Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

A terrific picture taken by Debbie, Sky's owner, to welcome in the new year.
2009 was a busy year full of family, friends and of course, Weims. We are grateful for all the support of our wonderful puppy people who give our pups the best homes possible.
We hope 2010 will bring everyone good health, happiness and prosperity.
Highlights of 2009:
Trixie-Parker pups born May 28, 2008 were busy in 2009:
  • Four earned their AKC STAR Certification together, Mia, Grayhart's American Woman, Jam, Grayhart's Purple Haze, Ranger, Grayhart's Midight Lightening, and Monty, Grayhart's Stone Free.
  • Trixie's first champion, Marshall, CH Grayhart's In from the Storm, finished his championship at 15 months completely owner handled by Laura Roehrich.
  • Jam, Grayhart's Purple Haze, JH, NSD, CGC, earned the following titles, Junior Hunter, Novice Shooting Dog, Canine Good Citizen, and won her first show point. She continued to train in obedience, agility and field work.
  • Jam appeared in a Macy's Father’s Day commercial as well as print ads for Ralph Lauren, Target and a column in Vanity Fair Magazine.
  • Sky, Grayhart Lightfoot Early Morning Rain, received a 4th placement in the WCA Central Futurity.
  • Sky also won her first two show points owner handled by Debbie Moody. In addition, Sky completed her Junior Hunter and Novice Shooting dog titles as well as earner her CGC, Canine Good Citizen. Sky has been training for her TD and has been certified to enter a Tracking Dog test.
  • Ranger, Grayhart's Midnight Lightening, made his show debut May 24th, with a bang, going Winner's Dog and Best of Winners, from the 9-12 month class, for a 4-point major at the Garden State Weimaraner Club Specialty at Plainfield Kennel Club! Ranger was expertly handled by Steve Lane, owner/breeder of Parker, CH Hibourne's It's All About Me, Ranger's sire, who went Best of Opposite at the Specialty.
  • Ranger also received a 2nd placement in the WCA Eastern Futurity, beautifully handled by Bonnie Lane, owner/breeder of daddy Parker.
  • Monty, Grayhart's Stone Free, and Jam, became therapy dogs as part of Kathy Santo's PAWS for Autism Program at ECLC in New Jersey.
  • Although not owned or bred by us, we are proud of Katie, CH Hibourne's Foolish Pleasure, a Mariah-Parker daughter, owned/bred by good friends, Bonnie and Steve Lane, finished her championship and placed in the WCA Eastern Futurity completely owner/breeder handled!

Trixie-Zeke litter was born March 23, 2009.

  • Mason, Grayhart's Daily Special, at 6 1/2 mos old, won a 4-pt major his debut weekend in the show ring, expertly handled by Zeke's breeder, Pat O'Brien.
  • Webster, Grayhart's Special Edition, handled by his breeder (me), at 4 1/2 mos old, won the Puppy Sporting Group at the AKC Canine Experience Match Show.
  • Jersey, Grayhart's Goin Someplace Special, won her first two show points handled by novice owner Rachel Victory.
  • Jersey also earned two JH legs at 7 months of age.
  • Trudy, Grayhart's Special Reserve, and Maggie, Grayhart's Special Magic, graduated with honors from their beginner obedience classes and continue to wow their classmates with how good a Weim can be. Trudy made her conformation show debut and will be back in the ring in 2010.
  • Mia-belle, Grayhart's Special Request, made her show debut and graduated from beginner obedience. Mia-belle will make her rally debut in January.


  • After whelping a litter of pups, Trixie completed her Novice Agility Jumpers title with placements.
  • Trixie was awarded the Weimaraner Club of America Versatile Title.
  • Trixie appeared in an online vignette for the NY Times and in print ads for Comcast and Banana Republic.
  • Trixie was bred to Clay, Multiple Best in Show CH Bzyfeet American Idol with puppies due January 14, 2010.

Wotan, my special boy, celebrated his 13th birthday and is going strong, hiking, playing and is still the biggest momma's boy and my shadow.

I hope that I haven't forgotten anyone but as you can see, it was a busy year. It was great fun spending time with the pups and their owners, as well as old friends at shows. I loved being back in the field, training Jam and running her in the hunt tests.


Lightfoot Weimaraners said...

Unbelievable list of accomplishments from your first two litters considering they are both well under two years of age. Must be something in the genes!

Linda said...

Thanks Debbie! Can't take too much did take a village :) and you and Sky sure did your share!

walterH said...

And she has Trixie's eyes.