Welcome

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.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

July 1 Ventura County DFA and WCA Western Futurity/Maturity, Ventura
July 2/3 Burbank KC, Ventura
July 8 Channel City KC, Camarillo
July 9/10 Santa Maria KC, Camarillo
July 16/17 Cabrillo KC, Valley Center (2)
July 30/31 Lompoc Valley KC, Lompoc (2)
August 11 SWC Board Meeting, Sherman Oaks
August 13/14 South Bay KC, Torrance (2)
August 26 Simi Valley KC, Santa Barbara
August 27/28 Santa Barbara KC, Santa Barbara (2)
August 29 Los Encinos KC, Santa Barbara

S.W.C. BOARD MEETING

Thursday – August 11, 2016

Marie Callendar’s Restaurant, 14743 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks

Dinner 7:00pm – Meeting 8:00pm

MEMBERSHIP DUES ARE DUE NOW!!!!

Your Membership will lapse if dues are not paid by June 1st!!

*Members please be sure to mail your renewal form with your payment. If you are not able to print out the renewal form (in April Graymatter), please notify Joan Valdezz at Jvalweims@aol.com or 310-373-3060 and Joan will mail you a paper copy. If you are a newsletter subscriber, you will be individually notified when your payment is due. Thank You.  

SHOW News

Antelope Valley KC (5/27/16) breed/group: Dr Steve Keating (2-5-3-1)
WD/BW My Boy Blue Forever Essen (Gunther Von Forever Essen x Heidi Forever Essen) Rebecca Harper-Gardea (3pts)   Congratulations!!!! New Champion!!!!!
WB/BOS Ch Tripawd N Calvary’s Lil Miss Magic Of Silver Bay (GCh Diamond MK The Eagle Has Landed x GCh  Camelot’s N Calvarys Beauty 4 Ashes) R Gardea,M Wilson,R Holman (3pts)
BOB/Gr4 GCh SilverOaks SurfCity Shades of Grey (GCh Silhouette’s LifeInTheFastLane x GCh Surfcity It Had To Be You) Brad & JoAnn Rosenberg & J Logan
SEL GCh Silogram’s Rolls Royce CDX (GCh Silhouette’s LifeInTheFastLane x GCh Valmar’s Look Who’s Talking)  Bob & Vickie Margolis
SEL Ch Barrett’s Star Elliephant Act (GCh Star Synchronous Rotation MH x Ch Axel N Reiteralm’s Gun Run Gal Friday JH) Kim Burnell
San Fernando KC (5/28/16) judge: KeKe Kahn (2-8-5-4)
WD Grayfire’s Wolfgang Klaus (GCH Aldemar ‘N Terra’s Varsity Blues x Grayfire Va Va Voom) Laura and Hayden Shirley (1pt)
WB/BW Batista’s Bondi Breeze (4pts)  Congratulations!!!!  New Champion!!!!!
BOB GCh SilverOaks SurfCity Shades of Grey
BOS Ch Barrett n’ Star’s Under the Big Top (GCh Star Synchronous Rotation MH x Ch Axel N Reiteralm’s Gun Run Gal Friday JH) Louise Brady
SEL Ch Copper Leaf’s Best of Sundays (GCh Jewel’s One Wild Night x GCh Diamond MK Flying Fortress JH) John & Maureen Duffy
SEL Ch Barrett’s Star Elliephant Act
San Gabriel Valley KC (5/29/16) breed: Maureen Day – group: Donald Sturtz (1-6-4-4)
WD/BW Grayfire’s Wolfgang Klaus (3pts)
WB Barrett’s Lady Gray (GCh Camelot’s Heildelberg Maximillion Von Reiteralm x Ch Axel N Reiteralm’s Gun Run Gal Friday JH) Erin Smith & Kim Burnell (3pts)
BOB/Gr3 GCh SilverOaks SurfCity Shades of Grey
BOS Ch Barrett’s Star Elliephant Act
SEL GCh Knight N Barrett’s Pioneer Mountain Man (GCh Camelot’s Heildelberg Maxi million Von Reiteralm x Ch Axel N Reiteralm’s Gun Run Gal Friday JH) Kim Burnell
