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March 2012

March 25th
  • NEW 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!  Savi is her momma Trixie's 8th champion!
March 22nd, 23rd & 24th
  • Bravo, GCH Grayhart Crescent's Bravo, goes Best of Breed three days in a row at the San Mateo KC shows and Oakland KC show handled by Mike Stone. 

February 2012

Feb 29th
  • We are proud to announce that Trixie, CH GraytSky's I'm Not Really a Waitress,CD,RN,OA,NAJ,VX BROM, has tied for the #2 Weimaraner Club of America Top Producing Dam for 2011 with 4 champions!!!

Feb 26th
  • NEW AKC CHAMPION! Finishing with her 3rd 3-pt major, Trudy, is now CH Grayhart's Special Reserve, (Zeke x Trixie).  Handled by her co-owner/breeder at the Rockland Kennel Club show in Suffern, NY.

Feb 19th
  • As seen in the Sunday, February 19th edition of the New York Times Style Magazine, Jam in her Longchamp ad with Supermodel Coco Rocha! This ad has also been spotted in issues of Vogue, Vanity Fair and Marie Claire.

January 2012

  • Sky, CH Grayhart Lightfoot Early Morning Rain,RN, JH, TD,NAJ,CGC, VX, is earns her NAJ, Novice Agility title.

Happy New Year! Our 2011 Year in Review



Sky, CH Grayhart Lightfoot's Early Morning Rain, RN,JH,TD,NSD,NRD,CGC,VX

Our 2011 Year in Review

Wow, 2011 was a busy year full of family, friends and of course, Weims. We couldn't have imagined all the fun times and successes brought by the Grayhart dogs and their dedicated owners. A highlight of the year was the Weimaraner Club of America National Specialty in May, in Ohio, where every dog we had placed or won their classes, and even finished titles, in multiple venues and the wonderful time we spent with friends from all over the country, especially Bliss and owner, Jen Boyd, who flew in from Alaska.

In July, we traveled to St. Louis for the AVMA convention for Jam and Trixie to represent Frontline's newest product Certifect and were able to spend the weekend with Marshall, Dylan and owner Laura Roehrich. We then took a road trip down South, and spent time with Sky & Debbie Moody and Mia-belle & Jessica Scharff, competing at the Tarheel Weimaraner Club Agility trial in North Carolina and then the WCA Southern Futurity/Maturity show weekend in Greenville, SC. 



We ended the year visiting Bravo and owners Jay and Ron in California, spending a wonderful few days with them and the
ir family and visiting their incredible beach cottage. Many Grayhart dogs live in the Northeast and we were thrilled to see Ranger, Monty, Mia, Mason, Trudy, Whitmore, Memphis and all their owners.





As for awards, we were honored for Trixie to receive her WCA BROM title and with Bravo, GCH Grayhart's Crescent Bravo, CGC, going Best Dog in the Western Futurity, we had our first Futurity winner! And couldn't be prouder that FOUR of Trixie's get finished their AKC Championships in 2011!

Congratulation to our new Champions: Bravo, Mia-belle, Mason and Sky!




Visiting with Bravo at Martin's Beach in December 2011

We are grateful for all the support of our wonderful puppy people who give our pups the best homes possible. We could not have done it without the help of my wonderful mentors and friends, Amy Anderson and Bonnie Lane.
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We hope 2012 will bring everyone good health, happiness and prosperity!
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Highlights of 2011:


Trixie, CH GraytSky's I'm Not Really A Waitress, CD,RN,OA,NAJ, V:
  • Trixie was awarded the WCA Breed Register of Merit or BROM title. This WCA award recognizes sires and dams who produce fine offspring. 
  • Four of our Grayhart bred pups out of Trixie finished their AKC Championship titles in 2011! Trixie has produced six champions to date and we look forward to more of her pups completing their championship titles.
  • At the 2011 WCA Specialty Agility trials, Trixie had stellar performances. Day one: 1st place Exc A Standard and 3rd place Open JWW. Day two: 1st place Open JWW!
  • Trixie's son, Bravo, won Best Dog in Western Futurity, and as owner of the dam and Bravo's breeder, we received a pewter dog statue.
  • Trixie continued to model, doing printwork and video for Tiffany's and represented Frontline's new product, Certifect, at the AVMA convention in St. Louis, with daughter Jam.
Trixie-Parker pups born May 28, 2008, were busy in 2011:
  • Jam, CH Grayhart's Purple Haze, CD,JH, OA,OAJ,SD,CGC,VX, had an extremely busy year in multiple venues, earning titles and qualifying legs. 
  • Out on a limited basis as a special, Jam earned multiple Best of Breeds, owner/breeder handled. 
  • At the 2011 WCA Nationals week, Jam, handled by Jamie Bernardin, was selected for an Award of Merit. Jam also received a Specialty AOM at the GSWC Specialty in May and then owner/breeder handled, earned an AOM during the Southern Regional Specialty in Greenville, over several group placing specials.
  • Jam finished both Open Agility (OA) and Open Agility Jumpers with Weaves (OAJ) titles, all legs with placements, including many 1st places. Jam completed her Open Standard title at the WCA Nationals winning the class. At the WCA Specialty Agility trial, Jam was 1st place in Open JWW! All of Jam's qualifying runs for her agility titles have been earned with placements.
  • At the Tarheel Weimaraner Club Agility trial, Jam won the High Combined award for highest scoring Weimaraner.
  • Jam earned her first qualifying legs in both Excellent A Standard and Excellent A JWW.
  • During the WCA Nationals week, Jam earned her 3rd Companion Dog, or CD leg to complete this title with a 3rd place. These titles gave Jam the necessary requirements to earn her WCA "VX", Versatile Excellent title.
  • Jam earned her WCA Shooting Dog (SD) title.
  • She continued to train in obedience, agility and field work and will do the same in 2012 after her first litter, with breeding plans in January to Mason, CH GraytSky's Southern Fire, NSD.
  • Jam passed the Delta Therapy Dog certification and spent time visiting autistic adults at a nearby residential facility.
  • Jam continued to model, doing shoots for Frontline's Certifect, representing them at the 2011 AVMA convention for the product launch in St. Louis. She also worked with Supermodel Coco Rocha on a commercial and print shoot for Longchamp.

