Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Holidays from the Grayhart Gang!

Mason's First Snow!

The snow made a great playground for Mason, Grayhart's Daily Special. I think this boy loves the snow!

Snow Angel

Trudy, Grayhart's Special Reserve, looking quite fabulous in her new Chilly Dogs coat, was dressed perfectly for the 18 inches of snow the North East blizzard left in her backyard.
Trudy and the kids had a great time playing and romping in the snow.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Let it snow, let is snow, let it snow!

Although the weather forecasters predicted 12-18" of snow for our area not surprisingly, they were wrong and we only received about 8-10". This was still plenty of snow for the dogs to enjoy and run around in. Jam, above, loves the snow and thinks there is nothing better than running in it at maximum speed. Too bad my camera isn't equipped to catch those pictures.Wotan is another fan of the snow and what could be better than retrieving and playing keep away from Jam!
Check out Wotan's and Jam's blogs for more fun snow play pictures.
She may be faster but he is much more experienced at this game!
Trixie was not so enthusiastic about the snow. Tastes good but after awhile she wanted to go inside and curl up on the couch...a girl's prerogative.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Snow Day for Sky in Western North Carolina!

Pictures from yesterday, Sky, Grayhart Lightfoot Early Morning Rain, JH, NSD, enjoying the early snowstorm that hit Western North Carolina.

According to Sky's owner, Debbie, they rarely get snow this early in the season and never in these amounts. This storm may be recordbreaking in the amount of snowfall. We'll be getting ready in New Jersey for this storm and look forward to playing in the snow with our dogs.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Great Poster from the AKC: Where did all the dogs go?

During this season of giving, think twice before you donate to an animal rights group, such as the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), PETA or ASPCA, who is working to eliminate your right to own dogs. Donate to your local shelter or breed rescue groups where you know the funds are going directly to help the animals, not to lobbying funds or direct mail campaigns to ultimately end animal ownership.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Holiday wishes from Mia-belle

Mia-belle, Grayhart's Special Request, from our Trixie-Zeke 2009 litter

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Jam in Vanity Fair Magazine!

Hot off the newsstand, Jam appears in the January 2010 issue of Vanity Fair magazine with Twilight actress, Anna Kendrick. Jam is definitely on her way to supermodel status!

Happy Holidays from Jersey

Jersey, Grayhart's Goin Someplace Special, out of our Trixie-Zeke litter.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

Trixie on watch...

Trixie enjoying the morning before a light snowfall on Saturday.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Monty's new career

Here comes Monty! It is always exciting to start a new dog on birds and we have really enjoyed seeing Monty run in the field and see how much natural ability he has. This young dog, has a lot of potential and we plan on training him for his Junior Hunter and to possibly be his owner's personal hunting dog.
With little exposure, Monty uses his nose and is smart enough to know that the birds are in the cover.
Monty, out of our Trixie/Parker litter, is following in the pawprints of his littermates, Sky and Jam, who already have their Junior Hunter titles.Beautiful point!
We add the check cord to control him and teach him to whoa, hold his point, until we flush the bird.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

No slacking here...

We've been very busy with family, friends and dogs and just have not had much time to update the blog recently. I have pictures to share that will appear soon, I promise. If you haven't seen Jam's video, click on Jam's blog for what we think is an amusing little video from our hike last week. Take note while watching Jam run like a banchee, that this is the typical energy level of a Weimaraner. Fun for us but not for everyone. Once the dogs have enough exercise, physical and mental stimulation, they are quite content to become couch or should I say chair potatoes! This is their favorite chair and actually, a true Weimaraner family hand me down from my husband's parents, whose Weimaraner would worm her way onto the chair and push off which ever human would have the audacity to sit in her chair!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing all our family and friends a wonderful Thanksgiving!
The stunning picture above is Trixie, posing in cashmere for Banana Republic, taken by photographer Richard Phibbs, and this ad appears on the Banana Rebublic website today, promoting their day after Thanksgiving aka Black Friday sale. There may even be in-store displays with her image...I'll just have to check out the store tomorrow.
Update: I visited the local Banana Republic store and was quite excited to see this poster of Trixie everywhere! There was a giant size version in the store window and poster sizes located in the men's and women's departments with the cashmere sweaters she is promoting. I am proud of Trixie, our star!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Is she or isn't she?

On top of my usual busy and fun schedule this week, which has kept me from updating the blog and I do have some terrific field pictures to share, we've been patiently waiting for December 11th to roll around to confirm if Trixie is pregnant via ultrasound. It is too soon to see any physical signs but in a few weeks, it will be apparent. I caught her in the act, perusing my desk for goodies, whether it be a leftover cracker, post-it note or whatever strikes her fancy.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Parker Wins the NWC Specialty & Group 4!!!

Congratulations to Parker, CH Hibourne's It's All About Me, handler Adam Bernardin, and breeders/owners, Bonnie and Steve Lane on this exciting Best in Specialty Show win and a Sporting Group 4!
The Nutmeg Weimaraner Specialty was held today, in Springfield, MA, in conjunction with the all-breed shows. Parker is the sire of our first litter with Trixie and we are very proud of him. Not only is winning a specialty prestigious but the winner's pictures are published in the Weimaraner Magazine.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Mason climbs Mt. Minsi

Mason and owners Jen and Matt, hiked up Mt. Minsi at the Delaware Water Gap in PA last weekend. What could be better than a great hike with your favorite gray dog!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


This was our cool picture of the day from our field training session on Monday. Katie, Hibourne's Foolish Pleasure, Jam's half sister (Mariah/Parker), owned/bred by Bonnie and Steve Lane, is at the beginning stages of her exposure to birds but boy does she have natural ability and thinks the birds are something to jump about!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Exciting Litter Plans - Trixie and Clay

Trixie has been bred to Clay, Multiple Best in Show, Champion Bzyfeet American Idol!
Clay won Best of Breed at the Westminster Kennel Club show in 2007 and Best of Opposite in 2006.
Clay is a gorgeous male, with elegant type, correct movement and a stable, friendly temperament. In addition to being a top winning show dog, Clay is a proven producer of multiple champions, beautiful pups with correct angulation and big reach and drive. You can read more about Clay and see a pedigree for our litter on my website on the Trixie and Clay 2010 litter page.
Puppies are expected mid-January. This breeding should produce exceptional show and performance prospects and will be futurity/maturity nominated. Trixie is a proven producer of multiple futurity placing, specialty major winning offspring as well as Champion and Junior Hunter get. She has also passed down her amazing solid temperament, friendly, biddable and sweet to her pups. Trixie flew out to California to meet Clay and his owner reported that Trixie was not fazed in the least by the 6 1/2 hour flight and settled into her house as if she owned the place!
Please email me if you are interested in getting on our waiting list for one of these special puppies.

Jam on her perch

One of Jam's favorite spots to relax is perched on the living room sectional, with a perfect view of the backyard. You never know what wildlife will come into view as we have deer, wild turkey, the occasional red fox or the ever present squirrels. Now that the leaves have fallen from the trees, we have our wonderful view back, which is one the reasons why we fell in love with this house. Check out Jam's blog to see more of her pictures.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

CH Marshall at 17 months

Laura's boys, Dylan (left) and Marshall (right)
Handsome dude

Mia-belle's First Photo Shoot

Such intelligence in those eyes...
Good girl!
Mia-belle was the perfect model at her first photo shoot with photographer Dick Parrot.