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Sheds, Upland Game Birds–

All Around CompanionWeims

Bailee does good with upland game birds and great with sheds.  She used to love the water until my adopted weim, Abel (which we lost in February) convinced Bailee that water is scary.  I am still working with her to get her back into it.  She loves going out hunting with me, and no matter what I’m out hunting for, she seems to find a shed 🙂 

She also likes to go fishing with me whether it be in the boat, or on the paddle board.  

Not Abel, my old buddy–tell me again why we need this guy?

When we lost Abel, Bailee was very depressed and even gained some weight.  But since adding Bodey to the mix, she is hyper and back to herself again.  As you can see in this pic, she was not impressed initially (lol), but she warmed up quickly.  Bodey keeps her busy with constant tug of war with the chew toys and always stealing her antlers cause his just aren’t as interesting.  They are inseparable. 

Bodey is picking up smaller sheds and I think he will do well this season.  I’ve got him to bark at the sheds that are too large for him to pick up which I have never got Bailee to do, so I’m excited about that.  

And of course, they are both professional Grade cuddlers.  They are both crate trained and LOVE their kennel, but they typically sleep on my bed with me.  If they aren’t on my bed cuddled with me, they are in their crate with the door wide open curled up with each other 🙂 

Look At Me Now!

 

Bodey has been such an incredible addition for Bailee and me, thanks for raising such great pups! 🙂 ~ Damon

Breeder Comment

Honestly, I have a very difficult time getting updates from my hunter-type guys. Well, you know—they would rather do almost anything else. I get it.

I am sure you can work her back into the water—Weims get an idea, and it is tough to change their mind but if you act like water is the norm and work he back into it with the retrieve I think you can do this one thing. Bless you, my friend. I do so hope that Brandon follows through. I would be excited to place a puppy with him as well.

Two Blue Boys

~ First there was Koda–now Mylo

We love him so much!

Mylo is everything we hoped for.  He is super lovable and smart.  While he may not exactly love his kennel during the day, he’s great at night. He sleeps until I wake him up to go out and goes back to sleep with little to no fuss!  

Thank you both for adding this adorable little guy to our family!!!

Breeder Comment

Five of the ten Dixie pups went to either a direct referral–or more typically a repeat client. Yes, two of these loyal OwyheeStar folks flew into Boise to carry their pup home as their carryon–one to Salt Lake City and the other to New Hampshire.

While we are very cautious about the longer distances, some folks work out to be excellent placements. First, the right kind of Weimaraner placement is more important than location. We do what we can–we also meet the most interesting folks along the way. Thanks to Koda and Mylo’s family who live right here in the Treasure Valley. We appreciate you!

Two-Weim Household

Happy with

~Sky Blue

You might remember that we adopted a puppy that was formerly called Ruby from you folks. We changed her name. Since she is a “Blue” Weimaraner we renamed her “ Sky Blue”.  We call her Sky.

Anyhow, we wanted to say we are very happy with our Weim (Sky), she will be 1 year old Dec 31.  Her genetics are fantastic.  Thanks

Breeder Comment

Thank you, for remembering us. We are thrilled you are delighted with Sky.

Lucy and Toby

Has been a while since I shared anything. Toby and Lucy are doing great!
The two shed pics are Lucy’s last week and a pretty funny one of Toby’s very first she’d find!  It’s a beauty. Had a good laugh in the forest at that one!  Do t worry, you’ll catch up to Lucy someday!


The picture of the rock behind them. That was about 15’ high and straight up and down and I wouldn’t have believed it if I didn’t see it myself; Toby ran straight up it like a billy goat and then Lucy followed and I had to run and catch her when she fell back.  The look on to Toby’s face was right after that. Tell me a dog doesn’t have a personality!


Who doesn’t like car rides and sometimes we get to share the front seat!

Love the first snowfall of the season. 


We even get to help dad with the firewood. 

Out of the two, Lucy has the best nose and Toby’s the most athletic. He must put 25% more miles. Sure is wonderful having two energetic and cuddly furries again!
Have a Merry Christmas!

Breeder Comment

We are so happy to hear news of Toby and Lucy. They look fabulous–like they are enjoying life. What a great share. It gives people a feel for what it can be like. There is nothing we can say other than seeing the Weims involved in the family activities brings us joy. Thank You–Merry Christmas to you and the Weim kids.

