In collaboration with Rugerheim Kennels in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Barrett Weimaraners is pleased to announce an upcoming litter with Pax and Luna. It is still too early to confirm that Luna is pregnant, but if she is, puppies are expected over Labor Day Weekend and will go home in late October/early November. An ultrasound to confirm pregnancy will be conducted at the end of July.
The purpose of this breeding is to produce puppies that will grow up to have their mom’s bird drive and their dad’s extreme hunting range. The best puppies out of this litter will become field trial prospect dogs, and the others will be placed in casual hunting homes. Active and/or Weimaraner-experienced companion homes will also be considered pending aptitude testing at seven weeks of age. Prospective families may fill out a questionnaire here to be considered for a puppy out of this litter.
Luna (our keeper from the 2015 Bo x Mika litter) is on the smaller end of the breed standard. From a hunting perspective, Luna is a dark colored medium range gun dog with good ground speed, an excellent nose, and reliable retrieve. Luna is also a natural water dog and will happily swim anywhere she’s sent. At home, Luna is an easy keeper. She’s not much of a barker, quiet in her crate, and gets along with everyone in the pack. Luna is also happy to provide pawtographs to anyone who wants them; After being hired by Hollywood bigwigs to appear in a television miniseries with Cuba Gooding Jr., Luna now thinks she’s hot stuff. LOL. Luna’s litter will be bred for hunting ability.
Pax (2019 Echo x Gracie) was bred to be a field trial powerhouse. As a youngster, Pax lived with Mark and Kim Urbani in Central California and was given a proper start with basic training and socialization. As a juvenile dog, he went on to stay with Terry Chandler of Rugerheim Kennels and participated in the 2020 Field Trial Summer Camp program. It was there that he made big strides in his training, and made the cut for the Autumn season. By November, Pax had learned to hunt with extreme range and intensity… earning himself both a Second Place Ribbon and a Third Place Ribbon at both regional and national level Field Trial events. In May, he came back to Barrett HQ for a hot minute to participate in his Show Futurity and earned a Third Place ribbon in his class. This also makes him the fourth Barrett-bred dog to earn a Futurity placement on both sides, field and show. !!! Next up: Getting steadied up for adult field trial stakes.
Health clearances for Luna: Hips: OFA EXCELLENT, Elbows: OFA NORMAL, Thyroid: OFA NORMAL, Eyes: OFA NORMAL, HUU: N/HU, HYM: N/N, SD: N/N
Health clearances for Pax: Hips: OFA Prelim EXCELLENT (Final OFA has not been completed due to COVID), Thyroid: OFA NORMAL, Eyes: OFA NORMAL, HUU: N/N, HYM: N/N, SD: N/N
Pax at his Show Futurity
Not just huntin’ dawgs, Luna’s puppies from last year are now making their way through the show circuit – at left is Tatum and at right is Zara
Zara (2020 King x Luna) on the move
Zara as a puppy
Puppies from Luna’s 2020 litter arrived on the afternoon of August 6th
As a litter, they tested out very well on birds
This is me with baby Luna around February 2017 at a field trial. She was about six months old in this photo.
Another photo out on the training grounds.
Baby Luna at home.
Every now and then, Barry and I would take one of our dogs with us to dinner in town. This is at a local Italian restaurant. Luna is always well-behaved when we take her out and about.
Luna’s first litter arrived in Summer 2018. This was the first litter we raised in our Cedar City, Utah house. (The 2020 litter was raised in our Tehachapi, California house.)