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Companion Weims are the best! We can agree on that can we not?

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Rachel says, Tripp is amazing, I am so thankful to have him in my life! As you can see, he shares life with me on every level.

Tripp is such a great travel companion and water buddy. Lol as soon as I put my paddle board in the water Tripp jumps right on and is ready to go! Once we’re out in the water he feels so comfortable he gets up walks around, hangs out on the back of the board for awhile and then comes back up to the front and lays down! He’s amazing and I’m very lucky to have e him!

Thank you for Tripp! He truly is an amazing dog, he has so much personality and has adapted to my lifestyle for sure! He loves the outdoors and I’m so happy he loves the water as much as I do!

(lol) I still remember you (Shela) laughing at me through an email that I bought him a life jacket! You were absolutely right, he’s an amazing swimmer! (Lol, again) he swims better than I do and faster too!

I wish you could see him on the paddle board, he’s so good and I don’t even have to encourage him to get on the board, as soon as I put the paddle board in the water he runs over and jumps on, ready to go!

Breeder Comment

Tripp was rehomed with Rachel when his original family suffered a brutal loss during the last economic downturn. They lost their home and were struggling on every level. It was heartbreaking, but they felt finding him another family was in his best interest. We could not have gotten more fortunate for him.

Tripp is a companion Weimaraner sharing life on every level with his Mama. He is the best kind of friend–one who keeps all the secrets, keeps up with you, and celebrates everything you do together.

Former Dog Atheist

Gibson Changed Me

20227140_10159237879455434_996088219_nGibson is my first dog. I grew up afraid of them and never thought I’d want one in a million years. Gibson has completely changed me.

I’m a Pile of Goo!

There’s a part of my heart I wasn’t using until we got him and I often say that I feel sorry for myself for the life before Gibson and what I was missing. I saw this written by someone else a while ago, and it’s definitely true for me!: “I used to be a dog atheist and now I’m just a pile of goo!”. ❤️

20289630_10159237879460434_1366154918_nWeims are definitely special. They are so intuitive and I’m pretty sure he can read my mind.

Breeder Comment

We are thrilled to hear how Gibson changed your life. There is nothing we could add to what you have shared. Thank you, for loving him and sharing with us.

Happy Boy

Ozzie’s 5th birthday was yesterday!

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I can’t believe this amazing boy has been in my life for almost 5 years! I can’t imagine my life without this sweet, independent, funny boy!

He’s our cuddle bug and loves to give kisses! Ozzie loves the go to the bank cause he knows he will get cookies! Somehow he always knows when a trip to the bank is imminent. He’s such a happy boy who, when we come home from being gone, will wiggle his whole body, not just his tail. He wiggles so hard! Makes us laugh every day!

Terrie & Ken (Payette, Idaho) March 1, 2017
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Sterling

He’s Amazing

waltons-sterlingWe purchased Sterling from you in 2004. I believe he was born in early 2004. He’s been an absolutely amazing companion and family member. Our two girls who are 8 & 10 grew up with him as their big brother, and what a good big brother he has always been. 

Still Going Strong

He’s in good health, and still very energetic. We recently had to put our dog Gracie to sleep, and have been thinking about bringing another Weim into our family.

Breeder Comment

We are delighted to receive news of Sterling–and thank you, for including a photo. Of course, we would love to work with you again. For everyone considering this same thing, here are a few considerations.

  1. Even repeat clients must fill out the application. This fresh information is needed to provide us with a clear understanding of your current lifestyle.
  2. There is a small fee to lock in a place on the Wait List.
  3. Yes, we typically have a waiting list.
  4. Predicting the time we will get the puppy for you can be difficult, if not impossible. Although we realize everyone wants to plan and speculate, there are too many factors out of our control.
    1. There is always the unknown; a mating may not produce a litter.
    2. How many pups will be born?
    3. The sex of the pups.
    4. In some cases, we cannot know the coat color or the coat length.
    5. The Wait List folks also have priority in the order they are on the list but keep in mind people change their mind along the way about a lot of things–timing, color, sex, etc.
    6. We do not do picks. Our matches are based on the information you provide, and the finding gleaned from our Discovery and Placement Test process.
    7. The Discovery and Placement findings effect the availability.
  5. We always consider the pup’s best interest first. Nevertheless, this is in everyone’s best interest.
  6. The importance of locking in a place on the Wait List cannot be understated.
    1. We use this list to plan future litters.
    2. Priority is based on your place on the list.
    3. We adhere to the order even when no one is looking.
    4. Plan to wait for an average of six-months. On occasion, there is no wait at all. Other times, depending on your preferences the wait might even be longer.

