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Winchester

Rocks the Dog Park

    ~Sleepy Boy Afterward

Winchester is 16 weeks old and he is so happy and playful. For today’s adventure, we took him on his first trip to the dog park. Winchester loved all the new smells and running free. He was very well behaved the whole time. He was so sleepy when he got home then it was time for cuddles. Brandon and I love having this sweet boy he is truly a blessing.

Breeder Comment

Thank you, we truly appreciate this little note concerning Winchester (AKA Chester). The fact that he brings you joy is evident. We love seeing all your posts celebrating the moments as well as the achievements. Keep up the great work.

Friendliest

Zelda is the Greatest

   ~California Weimar Girl

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Two years ago we received a beautiful blue female Weimaraner from you folks. We met Cliff in Burns Oregon, we are from California. Zelda is what we named her. Stackhouse was there when we picked her up. Her docked tail has a very notable flip to it. Everyone loves it, as she trots, most friendliest to everyone, except cats and raccoons.
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Eye on the Sky

We live in a pretty normal Weimaraner home.  Zelda has been very vocal these days, I can only guess what all the bumbling is about, urban raccoons and skunks.

Dog Park Star

Star of the dog park is Ms. Zelda. As most know, when puppies run into the park the other dogs come over to check her out, sniff, she runs over to the dog’s parent who seems to bother her the most, and plants herself between their legs, they become taken by her and protects Zelda.  LOL LOL!  Zelda leans into pet parents, they think she loves them. She is very sociable there, everyone knows her by name.

She is a Standout

We have come across two other young Weimaraners.  What separates her from the other weims is temperament and physical appearance, her tail flips up as she moves around, she is outstanding.

The Beach; the Ocean and Miss Zelda

This is Zelda doing one of her favorite outings. Carmel by the Sea is where this video was taken. Her parents are Stackhouse and Livee, she was born July 12, 2016.

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Yvonne

Breeder Comment

We are delighted to hear from you. The videos are fun and the photos delightful. It is good to know Zelda is doing well–that she is living a perfect Weimar life. Thank you, for thinking of us, as well as for all you do for your OwyheeStar girl.

Remy

My Sidekick

     ~ She has grown a lot since we brought her home

image-13-06-18-10-57Here is a quick update on Remy. She’s doing great and growing up so quickly. She is my little sidekick all day and we love that she is getting the family out on walks every day.

The Dog Park & More

image-13-06-18-10-53I introduced her to a local dog park last week and once she got used to, she really enjoyed being off leash.
She’s a sneaky one, always has her eye on any food on the counter and the squirrels in the backyard tease her daily. She started obedience school this week and is so quick to learn, she really does want to please and I’m sure it will bond us even more. The kids adore her, the daily greeting at the bus stop is the best part of our day. Hope you and Cliff are well!

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We realize Remy is about six-months-old. It is amazing how they can still be a puppy and look adult. It is great she is getting the socialization and interaction at the classes. Yes, I am certain she is very intelligent.
Thank you, for all you are doing with Remy. We truly appreciate you remembering us!

Bo and Luke

Not For Everyone!

     ~Two At Once

As I sit down to write this Bo (red harness) is figuring out how to sit in my lap ( he barely fits anymore) and Luke (gray harness)is finishing up his laps around the house. I LOVE them, even when they are driving me crazy, I love them! They are so different and so funny and have adapted so well to my life/ our life. Sometimes when I think that I am not sure how I am going to make this work they remind me that they are only 5 months old and incredible!

They still jump some although it is getting better and everyone is always impressed by them and how well they behave. Not to mention they are stunning! Everywhere I go, every time I am at the dog park, it is non stop they are beautiful, lovely, stunning pups. Luke is like silk he definitely got some of Bettee’s coat and Bo is SO athletic!

We Moved!

I did buy them a house with a yard 🙂 We move in about two weeks, they will get their own yard and we will have chickens and be very close to the dog park. They have definitely helped me keep my sanity, lose my sanity and remind me what is important in my life and important to me.
A million times a day I am in awe at how silly and adorable they are. They make me smile all the time and bring me such joy! They are privileged pups and don’t spend much time in their crates anymore.

