Category Archives: Dixie X Boone

Kimber

~ Smart and Playful

Hey there,

Charlie and I just wanted to give you an update on our Kimber girl!

She’s doing amazing. She is so smart and playful. We are really starting to see her personality come through! She also loves the snow. Thanks again for such a great pup.


Hope all is well!-Alix & Charlie

We are happy to hear that Kimber is doing well. It looks like you got the snow, too. (Haha) Thanks for the great pictures and the positive news.

Pepper

She’s Growing

Just an update on our girl! She’s growing like a weed and learning new commands every week. We decided to bell train her for potty time and shes mastered that pretty quick! Currently working on “leave it” and “stay.” She’s making lots of people friends and her and her older brother (6yr Yorkie) play a rowdy game of Tug of War almost daily. If she’s not playing you can usually find her lounging on the couch or sleeping on someone’s chest. 

Happy updates, Angel and Jake

Breeder Comment

Dear Angel and Jake–we love hearing how Pepper is adjusting. Also, it is fabulous that she is making a lot of friends, Thank you –for remembering us.

Every Breath You Take

~ Sounds Like

I often wonder how we do it. You know–raise a puppy. We bring the little bundle home and hover over them. It is essential to do the hovering thing–otherwise, how can you accomplish the housebreaking, etc.? But this obsession with our new fur baby runs deep–some of this never goes away.

Their every sound–a rattling, a snore, a hacking sound is cause for alarm. We watch breath-abated wondering if we need to run to the Vet. Ah–it is hard to know sometimes. We always suggest you wait and watch a bit–possibly take their temperature. Remember that a pet’s temperature is much higher than ours–typically around 101 degrees. Anything above 104 degrees is emergent. Of course, if you were monitoring their temperature and it was 102 degrees and then within an hour 103 degrees, there might be cause for alarm. Always err on the side of caution–but rushing to the Vet for everything is probably not necessary. In fact, your alarm will be internalized by the puppy increasing the stress-factor. Try to stay calm.

A lot–and I do mean a lot, of our concerns, are for nothing. Puppies can cough, they snort, the sneeze, they can reverse sneeze (something we recently learned), they choke, and create a myriad of noises. Many of which are concerning. Most of which are in the end nothing at all. Thank goodness.

Keep your eye on them. A pup can ingest something in quick order–so despite saying not to overreact, there is vigilance. Recently, Henri went under my recliner and came out with a packet –that must have been attached underneath the chair. We didn’t realize it was there, but Henri found two–probably toxic packets. Oh my gosh–it is good we heard the crackling sound and asked what she had. We retrieved each package and tossed them in the trash. Thankfully they were not broken open.

Bella Rae

–Breeder Comment

You might remember seeing Bella Rae and Grace on a recent Blog. This update is a bit late. We had several updates come all at once. Please do continue to send the updates. We will soon be out of them –haha.

At Home

Just a little update on Bella Rae. After a week home, she has really settled in. Our flight went great, she slept on my lap most of the way. I started with the carrier on my lap and my hand inside the bag and she sort of worked her way out and onto my lap where she slept happily the rest of the way. Since she’s been home she has slept through the night very well in her crate, we’ll go out to potty for the last time around 10 or 11 and then she sleeps until 4:30/5ish.

She isn’t too fond of being in the crate during the day unless someone is sitting by her but we are working on that. Bella is quite the cuddle bug when she’s not playing she loves to run and jump into your lap and snuggle there, she also loves cuddling in bed (of course) before she goes into the crate at night.

Her and Bacchus have become great friends. They play quite a bit (always supervised since he doesn’t really know how big he is) and when she cries in the crate he’ll go into the room and check on her, which usually quiets her right down. Bella is definitely an alpha, she climbs all over Bacchus and puts him in his place whenever she can. She’s also very brave and loves exploring outside. Taun is taking a bit longer to warm up to her but we’re making progress…

Here are a few pictures of her from the week. She is a great addition to the family, thank you both for all you do!

All our best,

Grace, Laura, and Jon

Lovable and More

My Pushkin

It has been a little while since I have sent an update on Pushkin. How can I resist this face of anticipation? Push loves to play fetch. As soon as we get up in the morning he has his ball in his mouth, even as he heads out the door to take care of his morning necessities. I can hardly remember what it is like to have a morning cup of coffee without having a ball dropped in my lap and Push waiting, rather impatiently, for me to toss it to him. He loves to catch it in mid-air.

Advanced Obedience Again


I have decided that we are going to take the advanced obedience class a second time, more for my benefit than for Push. When we took it previously I was in an orthopedic boot due to a broken foot. The foot has healed so maybe I can keep up with him this time. 

The Ease of it is not lost on me


I also want to let you know that when the local feed store closed down the in December, I decided to try Chewy to get the Diamond Naturals dog food. The food was actually a few dollars less from them. It was delivered as promised and in good condition. I would highly recommend them to anyone.


Push is a high energy, stubborn, independent, and totally lovable boy. Thank you for such a great dog. ~Marie 

Breeder Comment

Hello Marie! Thank you, for the regular updates on you and your OwyheeStar Weims. We love the effort you have put into Pushkin’s training–even when you were challenged to keep up. You are a great Weimlover!

Readers–if you want to revisit the last Pushkin update–click here! If you don’t remember the backdrop to the earning of the certificate, you will want to take the time to read Marie’s story. I think it will put a smile on your face.

