Welcome to the Southland Weimaraner Club (SWC) website! If this is your first time here, and you are a member of SWC, please take a look around. At any time, you may view our current events, club brags, and other information by looking at the navigation panel above the header photo. You may also read about our club history and club events.
If you are looking for a Weimaraner puppy, please click here for current litters.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
|Friday, January 5, 2018||SHOW||Southern California Sporting Dog Fanciers||Indio, CA|
|Saturday, January 6, 2018||SHOW||Kennel Club of Palm Springs||Indio, CA|
|Sunday, January 7, 2018||SHOW||Kennel Club of Palm Springs||Indio, CA|
|Thursday, January 11, 2018||MEETING||SWC General Membership Meeting||Monrovia, CA|
|Saturday, January 13, 2018||SHOW||Long Beach Kennel Club *New date & new location||Cityu of Industry, CA|
|Sunday, January 14, 2018||SHOW||Long Beach Kennel Club *New date & new location||Cityu of Industry, CA|
|Saturday, January 20, 2018||SHOW||San Fernando Kennel Club||Ventura, CA|
|Sunday, January 21, 2018||SHOW||Ventura County Dog Fanciers Association||Ventura, CA|
|Saturday, January 27, 2018||SHOW||Orange Empire, Kennel Club||Norco, CA|
|Sunday, January 28, 2018||SHOW||Orange Empire, Kennel Club||Norco, CA|
|Saturday, January 27, 2018||SHOW||Golden Gate Kennel Club||Daly City, CA|
|Sunday, January 28, 2018||SHOW||Golden Gate Kennel Club||Daly City, CA|
|Friday, February 2, 2018||SHOW||Sporting Dog Association of Arizona||Phoenix, AZ|
|Saturday, February 3, 2018||SHOW||Valley Of The Sun Weimaraner Club||Phoenix, AZ|
|Saturday, February 3, 2018||SHOW||Sahuaro State KC||Phoenix, AZ|
|Sunday, February 4, 2018||SHOW||Sahuaro State KC||Phoenix, AZ|
|Sunday, February 4, 2018||SHOW||Sun Maid Kennel Club of Fresno||Fresno, CA|
|Monday, February 5, 2018||SHOW||Lost Dutchman KC||Phoenix, AZ|
|Monday, February 5, 2018||SHOW||Sun Maid Kennel Club of Fresno||Fresno, CA|
|Tuesday, February 6, 2018||SHOW||Lost Dutchman KC||Phoenix, AZ|
|Tuesday, February 13, 2018||SHOW||Westminster KC||New York, NY|
|Wednesday, February 14, 2018||SHOW||Westminster KC||New York, NY|
|Wednesday, February 14, 2018||FIELD||WCA Western Classic and Field Futurity||California City, CA|
|Sunday, February 18, 2018||SHOW||Santa Clara Valley KC||San Jose, CA|
|Monday, February 19, 2018||SHOW||Santa Clara Valley KC||San Jose, CA|
|Sunday, February 25, 2018||SHOW||Silver Bay KC||Del Mar, CA|
|Monday, February 26, 2018||SHOW||Silver Bay KC||Del Mar, CA|
S.W.C. GENERAL MEETING
Jan 11, 2018 at the Black Angus at 560 W. Huntington Drive, Monrovia, Ca.
Dinner at 7pm, meeting starts at 8pm.
****Latest Show and Obedience News****
****In Memory of Alice Morgan****
October 1936 – April 2017
Valley of the Sun Weimaraner Club 2018 Specialty
The 2018 Valley of the Sun Weimaraner Club (VSWC) Specialty is dedicated to a long time member of the club, Alice Morgan. Alice was a member for over 30 years during which time she brought in new members, participated in training members, their dogs and enthusiastically worked to improve and promote the club. Alice was also an active member of the Southland Weimaraner Club, California and Phoenix Field and Obedience Club. Alice served as Show Chairperson for many of the VSWC Specialties. The VSWC Specialty was always a special event to Alice as she worked tirelessly each year to promote and improve the Specialty.
February 2, 2018 will mark our 83rd Specialty. The VSWC Specialty will be held as a concurrent Specialty with the Heart of the Desert Classic. The Classic begins on Thursday with the Sporting Dogs and runs through Monday making possible six (6) consecutive shows at one site. VSWC is pleased to announce our show will also include entries for:
- NOHS (National Owner Handler Series)
- Field Trial Dog Class
- Field Trial Bitch Class
After the show VSWC will be offering Lunch to our guests. We would like to encourage everyone to attend our Specialty, building Majors, something that would make Alice very proud!
****2017 Southland Weimaranr Club Match and Weim Festival****
We pulled it off !! Just our small group managed to provide all the equipment and almost all of the manpower to do the entire event. And I thought everything went very well.
At the end of the day an ex-member named Bob Hunt did help us out with tearing down and putting away equipment, that was very kind of him.
But other than that – it was all us.
Thanks to Vickie for thinking of the nail demo, and to Louise for giving it. That was great.
I am pondering having a Fancy Weim Hat contest next year, what do you think? Might be fun – and see what people show up with. If you have any ideas of other fun stuff, please let me know.
The games seem to have faded away. I’ve come prepared for the past 2 years, without many takers. So we need to have some alternative, all input is appreciated.
We had a great turnout for the match and “handling class” prior to the Festivle avtivities. It was a nice day, and Judge did a great job with the youngsters and calmed the handler nerves too!