PS: We love your smiling Weimar photo–Toby you are adorable.

Oh, the places we have gone!


Charlie Mae and Murphy–Part One

     ~ Home For the Holidays

Again, Shela, I am Wrapped up for Christmas


It’s been TOO long since my last update to you!  We are having a wonderful Holiday Season at the Spight house.  Charlie Mae and Murphy are doing great and have fully taken to their roles as our Fur Children!  Charlie is now 6, and Murphy is 5.

Shared Covers


They sleep with us EVERY night, Murphy prefers to be full-on under the covers (usually rotates to have his face sticking out at some point).  Charlie likes to rotate between being partially under the covers and out of the covers (I think she gets too hot).  The movement back and forth drives Jill a little crazy, but she still likes to snuggle with them throughout the night also, so they remain as permanent bed companions it seems.

Happy Holidays and lots of love to you all! The Spight Family

Breeder Comment

We are ever so happy to know your Weim-loving family. It is fabulous to know that both Charlie Mae and Murphy are doing well–at least doing Weimar type things. (Haha)

We loved seeing your annual Christmas Tree Lighting with Charlie Mae. I saw someone copied you–it was a Facebook post a few days ago. Don’t worry Charlie Mae–they cannot be considered the same as you–a Christmas Poster Girl. 

Taun and Bacchus

Greetings from the Northeast

My Human01We are in the gradual process of making a move from 2 acres in a fairly busy “rural”  area to 54 acres on a dirt road in a very rural area surrounded by woods with our nearest neighbor a half mile or so away.  The Boys are loving the move.  When we arrive at the really rural home, we open the car doors and out they hop, not to be leashed again until we leave. Romps in the woods and hikes on a myriad of class 6 roads with a very responsive recall to our side whenever we request.taun

in the woods01Taun has played a (sometimes unwilling) role in mentoring Bacchus with the recall.
This morning was another chapter in young Bacchus’ life-long course of learning:    He was taken out at 0500 this AM only to dash off toward the garden oblivious to the recall.  Two aggressive barks and then silence.   He returned shortly, foaming at the mouth like a long rabid dog.  The scent in the air reached us at the same time as the pup did … crap !! he got hit by a skunk and it appears that he was making a grab for it when it must have spun and sprayed him in the mouth.   Oh my word … the smell is too much to describe.  Best I could, it would be like dumping a 5 gallon bucket of mushy rotten onions on to your living room floor.  Clean it up you might but that smell isn’t fading soon.
Off to the deep sink but there was really nothing to wash off … it was all in his mouth.
Ah well; that is what we sign up for.
Taun has been a bit slow to accept Bacchus as a sibling but now makes a fuss when he is absent and they have become a reluctant pair.  We prepare for another northeast winter (snow today); the dogs eagerly watching the making of any fire in the fireplace or getting the cookstove fired up.
Bacchus is now 6+ months old.  He is brave and very protective of Laura and Grace if they are out alone with him.   His mouthiness has been gradually improving although he has been markedly less mouthy since the skunk encounter this morning …  He is always willing to get involved and lend a helping “hand.”i can help01
These guys are stereotypical Weims in every way and we couldn’t be happier.  They make it abundantly clear that they are sad when we leave and they welcome each of us home every day as though we were gone for a year.
No (really) destructive behavior ever (Bacchus does have a fondness for glasses and pens and Taun is an underwear and sock thief) …  and they are happy, loving members of our family … we couldn’t ask for more … except maybe another one.

my sock01We wish you guys the very best and we keep you in our hearts.
Jon, Laura, and Grace in New Hampshire

Breeder Comment

We have been most fortunate to meet you folks–to share something special. Thank you, for thinking of us. We truly appreciate it!

November News

Pushkin and Zula Blue

     ~Zula Claimed the fireside bed

20181101_081343Rain has finally come to the Willamette Valley. The temperatures in the morning are cooler and daylight takes its time in arriving. Each of the dogs got a new pillow and miss Zula immediately claimed the one right in front of the fireplace. I do enjoy seeing pictures of her pups on your blog.