  • Sky, New CH Grayhart Lightfoot Early Morning Rain, JH,TD,RN,NSD,NRD, CGC,VX, finished her AKC championship title and the next day went Best of Breed!
  • Sky earned her WCA Novice Retrieving Dog (NRD) and VX titles.
  • She continues to train in agility, earning her first agility legs and is working towards her TDX.or bred by us, we are proud of 
Trixie-Zeke litter, born March 23, 2009, were busy in 2010:
  • Mason, New CH Grayhart's Daily Special, handled to his last 2 points by his breeder, completed his championship in September. We are truly thankful to Pat O'Brien, Zeke's breeder/co-owner, for his friendship and handling of Mason to his three majors wins, including a Specialty win.

  • Mia-belle, New CH Grayhart's Special Request, RA,CD,NSD,NRD,V, had an extremely busy year, titling in multiple venues. 
  • Mia-belle finished her AKC Championship completely owner handled, including winning a 4-point Specialty major! 
  • Mia-belle earned her WCA Versatile "V" title and her WCA NRD title.
  • Mia-belle earned her first Open obedience CDX leg. She will be back in the obedience ring in 2012 and is training for agility and hunt tests.
  • Trudy, Grayhart's Special Reserve, shown sparingly in 2011, won 8 show points including her 2nd major, owner/breeder handled. She only needs 3 single points to finish her AKC championship. Many thanks to Pat O'Brien for his handling of Trudy to her first major and our collaborative effort to finish this lovely girl.
Trixie-Clay litter, born January 14, 2010, wasted no time making their mark in 2011:


  • Savi, Grayhart's Shear Genius,JH,NSD,NRD,CGC,V, had an exciting year. She earned her first show point in February and with limited showing, ended the year needing just one single point to finish her championship. She was a great traveler, going along for the ride to the WCA Nationals and then our trip down to the Carolina's for the Southern Futurity/Maturity and visiting with Debbie and Jessica.
  • At the WCA Southern Futurity, Savi, handled by Carissa Shimpano, came in 2nd place in her futurity class. Then, at the Greater Charleston Weimaraner Club Supported Entry show, owner/breeder handled, Savi won a 5-pt major from the Bred-By-Exhibitor class and went on to go Best of Winners!
  • At the last show weekend of the year, at the Lehigh KC show, Savi was Winner's Bitch for 2-pts and the next day at the Delaware Water Gap KC show, Savi was Winner's Bitch and Best of Winners for a 3-point major!
  • Savi earned her NRD, Novice Retrieving Dog title and her WCA Versatility "V" title.
  • Savi was a terrific ambassador for the Weimaraner breed at the AKC Meet the Breeds in New York City. She also helped out at a number of Tri-State Weimaraner Rescue events, helping to raise money and educate people on the breed.
  • Supermodel Savi followed in the Grayhart tradition and her Swiffer ad was spotted in many nationally circulated magazines and she was a hit as part of the Gap Kid's I Want Candy, holiday ad campaign. She also worked with Trixie on the Tiffany shoot.
  • Savi will be very active in 2012, training for her agility and obedience debuts as well as training for her Senior Hunter title and Delta Therapy Dog certification.

  • Bravo, New GCH Grayhart Crescent's Bravo,CGC, had an exciting year in the show ring, completing his championship title at just 14 months of age and finishing his Grand Champion title just two month later, earning multiple Best of Breed wins. He also earned Specialty Select Dog and Awards of Merit. Selectively specialed in 2011, Bravo finished the year ranked #22 among all Weims nationwide. Bravo will be out in the show ring in 2012.
  • With no formal training, GCH Bravo earned his Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certificate.

  • Bliss, Grayhart's Launch My Line, made the trip down from Alaska to the 2011 WCA Nationals in Ohio and made us proud, placing in every class she was shown in. She will work towards her show championship in 2012.

I hope that I haven't forgotten anyone but as you can see, it was a busy year. You can check the archives of our blogs, the main one, for Trixie and all our Grayhart pups, and the ones dedicated specifically to each of our dogs and we will continue to publish updates to share all the news and fun happenings as well as the Grayhart website.

