~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!
Thanks ever so much for this update–it is greatly appreciated.
Our sweet boy Nixon went on his first full river float/kayak adventure yesterday! We were on the river for 3 miles and 4 hours. He swam, ran, tromped his way through the fields and river banks the entire time! Took a short break on the kayak twice, passed 5 other dogs he didn’t bat an eye at, was super curious about the crawdads the kids were catching and even caught a sand piper bird that he ever so gently brought back to me and I returned to his nest safely 😂
He was absolutely amazing and to say he slept good was an understatement! Loving our boy and all the adventures!
What a great family adventure. The sandpiper story was excellent. We appreciate you allowing us to share your story with our readers and follow along with you on your journey.
~ The Cuteness Factor
It’s been a week already so I thought I’d send you an update. We took Enso (We named him Enso Boone) to the vet on Wednesday for an introduction and there were no concerns overall from the vet other than Enso distracting the entire veterinary office with his cuteness! haha!
I’ve attached a few photos – mostly of him sleeping. It’s tricky to get a photo when he’s awake as he’s usually going 90mph like the typical weim! We got his AKC registration finalized and his microchip registered so we’ve had a good first week. Enso is quite the cuddle-bug. If you’ve got a blanket and a lap to lay on he’s there! 🙂
I hope the rest of the pups are doing well. Perhaps you and Cliff are able to get some rest.
We can agree that it is hard to capture the moment–the Weimaraner has two speeds. 1–Full speed ahead or also called on. 2. Crashed out–sleeping. We are glad things are going well–and we agree he is darned cute.
~Sharing a Bed
We have two Weims from you. Both from Stackhouse. One long hair and one sliver.
They love the snow.! One swims and the other one just likes to Wade in the water. You can see they are both lap dogs.
People ask us how we can let these adorable pups go after pouring our heart and soul into raising them–and here is the answer. We do it for others, and to give each pup the best possible life.
People like you make all the work worth doing–thank you for the update. We appreciate you!
~Last Day of School
This picture was taken on the last day of school June 10/19. Colten (my son) and Gunner are becoming best pals. Gunner is an awesome dog.
We want to add another Weimaraner to our family (you have our updated application). We got Gunner from you about 2 years ago, but his buddy, Remi, our Labrador recently passed away. We want to give Gunner a friend.
Thank you, for loving Gunner–and coming back for a second OwyheeStar. we are dreadfully sorry to hear about your Remi.
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.
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.
~ Bernie X Boone 2019
~Just wanted to update you on our not so little anymore Ashe!
We just back from the vet earlier this week and weigh in was just at 30lbs!
She is certainly growing into her own and has no lack of personality.
She’s not the most graceful pup, she tends to barrel through just about anything and falls down constantly but she has no fear and we love that about her!
She loves her brother Chase (Australian Sheppard) so much, and he is finally warming up to her and playing with her.
Hope all is well over at OwyheeStar!
We are loving Ashe more and more every day, even when she won’t leave one of us alone ☺️.
Much Love,Jett and Chauntel
People like you make what we do a joy! We truly appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to share these photos and some insight into your life with Ashe.
~ 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
–The North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA)
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!
~Our Newest Family Member
We have been so blessed to call Bruno a family member since February 2019. In these 5 months, he has pushed EVERY boundary and tested as much patience as possible. Just when one thinks there is nothing left, he climbs up next to us and snuggles as only a Weimaraner can do. All is forgiven and we move on to the next day.
This puppy is the most dominant we have had to date of the 4 we’ve trained in the past. He is a natural hunter and loves to pick up the scents on our property, searching for the abundance of bunnies, raccoons and skunks we have available to the point of waking us up at 1:30 AM to go out so he can pick up the scent. He also follows Ollie around the house, copying his household 3 year old Weimaraner brother, but he seems to feel he can do things better and only Bruno should be pet and loved!
He has the sweetest personality and is great with the kids but seems to be weary of strangers although we have friends and family over regularly. That is a new thing for us as we’ve never had a Weim that wasn’t excited to meet new people. We wouldn’t trade him for the world and thank you so much for doing such an amazing job with this pup! You are our “go to” from now on!
Thank you! The Gervings
We are ever so happy to hear the news–and see Bruno is doing well.
~ Willow 2017
I read that you need blog articles. This photo was from two years ago this weekend, however I wanted to send it again as it was one of my proudest moments of Willow.
We worked SO hard to prepare for this Agility title- daily training with the equipment, lots of variables, and much off-leash distraction proofing (her temperament and biddability are exquisite!)And, on top of all that, Willow strained her shoulder (not her fault- she slipped on the dirt in the practice arena as the jumps were placed too close together), so we needed time to heal and recuperate to get her 100% healthy and ready. On this show weekend, not only did she qualify in all three trials, she attained PERFECT scores on each run and attained her UKC Agility I title! I was, and am, SO proud of her!!!
It was never our intent to become that breeder who produces Show Weims–but this is not the only OwyheeStar success story. Of course, some of the others earned International Show titles because they sported a blue coat–and the Weimaraner Club of America doesn’t allow the blues to compete in Show–they can compete in every other discipline–such as Agility.
Jan has participated with both AKC and WCA (the American Kennel Club –Weimaraner Club of America), but she prefers the United Kennel Club (UKC) experience. Not that Willow could not have done equally well in the other circle of influence, but rather because the UKC is Owner-Handler only and less political. If you are not on the inside of the competition, it might be hard to understand. We get it.
Jan and Willow have earned a lot of titles–we could not be more thrilled or appreciate their efforts anymore. It is no small thing. Consider all these accomplishments–UKC Best-In-Show and High-In-Trial Champion Sunstar Willow of OwyheeStar, AKC Canine Good Citizen, AKC Novice Trick Dog, UKC Rally Obedience I, UKC Agility I, Therapy Dog International certified. What more can we say? Jan says this moment of earning the Agility Title along with the perfect scores is one of her fondest achievements. Congratulations once again for all the two of you have done together, Jan.
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You can find Jan and her Dog Training on Facebook–with more than 45 years experience with the Weimaraner we recommend you check her out. By all means if possible–plan to train with her.