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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
|Thursday, August 9, 2018||MEETING||BOARD MEETING||Conference Call|
|Saturday, August 11, 2018||SHOW||South Bay KC||Torrance, CA|
|Sunday, August 12, 2018||SHOW||South Bay KC||Torrance, CA|
|Friday, August 24, 2018||SHOW||Simi Valley KC||Santa Barbara, CA|
|Saturday, August 25, 2018||SHOW||SBKC Showcase||Santa Barbara, CA|
|Saturday, August 25, 2018||SHOW||Santa Barbara KC||Santa Barbara, CA|
|Sunday, August 26, 2018||SHOW||Santa Barbara KC||Santa Barbara, CA|
|Monday, August 27, 2018||SHOW||Los Encinos KC||Santa Barbara, CA|
|Friday, September 21, 2018||OBEDIENCE TRIAL AND MATCH||Santa Ana Valley KC Obedience Trial & Sanctioned Match||City of Industry, CA|
|Saturday, September 22, 2018||SHOW||Santa Ana Valley KC||City of Industry, CA|
|Sunday, September 23, 2018||SHOW||Santa Ana Valley KC||City of Industry, CA|
|Saturday, September 29, 2018||SHOW||Malibu KC||Costa Mesa, CA|
|Sunday, September 30, 2018||SHOW||Malibu KC||Costa Mesa, CA|
A LETTER FROM OUR NEW PRESIDENT
A letter from our new President:
Hello everyone, I would like to mention a couple of things as your new President of SWC. I would like to thank Rachel Aguilar for all of her hard work as club president as she steps down from the position.
Rachel had also been holding the position of Bench Chairperson which has been taken up by Gina Grissom. We all owe Rachel a great deal of thanks for all the hours of work she has put into the club in these positions. Rachel will not be going too far away from us. Rachel just needed a well deserved break from her club duties and we all look forward to seeing her at our next event.
As your President I would like each club member 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 in different or similar areas. Our breed is an extremely versatile one so this gives us a very large area to cover. This means if there is some particular training or competitive field you would like to get involved in, there is a good chance a member of your board or another club member is or has been there. The resources available to you as a club member are endless. We have all experienced the same or similar challenges with our gray kids. Yea they are truly members of our family. They would not have it any other way.
As a board member I would like to share my dog bios with our members.
I have also encouraged our board members to put together a short bios to share with our membership.
I have been in the Breed and a club member for 40 years. I am also breeder.
Training only experience in obedience and tracking.
Competitive experience in show, agility, field events including field trials, hunt tests, and WCA ratings.
Judging experience as a AKC Field Trial and Hunt Test Judge. Show Judging limited to Sweepstakes Judge for a Britney club.
As the president of our club I will always try to give the best advice and guidance to our club and all it’s membership. If our membership finds our bios helpful we may post it monthly or annually in the Graymatter.
Sincerely, Lou D’Alessandro, President
RECAP OF THE 2018 SOUTHLAND WEIMARANER CLUB OF LA’S SPECIALTY
Some things old, Some things new……..
Some things Old: Same hard working club members came out to put on another great specialty, a BIG THANK YOU to Rachel Aguilar for being our leader and Show Chair, this never would have happened without all of Rachel’s hard work and attention to what needed to be done, and her ability to see to it that it got done. Jo Ann Rosenberg for bringing the tents, table covers, hospitality shade, organizing the pot-luck, getting the sandwiches, ordering the trophies and hauling it all in. Dona Tanaka for helping Jo Ann with trophies and hospitality and basically keeping us all sane and organized! Jo Ann, Dona, Bob Margolis, Rachel, Louise Brady, Lou & Linda D’Alessandro, Gina Grissom, Mary McElwee, Walt Freshour and Yours Truly for setting it all up the day before and tearing it all down when we were done. Gil, we missed you there for set-up, but so happy you were able to join us later during the weekend, it wouldn’t be the same without seeing your big smile, and laughing at us all for doing this year in and year out! Linda Millstone, didn’t mean to leave you out, another helpful hand in setting things up, and as our ring steward for both shows, I know sometimes getting us all in and out of the ring can be a lot like herding cats! Another big thank you to all that brought delicious salads, sides and best of all…desserts! We always seem to eat well, don’t we?
Some things New: Well, it was a completely new site! Gorgeous grounds, beautiful green grass at a historical old venue with an interesting history. For those that thought this was always a UC Campus, well, up until 1997 this was a state mental institution, and has been used as a setting in many movies, music videos, and TV shows including (but by no means a complete list) The Snake Pit staring Olivia de Havilland, ‘N Sync’s set for “I Drive Myself Crazy: video, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The Ring, Magnum P.I, and The Big Bang Theory. Many of the original buildings are still there in all the 1930’s mission-style glory.
Yes, there was some confusion as to what we could and couldn’t do, some complications with loading/unloading, parking, and yep, the heat…We had record breaking heat for this weekend, and to say it was hot is just an understatement and we’ll leave it at that. There was plenty of water and ice available for handlers and dogs and it was much appreciated!
While there is nothing any of us can do about the weather, the Bench Committee did solicit your input to what issues you perceived, and what might be done to help eliminate those issues and help make this venue work better for us going forward. I hope you all took time to give Dona your thoughts!
