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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.

Sasha

~And Snuggles

Sasha has been an adorable ball of energy since the moment she got home. She loves all her new toys, and has been taken on daily romps around a large field. She is not shy, but definitely likes to assess the scene before diving into something new. She is so snuggly and I’m overjoyed to have her home with me.

Breeder Comment

We are thrilled to hear the two of you are doing well–we cannot wait to hear what Braden thinks. It will be a great welcome home treat. Thank you for the cute visual of your first little while together. We truly appreciate it!

Dutch

~Phenomenal Family Member and the Best Hunter

Dutch will turn 7 years old this April (Stackhouse-Cindee), and Sam and I would like to add to our family. Dutch is a phenomenal member of our clan and the best hunter yet of all our previous dogs. We would like to have a young pup to train with Dutch while he is still in his prime.

Dutch has trained us nearly as well as we have him. He can entertain himself and likes to maintain a schedule…letting us know when it’s time to eat, sleep and play outside. The only thing that has changed in the past seven years is that now we are both retired and spend even more time in Pendleton during bird season.

Sam takes Dutch on special hunts, where he generally out performs and out retrieves other dogs.

Dutch is also a good swimmer (really likes the Colorado river when in Arizona), but we do not use him for ducks or geese at our duck shack along the Columbia.Would appreciate hearing from you and the possibility of available pups similar to our “dear boy.” Looking forward to hearing from you,

Sam and Jane –Boring, OR

Breeder Comment

Thank you for the photos and the news about Dutch (Cindee X Stackhouse). It makes us happy to know he has performed well in the field as well as being an excellent family member.

Of course, you know we have spoken–and you have updated the application–a new family member is expected to arrive soon. We look forward to hearing how it goes–and sincerely hope that Dutch has years left to hunt with the new upstart.

Bisbee News

~AKA Busy-bee

I wanted to send you an update on Bisbee.

With the serious concerns about the coronavirus we are spending more time at home.  It’s all very difficult.  The comic relief in our life right now is our adorable 4-month-old Bisbee.  His name should really be Busy-bee.  He is a real source of joy.  

Some things he is loving right now are:

  1. Joining anyone in the shower – he seems to love water
  2. Teasing the cat
  3. Eating any type of shoe he can find (this morning he added eating my glasses to the list ☹)
  4. Playing with another dog
  5. Gnawing on antlers
  6. Carrots
  7. His crate
  8. Snuggling when he is tired

Some things he is not loving:

  1. The sound of the trash can being pulled up the driveway
  2. Other dogs that come at him quickly
  3. Strangers
  4. Rain (Go figure since he loves the shower)
  5. His puppy food (we are trying some new options)
  6. Following commands

He is a real joy! Carol

Breeder Comment

We could not be happier to learn that Bisbee is doing well, and much loved. Thank you for thinking of us. I love that he enjoys getting into the shower.

Rayne

~ In Time Gunner will love her too!

Gunner says, “Tell me again why we need her.”

Just wanted to send you a little note.  We made safe travels home, way easier than the drive to Pendleton.   We decided to name our little girl Rayne.  She has been an absolute joy since we picked her up. 

Gunner, our 2 year old blue Weimaraner,  isn’t too fond of the little lady yet.  He had temper tantrums all the way home, even refused to sit next to her in the truck.  He’s receiving extra love and attention so he knows he’s still very much loved.  His feelings about her are improving,  but still needs some work.  We absolutely love both of these dogs.  Thank you.
Cindy, Kevin, and family.

Breeder Comment

Poor Gunner, his world is turned upside down. You did right, bringing him along. Can you imagine had you shown up after being gone with her in your arms? It would not have gone well. He will soon come to the realization she is part of the family, and I suspect he will take up with her. They may even conspire together in mischievous deeds–just saying.

Christmas Cards

~ This One Features Salty

I’ve been racking my brain–and wondering if I could figure out who Salty’s parents were. I am fairly certain the litter sire was Dusty, but I cannot be sure. Mr. Salty is getting some age on him–it was a very long time ago when his parents came to our home to pick him up. It is funny how some moments stand out. Possibly, the name they chose made me always remember this Weimaraner–there have been a lot since he left OwyheeStar. But, it may well be the annual Christmas Card.

A couple of days ago, we got our first Christmas card. It is a doozy. (Haha) But every Christmas, we receive a card from Salty’s parents, and he is always front and center. This year he is solo. I wanted to share the lovely card with you readers–and say that I hope Salty is doing well.

