It has been a little while since I have sent an update on Pushkin. How can I resist this face of anticipation? Push loves to play fetch. As soon as we get up in the morning he has his ball in his mouth, even as he heads out the door to take care of his morning necessities. I can hardly remember what it is like to have a morning cup of coffee without having a ball dropped in my lap and Push waiting, rather impatiently, for me to toss it to him. He loves to catch it in mid-air.
Advanced Obedience Again
I have decided that we are going to take the advanced obedience class a second time, more for my benefit than for Push. When we took it previously I was in an orthopedic boot due to a broken foot. The foot has healed so maybe I can keep up with him this time.
The Ease of it is not lost on me
I also want to let you know that when the local feed store closed down the in December, I decided to try Chewy to get the Diamond Naturals dog food. The food was actually a few dollars less from them. It was delivered as promised and in good condition. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Push is a high energy, stubborn, independent, and totally lovable boy. Thank you for such a great dog. ~Marie
Hello Marie! Thank you, for the regular updates on you and your OwyheeStar Weims. We love the effort you have put into Pushkin’s training–even when you were challenged to keep up. You are a great Weimlover!
Readers–if you want to revisit the last Pushkin update–click here! If you don’t remember the backdrop to the earning of the certificate, you will want to take the time to read Marie’s story. I think it will put a smile on your face.
I highly recommend OwyheeStar, as Cliff and Shela do a fabulous job and my girl Willow is everything I could have asked for in a Weimar. Eventually when I am ready for another Weimar I will definitely return to them. Not only do they have great dogs but they are there for support the entire way and long after the puppy has come into your home. If you read their blog you will see folks who have had one of their dogs for many years adding comments, etc. I have had this breed for 37 years and Willow is by far the healthiest and best-temperamented of any Weimar I have had. Five Stars!!!
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Breeder’s comment—Thank you Jan! This was a forwarded reply to a query Jan received about OwyheeStar. No breeder can unequivocally guarantee that nothing will go awry. They cannot guarantee longevity. All they can do is try to do the best possible job breeding, screening, and preparing pups for the future. That being done, there are variables.
Everyone hopes for the Weim that lives sixteen years (without health issues). Everyone wants the nice looks, and great temperament–and more. All breeders want to produce this pup every time. To do so would require cloning, and while that might sound like a good idea, there are flaws in that plan too! The uniqueness of each living creature is more than special. As the DNA weaves through a living creature, they are stamped with a pattern. Things pull through that we want, and sometimes that which we don’t want. These variants can come from generations before. Thank goodness the unwanted ones are rare occurrences, but to deny they can happen is dishonest.
Every breed has their issues. The Weimaraner is no exception. They are sensitive to drugs, and can suffer reactions to their environment. Some are allergic to grain, certain grasses, and other things. These are factors no one can totally avoid. The best approach to raising the healthiest Weimaraner, is the more holistic approach. Guarding your approach to vaccinating the young Weimaraner will also go a long way toward avoiding vaccine reactions, which can lead to severe issues (and possibly death). We recommend turning to the titre test instead of doing puppy shots at the sixteen-week mark. In our experience, our protocol is producing adequate protection, and in some cases double what is necessary.