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Submitted by: Ashley Geigle on Mar 11, 2014PM Weimaraners is a great kennel! My Piper (Alize/Colt litter) is almost 20 months old, and I am so thankful I stumbled across this kennel's ad. Dawna is truly all about breeding a better weimaraner.
I loved that her website has individual pages with pictures and health certifications for her weims. Dawna takes the time to find out what potential owners are all about and what they'd like to have in a puppy. I found it very cool she uses the Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test to help determine which puppy goes home with you.
Dawna is very knowledgeable about the breed and its training, especially regarding hunting. Believe me, if you get a puppy from Dawna, you'll have a puppy with excellent hunting instincts. Piper retrieved from the time I brought her home, pointing and stalking followed shortly. (Squirrels were very fascinating last spring!) She had just a couple of exposures to live birds before her first hunting season last year, but Piper caught on quickly. She's an eager to please, nose to the ground, "find the birdy" hunting fool!
But, by far, the absolute best thing about Piper is her phenomenal temperament, quirky weimy shenanigans and all! Piper is intelligent and fun-loving, socializes easily, and lives to spend time with her people.
Dawna is invested in your puppy long term. She's always willing to answer questions and give suggestions. She also has a Facebook group page so PM Weim owners can connect with each other. It's been great having access to that network of information.
Thank you, Dawna, for my gorgeous Piper!
Submitted by: Dan Wolfe on Jan 24, 2014Just an update about our soon to be one year old Weim, Duke.
He is King of the house and I think gets more attention than our eight
grandchildren. He lasted one and a half nights in his kennel and has been in the
middle of our King size bed ever since. I Know, but we just could not help it he was
so persuasive. It got to be a long winter because of so much snow and cold weather,
so was hard to get him enough exercise, but he enjoyed his bed in front of the
fireplace every day. He is at work with me every day now at the Scobey Golf Course,
and hunting every tree row. We hunted every day of pheasant season last fall and at
five months old he was awesome with no training. What an incredible nose on him. He
and my seven year old grandson are pretty much inseparable. I have to admit that
when my son surprised me and brought him home I was a little skeptical, but he has
brought a lot of love and joy to the Wolfe household.
Dan, Renee & Duke Wolfe
Submitted by: Jenny on Jan 04, 2014PM Weims is a class act! Dawna is so wonderful and helpful! Not only is she helpful but her knowledge of her breed is incredible. I have Cami a one year old Long Haired Weim is just so amazing! She is so loving and easy to train. Cami is excelling in hunt test and we adore her. Again I cannot say enough good things about PM Weims and Dawna! I HIGHLY recommend her and her dogs!
Submitted by: Duane on Mar 29, 2013I am the proud owner of 2 of Dawna's awesome weim's. My oldest, Cash, is 6 and I have had him for 5 years. He is a very easy going and sweet boy. I have never had a good grouse dog until Cash. He has taught me so much about birds, bird hunting, and having fun in the field. I guide many clients every year with Cash for several different species of birds and he required very little training and handling.
Our most recent addition, Spiller, is not quite 6 months old as I write this. We have had Spiller out in the field 5 times in the past 3 weeks for bird hunting. The first 3 times he went with Cash. Cash did the bird finding but amazingly Spiller started staunchly "backing" or "honoring" Cash, sometimes from over 100 yards from Cash's point. He was not gun or flush shy, and did get to do a few retrieves on downed birds. The last time out we hunted liberated quail. Spiller had his first hunt on his own. In about an hour hunt little Spiller tracked, pointed and retrieved 8 quail! Keep in mind this is his 5th time out, and he is not 6 months old yet! Im am proud and amazed at Spiller.
Now I could try to take the credit here, but when a dog is so young and has had so little hunting experience you know it is more genetics than anything else. Dawna keeps breeding the best weims I have ever seen.
I have talked to Dawna several times for advice and about weims in general. Dawna is top notch, second to none in producing the finest bred weims anywhere! If you want the very best, you need a PM weim and thats the bottome line! Results speak for themselves. Ive never been the kind of person to give out praise often but Dawna has earned it. She is the best at breeding weims period!
Submitted by: Steven Boyett on Jun 07, 2012My name is Steve and I am the proud owner of Kaiser (Beth X Dago).
Kaiser is now 2 years old, and I still call Dawna from time to time for advice and to keep her posted on Kaiser's progress. No matter how
hectic things seem to be on her end of the line, Dawna always takes the time to chit chat about what is best for Kaiser.
