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 4, 2019||SHOW||Southern CA Sporting Dog Fanciers||Indio, CA|
|Saturday, January 5, 2019||SHOW||Palm Springs Kennel Club||Indio, CA|
|Sunday, January 6, 2019||SHOW||Palm Springs Kennel Club||Indio, CA|
|Thursday, January 10, 2019||MEETING||SWC General Membership Meeting||Burbank, CA|
|Saturday, January 12, 2019||FIELD TRIAL||Vizsla Club of SoCal||California City, CA|
|Sunday, January 13, 2019||FIELD TRIAL||Vizsla Club of SoCal||California City, CA|
|Saturday, January 12, 2019||SHOW||Long Beach Kennel Club||Industry, CA|
|Sunday, January 13, 2019||SHOW||Long Beach Kennel Club||Industry, CA|
|Saturday, January 19, 2019||FIELD TRIAL||South Coast Vizsla Club||California City, CA|
|Sunday, January 20, 2019||FIELD TRIAL||South Coast Vizsla Club||California City, CA|
|Saturday, January 19, 2019||SHOW||San Fernando Kennel Club||Ventura, CA|
|Sunday, January 20, 2019||SHOW||Los Encinos Kennel Club||Ventura, CA|
|Thursday, January 24, 2019||FIELD TRIAL||Southern AZ GSP Club||Sonoita, AZ|
|Friday, January 25, 2019||FIELD TRIAL||Southern AZ GSP Club||Sonoita, AZ|
|Saturday, January 26, 2019||FIELD TRIAL||Southern AZ GSP Club||Sonoita, AZ|
|Sunday, January 27, 2019||FIELD TRIAL||Southern AZ GSP Club||Sonoita, AZ|
|Saturday, January 26, 2019||FIELD TRIAL||California Brittany Club||California City, CA|
|Sunday, January 27, 2019||FIELD TRIAL||California Brittany Club||California City, CA|
|Saturday, January 26, 2019||SHOW||Orange Empire Kennel Club||Victorville, CA|
|Sunday, January 27, 2019||SHOW||Orange Empire Kennel Club||Victorville, CA|
|Thursday, January 31, 2019||SHOW||Sporting Dog Association of AZ||Phoenix, AZ|
|Thursday, January 31, 2019||FIELD TRIAL||Las Vegas Bird Dog Club||Mesquite, NV|
|Friday, February 1, 2019||FIELD TRIAL||Las Vegas Bird Dog Club||Mesquite, NV|
|Saturday, February 2, 2019||FIELD TRIAL||Las Vegas Bird Dog Club||Mesquite, NV|
|Sunday, February 3, 2019||FIELD TRIAL||Las Vegas Bird Dog Club||Mesquite, NV|
|Friday, February 1, 2019||SHOW||Valley of the Sun Weimaraner Club||Phoenix, AZ|
|Friday, February 1, 2019||SHOW||Sahuaro State Kennel Club||Phoenix, AZ|
|Saturday, February 2, 2019||SHOW||Sahuaro State Kennel Club||Phoenix, AZ|
|Sunday, February 3, 2019||SHOW||Lost Dutchman Kennel Club||Phoenix, AZ|
|Monday, February 4, 2019||SHOW||Lost Dutchman Kennel Club||Phoenix, AZ|
|Saturday, February 2, 2019||SHOW||Sun Maid Kennel Club of Fresno||Fresno, CA|
|Sunday, February 3, 2019||SHOW||Sun Maid Kennel Club of Fresno||Fresno, CA|
|Saturday, February 2, 2019||HUNT TEST||GSP Club of SD||Lakeview, CA|
|Sunday, February 3, 2019||HUNT TEST||GSP Club of SD||Lakeview, CA|
|Saturday, February 9, 2019||HUNT TEST||Sporting Dog Association of AZ||Buckeye, AZ|
|Sunday, February 10, 2019||HUNT TEST||GSP Club of SD||Buckeye, AZ|
|Saturday, February 9, 2019||HUNT TEST||California Brittany Club and San Diego Brittany Club||California City, CA|
|Sunday, February 10, 2019||HUNT TEST||California Brittany Club and San Diego Brittany Club||California City, CA|
|Monday, February 11, 2019||SHOW||Westminster Kennel Club||New York, NY|
|Tuesday, February 12, 2019||SHOW||Westminster Kennel Club||New York, NY|
|Saturday, February 16, 2019||HUNT TEST||GSP Club of SoCal and South Coast Viszla Club||California City, CA|
|Sunday, February 17, 2019||HUNT TEST||GSP Club of SoCal and South Coast Viszla Club||California City, CA|
|Friday, February 22, 2019||FIELD TRIAL||GWPCSC||California City, CA|
|Saturday, February 23, 2019||FIELD TRIAL||GWPCSC||California City, CA|
|Sunday, February 24, 2019||FIELD TRIAL||GWPCSC||California City, CA|
|Saturday, February 23, 2019||SHOW||Silver Bay Kennel Club of SD||Del Mar, CA|
|Sunday, February 24, 2019||SHOW||Silver Bay Kennel Club of SD||Del Mar, CA|
JANUARY MEMBERSHIP MEETING
On January 10th, SWC’s General Meeting will be held at the Black Angus restaurant at 235 S. Ikea Way, Burbank Ca 91502. Dinner at 7:00 pm and the meeting at 8:00 p.m.
