We go on walks almost everyday and on the weekends we usually go on hikes when weather permits which he loves. Anyway I know it’s not much but just wanted to let you know. 

~ Tina

Breeder Comment

It was great that Enzo and Jedi got to meet up again, and of course, that you spent the Easter holiday with your family. Were it not for them we would never have met you. Quite a few of our applicants come direct referrals. Thanks to the Jedi’s parents for connecting us, too!

We genuinely appreciate you Emailing this wonderful update–the story of the two Weims, as well of news of Enzo.