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, 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|
|Friday, October 12, 2018||SHOW||Black Mountain KC Breeder Showcase and Sweepstakes||Henderson, NV|
|Saturday, October 13, 2018||SHOW||Black Mountain KC||Henderson, NV|
|Sunday, October 14, 2018||SHOW||Black Mountain KC||Henderson, NV|
|Friday, October 19, 2018||SHOW||Harvest Moon Cluster||Pleasanton, CA|
|Saturday, October 20, 2018||SHOW||Harvest Moon Cluster||Pleasanton, CA|
|Sunday, October 21, 2018||SHOW||Harvest Moon Cluster||Pleasanton, CA|
|Saturday, October 27, 2018||SHOW||Kennel Club of Riverside||Perris, CA|
|Sunday, October 28, 2018||SHOW||Kennel Club of Riverside||Perris, CA|
The next General Membership meeting will be on SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 at the SANTA ANA SHOW in City of Industry. Time and location will be determined after entries close.
Please make every effort to attend!
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
SWC Membership – Refresher – Gina Grissom new Membership Chair
Many years ago the AKC asked us (and other Specialty Clubs) to change our Constitution into a format that should lead to fewer issues between Specialty Clubs and the AKC. In particular the AKC was having to field a lot of complaints (and lawsuits, if you can believe that), over voting that was occurring within clubs – who could vote, how many members it took to vote, etc.
Most issues were caused by the fact that Specialty/Breed Clubs tend to have members spread out over long distances. And that can make it almost impossible for a large percentage of the membership to gather to vote at any one time. So the AKC approved a change to 2 membership levels. Voting Members, who are more likely to be able to make meetings, vote and hold office. And what we chose to call Newsletter members who could get the monthly Graymatter, be welcomed to all our events (and help out at events) and maybe convert to Voting members if they found themselves desiring to hold office, go to meetings, be on our Breeder’s List and be eligible for perpetual trophies (but those went away, so never mind). (PS I know these things because I was involved in dealing with AKC at the time.)
Anyway – I wanted to explain this because it is perfectly OK and in fact probably a good idea, to have someone who first applies for membership to become a Newsletter member first. The Constitution allows anyone who joins as a Newsletter Member to change to a Voting member during the yearly renewal period (May 1st – June 1st), by being published as requesting the change and then being voted into Voting membership.
Another thing gleaned from re-reading the Constitution is that anyone who does not pay their dues by May 1st of each year will be considered as having “lapsed.” Lapsed members cannot vote, but once they pay their dues they will be re-instated. So, anyone who was once a member and re-applies will be considered as renewing their “lapsed” membership and re-instated at their original membership level.
Something new I am going to do, is take Voting Membership applicants – who have not yet attended a club meeting and/or been voted on – and put them on the roster as Newsletter Members. We get applications for Voting memberships that are on hold for months waiting for the applicants to have an opportunity to attend a meeting. Rather than just keep them in limbo, I believe we should get them on our roster right away as Newsletter Members, then switch them to Voting when the requirements are fulfilled. I see nothing in the Constitution that precludes me from doing that. And my hope is that it is more encouraging for our new member applicants in the long run.
Silogram Weimaraners is thrilled to announce a litter due 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.