SEL Ch Batista’s Bondi Breeze
Los Encinos KC (5/30/16) judge: Bonnie Linnell Clarke (1-4-4-3)
WD/BW Grayfire’s Wolfgang Klaus (2pts)
WB Barrett’s Lady Gray (2pts)
BOB GCh SilverOaks SurfCity Shades of Grey
BOS            Ch Tripawd N Calvary’s Lil Miss Magic Of Silver Bay (GCh Diamond MK The Eagle Has Landed x GCh  Camelot’s N Calvarys Beauty 4 Ashes) R Gardea,M Wilson,R Holman
SEL               GCh Silogram’s Rolls Royce CDX (GCh Silhouette’s LifeInTheFastLane x GCh Valmar’s Look Who’s Talking)  Bob & Vickie Margolis
SEL             Ch Barrett n’ Star’s Under the Big Top
*Yosemite KC (6/09/16) judge: Sulie Greendale-Paveza (0-0-1-3) 
BOB GCh Knight N Barrett’s Pioneer Mountain Man
BOS Ch Barrett’s Star Elliephant Act
*Yosemite KC (6/10/16) judge: Michael Shoreman (0-2-3-3)
BOB GCh Knight N Barrett’s Pioneer Mountain Man
SEL Ch Barrett’s Star Elliephant Act
*Contra Costa KC (6/11/16) judge:Nancy Talbott (1-3-3-5)
BOS GCh Knight N Barrett’s Pioneer Mountain Man
*Contra Costa KC (6/12/16) judge: Christopher Tilghman Neale (1-6-4-5)
  WB Barrett’s Lady Gray (3pts)  Congratulations!!!!! New Champion!!!!!
  BOB GCh Knight N Barrett’s Pioneer Mountain Man
  SEL Ch Barrett’s Star Elliephant Act
Bahia Sur KC of Chula Vista (6/18/16) judge:Nathaniel Horn (0-1-0-2)
WB/BOB     PM’s Fast Pitch Kit at SilverBay (Ch Silhouette’s Fast Ride x PM’s Ridin Dirty) Rebecca Gardea & Dawna Miller (1pt)
SEL Ch Tripawd N Calvary’s Lil Miss Magic Of Silver Bay (GCh Diamond MK The Eagle Has Landed x GCh  Camelot’s N Calvarys Beauty 4 Ashes) R Gardea,M Wilson,R Holman
Bahia Sur KC of Chula Vista (6/19/16) judge: Kathleen Patterson (0-1-0-2)
WB PM’s Fast Pitch Kit at SilverBay (nr)
BOB GCh Aldemar’s Twentieth Century Fox (Ch Bzyfeet American Idol x Ch Aldemar’s Quick To Chaos) Walt & Sharon Freshour
SEL Ch Tripawd N Calvary’s Lil Miss Magic Of Silver Bay
KC of Beverly Hills (6/24/16) judge: Sharon Derrick (1-1-2-1)
WD Valmar N Silogram’s Party Time Luke (GCh Copper Leaf’s Best Of Sundays x Ch Valmar’s Olympic Holiday) Joan Valdez & Vickie Margolis (nr)
WB/BW Barrett N Star’s Flying Spectacle (GCh Star Synchronous Rotation MH CD RN SDX RD,VX2 BROM x Ch AxelN Reiteralm.s Gun Run Gal Friday JH) Kim Burnell (nr)
BOB GCh Knight N Barrett’s Pioneer Mountain Man
BOS GCh Aldemar’s Twentieth Century Fox
SEL Ch Copper Leaf’s Best of Sundays (GCh Jewel’s One Wild Night x GCh Diamond MK Flying Fortress JH) John & Maureen Du
*only wins of Southland dogs are reported at these shows
Long Beach KC 6/25/16) judge: Mrs Darle Heck (0-2-3-1)
WB/BOS Barrett N Star’s Flying Spectacle (1pt)
BOB GCh Knight N Barrett’s Pioneer Mountain Man
SEL Ch Copper Leaf’s Best of Sundays
SEL GCh Aldemar’s Twentieth Century Fox
So Calif Sporting Dog Fanciers (6/26/16) judge: David Kittredge (1-3-3-1)
WD Valmar N Silogram’s Party Time Luke (nr)
WB/BW Barrett N Star’s Flying Spectacle
BOB Barrett N Star’s Flying Spectacle  (3pts)    Congratulations – New Champion!!!!!!!!!!!!
BOS GCh Knight N Barrett’s Pioneer Mountain Man
SEL Ch Copper Leaf’s Best of Sundays
SEL Ch Barrett N’ Star’s Under the Big Top

CONGRATULATIONS SWC MEMBERS ON NEW AKC TITLES EARNED!!!

