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Thor

~In The Driver’s Seat

Thor got his first driver’s lesson!  How are you and Cliff doing?  Thor has been doing very well. He goes on runs every morning and evening.  Gets lots of exercise and loves it!  I took him on a good few miles hike yesterday fishing and he was in heaven!   He’s very well behaved and trained.  He can heal, come, stay, sit and listens very well.  He’s got his aloof moments when he wants to play.  But he’s been an amazing family member.  

He now even walks our Rottweiler mix Hannah ! Lol. He literally grabs the leash and starts pulling her on the walks.  Lol it’s so funny

We also found out that Thor is not immune to Adeno virus, but we decided to NOT give him the vaccination for this because we read it’s rare for Weimes and not life threatening.  what do you recommend?

Breeder Comment

First, this is where we say we are not Licensed Veterinarians, nor are we Licensed Veterinary Technicians. Vaccine issues are a serious matter for this breed–no one can attest to the truth of this more than someone who has had their Weimaraner succumb to serious life-threatening vaccine reaction. The puppy shot vaccinates for Adeno Virus II–which is against upper respiratory infections. Click here to read more.

We are most happy to see Thor as a central part of your life–and we love the photos. Thank you–this is a cute update. We genuinely appreciate it.

Sassy Francis (part two)

She is SO energetic and if my last Weim was any indication, I don’t expect a slow down for several more years.  She is finally accepting crate time easier when I leave for work (I am lucky to work at home part of the time so her longest stretches are 5 hours), and at night she prefers my bedroom floor to the bed – though at some point early in the morning she usually hops up and lays at my feet.


Next on my agenda is to get her in for a swim test – there is a dock diving spot near me and for some reason, I think she will excel at it.  She is stubborn, smart as hell, an incredible athlete (you should see her jump!) and enjoys playing in sprinklers.


We fought over my blueberries, she loves when my plums fall on her side of the fence (fortunately the tree is in the front yard) and she is suddenly interested in my figs – I guess they must be ripening. 


She is a stunner and training her is keeping me on my toes.  She definitely tests me on a daily basis, but boy howdy – when they are getting it, and they look at you with trust and love there is not a whole lot better in life.  I love my Owyheestar girl. 

Breeder Comment

Many have written how their OwyheeStar pup has been their sanity during these crazy last few months. I love how you have continued to work and develop together –plan for the future. Oh, dock-diving would be so excellent. Have fun!

Mr. Wilson

~We call him that because he is just that special

We call Wilson Mr Wilson because he is just that special Very very smart so he keeps us on our toes! He belly’s up to our bar like a person and can reach most anything wants. We don’t know how much more he will grow because his hips are 3” higher than his shoulder and his shoulders will catch up!

We feel very fortunate to have Mr. Wilson in our lives! When he plays with toys, his favorite is most anything bigger than him or at least 2 toys! Thank you Shela and Cliff for another amazing Weim ♥️♥️♥️

Breeder Comment

I am not sure how you discovered all those years ago, or why you initially chose us, but our relationship spans several Weims and more than one decade. We are blessed to share the love of the Weimaraner. Thanks for your loyalty.

Gretchen

~ Not Your Stereotype Weimar at All

We live in Fontana, CA.  She’s now a fat happy girl with gas that can clear the room since her lunch of a cheeseburger and fries with thousand island is not part of he normal diet.  But we have a few extra days.

 

Her gas is normally none unless Grandpa sneaks her human food or salmon based food.   She eats Blue Buffalo and loves that the best.  Luckily her lunch yesterday of didn’t too much damage to her tummy.  Thanks you guys for the best pup I could have ever asked for.  I’m not ready for another weim because I would be trying to replace something that could never be replaced.  She is the best tempered, loving, lazy weim a girl could have asked for.  

In her adult days the choice between a walk and a couch cuddle was a 50/50-she was awesome and never had that high energy.  She was just super mellow her entire life sans puppy stage where she tore stuff up (couch-my fault I thought I could trust her outside the crate while I was at work, sunglasses and shoes-again my fault I went away for the weekend and she was mad, undergarments to this day she will eat them if they are on the floor) or get a moment of the zoomies and launch off the couch doing 180s and speed through the living room.  Thank you again as she was always heathy, always funny, and had her own personality that was just awesome.  When people would make remarks about the stereotypes of a weim I just laughed and was like nope my dog is none of those things. Mine loves laying in the sun, playing in the pool, and being a cuddle bug and bed hog. 

Are you planning on having any weim pups, no blues since Gretchen is not replaceable and I don’t want to compare since the pedestal for her is really high and no pup could take away from that.  I think I may be ready for a new family member but not right now right now-a few months away. 

Breeder Comment

Well, for sure, we cannot replace Gretchen. We get people asking for a Weimaraner with this temperament all the time–they are rare even for OwyheeStar. (Haha) My suggestion is typically to plan for the worst and hope for the best–that way, you are ready for whatever comes.
Thank you for your photos and the information you shared with us–and for giving her the best possible life. Storm and Dusty passed over the rainbow bridge about five or six years ago. They live on through their offspring–and some of our girls carry one or both of their DNA.

To get something out of those lines takes planning, and it requires a person to be ready to go when the pups come along—Winnie shares both Dusty and Storm as her paternal grandparents. As time passes, it becomes harder and harder to get back to that same bloodlines, as we have added fresh blood, and we continue to mix the DNA pool with it. So, you might get fortunate even if the new kid doesn’t share that exact lineage.

