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My Versatile Hunting Weim

I just wanted to take a minute and tell you a little bit about my weim. He has been a ball of joy since day one! He is my best friend, and we literally do everything together. And he gets so bummed if he doesn’t get to go with me when I leave, for something like school or work.
23231453_10156136166669411_7213260034136713095_nFrom a little puppy, I worked with him to become the amazing hunting buddy he is today. I’ve trained a couple of dogs before, and none of them were so coachable as him. He’s not perfect, but we are still in some of the training. By next summer he should be on point!!! He has an amazing nose, and I’m amazed by what he’ll find.
He is always happy and loves to go for rides in the truck, bed or in the cab with the windows down. And he starts whining like crazy when we’re getting close to our hunting spots outta can tell hunting is in his blood, he’s all smiles and joy when out in the blind, he watches all the birds flying and starts to wag his tail like crazy when they start coming in.
He does an amazing job at retrieving and pointing on birds, he does great in water and loves to be outdoors. He loves hunting!! 4:30 in the morning he’s up and pumped to go hunting and has plenty of energy to hunt all day but when we get home, and its time for bed, he jumps on my bed and turns into a snuggleball and take up most of my bed but I love it.
He has been the best hunting dog, truck passenger, Saturday explorer and most importantly, my best friend. And I’d like to thank you so much for everything you’ve done over at Owyhee Star. You’re my number one choice when getting a dog and always be!! Everyone asks where I got such a beautiful dog and Owyhee Star’s the answer!! Thank you again so much!!

Breeder Comment

We are thrilled to learn that Trigger is a great Versatile Hunting Dog. Thank you, for the endorsement. It means the world to us. Most of our business comes from repeats or referrals.
Dear Readers, can we ask you a favor. This young man has an incredible business. If you know a serious Waterfowl Hunter, here is a great idea for Christmas. Order a custom duck or goose call from Hunter’s business — Northern Custom Calls.


Need I Say More?

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It’s crazy to see how much Koda has grown in the 4 months we’ve had him.  He used to fit on my lap with no problems and now… well not so much. LOL!  He’s doing great.  Typical 6 months old.

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You Know What I Mean

Ornery, loveable, too smart, counter-surfer and a huge cuddle bug!!!  Every day I’m reminded why we added another Weim to the family.

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Weim Mentoring

Koda has taken on several behaviors from our 13-year-old, Gabriel.  He drools while waiting for you to put the food in his bowl, has to be with one of us constantly and thinks the couch/bed is their property just to name a few.  They are truly incredible animals!!!  Thanks again for adding so much to our family!


Breeder Comment

Thank you, Chris, for the glimpse into raising your Koda. We know there have been challenges of the sort you would expect. Nonetheless, you have dug deep and accommodated the new fur-family-member. You are in the thick of adolescent behavior issues, but here you are working at the keyboard with your new kid helping you (tongue-in-cheek humor). The rewards are many, but we understand what it takes to make all this happen. Keep up the great work, and we appreciate your frequent updates on the process–as do our readers.


Some Friends You Choose

       ~Others Select You


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This darn thing won’t leave me alone!




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Also, it’s cold outside




Breeder Comment

Dear Ellie, I see your kitty is still stalking you—or more aptly getting in your space in your previous report ( click here to see Ellie and her kitty in an earlier OwyheeStar Blog).

It is hard to imagine how life could be more to your liking even though you share your space. The furniture looks comfortable, the blankets cozy. We know the stove will soon be lite to keep you toasty warm. What more could a girl want?


My Best Friend

         ~ Our Seven Years


Seven years ago my best friend was born. Since then, there have been chewed up passports, coffee spills, emergency vet visits, stitches, and so many tears. But there has also been joy and laughter. There have been couch snuggles, long hikes to hidden mountain lakes, 9-hour road trips full of ears flapping in the wind and loud tunes. There has been so much love. Thank you for loving me in the most unconditional manner, and allowing me to love you.

                                             Happy Birthday, Winchester.   ~ Jaime

Breeder Comment

There have been many changes in your life since we first met. Thank you, for loving Winchester so much. We love hearing about all your adventures. Life is a journey. May Chester (Aka-Winchester) live long and celebrate many more birthdays.

Dejah is Home

Who’s in my spot?  

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Ayla (Vizsla) is really quite thrilled with the new toy we brought home for her!  Dejah Thoris is doing great and has her first vet appointment on Friday.

Breeder Comment

Who can say how the introduction of the new Weimaraner will go? Sometimes it works surprisingly well, and other times it can be met with a damper. Regardless, here is a situation that by all appearances where things are working well, except Ayla is wondering why this pup has stolen her seat.

The Unfolding Saga

Coffee Run 

Hartung's Koda_1098I took a couple of pictures on our daily trip to Dutch Bros for coffee this morning.  It’s about a 5-minute drive but poor Koda was pooped.  LOL!  Gabriel wanted his time in the camera too.Hartung's Gabriel_1096

We are sure loving this little guy!  He’s already grown in the 2.5 weeks since joining our family! :O) ~ Chris


Breeder Comment

It is a process to figure out how you can make things work. There is no simple solution. Possibly it is best to embrace each obstacle and look at it as a bonding experience. What we love the most about this update is how you incorporate the Weim kids into your schedule. Coffee anyone; everyone?