It’s with tremendous sadness we note the passing of long-time member Shirley Hansen. Together with her husband Gordon, they were Outdoor Weimaraners, some of the top running/record holding Weimaraners competing in Field Trials.
Shirley R. Hansen
September 25, 1941 – December 13, 2018
24th ANNUAL WEIMARANER FESTIVAL
Southland Weim Club 2018 Sanctioned Match
Thank You – To all who came and shared the day with us – and enabled us to make our 24th donation to Weimaraner Rescue, www.friendsforpets.org
Saturday, November 17TH at Woodley Park was another day of perfect weather! Cool, sunny and no wind! The set up crew consisting of myself, Mary McElwee, Louise Brady, Dona Tanaka & Sue McMahan showed up bright and early at 7am to set up the canopies & tables & the ring, to unload all the raffle prizes and trick dog equipment, and cordon off our picnic tables for lunch. Stephanie Schuster & Linda D’Alessandro arrived soon after with more equipment & prizes – and help with the raffle and entry tables.
Once the raffle table was organized, the signs were posted and our dogs were walked – we sat down to wait –and wait – and wait.
Guess what – NOBODY SHOWED UP FOR THE MATCH! So we had a nice long 3-1/2 hours by ourselves at the park. We did have our General Meeting, so we were able to use the time.
Around 10:30am the Friends For Pets crew showed up to set up their booth and the Weim owners and their dogs began to arrive. Unfortunately the attendance was much less than previous years, while we can’t be sure exactly why we speculated that the fires in the Thousand Oaks to Malibu area and the subsequent travel difficulties must have had an impact on those who might have come.
In spite of that – those of us who were there had a great time!
The Rescue Parade had a good number of participants and we had a MARRIAGE PROPOSAL! Yes, that’s right – he got down on one knee right there in the middle of the Rescue Parade. Dona took lots of pictures and we all got teary eyes. The newly engaged couple met after having adopted Weims from Friends For Pets, and their love grew with their love of Weimaraners.
What a great day.
After the yummy potluck lunch, we had Trick Dog evaluations. And 5 dogs earned Novice Trick dog titles, 4 were owned by club members and 1 was a FFP adoptee!
SWC Member Novice Trick Dog Title Earners:
Touchstone’s Hook N’ Hollow, TKN (Zipper) – owned by Sue McMahan,
Star’s Electrical Output, TKN (Amp) – owned by Dona Tanaka
CH Silversmith Chiquita Bonita, CD RN JH SD TKN (Fin) – owned by Dona Tanaka
CH Hat’s Off N Heirlooms Abbey Road, RN TKN (Abbey) – owned by Gina Grissom
THANK YOU! To the SWC CREW who provided the elbow grease (plus canopies, tables and rings) to make the Festival & Match possible. A small but mighty group! Special Thanks to Mary McElwee who hauled a lot of stuff (including a very stinky canopy) – as she has done each year for 24 years.
AND THANK YOU! To everyone who contributed Raffle Prizes. The prizes and baskets that all of us who came, club members and rescue volunteers alike, were able to provide enabled us to put on another fabulous raffle!
AND OF COURSE THANK YOU! To Diane Monahan and her terrific volunteers who help those lucky dogs we see at the Festival find their forever homes.
Festival & Match Chair
Please send any new applications, or address any membership questions to: Gina Grissom, 9209 Priscilla St., Downey, CA 90242 – Weimtrain@verizon.net
A LETTER FROM OUR NEW VICE PRESIDENT
A letter from our new Vice President:
As the Vice- President of Southland Weimaraner Club, I would like to reiterate what Lou said. It’s important for club members to know that your board members all have a great deal of knowledge and experience in the breed we all love. We are all dedicated owners and have excelled (or at least dabbled in) in different or similar venues of things we can do with our most versatile breed. So if there is something that interests you, or you want to know more about, someone on the board has probably been there, or can at the very least guide you to someone that can help and answer your questions. The resources available to you as a club member are endless.
Lou has asked each board member to give a quick bio or ourselves and our dogs bios with the membership.
So, here goes…..
