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Luke and Cador

Progress and Improvement

We have both Luke and Cador in training these days. Luke is back to a healthy weight and his coat and ears have totally cleared up. He’s no longer in his crate and has been great with Lilly and Cador. He barks a lot, but we have been working on that and have seen some improvement.

The Young Longhair

Cador is getting big! His coat is beautiful and he’s been a pretty good boy (other than annoying Luke whenever he can). He will reliably sit, lie down, and come. His retrieve is great. Working on his leash skills now.

We took both to the Applegate River last month and are taking them to the coast next week.

Breeder Comment

These angels not only recently brought home Cador (a Blue Longhair) but they adopted Luke. He has been here for quite some time. His family got into a situation that left them no choice but to return him to us. Thankfully that doesn’t happen often. This return scenario was not an ordinary case–this senior couple was saddened beyond words not to be able to get him back. So, he has found a family and home. Everyone is happy for Luke.

Houston, we have a problem

Not A Party Problem

The Weimie party was fabulous as always. We had a wonderful time and we got to meet Francie and Maddie. That little Francee is adorable.

haffeys-goldee-prima-donnaGoldee was in rockstar-form when we arrived. Poised and beautiful.

Halo Issue

However, I’m afraid Goldee’s halo has fallen and is now severely tarnished.

Haffey's Goldee Gopher.jpegYes, the little girlfriend dug a 10 ft trail chasing a gopher down.

Holly was somewhere on the other side of mortified and terrified. It probably didn’t help that many of the weim moms stood there holding our sides from laughter and in between the howls of laughter I was taking photos the whole time.

That is quite the little huntress you built.

Buck’s mom Beth was the hero as she tried to pry the little bugger out of Goldee’s mouth. Apparently “drop it” only applies to tennis balls and not true treasures like gophers.

Terri

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On the Alsea River

Camping

millers-leo_4153Can you believe it? Leo is already 12 weeks old! We took him camping

this weekend on the Alsea River and he loved it! Of course, he got to

sleep in the tent with us and spent both nights trying to get inside

Bryce’s sleeping bag! It was pretty funny.

Training is still going well and he has grown a lot! Just wanted to

give you a little glimpse at him at 3 months old!:)

Goldee on the Runway

Modeling

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Henry

Quick Learner

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It’s been a while since I updated on Henry. He is still doing very well. We started puppy classes a bit late (last weekend) but it doesn’t seem to be a detriment. He picks things up pretty naturally. His latest trick is opening the back door when he wants to come in. One of these days we will remember to consistently lock the door so he can’t do that. Seems he learns faster than we do, lol. The naughtiest thing he does is occasionally grab food off the counter. But not things you think he would want. One day I came home to a floor covered in tomato seeds, Henry had let himself in from outside while Kevin was in his office, and helped himself to about 10 tomatoes. Yesterday I walked upstairs for about a minute, came down and he had a banana in his mouth. Last night I had fresh salmon on the counter, he didn’t jump up one time while I was preparing it. Maybe he was sitting pretty and just hoping something would fall.

Exploiting the Weakest Link

He isn’t much of a beggar in the off chance he is out while we eat. Usually, he is outside or in his kennel during mealtime. He pretty much knows not to mess with me or Kevin, but he is still testing waters with the kids. This picture is from a few minutes ago. Erik was eating and Henry was all over him at first. I stayed quiet and let them figure it out. Within a few minutes of Erik setting down his food and correcting Henry a few times, he got it and laid down behind him. The little kids; however, are really struggling to control Henry, so he spends more time in the Kennel or outside when they are all around.Fliger's Henry Sept 2016B

Breeder Comment

Children fuel the energy and invite excitement. This scenario is particularly the case if there are several youngsters darting about. It is interesting to know that the Weimaraner often will be very gentle and calm with a baby whereas the active young folk sparks them to action. The Weimaraner has to learn how to respect them –not to jump up and whatnot. Children are typically not considered the trainer in our experience. In the Weim’s eyes, they are their equal at best. They (the Weimaraners) are always trying to manage and manipulate the system to the way they see their world.

There are things (and these are varied as to the age and situation) the young family members can do that would interrupt these behaviors. Nevertheless, it is hard to accomplish as the young Weimaraner sees himself as a part of the group and wants to interact as is natural to him. Using the kennel is better than letting bad things happen. In time, he should learn to be respectful –not to mouth, not to jump up, and not to knock down his playmates. These are all essential skills. If he wants to please you and learns it is unacceptable, then you can discourage this activity. There are many ways you can encourage this desired behavior. We know it will come because you have achieved so much in a short time. Thank you–for the great effort and for loving Henry so much. 

Traveling and Whatnot

With Roy

      ~First a Question!

Just wondering if you know of any websites that would be posting stuff about local Kennel Cough  outbreaks?? Roy has had all his pup shots and is scheduled to get his kennel cough nasal drips at 16 weeks and will be getting his rabies around 22 weeks.

Breeder Reply

Hello, Megan! No, I don’t know of any online resource that posts pet viral outbreaks. I think mostly, dog professionals stay up on this — Vet offices, Dog Trainers, Boarding Facilities, and those associated with the task of Dog Park Management. Maybe if there is such a thing in and around the Pacific NW someone will leave a comment.

We feel you are doing the shots the way they should be done for the Weimaraner. If you are going to be out and about, getting the kennel cough protection is wise. Since it is not a long-lived protection and the problem seems to rise in the late fall to winter time frame, getting one later in the year seems to be a wise choice. We are happy to see Roy is doing well. Thank you so much for taking good care of him.

