Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tri-State Weim Rescue Jewelry Fundraiser!

Tri State Weimaraner Rescue Inc.
UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS for Tri State Weim Rescue

Thursday May 31: Make sure to check out Three Scoops of Vanilla's facebook page tomorrow. They are hosting an online auction in which 50% of the two Weimaraner items being auctioned off will be donated to Tri State Weim Rescue!
Weim Necklace up for auction 5/31
Weim bracelet up for auction 5/31

Bid high for a great cause!  

Friday June 1: If you get outbid or miss the auction...or just have got to have another piece of TSOV jewelry, check out the ONE DAY ONLY sale on   
Designed just for TSWR's fundraiser.
Available ONE DAY ONLY 6/1/12

The entire line along with our custom TSWR weim bracelet will be available for purchase.
25% of all sales from their ENTIRE PRODUCT LINE on June 1 will be donated to
Tri State Weim Rescue! Shop til you drop! 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Jam turns 4!

Photos by Michael Demkiw
Hard to believe that our little purple collared puppy is now four years old!  Jam is so special to us in more ways than I can describe.  She is our keeper from our very first litter, our first home bred champion bitch and our first registered Delta Therapy dog.  Additionally, she is talented, versatile and beautiful whether appearing in high fashion ads or gaiting around the show ring!  She also has a sweet and calm temperament but can turn on the drive when necessary.
Jam with Steve Lane, owner/breeder handler of Parker, Jam's sire, who helped finish Jam's championship by putting her two majors on her.  Jam will be selectively specialed, while pursuing her Excellent level agility titles and Senior Hunter title.  Join us for Jam session!

Jam is Multiple Best of Breed Winner, CH Grayhart's Purple Haze,CD,JH,OA,OAJ,SD,VX

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy 4th Birthday to our Rockstars!

The Hendrix litter at 36 days old
Happy 4th Birthday to our first litter - our Jimi Hendrix song theme litter (Parker, GCH HiBourne's It's All About Me, BROM x Trixie, CH GraytSky's I'm Not Really A Waitress, CD,RN,OA, OAJ,V, BROM) that produced six amazing rock stars and forged wonderful friendships!
  • " Jam," CH Grayhart's Purple Haze,CD,JH,OA,OAJ ,SD, VX, Delta Therapy Dog, 
  • "Marshall", CH Grayhart's In From the Storm, 
  • "Sky", CH Grayhart Lightfoot Early Morning Rain,RN,JH, TD, NA,NAJ,NSD, NRD,   CGC,VX, 
  • "Monty", Grayhart's Stone Free,JH,CGC, 
  • "Ranger", Grayhart's Midnight Lightening (specialty major pointed)
  • "Mia", Grayhart's American Woman (showgirl in training)
 Ranger with his special birthday treat - Polish sausage!
Sky with her birthday bone!

May the good times continue!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Bravo wins Sporting Group 3!

Bravo's ad appearing in the May 26th issue of Dog News.  Ad design & photos by SaraRenee
Bravo, BIF GCH Grayhart Crescents' Bravo, CGC, (Clay x Trixie) had a terrific weekend at the Hangtown Kennel Club of Placerville, CA.  On Saturday, he was Best of Breed under Judge Robert Redhead.  Bravo then went on to the Sporting Group earning a Group 3rd place under Judge Doug Johnson, defeating 114 dogs!!!  A very exciting win and Bravo's first group placement.  On Sunday, Bravo continued his winning streak and went Best of Breed under Judge Doug Johnson.

Congratulations to Bravo's owners, Jay Logan & Ron Goularte and his handlers, Michael Stone & Collin Stone.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Sky, CH Grayhart Lightfoot Early Morning Rain,RN,JH,NA,NAJ,NSD,NRD,CGC,VX, at the waterfall that feeds the lake at Sequoyah Woods, in Brevard, NC. Debbie reported that it took a lot of effort to get this lovely shot, "The funny story was Anne taping trying to get Sky to stand still for the photo and my frustration after the 4th time she moved. But I think the result was worth the effort lol!"