Words cannot describe how proud I am to be Kaiser's dad. He is great with children, other dogs, and loves to pester my cat Leo. Weims
arenít for everyone. They are full of energy, need constant exercise,will test your patience, and are as stubborn as my WWII vet grandfather (whom I love dearly). In return, Kaiser has been the most loving dog Iíve ever owned. Kaiser is extremely intelligent, very athletic, an excellent swimmer, and full of endurance and drive. As a
puppy 15 minutes is all it would take for him to learn a new trick! Too bad he hasnít learned he cannot dig his way to China.
Iíve never trained a dog before or owned a bird dog for that matter, so Kaiser was my first. I watched videos, did a little reading, and started working with him early. I would not call my training intensive, extensive, or professional by any means. I was simply a happy dog owner playing games with my best friend. My #1 goal in getting Kaiser was to have a family pet and if by chance he hunted that would be a bonus.
Kaiser turned out to be a phenomenal bird dog. I can tell you his ability is 100% natural and has little to do with my training. Last
time we went pheasant hunting the ranch owner commented on how well Kaiser worked in the field. The ranch owner, seeing the potential in
Kaiser, then filled my hands with pamphlets with information about field trails (this was nice, but field trails were never my intention or a desire of mine). Kaiser has the following under his belt: dove, quail, pheasant, and chukar.
Kaiser is the greatest dog in the world and I attribute that to Dawnaís unparalleled dedication to the breed. My next weim will come from PM Weimaraners (just as soon as I trick the fiancé into letting me get another weim). Thank you Dawna for all your support and for always being accessible when I had questions.
Submitted by: Tim Peters on Mar 20, 2012Hi Dawna -
Molly is perfect. She is in her new bed next to my desk as I type this email. Shhh - she's sleeping, which is good because she is a big distraction for my staff!
She is a fabulous pup and is adapting incredibly well and fast to her new home. You must have started house training? And fetching? And sitting? And come? She has picked up on all this so very quickly. And I've never seen an 8-week old pup with a nose as developed as hers!!
With 4 little kids in the house, all of them wanting to help "train" Molly Pop, we are focusing on 5 words - her name, followed by a command. For
now, the only commands we are working on is come, no, potty-time, and kennel. She is so smart. I bet within a week we will introduce some new commands.
Guinness is doing real well with both Molly and Gaffney. The pups adore Guinness, and Guinness seems to enjoy the pups.
We will be taking Molly to the vet this week as well.
Thanks so much for being so kind and accommodating to me, and to Charles and Katie. It was like getting an adopted child for us and you made it
very special for all of us. Also, thanks so much for the generous gifts of the collars, blankets and chew toys. That was very nice and thoughtful.
So glad we met. We will definitely stay in touch and will keep you posted on the girls' development.
Please let me know if your son wants to apply for the hunting camp at the Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club. I will be happy to hand deliver the
application and can get some inside scoop on what they look for in the essays which are a part of the application process.
All our best, TJP and family
Timothy J. Peters
Peters Law Firm, P.L.C.
Submitted by: Craig Gates on Nov 26, 2011Hi Dawna,
Wanted to update you on Gunther. This is his second season and he is a great dog. The best out of the 4 weims I've had. In the last couple of
weeks he figured out the final secrets of working the running pheasant we have here. He now has a nice slow stalking pace once he tracks to hot
scent, locks up, and repositions cautiously to point again.
He had a natural honor from the start and hunts dead with determination. He's a great house
dog. He likes water, and swims well. You were right on the Longhair/shorthair cross, his fur is more dense and he is the first dog I've had with no stitches after a season and a half.
He hunts both head high and on the ground, and luck on litter, pick or breeding gave him an excellent nose. Maybe the best ive seen.
He's smart. After one porcupine experience with about 10 quills, he figured that out. Yesterday he pointed a porcupine, then as I walked up he
BACKED away in reverse stalk mode. I shot the porcupine, and Gunny just turned away and started hunting again. This compared to my 7 yr old, who,
after 8 experiences with almost infinite quills and the "whole shoot a porc and ecollar burn the dog repeatedly" still can't be trusted.
