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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

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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.

Titus and Sawyer

~Turn 6 today!

Hello –we just wanted to share you some pics of Titus and Sawyer my boys who turned 6 today that we got from you years ago. Thanks so much I love them! 

Tom & Stephanie

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We realize how busy you are with your practice and everything–thanks for thinking of us.

Tango

~Things Are Going Pretty Well

I’m working from home today. (Tango is sacked out right next to me, which is pretty great.) He is often near my feet or on someone’s lap.

We are head over heels in love with Tango. There’s really no other way to say it. We’re working through the standard struggles. We had at least one potty accident (I’m blaming the rest on Blue #1 before she left! For those that don’t know, she piggybacked a ride with us), but for the most part, I’ve been pretty good about getting him out regularly, so we’re developing sort of a routine. (Fortunately, my sleep apnea has gotten me used to being awake three or four times a night – now, it’s just timed to coincide with his schedule.)

He’s very tentative – I think Cliff referenced that when we picked him up, that he seems to be skeptical of just about everything. We’re also struggling through various versions of crate training. I’ve looked at a few videos on YouTube, so I think we’ll adjust our methods this evening. Obviously, we’ll keep working at it. Beth told me that their first three nights were murder, but the fourth night was fine, so we’re hopeful that we’re almost there with regard to the overnight.

We were able to arrange with one of Judy’s former students, who’s doing online school, for her to come to the house for the bulk of the day during the four days per week when I’m at Oregon State. Judy’s also angling for him to spend some time with her at school. We took Tango for his first walk yesterday on a remote driveway in the hills south of Eugene, and then for his first (careful) walk around the block last night, trying to tucker him out before bed. One of Judy’s co-workers was over on Sunday afternoon, and taught her how to roll Tango on his back and rub his tummy until he falls asleep. That’s their (Judy and Tango’s) bonding time. I hate to brag, because I’m so happy that Tango and Judy are bonding, but his favorite thing of all seems to be getting up on my belly/chest, and falling asleep. I love it, too, and I’m curious how we’ll maintain it once he’s sixty or seventy pounds (or more!). He’s already such a tank!

We had a great night last night. Tango got tuckered out at Judy’s school during an afternoon visit, and was pretty rummy by late evening. We switched him back into the big wire crate last night after having tried a couple of nights in a smaller plastic crate that Judy’s borrowed from a co-worker. He seemed to be more comfortable there, and barely whined at all. Some soft singing to put him to sleep also seemed to help. Judy literally woke up worried at one point because she hadn’t heard any yelping and wasn’t sure he was even in our room. That was with three wake-ups to pee. That’s a win!

~ After Luna’s Vaccine Reaction

We got and read your E-mail last night, and Judy went through the paperwork in the puppy packet that we received from you. Our Vet agreed with the titer recommendation.

Tom and Judy (1/22/2020)

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We are ever so happy to hear you have been doing well–it is excellent news that Tango is getting you adjusted and trained. (Haha) We included several of your photos. Thanks ever so much.

Thank you for looking at the paperwork. I think all too often people fail to read it–because they find themselves engaged in everything puppy. And, as we all know, this can take over your life in so many ways.

Therapy

~Who Needs a Weighted Blanket?

Imagines such as this appear across the Internet–and they speak to our heart and soul. Some might say the Weimaraner is too large for a lap dog. Ask the Weimar, and they will assure you that there is always room–if the human is willing. Well, shoot even if the human is not willing the Weimaraner can make the room.

If you are considering this breed and want to relegate them to the yard or out of the family area–we suggest you look at a different fur family member choice. The Weimaraner might be the ultimate Velcro Companion.

Whatever you are doing, the Weimaraner wants to be included–well, some will skip sharing the shower, but not everyone. Most certainly, they are the ultimate confidant keeping your secrets–and at the same time putting a paw on your weaknesses. Yes, they know how to exploit any situation. Our relationship is complex, don’t you agree?