Monday, May 21, 2012

Strut Your Mutt 2012

l-r: Savi, Jam, Trixie and June
 This past Sunday, we joined our friend, KellyAnn and her awesome gray girl, June of Hotdog Junie fame, to attend Strut Your Mutt 2012, a terrific fundraising event for Happy Tails Animal Rescue.  There was a walk-a-thon around the lake at Wood Dale Park, fun contests for the dogs, treats for people and pets as well as a fabulous raffle.  Our group of four grey girls were quite the hit and made lots of new friends.  People couldn't get over how beautiful and friendly they were.
 June was a star and won the Best Chowhound contest!  Her ribbon says "Most Eager Eater!"  It was fun contest and Trixie and Jam tied for 2nd place!  Our girls beat out labs and pugs and many other breeds and mixes, having no problem chowing down on lettuce, carrots and even pickles!

Another contest our girls excelled in was the "who could stay the longest".  Both Savi and Trixie made it to the semi-finals against two labs and then Trixie and the dog trainer's lab, the person running the contests, were in the finals.  So proud of Trixie holding for out of sights while I hid behind a tree, during distractions of dogs walking around her and tennis balls being thrown.  Trixie was awarded the Longest Stay ribbon.
As part of the registration, we were given gift bags and the girls were given bandannas to wear.  

Our Weimaraners were amazing ambassadors for the breed.  They really were on their best behavior and hit it out of the park when we met a visually impaired boy and talk about an impromptu therapy dog visit, made this little boy's day.  He loved the Weims and especially Junie's peach fur, stating she was as soft as a pillow.  The girls also greeted some seniors in wheel chairs, bringing smiles to everyone they met.

It was a super day as we enjoyed the perfect weather and supported a great cause!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Bravo's California Show Weekend

Bravo, GCH Grayhart Crescent's Bravo, CGC, with handler, Michael Stone, showed at the Coyote Hills Kennel Club shows, May 19 & 20, 2012, a specialty weekend.  The number one Weimaraner dog in the country went Best of Breed everyday and even won a Best in Show.  The competition was fierce and we are proud of Bravo being in the ribbons,

Stacking for the Judge
Once around the ring...

Final review by the Judge 
"Grand Champion Select" both days. 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Working girl

Savi did a fabulous high fashion editorial photo shoot Friday for a top international fashion magazine.  The studio was located at Chelsea Piers in New York City.   While waiting to be called to set, Savi hung out on the gorgeous outdoor roof deck. We look forward to seeing the spread in the August issue of the magazine.
Our agent Nancy from AllTame and the client's representative.  You can see Savi adores them!
The diva hard at work!

Field trip

 At obedience class Thursday night, we took a field trip to the local train station.  What better way to incorporate real life distractions into our training regimen.  Above, group stays and below, Savi, practicing her stand for exam, waiting to be examined.  We also did off lead recall and Savi nailed them as well held her stays.  A bonus was to enjoy the beautiful spring evening during class and walking to and from the train station!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Future Agility Star

 Savi, demonstrating her agility skills at the Annual TSWR Picnic.  Like her Momma and sisters, she knows how to fly over the jumps.  Savi still needs work on her weave poles but loves the contact equipment and is very responsive on course.  We hope for her to make her agility debut this summer.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sky can fly!

 Here are more awesome shots of Sky, CH Grayhart Lightfoot Early Morning Rain, RN, JH, TD, NA,NAJ,NSD,NRD,VX, (Parker x Trixie) at last weekend's Canaan Dog Club of America's agility trial in South Carolina. Owner Debbie is having a blast handling Sky in agility.
 (C)2012 In Motion Photos, all rights reserved

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day Gifts!

Trixie with her 1st place and new title ribbons!
Happy Mother's Day!

We spent Mother's Day at the Nutmeg Portuguese Water Dog Club (PCNUT) Agility trial held at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights, NY.  It was a hot day in the 80's but that didn't deter agility enthusiasts from all over the tri-state area and it was terrific to see many friends and their talented dogs.

