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.
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 🙂
Bodey has been such an incredible addition for Bailee and me, thanks for raising such great pups! 🙂 ~ Damon
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.
~ Learning the Ropes
Maelee has been learning a lot; how to go up/down 2-3 steps on the backyard deck, still retrieving, crate training (though she did not like) and potty training (only a couple of pee accidents). Her 1st vet app. is set for tomorrow and should go smoothly; very healthy & full of energy!! Here are a few pics from this evening!We are so thankful for what you do:)
We appreciate families like you. I noticed we started the process in February–so the wait was shorter than it might have been. Nevertheless, it is always seemingly a long time.
People ask the typical waiting time. I think somewhere close to six-months; however, it depends. As I always say, we cannot predict when and if we will get a litter. If the litter arrives, we cannot predict the sex of the pups–sometimes the coat color. Of course, we cannot guess what the people on the list above you will do either. (Haha)
Front and Center
~ A Place of Honor
Here is a quilt my wife just finished showing all the bird dogs I have owned.
Mesquite is the star in the middle of the quilt. She is the only one who isn’t a Vizsla.
She is doing well, she is quite a card, has a super personality. She is very well mannered and likes her daily morning walks. She gets to hunt that way. She knows all the rabbits and quail and they know her. She points them but doesn’t chase after they flush or run.
I think she is more than happy here. I try and stick to the routine.
Thank you, for giving Mesquite the fabulous Golden Year Placement. I am glad she fills your heart and your home with joy. We truly appreciate your updates, too! The quilt is quite the treasure. Thank you, for sharing this with us.
~He’s getting along nicely.
The above snapshot is taken with my wife’s dog Caoimhe (pronounced Keeva). She has taken to him very nicely… They play a lot.
Here he is with Ruger, who actually curled up there when Jaeger was already there. Ruger is progressing slower; he has never been one to play a lot with other dogs.Jaeger is still gaining like a horse, 16.9lbs today. He doesn’t like crate training, but we are slowly making progress.
I just wanted to say hello and send a few shots of Wader (Elle x Blue, 2011). He is a beautiful and athletic blue boy weighing 75 lbs.
He is fun!
We have so much fun together, both adventuring outdoors and snuggling inside. He is a real “comfort king,” always seeking out the softest, warmest, comfiest spot to sit, which is generally either the couch or over a heating vent. We recently moved to the outskirts of town so Wader is enjoying a larger yard where he stays during the day (likely in his heated doghouse most of the time).
The quail and rabbits come through and keep him busy. Dan hunts chukar with him; Wader finds birds and retrieves well. He went duck hunting once this fall and retrieved in icy water. He is very confident outdoors; on our walks he races to retrieve his dummies, taking huge jumps and climbing through brush.
Wader and the Canoe
We started him in our canoe as soon as he could swim; he sleeps in the middle on a foam pad while we paddle and fly fish. He casually looks over when a fish is brought into the boat, and sometimes sniffs it. He also likes to balance on the canoe gunwale and watch the birds on the water.
I have recently started trail running with him, he can also run next to a bike using a Walky Dog leash. In the summer he loves to swim in the river every day, retrieving stick after stick.
He is friendly, intelligent, and obedient!
Wader knows his commands well, loves people and dogs, and is extremely intelligent. He gets compliments for being beautiful everywhere we go. Thank you for breeding such a wonderful dog – we are so happy to have him in our family!