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Holiday Cheer

~From our Home to Yours

Today we want to say thank you, once again, for everyone who has taken time out of their insanely busy schedule to drop us the email update. We are positive our readers also appreciate your effort.

This blue boy is Martee–the future of OwyheeStar’s Blues. Isn’t he lovely? We adore Boone, but the reality is we save girls for the future out of him–then we cannot (or we should not) breed back to them. So–fresh blood is essential. Isn’t he just grand?

Knobby

~ PJs with Style

Knobby got his new PJ’s, now he’s truly the Knobigator 🐊

I found an Etsy store (majStyle) that specializes in Weimaraner, Vizsla, Greyhound body types. She make pj’s, hats, shirts, and neck-warmers based on your pups measurements. Took about 4 weeks but worth the wait.
Knobby looks adorable and has received many compliments. I love dressing him up and he’s getting really good about it. Hats are still a little questionable. 

Christmas attiring coming soon…
Knobby (Flo x Boone) March 2019
~Darlene

Breeder Comment

We are speechless –just kidding. Well, I think this is just what the doctored order for today.

Asher Speaks

~”Woof!” (Sniff, Sniff, too!)

I have this Paw-Awesome report. 

Mom and I have been so busy with the smell game.  At times it can be confusing because sometimes my mom calls it Nosework and other times its called Scent Work.  Got me what the differences are.  I just nose’s its all about the bacon. (HA-did you catch my humor?)  I love bacon…shhh do not tell mom that I told you this.  But ever so often, I see mom eat my dog treats.  LOL! She must like bacon too.

Last time, I updated you on our first title with United States Canine Scent Sports (USCSS).  Since then we have gained our second title with USCSS called Detection Dog Intermediate.  This trial was at a school campground where we found 8 hides and overcame a very tough search in a bunkhouse.  The judge told my mom, “Great job in being patient!”   I have no idea why the judge would say that –Weim-Zoomies are a normal every day occurrence.  Right?

We recently went for the NW2 with the National Association Canine Scent Work (NACSW).  We missed 1 hide because we were about two feet from source. So did not gain our title.  We learned a lot about that, “No, I am sorry that is not correct!”  

Scent Work or Nose Work whatever it may be called is not just about finding the smell, the alert or the bacon.  NERD ALERT:  It is about a team that works through the problem analyzing the environment and how the conditions of terrain, climate, vegetation and weather play into how the scent molecules are traveling.  

REALITY CHECK: Now try and remember all of that when the birds or the bunnies are queued– seriously NOT FAIR, Right?  No worries, we just shake it off and learn and grow.

We have since earned our first title in UKC in three of the elements (Containers, Exterior and Vehicles Searches).  This last UKC trial we were in shock when we learned we earned a High-In Trial.

This last weekend we tried our luck at our first AKC Trial.  The nice thing about AKC and UKC is your YES’s are accumulative and you must pass each element three times to gain a title in that specific element.  We learned another trial opens this coming week, so maybe by the end of July we will gain our first titles in AKC elements.

To be continued…now I lay me down to sleep!

Love,

Asher Von Owyheestar,

NW1, DDI, AKC TKN, UKC NC, UKC NV, UKC NE

Breeder Comment

Everyone at OwyheeStar is very impressed, Asher. Thank you for the report and all the hard work. Tomorrow, I will write a bit more about this topic and list what these titles earn mean. I am positive that several readers would like to know more.

Stone

~The Little Blue Guy

We just got the results back from the 16 week Titer test. Stone tested positive for both antibodies, which is great! However, the vet technician warned me that Stone could still be at risk and that they suggest the 16 week vaccination. I am holding strong. 


Stone is very much at home here, loves his big brother, Blue, tolerates his crate, devours his food and then heads for Blue’s bowl (and shock of shock, Blue lets him eat from his bowl!), and continues to be the world’s best snuggler. Everyone stops me on our daily walks to coo over how sweet he is. Stone is really smart too – and we start Obedience Classes in May. 


But who leaves out dog treats when a Weim is waiting for the vet???


Thank you for our little angel. We love him so. 
Best, 
Victoria

Breeder Comment

As I always say–thank you, Victoria, for the update on Stone. You have been so excellent as sending things that I can share on the Blog. It means a lot to us.

We love to hear that Stone has settled into his routine and that he is doing well in every way. These photos are precious. I know everyone is going to appreciate seeing them.

Ace

~Our Gorgeous Blue Boy

I know I expressed concern over Ace’s size – and sometimes loose stools, I think I have been stressing way too much about his growth and the late afternoon loose stools.

He (Ace) by all appearances is healthy, and now that I realize he is probably going to be somewhat undersized (which I don’t care) I am able to breathe a sign of relief. He is perfect in every other way. I can’t thank you enough for your support. You and Cliff do an amazing job! ~Dee

Breeder Comment

We understand that he is your baby and you could be overly concerned about every detail. He looks to be thriving to us–about what we would expect. We didn’t realize he would be smaller–even though that particular lineage does produce small-sized Weims. No one can guess size when the DNA pool draws from a larger grouping of various sized Weimaraners. The pup can take its cue from any number of ancestors–ultimately, health is the essential factor. Thanks for updating us!

