Category Archives: Lacee X Dusty

Human Onboard

~ Charlotte and Moxie

 Moxie is doing well and has adjusted to having a little human in the house.  I think she looks at the new addition as part of the pack and a little man cub.  🙂

We recently went to Tahoe and still manage to find time for some swimming and hiking.  It won’t be long before our little girl (Charlotte Avery) will be trotting and swiping along side Moxie.  


Moxie’s nickname is Moose.  I included a picture of my favorite PJ’s for Charlotte.  It’s amazing how dogs know that she is a little baby and immediately go into protective mode.  


Thanks for all of the blogs.  I especially like the farm and garden updates.  How do you have the time?  You have inspired my husband to make his own ketchup.  We will see how it goes.
Love from California.  


-Chrissy, Brian, Charlotte & Moxie Blue

Breeder Comment

We are so happy that Charlotte arrived safely–and that her and Moxie Blue tag-team you already. How sweet they are together. I sincerely hope the homemade ketchup turns out well –we like ours.

Willow’s Wall

~A picture is worth a thousand words!

UKC Best-In-Show and High-In-Trial Champion Sunstar Willow of OwyheeStar, AKC Canine Good Citizen, AKC Novice Trick Dog, UKC Rally Obedience I, UKC Agility I, Therapy Dog International certified

Breeder Comment

Although it was never our goal to raise or sell the Show Dog–Jan Magnuson has done more than we could have ever imagined with her Willow. What an extraordinary career she has had on every level. Even with Jan’s retirement, she and Willow are out in the community doing service work. We cannot thank Jan enough–and this wall attests to all they have achieved together. (The above photo is not the most recent, but it is Jan and my favorite moment in her career–well, one of the favorite moments.)

~As Jan puts it…

Willow has been a superstar her entire life!  She has attained many titles and awards (see above) for Conformation, Obedience and Rally Obedience, Agility, Tricks, and Good Citizen, and include 5 UKC Altered Best-In-Show and 14 Altered Reserve Best-In-Show awards!

Willow is very active as a certified Therapy Dog, and we do visits at retirement, assisted living, and memory care facilities, schools and daycares, and community events.  I have served 30 years as a Law Enforcement Officer, and Willow has accompanied me on duty as a Therapy dog on calls and out in the community, and at the police department. 

Agility Title

~ Willow 2017

I read that you need blog articles.  This photo was from two years ago this weekend, however I wanted to send it again as it was one of my proudest moments of Willow.  


We worked SO hard to prepare for this Agility title- daily training with the equipment, lots of variables, and much off-leash distraction proofing (her temperament and biddability are exquisite!)And, on top of all that, Willow strained her shoulder (not her fault- she slipped on the dirt in the practice arena as the jumps were placed too close together), so we needed time to heal and recuperate to get her 100% healthy and ready.  On this show weekend, not only did she qualify in all three trials, she attained PERFECT scores on each run and attained her UKC Agility I title!  I was, and am, SO proud of her!!! 


Jan~   

Breeder Comment

It was never our intent to become that breeder who produces Show Weims–but this is not the only OwyheeStar success story. Of course, some of the others earned International Show titles because they sported a blue coat–and the Weimaraner Club of America doesn’t allow the blues to compete in Show–they can compete in every other discipline–such as Agility.

Jan has participated with both AKC and WCA (the American Kennel Club –Weimaraner Club of America), but she prefers the United Kennel Club (UKC) experience. Not that Willow could not have done equally well in the other circle of influence, but rather because the UKC is Owner-Handler only and less political. If you are not on the inside of the competition, it might be hard to understand. We get it.

Jan and Willow have earned a lot of titles–we could not be more thrilled or appreciate their efforts anymore. It is no small thing. Consider all these accomplishments–UKC Best-In-Show and High-In-Trial Champion Sunstar Willow of OwyheeStar, AKC Canine Good Citizen, AKC Novice Trick Dog, UKC Rally Obedience I, UKC Agility I, Therapy Dog International certified. What more can we say? Jan says this moment of earning the Agility Title along with the perfect scores is one of her fondest achievements. Congratulations once again for all the two of you have done together, Jan.