Yesterday, we read about Koda’s crate-training experience.

Blue Girl

We’re home safely!

We have yet to choose a name for our little purple collared girl, nevertheless, she’s captured our hearts already!
cranes-blue-girl-2She did so well in the car on the way home. She snuggled and slept and when we stopped, she went potty in the grass just like she’s supposed to!

We are a Two-Weim Family Again

She has already claimed her bed at home with her blankie and is having fun exploring the house and following Max around. He’s not quite as thrilled about her but he’s an old man and in time he’ll soften!

Thank you for such wonderful pups!!

Melissa and Jeff
How wonderful is it that nobody need wait a single moment to improve the world. ~Anne Frank

Breeder Comment

Thank you, Jeff and Melissa. It was heartrending to learn that you had lost both Sadie and Moxie (your two previous OwyheeStar girls), but Max who you folded into your family along the way to here is still around. His chagrin at having a new whippersnapper is probably also balanced with the distraction of his loss.

People like you make what we do worth it. You are on the list for another Gray Ghost baby (a male) shortly. Max is growing old, and no one knows how long he will be able to stick around. We are thrilled we could get this little blue girl into your heart and home. Thank you for your loyalty to us and your love for the Weimaraner. It is hard to believe so many years have passed since we first spoke Jeff!

Where Does Time Go?

Yikes! 5th Grade

14125758_10208602925045273_1036523514031574226_o.jpgEmma & Ella started 5th grade today, and Lulu Jo is not impressed. I did not cry as they flew out of the house so excited to start their new year, oh how they love school 🙂

I thought you might enjoy seeing Lulu Jo! She loves taking her sisters to school but she really likes it when we pick them up! She is such a wonderful addition to our family. We are so thankful to you and Cliff for bringing Lulu Jo into our lives 🙂

Breeder Comment

We appreciate you sharing the photos that included LuLu. We still remember when you contacted us and the only pup we had available was the Blue Longhair. I said, “I don’t believe you will ever be sorry.” Here we are down the road quite a few years. Thank you so much for making her an integral part of your family. BTW–cuteness runs in the family!

Places We Travel

Trigger Reflections

Trigger and Natalie

1934078_10208326494585054_6966091609562147943_nThink about how much happiness those pups will bring. I had tears in my eyes this morning as I lay in silence in yoga. They told us to go somewhere safe, think about something that brings us joy.  I immediately thought of trigger.  How he literally smiles when he sees me, funny things he does, walks we take together, butterflies he tries to catch, when his lips get hooked up on his tooth and how funny that looks. When he sits beside me and looks me in the eyes.  I could go on and on.  It’s been such a joy to have him. He completes my home and heart.

Thank you!  ~Natalie

Leah and Ellie –the summer of 2013

Ellie is amazing….

Photo on 7-23-13 at 3.41 PMI thought I would give you an update. She still hates her kennel sadly, and runs the other way if she sees it no matter what. We have tried giving her a bit of peanut butter. Nothing would get her to willingly go into the crate. Don’t worry, she isn’t left running-free in the house alone; she gets put in the crate. She is manipulative at times. She knows when I am getting ready to take off for school. At these times, she goes downstairs into the living room. That way, she can see you walk into the room first–then hide from you. She also sleeps in her crate at night and doesn’t whine when she is in it any more. Yay!

Breeder’s Note: Our suggestion is not to worry about whether they like the crate or not. You are looking for compliance. Given time, and if you don’t feel bad, they often learn to accept (and some even love) their crate. 

……..amazing even though she is not the smartest.

Ellie loves balls, and she will chase them anywhere including into a dried 6 ft deep canal by the dog park. She had dropped her as we crossed the street to go back to the car. Then the ball rolled into the canal by accident. It was terrible; however, some nice people helped us out by showing us another way to get down to her ball on the other side.

On June 18th, Ellie got spayed. She was subdued for a while. It didn’t last. 🙂

Right after surgery

Right after surgery

Don't look --they shaved my tummy. Ah shucks I don't really care...

Don’t look –they shaved my tummy. Ah shucks I don’t really care…

She has learned a lot, swims, and she gets along with the cats…

Other than that her crazy-ball incident, she is well-behaved. I have taught her to lay down, sit, come, roll over on command, and to drop things (for example, a ball) on command. She also likes to swim. She and the cats get along they even bring her gifts from the field. Even though she can be a head ache at times we love her. Thank you for this wonderful dog.Photo on 6-28-13 at 3.20 PM

On a happier note (for Ellie and myself), I only have a few days until school is over. So, we will have a bit more time to do things, before school starts again.

Breeder’s Note: Ellie is a family pet, but she is Leah’s project. They are special companions. Leah is taking algebra this summer. It is good for her to have Ellie to balance out the extra academic study Leah opted to do this summer. This is the  first family Weimaraner, and we think Leah has done great working with Ellie. With her busy schedule, it means a lot that she took time to update us on several occasions. We truly appreciate it.