Category Archives: Atti X Stackhouse
~Weim in a Wig
I Love her. Love the variation from the norm. She definitely gets comments when we are out and about – especially now the she looks like a “Weim in a wig” – Weim snout framed by curly ears.
Yesterday (May 26th) Emmy spent the afternoon playing with a French Bulldog and today we went to my parents. Here she is with Bentley – a 3-year-old standard poodle.
Thank you, Jill, for sharing the photo and the video of Emmy playing with your parent’s Standard Poodle. It fun to see her in action.
~A Few Days
Today (May 23rd) Bart is fully recovered from his travels and has come out of his shell. He has discovered every nook and cranny of his new home and has become quite confident. Everything he does is now at a hundred miles an hour. He can jump up on the bed, he kind of slides to get down. He can hop on and off of the couch. Anything with corners is a “target.” Bart needs a long play date with Charlie. We will take him for a walk in our immediate neighborhood this afternoon to burn off some of his energy. We’ll keep his nose out of everything and wash his feet when we get home. Bart is going for a walk on the beach tomorrow. Not off leash yet though.
Everyone thinks Bart is incredibly cute and very handsome. They didn’t know about Longhair Weims until our postings on FB.
Bart just started a new indoor game. Our house is shaped like a U. On one side there is a long hall. He walks down this hall to my bathroom then turns around and runs down the hall as fast as he can. Sometimes he makes a left turn and runs and jumps onto our bed. Funny stuff. He needs a walk. Dan will be home soon so we can take that walk.
He is so smart! Potty training has been easy because Bart knows which door he has to go through to get to the back yard, no messes into day 3. He is sweet and head strong at the same time. Very curious about everything! We love having him in our family & home. We’ve gone from an old senior to a very young toddler. We’re going to have to catch up. We’ll keep you posted. We all had a good nights sleep last night, no midnight play.
We could not be more delighted to hear that Bart is adjusting and getting you trained. Oh, I meant that he is getting trained. (Haha)
~Just for You!
Not every Weimaraner smiles. Possibly we told Bart to smile pretty for the camera. I don’t remember, but somehow, we got this adorable photo.
Whether the Weim smiles at you, or you at them, it’s all good–don’t you agree?
Your new babies are beautiful! We named our pup Willow. She’s amazing. I am in awe of her everyday.
Can I ask how long of a wait list you have for long haired blue pups? Thanks so much! All the best, Julie
Dear Julie–we are happy you and the new fur-baby are doing excellent. Thank you, for letting us know. As for the Blue Longhair Wait List–well, we have a few folks waiting (maybe about six) exclusively for the Blue Longhair. We cannot say precisely how long it will take us to get them –we are working on it, it depends upon the girls cooperating. We need the right pairing. If we get the current option, there would be several Blue Longhairs coming by late summer or early fall. We don’t have a clue yet–we will keep trying until we get them, though. At least one person who says they want one has not yet given us a deposit—so there is that. Meaning we have some floaters that want one but are not invested enough to get us the Wait List Deposit. If you want on the list, we would need that deposit, Julie.
Applications are good for a year at most–information gets old. So, at some point, we have to have an updated application. And, as I said it requires the ($100) Longhair Wait List Deposit which applies towards the cost of the puppy. But if anyone who is reading this is wondering–it requires the approved application followed by a deposit to lock in a place on the Wait List.
~Life is Excellent
Best business partner ever! Look how tired she is from her morning run and exploration. She also rounded up the cat who escaped this morning. ❤️
She has the best life! She is loving her hikes!
We realize China is one of Boise’s busiest women–her business, her family, and the community require a lot of her. We appreciate her thinking of us–sharing this update. It is great to know this little Boise Longhair is doing well.
GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGON
~April 27, 2019
It is impressive to watch the alfalfa grow–the only thing growing quicker are the weeds. I know we just trimmed them, but they are screaming for attention again.
Everywhere you see farmers working–Ted Davis and his old Blue Ford Tractor were working off Sunset–planting corn. The ditch company is cleaning ditches preparing for water that should arrive anytime.
We are preparing for the last of the Spring pups to depart. There is a chance we can swim the puppies before they leave–I hope. Otherwise, there are a lot of little details to pull together before next weekend. We have a couple of older pups ready for placement to an approved home–females.
We also have the one male available — a Gray Longhair –I think he is going to be a gem. He doesn’t appear to be a pocket-rocket type. He was promised, but the folks wanted something more driven. It is hard to say what this guy will be like as an adult–personally, I think he is ideal–and will have plenty of get-up-and-go, but possibly be a bit easier in some ways.
