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Bob and Whisky

~Preparing for Competition

Whisky has been in training now for 6 months and is becoming a great bird dog. He loves it. The trainer feels he would do great in Hunt Test competition, so we will start training for that.


At the age of 6 months, Whisky started retriever and obedience training at Coyote Creek Oregon Gun Dog Training in Eugene. He started at the age of 6 months and has been doing very well. We visit him at least twice a week to work with him and train ourselves. The trainer is very impressed with his abilities and drive and is confident that Whisky will excel in the field and in competition. 

Breeder Comment

We are glad you are doing well with Whiskey and that your trainer feels he has good hunt trial potential. We look forward to hearing about the experience.

Sunny

~Update from Captain Rod


A smart trainer/breeder once told me that the best life insurance you can give your dog is to train him well so all of your friends and relatives will love him and want him if something happens to his owner. If something ever happened to me, my friends would fight over who gets Sunny.


One of the many things I love most about my OwyheeStar blue Weimaraner is he absolutely loves everybody from little kids to adults.  He’s not just attached to me, he’s happy to be on a new lap from a new friend.


Around Christmas every year we go up to Lake Tahoe to visit friends and enjoy the snow. My two friends also have two labradors that Sunny has fun wrestling with.   When he’s bounding through the deep snow in the forest, he’s truly in his element.    On the way home, we visited two more friends that have 2 very sweet and high drive hunting dogs that he met.  The rules were a bit more flexible in this household, and the dogs and humans dined together.  Sunny gets along with other dogs very well, but if he’s mounted, he will object with some growling and barking.  Can’t blame him there.


Sunny and I have come to some agreements a long time ago, and he’s flexible in various situations.  He will stay on his bed if necessary and behave quietly, or if the rules are loose, he’ll party with other dogs as crazy as ever.  He’ll happily ride in the backseat on long trips for as long as necessary.  He heels off leash, and runs free on walks when it’s safe.  His training of me is almost complete I’ve been told.

Breeder Comment

You may or may not remember Sunny’s earliest beginning on the catamaran with Rod–click here. I have often dreamed of sailing with Sunny–and I suppose it is possible (www.sailfuncat.com ), but we are pretty much tied to OwyheeStar for now. It makes is very happy to know Sunny continues to delight others and is a great companion for Rod. Happy New Year to you, Sunny, and your humans, too.

Our Astra

~Working to Become our best together

Wearing her new Christmas Collars

Astra is doing good and we love our snuggle bug she is still in training. She is fearful of strangers runners and bicyclists but she is doing better.

A wonderful day at Sauvie Island 

We taught her to swim and she loves it she wags her tail while she swims. And we still love hanging out at the beach. Thank you for our baby. ~ Tanya

Breeder Comment

Keep up the great work. It is so great that Astra swims–all Weimaraners can swim. Not everyone accomplishes the swim, however, but we would love it if they did. Weims can be wonky. I was going to write about this trait, but maybe I will just throw that out there and let everyone mull that thought over. (Haha)

Knobby

~At 6.5 Months

What a delight and challenge our boy is. It has been 12 years since we had a puppy in the house and even longer since it was a “big” puppy… Our current pet family consists of two cats, two senior mini dachshunds, a horse, and our newest addition, Knobby. He is 6 1/2 months now and growing like a weed. He loves toys especially his jolly ball and his piggy. The doxies are still out on their new brother but the do enjoy the snuggle time they get when he’s asleep (about the only time they like him). The kitties have a love hate relationship with him, he likes them, licks their heads and wants to play with them but they are not fond of his style of play, chasing.

Knobby is clueless to their indifference, he loves them all including the horse. In fact, he pretty much loves everyone he meets. 

He attended puppy socialization class and excelled, he’s gone on multiple camping trips and truly loves the forest. He’s extremely smart. Unfortunately he’s learned how to open doors and the sensor touch trash can. 😳What an absolute character, we love him so much. 

Breeder Comment

Thank you, Darlene for this great update on Knobby. A puppy is always a challenge, but a Weimaraner–well that is a lot more challenging.

