Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New American Champion!

Am/Can CH Win'Weim Better Wear Jimmy Choo at Koping

At 13 months of age, Jimmy Choo is now an American and Canadian Champion. After the very exciting weekend in Denver winning a third major to earn his Am Ch, Jimmy Choo is happy to be home and cuddling with his buddy P!nk. Thank you Dana and Russ for allowing this special boy to come into our lives. We all love him to bits!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Some young Koping boys.....

Thank you Dave Langen for taking the following pics of the boys on Sunday.

Jimmy Choo - Can Ch Win'Weim Better Wear Jimmy Choo at Koping (Bootsie x Goose)

Garmin - Koping Party Locator (Tea x Lucchese)

True - Koping Win'Weim Say It's True (Sydney x Goose)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Nice show weekend all around for "Team Koping" in Calgary

So happy and proud with the three Koping kids that were confident, happy & pretty Weimaraners showing this weekend.
P!nk (Tea x Lucchese pup) - 2 days BOB with 1 day making the cut in group (nice for 15 month old) AND happy happy rock solid on her stacks. She is very much a 'show-boat' waiting to go into the ring as well as when she enters the ring! :-)
True (Sydney x Goose pup) - 3 days BOW & 1 day BOB for a total of 6pts (pretty nice for a 7 month old) and 1 BPIG
Sookie (Sydney x Goose pup) - 1 day WB for 2pts and 1 day getting RWB

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Koping Weims brave the cold in their 'Chilly dog' coats last weekend

The 'weim boyzzz' (Colt, Roadie and newest addition Chance) met P!nk for a big romp in the snow. Colt (rust), Roadie (purple), Chance (blue) and P!nk (pink)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Breeder

I love my little puppy; she makes my house a home. She is my sweetest little friend; I never feel alone. She makes me smile; She makes me laugh; She fills my heart with love. Did some person breed her, or did she just fall from above?

I've never been a breeder, never seen life through their eyes; I hold my little puppy and just sit and criticize. I've never known their anguish; I've never felt their pain, the caring of their charges, through the snow or wind or rain.

I've never waited the whole night through for babies to be born, the stress and trepidation when they're still not there by morn. The weight of responsibility for this body in my hands, this darling little baby, who weighs but 60 grams.

Should you do that instead of this . . . or maybe that was wrong? Alone you fight and hope and pray, he'll grow up proud and strong. You pray he'll live to bring great joy to someone else's home You know it's all just up to you; you'll fight this fight alone.

Formula, bottles, heating pads, you've got to get this right, two-hour feedings for this tiny guy, throughout the day and night. Within your heart you dread that you will surely lose this fight,
to save this little baby, but God willing . . . you just MIGHT.

Day one; he's in there fighting; you say a silent prayer. Day two and three, he's doing well, with lots of love and care. Day four and five . . . he's still alive; your hopes soar to the heavens. Day six he slips away again, dies in your hands, day seven.

You take this little angel, and you bury him alone.
With aching heart and burning tears, and an exhausted groan,
You ask yourself, "Why do this? Why suffer through this pain?" Yet watch the joy your puppies bring, and everything's explained.

So, when you think of breeders and you label them with "Greed, Think of all the things that they endure to fill another's need. For when you buy your puppy, with your precious dollars part, You only pay with money. . . while they pay with all their heart.

Author Unknown

"Received this in an email recently and it really hit home with me on what I think 'real' breeders do.....anyone can be called a 'breeder' just by breeding a bitch and whelping a litter but it is the 'real' breeders that are summarized in the 'poem' above...PK