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Happy New Year!
~No More tiny Girl!
Well our little girl, Dejah Thoris, has grown BIG. Are you sure she isn’t a Great Dane? She started out as the smallest dog in the litter! She now outweighs her big sister! We think she stays inside and eats all the food while Ayla goes out hunting and running around in the backyard. They love to snuggle by the fire!I think I remember Kaiser being the big boy of the litter! I joke about the Great Dane because I have had three in my past life…wanted another one but my husband said absolutely not. My daughter joked that Dejah is disguising as a Great Dane!
We absolutely love her! She rules the house! She is still learning the difference between her toys and other good things to chew up (like my husband’s wallet and credit cards!) we can never be mad at her too long because she is so cute!!!!
Thank you, for remembering us. The two make a striking couple of co-conspirators looking innocent fireside.
We are often asked to predict the adult size of the Weimaraner. We can make an educated guess, but as you well see, things don’t always go the way they seem. :O)
Celebrating Four Years
Hard to believe Maggie turned 4 in December! Thought we would send some photos of her so you could see how adorable she is.
We are still amazed by her awesome personality and spunky spirit. She keeps us young–but she has truly been one of the best dogs we have ever had! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Years!
Phil and Gretchen — Rathdrum, ID
Dear Phil and Gretchen–we appreciate you folks thinking about us. It looks like Maggie is enjoying life and that she helped make Christmas a lot of fun. Yes, we love her photos. We always enjoy hearing about Maggie and seeing her photos–as do others.
Kaizer experienced his first snow this last week, he had to stop almost every 20 feet on walks to stop and take a bite of it. it was very comical to watch him wipe out repeatedly when he would try to chase his ball outside.
Christmas With the Gray Ghost
Surprisingly he didn’t destroy the tree or eat any ornaments and only once did I catch him proudly walking around with one of the wrapped gifts in his mouth. when it came time to open his little gift he attacked with such ferocity that all the camera could catch was a blur. Hope you all had a very merry Christmas and a Happy new year!-Pete and Kaiser — Idaho
Isn’t it interesting he has his gift? You did well to capture a blurred photo. Thanks! There were several Facebook Posts where the Weimaraner got their present–didn’t touch the others. Then too–there were rumors of those who pilfered without preference at the tree. Some liking to unwrap the gifts more than anything. Others left the tree alone but not by choice.
We have not heard of any Weims eating Christmas Tree Limbs or goodies that sent them to the Emergency. For that, we are exceedingly glad. The fact the young Kaiser is doing so well speaks volumes about your work with him. Keep it up! We look forward to reading about his birding experience. Thanks for thinking of us!
Porsche is now a Service Dog, special Springfield PoliceDepartment License and all. We are as proud of her as we would be ifshe won a National title.Thanks Owyheestar for breeding such a greatdog, and Northwest Law Dogs for getting her training on track. Althoughher magic act making human cookies disappear leaves a little bit to bedesired. She likes zucchini bread, too.
Let’s all send JuneAnn Kudos! The Service Dog Status is no small thing to achieve–regardless of the breed. Jan Magnuson so kindly wrote us about the Service Dog vs. the Therapy Dog —click here to read her explanation.
It is excellent that Porche can join JuneAnn wherever and whenever needed. As to the human-cookie snatching is a Weimar Thing. Zucchini bread is equally delicious if reachable. Those living with the Weimaraner soon learn that obedience might follow a zig-zag line previously not understood. The model citizen’s nose is both useful (for tracking game, finding sheds, and locating truffles) but serves as a magnet too! When coupled with their keen manipulative behavior, finding a way to garner the not Weim snack is not too hard.
Roy boy is doing well!
~He is pure muscle and sass.
He has a few aggressive tendencies, on a leash and when anyone enters our house without a proper introduction he will go after someone. Off leash he is totally fine and friendly. I am unsure of why he’s decided to be so naughty on leash and over the house as we socialized so much! Parks and camping and family gatherings all the time!He is so sweet and loving to us, like putty in our hands he is and to everyone else he knows and loves. We wouldn’t trade him for the work he is such a character!Although his brother, on the other hand, would gladly trade him 😉 Zeus is old and can’t keep up with Roy for too long!
~The Birthday Boy
Today is my dog Ringo’s 2nd birthday! I am routinely shocked and amazed that the creature greeting me at the door and sleeping on my sofa is my dog. We have a dog. When did this happen?? In honor of his birthday, here are some links to several guest submissions I shared to his breeder’s blog: And Then There Was More Ringo At Lake Michigan Happy Birthday, Ringo! Get your paws off the counter!
Ringo lives in Michigan. No, we don’t sell many Weimaraners to the midwest or the east coast. A few extraordinary people have convinced us on occasion to do so. These people tend to fly into Boise and to carry the puppy home as their carryon. Ringo began his journey in this manner.
He has been on our blog several times. We thank his family for making that happen. He is one of the special requests–having the undocked tail. So, his early beginning was unique in many ways. Yesterday, he turned two years. He continues to live the good life, and for this we are ecstatic.
He Is Agile
Smokey is everything we could ask for and more! We can’t forget about his naughty counter surfing from jumping the baby gate to the kitchen. He’s a quick one. He lives for human food and quite possibly enjoys the chase I give when he escapes to the kitchen. But he’ll grow out of it, hopefully. He has graduated from electrical cord chewing, drywall eating, kids toys, toilet paper, to name a few. So we are quite pleased to say the least.