Keep This in Mind

Jan Magnuson

SUNSTARAll-Breed Dog Training
http://sunstardogtraining.com

You can find Jan and her Dog Training on Facebook–with more than 45 years experience with the Weimaraner we recommend you check her out. By all means if possible–plan to train with her.

Champion Sunstar Willow of OwyheeStar

~ At 7.5 Years

UKC Best-In-Show and High-In-Trial Champion Sunstar Willow of OwyheeStar, AKC Canine Good Citizen, AKC Novice Trick Dog, UKC Rally Obedience I, UKC Agility I, Therapy Dog International certified
Willow has been a superstar her entire life!  She has attained many titles and awards (see above) for Conformation, Obedience and Rally Obedience, Agility, Tricks, and Good Citizen, and include 5 UKC Altered Best-In-Show and 14 Altered Reserve Best-In-Show awards!

Willow is very active as a certified Therapy Dog, and we do visits at retirement, assisted living, and memory care facilities, schools and daycares, and community events.  I have served 30 years as a Law Enforcement Officer, and Willow has accompanied me on duty as a Therapy dog on calls and out in the community, and at the police department.  Now that I have retired (as of two weeks ago!), we continue to do those same type of activities, just not in uniform!  
She is always so gentle and sweet, and allows (and enjoys) folks to pet and fawn over her, making them smile and laugh! 
In addition, she is a beloved “furry family member”, and goes with me almost everywhere I go.  She loves riding in our truck, going for walks and hikes, running errands, visiting with friends and family, and just hanging out at home with me and her two “little sisters”, a Papillon and a Japanese Chin.  
Willow is now 7-1/2 years old, and continues to be energetic, healthy, sound, and happy!  I look forward to many more years with my dear girl, who always brings a smile to everyone she meets!  Jan~


Jan MagnusonSUNSTARAll-Breed Dog Training
http://sunstardogtraining.com
P.O. Box 98072Des Moines, WA 98198206 241 2908

Breeder Comment

From the Archives

Okay–Willow is one in a million, but without Jan Magnuson none of this would have been possible. They have had a fabulous run together–and it continues. Typically we do not post names and contact information; however, as you will notice, Jan is a dog trainer. We wanted those who live near her to be able to quickly set up training.

Thank you, Jan for everything you have done with Willow and to help us. We appreciate this lovely update.

Moxie and Mama

Bird Hunting

~Emphasis on Hunting it Seems

Moxie and I wanted to check in and let you know we had a great day in the fields on the last day of Pheasant season here in California.  It would’ve been better had we gotten a bird but we only saw a small hen and 1 rooster that day who proved to be faster than my mom’s quick draw and shot.  

Smart, wild birds are my favorite!  But that’s ok, we had a good day of awesome nose work and exercise.  Next year we will get them!
Happy New Year to all the OwyheeStar Weims out there, especially the ones living life on the farm in Treasure Valley! ~ Chrissy

Breeder Comment

The bird got away is a common theme. (Haha) Regardless, Moxie would have retrieved it were it possible. What a great experience to be out hunting together. Thank you, Chrissy–for always remembering us with your newsy updates. They are fabulous!

Sealed with a Kiss

Moxie says

     ~ We voted!

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She slobbered all over the ballot envelope but everyone was so impressed she carried them in.  I can’t thank you enough.  She is so smart and a great companion.  Whether it’s lounging on the couch and cuddling hard or bringing in the newspaper.  Life would be so dull without her.  I’m hooked!
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On another note, I adore all of your blogs and love the weekend updates on you & Cliff.  The last pic you posted of him holding the 3 pups is so good.  What a great pic.  I very much enjoyed Loki’s post today.  Ski patrol.  So awesome!  No surprise though.  These Weims are so smart and want to learn.  Amazing Shela.  Thanks for all you do.
Chrissy
Breeder Comment
Can we agree that Chrissy voted with Moxie? (Haha) I thought that up all by myself. (Get it?!?)
It has been quite the week. This seems like a good way to punctuate the importance of casting your ballot.