~ Bed is a Bed is a Bed

20181101_084601Pushkin and I are almost done with the advanced obedience class. We will be working on sharpening his skills over the holidays and hopefully will take the CGC test after the holidays. He is a natural at agility. The only problem we have at this point is getting him to slow down enough for me to keep up with him. He is fearless when it comes to trying something new.
Marie

Breeder Comment

We think it is extraordinary that Pushkin is fearless with new things. I think it is fair to say, that many a Weim person wishes their friend was open to new things. (Haha)

We look forward to hearing more about the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test and the agility work. Thank you, for your tireless training efforts–and for the fabulous Golden Year Home for Miss Zula. We are happy to see her warming her bones.

Opportunistic

Our Turn

     ~Pilikia and Kula Bleu

The photo you posted yesterday made me send you this when April and I get up, they get in bed and take our place!
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Mahalo,
Brent

Breeder Comment

How many OwyheeStar Weims like to crawl under the covers. We all know that this is a thing. Some share the bed with their owners. Others might not be able to take it over until their ‘hoomans’ get up. Either way, they take full advantage when given the opportunity. Isn’t this about the cutest thing ever?

Our Milly

At 6.5 Months

Just wanted to send you a quick update on Milly (Bernie and Boone 18 litter).  She is 6.5 months old now, wow where did time go? She is such a joy and we fall more in love with her every day.  She is in level 4 (out of 4) in obedience training on her way to getting her canine good citizenship certificate.  She does so well in class and we are working hard to enforce all her commands into everyday life.  She is still growing like a weed and I believe is now around 45lbs.  We love this spunky, smart, cuddly girl so much!  Here are some recent photos!
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(Milly and her Weim “cousin” Sky are best of friends)
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(She is learning to enjoy playing in the rain, she’s a Seattle girl after all! This has taken much coercion but she’s getting used to it)
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(Sometimes she thinks she is a cat! Notice her blanket which is spread out that she chose to ignore)
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(She has daddy wrapped around her finger)
Thanks again for a wonderful pup!
Deanna

Breeder’s Comment

Thank you, for your investment in Milly–the work, the training, and all that has gone into her ongoing development. Anyone who has raised the Weimaraner knows the joy and the challenges. Like Milly–there is no dropping the ball. (Haha)
It was great to see you connected with Luna’s family on Facebook. We were happy to hear you plan to get Milly on birds too. All the obedience work will pay dividends in the field–and forward on every level. Again, we appreciate you Emailing us this update.

The Stackhouse Sisters

Sucia and Patos

     ~Part Three

IMG_5132One challenging part was that Patos was so into her big sister, that it didn’t seem like I had the same connection with her that I did with Sucia as a puppy.  Patos would rarely make eye contact with us but instead would go dashing off to find Sucia.  We just hung in there and hoped that eventually, the loving, owner-connected weim might appear.  Magically, it did!

Just in the past few months, around the time she turned one, we have noticed that Patos is spending chunks of the day leaving Sucia alone, and will purposely seek us out for attention and cuddling and makes communicating eye contact all the time.  Every evening is a cuddling session with one of us on the dog-approved couch.  Not sure what brought about the change, but it is wonderful.  Now our home has two loving, silly, fun, intelligent Weimaraners!

Patos_4450It has been a joy to take them to my island cabin and let them run free on the property.  At the cabin, sticks/small logs are the Thing of the Day.  They have a ball exhausting themselves, running free in the fields and woods around the cabin.   And then they come and collapse on the warm deck for the best naps ever.  🙂  Most days there also included a trip to the lakes for swimming while retrieving tennis balls.  What could be better?
Thanks again to both you and Cliff for being such amazing stewards of this breed!

Breeder Comment

We are so happy to have the lengthy report about the two Stackhouse-sired sisters. Both Cindee and Livee have retired. We kept Dahlia and Bee out of Livee and Stackhouse. So far, we have never had a litter from either of these girls. It was not for lack of trying. Deja Vu (Ginger X Blue) has produced four puppies. Ginger is a littermate to Cindee.

The co-dependent behavior you experienced it not all that strange. You did the right thing. Just hang in there, and eventually, the newest addition will come around and bond. It wasn’t so much about anything other than the almost twin-like connection. You are fantastic Weim parents.