It was great fun spending time with the pups and their owners, as well as old and new friends at shows. We also enjoyed running and chairing the Garden State Weimaraner Club Hunt Test and volunteering for Tri-State Weimaraner Rescue.
2011

I have been remiss in keeping this page updated but you can always check our blog for the latest news!
Sept 4th:
  • Sky, Grayhart Lightfoot Early Morning Rain,RN, JH, TD, CGC, V, is Winner's Bitch & Best of Winners at the Raleigh Kennel Club show for her 11th show point.

Sept 3rd:
  • Savi, Grayhart's Shear Genius, JH,NSD,CGC, is Winner's Bitch at the Newton Kennel Club show for her 7th show point.

Aug 14th:
  • NEW AKC CHAMPION! Congratulations to Jessica for finishing Mia-belle, (Zeke x Trixie), now CH Grayhart's Special Request, CD,RA,NSD,V.  This also gives Mia-belle her "V", WCA Versatile title.
  • NEW BROM! Trixie has qualified for her BROM, WCA Breed Register of Merit.

July 2011 WCA Regional Southern Futurity/Maturity Weekend in Greenville, SC:

  • Savi, Grayhart's Shear Genius, JH,NSD,CGC, is 2nd place Intermediate Futurity Bitch!
  • SUPPORTED ENTRY MAJOR!  Savi wins a 5-point major from the Bred-By-Exhibitor class, going Winner's Bitch and Best of Winners at the Greater Charleston Weimaraner Club Supported Entry at the Spartanburg Kennel Club Show during the WCA Regional Southern Futurity/Maturity weekend!!!
  • Jam, CH Grayhart's Purple Haze, CD,JH,OA,OAJ,NSD,VX, owner/breeder handled, receives an Award of Merit over multiple group winning specials at the Greater Charleston Weimaraner Club supported entry show at the Hendersonville Kennel Club show during the WCA Southern Futurity/Maturity Regional show weekend in Greenville, SC. 
July 24th:
  • NEW OAJ TITLE! At the Tarheel Weimaraner Club Agility trial in Sanford, NC, Jam completed her Open Agility Jumpers (OAJ) title and earned her 1st Excellent Standard leg, both with 3rd places. 
  • She won the Tarheel Weimaraner Club High Combined Award!

July 8TH:
  • BRAVO WINS BEST DOG IN WESTERN FUTURITY! Bravo, GCH Grayhart Crescent's Bravo, handled by Keith Pautz, won the Intermediate Dog class at the WCA Western Futurity and then went on to win Best Dog in Futurity!!! The show was in Ventura, CA under Judge Virginia Lyne.

Feb 10th:
  • Jam, CH Grayhart's Purple Haze, JH,NA,NAJ,NSD,V,CGC, first time out as a special & owner/breeder handled, awarded Grand Champion Select at the Big Apple Sporting Society show.

Jan 29th & 30th:
  • Bravo, Grayhart Crescent's Bravo, goes Winner's Dog & Best of Winners two days in a row at the benched Golden Gate Kennel Club shows handled by Keith Pautz. 

Jan 28th:
  • SPECIALTY MAJOR!  Mia-belle Grayhart's Special Request,CD,RA,NSD, (Zeke x Trixie), went Winner's Bitch for a 4-point SPECIALTY MAJOR, owner handled, at the Greater Charleston Weimaraner Club Specialty show in South Carolina. 

2010 - The Year in Review

Bliss, Grayhart's Launch My Line, our beautiful Alaskan princess.

2010 was a busy year full of family, friends and of course, Weims. We couldn't have imagined all the fun times and successes brought by the Grayhart dogs and their dedicated owners.  A highlight of the year was the Weimaraner Club of America National Specialty in May, in Gettysburg, PA, where every dog we had placed or won their classes in multiple venues and the wonderful time we spent with friends from all over the country.  Truly a time to be proud of our dogs. The AKC also welcomed us into their Breeder of Merit Program.