From Jan

Hi Shela and Cliff- just a quick note to say, again, how much I love, love, love Willow!  And not just because of her multitude of accomplishments-   UKC Best-In-Show and High-In-Trial Champion Sunstar Willow of OwyheeStar, AKC Canine Good Citizen, AKC Novice Trick Dog, UKC Rally Obedience I, UKC Agility I, Therapy Dog International certified.
Magnuson's Willow_1653She is such a wonderful dog in all respects- sweet temperamented, active yet calm, outgoing yet polite, she likes people and other animals, is highly intelligent and biddable, and has such a nice outlook on life in general.  She is strong and healthy, and everywhere we go people marvel at how beautiful she is.
Magnuson's Willow_1464I could not ask for a more perfect Weimaraner!  I cannot believe she is almost seven years of age (a “veteran” in dog show circles), it seems like just yesterday I picked her up from you!
Just a note of Thanks for my dear Willow, I love her to bits!  Hugs, Jan~
Jan Magnuson
SUNSTAR All-Breed Dog Training
Des Moines, WA

Growing Like a Weed

And More

     ~ Cute Faces

Cypress_1305-8x10-HiResCypress weighs 40 pounds now, she is growing like a weed!  She and Willow and Daisy play and play, they get along great.  I have been taking Cypress to my dog obedience classes and she is already doing well as a demo dog!  I will take her to puppy classes in January at my friend Kathy’s dog training center, as I will enjoy being a “student” and socializing Cypress.  She is very healthy and beautiful, I get tons of comments on her.  She is still quite shy but we are working on that, and I socialize her daily, I think she will come around as she gets older.  She is very bonded with me and doesn’t wander at all, she likes to stay near me which is great.

I hope you are having a wonderful week, take care, Jan~

Jan Magnuson
SUNSTAR All-Breed Dog Training

P.O. Box 98072, Des Moines, WA 98198 (206) 241-2908
-Home of “Willow”- UKC Best-In-Show and High-In-Trial
Champion Sunstar Willow of OwyheeStar, CGC, TKN, URO1, UAG1, TDI

Breeder Comment

We can never thank you enough Jan. You update us frequently despite your busy schedule. You refer clients and offer support when needed. Our lives are weaved together in a way only a few can understand.

Atticus

How to take a Mud Bath

22289876_10112037622973881_7797312487029999663_oEvery Weimaraner loves a mud bath more than their regular bath right? Stackhouse is related to Atticus and most certainly shares his love of the mud bath. Even in the dead of winter, if he can find a mud puddle he belly flops in it for the sheer delight.

Living In

22104601_10213772673094341_6204209545560945999_oWillow’s Shadow

Cypress, Willow‘s new Weimar sister, is learning the ropes from her big sister.  Jan expects that she will follow in the very large paw-prints Willow has left in the sand. There big plans in store for little Miss Cypress with the long ears and big toes. She is already busy winning friends and influences others.

First Vet Visit

     ~Jan reports

22136876_10213786131310788_46916378947920942_oI just wanted to let you know that Cypress had her vet appointment today, Dr. Onorati loves her temperament and health!  She is 100% healthy, negative stool sample, had her DAPPv and got treats and hugs from vet staff.

I also took her to DMPD for a quick visit, of course, everyone adored her! It was an exhausting day for the newest superstar.

Breeder Comment

We are happy that you two are off to a great start. Getting in the 100 hundred touches in a hundred days–all in low-risk locations. We know how important it is to avoid the places that people unknowingly frequent with their infected pups–leaving behind the dreaded Parvovirus. At the same time, we need to continue the socialization process. Where Cypress is going to be working with the public, it is even more vital. We are sure she is going to take to all the attention.