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Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Barrett Collective newsletter. We’re sending this to folks who own Barrett, BaseCamp, or L&L bred and/or sired Weimaraners. (And also friends who have opted in.) We’ll try to send this out on a quarterly basis. Starting with the Autumn Equinox. On that note, happy fall!!!
History. Barrett Weimaraners was established in 2009 with our first Weimaraner. Fun fact: We purchased “Britta” for $600 after responding to an ad for Weimaraner puppies in the Pennysaver. Her breeder was a nice lady who wrote up the puppy contract on a blank piece of paper, and promised to send us AKC papers later, once she got them. Ten years later, we’re still waiting for them to arrive. It was Britta’s severe separation anxiety and other “special needs” that sparked our desire to own and produce better-bred Weimaraners. In 2018, Erin Smith had her first litter under “BaseCamp Weimaraners” with her 2014 Torque x Friday kid, “LadyBug,” and earlier this year, Brent Saxton had his first litter under “L&L Weimaraners” with his 2016 Boulder x Seren kid, “Elleven.” Welcome to the Barrett Collective, Erin and Brent!!!
Barrett News. A complete index of latest news can be viewed, here. In summary, we’ve done a lot of traveling (as of this writing, we’ve taken 27 road trips this year), we’ve had a gaggle of litters [see also: we live in the country now; the husband is retired and the wife doesn’t have to go into the office anymore], and we’re up to our eyeballs in dogs of all ages (yeah, that was inevitable). Tonight’s brood ages range from seven weeks to eleven years. Add to that a horse, some chicken, pigeons, and cats, it’s a busy ranch life, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.
The Older Kids. If you own a puppy out of one of our 2013, 2014, 2015, or 2016 litters (we didn’t have any litters in 2017), we probably haven’t heard from you in awhile, so please drop us a note to say hello!!! We’d love to know how you’re doing these days. Our Boulder from the 2013 Max x Friday is still in New Mexico, living full time with Terry Chandler of Rugerheim Kennels. He’s hard at work running the AKC Field Trial circuit. We’ll be seeing him again sometime this season.
The Younger Kids. Those of you who own puppies out of our 2018 or 2019 litters; feel free to send us updates as well!!! Apologies in advance for being slow to respond. I’ll try to be better while I have a lull in my travel schedule.
Social Media. Our presence online is mostly shared on our Trailing Friday facebook page at www.facebook.com.trailingfriday. From time to time, we are also on Instagram at @KimBrunelli. Photos of Barrett dogs are tagged with #barrettweimaraners. If you have a Facebook account, please feel free to friend me personally; www.facebook.com/kimburnell. That way, I can invite you into our Facebook group for owners of the Barrett Collective dogs. It’s a good place to share photos and updates on your Weimaraner(s), and also connect with other owners for puppy play dates, meetups, training advice, babysitting trades, etc.
Calendar. Need to find us?! Check here to see where we are. The calendar is currently populated through December 2019. Note that it changes almost daily. 🙂
Future Plans. We have a handful of young, promising dogs to grow out. 2020 will find us evaluating their potential to see if we’ve met the objectives for which they were bred. We expect to be on the road a lot, both at dog shows, field trials, and other dog-related events. We’ll holler if we’re passing through your area; let’s meet up!!!
In the meantime, thank you for reading this newsletter, loving your dogs, and for having us as part of your extended family. Wishing you and yours a happy Autumn season. Cheers!!!