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Stone

~Making Friends–Stealing the Show!

I think of you all the time, how could I not. Stone is so perfect – even his naughtiness is a joy. EVERYONE who meets him falls in love. I’m thinking when he is two, he may need a little OwyheeStar brother. 
He has brought me so much joy – at a time that isn’t easy otherwise. If only teenagers could learn from puppies (mine especially). 

We have abandoned the crate and leave Stone alone with Blue during the day for no more than four hours at a time – he is perfect – no destruction, no accidents – what a change from our first Weim! 

Stone steals the show at Puppy Elementary Class – hmmm but they haven’t seen him on a walk! 

The only challenge is the wake up call at 4 am. I’m thinking I need to make dinner later – maybe that will help him to sleep past 4 am??? Even though an early breakfast is a pain, his after snuggle under the covers almost makes it worth it. 

Love, love, love my Stone. 
Victoria

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We cannot thank you enough for keeping us updated on Stone. We are ever so happy that you love him so much. Thanks again!

Ace

~ Update from California

Just kept thinking I needed to let you know how Ace was doing. Hopefully you were thinking no news is good news in his case! By the picture, you can see he is indeed alive and well. He still is getting both the Probiotic you recommended and the Nuvet supplements. 

He is growing and putting on a little weight thank goodness! He is currently at about 44 pounds. Still is a little prone to the looser stool towards the end of the day but I think we ALL can live with that. His adult teeth are growing in and we will be checking in with the vet in another month or so to schedule his neutering. All in all a great dog. Not too hyper. Not a barker and has only destroyed a minimal amount of things. Lol! Actually I can’t really think of anything that he actually destroyed. Maybe “diminished” a few things is more accurate.Thank goodness that he is crate trained 😊Hope all is well with you and Cliff.


Your Friends,Dee and Ace🐾

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He looks to be healthy and happy. Thank you, for remembering us–it is good to hear about little ‘Ace’.

Grace

~Weimlover at Heart

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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 

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.

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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.

Stone

~The Little Blue Guy

We just got the results back from the 16 week Titer test. Stone tested positive for both antibodies, which is great! However, the vet technician warned me that Stone could still be at risk and that they suggest the 16 week vaccination. I am holding strong. 


Stone is very much at home here, loves his big brother, Blue, tolerates his crate, devours his food and then heads for Blue’s bowl (and shock of shock, Blue lets him eat from his bowl!), and continues to be the world’s best snuggler. Everyone stops me on our daily walks to coo over how sweet he is. Stone is really smart too – and we start Obedience Classes in May. 


But who leaves out dog treats when a Weim is waiting for the vet???


Thank you for our little angel. We love him so. 
Best, 
Victoria

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As I always say–thank you, Victoria, for the update on Stone. You have been so excellent as sending things that I can share on the Blog. It means a lot to us.

We love to hear that Stone has settled into his routine and that he is doing well in every way. These photos are precious. I know everyone is going to appreciate seeing them.

Maelee

~ Her Birthday and Life

First Birthday

Maelee has brought much joy to our family. She loves to run, play, fetch and go on hiking adventures with the whole family. Not much time in the water, yet (still a little chilly on the coast).

Yes, she still tries to test us now and then (normal for puppy stage), mostly when it comes to leash walking. She prefers the running free with voice commands option like at the farm. 

So many adventures already made and more to come, not much down time in this activity family and she loves it!

Thank you for all you do! ~ Keaty

Breeder Comment

We are excited to have this fabulous update. It is always good news to learn that one of the pups is bringing joy to someone. I am sure everyone else is delighted to see her adventures, too. Thank you–thank you, for remembering us, and for allowing us to share this news on the blog.

Ace

~Our Gorgeous Blue Boy

I know I expressed concern over Ace’s size – and sometimes loose stools, I think I have been stressing way too much about his growth and the late afternoon loose stools.

He (Ace) by all appearances is healthy, and now that I realize he is probably going to be somewhat undersized (which I don’t care) I am able to breathe a sign of relief. He is perfect in every other way. I can’t thank you enough for your support. You and Cliff do an amazing job! ~Dee

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We understand that he is your baby and you could be overly concerned about every detail. He looks to be thriving to us–about what we would expect. We didn’t realize he would be smaller–even though that particular lineage does produce small-sized Weims. No one can guess size when the DNA pool draws from a larger grouping of various sized Weimaraners. The pup can take its cue from any number of ancestors–ultimately, health is the essential factor. Thanks for updating us!