I have been in the Breed and a club member for over 38 years. I am a breeder, AKC Obedience and Conformation judge. I have served on the board of the WCA, acted as Judge’s Education for the WCA and with the exception of a few years where we needed a break, either my wife, or I have been on the board of SWC since we first joined. I’ve acted as National Show Chair, and as the liaison to put on a National hosted by SWC. I’ve been Field Trial Chair, and Secretary, put on both Field and Retrieving ratings. Back in the day I also chaired Retrieving Trials for SWC. Yep, SWC used to put those on for our members, no titles, but a fun time where we could get together have a friendly competition and get ready for upcoming ratings!
I have trained and competed successfully in obedience trials, ratings, hunt tests, and field trials. I don’t go in the conformation ring, that is left up to my wife.
As someone who loves this breed, I welcome any and all of you to draw of the experience and resources this board has to offer.
Bob Margolis, Vice-President
FROM THE MEMBERSHIP CHAIR
Welcome New Members:
Virginia Asher – Phoenix, AZ – sponsored by Rebecca Gardea – Newsletter
Francis, Julie, Zoe & Maddox (juniors) Avila – Santa Barbara, CA – sponsored by Rebecca Gardea & Maureen
Duffy – Newsletter (*)
Jana M. DeTevis – Chino, CA – sponsored by Kim Burnell & Ann Taguchi – Newsletter (*)
Michael & Janene Maxwell – Valencia, CA – sponsored by Rebecca Gardea – Newsletter
(*) will change to Voting, pending meeting attendance
And Welcome Back, Renewed Members:
Pamela Chavez Hutson) & Brenda Barnette – Acton, CA – Voting
Jordan Dickson – Upland, CA – Voting
Jean Massoth – Lacey, WA – Newsletter
Teri Rice – Whittier, CA – Voting
Becca Louise would like to brag that SilverBay’s The Sweetest Tea’Se- NA prize 1, 2 Junior Hunter passes owner Jordan Dickson, Rebecca Gardea SilverBay’s N PMs Fire N Ice- NA Prize 1 (Teri Rice, Rebecca Gardea SilverBay’s N PMS Valerian Steel – NA Prize 1 and 4 JH passes, Janene and Mike Maxwell and Rebecca Gardea SilverBay’s N PMs Direworlf- NA Prize 1, 2 JH passes. Kristen and jared Boyd, Rebecca Gardea SilverBay N PMS Hear me roar- Virginia Asher, Rebecca Gardea Junior Hunter 4 passes 9 pts toward his Championship
Gina Grissom would like to brag that Abbey earned her 1st & 3rd Rally Novice legs on the same days she took 5-point specialty majors. And that for her first leg, in a single day, she was BOW at the WCA Regional showing 6 separate times at that specialty (12-18,WB, BOB, OHBOB, Stud Dog & Brood Bitch), and after that – placed 3rd of 11 in the Junior Futurity Bitch class (her 7th conformation go-round), and still later in the afternoon had enough attitude and cooperation to show wonderfully in Rally Novice for a score of 98 out of 100 !!! And Gina would also like to brag that she made it through that day without falling down or needing oxygen.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT…
Whether you live with a Grand Champion show dog, a Rescue you have given a better life to, or Weimaraner you raised from a puppy as your family dog – they are all beloved pets. And there are strong reasons to do more with that Gray friend.
I’ve always said a Weimaraner needs a job, and a purpose in life. It doesn’t much matter if it’s a job he/she has to do every day, or just on occasion, they need to have a purpose other than re-decorating your home, redesigning your landscape, or changing the physical architecture of you home.
Having a “job” keeps their mind active and engaged. Having a “job” helps keep them physically active. And having a “job” helps them to socially interact and connect with other dogs and people.
Lucky for us in this day and age, the AKC offers many more things for ALL owners to do with their dogs, than they did just 10 years ago. ANY Weimaraner can participate in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Hunt Tests, Dock-diving, Fast-Cat, Trick Dog, Canine Good Citizen, Nose-Work, and so much more. For all of these activities they don’t need to have “papers” and they can be neutered.
Come on out to the Match and Festival on November 12, and learn about how you can unlock the potential in your Weimaraner, whether he/she is a Rescue or a Show Dog it makes no difference. Your friend and companion can have fun, work and learn about the AKC Trick Dog program at this year’s Festival. Just one of the things that can help build the bond with family members, strengthen confidence, and most importantly give your Weimaraner a “JOB” that they will look forward to doing with you.
– Respectfully, your editor, with the help of Gina!
Silogram Weimaraners is thrilled to announce a litter arrival of three boys in September. This is a very special repeat breeding of CH Windwalker’s Graeagle, to CH Silogram’s In The Ballpark Wrigley.
We are thrilled to say, Nancy, Gil & John are all doing great and well on their way to recovery!!
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
LATEST SHOW NEWS
Southland Weimaraner Club Specialty Shows – July 5, 2018
LATEST FIELD TRIAL NEWS
Western Classic and Field Futurity February 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
****LATEST SHOW AND OBEDIENCE NEWS****
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.