“Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”
We are in the process of updating our website so some of the information may not be correct for a few days. Bear with me and check back for updates while I work on it. 9/9/19
Our kennel began by chance in 2015 while living in Northwest Oklahoma raising kids and cattle. I lost my first Weim, Mackey, shortly after my oldest daughter was born and I knew I wanted my kids to grow up with the love of a Weim so we added Dottie to our family. I didn’t set out to be a breeder but as we were looking for a second weim to add to our family we found Parker. He had been imported from Australia and his owner had decided to sell him due to no fault of his own. We fell in love with Parker and drove to Tennessee to pick him up and within 3 weeks my girls were at their first conformation show in Fort Worth, TX. And our journey began. 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.
In September, 2019 we sold the ranch in NW Oklahoma to move closer to my family. We are in the process of renovating an old barn on my parents ranch to use as a training facility for our kennel.
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 my 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.
Available puppies as well as older, started dogs, retired females or rescue dogs can be found on our For Sale page. If you don’t see what you are looking for, please call us anyway. We don’t list on the website until we feel like they are ready to go and we may have other dogs in training that will be available soon. Phone calls are always welcome! I love to talk about Weims so I would love to hear from you.