We had a successful day and I'm proud to announce that Trixie, CH GraytSky's I'm Not Really A Waitress,CD,RN,OA,OAJ,V BROM, completed her Open Agility Jumpers With Weaves (OAJ) title with a 1st place!!!
Trixie's daughter, Jam, also had a terrific day and in her Excellent A Jumpers with Weaves run qualified with a 2nd place to earn her 2nd Exc A JWW leg.  One more and she'll earn her AKC Agility Excellent Jumpers (AXJ) title.
And one of Trixie's other daughters and Jam's littermate, Sky, CH Grayhart Lightfoot Early Morning Rain,RN,JH,TD,OA,OAJ,VX, also had a fun agility weekend in South Carolina.  Sky made her debut in Open Agility Standard and JWW.  Although she didn't qualify, she made owner/handler Debbie proud by running well, with focus and drive, and received many compliment.  As we all know, agility is a learning process and there are always new skills to teach our dogs as we move up in levels as well as to continue to reinforce obstacles and handler skills.

In the conformation ring, Ranger, Grayhart's Midnight Lightening, Jam & Sky's littermate, competed in a conformation match on Long Island and handled by owner Veronika, earned a Group 3!  Congratulations to Veronika and Ranger!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Spring hikes with Sky

From Sky's blog - Sky is CH Grayhart Lightfoot Early Morning Rain, RN,JH,TD,NA, NAJ,VX (Parker x Trixie)
This sign (above) is actually on the Balsam Preserve side of the gate, but thought it would be a perfect photo opp! We saw many lovely wildflowers on todays hike, along with a baby bird just testing it's wings, a lizard, and most exciting, Sky pointed a grouse at the edge of the trail and held her point until the grouse flushed! I was so excited of course I failed to get a picture, but I am so proud of her holding on this wild bird!

Morning in the Mountains - walk near Lake Logan

Snapped this shot of Sky before meeting friend Susan to walk a fire road near Lake Logan.
Sky enjoyed a nice roll in the grass after our 6.8 mile walk, we all sat around for about an after returning to the cars just enjoying the beautiful day and peaceful surroundings.

We cannot wait to visit Debbie and Sky this summer and experience these beautiful hiking trails first hand!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Ranger, Grayhart's Midnight Lightening (Parker x Trixie), singing along with his human brother!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Bravo Back to Back Best of Breed Wins - Gavilan KC

May 5th & 6th, Gavilian Kennel Club shows in Tres Pinos, California

Congratulations to Bravo, GCH Grayhart Crescent's Bravo,CGC, who won back-to-back Best of Breeds.

Expertly presented by Michael Stone
Photos from the Sporting Group! 

Bravo is owned and loved by Jay Logan and Ron Goularte.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Cinco de Weimo!

Trixie during her demo
 A fun day was had by all at the Tri-State Weimaraner Rescue's 6th Annual Picnic held at the Ironwood Outdoor Center in Lumberton, NJ.  The forecast was for a sunny day in the 80's but that never happened and the temps stayed cool in the high 60's and the day was overcast.  The drab weather did not ruin the day and it was amazing to see dozens of Weims run loose together, playing and socializing, while their owners enjoyed good food and a terrific raffle.
Savi takes a turn
 We volunteered to bring some agility equipment for a demo and to let the other Weims take a try at our favorite sport.
 Trixie sported her new Mod Dog collar for the occasion...
Ha, I'm the Weim Whisperer! This is only about half the dogs that ended up surrounding me and sitting for a treat!
 A mix of gray and blue Weims frolicked in the huge fenced area and the people food was kept in the smaller fenced area by the pool.
 Trying to get a group picture with all those people and dogs was a challenge for sure!
 This was an excellent fundraiser for a great cause.  At the end of the summer, TSWR holds another event at Ironwood where the dogs get to swim in the pools before they are drained for the season.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Weims on Display

 The school where I teach has a display cabinet in the lobby that was a gift from the Home & School Association.  The staff was asked to volunteer if they had a collection that they wanted to share and display in the case.  There were displays of Bugles, Beanie Babies and Angels. Finally, it was my turn and of course, my passion is Weimaraners, so this display was created.
 I dedicated one shelf of the display to my show dogs; conformation, agility, obedience and field pictures decorated the shelf along with ribbons.
 The lower shelf showcase our models, Jam, Trixie and Savi, in their ads and books.
 Books and other fun Weimaraner collectables rounded out the display with my prized Best in Futurity Dog trophy.  Many students and staff have found the display quite interesting and love looking at the dogs.