Salty

~Memories and His Departure

Saturday we had to say goodbye to Salty. We had 14 amazing years with him full of adventure and love. He has been my shadow for all of those years and the house and my heart feel empty without him. In honor of Salty I’m naming today (and everyday) Kiss Your Dog Day.

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Christmas 2019

Salty could be seen on this family’s Facebook wall–that speaks volumes to us. Over the years, we received Christmas cards and the occasional update. We never doubted that he was an integral part of the family and much-loved. What more could we wish? Thank you! You are the reason we do what we do.

Jaeger

~ Needs your Vote

Click Here –Find Jaeger and Cast Your Vote

Shanon Writes-

OMG OMG OMG – Jaeger is a contender in 2 categories of Willamette Week #PetPageant. He is a contender in “Most Joyful” and “Highest on Life” #pdxpetpageant – let’s get my baby the COVER! Can you please share to you facebook pages and encourage people to vote? He is the love of my life and I have you to thank

🙂

Voting is open until Jan. 19 to deliberate this important decision.

The pet in each title category that receives the most votes will be the title winner. And the pet that receives the most votes overall will be crowned our 2020 Ultimate Supreme Pet! This pet will be guaranteed to be on the cover of our Pet Issue. All across the city, this pet will be seen in their splendor and grandeur.

Breeder Comment

We hope you win Jaeger–and we hope everyone will drop whatever they are doing and cast their vote to help your cause. Wouldn’t it be great to have a Weimaraner on the magazine cover? Even sweeter–if it were an OwyheeStar. Thanks, Shannon and Jaeger.

Our Astra

~Working to Become our best together

Wearing her new Christmas Collars

Astra is doing good and we love our snuggle bug she is still in training. She is fearful of strangers runners and bicyclists but she is doing better.

A wonderful day at Sauvie Island 

We taught her to swim and she loves it she wags her tail while she swims. And we still love hanging out at the beach. Thank you for our baby. ~ Tanya

Breeder Comment

Keep up the great work. It is so great that Astra swims–all Weimaraners can swim. Not everyone accomplishes the swim, however, but we would love it if they did. Weims can be wonky. I was going to write about this trait, but maybe I will just throw that out there and let everyone mull that thought over. (Haha)

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.

Pepper Ann

~ At One

Heres some updated pictures of Pepper Ann. She just turned a year old and still loves adventuring with mom and dad and now her little sister we just welcomed to the family a week ago. She’s been pretty gentle and seems to understand her baby is fragile.

Thanks again for such a great pup

The Beutlers 

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It is so great to see Pepper is doing great. Happy Birthday and congratulations on your newest addition.

Frida

~Doing Great in Southern Oregon

Come on–we don’t need another snapshot.

Frida has adjusted wonderfully to life here in Southern Oregon. She gets either a walk in the forest or a playdate at the dog park on a daily basis, plenty of dropped food from our 3 kids (seems to be mostly broccoli or other veggies!), and snuggles when she can be bothered to sit still. We adore her and are so happy to have found you guys! 

I wanted to ask you what your opinion on spay timing is. Our vet is pretty invested in early spaying because of his work with various human societies and a desire for no unplanned puppies. While we VERY much do not want/need any unplanned puppies, we weren’t sure if spaying before her first heat was a good idea. Our puppy school teachers both recommend waiting until after adolescence so that Frida would benefit from hormones during her growth. So, I thought I’d check with you guys as actual Weimaraner experts! 

I have a couple of new pictures of Frida to share with you – as I said, she can be difficult to capture in a still moment! (Your initial assessment of her “being into herself” has proven to be pretty accurate HA!) I also included her “graduation” certificate from puppy school.

Breeder Comment

Congratulations on earning a Puppy Certificate. We are exceedingly happy to hear that things are going well.

As you know – the experts all have their ideas—and those working with rescue and shelters lean toward the fact of preventing the unwanted pregnancy—like you, we agree, but there is the balancing thought that those hormones play an essential role in growth. The decision is a personal one—hormones can also fuel aggressive behaviors–especially in males, but each pup is unique.  https://owyheestarweimaranersnews.com/2018/10/29/to-wait-or-not/