Category Archives: Bernie X Boone

Murphy

~ At Your Service

I arrived not too long ago–and ever since then I have been working my way into their hearts (It didn’t require much. You Weimars know what I am talking about. I have a lot of other work to do–like any new Weim. The resident Weimaraner had to be won over, you understand.

More Importantly

I have to entertain my hoomans, and their friends. So, here you go–

Breeder Comment

Murphy, it is so fabulous the way you take care of your family–we know your Mama (Sylvia) pours a ton of love on you, too. You are a lucky boy. Well, the truth is you have your Mama by her tail–turning her head every which way. You are a very fortunate boy.

Dixie

~Furniture Allowed

I thought I would give you an update on Dixie(pink collar). We have all adjusted pretty well.

All of our ideas about her not getting on the furniture went out the window. She is such a snuggler that it is impossible to resist!

She is smart, stubborn, sweet little girl. Hope all is well with you! 

Breeder Comment

All bets are off–and what can we say, most Weims are furniture approved. It is hard to snuggle if they never get on your bed, sofa, or in a chair. Somehow when they wiggle into your heart they find a way on the furniture more often than not.

Sasha

~And Snuggles

Sasha has been an adorable ball of energy since the moment she got home. She loves all her new toys, and has been taken on daily romps around a large field. She is not shy, but definitely likes to assess the scene before diving into something new. She is so snuggly and I’m overjoyed to have her home with me.

Breeder Comment

We are thrilled to hear the two of you are doing well–we cannot wait to hear what Braden thinks. It will be a great welcome home treat. Thank you for the cute visual of your first little while together. We truly appreciate it!

Luke

~We Made the Trip Home

Thank you so much for the gift of Luke. 
He had his first paw dip in the John Day to stretch his legs, and made it home having slept the entire way 😉 


He fell asleep on AJs cowboy boots on the drive. He’s such a sweetie. THANK YOU.

Breeder Comment

We hope this little guy brings you great joy–and maybe a few birds. You are off to a beautiful start.

Frida and Clover Update

~One of Each

I hope all is well with you and Cliff and the dogs! We have had quite the summer over here trying to keep kids and dogs entertained while also maintaining all the social distancing requirements! I wanted to send you a quick update and some pictures of our girls.


Frida (Bernie x Boone) is still very much a puppy, but has calmed down enough to cuddle with the kids on occasion. She loves everyone and every dog she meets, even if they don’t necessarily want to love her back! She’s turned into a fantastic running partner and only gets distracted by squirrels and deer. When we can convince her, she enjoys a very quick dip in the pool.


Clover is warming up to everyone still, but is no longer nervous around the kids and their noise. She has been joining me and Frida on our morning walk/jogs and is getting good on the leash. She’s also happy to inform me (quite vocally!) anytime there is another dog, squirrel, horse, bird, anything nearby. 


We spent a day up at Lake of the Woods a few weeks ago and brought the girls. They loved lounging on the boat and barking at any ducks we came across. As you can see in the pictures, Frida provided an excellent pillow for my daughter when it was time for a quick snooze.


Thank you again for both of these amazing dogs. Our life would be so much less exciting without them!


Lauren, Chase, Kids, Frida, and Clover

Breeder Comment

Most certainly, life is fuller, more demanding, and exciting with the Weimaraner in your household. Some people lament their decision to add the Weimaraner. Most Weimlovers cannot imagine life without at least one. It is unthinkable. No matter what Weimaraner we get, there are challenges of one sort or the other. Thank you, for being one of the great OwyheeStar families–and for adopting Clover into your family.

Ollie

~Off to a Fabulous Start

Played with his duck for about an hour and fell asleep right on top of it. Such a beautiful dog, thank you so much! 

Breeder Comment

We spent the last three days meeting people with their pups. The homes we have for each pup are extraordinary–and we cannot wait to hear from each family as their journey unfolds. Oliver (AKA Ollie) isn’t looking back, he bonded to his people, and life is so exhausting as you can see.

Kenai

~ OwyheeStar Hunting Pup Excels

Hi! It’s been a bit since I’ve updated on Kenai, so I thought I’d send a little note.  Kenai continues to be such a great addition to our family, we just love him to pieces.  He’s whip-smart and eager to learn,  as well as snuggly as ever. 

Recently,  we’ve been really working on his field abilities,  and have been competing in AKC field trials. He’s been doing fantastic, and has such a stylish point. The first weekend of August, he competed at the event put on by the Willamette Weimaraner Club. He took 1st in amateur walking puppy and 2nd in open puppy! He also passed his water test that weekend. We can’t wait to see where this adventure takes us!


Kaylen & Casey Gibbens 

Breeder Comment

We are thrilled to hear you love your OwyheeStar pup–Kenai. And we are delighted about your success in these recent events. We understand that it is not easy to net these ribbons–any number of things could go awry, but you are off to an excellent start. Thanks for the share.

Do You Want A Water Dog?

~We Imprint Our Weimaraner Pups Whenever Possible.

Although it is our practice to swim pups when possible–meaning the weather allows us to do so, it doesn’t guarantee your pup will be a natural swimmer. Nevertheless, we believe the puppy swim imprints the idea into their mind and spirit, but it often requires work to get an adult to swim. It may also require knack, patience, and a bit of savvy. Cliff suggests that you achieve two things that will help you facilitate the water retrieve.

  1. The Love of the Retrieve
  2. A reliable recall–where they bring the tossed bumper or toy back to you–and come when called without delay.

If you do these two things, you will have greater success across the board–obedience, compliance, and a happy, well-adjusted Weimaraner.

Sunday Faces

~Once Again, Just Puppy Faces For Sunday

Tango

~The Ladies’ Man — Part Two

Tango’s “girlfriend” moved into the house across the street at the end of March. She’s three quarters Border Collie, one quarter Miniature Australian Shepherd. Her “dad” and I enjoy cracking a cold one in the field down the street, so if the weather is cool enough, one of us will text the other: “Field?”

Lily has a definite speed advantage on Tango, and a tight turning radius on her little legs. Because they met when Tango was around her size, he perceives her as equal in size, rather than less than half of his. She’s a sweetheart, but she’s good at keeping him in check when he gets a little too eager.

You realize Tango is very social this is his friend Abby–she’s half chocolate lab, half silver lab.


What a big adventure we embarked upon together just six short months ago, never expecting that fate would offer us so much more bonding time during these early months. He’s quite the little playboy. And not a day goes by without some stranger informing us how gorgeous he is.

Breeder Comment

Well first spoke to you six months ago and helped you plot a plan to raise the Weimaraner. You have excelled –for this, we are exceedingly happy. The Weimaraner is not the breed for everyone. As you well know, there are challenges. There are other breeds less challenging to get raised, but Tango is doing well. (Hurrah!) Of course, a Weimaraner is a puppy for three years. What can I say, and then they act puppy-like even longer. Some act puppyish for their entire life. They are full of life and energy, but this scenario helps to keep us young and active. Then there is that thing where they burrow deep into our heart and soul. What else can I say?