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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 the event calendar, 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. To find recent posts, look to the right sidebar. You may also search posts by category (farther down the right sidebar). Note that the “members only” section requires a password. This password was revealed in the September 2013 Graymatter Newsletter.

If you are looking for a Weimaraner puppy, please click here for current litters.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

November 5 San Gabriel Valley KC, City of Industry
November 6 Antelope Valley KC, City of Industry
November 12 Madera Canyon KC, Tucson, AZ (2)
November 13/14 Canada Del Oro KC, Tucson, AZ (2)
November 12 Weim Festival & SWC Breed Match, Woodley Park, Van Nuys
November 12 SWC Membership Meeting (immediately following the Match at Woodley Park)
November 14-18 WCA Mid-America Field Classic, Hubbard, TX
November 18-19 Tucson KC, Tucson, AZ (2)
November 20-21 Greater Sierra Vista KC, Tucson, AZ (2)
November 25-26 Golden Valley KC, Turlock (2)
November 27-28 San Joaquin KC, Stockton (2)
November 25 Scottsdale KC, Chandler, AZ
November 26-27 Arrowhead KC, Chandler, AZ (2)
December 2 WCA Winter Specialty Show, Ardmore, OK
December 2/3 Yuma KC, Yuma, AZ (2)
December 4/5 Imperial Valley KC, Yuma, AZ (2)
December 3-11 WCA National Field Championship, Ardmore, OK
December 8 SWC Board Meeting, location pending
December 9-10 Shoreline DFA of Orange County, Costa Mesa (2)ß
December 11-12 Malibu KC, Costa Mesa (2)
December 25 MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE!!!

Saturday, November 12, 2016S.W.C. MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Woodley Park, 6335 Woodley Avenue, Van Nuys, CA

Following Conformation Match, approximately 10:30 am

Southland Weimaraner Club Presents – 22nd Annual

Weimaraner Festival

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Woodley Park, Van Nuys – Area #2

11:00 am until 2:30 pm

 

Your Donation will benefit Friends For Pets/

Southern California Weimaraner Rescue

 

Come Celebrate the Gray Ghost!

 

9-11:00 am:   Weimaraner Conformation Match, come early and watch the show – club members will be available to answer any questions you may have.

 

11:00 amWeim Festival Meet & Mingle  Lots of Weimaraners and “Weim People.”

 

11:30 am:   Games – Games – Games !

 

Noon:         Potluck Picnic Lunch Bring a dish to share & your own beverages

– plates, utensils & napkins will be provided

1:00pm:      Rescue Parade   Sign up at the entry table any time before 1pm

1:00pm:     Raffle Drawing Starts – lots of prizes

To Follow Rescue Parade:     More Games

 

Southland Weimaraner Club Booth & Friends For Pets Booth
Rescue Information and applications will be available.
We LOVE to see all FFP Alumni!

Bring a chair for you & water/treats/toys for your gray friend(s).

NOTE:  All dogs must be kept on-leash at the park.

REMEMBER – This day is all about having Fun with your Weimaraner, meeting other owners & Weims, getting questions answered, & Raising Funds to help support Weims in Need.  Friends For Pets cares for over 100 Weimaraners a year, they truly need our Help!

All Weimaraners Enter Free, Owners please donate $15 per person $12 advanced reservation, children under 10 are free- MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO SWC, and mail, along with your name and number in your party, to:  Weimaraner Festival, 9209 Priscilla St., Downey, CA 90242, Reserved Tickets can be picked up at the entry table.  For Info. call: (562) 869-5213 or e-mail: Weimtrain @ verizon.net.

Directions: Near the intersection of 405 & 101 Freeways, East side of Woodley Ave. between Victory & Burbank Blvd. 405 Freeway SOUTHBOUND exit Victory Blvd., go left off the exit and turn right at light onto Victory.  Turn left on Woodley Ave.  Park is on the left side of the street.  405 Freeway NORTHBOUND, exit Burbank Blvd., turn left off exit onto Burbank Blvd.  Turn right on Woodley Ave.  Park is on the right side of the street.  AREA #2 – turn into Japanese Garden Entrance, follow road into park.

OUR SWC SPECIALTIES IN VENTURA – THANK YOU!!!