From the Oregon Coast

~ Our Sweet Boris

Our sweet Boris is scratching and itching. We think he has fleas. Is there a flea product you recommend? I use revolution for my cat and used it on my last dog Moon. But after reading Cliffs pamphlet. And learning how sensitive these dogs are. We are concerned. Today Claude plans on giving him a bath we don’t want anything toxic for our pets. We do believe in natural remedies.  And want Boris to have the best care we can give him. Right now Claude and Boris are outside playing in the rain. He is such a joy.

We tried to get you the photo you wanted– it’s a bad pic but it’s the best I could do right now. He’s a wiggle worm. Already working us over. He rings the potty bell. A couple pee pee accidents, but it was our fault for not acting quickly . Now he rings the bell because he wants to go outside and chew  on pine cones and tree bark. He’s such a rascal! Feeling comfortable at home . Don’t have a minute to spare. He’s barking at me now . So gotta go! I’ll send a better pic when my daughter is here to help us out.

Breeder Comment

Boris with our Granddaughter (Ashley)

We understand that getting a quality photo of a young Weimaraner can be a challenge. Thank you, for your effort. I am sure everyone loves seeing Boris with you.

It sounds like you are doing well–we trust you got the information we Emailed you. Please let us know how it works. For those who wonder–this pup was older when they got him. We had and have a few available pups that are older than the traditional eight-weeks. To find out more, Email us.

We Are Busy

~ Ace of Clubs

Ace busy pruning my wisteria this morning 😬

Vaccine

The vet has agreed to administer the vaccines according to the Weimaraner protocol. He was prescribed an antibiotic for his eyes. We are hoping that his umbilical hernia will close by itself. I think it already looks smaller. His weight was 15 and 1/2 lbs. It seemed to me that he weighed a little more when we got him but he is eating, sleeping, playing and getting longer legs!! He is a beauty❣️
Dee and Mike

Diarrhea, Etc.

~ Not what I thought (whew)!

I just wanted to let you know that all is going very well despite a young puppy’s voracious appetite and sharp teeth!!I believe we are off to a solid start. We have completed the AKC registration and the registration for the microchip. We have adjusted the feedings to 1 cup 3x a day. Unfortunately Ace thinks he needs more. Lot’s more!!You know what happens to a dog when you cross that line. Yep! Diarrhea!! We tried listening to him and that’s what we got 🙃

Just set your mind at rest, I turned in a stool sample on Saturday and it was negative 😊

He is sitting and knows his name. Mostly responds to “Ace come” when called. A terrific pottier outside 👍🏻We are monitoring the umbilical hernia but are not concerned. His eye infections are cleared up but he has to finish 3 more days of the antibiotic.I hope all the rest of his litter mates are doing well❣️🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾
Dee and Mike and Atkins Ace of Clubs

Breeder Comment

Thanks for the detailed updates –we are thrilled to hear that Ace is doing well. Yes, the last minute little hernia appears to be nothing of significance. I am glad you are not worried. Over the years, we have learned that doing as little as possible with these seems to be the best choice–only fix a larger one that is more risky.

We are glad you had the stool sample checked. With young pups it is always wise to check to be sure nothing more is going on–but you have this covered. It appears other folks are doing well–at least that is what we have heard.

Yesterday

~Somewhere in Utah

Then this Happened

Brandon Writes–Just wanted to drop a little note to let you know that the puppy is home and seems very happy.  I look forward to working with you guys in the very near future!


Breeder Comment

We are thrilled to hear that Toby is setting into his new family–doing well. We look forward to working with you again, thanks for the photos, Brandon.

Second Christmas

~ Dasher

This was our second Christmas with our Dash. As you can see, he’s grown up quite a bit from last year at this time. He continues to be a happy, healthy and handsome boy. He just has the best disposition and we love him so. We just wanted to let you know that we are so grateful that we got him from you. All the best to our OwyheeStar family. Audrey & Dave

Breeder Comment

Thank you for sharing this lovely photo of Dash. We are thrilled that he more than met your expectations.


Celebrating

One Year

     ~Today–August 28, 2018

Mesquite shot-shell reloader_0475Mesquite has lived in Prosser for a year today.

She has recovered nicely from the dog food debacle. Her coat is nice and full and has that slick look again. I see she is growing some longer fur around her pads, probably starting her winter coat. I hope that isn’t the sign of a cold winter to come.

She likes the Diamond Naturals dog food. She is always looking for her pan at dinner time. She has always been a good eater. My last Vizsla ate like a bird and was very picky. Everything had to be just right.

Mesquite likes to play with her stuffed animals. She is always packing one of them around in the house.

I can’t wait to get back on birds this fall. The rabbits are getting old. She enjoys her daily morning walks. She is always ready to go each morning. She just loves going in the car and doesn’t get sick anymore.

Mesquite is a real doll! Thanks again for getting her together with us! She has filled a real hole in our lives. ~ Lyle

Breeder Comment

We cannot thank you enough for loving Mesquite and giving her an excellent Golden Year Home.