Last year was not all good times and we suffered a devastating loss, losing our beloved Wotan but we cherish the wonderful memories and time we shared with him.
We are grateful for all the support of our wonderful puppy people who give our pups the best homes possible.
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We hope 2011 will bring everyone good health, happiness and prosperity.
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Highlights of 2010:
Trixie-Parker pups born May 28, 2008, were busy in 2010:
  • Marshall, CH Grayhart's In from the Storm, owner by Laura Roehrich, placed 3rd in the WCA Maturity at the WCA Nationals in May. Marshall is now training for his CD and JH.
  • Jam, CH Grayhart's Purple Haze, JH, NA,NAJ,NSD,CGC,V, had an extremely busy year in multiple venues, earning titles and qualifying legs. She completed her AKC Championship, with a dual effort by me and Steve Lane, Parker's owner/breeder, who did an awesome job handling Jam to her majors. Jam finished both Novice Agility (NA) and Novice Agility Jumpers with Weaves (JWW) titles, all legs with placements, including many 1st places. These titles gave Jam the necessary requirements to earn her WCA "V", Versatile title. Additionally,  Jam also earned her 1st Senior Hunter leg and 1st obedience Companion Dog, (CD) leg. She continued to train in obedience, agility and field work and will do the same in 2011 as well as begin her career as a mother, with breeding plans for mid-end of 2011.
  • Jam continued to model and act, doing shoots for a TV pilot, Frontline packaging, Elle magazine, and a Vogue fashion spread.
  • Sky, Grayhart Lightfoot Early Morning Rain, JH,TD,RN,NSD,CGC,V,  received a 4th placement in the WCA Southern Maturity, and completed impressive titles, earning her TD, Tracking Dog title and earned her Rally Novice title, all legs with placements, finishing at the WCA National Specialty and earned her WCA "V", Versatile title.  She won a major going Best of Opposite and more show points, all owner handled, now having 8 points towards her AKC Championship.She continues to train in agility and is working towards her TDX.
  • Monty, Grayhart's Stone Free,JH,CGC, earned his Junior Hunter title, with top scores, all breeder handled and also passed his AKC CGC.  He is training for his Senior Hunter and conformation titles. Monty, also entered the world of modeling and did a terrific shoot for Target as well as filmed an IAMS commercial and a photo shoot for their new packaging.
  • Mia, Grayhart's American Woman, passed her AKC CGC and is training for the show ring, obedience and agility. 
  • Ranger, Grayhart's Midnight Lightening, welcomed baby brother Luke into the world and traveled to Germany for a family vacation. He'll be back in Spring to finish his show championship.
Trixie-Zeke litter, born March 23, 2009, were busy in 2010:
  • Mason, Grayhart's Daily Special, won 2 more 4-pt majors, having a total of 3,  including a Specialty Major at the Garden State Weimaraner Club Independent Specialty, going Best of Winners.  He also won the Junior Futurity dog class at the WCA Nationals!  Mason only needs 3 single points to finish his AKC championship title. We are truly thankful to Pat O'Brien, Zeke's breeder/co-owner, for his friendship and handling of Mason to these awesome wins. Owner Jen continues to train Mason in obedience and agility.
  • Jersey, Grayhart's Goin Someplace Special, JH, completed her Junior Hunter title and welcomed baby brother Bryce into the world.  Jersey continues to train for her Senior Hunter title.
  • Trudy, Grayhart's Special Reserve, who took the first half of the year off to grow up, came back to the show ring at the WCA Nationals with a bang, placing or winning in every class she was shown in, including winning a 12-18 month Specialty class and placing 2nd in her Futurity.  Trudy won 5 show points including her first major, handled by Pat O'Brien. She is also training for Rally obedience with her young junior handler.
  • Mia-belle, Grayhart's Special Request, CD,RA,NSD, had an extremely busy year, titling in multiple venues. Mia-belle made her Rally Obedience debut in January and never looked back, completing that title with placements at 11 months of age, then went on to complete her Rally Advanced, RA, title with 2-1st places and a 4th placement at 16 months old, then on to her CD, Companion Dog title, all with 1st placements and terrific scores in the 190's! Mia-belle also earned 5 show points, all owner handled, as well as a reserve to a major, handled by Pat O'Brien. She also worked on bird training and qualified for her WCA NSD, Novice Shooting Dog title.  Mia-belle will be back in the obedience and show rings in 2011.
Trixie-Clay litter, born January 14, 2010, wasted no time making their mark in 2010:
  • Savi, Grayhart's Shear Genius,JH,CGC, at only 4 months of age,did her first modeling gig for a Swiffer ad, that has been published in many top magazines including O and Self.  Young Savi earned her NSD, Novice Shooting Dog title at 8 months of age and completed her JH, Junior Hunter title at 9 1/2 months of age,  She also passed her AKC CGC test.  In August, Savi won Best Puppy in Match Show at the very large AKC Canine Experience Match Show hosted by the Suffolk County Kennel Club.  Savi will be very active in 2011, training for the show ring and making her agility and obedience debuts as well as training for her Senior Hunter title.
  • Bravo, Grayhart Crescent's Bravo, had an exciting year in the show ring, earning 9 show points including Best of Breed and Best of Opposite, all from the puppy classes, as well as a reserve to a specialty major.  He only needs his majors to finish his AKC show championship.
  • Bliss, Grayhart's Launch My Line, made her show debut in Alaska.  She will work towards her show championship in 2011.
  • Memphis, Grayhart's Million Dollar Listing, made his show debut and will continue to train and work towards his show championship.
  • Logan, Grayhart's Watch What Happens, spent much time swimming and excelled in his agility class.
Trixie, CH GraytSky's I'm Not Really A Waitress, RN,CD,OA,NAJ, V:
  • After whelping a litter of eight pups in January, Trixie got back into competition shape in time to compete at the WCA National Specialty in Agility winning the Open Standard class! She completed her Open Standard title, all with placements at all-breed trials.  Trixie also earned her 2nd CDX leg with a 4th placement at the Harrisburg KC show.
  • Trixie continued to model and filmed a TV pilot as well as starred in an IAMS commercial and a photo shoot for their new packaging..
Wotan, Windward's Standing In Motion, JH, AX, AXJ, NSD, CGC, V, my special boy, just shy of his 14th birthday, went over the Rainbow Bridge, in August.  We miss him dearly.
I hope that I haven't forgotten anyone but as you can see, it was a busy year. You can check the archives of our blogs, the main one, for Trixie and all our Grayhart pups, and the ones dedicated specifically to each of our dogs and we will continue to publish updates to share all the news and fun happenings as well as the Grayhart website.

It was great fun spending time with the pups and their owners, as well as old and new friends at shows. I especially loved being back in the field, training Jam, Savi and Monty and running them in the hunt tests.  We also enjoyed running and chairing the Garden State Weimaraner Club Hunt Test and look forward to doing it again in April.