So, all in all a great dog. Hasn't been sick a day in his life. My only complaint is he won't quit pissing on my car and bike tires in the
Submitted by: Brennen Hannah on Oct 20, 2011I just want to say you have given us an amazing dog. I cant believe how awesome gunner is. We went on a pheasant hunt monday and it was his first time out for pheasants. He tracked his first bird down a irrigation canal for about 200 yards and finished with a point, my friends moved up, shot the bird, and it fell on the other side of the canal. Gunner swam across but couldnt find it. He looked for 25 minutes and never gave up, then found it. Im sure he would of kept looking until dark if he didnt find that bird, his drive is insane. After that first bird gunner went nuts. He tracked 3 more pheasants that night with very little wind. we shot one and it went down in a ditch and ran. Gunner again looked for a while then tracked it down the ditch and pointed it again. When we bumped it out it ran at mach 10 down the field until gunner caught up and tackled it in a cloud of dust. We went out again today and same story, gunner did amazing tracking down runners like theres no tomorrow. I just want to say thanks again, keep up the good work. Tomorrow I am going to try to get video of our hunt, should be exciting.
Submitted by: Jon Pollen on Aug 16, 2011Hi Dawna, As always, Slate is doing AWESOME!!! He's met quite a few dogs now and is very outgoing and friendly to all of them. He knows when to back down when a dog is feeling grumpy, but when another dog shows signs of acceptance, it's on! He just loves to play. All of our friends and family that have met him absolutely adore him. Liz and the girls took him down to Pearl Creek Elementary School (the kids go there) and let him run around the soccer fields. He ran non stop,and was introduced to all the kids in the playground, just tons of ooohs and ahhhs, lots of petting, he just soaks up attention. Potty training is still being worked on, but he's sleeping pretty much through the night, wakes up a few minutes before my alarm goes off (he's so considerate!) Also, we took him for the wellness checkup,everything looked good. They clipped his nails and gave him a physical. I've been loading pictures like
crazy on my facebook page of Slate, swing on by and check 'em out. Thanks,
Submitted by: Melinda Quayle on Aug 16, 2011Gunner is doing great, he is definitely a part of the family. Rylee and Rem did dog 4H with Gunner this summer and he participated he the fair on Friday. He did very well. He missed Reserve Grand Champ by 1 point!! Whew Whew!!! We are looking forward to this fall when Sage Hen and Sharp Tail open mid September. Will let you
Submitted by: Julie Purdy on Aug 02, 2011"I have not had the pleasure to meet you in person, friend, but there is no doubt,you are the eptitome of creme de la creme as far as your love for the Weimie's and being the first rate breeder and knowlegable of the breed you represent sooo well!
You are top rate my dear !"
Submitted by: Elena and Florian Strasser on Jul 13, 2011Hi Dawna,
sorry for being so out of touch the last few months. We have been incredibly busy
with wrapping up school and moving back to Switzerland.
But most importantly, we and especially Higgins are doing great! He did great on the flight and had a good adjustment in Switzerland. We had some trouble finding the right food, but now everything seems to be going well. Thankfully we had packed a
few small bags of the eagle pack...
Right now we are actually in Italy with him and he loves the ocean! We take him to the beach every day either early mornings or late evenings and he cant get enough
We are trying to teach him 'to heel' right now, but it is taking some time. I guess we just have to be patient. Do you happen to have any recommendations for us? We would love to have him ready with that by September when the baby comes!
Another question we have is regarding exercise and running. We have the feeling that he doesnt really know his limit and if up to him would just run all day. But what amount of running do you recommend per day? And when can we take him jogging with
He still has his crazy five minutes once in a while and we are also wondering if that's still normal with 7 months?
We'll be posting more pictures on facebook. But he's just the most adorable, sweet,and beautiful dog.
All the best,
Elena & Florian
Submitted by: Beth Anne Moore Martin on Jun 06, 2011"Dawna, My husband and I want to again thank you for one of the greatest joys of our lives - our Tujague is a little over a year old now. He is a big goof and we are crazy about him! Will post his year old pics as soon as I can get a little time!! Thanks again for being such a fantastic breeder and having such a strong program- weim lovers always comment on how beautiful he is :)"
Submitted by: Donna Miller on Mar 26, 2011Dear Dawna,
I wanted to let you know that the puppy is doing great. He has become a part of our family, pretty much immediately and had a great personality. We hope to start training-puppy obedience, soon in a week or so. He had his 12 vaccine at the vet a couple of days ago following the schedule you provided. He got a worming at the same time, kind of unexpected by us and I wanted to know if you thought that would be a problem.
