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Lyle

~And Mesquite

Well Mesquite has been living in Prosser for two years today. She is celebrating by getting a bath! She doesn’t like it but she lets you do it. She sure likes to prance after she gets out of the tub. She wants you to know how nice she looks.

She is doing well! Can’t wait for her morning walks, especially if she can find a cat or Quail.

I am taking her to Montana hunting in October. I am sure she will go for that. She has become a darn good bird dog. What I like about her she isn’t ramie, she doesn’t chase the birds off before you get there.

She has her annual check up next Wednesday.

~Lyle

Breeder Comment

We are beyond happy to hear that Mesquite is doing well. You did great to teach he to hunt–she comes from a good hunting lineage, but we could not guarantee anything. And, thank you for giving her an excellent Golden Year Placement.

NAVHDA Natural Ability Prize One

~ Our Score 112

Hi guys just wanted to drop a quick note. Me and Luna were first alternate and luckily got into the NA test yesterday. 

We surprisingly got a prize 1 – 112 score! Wow. I’m still shocked but she did it all and we trained hard. Now just getting ready for hunting season. 

Mike and Michelle

Information

–The North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA)

NAVHDA chapters sponsor four kinds of tests:

The Natural Ability Test is designed to evaluate the inherent natural abilities of young dogs and gain insight into their possible usefulness as versatile gun dogs. It rates seven important inherited abilities: nose, search, tracking, pointing, water, desire and cooperation. Dogs are eligible for a Natural Ability Test up until, and including, the day they reach 16 months of age. Dogs over 16 months may be run for evaluation only. Dogs over 16 months may only be run if space is available. No prize classification can be awarded the dog run for evaluation.

The Utility Preparatory Test measures the dogs’ development midway through their training toward the Utility Test. No previous testing required.The Utility Test evaluates trained dogs in water and field, before and after the shot, as finished versatile hunting companions as well as many other specific tasks. No previous testing required. The Invitational Test is our highest level of testing. Only those dogs that have achieved a Prize I in Utility are eligible. This limits the entry to exceptional animals who have demonstrated a high level of training and tests their skills in the advanced work.                 

Breeder Comment on Points Earned

The maximum possible score for a dog running in the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test is 112 Points. You must earn a minimum of 99 points to net a Prize One. Luna got a perfect score–we cannot tell you how difficult it is to achieve this goal. Honestly, it is even more remarkable with the Weimaraner–who can potential flake out at the wrong moment.

To Learn More about competing your Weimaraner with NAVHDA click here!

Speaking of Beauty

~Sri and Bella

We appreciate seeing you with the Weimaraner. Sometimes words are not necessary to feel the love. Today–we go with the shorter version. Tomorrow, the blog will require more. (Haha)

One of Each

A Smooth Coat + A Longhair

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We are doing fine since we have added Daisy (our longhair girl) to the family. I retired from the Navy on 16 January and I start my new career on 9 February. The weims have been keeping me busy.

Daisy had a check up today and she weighs 23.6 lbs and Bella weighs 67.4 lbs. Darilyn is working hard and I’ve been doing a little relaxing.

I read your blog news about your last treatment and we are so happy for you! How are you feeling?

Comment From Shela: Thank you for asking. Yes, we are thrilled that the actual treatment is done. Of course, the doctors are never done–that is a good thing. I have appointments tomorrow, and next week. It is nothing huge, but it will be on-going. I am doing some special massage to relieve the swelling in the arm caused by the surgical removal of the lymph nodes. I am also doing acupuncture–the first treatment didn’t fix me per say; however, I am amazed that it made a difference. The external damage from the radiation is healing; there is less pain every day. They tell me that the effects of radiation keep giving for about two weeks. Of course, we know there are further consequences, but sometimes you have to do what needs to be done. It seemed like the right choice. Overall, we are doing a lot better. Thank you for asking!