As in the previous years, we held back to back Specalties again this year, on Thurday June 30, 2016, along with an Obedience & Rally Trial at Seaside Park in Ventura, CA. Our Specialties were in conjunction with the WCA Western Futurity/Maturity and 3 All-Breed shows.  This gave us 5 shows in 4 days for major points everyday! The weather was in the 70’s with a cool ocean breeze, as the show grounds are located right on the coastline of the Pacific Coast. Our breed judge for the morning Specialty was Mr. Carl Liepmann from Flushing, MI and the afternoon Specialty judge was Nancy Liebes from New Castle, IN. Our Obedience-Rally judge was Ms. Gina Grissom from Downey, CA and the Sweepstakes judge was Ms. Leita Estes of Rinar, VA.

A delicious PotLuck Lunch was enjoyed between the 2 Specialties by the many exhibitors and friends who donated their favorite dish. On Friday morning in conjunction with the Ventura County DFA show, the WCA Western Futurity & Maturity was judged by Mr. Eugene Blake of Tulsa, OK. Friday afternoon following regular Weimaraner judging, SWC hosted a Buffet luncheon where the Futurity & Maturity Pewter Dogs and Plaques were awarded to the deserving Winners.

Many thanks to the Club members who donated their time and effort to help make this a successful event. Rachel Aguilar (Specialty Show Chairman, Ribbons), Jo-Ann Rosenberg (Hospitality Chairperson), John & Maureen Duffy (Hospitality), Jo-Ann Rosenberg  &  Dona Tanaka (Trophies, also solicited for Donors), Bob Margolis, Walt Freshour, Dona Tanaka, Gil Aguilar, Keith Pautz & Lou D’Alessandro (Grounds set up), Vickie Margolis, Rachel Aguilar & Dona Tanaka (trophy ring set up), Joan Valdez (Futurity/Maturity Chairperson, Supported entry trophies), John Duffy (50/50 raffle), Linda Millstone (Chief Ring steward), Walt Freshour & Bob Margolis (Hospitality Motor Homes) and show photos taken by photograper Kitten Rodwell.  A Special Thanks to Dr. Brad & Jo-Ann Rosenberg, who donated the Rosettes for first, second, third and fourth placement in each class, as well as for the Best Dog and Best Bitch in Futurity and Maturity! .Also, Special thanks to Rachel Aguilar, our Specialty Show Chairman, for organizing this successful event. A Big Congratulations to all the Winners!!

CONGRATULATIONS SWC MEMBERS ON NEW AKC TITLES EARNED!!

OPEN AGILITY

CH Sanbar’s Truth Be Told JH NA NAJ NSD V – Louise Brady


AGILITY FAST NOVICE

Pearl Essence Olive Grace MX MXJ CA NRD – Vicki Lepenske


Woof, Woof, Woof — QUIET!

By Anne Taguchi

Weimaraners are not really a barky breed per se, but they are usually very good watch dogs, which most of us desire and appreciate. They can also be very demanding and they get bored easily (sound familiar? :-) ) — a recipe for recreational barking. The training problem here is that we want conflicting things out of our Weims — barking to keep the house safe is desired, but recreational barking is not. The best solution to this dilemma is to teach a “quiet” command. It gives your Weim the latitude to bark, but he must be quiet (or shut the *%^&@ up, depending on the circumstances, eh?) when you command him to.

 

Here’s how you do it:

  • Get some soft treats.  Cheese is good, but you can use anything your dog likes that is somewhat chewy.
  • Do something to get your Weim to bark, like ringing the doorbell.
  • After he barks a couple times, be right there with the treat to divert his attention with it. Quickly give it to him while saying quiet” or whatever your command word is.
  • Your Weimaraner really cannot bark and chew at the same time.  Praise him for being quiet.
  • Repeat.
  • Use another prompt to get him to bark and repeat.
  • Start fading the treats away.

 

A few thoughts, comments and tips:

Your Weimaraner wants to please you, but do not expect him to understand what “quiet” or any other command means without showing him what you want. Treats help facilitate communication. I do not recommend using a spray bottle or a bark collar on your Weimaraner for barking control, unless you have a serious problem with nuisance barking.

If you investigate the source of your Weim’s barking (look out the door or window), this usually helps with the “quiet” command. If you already have the leadership role with your Weim, which you should have (or God help you) then this does help.

I use the word “enough” for my command and taught one of mine to generalize it to mean “stop what you are doing.” This girl is a kiss-aholic. I love it, but others, eeehhhh not so much. I don’t get it either, but there are people in the world that don’t like getting tongued by your dog, so this command has helped in other ways. Training for attention and self-control in general will help you big time with this.

