Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Wishing you Peace, Love & Joy in the New Year!

Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

The official Grayhart holiday card featuring from l-r, Trixie,Joline, Savi and Jam.

Happy Holidays and wishing all our family and friends good health, joy and fortune in the New Year!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas from baby Bryce and Jersey, Grayhart's Goin Someplace Special,JH, (Zeke x Trixie).

Friday, December 17, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sky: Dashing through the snow!

 Sky, Grayhart Lightfoot Early Morning Rain, JH,RN,TD,NSD,V, (Trixie x Parker)

Happy Holidays from Mia!

Mia, Grayhart's American Woman, CGC, (Parker x Trixie)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monty: spotted at Target again!

 Wasn't I surprised to see our handsome boy Monty, Grayhart's Stone Free, JH, (Trixie x Parker), in the shoe department at Target this month.  As you may recall, Monty appeared in Target's in-store displays in November selling boots,  This time he has a firm hold on that slipper and looks darn cute doing it!  Owner, Cathy, did a terrific job training him for this modeling job and obviously the people at Target were in agreement.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Southern Sweep by the Grayhart Girls!

What a wonderful weekend in Winston-Salem, North Carolina! Two of our Grayhart girls were at the shows competing in conformation and obedience, winning the points everyday plus a 1st place in the obedience ring!
Miabelle, Grayhart's Special Request, RA,NSD, (Zeke x Trixie), competed in conformation and went Winners Bitch Friday and Saturday for two show points, and now has five towards her championship. Miabelle also competed in novice obedience and qualified for her 3rd CD leg with a 1st place and finished her CD, Companion Dog title. Miabelle is the first Trixie pup to earn an obedience title and qualified for all three legs with 1st places!  This makes her:

Grayhart's Special Request, RA,CD, NSD, CGC
On Sunday, Debbie and Sky, Grayhart Lightfoot Early Morning Rain, JH,TD,RN,NSD,V, (Parker x Trixie), went Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite. Sky now has eight points, including a major, towards her championship.
 Congrats to Debbie and Sky!
Miabelle and Sky

We couldn't be prouder of our girls and their owners and are blessed to have such awesome puppy people!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

That time of year again...

To do our annual holiday card photo shoot.  Here's a sneak peak but of course, the "one" that we ended up deciding to use, after many hours of deliberation, as we really had a number of terrific pics, not surprisingly since we have such beautiful models...will appear next week in time for the holidays!

And here are a few of the out-takes to make you W.C. Fields said, "Never work with animals or children."
 and just when you thought everyone was ready...
 Oh Savi...
 Lovely tongue Jam...
I guess she's had enough...

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Champion Jam: the official win picture

Jam, winning her second major to finish her championship at the Northeastern Maryland Kennel Club show under Judge Dr. Klaus Anselm.  Jam, CH Grayhart's Purple Haze,JH,NA,NAJ,NSD,V, was beautifully handled by Steve Lane, owner/breeder of her sire, Parker, CH Hibourne's It's All About Me, for this exciting win.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Chilly Dogs

Savi sporting her new Chilly Dogs Great White North Winter coat.  I consider these the Northface of dog coats.
The new coats have a  new and improved design, a double buckle for a better fit.
Jam, wearing a purple Chilly Dogs coat, a color that they discontinued years ago but one we absolutely adore on our dogs.  These coats are terrific quality and wear beautifully, even after years and many washings.
Trixie started the Pink trend...years ago we requested a coat made in fuchsia fleece and it was such a hit that it was added to the Chilly Dog's line.
Princesses in Pink, Savi & Trixie
Savi, Jam & Triixe, ready for winter

Sunday, December 5, 2010

New Agility Titles for Jam!

Jam with her ribbons.  There should be one more 1st place ribbon but the club ran out and will mail it to us.
Jam had a terrific weekend at the Skyline Agility Club's Novice Only trial.  She qualified 3 out of her 4 runs, all with top placements. On Saturday, she did well in her Novice  Jumpers with Weaves (JWW) run but had a wrong course so didn't qualify even though she was 12 seconds under course time.  Her Novice Standard run was super fast, almost 20 seconds under course time with just two little baubles, a wrong course and a table fault, which are allowed in novice and earned her 2nd place for her second Novice Standard leg.

Today was her winning day, finishing both her Novice Standard and Novice JWW titles with 1st places!  All of Jam's novice agility legs were earned with placements.  This also qualifies Jam for her Weimaraner Club of America Versatility "V" certificate.  Her runs were fairly smooth except for her deciding to visit the ring crew for a quick hello which ate up precious time.  She needs to get speedier on her teeter and weaves and we will spend the winter working on those skills to get ready for her Open debut at the Spring trials.  Three of our four runs were videotaped and I'll be posting those in the next few days.

Jam is now....CH Grayhart's Purple Haze, JH,NA,NAJ,NSD,CGC,V

Warming up

At yesterday's Skyline Agility Club Novice only trial, Jam and me, doing our warm up before our run.  Nice attention and great attitude is an important part of the game.  We're back to the trial today and will post  all the results later.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Snuggle sisters

 Jam and Savi
...and another favorite from the whelping box, Mr. Piggy!

Boy and his dog

 Isn't this the most precious picture?  This is baby Bryce's hand on Jersey's ear.  Jersey, Grayhart's Goin Someplace Special, JH, adores her little brother and I know they will grow up to be best buds.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Happy Hanukkah!

 Happy Hanukkah!

Tonight is the first night of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights.  Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy Holidays from Bravo!

Happy Holidays 2010 from Bravo, Jay and Ron!

They also get the award for the being the first ones to get their holiday picture posted!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Death of the monkeyman

An innocent nooking session took a turn for the worse...
 Death grip on the neck...
 Locate squeaky
 Trixie is in a trance-like state...
 Notice the hole in the chest, the beginning of the de-stuffing procedure...the rest of the scene was too gruesome to show...
No remorse...annoyed that her eviscerated toy was taken away...

Friday, November 26, 2010

New Champion Jam!

We are pleased to announce our newest champion.....Jam is now...drum roll please...
CH Grayhart's Purple Haze, JH,NSD,CGC!!!

Jam won her second  3-point major today at the Northeastern Maryland Kennel Club show, handled by Daddy Parker's owner/breeder, Steve Lane, which was all she needed to finish her AKC show championship.  It was a wonderful team effort to earn Jam's championship, me as breeder/owner, able to put seven singles on her and Steve with two singles and those very important two majors.  We are very grateful to Steve and Bonnie Lane of Hibourne, for their handling, mentorship and friendship.

Also at the show, Parker, CH Hibourne's It's All About Me, went Best of Opposite and completed his Grand Championship title.

Jam is the 2nd out of our Parker x Trixie litter to earn a championship, is Trixie's 2nd  and Parker's 3rd champion get.

Win photo to be posted some time in the future.

Flashback Friday - Black Friday 2009

 Trixie for Banana Republic, Black Friday 2009

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Oldie but Goody - the Pyramid toy

 Jam, formally the purple girl, now with the Pyramid toy and below, at 23 days old...still a favorite!

 Savi sneaks in hoping to steal the toy away from Jam...
 A game of tug-of-war ensues...
 The winner, Savi, cherishes her victory.
Savi, showing off her prize and hoping to play a game of keep-away.
 Jam isn't interested and has moved on to a new toy.