December 2010
Dec 12th:
  • NEW COMPANION DOG TITLE!  Mia-belle, Grayhart's Special Request, RA,CD, not only picked up two more show points but finished the weekend with a 1st place in Nov A to complete her CD title.
  • Sky, Grayhart Lightfoot Early Morning Rain, JH, TD, RN,CGC, V, went WB to earn another show point.

Dec 5th:
  • NEW NOVICE AGILITY & JUMPERS TITLES!!!  Jam, Grayhart's Purple Haze, JH,NSD,CGC, double qualified at the Skyline Agility Club trial, earning her final legs in both Novice Standard (NA) & Novice Jumpers with Weaves (NAJ), with 1st places in the 24" Novice B classes.
  • NEW VERSATILE TITLE!  With the completion of her agility titles, Jam has earned the WCA Versatile "V" title!

Dec 4th:
  • Jam earns her 2nd Novice Standard agility leg with a 2nd place at the Skyline Agility Club trial.

November 2010

Nov 27th:

  • NEW CHAMPION!  Jam, now CH Grayhart's Purple Haze, JH,NSD,CGC, goes Winner's Bitch at the Northeastern Maryland Kennel Club show for a 3-pt major to finish her AKC show championship.
Nov 21st:
  • Mia-belle, Grayhart's Special Request, RA, earns her WCA NSD (Novice Shooting Dog) title!
Nov 14th:
  • Repeat performance - Mia-belle, Grayhart's Special Request, RA, earns her second Novice Obedience CD leg with a 1st place and score of 193.5!
Nov 13th:
  • Jam, Grayhart's Purple Haze, JH,NSD,CGC, handled by Steve Lane, at the Weimaraner Club of Washington, DC (WCWDC) Supported Entry at the Salisbury Maryland Kennel Club show, Jam goes Winner's Bitch and Best of Winners for a 3-pt major under Judge Howard Falberg.
  • Mia-belle, Grayhart's Special Request, RA, earns her first Novice Obedience CD leg with a 1st place and score of 193.
  • Bravo, Grayhart Crescent's Bravo, only 10 months old, goes Winner's Dog for 2 pts!  He now has 9 points towards his AKC championship and needs two majors to finish.
Nov 6th:
  • NEW JUNIOR HUNTER!  Savi, Grayhart's Shear Genius, earns her 4th JH leg to complete her title.  Savi did this in 4 straight tests with high scores in hunting, bird finding and trainability.  Now on to Senior.
October 2010

Oct 31st:
  • Jam, Grayhart's Purple Haze, JH,NSD,CGC, earns her first Senior Hunter leg at the Delaware Valley German Wirehaired Pointer AKC Hunt Test, held at the beautiful Freeland Kennel Club in Weatherly, PA.  Jam had terrific scores of 9's in trainablility and bird finding.
  • Savi, Grayhart's Shear Genius, at the same hunt test, earns two Junior Hunter legs.
  • Bravo, Grayhart Crescent's Bravo, wins two show points this weekend in California.
Oct 24th:
  • NEW NOVICE SHOOTING DOG!  Savi, Grayhart's Shear Genius, WCA NSD title earned at the combined Delaware Valley-Garden State Weimaraner Club WCA Shooting & Retrieiving Ratings.
Oct 23rd:
  • Bravo, Grayhart Crescent's Bravo, at the Sacramento Valley Weimaraner Club Specialty show,  went Best in Sweepstakes!  Then in the Specialty, under breeder judge, Cheryl Lent, Bravo won his 9-12 month class and went Reserve Winners Dog to the Specialty Major. This is the second reserve to a major Bravo has gotten.
  • NEW OPEN AGILITY !!! Trixie, GraytSky's I'm Not Really a Waitress, CD, RN,NA,NAJ, V, finsihed her OA with a 1st place!
  • Jam, Grayhart's Purple Haze, JH,NSD,CGC, earns her second Novice Jumpers with Weaves (JWW) leg with a 2nd place.
Oct 15th:

  • Trixie and Jam, put their acting hats on to be in the pilot for a new show for USA Network called A Legal Mind.
Oct 10th:
  • SPECIALTY MAJOR! Mason, Grayhart's Daily Special, (Zeke x Trixie), at the Garden State Weimaraner Club Independent Specialty Show goes Best of Opposite in Sweeps and then wins his 3rd 4 point MAJOR  going Winner's Dog and Best of Winners!
  • Jam, Grayhart's Purple Haze, JH,NSD,(Parker x Trixie), also at the GSWC Specialty, won the large Open bitch class and then went Reserve Winner's Bitch to the Specialty major. 
Oct 9th:
  • Jam, Grayhart's Purple Haze,JH,NSD, (Parker x Trixie) earning her first Novice Obedience (CD) leg with a very respectable score of 189 out of 200!
  • Bravo, Grayhart Crescent's Bravo, (Clay x Trixie), going Winner's Dog, Best of Winners and Best of Opposite over a special, for his first 2 points out of the 6-9 month class! 
Oct 3rd:
  • Jam, Grayhart's Purple Haze,JH,NSD, (Parker x Trixie), at BCDC trial, had a perfect Novice Standard run qualifying with a score of 100 and earning 1st place for her first Novice Standard agility leg. 
Oct 2nd:
  • Trixie, GraytSky's I'm Not Really a Waitress, CD, RN,NA,NAJ, V had a terrific Open Standard run that earned her a 2nd place for her 2nd Open Agility leg.