Don’t forget – patience and consistency!  It really is true; they are the keys to successful training

SAVE THIS DATE !!!

2016 SWC Weimaraner Festival & Conformation Match

Sunday, November 12th at Woodley Park, Van Nuys

SHOW NEWS:

*Arizona White Mountain KC (10/01/16) breed: Beverly Andersen,  group:Gary Andersen (0-1-1-0) 
BOB/Gr2     GCh SilverOaks SurfCity Shades of Grey (GCh Silhouette’s LifeInTheFastLane x GCh Surfcity It Had To Be You) Brad & JoAnn Rosenberg & J Logan
*Arizona White Mountain KC (10/02/16) breed: Gary Andersen,  group: Beverly Andersen (0-1-1-0) 
BOB/Gr2 GCh SilverOaks SurfCity Shades of Grey
*Bonanza KC of Carson City (10/01/16) breed: Christopher Tilghman Neale (1-1-1-1)
  BOS Ch Windchymes N Tripawd’s Theory of Gravity(GCh Diamond MK The Eagle Has Landed x Ch Windchymes First Break All The Rules RN JH) L&L D’Alessandro 
*Bonanza KC of Carson City (10/02/16) breed: Marissa Clark (1-1-1-1)
  BOB            Ch Windchymes N Tripawd’s Theory of Gravity 
*Donner Trail KC (10/08/16) breed: Victoria Seller-Cushman,  group: Faye Strauss  (4-2-1-0)
  BOB/Gr3 GCh SilverOaks SurfCity Shades of Grey
*Donner Trail KC (10/09/16) breed: Faye Strauss,  group: Joanne Paulk (4-2-2-1)
BOB/Gr2     GCh SilverOaks SurfCity Shades of Grey
*Black Moutain KC of Nevada (10/15/16)  judge: William Russell (1-0-1-0)
BOB           Ch Windchymes N Tripawd’s Theory of Gravity
*Black Moutain KC of Nevada (10/16/16)  judge: Richard Powell (1-0-1-0)
BOB           Ch Windchymes N Tripawd’s Theory of Gravity
*Skyline DF of San Mateo County (10/21/16 judge: Ann Yuhasz (3-6-5-5) 
BOB GCh SilverOaks SurfCity Shades of Grey
  SEL GCh Silogram’s Rolls Royce CDX (GCh Silhouette’s LifeInTheFastLane x GCh Valmar’s Look Who’s Talking)  Bob & Vickie Margolis
*Del Valle DC of Livermore-Weim Specialty (10/22/16) sweeps: Janice Pardue, breed: Judith Ann Smith,  group: Dr Karen Ericson  (7-7-4-4)
  Best in Sweepstakes – Silverado Dancer’s Whirlaway (GCh Silogram’s Rolls Royce CDX x GCh Silverado Tiny Dancer) Barbara & John Anglin & Vickie Margolis
  BOB/Gr2      GCh SilverOaks SurfCity Shades of Grey 
  BOBOH/AOM  GCh Silogram’s Rolls Royce CDX
*Del Valle DC of Livermore (10/23/16) judge: Dr Karen Ericson (5-9-4-4)
  WD/BW Barrett’s Love Bug (GCh Silogram’s Rolls Royce CDX x Ch Silhouette’s Joy Ride) Rick Zappala, Christopher Rojas & Kim Burnell (4pts}
  BOB GCh SilverOaks SurfCity Shades of Grey
*only wins of Southland dogs are reported at these shows

 

*Arizona White Mountain KC (10/01/16) breed: Beverly Andersen,  group:Gary Andersen (0-1-1-0)

BOB/Gr2     GCh SilverOaks SurfCity Shades of Grey (GCh Silhouette’s LifeInTheFastLane x GCh Surfcity It Had To Be You) Brad & JoAnn Rosenberg & J Logan         

*Arizona White Mountain KC (10/02/16) breed: Gary Andersen,  group: Beverly Andersen (0-1-1-0)

BOB/Gr2    GCh SilverOaks SurfCity Shades of Grey

 

*Bonanza KC of Carson City (10/01/16) breed: Christopher Tilghman Neale (1-1-1-1)

  BOS           Ch Windchymes N Tripawd’s Theory of Gravity(GCh Diamond MK The Eagle Has Landed x Ch Windchymes First Break All The Rules RN JH) L&L D’Alessandro

*Bonanza KC of Carson City (10/02/16) breed: Marissa Clark (1-1-1-1)

