Category Archives: Washington Weimaraner
Patos is Thriving; I am exhausted!
Weimar Disdain turned to Snuggles and Kisses
The 9-Week Puppy Shot
Big hugs to you and Cliff! ~Meg
We are happy that Sucia has turned the corner and realized that Patos is not only staying, but it is an excellent thing to have a sister.
I am glad you are sticking to the vaccine protocol. It has proven time and again to produce high vaccine titer results–in turn, keeping the additional vaccine at bay with the risk of a severe vaccine reaction.
We do encourage folks to worm their puppy on a regular basis. There are certain things we cannot speak to for a broad-based audience. Each person must decide what the real risk is when it comes to Heartworm–is it vital to start the new puppy on this medication. Well, maybe. If so, should you use the Plus version that covers the worming as well as guarding against the dreaded heartworm scenario? The one caution we do have is to not overload your Weimaraner’s system with a lot of chemicals. Be as Holistic as possible–this is even more important with the young Weimaraner; however, some adult Weims can react to various medications. Proceed with caution and do a bit of research–if there are reports from dog owners who have used a product and it caused seizures, we recommend choosing another option–different pain medication, etc. Weigh the risks and just because one person didn’t have an issue, keep in mind a percentage of Weims do have severe (even life-threatening) vaccine reactions–as well as a low tolerance for certain medications. One that comes to mind is the Rimadyl.
Update on Lucy
At first we were scared that she may not like the water, which would be rough since we spend a LOT of time boating and playing at the lake, BUT a couple of weekends ago, my brother’s lab, Harken, taught Lucy how to fetch sticks in the lake and ever since, she LOVES to swim and is faster than he is! Thank goodness we have a swimmer! And thank goodness for playful friends who help us grow!
Bella Celebrates Three!
This princess is 3. Whoa …how time flies.
Seems like just yesterday we brought her home. This girl stole everyone’s heart from day 1.
She is so adorable and cute.
She barks and chases everything, birds, squirrel, dragon flies ,,, in the water at the dog park 😉 We love watching her and her facial expression is priceless.
We thank you, Cliff and Shela, for giving her to us. She completes our lives.
Love, Sri, and Kevin
We love how you celebrate Princess Bella –her birthday, her daily activities, and whatnot. The fact that she is cherished is all we can hope for any OwyheeStar offspring. Thank you, both for the photos and the videos. We know everyone will enjoy seeing Bella celebrate her birthday. You have a way of bringing an elegant flare to everything you touch Sri. You bless us with your generosity and kindness. We count ourselves fortunate to be connected. Our wish is that Bella lives on and does well for many years to come. Thanks again for staying in touch too!
Happy With herself
~ From Jan (July 3, 2017)
Willow qualified in all three Agility trials with three perfect scores of 200!!!
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!
Congratulations Willow! We know your Mama will be sending an official update but today we celebrate with you.
~ Time for Agility!
Jan and Willow (UKC Best-In-Show and High-in-Trial Champion Sunstar Willow of OwyheeStar, AKC Canine Good Citizen, UKC Rally Obedience I, Therapy Dog International certified ) are well-known. They have earned a basket of titles. The achievements together are many. They spend a lot of time doing public service events.
- Champion Willow
- Dressed in Purple
- Willow and Jan
- Back to School
- Champion Willow
- TDI (Therapy Dog Certificate)
We thank Jan and Willow. We sincerely hope her career finds longevity. What these two have earned speaks to Jan’s ability as well as Willow’s skills set. Very few OwyheeStar’s earn titles. We are not (per say) raising show dogs. Some do win hunt titles as well as various event titles. Most are companion dogs who share in their families activities.
Shela and Cliff,
I can’t remember what life was like before Winnie. Today marks her 2nd birthday and it feels like she has been with me longer than 2 years.
Some of Winnie’s favorite things to do are: sleeping (she will sleep all night with Brendan and then sleep all day with me, when I come home from working night shift), she’s a great copilot while going for rides wherever that may be (she is not fond of staying at home), she loves to hunt and gets better each time we take her out, and playing with her friends.Some of Winnie’s quirky habits are: running to the fridge whenever she hears anyone getting ice (just so she can have some too), spinning like a tornado when it’s time to eat or get treats (one of her nicknames is spinnie Winnie), rolling on her back in the middle of the floor to get belly rubs, and people watching in the front yard.Thank you for such an amazing companion.