Thanks again for a wonderful puppy,
hope to hear from you soon.
Submitted by: Craig Gates on Jan 16, 2011Hi Dawna,
Gunther is just over a year old born 12/13/2009.
I sent you a picture of Gunther pointing a grouse, via my blackberry. I kept trying to get you a picture of him pointing pheasant, but it turns out that I am hard wired to shoot the pheasant with my gun instead of the camera. He pointed this grouse while we were on our morning walk in the back 20, so I had no gun, and as a result the grouse lived and you got a pic.
Being a Lonhair Carrier he turned out slightly fuzzier than my other weims, which you predicted and this has indeed helped keep his belly from getting cut up by brambles.
Gunther is fast, and loves to run. Hunts medium close range, except a pheasant running in a straight line can suck him too far out. This is only his first season though, and since he does slow down and stalk when the bird is not sprinting a straight line, I expect he'll figure out straight line is not a foot race.
He has the best nose of any of my 5 wiems, as well as of all the dogs my buddies hunt with! Best nose I have ever seen. About 2 months into the season, my 6 yr old gave up supremacy, and started watching Gunther for clues on where the bird went.
He has always had a natural honor from day one. Absolutely staunch on honor with zero input from me.
Natural pointer on a sitting bird. He'll lock up for as long as the bird wants to sit.
I force fetched him, which went pretty quick. He's a biddable dog who wants to learn. He is still figuring out tracking, but with his nose, and with his extreme prey drive, he should be good at tracking a wounded bird. I switched from 28 ga to 12 ga for his first season, and only shot pointed birds, so just about everything he pointed got fetched back dead. Next year I'll shoot some wild flush birds and go back to the 28 ga so he'll get more tracking practice.
He is extremely birdy. His first point and fetch was a sight to see, brought the bird back, sat on command. But absolutely would not let go. Wouldn't tug of war, didn't growl, didn't chew, but just sat there in a state of bliss with his jaws locked up.
He's a chipper, friendly guy, a good pet as well as hunter. As far as he is concerned, life is good and we should all have a good time.
No health issues whatsoever. Went to the vet for his vacs, per your schedule, and hasn't been back since.
That's Gunther's story, let me know if you have any questions.
Submitted by: Cindy Fulfer on Jan 16, 2011Hi Dawna;
I hope all is well with you and your family, and hopefully you had a great hunting season.I can't tell you how much we love our dog. He is pretty laid back, not much upsets him and he really wants to please, he seems to learn quickly. He is a big (80 lbs ) and beautiful, Weim's are not very common around us and his color is even less common so he really causes a still wherever he goes. He is tall, long, stout and very strong - I could go on but I'm sure you know just what I mean.
When Beau hunts he has a great nose and if there are birds around he will find them, Jeff hunted him yesterday with a friend who has 2 very nice Shorthairs and Beau pointed and naturally honored their point, considering that we didn't professionally train him, or that we haven't worked him on birds very much we think he is doing a great job and we know he will only get better. The only problems we have with Beau are of our own making, not being firm enough, not working with him enough and consistency, but we understand that this is our fault. Thans for such a wonderful pup!
I hope all is well with you.
Submitted by: Sean Biddle on Dec 08, 2010Hey Dawna! I will be sending you pictures of Gunner and I from hunting the other day! He is starting to pick it up a little bit!
We have been to the vet and they were shocked at how smart your dogs are and I quote "That woman sure knows what she is doing with breeding
dogs!" from the doc himself! They said he was the prettiest thing they had ever seen and smart as ever! He knows the commands of sit, lay down and we are workin on heel and stay at 12 weeks old!lol. Those two are a little tougher than most!
I shot a quail this morning and let him play with it and he instantly went nose to ground and
flushed up a small covey soon after! I shot one and rewarded him! His point is what were
really trying to work on with him! Any tips? He is getting big! Anyways I will leave you be and I hope all is well! I will soon pictures soon! Thank you so much for allowing us to have Gunner in our lives, he is an amazing dog and I
couldnt ask for more!
Submitted by: Rob Studebaker on Dec 02, 2010Hi Dawna,
Addie is doing well. She is healthy, happy, bounding around, feisty as ever and doing great. She is doing well getting house broken too.
