The below-listed Weimaraners are my personal dogs and, when they’re not on the road in training, they live with me in my home. As of this writing, there are five of them on the books.
Britta | Barrett’s Master of the House – Age 10
DOB: March 17, 2009
Britta (Unidentified Sperm Donor x Nobody Knows) is nine. Britta is a Weimaraner. Maybe. No one really knows. The truth is, she was purchased from a newspaper ad and the “breeder” promised to send the AKC registration in the mail. This was long before we knew how to properly buy a dog. Of course, the papers never came. (A few months later, the phone was disconnected.) But she looks, walks, and talks like a Weimaraner, so we’re sticking to it! Britta is spayed. She has no offspring. Her tail’s too long. Her coat’s too short. She has a good dose of anxiety and broke a tooth once eating her crate. We’re also on kitchen door # 2 because once upon a time, she ran through kitchen door # 1 at full speed. But she is our resident queen and has no problem taking the Auntie Britta role when it comes to raising Friday’s babies. She’ll also play with them, because, you know, Friday is too snotty to entertain her own children. #truestory Seriously though, this is the lady that hooked us into the breed, and the first-born will always hold a special place in our hearts. These days, Britta spends a lot of time sleeping. And being cold. And NOT peeing when it’s wet outside. If anyone here isn’t excited about our move to Utah, it’s this one. She’s a sunshine girl, and gray weather makes her chilly. When not angling for popcorn, she takes her role of FUN POLICE very, very seriously, and patrols the house like the boss she is. Under her watch, puppies are not allowed to come up from behind, steal food out of the bowl, jump up on the sofa, or play with whatever toy she happens to have. In other words, she’s the mean aunt that no one wants to be sent to for babysitting, but you bet that when they are, they magically have a greater level of respect for elders.
Friday | GCH Axel’s Reiteralm n’ Gun Run Gal Friday JH – Age 10
DOB:August 15, 2008
Friday (Reiteralm Axel x Smokey City Veba) is ten. She’s retired. She also DEMANDS to be fed at 7:00 AM, and again at 2:00 PM. But we make her wait for dinner until 6:00 PM. And when she isn’t avoiding younger dogs or nooking the crap out of every blanket we own, she’s napping. These days, she puts herself to bed in the master bedroom at 8:00 PM. Every night… regardless of whether or not the rest of us are ready. The girl has my heart and we spend a few minutes snuggling together every morning before we face the day.
Background: Friday is the matriarch of the Barrett family and came to me from the estate of Virginia Alexander. Friday is also the little devil who is responsible for luring me into Weimaraner competition. [The back-story is that I was just looking for another pet and sister for Britta, and I somehow got talked into taking Friday on the condition that I showed her and then considered breeding her.] In three litters, Friday has blessed me with 23 beautiful puppies that have or will grow up to be just as special as she is. Nowaways, she’s retired and enjoys sunbathing on the deck outside, or snoozing on the sofa while waiting for her next meal. In her spare time, she’s writing a letter to Congress to lobby for a change in standardized dinner-time from 6:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Friday is my heart dog; I can’t begin to tell you how hard I love her, but that’s another story for another day. In the meantime, let me just state for the record that I will forever be thankful to Holly McKnight and Anne Taguchi for allowing my gal Friday to come live with me, and also to Louise Brady, for gracefully handling and finishing Friday’s show career. Friday’s pedigree can be viewed here.
Boulder | BIM GCH CH Knight n’ Barrett’s Pioneer Mountain Man – Age 6
DOB: June 2, 2013
Career highlights: Best Dog at 2016 WCA Western Maturity, First Place Senior Futurity Dog at 2015 WCA Western Show Futurity, Third Place at 2015 WCA National Field Futurity.
BoulderMan (Camelot Max x Reiteralm Friday) was my Pick Dog out of the 2013 Max x Friday litter. From the time he was four weeks old, I knew this kid was special. In 2014, he earned his show Championship with three Majors in just six weekends out. A day shy of his first birthday, Boulder went off to Summer Camp with Terry Chandler, Sr. In May 2015, Boulder came home for awhile to make an appearance at his show Futurity. One week before his second birthday, he picked up his first BEST OF BREED ribbon at the Mission Circuit under Judge Clay Coady. In July 2015 Boulder earned his bench Grand Championship as well the First Place Senior Futurity Dog ribbon at the Western Futurity and Maturity in Portland, Oregon. In August 2015, with six breed wins under his belt in 2.5 months, Canine Chronicle had him listed as the #18 show Weimaraner. In September 2015 Boulder was ranked # 5 on the WCA Continuous Derby list, and then in December 2015, Boulder picked up a nice Third Place ribbon at the WCA National Field Futurity in Ardmore, OK. In July 2016, Boulder WON the 2016 WCA Western Best Dog in Maturity ribbon. In September 2017, Boulder earned a very nice Second Place ribbon in the Open Gun Dog class (with 23 starters) at the Sahuaro Brittany Club Field Trial. This was only his second weekend out as a broke dog! Boulder is owned and loved by me when he is at home. At the shows, he is exclusively handled by Robert Scott. When on the road running the field trial circuit, he’s on the Rugerheim string.