June 2010

June 7:

  • Jam, Grayhart's Purple Haze, struts her stuff for an ad campaign shot in New York's Washington Square Park for Canadian retailer, Dynamite.

June 5th:

  • Jam, Grayhart's Purple Haze, goes Best Adult in Match Show at the Ramapo Kennel Club AKC Sanctioned B Match!

May 2010

May 30th:

  • Jam, Grayhart's Purple Haze, JH, 1st place Open bitch class at the Garden State Weimaraner Club Specialty show at Plainfield Kennel Club.

May 26th:

  • Savi, Grayhart's Shear Genius, at only 4 months old, makes her modeling debut and poses for her first commercial photo shoot in New York City!  Ad to appear nationally in magazines this October.

May 23rd:

  • Mia-belle, Grayhart's Special Request, RN, won her first show point owner handled by Jessica.  Congratulations!

2010 WCA National Specialty Week May 15th - 21st, Gettysburg, PA

The Grayhart dogs had a banner week at the 2010 WCA Nationals with six of our dogs in competition in various venues, winning classes and placing in many.  Special thanks to Steve & Bonnie Lane and Pat O' Brien, as well as the owners for doing a wonderful job showcasing the dogs.   Here are the results for each dog that we are so proud of:

  • Trixie, GraytSky's I'm Not Really a Waitress, CD, RN,NA,NAJ, V, just 4 months after having pups, returned to the agility ring and won the 24 inch Open Standard classat the WCA All-breed Agility trial 12 seconds under course time!  All of her get at the Nationals either won or placed in their classes.
  • Mason, Grayhart's Daily Special, won the Junior Dog Futurity class, expertly handled by Pat O'Brien.
Mason
  • Trudy, Grayhart's Special Reserve, also handled by Pat O'Brien, had the following successes:

      • 1st place 12-18 mo class WCWDC Specialty
      • 2nd place 12-15 mo Sweeps class WCWDC Specialty
      • 2nd place Junior Bitch Futurity
      • 3rd place 12-18 mo class WCA National Specialty

  • Marshall, CH Grayhart's In From the Storm, handled by Susan Line, 3rd place Maturity Dog.
  • Sky, Grayhart Lightfoot Early Morning Rain, JH, TD, CGC, V, new Rally Novice Title!  Sky completed her Rally Novice title at the WCWDC Specialty with a 3rd place and then went back the next day for her bumper leg and earned 1st place at the WCA National Specialty Trial in the Rally Novice class!
  • Jam, Grayhart's Purple Haze, JH, CGC, ran nonstop, competing in the hunt test (Senior Hunter), agility and obedience trials with me and show where she was handled by Steve Lane.  Jam's successes:
    • 3rd place in the 24 inch Novice Agility Jumpers with Weaves (JWW) for her first leg at the WCA Weim Only Agility trial.
    • 4th place Open Bitch class WCWDC Specialty
    • 4th place 18-24 mo Sweeps class WCWDC Specialty
    • 3rd place Open bitch WCA National Specialty
  • Memphis, Grayhart's Million Dollar Listing, at only 4 months of age, attended the Novice Field Day, a hands on seminar introducing dogs to birds and learning about training gun dogs, hunt tests and field trials.
I also had the honor of speaking at the WCA Banquet and introducing our special guest legislative speaker, Phil Guidry, Legislative Analyst, AKC Government Relations Department.  There were over 200 people in attendance and Phil's presentation was very well received.

We also attended an excellent Breeder's Education seminar entitled "Whelp Help" along with a talk by Dr. Noa Safra, from UC Davis on the updates regarding the HOD Study and HUU in Weimaraners.

May 9th:

  • Jam, Grayhart's Purple Haze, 1st place Open bitch at the DelVal Weim Club Specialty Show at Trenton Kennel Club.

April 2010

April 24th:

  • Monty, Grayhart's Stone Free, new JH! Monty earned his last required leg to finish his Junior Hunter title at the Eastern German Shorthair Pointer Club hunt test on Saturday at Buttonwood Preserve in NJ. He was handled and has been trained by me, his breeder and is a joy to run. 
  • This is Junior Hunter #3 for the Trixie x Parker litter, and #4 for dam Trixie.

April 18th:

  • Futurity & Maturity Placements!
  • Mia-belle, Grayhart's Special Request, RN and Sky, Grayhart Lightfoot Early Morning Rain, JH,TD, NSD, CGC,V, both earned 4th placements in the WCA Southern Futurity and Maturity respectively. Both girls were owner handled and beat out professional handlers for their spots. We are very proud of them.

April 17th:

  • Mason, Grayhart's Daily Special, went Winner's Dog and Best of Winners for a 4-point major today at the Harrisburg Kennel Club show under Judge Virginia Murray. Mason was expertly handled by Pat O'Brien, owner/breeder of Mason's sire, Zeke.

April 11th:

  • Jersey, Grayhart's Goin Someplace Special, not even 13 months old, earned the last two legs to complete her Junior Hunter title this weekend at the Hunt Test in Munfordville, KY. Jersey is handled by Rachel's mother, Liz Paxson. Jersey is the first Zeke-Trixie pup to earn a hunting title and the third Trixie pup to do so. Jersey will now go back to the field and train for Senior.