Irreplaceable

Sadie

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I’m Devastated

I’ve thought about you guys often over the years.  Sadie was born on Sept 12, 2003. I just lost her yesterday.  She was the most amazing dog ever and I’m so unbelievably devastated with her loss.  Her ½ sister Moxie is doing great and full of health and muscle and I cannot see the pain in her yet with the loss.  Max was another we adopted along the way as well and I’m sure both will find it hard not to have her around.  It was so funny how many dogs were attracted to Sadie.  Something about her was so appealing to them.  My wife and I would always comment how good she smelled and how good her temperament was.  

She Did It All

She was everything I asked for in my initial application for her.  She was and is beyond a perfect match.  She got to enjoy lots of mountain time and ultimately probably beat her up too much but she did enjoy an abundance of fun times hiking, biking, swimming, boating, wondering around, playing in the snow, going to the lake and going on appointments all the way through Monday to house showings.  

My Constant Companion

It was so neat to see how she never wanted to be away from my side.  I could sit in my chair with her at my side and it was amazing to see how she would sit and just gaze in my eyes for hours.  

On a cold winter day, it was always comforting for both of us to have cuddles on the couch.  She always wanted to be between my legs and on the bed she always wanted to be in the crease of my armpit and chest.

How I will Miss those Kisses

Something else about this lovely girl is how she’s always raised her nose to the sky and ask you to give her kisses on her neck, face, and ears.  I’ll miss those greatly along with how she would always smile.

Future OwyheeStar

Are you guys still breeding?  It may be another 6 to 12 months before I am ready but am interested in another great family member to build another great friendship and bond with.

Forever Grateful

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Thank you so much.  I’m ever grateful to you as breeders for giving me something so special and for God to allow me 13 great years with her.  She can never be replaced and will never be forgotten.  

In LOVING memory of Sadie 9.12.03 – 9.27.16

Breeder Comment

We are sad to hear that Sadie had to depart our world. We are positive that her trip over the rainbow bridge was provided for in the same manner she lived. Thank you for all you did with and for her during the 13+ years she lived and played with you.

Yes, we still raise the Weimaraner. Thank you for allowing us to post your testimonial and this tribute to Sadie.

Best Dog Ever

Tango Gets It Done!

I thought that I would send you a note.  Tango is just the best dog we could have ever hoped for.  Great family dog, great with kids, our cats, other dogs…. tango-boys

I have not spent as much time training him for hunting as I had hoped.  We were just out last weekend for the guys “Cast & Blast” weekend hunting Chucker and Bass fishing down on the Snake River.  This weekend is challenging for him.  We hunt with other people, multiple people shooting, multiple birds down….Plus it is on the steep rocky slopes of the Snake River Canyon.  Two long days hunting, and he was the only dog with us….  We got about 40 birds for the weekend, ~30 Tango found and retrieved, probably 15 would not have been found without him…  He has gotten better every year. 🙂  (He doesn’t understand why we fish when there are more birds to get.)  Here is a picture of the boys with Tango and some of the birds…  He is a little camera shy. 🙂  (Really he doesn’t want to stand near the birds that are put on the ground, he isn’t allowed to pick them up a second time.)  I do follow your website from time to time, and always love to hear your advice and comments.  Sorry for not keeping in touch more often.

Thanks again for all you do.

Best regards,

Andy & Tango

Luke and Cador

Progress and Improvement

We have both Luke and Cador in training these days. Luke is back to a healthy weight and his coat and ears have totally cleared up. He’s no longer in his crate and has been great with Lilly and Cador. He barks a lot, but we have been working on that and have seen some improvement.

The Young Longhair

Cador is getting big! His coat is beautiful and he’s been a pretty good boy (other than annoying Luke whenever he can). He will reliably sit, lie down, and come. His retrieve is great. Working on his leash skills now.

We took both to the Applegate River last month and are taking them to the coast next week.

Breeder Comment

These angels not only recently brought home Cador (a Blue Longhair) but they adopted Luke. He has been here for quite some time. His family got into a situation that left them no choice but to return him to us. Thankfully that doesn’t happen often. This return scenario was not an ordinary case–this senior couple was saddened beyond words not to be able to get him back. So, he has found a family and home. Everyone is happy for Luke.