Good afternoon Shela 😋 and Cliff–here is an update on our OwyheeStar.He got weighed yesterday 10/7 he is 43.8 lbs and he knows the first place we always go when we go to the pet store, the scale! I like to check it at least once a week. He’s growing so fast my baby! He picks a new toy every time we go and he is thrilled when we get home with his new toy, you can’t get his attention for anything till he has had his way with whatever he has picked. So spoiled I know you can’t be surprised, you remember the back of the car when we picked him up! He need like three more of those toy boxes now.He is the best little guy, hard not to forgive him quickly when he’s being a turd. I just look at his sweet little face and melt every time.More Long Beach pictures he truly is a beach baby! I think it’s because he doesn’t get told no for digging! 😉 score for him! He dug all over around the ice chest in one of the photos attached.
Where is my drink mother??
He says “you’ll have to go through me if you want another beer guys!”
Beach wore me out!
He was napping here but he heard a sound, such a scardy cat he is.
Had to add this one, I always have a car seat in my car I’m the emergency contact for some of my baby cousins.Roy is sure to remind me he’s the only baby I need!
We tried to take a family pic!
AKA June Bug
I just wanted to drop a quick note to update you on our little June Bug, she is doing great!
She is doing extremely well in her training, she is smart and biddable. As you know, we completed one Puppy Obedience class, and now I am bringing her with me to teach the group Obedience classes that I conduct- I use her for demonstrations, as I tell my students that I am in the same boat they are, with a five-month old puppy just learning the ropes! Everyone thinks she is adorable and as we wrap up the hour, I take questions and such as Juniper lies at my feet, then she begins to roll and kick and act silly and everyone cracks up! She is enjoying meeting all the other dogs in class, she is quite submissive and really enjoys the smaller dogs and the calmer puppies the most. I plan to enroll her in another Home Obedience class in about a month so she gets more training as well.
We are going to enter more UKC dog shows that are in October, she will be in the 6-9 month puppy class so I am grateful that the judges understand puppy behavior- it will be a challenge to get her to stand still and gait without getting distracted, but we will do our best and most importantly, we will have fun!
She is fully housetrained, we did not have even one single accident. Amazing.
Once we got her over her initial drama about being in her kennel crate, she now loves it. She has her blankie and her squeaky toy and I give her a chewie treat, it is her safe haven and she will run into it on her own and take a nap, even with the door still open.
She is quite the huntress like Willow, they stalk and catch little prey on my property here, such as voles, mice, moles and an occasional bird. They love to run the pastures while I work around my place, which is what we will do today as I have chores to do.
She is perfectly healthy, strong and bright and beautiful, I get compliments on her (and Willow of course) continually.
Willow and Juniper have very different personalities, which is fun- I enjoy watching them interact with each other and build their “sister” relationship. Juniper is much more of a challenge to raise, I am glad she is with me because I think a novice dog owner would have had a difficult time with her. Willow was a breeze to raise, Juniper takes more work but she is precious and we love her. I can tell that she will be a fabulous adult dog when she matures, she needs to be guided in the right direction and we will be successful.
Thanks again for my two wonderful girls, talk to you soon, Jan~
My Newest Hunting Partner
~ Developing Field Skills
Hi guys, I just wanted to check in and give an update on George from Stackhouse and Mesquite. He’s doing great, he’s a sweet well-behaved dog. He’s growing fast. This past few days I took him out on his first hunts, for sooty and dusky grouse. Day one he followed the older dog studiously and by the day he located my last downed bird (didn’t retrieve it yet, just found t and growled at it, but a good start). By the second day, he was pointing tweety birds and to my amazement located this enormous dusky in his own in a beautiful, low, Weimaraner point. He held steady until the beagle came in and flushed it, and the beagle took it out of the air and I didn’t even need to shoot. Needless to say, I’m proud of my dogs. ~ Richard
We make no apology for the reference to hunting. The Weimaraner is a Versatile Hunting Dog–used to assist with the upland game, waterfowl, and small game. To some, this is unthinkable. Nevertheless, we best not forget that this is first and foremost a hunting dog. Secondly, these folks are not hunting for the joy of the kill–our hunters eat their take. Responsible hunters and fishermen are those that consider the environment. This harvesting in moderation is a long tradition that benefits all –many folks away from this lifestyle do not understand it. That being said, we live in America and freedom has come at a high cost. Live and let live is our way. Your pet city Weimaraner may retrieve a small critter one day. They will believe they have brought you a great treasure.