March 2010

  • Marshall, CH Grayhart's In From the Storm, (Parker x Trixie) went Best of Opposite at a show in Kansas.
  • Mason, Grayhart's Daily Special, (Zeke x Trixie) went Reserve to a Major, at a show in Maryland.
  • Sky, Grayhart Lightfoot Earl Morning Rain, JH, TD, CGC, V, (Parker x Trixie) won Best Bitch in Sweepstakes at a Specialty in Raleigh, NC, earned her first two Novice Rally legs going First Place for one of them and earned her WCA Versatility title!
  • Mia-belle, Grayhart's Special Request, (Zeke x Trixie) keeps improving with her owner/handler showing her and placed 2nd in class at the Specialty show in Raleigh.
  • Jam, Grayhart's Purple Haze, JH, CGC, (Parker x Trixie), earned her 5th show point in Edison, NJ going Winner's Bitch handled by me.
Well done and congrats to all the owners, handlers and dogs!

February 2010

February 20th:

  • New Rally Novice title with a 2nd place for Mia-belle! Congrats to owner, Jessica Scharff for her terrific job training Mia-belle, who is only 11 months old.  Mia-belle is our first Trixie-Zeke pups to earn an AKC title.

February 4th & 5th:

  • Jam earns 2 points going Winner's Bitch at the Sand and Sea Kennel Club Shows! Thank you to Steve Lane, owner of Jam's sire, for doing a beautiful job handling Jam to these wins.

January 2010

January 31st:

  • Mia-belle, Grayhart's Special Request, at only 10 months of age, with owner Jessica, qualified for their 2nd Rally Novice leg.

January 30th:

  • 4 pt Major/Bow/BOS! Congratulations to owner/handler, Debbie Moody, for showing Sky, Grayhart Lightfoot Early Morning Rain, JH, TD, to her first major win worth 4 pts, under judge Patricia Laurens at the Charleston Kennel Club show in South Carolina. Not only did Sky go Winner's Bitch, she went Best of Winners and Best of Opposite over four bitch specials. Daddy Parker, BISS CH Hibourne's It's All About Me, won Best of Breed. This win gives Sky the points needed to earn her Weimaraner Club of America "V", Versatile title.
  • Mia-belle, Grayhart's Special Request, at only 10 months of age, with owner Jessica, qualified for their first Rally Novice leg with a  192.

January 24th:

  • NEW TD!  Debbie Moody and Sky, Grayhart Lightfoot Early Morning Rain, JH, NSD, CGC, for earned their AKC Tracking Dog (TD) title at the Tarheel Weimaraner Club's TD/TDX test held in Alton, VA.

January 14th:

  • Trixie and Clay, Multiple Best in Show CH Bzyfeet American Idol, puppies born!!! 
  • 5 boys and 3 girls      Check    Trixie's blog  to see the puppies

2009 Grayhart Year in Review:

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.

Trixie:

  • 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.

December 2009

Hot off the newsstand, Jam appears in the January 2010 issue of Vanity Fair magazine with Twilight actress, Anna Kendrick.

 

Trixie's pregnancy confirmed by ultrasound!  Puppies due January 14, 2010.

November 2009

Thanksgiving Day, Trixie, draped in cashmere sweaters, is featured on the Banana Repbulic website, in a promotion for their day after Thanksgiving sale. Photo by Richard Phibbs.

 

Trixie has been bred to Clay, BIS/BISS CH Bzyfeet American Idol, and we hope to have puppies due mid-January. Trixie and Clay 2010  for more information and pedigree.

Jam, Grayhart's Purple Haze, earns her Junior Hunter title at the Nutmeg Weimaraner Club Hunt Test! 

 

October 2009

October 24th & 25th exciting hunt test weekend with Jam at a hunt test in NY, earning two more Junior Hunter legs and Jersey, in Kentucky, at only 7 months old, qualifying for two Junior Hunter legs!!!

Mason, Grayhart's Daily Special, 6 1/2 months old, makes his show debut, handled by Pat Obrien and wins big, going Best of Winners for a 4-point major!

 

September 2009

Jam earns her first Junior Hunter leg!  One down three to go for the title.

Jersey, Grayhart's Goin Someplace Special, (Trixie/Zeke), makes her show debut at 6 months and wins back-to-back shows for 2 points all owner handled!

Jam, Grayhart's Purple Haze, earns her NSD (Novice Shooting Dog) title at the Garden State Weimaraner Club's WCA Ratings Test.

Our special man, Wotan, Windwards's Standing in Motion, JH, AX,AXJ, NSD,V, celebrates his 13th birthday!!!

Sky, Grayhart Lightfoot Early Morning Rain, JH, shown by owner Debbie Moody, took 4th place in the Junior class at the Weimaraner Club of America Central Futurity!

August 2009

We are thrilled to announce that Marshall, Grayhart's In From the Storm finished his AKC Champion title  winning a 5-point major under judge Robert Slay. This is a huge accomplishment and we are extremely proud of Marshall's owner, Laura Roehrich, who handled Marshall to all of his wins, finishing him at the young age of 15 months, with three major wins. Marshall is our first home bred champion and both Trixie and Parker's first champion.

Jam earns her AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certificate!