Pepper

~ Growing Like a Weed

Little update on our big girl! 
She’s growing like a weed and finished all her puppy school with flying colors. Her favorite things include going to the dog park to play with all her friends, going on family adventures and of course her tennis balls.

We took her paddle boarding recently and she jumped right off the dock. She loved it. We love our sweet girl and could’ve have asked for a more well mannered babe to join our family. 

Thanks so much, Angel & Jakob

Breeder Comment

We love receiving the updates (especially those that include photos). It is essential to find out how the OwyheeStar pups from every mating work out–and it helps us ever so much with having material for our blog. Thanks for all you are doing for and with Pepper.

Seattle News

~ Stone

Ready to Make Folks Smile

Stone is stealing hearts left and right when we go on walks or to the park.

My next goal is to get him in the water. It’s warming up now so I’ll do that soon. I’ll send pics when I do.

I am grateful for him every single day. He is a very special little guy. 

I hope you are well!!
Victoria

He likes being under cover –Haha

Breeder Comment

We are ever so happy to hear about Stone and his business around town–so to speak. I am glad he loves people.

Dyson

~Loves People

Dyson is well and growing fast. He goes to puppy class and is a superstar. He also goes to puppy socialization play dates weekly. He’s a little shy to get started but once he observes for awhile he’s happy. If he gets overwhelmed he finds someone’s legs to stand in between. He loves people!  One of the supervisors said he is a polite puppy which made me proud.

At home he’s in love with playing with Leo and Leo has accepted him fully.  Dyson is very interested in people first dogs second. And he likes to sit watch and observe new situations. Oh he’s going to be such a smart dog!!

Breeder Comment

We appreciate the update (including the photos)–and especially insight into living with this lovely boy. Thanks for remembering us–it means a lot.

True Story

~Mesquite and Lyle

Mesquite is in good health, still quite active, loves morning walks. She is great pleasure to be around, and at this time sound to sleep by my chair.

I was just looking at your latest photos. You have some nice pictures of some young blue Weimaraner’s.  I think I detect some of Mesquite’s lineage in those young dogs, eyes, ears, blocky head and overall appearance.

We are taking her to Wallowa Lake in September for a few days. I am sure she will have a ball. She has no trouble traveling in a car anymore. She doesn’t get sick, like when we first got her. She loves to go. Doesn’t like it when she had to stay home.

Breeder Comment

Mesquite (Moxie X Benton) –your OwyheeStar’s lineage.

Bernie’s lineage most certainly contains Mesquite’s DNA markers. You have a good eye, my friend. Bernie (Millie X Stackhouse) is the mother of that current litter of pups. Millie (Moxie X Benton) was Bernie’s Mama–the maternal Grandmother of the current pups.

It is a good thing she got over the anxiety that caused her to get carsick. You have done well with her. Thank you, for this update as well as everything else you provide for this lovely girl’s Golden Year Placement. We truly appreciate it.

Remy Blue

~ part two

Trips to the “holistic” vet have been fine. No issues with the titer testing, in fact, our vet was quite pleased with your protocol. Remy Blue did fine. Next big milestone is spaying sometime this summer.

Remy Blue took to initially swimming in our pool. She is much more adept at the water than Riley, our last Weim.

Car rides are fun, but Remy Blue becomes sad when my daughter, Evi exits the car for her activity. The tears of a Weim are so heartfelt. She also likes drinking my coffee; she seems to want me to stop at Starbucks for another.

Beach walks are fun for Remy Blue. She seeks out other dogs and wants to run and catch the water. I thinks she likes being a California Weim.

Breeder Comment

It is so great to see Remy Blue in her element and to hear how well she is doing at the Vet Visits, traveling, and enjoying the beach. Yes–she is a California girl.

Finn

~Inside or Out

Not so long ago we brought Finn home

So, Finn is doing really well. Here are a couple of recent videos

Breeder Comment

Thank you, for the photos and videos–as well as the newsy notes letting us know that things are going well.