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, June 1, 2018||SHOW||Pasadena Kennel Club||Pasadena, CA|
|Saturday, June 2, 2018||SHOW||Pasadena Kennel Club||Pasadena, CA|
|Saturday, June 9, 2018||AGILITY||Clark County Event Center||Ridgefield, WA|
|Sunday, June 10, 2018||AGILITY||Clark County Event Center||Ridgefield, WA|
|Monday, June 11, 2018||RATINGS||Field of Dreams||Sweethome, OR|
|Monday, June 11, 2018||TRACKING||Bear Creek Pheasant Farm||Junction City, OR|
|Tuesday, June 12, 2018||OBEDIENCE||Linn County Expo Center||Albany, OR|
|Tuesday, June 12, 2018||RALLY||Linn County Expo Center||Albany, OR|
|Tuesday, June 12, 2018||SWEEPSTAKES – Puppy||Linn County Expo Center||Albany, OR|
|Tuesday, June 12, 2018||SWEEPSTAKES – Veteran||Linn County Expo Center||Albany, OR|
|Tuesday, June 12, 2018||JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP||Linn County Expo Center||Albany, OR|
|Tuesday, June 12, 2018||START REGIONAL SPECIALTY SHOW + TOP 20||Linn County Expo Center||Albany, OR|
|Wednesday, June 13, 2018||NATIONAL OBEDIENCE AND RALLY||Linn County Expo Center||Albany, OR|
|Wednesday, June 13, 2018||FINISH REGIONAL SPECIALTY SHOW||Linn County Expo Center||Albany, OR|
|Wednesday, June 13, 2018||FUTURITY/MATURITY||Linn County Expo Center||Albany, OR|
|Thursday, June 14, 2018||JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP||Linn County Expo Center||Albany, OR|
|Thursday, June 14, 2018||NATIONAL SPECIALTY||Linn County Expo Center||Albany, OR|
|Friday, June 15, 2018||SHOW||Bahia Sur Kennel Club of Chula Vista||Valley Center, CA|
|Saturday, June 16, 2018||SHOW||Bahia Sur Kennel Club of Chula Vista||Valley Center, CA|
|Sunday, June 17, 2018||SHOW||Mt. Palomar Kennel Club||Valley Center, CA|
|Monday, June 18, 2018||SHOW||Mt. Palomar Kennel Club||Valley Center, CA|
|Saturday, June 30, 2018||SHOW||Burbank Kennel Club||City of Industry, CA|
|Sunday, July 1, 2018||SHOW||Burbank Kennel Club||City of Industry, CA|
|Thursday, July 5, 2018||REGIONAL SPECIALTY SHOW||Southland Weimaraner Club Specialties # 1 and # 2||Camarillo, CA|
|Thursday, July 5, 2018||MEETING||SWC General Membership Meeting||Camarillo, CA|
|Friday, July 6, 2018||SHOW||Channel City KC||Camarillo, CA|
|Saturday, July 7, 2018||SHOW||Santa Maria KC||Camarillo, CA|
|Saturday, July 21, 2018||SHOW||Flagstaff KC||Williams, AZ|
|Sunday, July 22, 2018||SHOW||Flagstaff KC||Williams, AZ|
DON’T FORGET SOUTHLAND WEIMARANER CLUB’S SPECIALTY
JULY 5, 2018
California State University Channel Islands
1 University Drive, Camarillo, CA 90312
General Membership Meeting to Follow the 2nd Specialty
Come join Us!! Same fun, Same fantastic Hospitality, Great Weims, Fabulous Trophies, 2 specialties in 1 day with 3 All-Breed shows the rest of the weekend!
ENTRIES CLOSE WEDENSDAY JUNE 20, 2018 6PM PDT
For a premium list please contact Gwen Lattin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (714) 527-3116
From the Editor…..I’ve been remiss this past year. There have been a few of our long-time members who have had everything from minor to life changing issues (and everything in-between) they are dealing with. I think I can speak for the entire membership that you all are in our hearts and thoughts.
Commentary from Vickie Margolis –
I was asked to relate a recent experience Bob and I had. As many of you know, long time breeder and Weimaraner lover Joan Valdez suddenly lost her sight. We have known Joan for 38 years. Joan has been breeding top winning Weimaraners since the 1960s (don’t’ believe me? Look in your pedigrees and I’m pretty sure you will see at least 1 Valmar dog and that dog will be a Bench Champion, and possibly even a Dual Champion). Her list of accomplishments in the breed are numerous and too many to list here. Over the years we became close friends and for the last 20+ years we have co-bred some litters with Joan under her kennel name “Valmar”. We watched her grade 100s of puppies during these years (some of her breeding, some with nothing to do with Valmar, some not even Weimaraners), we watched, asked questions and learned. Eventually we began breeding under our own kennel name. We recently had a litter of 1. This was going to be the first time we had a litter that Joan wasn’t going to be able to “see”. At some point we started to realize this little puppy was nice…very nice (sure she has faults and flaws, but every one does). We really wanted an opinion that we valued, someone that has graded more puppies of different breeds than we will ever be able to. I contacted Joan and asked if we could bring this little thing up to her for her to “look at”. In typical Joan fashion, she replied “I can’t see!”. Yup, I said, you can’t see with your eyes, but I’ve watched you grade 100s of puppies and watched your hands and your face, you my friend see more with your hands than most of us will ever realize with our eyes. We contacted another mutual friend and successful breeder of Weims, and Bouviers, Terry Burian-Creel. Terry agreed to also meet up at Joan’s. So when little Ms Stinklefits was 8 weeks old off we went. Brought the grooming table in, Terry stacked, Joan began examining with her hands. And just as we suspected, she “saw” things, made comments, pointed out things both positive and negative about this puppy. After a bit, puppy tired of this and needed to get down and let off some steam which she did. After a bit she came back to Joan, tried to climb up and bite her. Joan reached down plucked her up, gave her a firm puppy correction for biting, puppy promptly laid down and fell asleep snuggled up next to Joan (I wish I would have gotten a picture of this). The next few hours were spent talking dogs and pedigrees.. Dogs we all knew or had seen first-hand but knew in different contexts. No bashing, no one was right or wrong, just frank, honest discussion about the dogs, not just structure, but also personalities, quirks, strengths and weaknesses. It was a fun, wonderful afternoon/evening, and I want to thank these two amazing breeders/friends who have a passion about the breed and about breeding dogs in general.