Cheers, Erika

Breeder Comment

Getting two Weimaraner pups at the same time is rarely a good idea. Nevertheless, a few people convince me they can do this thing. Honestly, we were a bit concerned when her life suddenly changed right after they arrived–she pulled it off with style. Not everyone could do that. Those of you challenged by one can only imagine the dynamics of two. Getting them both trained and compliant is just for the strong of heart.

Yes. These two were very different. We think that is a good thing, too! Thanks Erika for the update and all you are doing with and for the boys. And, maybe you didn’t notice, but the sire of the litter was ‘Boone‘.

He Knows

To the Park

     ~with Reznor

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FullSizeRender 2We reported how excellent he travels. We don’t have to be driving to California–the park will do. IMG_8299He gets in the truck to wait for us. His excitement brimming with enthusiasm.

Of course, we do not keep him waiting too long. Then it is off to one of his favorite places– 😉

 

In Action

Breeder Comment

We can see Reznor enjoys this park–a lot! Thank you, for being such wonderful Weim parents. We especially appreciate the update.

River

The Incredible Goof Ball

I just wanted to drop you a note to let you and Cliff know how much I love River. As you know she is almost 8 months old. She is such an incredible goof ball, I’ve never had a dog as silly as her. She is crazy smart too, she opens doors now, even the doors that swing towards her, she opens those too.

My Name Is River

Hello there, my name is River! This is my favorite place to be in the truck.
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She is 100% devoted to me and the family, she is so sweet and affectionate. I truly have never had another dog like her. We are working on her being social still, (with her being sick she didn’t get as much as she needed as a pup) but once she knows a person she is a lovable goof ball with them too. She likes to hop up onto the back of the couch and wave her paw at people so they will come over.

Room For Two

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Thank you, both for breeding such an amazing animal for me and my family.

Breeder Comment

Robert, we are thrilled that you love her so much. When you introduced yourself it was clear you were an extreme dog lover. That goes two ways almost always. It looks as if she is loving life with you. We truly appreciate you being such a great first-time Weim family.

Spock

Loving the Farm

Fisher's Spock1Spock is doing great. He absolutely loves the farm, he’s a little hesitant around the horses still but I rather him be that way then over jealous. I’ve attached a couple photos. He is so handsome 😎

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First Dog Park Experience

His first time to the dog park another dog tried to play w him and he ran away so the other dog started chasing him. Poor Spock squealed the whole perimeter of the park before running back to me and literally jumping into my arms. He has since gotten more used to the chaotic dog park but that first visit he was so worried. He is also a professional de-squeaker of toys if u ever need someone to get rid of your squeakers 😉Fisher's Spock3

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Every Weimaraner has a skill set. The development of the squeaker removal talent is linked closely to how to they see the world. The normal according to Spock is to kill the squeaking critter inside the new toy. (Oops)  Spock is living the life on the farm and loving it. What could be better? Thanks ever so much for the great photos and sharing a porthole into his life with you.

The Dog Park–it is a mixed bag of socialization. Many rely on the dog park, but it can be a precarious adventure. There are reports from other OwyheeStar clients who had their Weims bullied or even attacked at the dog park. This type of thing should never happen, but it is always wise to be on the alert. The first trip to a new location may find the Weimaraner uncomfortable. It is ever so important to socialize them in as many settings as possible. New things can be daunting and unsettling. They have to learn how to adapt to change on every level. Regardless, when introducing a new element, it is more important to be vigilant and to stay very calm.

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The Weimaraner picks up on your cues. If you are concerned, then they are concerned and wary. This atmosphere can trigger an unwanted event. At the same time, we recommend being aware of the other dogs and their demeanor. If you spot trouble or have a concern about someone and their dog, it is best to avoid them. Not every person who uses the dog park has an appropriate dog for that setting. Their problem can become your nightmare. Despite these risks, the opportunity for off leash frolicking with other people and their pets is invaluable. Just remember Wolfie who met an unfriendly Rottweiler–aggressive might be a better description. The good news is he healed up and continue to visit their dog park–they avoided that person and their dog from there on out. Read more on Wolfie–click here!

 

Walking Through the Fire

Arleen Needs Our Support

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Many of you know Arleen (who lives in Vancouver, WA). She gave me permission to post a few details. The last few months have been nothing short of trying–first, she required back surgery, and before she could turn around they found cancer. The treatment has not been kind, and there is the potential for additional bad news. Can we keep our fellow Weimlover in our thoughts and prayers? Thank you!