Accidents are becoming few and far between. She is sitting on command, coming to a whistle, and very inquisitive and energetic. I love how confident she is. She packs her tail with pride and does not seem too timid. On the flip side, she is a snuggler, affectionate, and eager to please. All endearing qualities that have made our
family love her.
She has taken to crate training well. She sleeps comfortably all night. We still get up once to go outside. We are walking in the foothills behind our home every day and she loves to dig under the
sage and generally be a curious pup. I have been shooting quite a few pheasants and quail lately, and she loves to drag them around. She thinks she's pretty big! I have not had her in the field, or near guns, too early for that I think. But we take her along and are showing her the routine.
We had another vet evaluate her eye. He said that it is the third eyelid thing you mentioned. He feels she may grow into it so to speak and not require surgery. We have an apt scheduled with an
opthalmalogist just to see. It does not seem to bother her at all and she otherwise has done well at her vet checkups and her vaccines are on schedule.
To answer your question, I picked her up on October 23rd, a late Saturday night.
Dawna, thank you again. We love her and are so excited. I'm sitting here staring at her now and she is curled up on the floor with a stuffed pheasant under one paw. Our 9 year old Weim, Gretta, has taken to her well. There are the occasional growls and barks but zero fighting and Addie is pretty cute following Gretta around.
I hope that you have a good holiday and I'll send you some more photos when I can.
Submitted by: Alex Alexander on Nov 10, 2010Jenia's first pheasant, she looks very proud as you can tell fro the picture. She found him, did a perfect point, I sent her ahead, shot the
pheasant and the moment he hit the ground he bolted into the brush with Jenia in pursuit. A few moments after Jenia brought him back to me and posed for the picture.
She usually works with me at my downtown Boston office - and we hunt on Saturdays. She is great in the field - changes direction by hand waive or a direction whistle. Wow etc, only retrieves when cleared to and excited to hear the gunshots, loves her hunting gear (that means field work) - perfect gun dog.
BTW - Jenia is from the "classic" school of gun dogs, no electricity no zappers no beepers. She works in controlled range - comes to a double
whistle or name, we meet hunters in the field and they are amazed at her obedience and field work - very focused, well, the secret is - I worked with
her nearly an hour a day since the day I got her, started from the check cord to zigzags, she also takes hand signals in the water admittedly labs
are better at this but for an upland dog she is a champion.
Submitted by: Cindy Fulfer on Oct 13, 2010Hi Dawna;
We got a little boy out of Ruca & Gunners litter, he flew into Redding CA in July. We call him Beau, or Bozo or Bobo, depending on the situation and he is always happy to answer to any of them. He is really doing great and we are just thrilled with him. We are used to big dogs but he is growing so fast that even we are amazed. He is over 50 lbs now and is not even close to growing into his feet! He is much heavier in the bones in his legs than our female whom we got from a different breeder. The two of them are getting along really well, Tess tolerates Beau and all of his puppy energy, he is constantly chewing (literally with his teeth)on her and she just puts up with it, they play together and Tessa gets concerned if Beau cries. Since we were really worried about how she would react to a new addition we are very pleased.
Beau seems to be just the dog we were looking for, he has a more laid back disposition, not much seems to bother him, he is pretty strong willed but very willing to learn and please. We have worked him on a Pheasant wing a little, and he was really excited about that. He hunted it, and retrieved it, he even pointed it (just for a second) one time. Jeff is very happy with how "birdie" he is and the way he hunted the wing. He has gone to a couple of soccer games ( I coach a U12 team) and a softball tournament (my son plays), we went camping with friends over Labor Day and Beau was the life of the party, he got along well with their dogs, learned to ride in our Ranger, played in the creeks and streams and was always fun to watch while he explored and learned. We have not shot around him but our neighbor (pretty close) shot off his shot gun last weekend and Beau looked up interested but was not startled at all. We are going up to S. Oregon in a couple of weeks to camp with friends and scout for deer so Beau will have his first opportunity to hunt real birds.
Beau is pretty well house broken, he goes to the door when he wants to go out, but like a lot of kids he waits until he really has to go so we have to be pretty quick or he will wet in the house.
Anyway, we are really happy with Beau and he seems to be pretty happy here, we are excited to start hunting with him - oh - and he has caused quite a stir here where we live because he is just beautiful and most people here have never seen a dog his color (or as cute) and they all think he is really something. I hope all is well with you and thank you for this wonderful dog.