Parker

~ In Montana

Oh my, it’s been so long since I’ve written to you…lots of changes since you came to Eagle to help us learn how to use the Starmark collar!


Parker has grown into a wonderful companion and a very cherished member of our family. We can’t believe he’ll turn 3 in December. What a change from that tiny puppy that you so carefully hand fed. He has no limp and loves to run at top speed!

We moved to Missoula in September and what an experience for Parker! He didn’t quite understand when we started packing everything in boxes, then the movers came and took everything, and the next day we had an all-day road trip to a totally different world! He’s adapting very well to all the new sights and sounds (including deer right outside his front door (he’s very respectful and just sits and watches them). He’s also become an expert at going up and down steps—we bought an old house with 3 floors so he’s always busy.
So many changes for all of us! 


We thank you so much for giving Parker so much extra care to give him a good start even though he was so tiny and had his shoulder problem…you’d never know now. Hope you both are well and life is good. We always enjoy reading your blog. 

Take care, Dave, Patty, and Parker 

Breeder Comment

We are delighted to hear the news about your family–and to find out that Parker has adapted well. We will never forget him, of course.

Brady

~ The Adventure Begins

Meet Brady

–From Larry July 23, 2019

And the adventure starts. No more sleeping in —- up at 4:30 or 5:00 in the AM. I have to go to bed at 9 or 10 at the latest. You and Cliff sure know how to pick a dog for me. This guy just wants to be with me and that is want I wanted. Brady was great on the way home.   I think that he will be easy to house break, I just have watch him like a hawk. I went out with him at 4:30 am, he went pee and came right back into the house. But he would not lay down to go back to sleep. So We went out again, he did a  # 2 this time, back in to the house, went to sleep this time. I just have to think like a pup and give him more time. He will tell me what he wants, I just have to pick up on his clues.

We have made it through a couple of day and nights. Brady is working overtime on our training. Ila is having a time with Brady. He has attacked her shoes and bit her on the arm, the blood was flowing.

I know everyone tells you how smart their weim is – its true I think that all of the OwyheeStar weims or very smart. The only thing left is to train the owners so they are as smart as their weim.  ( Are you smarter than as eight week old weim ? ).

Ila and I want to thank you for all that you do to provide these great pups. 

Larry/Brady/Ila

Breeder Comment

You might remember Reno (a long time OwyheeStar Blog favorite). Unfortunately, Larry lost Reno–it was a devastating and swift loss of the worst kind. It was a rare bone cancer–took him quick. The grief is unthinkable, but no one (human or critter) is immune. For a goodly number of years, no OwyheeStar ever died of cancer–I wish it were still so.

I am sure you and Ila will get this pup raised–but there is the stuff of raising pups for sure. The shark-biting baby (and older skin is the worst). I am sure you got the tips I sent to you along with everyone else that has a Bernie X Boone pup–on puppy biting. Thank you, Larry–for your loyalty and the fabulous update (with photos). As always –your photos are great.

Opus

~Opus a saurus — one who mouths everything

Mom loves this photo of me–Haha!

Like most Weims, he is mouthy–I’ve really struggled with this habit of his. He is the reason I engaged the services of a trainer.

Not Gonna Happen

This picture is from one of the visits and from the dog trainer. He just laid there.  He’s the reason I needed the trainer–remember. He’s not wanting to work on stuff. I’ve really struggled with this habit with him.

It’s quite alarming when he grabs you by the arm if you’re not comfortable with 85 lbs of lovin’. Then he nibbles your butt.  Always predictable. Never harmful. We’re making strides. This picture is from one of the visits from the dog trainer. He just laid there.  He’s the reason I needed the trainer. He’s very mouthy, like most Weims. I’ve really struggled with this habit with him.

Ok that’s it for now. I just love them all. Thank you. Can’t imagine belong without these guys.  

Breeder Comment

Can I just say you are the best–thank you, Melinda, for your response to my request. BTW–I appreciate everyone who has already send something for our blog–and those who still plan to do so.

Jedi

Since today (7/13) is Jedi’s birthday I thought I’d share this with you. We had a baby in May, Owen. Owen and Jedi are taking to each other very well! Jedi follows me all over the house when I’m holding Owen. 🙂

Breeder Comment

There have been so many changes since you brought home Jedi. It seems like yesterday he was in your wedding photos. What a grand job you have done with him.