The VanDenDriessche Family- 2017

The VanDenDriessche Family- 2017

We are located in Northwest Oklahoma where we raise cattle, horses and Weimaraners.  We have four daughters who are as different in personality and interests as they can be but they all share a love for sports and the outdoors.  "Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life"  That is my motto and we are very fortunate to be able to raise our girls on the ranch doing what we love. 

Our Story-

We started raising Weimaraners in 2013 after I sold my business in town and came back to the ranch full time. Our first family Weim was Dottie and I wanted to breed her once before I had her fixed. She was my shop dog and went to work with me every day and everyone loved her. I didn’t know anything about hip testing or DNA or specific bloodlines, I just knew she was a good dog. After raising that first litter I decided to breed her again but I wanted to find a nice stud dog and that search led to where we are today. I was very fortunate that a long-time breeder of hunting weimaraners took the time to educate me and guide me in responsible breeding. She is still my mentor and a great source of support and encouragement. Thank you Dawna Miller, PM Weimaraners.

Our Mission-

Although we do sell puppies at 8-10 weeks old we prefer to place started puppies that are crate, leash and potty trained that also have basic manners and obedience. The main struggle for new puppy owners is the first few weeks and getting a solid foundation in their training. No matter how well bred a puppy is and how many show or hunt titles their parents have, early and consistent training is key. Therefore, our program is based on breeding a good minded, structurally sound and correct, versatile dog that can come in at night and sleep at the foot of the bed.  We pay close attention to temperament when choosing dogs to keep in our breeding program and we want to make sure that our owners get a puppy that fits their lifestyle and personality as well.   Just like our girls, each of our dogs have their own uniqueness and it is very important to me to place our Rafter V dogs in the right home.

We have several Rafter V dogs listed on our website but some of them live with our co-owners, hunters or in companion homes. We like raising our young dogs and getting to know their personality while we evaluate their potential towards bettering the breed. Following their hip and DNA testing and training we will find homes for some of our dogs and keep them in our breeding program. That gives us more time to focus on training our puppies and give more attention to our older dogs.

We are members of the Weimaraner Club of America (WCA), the Blue Weimaraner Club of America (BWCOA), North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA) and International All Breed Canine Association (IABCA).  We hip test our dogs as well as DNA to screen for SD, HYPM and HUU.