  BOB            Ch Windchymes N Tripawd’s Theory of Gravity

 

*Donner Trail KC (10/08/16) breed: Victoria Seller-Cushman,  group: Faye Strauss  (4-2-1-0)

  BOB/Gr3    GCh SilverOaks SurfCity Shades of Grey

*Donner Trail KC (10/09/16) breed: Faye Strauss,  group: Joanne Paulk (4-2-2-1)

BOB/Gr2     GCh SilverOaks SurfCity Shades of Grey             

 

*Black Moutain KC of Nevada (10/15/16)  judge: William Russell (1-0-1-0)

BOB           Ch Windchymes N Tripawd’s Theory of Gravity

*Black Moutain KC of Nevada (10/16/16)  judge: Richard Powell (1-0-1-0)

BOB           Ch Windchymes N Tripawd’s Theory of Gravity

 

*Skyline DF of San Mateo County (10/21/16 judge: Ann Yuhasz (3-6-5-5)

BOB           GCh SilverOaks SurfCity Shades of Grey

  SEL           GCh Silogram’s Rolls Royce CDX(GCh Silhouette’s LifeInTheFastLane x GCh Valmar’s Look Who’s Talking)  Bob & Vickie Margolis

 

*Del Valle DC of Livermore-Weim Specialty (10/22/16) sweeps: Janice Pardue, breed: Judith Ann Smith,  group: Dr Karen Ericson  (7-7-4-4)

  Best in Sweepstakes – Silverado Dancer’s Whirlaway (GCh Silogram’s Rolls Royce CDX x GCh Silverado Tiny Dancer) Barbara & John Anglin & Vickie Margolis

  BOB/Gr2      GCh SilverOaks SurfCity Shades of Grey

  BOBOH/AOM  GCh Silogram’s Rolls Royce CDX

 

*Del Valle DC of Livermore (10/23/16) judge: Dr Karen Ericson (5-9-4-4)

  WD/BW      Barrett’s Love Bug (GCh Silogram’s Rolls Royce CDX x Ch Silhouette’s Joy Ride) Rick Zappala, Christopher Rojas & Kim Burnell (4pts}

  BOB           GCh SilverOaks SurfCity Shades of Grey

 

*only wins of Southland dogs are reported at these shows

 …

THE WEIMARANER

The Weimaraner, one of Germany’s top sporting dogs, dates back less than two hundred years. It was meticulously developed by noble sporting patrons at the court of Weimar. It was a snob sporting dog developed and jealously guarded by one of the biggest collection of snobs the dog world has ever seen. You were right or you couldn’t get your hands on one. Bloodhound stock clearly played a large role at the beginning, as did a German breed not known in this country, the red schweisshund. The Weimaraner is a first cousin to the German shorthaired pointer.

The Weimaraner is a perfect example of a highly refined breeding experiment that paid off, but it did produce a breed that is exactly right for some kinds of people and perfectly dreadful for others. The snobs of Weimar weren’t entirely wrong in the degree to which they protected their creation.

The solid mouse to silver-gray Weimaraner with its short, dense coat is a dog that simply must have early obedience training or it is capable of being a first-class pest. It is headstrong, willful, adoring, incredibly intelligent, and responsive to praise. When a Weimaraner doesn’t know what it is supposed to do it can be counted on to do all the wrong things. I have known Weimaraners whose owners had not bothered to train them or teach them manners to go through a plate-glass picture window because they had been left home alone too long and were bored, bless them. I knew of one that dragged a charred log from a fireplace and pulled it from room to room chewing charcoal off as it went. It took a professional cleaning firm to repair the damage. It could have burned the house down.

That kind of flaky behavior must be seen in contrast to the well-managed dog, however, or it gives a distorted picture. A well-trained Weimaraner is a regal accomplishment of canine genetic art, and as intolerably ill-behaved as a mis-managed specimen can be, that is how extremely good, solid, and reliable a properly raised example will be. It is one of those dogs, and this is so often true of the sporting dogs, that it is what you want it to be. Few dogs can be more of a nuisance than an Irish setter, a Vizsla, or a Weimaraner that has had its vital energy levels, its need to perform, and its exuberant love affair with life ignored. They need exercise, they need training, and they need opportunities to participate in vigorous, ongoing events. You ignore those facts at considerable risk to your property. I have known very few sporting dogs that had anything at all wrong with them except their owners.

- ROGER CARAS -

A Celebration of Dogs.