The point of this story? Well, breeding dogs is not a science you can learn from reading a book. Grading a litter or a single puppy isn’t about stroking an ego or determining the “Pick Puppy”. It’s the experience and knowledge from those experiences exchanged that is more valuable than any book or FaceBook post you might read. No matter how long you’ve been breeding or how much success you have had or what you think you know about this breed there is always someone who has valuable knowledge and insight they will happily share with you. Breeders and others that knew or have seen many of the dogs in your dog’s pedigree that have first hand knowledge of these dogs should not be ignored. You would be wise to seek them out, ask questions and be willing to listen and learn from their first hand experiences.
New Point Schedule for AKC Shows, Division 9 – California (Change from last year)
Effective As Of May 13, 2018
For complete Conformation Championship requirements see Chapter 16 of the Rules Applying to Dog Shows. The Points toward a Championship shall be awarded to the Winners Dog and Bitch of each breed or variety based on the actual number of dogs or bitches competing in that breed or variety.
If the dog designated Winners Dog or Winners Bitch is also awarded Best of Breed or Variety, the dogs of both sexes that have been entered for Best of Breed or Variety competition and that have been defeated in such competition, shall be counted in addition to the dogs that completed in the regular classes for its sex in calculating championship points.
If the dog designated Winners Dog or Winners Bitch is also awarded Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Breed or Variety, the dogs of its own sex that have been entered for Best of Breed or Variety competition that have been defeated in competition for Best of Opposite Sex, shall be counted in addition to the dogs that completed in the regular classes for its sex in calculating championship points.
After points have been computed for Winners Dog and Winners Bitch subject to the above two stipulations, the dog awarded the Best of Winners shall be credited with the number of points calculated for Winners Dog or Winners Bitch, whichever is greater.
In counting the number of eligible dogs in competition, a dog that is disqualified, or that is dismissed, excused or ordered from the ring by the judge, or from which all awards are withheld shall not be included. Any dog which shall have won fifteen points shall become a Champion of Record, if six or more of said points shall have been won at two shows with a rating of three or more championship points each and under two different judges, and some one or more of the balance of said points shall have been won under some other judge or judges than the two judges referred to above.
SCHEDULE OF POINTS FOR DIVISION 9 – EFFECTIVE MAY 16, 2018
Safe travels and Good Luck to all those traveling to the WCA Nationals in Albany, OR!
Also, don’t forget to get your tickets for a chance to win a Impact Crate Retail value $450 – $750
Drawing on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, Linn Country Expo Center, Albany, OR
Ticket Price $5.00 – Winner need not be present to win
Winner will select size, color and shipping info (shipping will be paid by WFF)
Tickets must be received/paid for by June 1, 2018
Buy your tickets online! $5.00 each at www.weimaranerfoundationfund.org/raffle.php Please be sure to write the number of tickets you wish to purchase in the “comment” line.
Don’t forget your Dues Renewal!
Renewal form is the 2nd attachment to the email Graymatter came in.
Field Trial NEWS
Western Classic and Field Futurity 02-14-2018
Grand Limited Open All Age Todd Yamamoto & Warren Eizman (7 starters)
- Saga’s Major Cage
- NFC Waybac’s Jewel Up Up and Away
Western Field Futurity Todd Yamamoto & Warren Eizman (15 starters)
- Barrett’s Stars N Stripes (FC PM’s Trigger Happy x Southpaw’s in the Red) Owners: Charles & Kristi Salse
- Trax Ivy League
- Trax Business Time
- Barrett’s Independence Inn (FC PM’s Trigger Happy x Southpaw’s in the Red) Owners: Jason & Sasha Robertson & Kim Burnell
Open Gun Dog Classic Gregg Knight and Jim Gagnon (24 Starters)
- Knight N Reiteralm Heartland Flyer
- Silvershot’s Otto Von Knapp
- Trax Edenrock Fireworks One
- Silver Rain’s Storm’n the Fence
Open Derby Classic Gregg Knight and Jim Gagnon (17 starters)
- Silver Rain’s Traxi Driver
- Heartbeat’s Livin For Lumpy Slim
- Jaas N Silverthorn’s Gleaming Spur
- Westweim’s Cut to the Chase Jase
Amateur Gun Dog Classic Rick Petersen & Dennis Brown (14 starters)
- FC AFC Snake Breaks’ N Reiteralm’s Gleaming Sabe
- Donamoor Trax in the White Snow
- Saga’s Major Cage
Open Puppy Classic Rick Petersen & Dennis Brown (9 starters)
- Quik Trax on Tapp
- Jaas N Silverthorn’s Gleaming Spur
- Trax Ivy League
- Brymar N Touchstone’s Los Angeles (NFC FC Unserhund Von Sieger x Brymar’s Do the Math V Reiteralm) Owner: Anne Taguchi
S.W.C. GENERAL MEETING
May 10, 2018 Location TBD.
Dinner at 7pm, meeting starts at 8pm.
****Latest Show and Obedience News****
****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