He is Popular
He has graduated from electrical cord chewing, drywall eating, kids toys, toilet paper, to name a few. So we are quite pleased, to say the least. He is such a sweet mannered boy. Very well behaved around other dogs and humans (maybe not so with tiny humans and food) and everyone that meets him can’t get enough of him.
His favorite things are: going to the off leash beach, finding pheasant decoys in the field, FOOD, treats, food, and terrorizing the yard with the boys.
We just recently got him involved in a Rally-Agility class for six weeks and I am so proud of him. He knows sit, down, and has done everything on the coarse with ease, except the weave pole. He’s just hasn’t quite figured out how to bend his big, bulky body around them. We just love him to pieces and can’t wait to see what the next year holds for him.
Thank you, Shela and Cliff, for such a wonderful furry family member!
We are happy that Smokey is an integral part of the family and much celebrated. So many things had to align for him to come to your home. It was probably nothing short of a miracle. He is a lucky boy.
For those reading this update, there is more to come. Watch for further posts in the coming weeks. Thanks!
Alerting UsI have always known Weims were smart, but I think Porsche got an extradose. We tired of her imitation of the Hound of the Baskervilleswhenever she heard a leaf fall or other noise. As we explained this toher, she began to quietly alert us to our cell phones, the stove timer,microwave and dryer, by getting up and going to the source of the soundand sitting there. A cookie each time helped reliability. Still, wewere astounded by her ingenuity.
The TailAs you know, I have always had shorthair/short tailed Weimaraners, so I am fascinated with Porsche’s longfluffy tail. I started petting it as one might do with a cat. Soon, shewas allowing me to use her and her tail as a balancing aid throughoutthe house. The picture attached is the best one we could get, becausethe photographer was my daughter and Porsche wanted to play with herrather than performing.
PerformancesSpeaking of performing, Porsche and herhousemate, Pennie, have a Laurel and Hardy routine of going in and outand on top of each others crates, which they do only if I am in ahurry. It is so hard to keep from laughing.
Kaizer is doing great!
He’s doing well with basic commands and loves fetching his toys. He acts all big and tough but is scared to death of kids waiting for the school buds in the early morning and freaks out when he sees his own reflection.
This guy is a tiny tank for now but the vet was shocked at how solid and big he looked at 9 weeks, they think he’s going to be huge.Went camping at the Sawtooth range over the weekend and he loved all the sticks to chew on. Did some swimming and had his first leech experience. I was pleased at how well he behaved around a bunch of strangers (only barking once the whole time) and recieved lots of admiration from all. Lost count of all the times someone would comment on how good looking he was, one comment was even shouted from the other side of a small lake.Thanks for pairing me up with this awesome little guy! ~Peter
It is always great to hear that an OwyheeStar pup is off to a good start. We thank you for remembering us and sending the update including the great photos. We know many of our followers are going to love seeing Kaiser.
We look forward to hearing more as he grows and develops.
At One Week
Griffey is doing absolutely fantastic and fitting into our family perfectly.
Commands: He is very good with the “sit”, “fetch”, and the “here” commands. We were pleasantly surprised with how easy these were to him. A couple 10-15 minutes sessions the first week did the trick. We are still working on “drop it” and “stay” but I am sure he will get it as we are more consistent with him. He loves his bird toys and tennis ball.Eating: He eats like a champ. We make him sit before we allow him to his bowl and he is now used to that and eating in one sitting (generally 2-5 minutes).Potty training: He is a dream when it comes to potty training. Because I work from home I am able to keep him consistent and he has only had 3 accidents in the house (all of them being my fault). We never punish him for this as it’s not his fault at all. When we do take him out he immediately eliminates. I generally kennel him a few hours a day while working and we always use the backyard afterwards.His brother Nordy (the cat): They still are warming up to each other but Nordy has made huge progress. Nordy will lay in the middle of the living room while we love on Griffey. He sits up on top of the couch and watches Griffey. Nordy is patient with Griffey when he paws at and nips at Nordy. I am optimistic they will be great friends very soon.Crate training: The first few nights were rough, but that is to be expected. The last couple nights have been great where he sleeps from 9:30ish – 5:00 or 6:00 when we normally get up. We have slowly moved his crate back to the far corner of our room (where he will remain).Leash: He is getting more comfortable on the leash. We leave his lead on a couple times a day to get him use to the tension and we walk him around the house and yard when he eliminates so he is used to that as well.Quirks: A couple of the funnier things that he does are…
- He loves to put bark in his mouth (our backyard has bark in it), which we obviously disallow and don’t want him swallowing.
- When he sleeps hard he rolls over on his back with all four paws extended out and sometimes snores which we think is adorable.
- He likes to play hide and seek under the bed (which we tried to keep him from but the cat goes under there and I think he wants to play).Griffey truly has stolen our hearts and we cannot wait to give more time and love to him to make him the best dog we can. Thank you very much for breeding amazing family members and all the hard work that goes into delivering amazing dogs to your clients.
Alex & Morgan
P.S. I will be going down to Roseburg next week for work and plan on bringing a couple of my sheds home so he can start smelling and touching them in hopes we can get him out (after shots) to find more for us.