Submitted by: Doug and Kristen Gasper on Mar 28, 2010Dawna,
I finally got around to sending you some pictures of Hoss. I just have to tell you again what an awesome dog he is. He is the most confident pup I have ever seen. He is afraid of nothing. He is respectful of the older dogs, but not afraid of them. If he is feeling playful he will bounce around in front of them and antagonize them. Sometimes he works really hard to get a rise out of our male Cody. While he is bonded extremely well to Kristen and I, he goes exploring on his own. He is retrieving and giving up his retrieve like an older dog. He has a very soft mouth. I don't think I understood what a soft mouth really was until I started working with him. He is extremely smart and only needs to be shown most things a couple of times before he understands what he is supposed to do. He walks with you like he is on a leash. If he is on a leash he walks well with a minimum of pulling. While I'm out walking him during the day people have actually pulled over to tell me what a good looking pup he is. Every one he comes in contact with can not believe what a well behaved puppy he is. We have been remodeling our family room since we picked him up and he goes to Lowes with us every time we go. All the people at Lowes are in love with him and are enjoying watching him grow up. He loves everyone he comes in contact with. However if we are out in a park and I don't walk him up to a person he will stand at guard with the hair on his back standing up. He is always happy with his tail wagging. We believe he is the happiest puppy we have ever seen. Kristen is absolutely in love with him and thinks he is the cutest puppy she has ever been around. We have been playing with pheasant wings and a frozen pheasant that my friend gave us. He goes wild when we play with them. On walks in the fields, he is hunting. I'm not sure he knows what he is hunting but he is hunting none the less. We are completely sold on your dogs. Please feel free to have anyone considering one of your pups and wanting a recommendation call us at they can contact you for our number. I am very impressed. Thanks again.
Doug & Kristen Gasper
Submitted by: Marie Thibeault on Sep 22, 2009Hi Dawna,
I think about you and thank you and your family every day for the joy little Hoot is bringing to our lives. She is an amazing girl ~ very bright, quite lively (I also give thanks for our 8 year old Golden Retriever, Morgan, who takes up some of the energy that Hoot has) and, when tired, the best little snuggle bunny I could ask for. Hoot has won our hearts. She is so used to being handled and I know that is due to you and your kids. I love watching her progress each day. She has always asked to go outside to poop and today, for the first time, asked to go out to piddle. Hoot knows "sit" and is learning "come" as well as her name. What a big, foreign world it is that we ask these pups to come in to. She reads everything with her nose and her beautiful eyes. Oh, I am so in love with her. What a blessing in my life.
I would call and keep you on the phone all day just talking about her but hopefully you can imagine what it is like for me.
Submitted by: Josh Marottek on Aug 04, 2009Hi Dawna,
Ty is an amazing dog and has been a great addition to my life. He is crazy insane in a great way!! Everyday, he does something that makes me laugh. Ty loves to hunt. On our very first pheasant hunt, we were with a few people, and they were all amazed that he wasn't even a year old. Even I was amazed at how much he knew without having any training. He also loves to go fishing with us. I don't know who gets more excited over catching a fish - him or us! Although, he likes to lick the fish while we are trying to get the fish off the hooks! He loves to steal clothes and sleep in his chair with them, he howls with the noon siren day after day, and he likes to sleep under the covers. There are so many other goofy things that he does that are just too hard to put into words, but they sure make him a unique dog!
I appreciate everything you did in his early life, and I hope to enjoy another one of your puppies in the future!
Ty - Born on 10/18/2006 to Durango and KD Mae
Submitted by: Chris Smith on May 18, 2009I just purchased my third weim from Dawna and he is outstanding. He is smart learns very quickly and has a sweet disposition. I sent my second weim to the trainer 2 weeks ago and he is doing very well already pointing and being shot over at 6 months old. I can't say enough good things about Dawna's dogs and her breeding program she is a true asset to the weimaraner breed and to gun dog's in general. Thank you Dawna
Submitted by: Gina Ratcliff on Mar 11, 2009Dear Dawna,
We wanted to send you a note and tell you thank you so much for our sweet little Marley. Well little is not really a good word to describe him anymore. As of today he weighs 27 and a half pounds. Guess I am going to get that big
Weimeriner after all. Not only is he beautiful and smart, but he has a great personality. From the day he came to us he has never been shy. He is sweet and friendly, and boy does he ham it up if he can get some attention. He doesn't let Misty push him around either, he pushes right back.
