Hello From OwyheeStar

~Cliff, Shela, and the Weimaraners

January 11, 2020

Sunrise October 21 2017

And Mr. Winter is throwing around the white stuff–snow. We didn’t have a white Christmas–I do so love snow for Christmas. It seems magical. I love it everywhere but the roads–because there are always folks who make driving unsafe for everyone near them. Why is it some of these have big 2-wheel drive pickups–they pass you some way, and soon you see them in the ditch. (Go figure.)


This Week On the Blog…

Last Sunday we posted news that jaeger’s Mom was looking for votes. If you have not yet cast your vote, there is time.

As always, thanks to our faithful OwyheeStar contributors–they make this all possible. (Haha) We sincerely hope our readers enjoyed these updates as much as we did, too. If you have a story that you will let me share–I need at least three sentences and a decent photo. I prefer to receive it via email. (FYI–we only use stories that feature the OwyheeStar Weimaraner).

Sunday— January 5 — Jaeger

Monday–-January 6— Knobby

Tuesday – January 7 — Training Advice

Wednesday January 8 — Colleen Writes

Thursday –- January 9 —  Lap Weims

Friday — January 10 — While We Wait

On a very personal note

What could be bigger news that our first Great Grandson’s arrival? Jackson James arrived yesterday–safely. We are so thrilled–can not wait to meet him. I don’t know precisely when that will happen, but soon.

Yesterday we purchased some basic transportation for Christina, whose car has been failing for a long time. Did I mention it is a simple get around town and to Boise and back type of ride–commuter situation. We hope it turns out to be a bargain–finding reliable, inexpensive transportation can be tricky.

Basketball is still a thing–Brad (#13) is playing well. The team got a much-needed decisive victory the other day. Then they got spanked when playing an outstanding team–but they played a very good game. So, overall the team is coming together in light of overwhelming circumstances. Character building situations are not all that delightful when you are enrolled in the program. (OMG)

While We Wait

~ We celebrated Christmas Weim-style

Hope your Christmas was a blessed one!  I know ours was!!
Nutz and my grandpup, Rhea, had a good one too!!

They received new speaker toys, which got destroyed by the end of the night.  For some reason, they want that sqeaker to chew on.  Heehee.  They also received some special treats, which they LOVED, and wouldn’t share.  Haha
They thought it was their job to  help us open our gifts, so of course we let them.   Who can deny a weim that pleasure? 🥰
Thank you so much for our blessed pup!  Cant wait for her sister to get here!

Robin and Mark

Lap Weims

These guys still think they are lap dogs😂

Finn Loves to play ball

Breeder Comment

I think we can safely say that the Weimaraner loves to do what you are doing, and most love to fetch. Regardless, curled up on the sofa or playing a game of toss–it is all about the relationship.

Colleen Writes

Shela and Cliff, Thank-you for being so thorough with your client only page and the puppy packet.  I feel I had the website memorized by the time January 4th finally came. We are SO enjoying this “honeymoon” period with “Miranda” (#10 long hair, pink collar).   

We had an 11 hour drive home and she slept on my lap the entire way. That quiet time only lasted one day, lol!

I’m assuming you’ve worked with potty training and the “sit” command as we are having more successes than failures in the house.  AND she’s rang the jingle bells by the door 3X so far this morning to go out and potty!
For the last 2 nights she has settled in nicely at bedtime in a crate next to our bed.

What a sweetheart!  I feel so fortunate to have found Owyheestar Weimaraner’s.  The time and dedication that you and Cliff put into your dogs is much appreciated.  
Gotta go, she just rang the bells!

Breeder Comment

It sounds as if you are off to an excellent start. We love that Miranda is ringing the bells. Of course, before long, she will discover that ringing the bells gets her outside for fun as well as to go potty. (Haha)

Training Advice

~ Jan Magnuson has this to say–

I like Carol Lea Benjamin’s training books, I have not read them all but the ones I have I liked, they are trusty training manuals.  I like Dr. Sophia Yin’s website- she has passed, however they continue to maintain her website; I went to training with her in person, she was amazing.  Also, CanisMajor.com, Pam Young, and PerfectPaws.com.

These are not Weimar-specific, I recommend them to folks with all breeds.  Having owned the Weimar and getting info from Shela and Cliff, I am sure you can tailor the training info to our breed with the knowledge you already have.

Best Regards~  Jan
Jan Magnuson SUNSTARAll-Breed Dog Training
P.O. Box 98072 Des Moines, WA 98198206 241 2908

Breeder Comment

We believe everyone begins with good intentions–some get into trouble. There are several ways to allow a problem to start with this concrete-thinking Weimaraner. We won’t list those here–we often pass out a sheet that talks about avoiding the pitfalls to our prospective clients–but no matter how you decide to proceed with your training, it is essential to get the basics accomplished.

Everything that you achieve requires you develop a special relationship where the Weimaraner wants to please you. Finally, remember this is a journey–it is about what you can accomplish together — one step at a time building upon tiny successes and that underlying relationship.


