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Ducky came into my life on his 8 week birthday.  My first Weimaraner, Ted, was a silver grey so I decided to go with a blue this time around.  People often ask me how I came up with the name Ducky.  I have a litany of answers:  he was born in Oregon, he was #7 of 9 in his litter – so  a lucky duck, he waddled a bit like a duck as a puppy, I’m Mindy Brown and there’s a famous fashion designer in NYC named Duckie Brown – but most important, I just liked the name, I found it unique and it fit him to a tee!  He has nicknames like Duskster, Duck Duck, Ducky Brown, The Baby, King of the Hill, my Angel, etc. but mostly he’s just plain ole Ducky.  He’s also my Hunter.  That hunting lineage is definitely at the forefront of his personality.  He’s always looking for something to hunt down – whether it be a fly in my kitchen or a squirrel running across my back wall.  He also thinks he’s a cat as he can leap and scale a 10’ wall.  He’s not so ball crazy as my last Weim, but he definitely likes to play – only problem is – he destroys all of his toys.  He’s definitely an elite athlete.  He loves to go to the park and play frisbee – loves to run on the beach and loves to go for rides in the car.  He likes to bask in the sun and lounge after his off leash hikes in an unincorporated area of Palos Verdes. He loves to play with other dogs and is as fast as lightning – always the leader of the pack.  He prefers to have a part of his body touching me and usually has a shoe, slipper or piece of my clothing tucked under his snout.  He likes to sit wherever I am and often times stretches a body part on me.  He’s also very loquacious – as he’s always talking to me – especially when I’m cooking in the kitchen or working on the computer.  But above everything – he loves loves loves to eat!  This dog has one mighty appetite and loves his fruits and vegetables.

I honestly didn’t think I could ever find an equal replacement to Ted, but after 3 years and several trips to Sun Valley – I put all my faith in Shela and Cliff – and my prayers were answered.  I had only two requirements:  a large blue male – and sure enough, I got that and much more.  Above and beyond all of his other great traits, he’s the SWEETEST and SMARTEST dog and an amazing companion!

Breeder Comment

Thanks, Mindy for choosing OwyheeStar. We appreciate the fact that you have stayed in touch. Most of all we appreciate the life you have made with Ducky. Thanks for this fun update. I know everyone is going to enjoy it.

Sealed with a Kiss

Moxie says

     ~ We voted!

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She slobbered all over the ballot envelope but everyone was so impressed she carried them in.  I can’t thank you enough.  She is so smart and a great companion.  Whether it’s lounging on the couch and cuddling hard or bringing in the newspaper.  Life would be so dull without her.  I’m hooked!
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On another note, I adore all of your blogs and love the weekend updates on you & Cliff.  The last pic you posted of him holding the 3 pups is so good.  What a great pic.  I very much enjoyed Loki’s post today.  Ski patrol.  So awesome!  No surprise though.  These Weims are so smart and want to learn.  Amazing Shela.  Thanks for all you do.
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Breeder Comment
Can we agree that Chrissy voted with Moxie? (Haha) I thought that up all by myself. (Get it?!?)
It has been quite the week. This seems like a good way to punctuate the importance of casting your ballot.

Reporting

From Southern California

     ~It’s Style

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We are doing well. She has quite the temper and will let you know if she doesn’t like something. We are working at getting past the sharp puppy teeth thing. She is going to be a Sharp Hunter.

All Tuckered Out

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Breeder Comment

We are happy to hear that you are doing well with Style. We look forward to hearing about her future training and exploits. Thanks for thinking of us.

Water Anyone

Kula Bleu,

    “says Oh Yeah!”

Here is Kula doing what he loves, swimming after sticks in the river, even when the water gets cold, he is keen for a swim! He is super good at navigating the currents and rapids and knows the commands right or left when he loses track of a stick and I can direct him from the shore!

Many thanks,
Brent

Breeder Comment

It is excellent that Kula is an extraordinarily good swimmer. Maybe it is extra special that you share the love of the water so much. (Haha) Your two OwyheeStar’s have such an excellent life. Thanks ever so much for everything you do with and for them–as well as sending along the Emailed updates. For those that might not have caught the connection Kula Blue and his sister, Pilikia, were recently featured tucked under the covers enjoying the master’s bed. If you missed that blog–click hereIMG_1410

Opportunistic

Our Turn

     ~Pilikia and Kula Bleu

The photo you posted yesterday made me send you this when April and I get up, they get in bed and take our place!
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Mahalo,
Brent

Breeder Comment

How many OwyheeStar Weims like to crawl under the covers. We all know that this is a thing. Some share the bed with their owners. Others might not be able to take it over until their ‘hoomans’ get up. Either way, they take full advantage when given the opportunity. Isn’t this about the cutest thing ever?

From California

Meet Enzo

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Hi it’s Tina. I just wanted to share a few photos of Enzo with you. I don’t have a Facebook account as I am not really a social media person.