We look forward to working with you again. A goodly number of our OwyheeStar pups are placed with repeat clients–as you might guess.

Tango

~The Ladies’ Man — Part One

As we continue to limit our exposure outside the house, the bulk of my social life consists of daily trips to the nearby dog park, sometimes supplemented by another outing if the temperature is tolerable. Tango has fun with lots of dogs, but it does seem as if he especially enjoys his time with the ladies.


At the dog park, he’s especially fond of three regulars: a Beagle, a Samoyed, and a Golden Retriever. Given the size difference, he’s fairly gentle with the Beagle, but the other two sure run him ragged. (That’s the point of a dog park run, right?)


We have a standing invitation to visit Judy’s co-worker’s farm. When we’re there, his running and wrestling matches with their Labrador turn positively ballistic. She really terrified him the first couple of times that we visited, but now he’s taller than her (she’ll have the weight advantage for a couple more months), so the tables are turning. A couple of weeks ago, her “parents” were away and we stopped in to let her run around, so that turned into four straight play dates in a row.

Breeder Comment

As we read your update, we were impressed on so many levels. You have managed an excellent socialization process despite the current COVID issue. And secondly, how Tango has changed your life–it is incredible how the Weimaraner changes a family structure and each of us in unpredictable ways. I like to think they make us better humans.

For our readers–watch for part two of Tango’s update. We know you look forward to hearing more about Tango’s life and experiences.


Weim Privilege Denied

`Maizie Gets her Chair

Maizie, age 8, has lived her life without being allowed full access on human furniture and beds.  (She has no idea other Weims get full privilege).  (She has numerous comfy beds and fleeces of her own in every room of the house). About two months ago, she weighed the situation and took a gigantic risk.  She stepped right up on the comfy recliner chair in our bedroom and curled up into a ball!  We were so stunned we were speechless!  She didn’t get yelled at!  We didn’t have the heart to scold her.  We relaxed our expectations justifying, “Well, she’s 8.5 years old….she’s getting older etc etc etc)”.  It’s Maizie’s chair now for certain times of day—at her choosing.  We ask her when we want to sit in it.  The power of the Weim!

Breeder Comment

The Weimaraner doesn’t see herself as a dog–and her humans use furniture. Having a fancy dog bed isn’t the same–look this chair just fits. What more should I say? Well, nothing more to say other than we do so appreciate this photo and your little story that we could use for the blog.

Remy

Just a few recent photos of Remy. She is living her best life having everyone home all the time right now. We recently got a boat and she comes with us often, she starts getting excited about 20 mins before we get to the lake – I think she can smell it!


You may remember that we’ve had challenges with Remy and aggression. We’ve continued to work with her and move very gradually toward meeting new people and other dogs. Progress is slow, but I believe we are moving in the right direction. 

Haley

Breeder Commentary

Thanks for everything –especially for this update

Nixon

Update on our bestie, Nixon, now 6 months and a 70 pound lover. We took him for our first camping trip this year. First night in the tent was rough, as he barked at every single pinecone that had the audacity to hit our tent. He was willing to protect and serve his people throughout the night 😂 we quickly learned white noise was our friend and the rest of the trip went smoothly.

He enjoyed swimming in the river with the kids, playing frisbee, our hike to the falls and even took a dip in the freezing cold water and wanted to hike up the rocks with us! Such a good guide and always alerts us when he senses danger ahead. Even if it’s just a large weed or rock 🤣


This week we have begun picking blackberries in the woods. He loves that! Sniffs out every single area and waited for us ahead, would circle us and alert to whatever he thought was questionable…even a piece of carpet laying ahead lol! I love this boy. He has our heart and loves adventures and listens well! We ended last nights walk with a deer ahead he decided to chase! I called him back and just as began to really worry he returned quickly at my calls. Good boy Nix, good boy. 

Breeder Comment

Nixon loves being a part of your adventures–might we say he makes them more fun. At least, for the most part. The unexpected might cause a short-lived alarm, but he moves on quickly. Good for you–what a life you have together. Thank you–for everything, and especially for thinking of us.

The fear of losing him as he gave chase to a deer is very real. Unfortunately, we have many stories of this sort. You might want to consider investing in a GPS tracking collar for Nixon to wear on these outdoor adventure trips. Also, this is for your own peace of mind as well Nixon’s well-being.

Edgar

Edgar will be 4 next month. We moved to Colorado last fall and everyone is starting to get used to the change. Doug is still Edgar’s favorite person but he loves all of the kids and worries when they get too far away. My youngest loves to play with him like he’s her brother. She runs with him, gets him up onto the play equipment and tries to make him go down the slide. She also likes to dress him up on occasion.

He tolerates this but clearly doesn’t like to wear cat ears.

Breeder Comment

What a life Edgar has. I am glad he tolerates the cat ears–we know it must not be a fun thing for him. (Haha) Otherwise he has quite the life–and we love his inclusion. It speaks volumes.

Astra

~Our Sweet and Beautiful Blue Girl

Astra is so beautiful, loving and funny –she has a trainer pick her up three days a week to work through her fears and then they go on a big hike out in McMinnville on Wednesdays.

On the weekends we take her to the dog park and the beach. Thank you for our baby.

Breeder Comment

Thank you–we appreciate the update and all you do with and for her.