Rylee

The Surprise

img_4849I wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you.  The entire experience we had with you was fantastic.  The initial screening, web info, weekly pictures, agility testing, ease to talk with, meeting times, etc. could not have been any better or any easier.  My daughter (Abby) was just blown away with the surprise and has been a great trainer for the dog.  She spends so much time caring for the dog and loving on her it is just fun to watch.  We named our dog Rylee after several days of discussions with the other two kids. 

 Crate Training Happened

We were vigilant sticking to the crating break-in period and she now loves her crate and gets lots of rest inside after she is worn out from all the play action with the kids.  It took about 5 days of crating before she calmed down and stopped whimpering.  Nights were just very hard on her during those first three days.  She knows how to ring the bell we hung from the back door to get us to open the door so she can access the backyard.  Abby is now working on other commands using her clicker and treats that the neighbor provided.  She is a smart dog and very loving.  She just wants to be around us and involved in the action. 

Parvo 

    ~ Please reference our comments below

We went to the Vet as prescribed with our vaccine protocol which the Vet agreed with.  The only change the Vet recommended was to increase Parvo treatment up to 20 weeks.  The Vet explained they had a northern Nevada Vet meeting and the Parvo virus had exploded in our area (Reno) and all Vets wanted to extend the vaccine period and then do the titer at 20 weeks.  The Vet was amazed by all your info and care plan for the dog that you developed.  We have been limiting our contact with the dog to our house to control her risk to Parvo.  Everyone that visits comments how nice of a dog she is and how beautiful she is.

 Blessed!

We are so happy with Rylee and have been blessed to meet you.  Thank you so much for bringing this dog into our lives.  She is a perfect fit for our family!

Breeder Comment

People like you make all the effort worth it. Thank you, we appreciate hearing that you followed through, and all is going well.

We respectfully disagree with the Vet’s suggestion to give the sixteen-week puppy shot instead of the Weimaraner recommended vaccine titer test. The risk of triggering a health issue is not worth giving the additional (most likely unnecessary) vaccination.

The sixteen-week vaccine titer will show whether your pup is immune. If they are immune, the breed recommendation is to forego doing a sixteen-week shot. Almost without exception, a veterinary practice is going to recommend the sixteen-week shot. We are sticking with the Weimaraner Club of America’s breed recommendation. A vaccine reaction can be life-threatening. We know of a Weimaraner that died as a result of the sixteen-week puppy shot. There are other risks too–immune disorders which can be triggered in some Weimaraners. Who wants to find out after the immunization that your pup was in the 8% affected? No one! We believe it is better to be safe than sorry.

Tallyn’s Adjustment

August 23, 2016

Did a “double take” when I walked into the living room!!!!  Tobryn has been amazing!  Shows his teeth multiple times during the day, but has never actually BIT Tallyn. I suspect that he is setting boundaries. We all are slowly evolving into the new norm.  But after talking to others at the dog park, I know I am way ahead of the curve. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your advice about making sure that everyone knows their “pecking order.”  When we go out, Tobryn gets into the front door of the car and Tallyn goes to the rear door. 

August 31, 2016

First puppy class starts tomorrow (Thursday) at 630p.  Tallyn has an IQ that probably rivals mine.  Tobryn and Tallyn now sleep in the same bed……….sometimes cheek to cheek.  The initial acceptance phase has progressed.  As we continue this journey, I’m forever grateful for you, Cliff, as well as the Mother and Father of Tallyn.

Breeder Comment

We are thrilled to hear the transition is going well. It was the plan from the beginning to make it a duo (two males). Finding a second pup that fit well into the family was important. Nevertheless, it requires a bit of knack to incorporate a new pup with the resident Weimaraner. Many of our clients have two Weimaraners. It is doable, but having two alpha-acting types is never a good thing. Thank you, Ron, for keeping us in the loop.

Dunkin

Memories Saved!

Shela Nielsen, I was looking at my sent mail from 5 years ago…. I still have all of our mail correspondence about adopting a Weimy ! It still holds all of the puppy pics of Dunkin before I had the privilege of adopting him! Thank you again for my Best Friend 🙂 every day is an adventure with him 🙂 󾇛󾕓

Life with the Pillow Hog!

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I never dreamed he would be such a pillow hog. How I love it!