CHAMPION

                           Windchymes N Tripawd’s Theory Of Gravity NSD – Linda & Louis D’Alessandro

TIME 2 BEAT 3

GCH Top Hat’s Hollywood Canteen At MandM JH MX MXB MXJ MJB MXF T2B2 NRD VX – M Fields & S Schuster

GRAND CHAMPION BRONZE


GCHB Aldemar’s Quick To Chaos – W.D. & Sharon Freshour & Deborah Nusbaum

GCHB Ola Lolita’s Anyone Can Cook! – Fredda Rose, Pat & Bill VanCamp, Doug Davis & Skye Rose Davis

GCHB Silogram’s Rolls Royce – Vickie & Bob Margolis

GRAND CHAMPION SILVER


GCHS Sanbar’s Truth Or Consequences – Helen Finnerty & Louise Brady

GCHS Surfcity It Had To Be You – Brad & Jo Ann Rosenberg

GCHS Valmar’s Look Who’s Talking – Vickie & Bob Margolis

GRAND CHAMPION GOLD

GCHG SilverOaks SurfCity Shades Of Grey – Brad & Jo Ann Rosenberg & J. Logan

GCHG Unity’s Bzyfeet Laverne Defazio – Greg McLogan, Amy Tourond & Vicki RuiZ

BRAGS

GCh SilverOaks SurfCity Shades of Grey owned by Brad & JoAnn Rosenberg & J Logan, enjoyed a long and very successful Idaho and Montana Circuit dating from June 14th thru June 25th winning many Best of Breeds and Group Placements. Asher started in Idaho 6/15 with a Group 4 at Snake River KC under Karen Wilson, followed by a Group 2 on 6/17 at Pocatello KC under judge Dr Alvin Krause.  On 6/18 at the Eagle Rock KC show Asher had a Group 3 under judge Carol Graham. In Montana at the Yellowstone Valley KC show on 6/21, Asher had a Group 2 under judge Debbie Campbell-Freeman, followed by a Group 1 under Suzanne Dillin at the second Yellowstone show on 6/22 and then at the 3rd Yellowstone show another Group 1 under judge Patricia Trotter!  Continuing on to the Electric City KC show on 6/24  Asher wins a Group 3 from judge Loraine Boutwell and at the 2nd Electic City show he wins a Group 1 under judge Susan St John-Brown. Way to go team Asher!!

WHAT IS REVERSE SNEEZING IN DOGS?

It is a fairly common respiratory event in dogs, but is rarely seen in cats. We suspect the cause to be irritation or inflammation of the nasal, pharyngeal, or sinus passages (upper airways). It may be a way for the dog to attempt to remove foreign particles such as dust, powder or other irritants or allergens from its upper airways. It is also seen after periods of over-excitement.

Reverse sneezing is characterized by sudden rapid and repeated inhalations through the nose, followed by snorting or gagging sounds. It can be alarming to an owner, but is not known to be harmful to dogs with no other underlying condition such as heart disease. Most dogs are completely normal before and after these episodes. In dogs that exhibit reverse sneezing, it is not uncommon for them to have repeat episodes of reverse sneezing throughout their lives.

What Happens When A Dog Reverse Sneezes? During a reverse sneeze, the dog will start suddenly stand still, and extend its head and neck. A loud snorting sound is produced. This condition should be differentiated from a tracheal collapse (often seen in toy breeds), which is characterized by a loud “honking” sound. A tracheal collapse is of a more serious nature that a reverse sneeze.

What Should I Do If My Dog Reverse Sneezes? A common remedy is to briefly hold close the dog’s nostrils for a second and lightly massage the throat to calm. Lightly blowing in its face may also help. This should cause the dog to swallow a couple of times, which will usually stop the spasm of the reverse sneeze. Getting the dog in a cool area or outside with fresh air while trying to verbally calm them can also be useful.

Most dogs do not require medication, however some veterinarian recommend antihistamines if the problem is serious, chronic, and allergy related. An evaluation of the environment would also be helpful in determining possible causes of these events. Perfumes, carpet cleaners, etc. are often cited in these dogs’ histories.