Judge Carrie Racey placed the entries as follows:
- Mary McElwee – # 217 – 6-9 Puppy Dog – 1st place BOB in Match
- Hat’s Off N Heirlooms Change The World
- Charles Salse – # 219 – 12-18 Month Dog – 1st place
- Barrett’s Stars n’ Stripes
- Louise Brady – #211 – 3-6 Puppy Bitch – 1st place – BOS in Match
- Star’s Electrical Storm
- Dona Tanaka – #215 – 3-6 Puppy Bitch – 2nd place
- Star’s Electrical Output
- Louise Brady – #213 – 3-6 Puppy Bitch – 3rd place
- Star’s Luminous Flux
- Gina Grissom – #216 – 6-9 Puppy Bitch – 1st place
- Hat’s Off N Heirlooms Abbey Road
- Tammy Basile – #221 – 6-9 Puppy Bitch – 2nd place
- Hat’s Off Strawberry Fields Forever
A special Thank you from Friends for Pets:
I received the following email from Diane Monahan and wanted to share it with all of you (with her permission of course!)
We want to thank each of the SWC members for their participation in the 23rd Weimaraner Festival on our behalf. What an incredible day! This always is a wonderful opportunity for So CA Weim Rescue adopters/supporters and SWC members to come together and enjoy and share our love of the breed.
It’s quite incredulous what a following the Weim Festival has earned. Our adopters ask months in advance if the date for the Festival has been finalized. As you know, they come (with their Weims, of course) from Oregon, from San Diego, from Orange County, Carmel, Palm Springs, the Santa Clarita Valley. They come because of the promised fun day with their Weims. They come because they believe and support both Rescue and the Club.
I feel very proud of what we have accomplished together.
We’re greatly indebted to Gina Grissom for bringing this event to fruition and for recognizing long ago how meaningful it would be for our two groups to communicate and work together.
We’re already looking forward to next year!
Diane Monahan, Founder/Executive Director
Friends For Pets Foundation
Southern CA Weim Rescue
From the Editor/Membership person:
The Festival kicked off with games selling/buying of raffle tickets, old and new acquaintances (both Weim and Human) met and talked. Stories were told of compassion and love of the breed. All this to give Weimaraner families a place to gather and enjoy each others company, talk with long time Weim breeders and owners, old and new Rescue fami lies and allow us all to exchange information, & ideas and raise funds for Friends For Pets. A sincere THANK YOU to Gina Grissom for doing her usual wonderful job of organizing and pulling off another great Festival.
One thing I would like to say, if you are reading this, whether you got your Weim from a breeder or from rescue, and are not a member of SWC, you might want toconsider joining and helping out so these types of activities can continue. The club could use some new (younger) members to keep this and other events going on old and new aquaintances (both Weim and Human) met and talked. Stories were told of compassion and love of the breed. All this to give Weimaraner families a place to gather and enjoy each others company, talk with long time Weim breeders and owners, old and new Rescue families and allow us all to exchange information, & ideas and raise funds for Friends For Pets. A sincere THANK YOU to Gina Grissom for doing her usual wonderful job of organizing and pulling off another great Festival.
One thing I would like to say, if you are reading this, whether you got your Weim from a breeder or from rescue, and are not a member of SWC, you might want to consider joining and helping out so these types of activities can continue. The club could use some new (younger) members to keep this and other events going on.
We held a WCA Retrieving Ratings on Sunday, Sept 17th at Prado. The day was overcast and cool, great day for dog training! I would like to extend huge thanks to all who helped make this a very successful event. Thank you to our judges, Nancy Rapoport and Anne Taguchi, who presided over the 2 entries in the RD and 9 entries in the NRD. Thanks to Carlos DeTevis for procuring birds, gunning in the RD and some of the NRD, and helping get the testing grounds set. Thanks to Mike Fields who manned bird stations in both stakes. Thanks to Rachel Aguilar and Dona Tanaka, WCA rep and Event Chair respectively, without whom we could not have put on the test. And thank you Dona for all the great pictures! And most of all, Thank you to all who entered and supported our Club event, and brought their pot luck offerings for the wonderful lunch we enjoyed after we were finished. There were a few who did not qualify, but were very interested in their birds. With just a little more training they will easily earn their ratings in future events.
Louise Brady, event secretary
Qualifiers at this event were as follows:
- Ch Regen’s It’s My Party CGC, NW2 (Maile) owned and handled by Teri Rice
- Top Hat’s Crazy For M&Ms (M) owned and handled by Stephanie Schuster
- Ch Sanbar’s Truth Be Told JH, OA, OAJ, SDX, VX (Squeak) owned and handled by Louise Brady
- Ch Barrett and Touchstone’s Star Circus Monkey JH (Stark) owned by Jana DeTevis and handled by Carlos DeTevis
- GCh Barrett N’ Star’s Under The Big Top JH, NSD (Zanie) owned and handled by Louise Brady
From the Editor:
I’m asking (okay…begging….) you to help me out and email me your show, obedience, agility, dock-diving, tracking, field trial, hunt test results, brags, announcements, articles of interest…etc. to me. This is your newsletter, and I do need your help in keeping it interesting and relevent to us all , send info to email@example.com Thanks, your humble editor…., Thanks, VM
DID YOU KNOW……
All of us know Joan, but did you know???This is an article printed in the July 2007 WCA magazine, and I thought it fitting to include it now. Click here to read the article, which is printed here with Joan’s permission. – VM
SWC WEBSITE UPDATE
Check out the new section that has been added!!
This is where our Club members can share Photos and Brags about their dogs.
CONGRATULATIONS SWC MEMBERS!!!!
AKC NATIONAL OWNER-HANDLER RANKINGS FOR WEIMARANERS