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In Perfect Harmony

Today is THE day that we have worked toward and practiced for since we became a team almost 3 years ago!!

Today Shiny and I melded together in perfect harmony to run 7 miles…on leash. No pulling, swerving or stopping to sniff.

In perfect step with each other – even though we were on the well traveled (and breath taking) Glenwood Canyon trail.

It was if he was owning his “job” regardless of bicycles, tourists, and other dogs.

“I am running with my Mom. Don’t bother me.”

 

And it was Beautiful!!!!                ~Julia and Shiny

Breeder Comment

There are no adequate words to describe our admiration and appreciation. You and Shiny are doing amazing things together. This running with purpose (and in unison) is one more area where we see the fruit of all your consistent labor. We look forward to hearing more about Shiny–maybe next time it will be another bit of Nosework news. Thanks ever so much for this update.

Nosework

Hello from the snowy Rockies!!

 

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Shiny had his first nosework competition last weekend, and was Amazing!!!
He placed 1st in exterior search, 2nd in interiors, and qualified in both vehicles and container searches to earn his NW1 title; placing 5th overall out of about 50 dogs!!
  • Placing at a competition is based on time. For example, Shiny went into the exterior search area and alerted that he found the odor in 10 seconds. (We were allowed 3 minutes to search.) He alerted the interior search in 14 seconds. Very fast!!

 

  • Nosework is based on 3 odors (birch, anise & clove). At the first level, the dogs only need to know birch. Luey & Shiny have already passed the tests for all 3 odors and are ready to sail through the competition levels!!
Luey has qualified to compete as well (there’s an “Odor Recognition Test” to pass before competition). The noses on these dogs are downright incredible!!! And we are all having so much fun with the sport!!

 

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We have done some Shed Hunting Too!

 

Haegar's Shiny_2321My boyfriend, Mark, has started Shiny on sheds & he found his first shed a couple months ago. It was an old one too! Once the dog has some basics on odor recognition, I think it would be really easy to introduce additional odors….hmmm, I wonder if we have truffles around here….

 

Breeder Comment

 

Congratulations on this huge achievement. We look forward to hearing more about their nosework.

First Snow

Shiny meets Snow

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Winter adventures may include snow as well as the Weimaraner. Some of the updates have had the greatest photos captured encased in the winter wonderland. Nonetheless, the first snow experience is unique. It will only happen once. Here is Shiny (this week) in the mountains of Colorado seeing his first snow. Let the adventure begin. There is more to come Shiny!

Are You Familiar?

The Balad of the Weimar

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He sang me the “Song of His People” this morning for 35 minutes from the backseat crate. I listened to intently, but in silence. It was a very sad ballad.

                             And he has been perfect ever since!!
“Grandma” and “Grandpa” are smitten.
                       Luey gave him play bows & low rider runs around the back yard!
He’s all tuckered out now.
LOVE HIM!!!
Thanks for everything!
Julia

Luey is a Gem

A Note from Julia

My name is Julia, and My parents live with and for Luey the Bluey van de Ven. I have been totally smitten with him since he was a pup. (They are Carmella & Martin.)

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I have been looking for just the right dog, recently, since losing my best friend two years ago.

Luey is Well-balanced

I respect the time and effort you put into Luey’s breeding as well as shaping his world. Now that I live with Carmella and Martin, I am so lucky to take Luey running, hiking, to social events. Sometimes we just hang out – like this weekend when my brother in law finished the Leadville 50. The personality and composure of Luey cannot be matched.
I am a Registered Veterinary Technician & have 20+ years in the field. That said, I  expect my only dog to be active with me. The list of potential activities will include doing the things he/she has a penchant for – obedience, agility, rally, conformation, tracking…., etc. I want to know what the dog likes! (Who doesn’t love agility?)
I cannot wait to hear from you! In the meantime, please enjoy these photos of Luey.
Breeder’s Note; As you might guess, we receive a goodly number of inquiries that are a direct result of a loss. It is beyond sad to hear of such a loss; however, we know these precious creatures do not live long enough to suit our taste. 
Return clients, as well as referrals, make up a considerable percentage of our puppy placements. On more than one litter, fifty percent would fall into this category. We cannot thank you enough for sending good folks our direction. We do not take your vote of confidence lightly.