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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.
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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.

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!


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Yesterday was this crazy pup’s birthday. She finally made it to a year old (I had my doubts). I can not believe that it was a year ago we got a call from OwyheeStar Weimaraners (Shela and Cliff Nielsen), and we started the process of bringing Lexi home with us. Who knew she would become as important to us as some people’s kids are? ( lol) We could not have asked for a better pal than Lexi. We love this crazy little dog and we are excited to look forward to many more adventures together!!!
Therefore, we did what any good parents would do and threw her a birthday party, with a cake and treats for all her doggy friends!!!

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Breeder’s Comment We are happy to hear Lexi has celebrated her birthday in style. There is no way to understand just how life changing the Weimaraner experience is until you take the journey. Thank you for remembering us and for loving Miss Lexi so much. We sincerely hope she brings you years of joy. 


Who Doesn’t Love Peanut Butter?

11027948_10207489631225986_3315836909104963246_nIt would be complex to answer to the above-posed question in detail; however, here are a couple of significant comments. People who are violently allergic to peanut butter would need to avoid the use of peanut butter. Such a person cannot keep the product in the household. To interact with Simian after his peanut butter eating feast, would not be a good thing for them. Nevertheless, countless Weimlovers share the peanut butter with the fur family member. There are some Weims who do not like peanut butter. I know–that is a shocking bit of information. Cream cheese is another option if peanut butter is out of the question.

Velcro Dog



As you know, Skye is my velcro dog. She follows me everywhere and tries to help with the chores around the property. So time to water the plants and Skye carries the empty watering can back to the spigot so I can fill it up again. Oh, I was hoping that is what she was doing, had a mental lapse-hahaha! In reality, she likes to steal the can and try to engage me in play since that is what SHE wants to do. Sky is always up for entertaining me that is for sure!!

Waiting On Mama

Other times we can be found together–her just lying here waiting to find out what we will be doing next. She goes just about everywhere with me.

Nosework is Fun

We are currently doing Nosework that is a discipline in which they learn to detect different scents. We have done a few practice trials and hope to start competing next year. It is her favorite challenge so far. We have been placed in the Advance group for training; she is very accurate and fast to find the “scent”(birch). We have done searches in boxes, interior rooms, exterior in fields and on vehicles.

We are a Loyal Lot


They are loyal to the breed. Many hook up with each to share the ups and downs of raising (and living with) the Weimaraner. You are either a Weimaraner person or not. There doesn’t seem to be any middle ground. There are many reasons this is true. Their dogged ways–forgive the pun might top the list. When they get an idea it can impossible to change their mind; therefore, you want to be sure they get the right ideas up front. They are prone to separation anxiety. Sprouting bouts of absurd and crazy behavior due to feeling abandoned (such as eating the sheetrock, barking incessantly, and destroying furniture) that can drive the less understanding person to distraction. They are not in many cases a leave in the yard dog. They are high maintenance and require a special kind of person to bring out their best behavior. Nonetheless, the breed is very addictive.

Speaking of Loyalty

The kids

The kids

Many of our OwyheeStar clients seem to achieve great things. For example, Jaime won the 2015 Road Race this year. Click Here to see more on his Facebook Page. We share this little snapshot that Jaime posted (on Facebook) to thank all their supporters. We are so proud of Jaime’s achievement–this is only one of many!

Mary Needs Our Vote

Mary has a beautiful heart wrapped in model-quality looks. If you read about her, you will see she works with some of the most special cancer victims–the youngest of all. Her profession and her focus show her true heart. Nonetheless, she, like us, shares the love of the Weimaraner. I am hoping you will take a moment and vote for her. She has steadily remained seventh in the competition, but it is winding down. She must reach the fifth position to go on to the next segment of the competition. Click Here to find the link to vote for her for Miss Jet Set!

Ulmo6714_oShe shares a love of the breed. She lives with two–one is an OwyheeStar.
Weimaraners are certainly a joy and challenge to raise. They are regal, fiercely loyal, majestic and can be quite stubborn when they want to be. If you want a dog who will want to be by your side every chance they get (yes, even when you want to go to the bathroom!), a Weim would be perfect. 🙂 They have quite the personalities and bring such joy to their owner’s lives and those around them.

We had our male Weim, Connor, for about 3.5 years before we decided to get a second. We were able to take home our second Weim, Ayla, in January of 2012. Shela was sure to go out of her way to answer any questions and provide lovely updates as Midge was progressing with her labor and then after she had her pups. Ayla is quite different than Connor in that she is more stubborn, calm, and more mischievous.

Weimaraners are the perfect companion for our family and we are glad we chose this breed.

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