Today, at his check up, his veterinarian gave me a compliment. She said "I can tell that you spend a lot of time with him because he lets me do this." She was clipping his toenails. While I would have liked to take all the credit, I
had to tell her that he came to us that way, and that I think it was the great care he received from you. There are so many people out there breeding and selling dogs for the money. It is refreshing to see someone who truly cares
about the dogs they are breeding. Wonderful dogs like Marley don't just happen, they are a product of someone's loveing care and hard work.
Thank you again,
Bob and Gina Ratcliff
Submitted by: Craig Butters on Mar 11, 2009About a year ago I was looking for the perfect Weimaraner puppy to bring home. I saw Dawna's advertisement on the internet. I was interested in her puppies because she starts the hunting process at a young age. I was a little worried about how process would work because I live in Texas and she is in Montana. She assured me that things would go alright with no problems; she was right! Dawna is easy to talk to and she knows what
she is doing. Everything has worked out smoothly and Cole is now a beautiful, smart, 9 month hunting machine. Thanks Dawna.
M. Craig Butters
College Station, TX
Submitted by: Brad Nielsen on Mar 11, 2009Hey Dawna,
This is about Ruger after his second hunt in South Dakota over Thanksgiving. Ruger exceeded my expectations by far during this last hunting trip. He was unbelievable for a 7 month old pup. It didn't even take him one drive to get ready. The very first drive he was flushing up birds for me and also retrieving them and bringing them back to me. After a day of hunting he was starting to point and would then flush up the birds on my command. I do think he was a little mad at me for missing the roosters! But he still kept on pointing. Ruger did 110% better the second time I went out to South Dakota. I was so impressed with him to be do that well at 7 months old. He's going to be an awesome hunter with more practice. Both his nose and his lips were raw from having his face down in the grass scenting for birds. Then at the end of the day both Ruger and Charger would eat their food and then curl up on a folding lawn chair and take a nap while we ate. Dana and I are very very happy with Ruger he is a wonderful dog to have around the house and we are happy that you picked him out for us. Ruger does get a little spoiled at home and likes to cuddle on the couch or in bed with us so he has is kind of rough.
Submitted by: Rob Taylor on Jan 10, 2009MY NAME IS ROB TAYLOR....I OWN A SMALL GUN & DOG SUPPLY SHOP IN BEDMINSTER, PA. ONE OF YOUR CLIENTS, CHRIS STINNET CONTACTED ME ABOUT TRAINING A WEIMARANER PUP HE HAS. NORMALLY I DON'T BOTHER WRITING BREEDERS,SO MANY GREAT DOGS JUST DON'T HAVE OWNERS WILLING TO GET DOWN AND WORK WITH THEIR PUPS. I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW CHRIS IS DOING THE WORK. HE LOVES THAT PUP. I TOLD HIM HOW LUCKY HE IS, I SEE SO MANY GUYS STRUGGLING WITH PUPS THAT JUST DON'T HAVE IT. AT 7 MONTHS SHE IS A JOY TO TRAIN, AWESOME NOSE,G REAT DESIRE AND PRETTY TOUGH . WHILE IN PURSUIT OF A PHEASANT IN EXTREMELY THICK AND NASTY COVER A THORN ABOUT 3 INCHES LONG WENT THROUGH HER OUTER EAR. IT STOPPED HER IN HER TRACKS. CHRIS GOT HER UNHOOKED AND SHE AT ONCE RETURNED TO WORK.....I WAS ABLE TO WATCH CHELSEA CRAW THROUGH SUPER NASTY COVER TO GET HER BIRD.
DESIRE AND LOVE OF WORKING BIRDS IS SO EVIDENT IN THIS DOG THAT I THOUGHT I WOULD TAKE THE TIME TO WRITE. ROB.
Submitted by: Chris on Nov 08, 2008I am getting my first PM puppy this month and am very excited. I bought a Weim pup from a different breeder last year and had called Dawna to see if she could train him. She told me she usually only trains her own pups for the field or show and she didn't have time to take on others. Even though I didn't get my pup from her she was very helpful in educating me on were to find a trainer and get to the proper people. I have since been around some of her stud dogs and females and have been hunting with her several times. The dogs are excellent in the field, well trained and have awesome personalities. I will never get another Weimaraner from any other breeder. I just love her dogs and the help Dawna gave me even though I bought a puppy from another breeder was spectacular. She is an awesome person to know and willing to help in any way she can. She is credit to Weimaraners in general and to other worth while breeders.