This Week On the Blog…
Thank you–for the Emailed stories as well as the updates. We all appreciate you doing that. I know our readers also like to follow your news–thank you, again for making the OwyheeStar Blog possible!
Sunday— April 21 — What Easter Looks Like to Some
Monday–-April 22 — Lu’s Mama
Tuesday — April 23 — Ace
Wednesday — April 24 — Maelee
Thursday –- April 25 — Gunner
Friday — April 26 — Stone
On a very personal note
~The Garden and Around the Farmhouse
The gardening girls have made a couple of trips over to help us get our starts replanted. Ashley came to water one day when I was pressed for time and needed to be elsewhere. I do so appreciate her doing that. Plants are like babies–they require attention as well as pampering.
I picked up a few strawberries plants to plant in our strawberry planter. Ours didn’t winter over–bummer. The ones in the ground wintered fine. I should have put the planter inside the greenhouse for the winter with a cover–and watered them a bit earlier this spring. Maybe that would have saved them. I am not sure. The rhubarb came through though. Otherwise our plants are doing well–the zucchini have buds. Others are leafing out with the promise of growth–the tender starts (such as herbs) have been thriving. They are still dinky for the most part–but overall look to be putting down a good root system. Isn’t that what you want?
I made it over the Art Department on Thursday and Friday. I cannot say I had a lot of production, but there was something. The shelf is filling for a high fire–so before long, I should have some items to bring home. I want to get back to hand building. I love it. It is more time consuming–but there are so many possibilities. I need to finish up a few items I made late last year–a wind chime, bells, etc.
Cliff has been trapping gophers, doing tractor work, cleaning out the ditch, putting things together for his waterline project. I anxiously await that to be done. I am sure the process will be challenging–but nonetheless, it will be so excellent to have hydrants where we need them. (OMG) I am so blessed that he is skilled and knowledgeable.
~ About the Longhair Geneotype
There are 3 possible genotypes:
· Clear FGF5:c284G>T -/-; (those having 2 copies of the normal allele)
· Carrier FGF5:c284G>T +/-; (those having 1 copy of the normal allele and 1 copy of the long-hair mutation)
· Affected “Fluffy” FGF5:c284G>T +/+; (those having 2 copies of the long-hair mutation)
My understanding is there is typically two copies of the allele, and if both are normal, then the Weimaraner would have the traditional smooth coat. If there is one copy of the normal and one copy of the longhair mutation (as they call it), then that Weimaraner is a carrier. They look like a traditional smooth coat. Some of these carriers will have a bit of wave to their coat, and some will have a plusher coat. If both copies are the longhair mutation, then you have a longhair.
Okay – when we first learned about this we felt that if you mated a Longhair with a Carrier you would get 50% Carriers and 50% Longhairs. Whew—we soon learned that this must be an average,–because we mated a Carrier to a Longhair and we got 8 pups – 2 were Longhairs. The next year we repeated the same mating expecting only a couple of Longhairs to be born, and this time we got 8 pups—6 were Longhairs. So, we became acutely aware that it didn’t work exactly like we interpreted this chart.
Whenever we have a mixed litter, we take the DNA sample ASAP and send off the samples as quickly as possible. The other choice would be to be the home of the undocked tail. Haha Then, there would be no concern as to whether they were Longhairs or not. I do believe the world is moving toward a stand against docking, but the American Weimaraner Breed Standard is for the docked tail on the traditional Weimaraner. There is no American Standard for the Longhair per se—but worldwide the Longhair sports the full tail.
Some breeders feel that they can accurately guess which pups are Longhairs—we don’t feel all that confident. We have guessed nearly every time we had them born and then sent off for the DNA test. We are never 100% accurate. I cannot say why that is for sure. We have tried taking close up photos and looking at the hair on their ears and between their toes if the hair is smoother on the face and forehead that is an indication that you have a Longhair, too!
People are discovering the Longhair—I cannot say for sure why, but a lot of folks are equally addicted to them. Several of our clients have both, and some have converted to the Longhair. Click here to learn more about Coat Length (or the fluffy coat) test.
~ Arrived in Boise
First, they stopped at Hank’s Home
Teresa Wrote: China just stopped by with their new puppy. OMG she is so adorable! She had a chance to meet Hank, and they figured out right away that they are related. They had a chance to play in the yard for a few minutes. I thought you’d like to see these cute pictures of their first play date. It reminded me of when Hank went to play with the Spights’ dogs when I first got him. 🙂
I am so very happy to see she already met Hank. They are going to be the best of friends. We know you are going to be really busy with getting her acclimated –doing the right things. We wish you all the best, and let us know if you need something.