Grace & Bella Rae

              “Shela and Cliff — I made it to New Hampshire”

After a flight recovery day(flight went smooth and easy, no issues) everyone tired but now settling into day to day….Grace and Bella Rae are totally bonded❤️

Breeder Comment

You might remember that yesterday’s blog featured Roger and CW–they flew to Salt Lake City. Yes, we get quite a few folks that fly with their Weimaraner puppy. Nonetheless, it is getting more difficult to make these kinds of flights happen. Smaller planes and different carry-on criteria are the reason it is not as easy as it once was. Nonetheless, here are two families who were able to pull it off.

Why fly, you might ask. Well–in many cases, it is the best option. A road trip is not always in the best interest of the puppy. Nor, is it in many cases the best way to start–get the routine going to ensure you are on the right track. The road trip means you have the concern of where to potty your puppy–it is essential to be extremely careful. Parvo has most likely infected every roadside potty area–read up on this dreadful situation, and you will agree. Being very careful is essential. Every year, more pups are lost to this disease than you can imagine. I hold my breath as I write we have never lost an OwyheeStar to Parvo. We want to keep this way.

Another perk with the carry-on experience might not be as evident. People who fly must get their puppy to settle in the travel bag. If you can teach a puppy to settle–you can teach them anything. It is also a great time to bond. There is something about the travel experience of this sort–it sets you up for an extraordinary transition.

And It Begins

Note: Before CW there was Melvin

The plan was in the works to add a second Weimaraner when Melvin crossed over the rainbow bridge. He could never be replaced, but he had the best possible life–was loved and cherished. Now, Roger and Camille begin a new journey with C. W. They have shared a few comments about their life thus far. It is a bit late in coming. CW left here January 3rd–Roger flew in and carried him home as his airline carryon. Thanks, again for your loyalty Roger. Now, for the story…

Shela and CW on the morning of the flight

Roger Reports — It was a long trip and day.  The dog is more than perfect.  He is adjusting so well.  He is velcro.  I got him to go down at 2:00 A..M.   I covered the crate with a black sheet for darkness.
He cried for 15 minutes, then he slept.  He woke up at 6:00 and cried for 5 minutes.  And, then he slept. 
It was important that he just cried without being rescued.  I’m trying to remember from 11 years ago.  We want to be around him 24/7.  So, the compromise is hard at first. So, he is bonding really well.  I even have him going out the dog door.  Trust is the first elementary factor in the process—I think.  Thank you again for such a wonderful companion.  

I hung the bells and prepared the crate area before I flew up to Boise.  We are ringing the bell with him, and out the dog door, he goes into the fenced area.  We are starting out right. 10-minute training in the hallway comes tonight.  We are determined to get off to a good start. 

From Camille — We are in puppy heaven!! Thank you for CW. He is so cute and Roger has him on the way to house trained already. These dogs are so smart. Above is a photo we took of CW and Eliel. It looks like the puppy has trained the baby to hold toys in his mouth!!!

Kimber

~ At Home

Peach and Kimber are finally best buds! We can’t keep them away from each other. They love to play and rough house all day long! Kimber LOVES being outdoors! She also loves to snuggle. 


Thank you both again! Kimber is already part of our family and we are so happy with her.

Breeder Comment

We love you choice of Names–Kimber. (Haha) Isn’t it fabulous that Peach and Kimber are playing together already? We love hearing that we didn’t disappoint. Thanks for updating us.

Athena

~She is adjusting well

Here is a story I thought you would appreciate. Saturday me and My girlfriend Samantha took our puppy to Lowe’s to get some supplies and ran into a gentleman (the name I forgot) who have a beautiful almost 2-year-old blue male Weimaraner named Kota (Dakota) I’m assuming? 


He explained he got his dog from you as well and that he got one of the blue males from the same litter as our little girl! Small world! Meanwhile, Athena is having a lot of good experiences beyond the crate training I mentioned last time we spoke.

Also, this link (click here) might be of interest as I am sure she was the main reason we made the news! 2 segments at that! 

Breeder Comment

Hey Nick–we appreciate the cute photos. We are glad that you were able to connect again with Koda’s & Mylo’s family–I am sure you have a playdate in the works. Maybe you didn’t realize it, but yesterday’s blog featured the two Blue boys belonging to the gentleman you met at Lowes.

We hope you will stay in touch–and that your training continues to unfold in an excellent manner. Thanks ever so much for this lovely update.

Two Blue Boys

~ First there was Koda–now Mylo

We love him so much!

Mylo is everything we hoped for.  He is super lovable and smart.  While he may not exactly love his kennel during the day, he’s great at night. He sleeps until I wake him up to go out and goes back to sleep with little to no fuss!  

Thank you both for adding this adorable little guy to our family!!!

Breeder Comment

Five of the ten Dixie pups went to either a direct referral–or more typically a repeat client. Yes, two of these loyal OwyheeStar folks flew into Boise to carry their pup home as their carryon–one to Salt Lake City and the other to New Hampshire.

While we are very cautious about the longer distances, some folks work out to be excellent placements. First, the right kind of Weimaraner placement is more important than location. We do what we can–we also meet the most interesting folks along the way. Thanks to Koda and Mylo’s family who live right here in the Treasure Valley. We appreciate you!