~ First Christmas

I was so worried how Knobby would act around the Christmas tree. The decision was made to put up an undecorated tree for about a week just get him used to it. He was curious but didn’t mess with it. We decorated the tree, paying special attention to the type of ornaments on the bottom, just in case. The stockings were hung and cherished decor was put out. I am happy to report no “Weim Crimes”, although he really likes the standing Santa. He may have knocked Santa over a few times, no harm, no foul.🎄🎅❄Now we are looking forward to 2020 and a 1st birthday party in March. 🎂🎉


Breeder Comment

We love hearing how you managed the first Christmas with Knobby.


~ Needs your Vote

Click Here –Find Jaeger and Cast Your Vote

Shanon Writes-

OMG OMG OMG – Jaeger is a contender in 2 categories of Willamette Week #PetPageant. He is a contender in “Most Joyful” and “Highest on Life” #pdxpetpageant – let’s get my baby the COVER! Can you please share to you facebook pages and encourage people to vote? He is the love of my life and I have you to thank


Voting is open until Jan. 19 to deliberate this important decision.

The pet in each title category that receives the most votes will be the title winner. And the pet that receives the most votes overall will be crowned our 2020 Ultimate Supreme Pet! This pet will be guaranteed to be on the cover of our Pet Issue. All across the city, this pet will be seen in their splendor and grandeur.

Breeder Comment

We hope you win Jaeger–and we hope everyone will drop whatever they are doing and cast their vote to help your cause. Wouldn’t it be great to have a Weimaraner on the magazine cover? Even sweeter–if it were an OwyheeStar. Thanks, Shannon and Jaeger.

Hello From OwyheeStar

~Cliff, Shela, and the Weimaraners

January 4, 2020

Sunrise October 21 2017

And just like that, we arrive at the first Saturday in our new year. It (the year 2020) sound magical to my heart and ear. Every new year holds magic until trouble spoils that feeling, but I think we ought to hold on to the magical and get past any trouble that knocks on our door as quickly as possible.

Our January is temperate –at least we don’t have sub-zero type temperatures. I can most certainly do without them. So far, things are damp as well as chilly. We hover around the freezing mark but warm up every day.


It was a week of exits for Bettee’s Longhair babies–and oh, what a few days we had. Making dreams come true–but first, there were baths and other whatnot. This preparation includes learning to settle in the carryon bag–for those pups flying. We had three flyers this time around. There are fewer options for those folks wanting to bring their puppy home as their carryon–Delta and United have made this option impossible. Nevertheless, Alaska-Horizon, American, and a few others are still making it doable. We appreciate that because, for many of our clients, it is the best approach.

This Week On the Blog…

As always, thanks to our faithful OwyheeStar contributors–they make this all possible. (Haha) We sincerely hope our readers enjoyed these updates as much as we did, too. If you have a story that you will let me share–I need at least three sentences and a decent photo. I prefer to receive it via email. (FYI–we only use stories that feature the OwyheeStar Weimaraner).

Sunday— December 29 — Christmas Wish

Monday–-December 30— Charlee

Tuesday – December 31 — Brady

Wednesday January 1 — Sunny

Thursday –- January 2 —  Griffey

Friday — January 3 — Remy

On a very personal note

There is not much to share on a personal note. Hopefully, this coming week will include more moments to share. With me sick and the puppy exits happening, there was little to no outside activities.

I sent my registration to the college online because I was too ill to get to the campus. (OMG) I will see if they received it come Monday because so far I have heard nothing back. I much prefer to walk in and take care of business face-to-face.

There will be basketball this coming week, too. Brad played out of town, and the results were a demoralizing loss–it breaks my heart. I think there will be other decisions made for next year, but we stay out of it. We will support whatever they decide.


~ Celebrates Two Years

Today we celebrate Remy’s 2nd birthday! She’s still enjoying being our running companion and learning new tricks. Her favorite game with the family is hide and seek all over the house. We all hide and she is quick to find us, we can’t trick her.

She is spoiled and at night she often positions herself on the couch upright – I think she sometimes thinks she is a human. 

We adore her!
Happy New Year – Haley

Breeder Comment

Thanks for sending us the update –letting us post it on the blog.


It has been so long since we have reached out. Alex and I just wanted to update you on Griffey and as always say “Thank you” for such a special member of our family. 

We recently welcomed 2 new baby girls into our lives and Griffey is still adjusting as the older brother but starting to understand that there IS enough love to go around between all three of them (he is very much still a puppy himself). Griffey is the best running partner (Alex and I are training for a half marathon) and as we have learned over the past few years… he either gets a long run to start the morning or a solid 30-60 minutes of retrieving at the dog park and he is set for a “less” mischievous day…hah. Griffey is an amazingly loyal companion, always Sticking to our side when we are out hiking and scouting. He cuddles from 5pm at night and sleeps in longer than anyone else in the morning… he will even sneak into the guest room if someone is visiting and just to cuddle and nap a little longer. We Are blessed to have him. 

Breeder Comment

Congratulations on the twin baby girls–what an event. I love that Griffey is doing well with all the changes. Most of all–thank you for updating us on Griffey. We are delighted, along with our readers. Thank you!