Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Exciting Litter News! Jam & Chaz are expecting!

Our fabulous and talented Jam has been confirmed pregnant via ultrasound and is due December 18th. Chaz is a Best in Futurity winner (2011) and was also Best in Maturity at the 2012 WCA National Specialty.  He is a proven producer of champions and multiple Best of Breed winners but most importantly, has passed on his amazing temperament and good health. All health clearances have been completed with passing grades for both Jam and Chaz, with CHIC numbers received. 

I have had the pleasure of spending a great deal of time with Chaz, at both dog shows and as a guest at his home, with his mother and daughter, all with wonderful temperaments.  Chaz is friendly, sweet and although has not competed or trained in performance venues, is biddable and smart.  Chaz has a gorgeous front assembly and typey build and we are hopeful that with Jam, will produce beautiful puppies.  Puppies from Jam's first two litters are already making their mark in the show ring, with major wins, at hunt tests earning JH legs, a tracking title, and training for agility.

We have decided to call this our Holiday Litter.  Not only will they be born during the Jewish celebration of Hannukah and a week before Christmas but the theme and puppy AKC registered names will be based on Madonna songs, one of our favorite artists, whose hit song Holiday is a classic.  As the Madonna lyric goes...It's Time to Celebrate!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Jam is a Grand Champion!

In July, we went on our 2014 Grayhart Southern Adventure with Jam and Presley! This included the Greenville, SC dog show circuit, visiting Debbie Moody, who owns two Grayhart girls, in the stunning mountains of North Carolina and a quick trip to Alabama to visit UofA.

The first day of the Greenville Circuit was the Piedmont Kennel Club show. We were thrilled for Jam, the only owner-breeder-handler in a very competitive entry of Weims, to go Select Bitch for a 4-pt Grand Champion (GCH) Major and be awarded Best of Breed Owner-Handler. Jam, who is sparingly specialed, she's been busy with agility, pups and many other things, only needed two singles to finish her GCH title so finishing in a big way was tons of fun. Jam also was eligible to compete in the Owner-Handler group and showed well, photo above. Hard to believe this beauty has had two litters and is six years old.

Jam is the first Grand Champion in her litter and the second Grayhart dog to earn this title, with Bravo being the first.

Very proud to announce...Jam is now GCH Grayhart's Purple Haze,CD,JH,AX,AXJ,SD,VX!!!

What's up next for Jam?  She will be competing in some local agility trials and will be bred on her next season for her final litter.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Jam is ready to pop!

 Jam is due to have her puppies this week!  She has lost her girlish figure and is full of pups.  A big contrast to how she looked at her last modeling gig for Nordstrom's showing off Burberry watches, before she went on maternity leave.  

Jam was bred to the gorgeous Fala, CH A GraytSky A La Fala Love'A.  This line breeding combines two outstanding pedigrees and dogs with wonderful health, temperaments and natural ability in the field. This litter theme will be the Wonder Litter, with AKC registered names created from Stevie Wonder songs.  We're sure these pups will be Wonder-ful!!!

We will be posting all the exciting news on our main blog: Grayhart Weimaraners.
Savi & Jam

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Exciting breeding plans for Jam!

 Jam will be bred to the gorgeous Fala, CH A graytSky A La Fala Love'A.  This line breeding combines two outstanding pedigrees and dogs with wonderful health, temperaments and natural ability in the field.  Puppies expected early December.

Fala is a young dog with a great future.  He finished in amazing style with three majors including a 5-pt major  going Winner's Dog at the 2013 Weimaraner Club of America National Specialty and another 5-pt major at the Atlanta Kennel Club show leading up to the National Specialty.  The European side of his pedigree includes dogs who have been proven in both the show ring and field.  

Jam, a multiple Best of Breed and Specialty AOM winner, has lovely conformation and beautiful side-gait.  She has a wonderful outgoing personality and sound temperament: sweet, confident and friendly.  She is also a little spitfire with high drive and thinks life is a game.  Jam only needs 4 singles to complete her GCH, has one leg towards her Senior Hunter title (owner handled) and competes in agility at the Masters level all while being selectively specialed. 

Jam has followed in her mother's paw prints as a model and has done photo shoots and commercials for Longchamp, Target, Ralph Lauren, Vanity Fair, Vogue and Macy's.  Jam is a Pet Partners Therapy dog and is certified to visit different environments including hospitals, schools, and nursing homes. She currently makes weekly visits to a residence for developmentally disabled and autistic adults and was recognized nationally for her service and is featured in the new Pet Partners promotional video. 

Jam is a proven producer of talented pups from her breeding last year to Summit. These pups are extremely biddable, with solid temperaments and are just beginning their show careers and in training for competition obedience, tracking, agility and therapy work.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

New Pet Partners Promotional Video with Jam

The long awaited Pet Partners Promotional Video has finally been released. The video is featured on the Pet Partners website.

Jam and I were honored to be included in the filming of this video. This is a great introduction to their Therapy Animal Program. The video features several teams, including us, from around the country visiting various facilities.  The last segment tells the story of a little girl and how a therapy dog saved her life is extremely touching and will bring you to tears.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Rockland Show Weekend

Rockland show weekend

Mia, Grayhart's American Woman
 This weekend we attended the Rockland Kennel Club shows in Suffern, NY.  These are our local shows, close to home and a favorite venue.  We always enjoy seeing lots of friends and the shopping is terrific.  Our two Parker daughters, Mia and Jam, were entered and shown by Steve.  Mia, showed beautifully both days, won the open class on Saturday and went Reserve Winner's Bitch to the major and on Sunday, she was 3rd in her class. Off to more shows to try and finish her championship as she only needs a few single points to finish.
We only have a few phone shots of Jam, CH Grayhart's Purple Haze, CD, JH,AX, OAJ, SD, VX. She looked terrific in the Best of Breed class and was awarded Select Bitch both days for two Grand Champion Majors.  Jam has the three required majors for her GCH title and just needs singles to finish.
One of Jam's puppies, Ella, now 5 1/2 months old came to visit.  We were happy to see this adorable girl, who we have not seen since she left us at 8 weeks of age.  She recognized me and gave me tons of kisses.  Her owners are doing a wonderful job training her.  Ella, who was always very biddable, let me stack her with no fuss.  She's quite a cutie and we look forward to showing her.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Jam in the ring at Westminster!

It was a proud moment to see our beautiful girl Jam in the ring handled by Steve Lane.  Jam showed well and was in a very competitive group of the top Weimaraners in the country.  Although she did not win anything today, she is still a champion in our hearts.