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Attached are some photos of the boys and some of there friends. We haven’t made it to too many events because of the Cancer issue that has been over my head.  Auto and Arliss always find a way to make me laugh through all of this. Auto loves to run around with TP hanging from his mouth. Arliss likes being the calming big brother, and Auto is never too little for anything.

Was hospitalized this pass week, fluid on my Lungs; Chemo went good, but they sent me for an x ray afterwards and then ended up admitting me overnight. Fluid building up around my lungs, which is something that can happen with this cancer. They drained it, and kept me for observation, then had a CT scan and kept me overnight to make sure all that went smoothly. CT scan showed modules on left lung that could be cancer. Trying to say strong.
Note–Arleen is Jorga’s Aunt. You might remember she has made several appearances on the blog. Jorga resides in Belgium with Arleen’s sister Eileen. Eileen is a cancer survivor. We cannot put into words what bringing Jorga into her life meant but let us say it is closely related to celebrating life after cancer treatment.

Arliss and Company have also been featured many times on the blog. Thank You, Arleen! Here are a few of those appearances.

 

Cliff and I are confident you want to send healing thoughts and prayers to Arleen who has done so much for others–including the local dog park. She is a part of the Northwest Weimaraner Gathering, and we know all who have met her quickly learned about her big heart. Arleen, we are all wishing you fewer hiccups on the road to recovery. We need you smiling face out and about to make the world a better place. Thank you, for all you do.

Arliss in the News

Bark in the Park

 

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Arliss and Arlene at another event not so long ago…

Just wanted to share this with you.  This weekend is DogPaw’s big event “Bark in the Park” which is in one of our five off leash parks here in Vancouver.  We have been promoting and was able to get the news to come out and film yesterday.  It was fun, Arliss enjoyed it too.  We are going to have all kinds of games for dogs and humans too.

 

It’s going to be fun for all and for a good cause!!  DogPaw; All Volunteer non profit that maintain the Clark County’s off leash dog parks. 

 

Dog Owner’s Group for Parks Access in Washington county  ~Arleen  

 Watch for Arliss in the bowling segment………

 http://www.kgw.com/community/blogs/drew-carney/Bark-in-the-Park-Canine-Carnival–268952881.html <==See Arliss on the news!

Note:  Arleen is dedicated to making things better for dogs in and around Vancouver. We appreciate her dedication. 

March Madness of a Special Kind

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We all know about March Madness, and the Sweet-Sixteen of famed Collegiate Basketball. March is a month when the unexpected dances with that for which we hope. Cabin fever is brushed aside, and despite the fickle weather, we get outside. Unfortunately, this can mean muddy paws–human and other. The battle of keeping the mud outside for some is unending.

No Yard Mud; Try the Dog Park

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City-dwellers, for the most part, can avoid this scenario, but those living in a rural setting wonder if they will ever get rid of the mud. The battle continues despite all efforts to keep the mud on the porch. Wiping four paws that go and come twenty times a day is arduous at best. Facebook posts were plentiful describing the muddy-paw madness. Most of you who were in the thick of the situation live in the country, and have more than one set of paws. Terra took her crew to the dog-park where they played their heart out, and thoroughly enjoyed the mud.

Shotgun; Glad to see you, but in the back Dad!

 

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Young Remi

 

Shotgun Remi

Shotgun Remi

Breeder’s Note: Yes, Aaron and Terra have three Weimaraners. One is older–a traditional gray ghost girl named Sadie. She is thin, because she has a sensitive tummy. She gets the best of the best, but then which one of these wonderful Weimar kids doesn’t? Colt is the blue boy you see dashing around in these photos. He has been somewhat eclipsed by Remi’s arrival.

Remi is a longhair born to Greta’s 2013 litter sired by Stackhouse. Stories abound of these three Weims; however, Sadie pretty much wants the boys to let her alone. She thinks they are too wild for her taste. They play hard, and come up with unique ways to get in trouble. We cannot thank Terra and Aaron enough for their love of the three, and all they have done with them. We value their relationship. Knowing that it is enhanced by these wonderful additions, makes it worth all the effort. They are more than clients to us.