Enzo is such a great puppy and we love him so much. He is fitting into our family perfectly. I look forward to each new adventure.

Enzo at 11 weeks old has been such a joy added to our life. As he is adorable, he is still very much a puppy chewing on everything and keeping us on watch all the time. Even so we love him as addition to our family.

We are so happy, so thanks again.

Breeder Comment

We are so delighted to hear that Enzo is doing excellent. He sounds like the typical Weimaraner puppy. They love using their mouths, and when it is not the mouth, then it is their feet. Both empower the Weimaraner pup–and are challenging to get in compliance. (Haha) Cliff and I are both so happy to get the news from you. Thanks ever so much for the update. It means the world to us.

Home Safe

California Girl

     ~ Style

McDuffrie's Style_2923Yes, we made it home safe. Style and I are doing well. We are exploring options for hunt training.

Breeder Comment

We are happy you made it safely to Southern California. We look forward to hearing about the hunting and your training. Thanks ever so much!

 

Planning Ahead

Slater is Incredible

     ~We are Considering adding a Longhair

 

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I purchased a puppy from you many years ago–he is getting up there in age. Slater has been a wonderful blessing in our home he was born 12/27/07 from Gracie….boy does he love our kids. He is the love of our life! We hope you enjoy the photos we included.

Oh, we think we are going to need to get another OwyheeStar pup from you folks. This time we were considering a Longhaired boy. How soon would we need to fill out an application in order to purchase another puppy? We think our timeline would be sometime next year might be a good time to add a puppy to our family.

Breeder Comment

It has been quite a while since we last heard from you.  What a pleasant surprise to receive your note. The last update you sent you shared a lot of photos of him with the kids and talked about him being a Versatile all-around Weimaraner, too.

To answer your questions —

  1. How Soon Do We Need to Fill out the Application? There is no simple answer. The application is considered good for about a year. Information can time out–things change within the household, your life, and sometimes even where you live. So, then I need to ask for an updated application. This process also refreshes things in my mind and heart–oh, and my memory. Balance that with the fact that names go on the list in the order we receive a Wait List Deposit after the Application has been reviewed/or reproved. In your situation, the application is more of a formality, but nevertheless essential. There are other facts — none of which we can ever predict.
  2. We Think our Timeline would be sometime next year  — The Longhairs often take us a bit more time to get. This may well change in the future because we acquired a new Longhair Stud –Manfred (but he is not old enough to use just yet). We have folks waiting for a Longhair. We are trying to get a litter of Longhairs. We have to wait until we have the right female in season. It would be complicated to try to explain all the ins-and-outs of the making of a litter. It is even more so with our Longhairs. We do not breed back to the same lineage. There is a lot of careful planning required, and then, as I said, we have to have a female ‘in heat’ to be able to do the mating. Every mating doesn’t result in a litter–when it does, we cannot predict the number of pups born, their sex, the coat color, and sometimes the coat length. We frequently send off for expedited DNA testing on the mixed litter to ensure we are accurate in saying how many Longhairs are within the litter.

We look forward to working with you again. We cannot be happier to know that Slater is well and much-loved. Thanks ever so much!

Another

Water Weim

     ~ in the works!

Willow just discovered the joys of water! She was apprehensive at first, but we lured her into the baby pool with a floating rubber ducky. The trick was acting as if we didn’t notice her.
Naturally, she thought she was getting away with something 🙂 It was so much fun watching her splash around and discover it on her own.
Later, she tried jumping in the hot tub, so we know she’s ready to take to the lake this weekend! We are overjoyed that she may love the beach as soon as her boosters are done!
Much love – Renee & Tony35941752_10155328576266126_3741916679555252224_o

Breeder Comment

We (along with the world) have been watching Willow’s adventures. Thank you, Renee. I love that you have not forgotten Roxy–I see those posts honoring her life. We met so very long ago. Who knew we would be able to stay connected over the years?

Cliff and I are ever so thankful for your loyalty and friendship. We don’t take it lightly. We know Willow will have every advantage available. We sincerely hope she continues to delight your heart. I am positive Roxy is watching over everything–possibly shaking her head and patting her paw to give direction.

A bit delayed

Bayou

~ At the Office

I know it has been a long time but I’ve been meaning to email you for a while!
Bayou is doing fantastically! I now work in an office at a design firm and she comes in with me all the time and absolutely loves it (and so does everyone else). She loves doing just about anything as long as she is around her people. When she has to be alone, spends her days napping and sunbathing. 

She’s honestly the best and I can’t imagine my life without her. Thanks so much for making it possible to have this wonderful dog in my life.

Breeder Comment

What fun to hear from you! We are delighted to see and hear the news that Bayou is well-socialized and a fantastic family member. Of course, this is exactly what everyone dreams will happen. The Weimaraner can be challenging–isn’t it worth it?!?
Thank you, for thinking of us as well as being a great Weim-loving family.