Progress 

He’s doing great, we learned to “shake” this week. He is eager to please 😉 (more like get a biscuit!)

The Social Butterflyimage4

Roy 7.21.2016-Portland-2We went on a road trip through Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana. We’re actually just heading home. Roy is a social butterfly, in fact, he actually seems really offended if someone walks by and doesn’t acknowledge him. So funny the compliments we get one lady said he was “… Kinda of an iridescent color if you will”  

He is my little shadow, I never go anywhere and don’t feel his eyes on me. Nick is jealous!

Ready for adventure!

               ~Wyoming mornings are cold!

Here he is in Idaho at Anderson ranch reservoir. I didn’t get a picture with him wearing his yellow life jacket. Turns out he loves swimming, just not in the pool at home!

He loves the Water!

We have taken him on another adventure since the three state roundabout. Above Roy is pictured with me. It was a lot warmer on the Pontoon Boat in Portland. Roy 7.21.2016-Portland-1

You Are Invited

Labor Day Weimie Play Date!!

This is LONG overdue!  I wanted to get a post out about our next Weimie play date, since it’s a holiday weekend Nancy and I are hoping for a big turn out =)  Let me set the scene for anyone on the fence about coming or newcomers.

Imagine this, a peaceful drive through the country with your weim panting in anticipation of what’s to come.  New smells, new sounds, and what’s that two acres of fenced space just waiting for a Weimie romp.  This is just the beginning of what you get when you join in on the monthly Weimie play date co-hosted by Nancy and Holly in Salem, Oregon.  As your Weimie makes their rounds, meeting their new best friends and their chauffeurs(that’s us humans), we get to kick back, grab a glass of fresh ice tea or maybe a brewski and chat with fellow weim lovers.  The conversations usually begin a quick run down of who belongs to who, stories of weim crimes(we can all relate), and mentions of your favorite weim quirks.     

Here’s a brief introduction of the regulars:

Luna, our Hostess with the Mostest

LunaParents: Nancy and Bill

Dog Parents: Blue x Elle, 12/22/14

Fave snack: Morning dollop of whipped cream and mom’s leftover egg yolk

Hidden talent: Stay, even when taunted by her BF Rudy

Jaeger, Disco Man Extraordinaire

JaegerParents: Shannon

Dog Parents: Boomer and Bubbles

Fave Snack: Turkey or Ice Cream

Hidden Talent: Take a Bow

Arliss, the Leader of the A Pack

ArlissParents: Arleen

Dog Parents: Dusty x Megan, 12/01/06

Siblings: Big brother to Auto, the Welsh Terrier

Goldee & Maverick, Fluff Masters

  

Parents: Holly and Joe

Dog Parents: Greta x Stackhouse, 04/19/14 & Sadie x Stackhouse, 12/16/15

Hidden Talent: Mind control over their mom

Weim Crime: “Helping” with the dishes in the sink

Buck, the Big Brother

BuckParents: Beth

Dog Parents: Sadie x Stackhouse, 12/16/15 

Hidden Talent:

Favorite Party Pass Time: Hanging in the sand pit

Kirby, The Snack Sneaker

KirbyParents: Rhonda and Jim

Dog Parents: Greta x Blue (Shela, will you double check these are the correct parents?)

Hidden Talent: Sitting on anyone’s lap

Favorite Treat: Nancy’s Strawberry Cake =)

For more information about the monthly weim play dates reach out to Holly at holly.haffey26@gmail.com or find Holly Haffey and/or Nancy Fortune Garin on Facebook!  

Come for the fun, stay for the exhausted weim!!

Jorga

Kiss Anyone?

Kissing Booth_1160.JPGHere’s close up!  Fun Day.  Over 100- we don’t get many days like this.  

xoxo that girl!

She is Tail-Wagging Winner!

🎖🏅🍾 SHAPE doggie day out!  

Third place waggiest tail for Jorja.

National Dog Day

Lucy and Luigi

I just heard on the news today was national dog day. I thought I would send you this pic of the kids. We had some photos taken at a studio this past May. We had met these people at the Pet Expo we went to in April. We have about 30 different shots. We also have this beautiful book that was made for us that was included in the photo shoot!! Bob and I are in about 5 of the pics with the kids but all the rest of them are of the kids. I’m sure I’ll use some of them for my Christmas cards this year. As you know Lucy turned 10 this past July and Luigi will be 10 in October. The year is going by so fast!! I hope you and Cliff are well. I enjoy reading your blog every day. Take care and give all your Weim kids an extra treat for national dog day ok!! LOL!!

For the Weimlover; it is Every Day!

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Just Saying

Uh Smiling

13475122_1084056771642583_3865260076246861217_o.jpgThe Weimaraner leaves us wondering and at other times laughing at their expressions. This Sunday smile is aimed toward you and whatever you find yourself doing.

Goldee is a Portlander–a Longhair. Her primary job is that of being a fluffy coat ambassador. Her Grammie is a pet photographer extraordinaire (Terri Jacobson). It is good that she loves the lens because she sees it often. She is most certainly her own person. We can only imagine what going on between those fluffy ears.

Three Dogs–Two Longhairs

14022231_10100132095681508_5475360087074737719_n.jpgYes, Goldee has two siblings in her household. One of the two is another Longhair.That little guy in the middle is 8 months old today!! It seems like just yesterday Goldee and Autzen wanted nothing to do with sharing the spotlight with just one more puppy.

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Here is what else his Mama had to say about him today–

Someone figured out how to help himself in the garden today!! He is a total carrot monster!