~Reports on his Camping Adventure
We just got home from the best camping trip ever. I remember this place from when I was little mom and dad took my last year when I was just a puppy. But now that I’m bigger it was so much more fun.
We dug in the sand for clams and I got so dirty. I jumped in the water to clean myself off I loved the water. We even ran on the beach. There was water there too. At night when mom and dad are sleeping I love to jump into their cots and hog all the bed. I can’t wait til we do it again.
Breeder’s Reply to Winchester
Dear Dude–what a fun place to go camping. At the dirt, the water, and the fun combined to make it a memorable trip. I appreciate you dropping us a note and getting someone to snap the pictures of you, too. You write really well–I should find out where you studied. (Haha)
Mommy and daddy took me to a new place with lots of fun stuff to do and new smells. We went to this place they kept calling the beach it was so much fun. We played in the water and I ran so fast. Daddy even brought my ball so I could chase it. I was so tired when we get back I had to take a few power naps.
Later mommy and daddy took me on a walk to this place with big rocks by the water. It was so cool there, mommy had a long stick with a string at the end and she kept shaking it above the water until finally she got super excited and pulled out what they called a fish. It was so interesting I kept wanting to put it in my mouth but they wouldn’t let me. We had so much fun I can’t wait to go again.
Zelda is the Greatest
~California Weimar Girl
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.
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.
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.
Chloe will be 2 in September and has been doing so well lately with obedience- the key seems to be exercise and planning for variety in her routines. She definitely is prone to the concrete thinking so we make sure to mix it up.Photos: Chloe trudges through any river, puddle or lakeshore she encounters- but does not freely swim. She can swim and will if we are also in the water but she seems to mostly prefer wading in up to her chest. And at the Oregon coast-Chloe’s happiest place on earth. She will run for hours chasing birds on the beach and especially enjoys climbing rocks.We’d really love to add a puppy before Chloe gets too much older and too set in her ways.
At the Beach
With Bella and Company
There are times when I long to escape life and one of the best places to accomplish that for me in the Oregon Coast. We have made many trips over the years–but it is never enough. The only thing that is possibly better is to be at the beach with the Weimaraner. I think you might agree. Debbie has Bella and her Levi, too. You might remember them for a while back, but they also sent a couple of fun videos, don’t you agree?
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Thank you, Debbie, for the great videos and sharing your experience. We truly appreciate. We hope you are doing something equally fun on the fine January Sunday.
Featured Weimaraners — Ruca and Bennett
Dear Shela & Cliff:
I thought I’d send you an update on our puppies (Ann’s Bennett & my Ruca), who are now a year old. We took them to the beach for a long weekend to celebrate, and the attached photos are from that weekend. We all had a really great time, and plan on doing a trip like this with just those two to celebrate their birthdays every year.
As you can see, they’re both show-stoppers in their own way. Ruca has kept her amazing blue-green eyes, and Bennett’s coat is the silkiest gun metal gray I’ve ever seen. They have such different personalities, yet get along great. Best of buddies for sure.
Ruca has turned out to be a very loving gal. She freely gives kisses and loves to snuggle, which I love, yet she’s also very independent. She’s extremely athletic with bottomless energy, and is one “tough” chick. (I call her “Brunehilda” sometimes.) One of the worst counter surfers ever, I’m sure. (Yes, I read about the pup that died from eating heart medications that were left on a counter…. We try to never leave ANYTHING on the counter that she could possibly get into, and are working very hard at stopping that behavior. Any ideas??) She is very smart and learns easily (when she wants to). And is definitely a chewer. (Have invested in massive amounts of bullysticks & bones.) When I’m working, she goes to a doggie daycare. Expensive, but well worth the money. It’s helped with both her social skills AND getting her exercised when I’m unable to. When I’m not working, we have a 2.5 mile walk we regularly go on. She is my best friend and constant companion. I rarely go anywhere without her.
We have a vacation coming up where we’re unable to take her, and it will be the first time I’ve ever left her overnight. Even though she will stay with her siblings (True & Silas) and my daughter (who she knows very well), I’m not looking forward to being without her for two whole weeks. I’m sure that with her independence she’ll do great, but I, on the other hand, will miss her greatly.
Hopefully these pictures will come through. I’m not very technically savvy, sorry.
Hope all is well,
Breeder’s Note: MaryAnn and Ann are best friends. They are both RN’s working in Central Oregon. We have been friends (of a special kind) for many years. MaryAnn’s Ruca is her 4th OwyheeStar Weimaraner. Ann’s Bennett is her 2nd OwyheeStar Weim.
MaryAnn–counter-surfing is very hard to stop. We won’t belabor the reasons here, but it is most certainly the Weimaraner Olympic Sport of choice. They love other games, but snatch and run from the counter is probably at the top of the list. There are few things you can do to stop this behavior. It is vitally important to keep food and other things off the counter. The Weimaraner is opportunistic. Having said that, there is a trick some old-time trainers use.
The idea is to deter them from digging in the trash or surfing the counters. Cliff and Shela have used this trick once. We do not use it anymore, because we hunt train. Bird-launchers make the same clicking noise as a mousetrap. Once the Weim is conditioned to fear that noise, it is impossible (or very difficult) to undo the conditioning. For those who will never hunt-train, this method may work well–emphasis on the word may. We all know how undaunted the determined Weimaraner can be when they want something. This method employs using new old-fashioned mousetraps, and baiting the Weimaraner so there is something they want. When they go to nab the item, the mousetrap snaps, and in theory they retreat in fear. While this is extreme, it might be life-saving. It also may not work for the Weim focused on nabbing something no matter the cost.
The recent post about the puppy who died from ingesting heart medication has gotten a lot of press. We published that article hoping it would help prevent a repeat occurrence. There are so many things that when ingested could make a Weimaraner sick, or worse. Some of these things are foods we eat–chocolate, onions, grapes, raisins, macadamia nuts, etc. Sugar-free gum is lethal and something your beloved Weimaraner might pilfer from a purse, or other location. Click here to see a more detailed account.