In the end, it was another great weekend kicked off by the SWC Specialty, lots of grey dogs, lots of talking, catching up with old friends and fanciers of the breed, meeting new members and those new to the breed, and just enjoying our beautiful Weimaraners. Best of CONGRATULATIONS to all those that won trophies and ribbons, but in the end, each one of us took the best dog home. I think I can safely say the Board, and the Bench Committee thanks each and every one of you for your support. Can’t wait till next year!!
– FROM THE FIELD –
Dear SWC Friends and Colleagues:
The 2019 WCA Western Classic and Field Trial is now being hosted by the Western Washington Weimaraner Club in Washington State. This is a change in the previously suggested venue of Kingman, Arizona. As a result, it is no longer feasible for our club to host a weekend all-breed field trial after the conclusion of the 2019 Western Classic.
It is, however, possible for our club to host a Winter/Spring 2019 All-breed Field Trial (FT) in California City on March 2nd-3rd, on the condition we have enough club volunteers to pull it off. Please let me know by midnight on August 26th, 2018 if you are able to assist with the following essential tasks. Without volunteers for all of the below-listed positions and supplies, we will forfeit the opportunity to host a Winter/Spring 2019 All-breed FT and try again in the fall.
– Event Secretary. Tasks include but are not limited to: submitting documentation to WCA and AKC to host event, distribution of premium, acceptance of entries, and drawing of braces.
– Tab Keeper. Keep a tab of all income and expenses related to the trial through conclusion. This includes monies for meals, merchandise, blind bogey and calcutta.
– Bird Wrangler. Order and pick-up birds. Care for birds for the duration of the trial. Set-up and tear-down bird pen. Allocate remaining birds at the conclusion of trial.
– Course Mapper. Determine course, set-up course and tear-down course, including mid-course water tubs and flags.
– Bird Planters (NEED TWO MINIMUM). Responsible for planting birds for every stake. Bird planters must supply their own horses and/or quads or coordinate with others to secure horses and/or quads from others for temporary use. (There is no noise restriction for quad use in California City.)
– Horse Coordinator. Take inventory of available horses through existing club members. Determine if there are enough horses available for judges. Determine need for wrangler. If needed, coordinate with Terry Zygalinski or alternate wrangler to confirm reservation. Also confirm onsite water for horses. A list of local wranglers is available for reference and use.
– Fundraising coordinator. Identify opportunities for fundraising and implement them during the trial. Examples include 50/50 raffle, gift raffle, silent auction.
As you can see, it takes a village to pull this off!!! Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of tasks; there’s no point in soliciting for an event caterer, photographer, merchandiser, etc., if we cannot first fill these roles.
Please call or email me to let me know if you are able to help fill any of these roles.
– Kim Burnell/Field Trial Chair
Editor’s note: I would like to add to the above, PLEASE consider offering to help. I know some of these jobs require experience, but if something sounds of interest even if you don’t have experience, someone will be able to guide and help, or maybe the job is filled by an experienced person, and they just need a few extra hands to help make it happen, and that is how you get experience!
Barrett Weimaraners is pleased to announce the arrival of six girls and four boys on July 26th, 2018. Sire: 2xNFC/AFC Erbenhof SnS Boogie Woogie Bo, “Bo.” Dam: Touchstone n’ Barrett’s Autobot Moonracer, “Luna.” Puppies were bred for grace, speed, stamina, alertness, and balance and will be ready for their new homes in early October.
Veterinary Referral List
This is something that was done years ago, and for one reason or another was dropped, or forgotten, but Gina is offering to start this up again, thanks Gina!
VETERINARY REFERRAL LIST – I would like to compile a list of Vets that our membership have used, and then provide that list to everyone as a referral if they or anyone else might be looking for a Vet that has treated Weimaraners in the past.
If you would like to participate – please provide the following in an email to me: Weimtrain@verizon.net:
#1 – The name of the Vet/Vet Hospital you use along with the city they are located in.
#2 – The name of any specialists you may have used in the past, with their city.
Once I have them all – I will compile a list for publication in Graymatter, and email those who have participated. We are not providing recommendations, but a reference list. Gina
We would like to wish a speedy recover to John Duffy who took a fall last month while in New York for a family reunion, he is recuperating and will hopefully john and maureen will be back home soon.
Continued well wishes to Nancy Remeika who is continuing to recover nicely from her recent health scare
Gil Aguilar, you are in all our thoughts and prayers as you continue to fight back and win your battle!
July 2018 Brags
Dona Tanaka wants to let you all know Fin (aka: CH Silversmith Chiquita Bonita JH) had a great time up in Oregon at the WCA Regional Specialty and the WCA National and reports the following: Regional Specialty Rally Novice 2nd leg. WCA National Specialty Novice B Obedience 193, 3rd Place 2nd leg and Rally Novice 3rd leg for RN.
Rebecca Gardea is pleased to let you all know that GCHB Tripawd N Calvary’s Lil Miss Magic @silverbay JH CGC NSD (aka: Pixy) is now a Bronze GCH!
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
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
July 5th after Second Specialty
****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