Friday, March 30, 2012

World traveler

 In our romp around the internet, we stumbled upon the long awaited photos from Jam's photoshoot for Tumi luggage.  These were taken last October, at a fabulous beach house in Bridgehamptom, New York.    This house and location has been used for TV shows such as Royal Pains, movies and fundraisers.  It was a tough job, not really, but somebody had to do it.  Jam loved the crew and was only annoyed that she wasn't allowed to run on the beach but rather had to look pretty.  The onsite chef cooked Jam's favorites and she was totally spoiled.
 Jam is featured in two shots, the hallway shot lying on the floor and the other one on the driveway with a model, Maserati and of course, the featured luggage.  This shot is on the Tumi website and the cover photo on their Facebook page.
 The house had incredible beach views and this amazing infinity pool on the second floor deck.  What a fun day!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Shopboppin' Jam

Jam's latest modeling gig for the high fashion website, shopbop,com

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Weimaraner Wednesday

A favorite picture from the not so long ago past: Bliss, aka Miss Pink, Savi's littermate from our 2010 Bravo litter, loving that cream cheese during stacking practice!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Our Girls

A bevy of beauties...our champions...l-r: Savi, Jam & Momma Trixie!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

New CHAMPION Savi!!!

Proud to announce our newest AKC Champion, Savi, who is now CH Grayhart's Shear Genius, JH, NSD, NRD,V, who finished today at the Bronx County Kennel Club show in Edison, NJ, from the Bred-By-Exhibitor class, under judge Bud DiDonato.  Savi is her momma Trixie's 8th champion!

Savi's show career has been an exciting one with fun wins including Best Puppy in Show at the AKC Canine Learning Experience Match show, 5-pt Supported entry major during the Southern Fut/Mat weekend from the BBE class and a 2nd place Futurity placement.

It was wonderful to have some of our friends there to celebrate her win with a fabulous bottle of champagne, thanks to Savi's personal pupparazzi and godmother, Kellyann.

Next on Savi's agenda is to work on her Senior Hunter title and get ready to compete in obedience and agility this coming summer.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Spring is here!

Sky, enjoying a hike on this beautiful Spring day. Amazing to have so many flowers in bloom this early due to the unseasonably warm weather.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Happy 3rd Birthday to our Special Litter!!!

Party girl Trudy
Happy Birthday to our Special Litter who turn 3 years old today!  These pups are out of Zeke, CH OB's 38 Special and Trixie, CH GraytSky's I'm Not Really A Waitress,CD,RN,OA,NAJ,V,BROM.

Many of these pups have grown up to be talented show and performance dogs and in a short time have made their mark in various venues. Others are wonderful family companions. 

We are proud of what these pups and their owners have accomplished and look forward to seeing what the future brings.

Some  of our Special Stars include:
  • Mason, CH Grayhart's Daily Special, Futurity Class winner at the 2010 WCA Nationals, GSWC Specialty Major Winner, who finished his AKC Championship with three majors.
  • Mia-belle, CH Grayhart's Special Request,CD,RA,NSD,NRD,V. Futurity placing, GCWC Specialty Major Winner, who finished her championship title completely owner handled and is working on advanced obedience, agility and field titles.
  • CH Grayhart's Special Reserve, Futurity placing, who finisher show championship with three majors, two of them co-owner/breeder handled.
  • Jersey, Grayhart's Goin Someplace Special,JH, who is in training for her Senior Hunter title.
I can't believe you are making me stay with my cake right in front of me...and on my birthday, too!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Favorite things

Busy Buddy Bristle Bone
 Every so often I like to share some of our "favorite things."  Any Weim owner knows that our dogs are aggressive chewers and toys must be super tough to pass the chew and safety test.  I'm a big fan, as are the girls, of the Premier line of products, especially the Busy Buddy toys.  We've had a number of Busy Buddy Bristle Bone chews with refillable gnawhide rings and the girls love them.
 I was able to get the girls a new chew toy, the Busy Buddy Jack and it was a hit!  They all took turns trying out the new toy and as long as their was a gnawhide in the old Bristle Bones, they were interested.
Savi off with the new Jack toy to find a private spot to chew it. 
Trixie has her own style of chewing toys...
What better spot to relax and break in the new Bristle Bone than on the couch!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Wanna play?

Trixie's favorite pose when playing with toys or even chewing bones - with her butt up in the air! Such a silly girl!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Bonsai Juniper Tree

Sky, CH Grayhart Lightfoot Early Morning Rain,RN,JH,TD,NA,NSD,NRD,VX, enjoying a walk around the lake and posing on this interesting bonsai Juniper tree. She looks a lot like her sister Jam in this shot.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Let the sun shine

A picture perfect almost-Spring day for sunning on the deck. L-r: Trixie, Savi, Jam

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Reality has struck and we are ready to discuss one of the challenges of breeding.  Although the majority of my posts are for fun, follow our litters, celebrate wins, discuss training and are hopefully educational, I also want to share the long awaited news about Jam's breeding. Unfortunately, her ultrasound showed no puppies.

We are very disappointed that she is not pregnant and we do not know why this breeding did not take and may never know.  The people on our waiting list are also quite disappointed.  I am thankful for those who have chosen to wait for our next litter and understand those who prefer not to wait and have referred them to other breeders.

As a responsible breeder, we spent many months researching pedigrees and looking at various dogs, in person whenever possible such as at Nationals and Regional Specialties, and made sure Jam had all her health testing complete as well as the potential sire.  Additionally, there were hours spent speaking to and meeting potential puppy people and even mentoring some of them.  We literally spent thousands of dollars to do this special breeding, as the pedigree was exceptional and we all had high hopes for a fantastic litter.  But in breeding as in life, there are no guarantees and this breeding for whatever reason, did not take.

On the upside, Jam is healthy and happy and will return to her role as a therapy dog, where she was sorely missed. She will continue her modeling career, get back to training and competitions and we plan on breeding her this coming summer.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Downward Dog

Bliss, Grayhart's Launch My Line, our Alaskan Princess, playing in the snow on Portage Glacier!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New CH Trudy - Official Win Photo

The official win photo of our newest champion, Trudy, CH Grayhart's Special Reserve, (Zeke x Trixie), handled by her co-owner/breeder, finished in style, winning her 3rd 3-point major at the Rockland County Kennel Club under judge Mrs. Paula Hartinger.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Mr. Mason says hi!

 It was great to hear from Mason, CH Grayhart's Daily Special.  He loves his new bed...
 as well as the couch!
 Typical Weim pose!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sky at Max Patch

Sky, CH Grayhart Lightfoot Early Morning Rain,RN,JH,TD,NA,NSD,NRD,VX, (Parker x Trixie), on a hike last week at Max Patch, in the mountains of North Carolina outside of Asheville.  This is one of Debbie and Sky's favorite hikes and it is easy to see why with such gorgeous views.  We were thrilled to have Debbie take us here for a hike when we visited them and shared their passion for this incredible place.  We hope to return for another great hike.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Mia-belle: Open A Obedience

Mia-belle, CH Grayhart's Special Request,CD,RA,NSD,NRD,V, (Zeke x Trixie), and owner, Jessica, showed in Open A obedience last weekend in North Carolina.  They had a terrific run, as seen in the video, and went into the out of sight stays with a score of 195.  Well, as we know too well why Open A is called the "heartbreak class", Mia-belle was disqualified for her out of sight stays and did not pass...very disappointing.
 Mia-belle has an awesome drop on recall...
Good girl retrieving over the high jump!

We are so proud of how far this team has come and are quite confident that they will fix those stays and get that CDX and much more.

Video and photos by Judi Nicholson