Sunday, May 31, 2009

Day #2

After another day of play, Duke is POOPED! He is doing so well...we are going to try the kennel tonight...wish us luck!

First Walk/Run

We did our frist walk/ pay rent! He did sooo good! I'm working really hard to teach him on lease but he does good without (I just worry about cars and crazy drivers!). He is going to be an AWESOME training partner...we ran for a bit and he did GREAT off and on lease...Still so in love...

Saturday, May 30, 2009

1st Party

Duke went to his 1st Party and he was a hit! We ate, drank, danced to a band...however Duke did lots of sleeping! Still AMAZING and I'm VERY much in love...


Well so far today we have done nothing but nap, wake up, nap, wake up, is good! I discovered he likes peanutbutter, yogart and crawling under the futon to sleep (which he won't be able to do for long). I think we are going to try the pool tomorrow, but it all depends if we get our naps in. I am so in love...Duke is AMAZING and not to mention the cutest thing in the world! How am I supposed to leave him when I go to work!

Still not sure about the world out there or why I keep thowing a camera in his face...he better get use to it!

This is Duke...kinda reminds me of Elvis...he wasn't really sure about getting out of his kennel and into his new world, but sure enough he did and he is WONDERFUL!

How sad is this? He did cry for the first mile then he just layed down and went to sleep and didn't wake up till I got him home!

This is Duke with his Daddy Guinness...or as Jen says, "Bubba Lou". I hope Duke turns out just like Guinness. We think he is going to be bigger...aghhhh I cannot wait!

This is Jen & Travis with Duke...They did an AMAZING job with all the puppies. They were sad to see him go but I promised them he was going to a good home with lots of love! Gahhh these people are wonderful!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Meet The Parents...and the Weim Breed

Meet Irish, Duke's Momma! Let me tell you...this is one AMAZING weim! She has had 2 litters, Duke is from her 2nd litter. I consider myself LUCKY to have one of her puppies!
Meet Guinness (stud), Duke's Daddy! He is BEAUTIFUL at his current weight of 85lbs! Duke being the biggest puppy, we think he is going to weigh more than his daddy!!!

ABOUT WEIMS (Yes, this info was stolen from Jen just did a GREAT job at explaining everything without going overboard! I give her FULL credit)

Size Range
Female Weimaraners range in size from 45 to 65 pounds.
Male Weimaraners range in size from 55 to 85 pounds.

The Weimaraner Standard describes the breed temperament as friendly, fearless, alert, and obedient, but this is but the half of its personality. Assertive, bold, loyal, and headstrong also fit, giving the dog a loving attitude with a willingness to take the upper paw in the family if the opportunity presents itself.
Like most large hunting breeds, the Weimaraner needs lots of exercise and must be kept in a fenced yard. Weimaraners may be dangerous to birds and small mammals due to their inherent hunting instinct -- therefore cats are highly discouraged. Unlike many hunting breeds, however, the Weimaraner is definitely a house dog and does poorly when confined solely to a kennel.
This is a breed that definitely needs obedience training to control his rambunctious nature. Puppy classes or control exercises at home are essential for the Weimaraner the moment he enters the family. He must be taught that all members of the family are to be obeyed. Training methods must be gentle and firm, for harsh treatment will sour his attitude.
If you do not train your Weimaraner, Your Weimaraner will train you!

Some breeders may advertise "rare" blue or black Weimaraners to attract buyers, but these dogs are less valuable than the gray/silver dogs, for they are disqualified under the breed standard. Although disqualification does not detract from the dog's value as a pet, the blue or black dog should never be bred, for its perpetuation dilutes the purity of the breed. Those who want to own a blue or black dog can choose a breed in which those colors are common or acceptable.

Stay tuned...he comes home tomorrow!!!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Meet Duke

Meet Guinness "Duke" of Pierce!! He is the new love of my life! Duke came into the world on April 9th, 2009 as the BIGGEST one of seven (2 females & 5 males). He was raised by a wonderful lady named Jen, of Austin Weims ( for his first 7 weeks and Saturday, May 30th, 2009 he will be picked up by me and brought home where he will be loved unconditionally! Please stay tuned for updates on his life!