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Featured Weimaraner — Stewart
Happy birthday to Stewart and diva!
I can’t believe they are 5 years old!
We almost lost our beloved Stewart…
We have had quite a year. In August Stewart bloated! It was horrible!!! We almost lost him. We managed to get him to vet in time and he had surgery. (Not cheap!) feel very lucky to still have him with me. Not sure what caused it. I am very careful with him eating before/after exercise and all that jazz. No clue what happened. Just glad he’s still here 🙂 I think he knows he’s lucky too. He got a little sweeter after that 🙂
We moved to Medford…
We also moved from Myrtle creek to Medford. He finally has a fenced in yard! Not that he’ll stay out there without me lol. He’s such a people dog. He has no clue he’s a dog I tell ya. But we have a hike close by and a dog park!! The dogs love it there 🙂
He has really matured and is a wonderful dog. My best friend! He’s definitely still a weimy and still stubborn as all get out. But he’s a lot calmer and listens a LITTLE better 🙂 I can never thank u enough for giving me such a wonderful companion.
Hope all is well with u and cliff and all those beautiful weims. Take care!
~Tanya (January 12, 2013)
Breeder’s Note: Diva is Stewart’s litter-mate (sister) which Cliff kept to hunt-train. He still has Diva, and you might have seen the video of the three blue Weims running in the field with Diva. If you did not see that video, you can click here to find the video link.
Stewart and Diva turn 4
I Can’t believe my Stewart is 4 years old already!! He is a great dog. Still stubborn as can be. But he is also the sweetest buddy I could ask for.
We did end up getting him a puppy! My boyfriend really wanted a golden retriever/ lab. We finally found one this summer. He’s half golden and half yellow lab. He’s so different from Stewart. So calm and eager to listen lol They absolutely love each other. They sleep together and play together all day.
It is hard to believe that Stewart is four years old! Yes, we got another breed, but no dog could ever compare or have my heart like Stewart. I’ll be forever thankful for u giving me my bestest friend!!
Happy birthday to Diva!!
Breeder’s Note: Many of you know Cliff’s Diva. Some have met her on a visit or run across them during a hunt test. Diva has made us proud! She has the potential to do anything, that we have the smarts to train her for, but she is more than that to us. Diva is not only smart, but she is super friendly, fun, and well demanding too. She loves to lay on Cliff’s lap and snuggle with him! She is accomplished in the water and on land! Cliff likes to do an annual chukar hunt in the Owyhee sagebrush for his birthday. Last Saturday he and our grandson-in-law Nick ventured out with three Weims: Stackhouse (the longhair Stud), Zee (Stewart and Diva’s father), and Diva. Click here to watch Diva on a YouTube made a couple of years ago working in water. Below is a photo from last Saturday of the three working the sagebrush!
Mail Box Topics
From our OwyheeStar Mailbox…
I want to know if invisible fencing is a good idea?
Many who live with the Weimaraner swear by invisible fencing. Some live in areas where fencing would not be allowed. Others live where fencing would deter their view and they really want to avoid that scenario. Having said that there are some who use it successfully, and others who wish they would never have opted for the invisible fence.
The idea that a shock will deter a Weimaraner from ever going outside the boundaries is not true. Seeing their owner, seeing a deer, seeing a bunny, may negate the fear of the limits. The Weimaraner might give chase to that critter. They might also burst through to if they see you–their beloved human.
The Weimaraner may forget about the penalty and cross over to the other side. This is probably the exception rather than the rule. A boundary-trained Weimaraner may honor the boundary 99% of the time. It is the 1% that is unthinkable. These times are totally unpredictable and normally driven by the instinct to give chase.
Other than the danger posed by the Weimaraner leaving the property, there are other consideration. May people put up a fence to keep out other people, critters, and especially dogs. If you are thinking about adding a Weimaraner and invisible fencing is a must, you should take pause. Not every Weim is going to honor this boundary. In checking online there was a Weim in rescue for ignoring the invisible fence. How sad is that?
Experts disagree on the invisible fence for the Weimaraner, but simply put–it is not the best choice! It may work for some. Eventually, you will most likely discover if the Weimaraner decides they want to leave the property they will find a way. Here are some links to explore:
Stewart turns 3!
Tanya report January 12th 2011
Here is our yearly update. Stewart is 3 today!! I just can’t believe it.
He is finally starting to calm down a little and listens way more.
Lol. He is my best friend. Can’t imagine life without the little guy.
He’s a pretty good looking dog if I do say so 🙂 thanks again for breeding good, beautiful dogs.
His hunting insticts are crazy. Kinda wish I hunted. He’d b so good.
Happy Birthday Stewart and all his littermates!
Yesterday we had a note on Diva’s birthday as well (click here). We also got a LinkIn note from Heath regarding Clay:
wooooohoooo! Clay turns three today!! He is doing great and is constantly by my side……goes to work with me everyday! I love him dearly….thanks for my best pal Clay!
Even persons of few words remember us and it means the world. Our OwyheeStar Weimaraners touch hearts in ways words cannot express. Thank You for remembering us!
Diva amazes and entertains…
A (Moxie X Zee) OwyheeStar Pup
…..is Cliff’s almost constant companion.
She can do almost anything. She has been proven in hunt tests and has become a frequent Northwest Head-turner….
She is long on good looks
If it is not enough that she retrieves and loves Cliff, she also swims like a fish …
Watch this video and see what we mean…
Here is Cliff’s Latest Diva Tale…..
As most everyone knows, OwyheeStar acquired quite a few pheasants and chukars. This project has led to a lot of additional activity around the Nielsen Farm. Additional activity means the additional birds require adequate housing and a flight pen.
By this time Cliff had already created one pen for the young pheasants. Now, Cliff needed to create another for the chukars. They had escaped their swimming pool and had taken over the entire inside shop work area. It was imperative that Cliff get them moved to their new home.
A guy needs a carpenter pencil…
The Attentive Diva…
She does it all! She swims, points birds, retrieves birds, and finds lost objects. Oh and she expects to be a lap dog in return. The doggie bed is OK on occasion, however, every evening she must climb atop Cliff’s lap and snuggle.
Last night Lacee came into join us and Cliff thought Diva and Lacee could share the dog bed. Indeed there was enough room but likewise they felt there was enough room for the both of them on Cliff’s lap. We grabbed the TV remote to save it and moved a few other things before stuff went flying off the end table.
The joys of life with a Weimaraner are many!
Thanks for reading one of our OwyheeStar Weim Tales!
~SHELA AND CLIFF
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