Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Wishing all our friends and family health, happiness and prosperity in the New Year!

To a gray-t 2013!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy Holidays from Mia

Mia, Grayhart's American Woman, CGC, (2x Specialty Major Pointed), out of our Parker x Trixie litter, waiting patiently for her presents.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Merry Christmas from Rigby

A fabulous holiday card with Rigby, Grayhart's Rider on the Storm, (Summit x Jam).

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Happy Winter

Happy Winter!  A favorite shot of Savi from Gap Kids 2011 I Want Candy Holiday ad campaign.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Unexpected joy!

Friends Christina and Jeremy Barnhill surprised me with this awesome picture. I didn't even know that Jeremy took this picture, when they came to watch Savi run in the hunt test in Ohio where she finished her Senior Hunter title. Savi's handler, Denny Keeton, and Savi had literally just walked off the bird field and he let go of her lead and she came running to me.  She sure loves her momma!  I am so proud of my girl,

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Little Ember

One of my favorite things about breeding is the friendships that develop with my puppy people and seeing the pups grow.  Getting photos of the pups is a little gift that makes me smile and here are some from Ember's blog that were my favorites.  She is Grayhart's Light My Fire and she sure has a spark to her.
 Josh, practicing stacking Ember.  Who would believe he is a novice at this show thing!
 Ember's been a busy girl, meeting Aimee's horse, Poco, and running at many parks.

Monday, December 10, 2012

New Senior Hunter title for Savi!!!

Proud to announce that Savi (Clay x Trixie) earned her 4th SH leg on Saturday to finish her Senior Hunter title handled/trained by Denny Keeton! This gives Savi the required points to earn her WCA VX or Versatile Excellent award!

Savi is now CH Grayhart's Shear Genius, SH, NSD, NRD, CGC, VX 
 Denny coming off the bird field with a fist pump telling us Savi did it!
It was a gray-t day celebrating with a number of our Ohio friends, who came to the hunt test to cheer Savi on.  And best of all, KellyAnn was along for this Grayhart Adventure and loves seeing her PBP work in the field and get her final leg.
 He may raise Vizlas but has a fondness for our gray girl,
 We are beyond excited that not only did Savi start and finish her Senior Hunter this fall, under the expert training and handling by Denny, but she is our first Senior Hunter.  Savi is now home and next on her agenda is to finish her CD or Companion Dog obedience title and possibly her novice agility titles before she is bred in the Spring to Parker, GCH HiBourne's It's All About Me, BROM.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

RIGBY - GRAYHART'S RIDER ON THE STORM: Playing, Training, Playing -- 11 Weeks Old

Introducing another fabulous Grayhart puppy with her own blog, Rigby.  Owner Nina is an experienced Weim owner and is excited to do all things performance with this special pup, who was one of the stars of the temperament test.

Check out Rigby's blog and all the amazing puppy training that Nina is doing with her:

RIGBY - GRAYHART'S RIDER ON THE STORM: Playing, Training, Playing -- 11 Weeks Old: Rigby is now 11 weeks old, just one more week and she'll be able to go out and about, visiting more places, meeting more people and, most ...

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Introducing another Grayhart blog: Our little Ember: A treat for those who check the blog. :)What h...

The following is Ember's blog, Grayhart's Light My Fire, one of the Rockstar litter pups (Summit x Jam).  Aimee and Josh are doing a fabulous job blogging about their first Weimaraner and their experiences with finding a breeder & life with a puppy.  They are doing a terrific job!

Our little Ember:

A treat for those who check the blog. :)

What h...
: A treat for those who check the blog. :) What have we been doing?  It's been busy around here and Ember has been doing Crate Games ...

Sunday, December 2, 2012

New AX title for Jam & another Mother-Daughter Q!

We ended our agility weekend on a gray-t note.  Both Trixie and Jam qualified in Excellent Standard at the Skyline Agility Club trial.  Jam earned her AX title (Agility Excellent) with a 3rd place! She is now, CH Grayhart's Purple Haze, CD, JH, AX, OAJ, SD, VX!
Trixie earned her 2nd MX or Master Excellent leg with 8 MACH points.  She now has a total of 13 MACH points.  Both girls ran beautifully and if not for handler error, would have also qualified in Excellent Jumpers with Weaves.

The lovely photos of Jam and Trixie were taken by Chris Kwiatek, our good friend, who came to the trial yesterday with his wife, KellyAnn, to watch our runs and learn about agility.  It was very cold, 29 degrees outside and the trial was run in an unheated, indoor riding arena.  The girls kept warm in their Chillydogs coats.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Trixie's 1st MX leg!!!

Trixie made her debut in Exc B Std at today's Skyline Agility Club trial and qualified for her 1st MX or Master Agility standard leg!  Her time was under the standard course time and she also earned 5 MACH points!  To complete an MX titles, the dog needs to earn 10 qualifying legs. You can see the AKC agility rules here, which also explain the different AKC agility titles.  We have been super busy with Jam's pups, work, vacations and that big storm, Hurricane Sandy, which knocked our power out for 17 days, so poor Trixie has not been to an agility trial since July in North Carolina where she won Highest Scoring Weimaraner with her double Q at the Tarheel Weimaraner Club Agility trial.  We also have not been training and I am super proud of how much she has retained.

We also ran in Exc A JWW (Jumpers with Weaves) as the first run of the day.  No qualifying score due to a handler error causing a refusal and missed weaves.  I was thrilled with how much drive and enthusiasm she has and loved seeing her fly over the jumps.