Note: Boulder is currently on the road with Terry Chandler/Rugerheim Kennels. We expect to see him again this Fall on the field trial circuit. Boulder has his own page here, and his pedigree can be viewed here.
Luna | Touchstone n’ Barrett’s Autobot Moonracer JH NAVHDA NA PRIZE 1 (112) – Age 3
DOB: August 8, 2015
LunaBot (2015 Erbenhof SnS Bo x Southpaw Mika) was Purple Girl out of the 2015 Project Mika Autobot litter. As a puppy, Luna was invited by Fox Studios to shoot a scene in a television mini-series, and in February, we caught a glimpse of her onscreen in the final episode of “American Crime Story,” featuring Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson. (We also met Mr. Gooding, and can say with certainty that he’s a very, very nice guy.) In December 2015, Luna traveled over 2,500 miles (with littermate brother Turbo) to see her biological dad (2xNFC/FC ERBENHOF SnS BOOGIE WOOGIE BO) compete in Ardmore, OK at the 2015 WCA NAtional Field Trial. In April 2016, while still under the care of Carlos and Jana, Luna earned a perfect score in her NAVHDA Natural Ability test with Carlos.
Three years later, she’s still here, and as of this summer, upgraded to “member of the permanent pack.” I don’t know what it is about that girl, but I love her. And at this point, she’s 100% mine, and staying with me forever. You’d have to pry her out of my cold, dead hands. Luna also raised her first litter in Summer 2018. Luna’s pedigree can be viewed here.
Mango | CH Smokey Topaz n’ Barrett’s Santa Margarita Peak – Age 2
DOB: May 1, 2017
The latest addition to the Barrett gang, Mango (2017 Boulder x Smokey Topaz Lenka) was my stud fee puppy out of Jim and Debbie Ebert’s 2017 Boulder x Lenka Mountain Peak Nine litter. In Autumn 2018, Mango earned her Show/Bench Championship title this year at the Black Mountain Kennel Club shows in Nevada. It’s true, Barry and I are a happily married couple, but ask ANYONE, and they can tell you without hesitation that Mango (and Britta) are “Barry’s dogs.” LOL!!! Barry can also be heard saying, “I picked her” anytime anyone says Mango achieved anything worth noting… For example, “RWB at the Winter Specialty, Major # 1, Major # 2, Major # 3, natural point on birds, counter surfer extraordinaire, popcorn enthusiast, bed hog, pillow thief, etc.” In Winter 2019, Mango participated in the 7th Running of the National Weimaraner Association’s Derby stake in Conway, Arkansas. Two weeks later, she earned a Placement at the GSPC of Las Cruces’ Field Trial. Up next: Raising a litter of puppies and getting back in shape for the Autumn Hunt Test scene.
… The Kids …
As a breeder, there are always a few youngsters “on the books” who are here for evaluation, training, and competing.
The below-listed Weimaraners are either currently owned by Barrett Weimaraners in the spirit of giving them a chance to “show us what they’ve got.” Got starry eyes and lookin’ fantastic show ring? A home where he can continue his show career is where he ultimately belongs. Got thunder thighs and an incredible nose? A field trial home is probably where she’ll end up. Got the “it” factor and too good to go anywhere? Well, that one will probably stay here indefinitely. Until that time comes, we’re committed to taking care of these kids, growing them out, and seeing what they’re made of. Serious inquiries to have one of these dogs live with you are welcome.
Even Steven | Trax Even Steven, field pointed – Age 2
DOB: November 26, 2016
Steven (Trax Jackson x Trax Feist) is my other young boy from Shirley/Trax Weimaraners. I knew immediately that when I saw his mother, Feist, running at the field trials that someday, I wanted to own one of her kids. I spent the next year pretty much BEGGING Shirley Nilsson in Canada for one of these puppies, and eventually, down came Steven!!! Spring 2017 found us many-a-times at the local Prado Regional Park swimming in the pond (this kid’s a natural swimmer), or training with birds in one of the fields. In September 2017, Steven made his Field Trial debut and came home with a Third Place ribbon in Open Puppy from the Sahuaro Brittany Club, and a Fourth Place ribbon in Open Puppy from the Desert GSP Club. Two months later, he WON the Open Puppy stake at the Las Cruces field trial. Yay Steven!!! In December 2017, Steven made an appearance in the Open Puppy stake at the WCA National Field Trial in Ardmore, Oklahoma. He had a great time, but fell out of the ribbons. In 2018 at the WCA Field Futurity, he had an amazing run but, unfortunately, went birdless.
Steven is currently on the road with Terry Chandler/Rugerheim Kennels. We expect to see him again this winter and spring on the field trial circuit.
Fizz | Boogie Woogie Pop Ovuh’ Ice – Age 11 months
DOB: July 26, 2018
Introducing… FIZZ!!! (2018 Erbenhof SnS Bo x Luna) Fizz was the “unexpected” keeper out of this litter. At just a few days old, he was the one who constantly whined about having a feeding tube shoved down his throat. What was initially believed to be “geez, this kid’s whiny,” turned into, “man, this is a dude who knows what he likes!!!” He’s a fast little buggar, has the personality of a clown, fierce in all he does, and otherwise shows all the signs of becoming a great field trial dog one day. Just like his daddy.
Last updated: June 2019