Blog Archives

Coop and Levi

The Boys Who Bring Us Life

They take us on a run every day, or else. They rule the roost. We cannot live without Weimaraners

I cannot thank you enough for making our lives whole. Even though they are pushy, loud and in control of me.

Breeder Comment

We enjoy reading about their life (and antics with you)–thanks for this lovely update.

From Jan Magnuson

We all need to give our dogs interesting, enriched lives and keep their minds and bodies in shape. We like to say “a tired dog is a good dog”, so lots of daily exercise, in addition to training of course, is very important. Providing entertainment like toys is fun for them too, and there are many types of quality dog toys that we can get for our doggies. Folks sometimes say to me “my dog has SO many toys but seems bored with them”, so here is a simple way to make them fun again: rotate! I have a “jillion” toys for my dogs (no surprise ��) so I give them a few each day or two, then put those away and give them a few different ones…it makes me laugh how those toys now seem brand new and novel to my dogs, try it and you will see! Here is Willow with her “new” favorite today, the squeaky pink flamingo!

Jan Magnuson~SUNSTARAll-Breed Dog Traininghttp://sunstardogtraining.com
P.O. Box 98072Des Moines, WA 98198206 241 2908

Breeder Comment

Thanks Jan, for passing along some pointers. We appreciate it. And, we always love hearing about Willow.

The Beloved Mesquite

~Ten Candles

I just want to send you a note celebrating The Beloved Mesquites 10th birthday. She has lived in her forever home with us here in Washington for just a little over three years now. She has been a great joy for us.

I was a little hesitant at first, because I had always owned Vizsla’s, I really knew nothing about Weimaraner’s, in the past three years I have changed my mind. The Weim is the most well mannered, intelligent dog I have been around. She wants to be a people rather than a dog.She loves going places in the car. When we first got her she would get sick riding in the car, not anymore. I think she was just nervous. Now when the car starts up she wants to go. She doesn’t bother a thing.

During the hot weather and the smoke from wild fires burning in the area now, I have been letting her stay inside as much as possible. She has decided she wants to sleep in bed with us. We started out with her on her mat, but she didn’t want any part of that, she wanted to be in the bed with us. Now I fix her a spot at the foot of the bed and she stays there all night. I figured that was safer than having a 70 lb. dog land on you, unexpectedly. If she needs to go outside, she gives you the famous ear flap. No doubt what she wants.We are both so glad that you and Cliff chose us for Mesquites forever home. She is greatly appreciated and loved.

Thank you, Lyle and Annette. I hope Porsche’s owner sees this, because Porsche is one of Mesquites offspring, I believe?

Breeder Comment

Hello Lyle and Annette–thanks for thinking of us. It is hard to believe that Mesquite is ten years old. What a fabulous Golden Year Placement she got when you found us. Yes, Porsche is a Mesquite X Stackhouse pup.

At Lake Roosevelt

~With Freya and Ava

I thought you would like seeing a couple of photos of the girls ( Freya and Ava Blue) on their trip on the pontoon boat at Lake Roosevelt.

We started out with the life jackets and then gave them a reprieve after they settled down.

Actually, they were exhausted from swimming and wanted to sleep all the way back to the house!

Breeder Comment

Thanks ever so much for this update–it is greatly appreciated.

Kenai

~ OwyheeStar Hunting Pup Excels

Hi! It’s been a bit since I’ve updated on Kenai, so I thought I’d send a little note.  Kenai continues to be such a great addition to our family, we just love him to pieces.  He’s whip-smart and eager to learn,  as well as snuggly as ever. 

Recently,  we’ve been really working on his field abilities,  and have been competing in AKC field trials. He’s been doing fantastic, and has such a stylish point. The first weekend of August, he competed at the event put on by the Willamette Weimaraner Club. He took 1st in amateur walking puppy and 2nd in open puppy! He also passed his water test that weekend. We can’t wait to see where this adventure takes us!


Kaylen & Casey Gibbens 

Breeder Comment

We are thrilled to hear you love your OwyheeStar pup–Kenai. And we are delighted about your success in these recent events. We understand that it is not easy to net these ribbons–any number of things could go awry, but you are off to an excellent start. Thanks for the share.

Luna

Luna is an amazing girl, and a great addition to my life, and I ended up naming her luna. She’s definitely a handful but, she’s super sweet and great motivation to keep me active lol

I am also starting to think about getting a second pup for a good companion for luna. I’m curious about a blue long haired. How rare are they and how long of a wait for one?

Breeder Comment

We were so happy to get this update on Luna. We look forward to working with you in the not too distant future. Have a beautiful summer!

Thor and Chloe

We were at my best friends house and Thor loves to lay on a couch and near his sister Chloe.  Here he is on her lap. He’s a really good listener but has an aloof personality sometimes. (Lol) He’s always challenging us but he knows by now that I am the leader in the pack so it doesn’t last long before he corrects his attitude.  

Just wasn’t sure with his breed if it was OK to go on hikes.  The hike we are doing this weekend is only 3 miles each way so should be fine.  The one I’m doing with my brothers the following week is 11 miles and higher elevation so I will spare him that one although I would have loved to take him with me. Next year I’ll be taking him on all my hikes!

Breeder Comment

Thank you for all the hard work you are putting into Thor. This breed is not easy to raise–if it isn’t one thing, then it is another. Being involved in family life and joining in on your adventures is a huge plus. Exercise is essential; however, high-impact exercise is saved for later–one the growth plates close. Hiking is an excellent activity.

Our Girl, Eva

All is great. Thought I’d say hi to you and give you a much delayed update.

Eva loves gun fire. She doesn’t need hearing protection, that pic was kind of a joke.  I take her to all of the tactical weapons classes that I teach.

Well she is ruthless and loving. Amazing combo. 

Breeder Comment

Thanks, Jim, for updating us on your Eva and the wonderful relationship you have with her. It is great that she was a perfect fit for you.

Success!!!

~Well, kind of . . .

Freya is slowly getting Ava to warm up to her as long as there isn’t food involved. Freya is completely submissive but big sister still has to let her know her place.  

Freya’s full name is Freya Lady of Love but she certainly does not love bath time – note the frumpy face!

The only perk is that she knows she gets treats after she endures the wet torture her crazy humans inflict on her. 

Breeder Comment

We are happy to see that things are coming together. Sometimes it takes a bit–and more than anything the humans have to breathe deep and try not to be concerned. It works its way out –and crazy humans are essential. It is all good. Thanks for apprising us!

It Was A Long Drive

~But We Made It Home

We slept great! He snuggled me all night lol!! He has been amazing!!

My kids are in love and so are we. We named him Nixon. Our other Dog’s name is Linken. And we call him Linky Lou. So we now have Linken Lou and Nixon Blu.

 I am a photographer so when I get my real camera out the poor guy will be overly photographed lol! You are welcome to use our stories and pics. When we got home we had 3 elk in our yard so had to do a good check of the fencing to be sure they didn’t ruin it lol.

Breeder Comment

We appreciate you making the drive–it was fun to meet you. We look forward to hearing about your journey–and all those photos you want us to share. Everyone will wait breath abated, my friend.