Submitted by: Matt Huston on Feb 13, 2008Consistency is the true measure of ones ability. I have heard these quotes consistently over the last 16 months with Colt. ?That is one beautiful dog,? ?What a loving personality,? ?Colt is the hardest hunting Weimaraner I have ever seen,? ?You?re not going to get a better point then that.? And consistency is what Dawna provides with her dogs. Colt has been adored by friends and family from the first instant I brought him home. I was raised with the saying that the only way to make a GREAT hunting dog is to use him as a tool, not a friend. That phrase has been smashed, burned and buried by Colt. Not only is Colt personnel, loving, and an absolute joy! Colt is showing the promise and ability to be a GREAT Weimeraner. His first hunting season we bagged 24 roosters, 10 chuckars, and MANY quail shot over him, over course not counting my shooting blunders. Like any young dog, he has made his mistakes, but like any 5 star Blue Chip Recruit, practice makes perfect. I credit Dawna?s immense attention to detail and her un-wavering love for the breed for these consistent results. You always hear about the once in a lifetime dog, I believe a struck gold with Colt.
Submitted by: Mike Gozzo on Oct 18, 2007I have been searching for the perfect puppy for
six months now and when I met Dawna she made
me feel extremely comfortable and always made
me feel my needs were top priority. Her dogs are
absolutely beautiful and the love she gives them
really showed in my puppy Triton. All my expectations were exceeded when I received my puppy and her hard work and dedication really pays off with her litters. I spoke with many other breeders locally and abroad and no one came close to the professional services provided by PM Weimaraners. I honestly believe Dawna does this for her love of the breed rather than the money and it will be evident to anyone that does business with her. I would strongly recommend Dawna to everyone I know searching for a Weim. Her personal attention and availability really makes her an asset to any pet owner. She was always there to answer any of my questions and her hard work and dedication does not go overlooked.
Thanks Dawna you have been great- Michael Gozzo
Submitted by: Duane Glass on Oct 18, 2007After an extensive and exhausting 3 year search for the highest quality wiemaraner breeder,
I found PM Wiemaraners. Dawna Miller's breeding program is so far advanced that it sets a
new standard for other breeders. I have never seen such a thorough health testing regiment
for dogs. I am a very picky individual, especially when it comes to dogs. This is the first time
in my life that I had a breeder totally satisfy all my questions and doubts. I purchased Cash, a
16 month old male from Dawna. What a great dog. Cash is a happy, fun, energetic dog that
aims to please his owners. He took to our obedience and house training right away and has been easy to train in the field. Cash has a great coat, an outstanding nose, and has a natural field presence. Cash gets along great with our other 3 dogs, and is a great addition to our little family.
I have no hesitation in recommending Dawna's dogs. My biggest regret is the hundreds of hours
talking with other breeders before finding Dawna and her program. As a matter of fact I am looking forward to purchasing another dog from Dawna as soon as we have the space. If anyone would like to contact me personally with any questions or concerns about Dawna's program, just ask Dawna for the contact info. I'll be glad to help in any way I can.
Submitted by: Maty Goodman and Maria Perdigon on Oct 18, 2007Three years ago we embarked on what seems to be a roller coaster ride of friendship. I first acquired "Silver", my first female from Gunner and Magic, knowing then, that my dream and goal of becoming a reputable breeder was not going to be an easy task. With you, as my mentor, I have begun to live that dream. You told me then that you would be there to help me out, but I never imagined that you could pass on your passion for the breed and you have done just that. You practically held my hand through my first litter and filled me with remarkable confidence all along the way. I was successful because of you.
Today I proudly own "Shadow", another one of your Weimaraners. I can honestly tell you that I walk taller than ever when I walk side by side with one of my dogs. It's amazing that even in South Florida the mere mention of your name is a compliment to my dogs. You are recognized for your passion and care for the breed throughout.
I want to thank you again, as in the past, for your support,
your guidance and your passion for the breed, but most of all, I want to thank you for your friendship.
Our "Shadow" is turning heads where ever she goes. My Vet says that it is rare to see such healthy puppies that look so awesome. Shadow weighs 28.5 lbs at 3mos and one week. She has ripples of muscles and such a personality that cracks me up. Dawna, I look forward to our continued friendship and business endeavors.
Maty Goodman and Maria Perdigon