Meanwhile

~In Idaho

Thought you might like a 12week (almost 13) update on our out Henry!


He’s amazing. He loves to play fetch and so good at the return. He is learning and listening so well. Still mastering the potty training, but great as long as we are paying attention! He’s such a funny pup and so smart! He is able to play hide and seek with toys and people. He’s catching on so we’ll to words we use. He is obedient to sit, stay, lay down, come and ‘outside’ (our word for potty!) He has even mastered wiping his feet when he comes back in, on the rug…. For a treat of course! He has grown SO much and going to need a bigger bed soon!


Sorry some of the pics are blurry! He’s not still for long! ~Jill and Clint

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Hello There–we are so happy to hear from you. Just look at what is happening, you are doing great things. We cannot be happier to hear the news and to these photos. Thanks ever so much!

Blue is Sharing

~Toys with Stone

Stone is continuing to grow – 12 pounds at his 9 week old shot and now, at almost 12 weeks, he is 16 pounds.

His older brother Blue is starting to learn how to share toys and play with puppy. I have to admit, I got rid of night time crating, Blue and Stone sleep together in a pile of cuddles on the bed. And Stone sleeps right through the night till about 5 am when I get up anyway.

AND the new vet is totally on your page about the Titer test! Thank goodness! He confirmed everything you said and I’m sending him the link to the test you ordered. So frustrating that every other vet (two of them) said it was woo woo and had no scientific basis but he said, yes, Weims have an autoimmune situation that the 16 week shot could impact. So, we are clear to get the Titer. I turned down the extra vaccinations today too. 
Stone is an amazing dog. He is wicked smart and so loving. He can sit, lie down, shake hands and do circles by hand command. You have given me such a special little guy. Everyone that meets him is blown away. Thank you, thank you, thank you! 

Not Long Ago

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We are so delighted to hear about Stone’s quick adjustment. The news that your Vet agrees with the vaccine protocol is also excellent news. We spoke with a gentleman who added a second Weimaraner to his family this week–he said his resident rescue Weimaraner, has a vaccine reaction each time they give him a shot. Well–he is taking the information to his Vet to ask them to order this test. I sincerely hope they can work it out. Another woman approached her Vet but had to go to a second to work out a way to get this titer test done. The first wanted to do a $ 375 titer series, and even then they balked–wanting to give the vaccine. Typically a Titer to check for immunity to Parvo runs about $ 125–each antibody you check for is another $ 125. You can see the advantage of the less expensive option which tests for all three and costs less than $ 125. I cannot guess how much your Vet will charge. I believe it cost us around $ 60. We are encouraged that more people are finding a way to get the titer testing.

Stone is one smart cookie–and you are doing so well with him. Thank you, for that as well as this update.

Shark Baby

~Winning the Battle

Thank you you guys are the best!!  Her eyes are changing more green and not as bright.  I just love her but oh man when I get home and she is with Chris all day she gets so excited and starts biting me with her sharp teeth.  I’m trying to control the biting but I hate to say its been hard finding a good trainer to follow.  I just bought 2 books on Amazon by Kyra Sundance are you familiar with her? All her training books feature a weimarinar on the cover.

I know she doesn’t mean too nip, but she got my lip good today.  She nips just when she is really hyper.  I need to find some good tips and practices cause boy she got my ear good too. 

She sleeps next to us every night and loves her dog bed and silly toys. She is so smart and loves to retrieve and does so well with dropping her toy and repeating the process.  She is so cuddly and sweet.  It’s the biting I am struggling with it’s my job to teach her and she is in her best time period for learning. I say no bite and point my finger which isn’t working because it seems to provoke her.  Today I turned and crossed my arms and she just bit me from behind.  Don’t get me wrong she doesn’t do this all day just when she is really excited and over stimulated.   I look like a goof with this mark on my face.  Talk soon thanks again so much!! Bridget

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You might remember the link I posted about embracing the biting Weimaraner–in the end, once you have the bite inhibition worked through it will work in your favor. The worst kind of biting is fear biting. This puppy biting thing is how they treat those they love–but if you observe them in the litter or with their mother–there are consequences.

Click Here to read Ann Taguchi’s insightful article on the Weimaraner puppy biting. I have posted this before, but if you missed the article, it would be a good time to read it.

I am happy to report Bridget is getting a handle on this issue (we spoke yesterday), but I wanted to post this because we all know how frustrating the biting can be. Yes, it seems it is always something.