June 2009

Jam, Grayhart's Purple Haze, wins her first show point.

Marshall, Grayhart's In From the Storm, goes BOW for two 4-pt majors in one long weekend at the MN show circuit, owner handled.  Congrats to Laura & Marshall!

Sky, Grayhart Lightfoot Early Morning Rain, passes her CGC (Canine Good Citizen) test.

May 2009

 Trixie completed her Novice Agility Jumpers (NAJ) title with a 3rd place, less than 10 weeks after whelping her litter of 7 puppies! Trixie was on fire and ran the jumpers with weaves course in 24 seconds, a full 12 seconds under the course time.  On to compete in Open Standard and Open Jumpers.

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 exptertly 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.

Marshall, Grayhart's In From the Storm, go Best of Winners for 2 points!

April 2009

Congratulation to Laura as Marshall goes Best of Winners for 1 point at the Hutchinson Kennel Club show.

March 2009

Trixie delivers seven beautiful puppies, 2 boys and 5 girls, sired by Zeke, CH OB's 38 Special.

Sky, Grayhart Lightfoot Early Morning Rain, NSD, completes her AKC Junior Hunter title at nine months of age!   Congratulations to Sky and Debbie for this awesome accomplishment!  Sky will now begin training for her Senior Hunter title.

Monty, Grayhart's Stone Free, earns his AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy certification!  Way to go Cathy and Monty!

Marshall, Grayhart's In From the Storm, wins his first show point going Winner's Dog, Best of Winners and Best of Opposite, at a show in Columbia, Missouri.  Congratulations to Marshall and Laura for doing such a fine job handling her boy!

February 2009

Trixie awarded the WCA Versatile Ratings title.

Trixie's pregnancy is confirmed via ultrasound! Puppies  due March 22nd!

Sky, Grayhart Lightfoot Early Morning Rain earns her 3rd Junior Hunter leg!

Marshall, Grayhart's In From the Storm, made his show debut at the St. Joseph Kennel Club show in MO and went Reserve Winner Dog to a 4-pt major from the puppy class!  What a nice way to kickoff what I'm sure will be a successfull show career for Laura and Marshall.

 

January 2009

Sky, Grayhart Lightfoot Early Morning Rain gets her first show points and goes Best of Breed both Saturday and Sunday at the Clemson KC show in SC.  Huge congratulations to Debbie for showing Sky to this win.

December 2008

Trixie qualifies in Open A obedience at the Lehigh Kennel Club show to earn her first CDX leg!

Congratulations to Debbie and Sky, Grayhart Lightfoot Early Morning Rain, out of our Trixie/Parker litter for earning her first Junior Hunter leg at only six months and one week of age!!!

November 2008

Trixie resumed her modelling career with a photoshoot for Comcast.  Look for her in Comcast print ads, direct mail pieces and on their website.

October 2008

Wotan's modeling career in high gear as part of the Polo Ralph Lauren team!  Check out Weims in Print

Agility News:  Wotan earns his Excellent Agility (AX) title with a third place!

Trixie  earns her Novice Standard Agility (NA) title with a second place!  Trixie double q'd both days of the Skyline Agility Club trial, placing 4 out of 4 runs with one 1st and three 2nd places!

Trixie earns her Rally Novice (RN) title in one weekend, qualifying in three straight trials, all with 2nd places!

September 2008

Wotan earns his Excellent Agility Jumpers (AXJ) title with a First Place on 9/27 at the BCDC trial!!!  Just amazing for a 12 year old!  He was the only dog is his class to qualify.

Jam wins Best Puppy in Match!!!

August 2008

Jam, our newest addition has her own page.  All of the other pups from our litter have settled in beautifully with their new families.  See updates on our blog.

July 2008

Wotan, our agility star qualifies for another Excellent A Standard agility leg with a 2nd place!

Make me a supermodel!  Wotan and two of our pups are hired for different Ralph Lauren photo shoots.

May 2008

Puppies have arrived!  Three girls and three boys born May 28th!

New Blogs have been created for Trixie  and her future puppies and Wotan gets his own too!

Agility News from Mother's Day Weekend:  

Wotan thrilled the crowd at the PCNUT Agility Trial by winning the 24" Excellent A Jumpers with Weaves class and was the only dog to qualify on this challenging course.  He also ran a beautiful Exc A Standard course earning 2nd place!  Not bad for my boy who will turn 12 in September.  See Wotan's winning agility run.

 Zoe's Target commercial has been added to her page for easy viewing.

 

April 2008

Exciting news - Trixie is pregnant!  Her pregnancy has been confirmed via ultrasound and pups are due May 29th!  See Puppies for more information on Trixie's litter.

 

March 2008

Just published, a new book called Eco Dog, features two terrific pictures of Trixie.  These were taken at a photo shoot last summer and we have been waiting to see the final product.  You can  see the photos at Weims in Print.

Our first agility trial of the year, and Trixie qualified for her first Novice Standard leg earning 2nd place!  This agility-star-in-the-making was a crowd pleaser with her high drive, solid contacts and obvious love of the sport.  See Trixie's action pictures from this trial at Trixie - Agility in Motion.

 

February 2008

Trixie finished her CD at the Walkill Kennel Club show!  Now, we will concentrate on agility while she masters the advanced obedience skills needed for the Open obedience class.