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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
|Thursday, October 11, 2018||MEETING||SWC Board Meeting||Teleconference|
|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||Skyline Dog Fanciers of San Mateo||Pleasanton, CA|
|Saturday, October 20, 2018||SHOW||SVWC Specialty at Del Valle Dog Club||Pleasanton, CA|
|Sunday, October 21, 2018||SHOW||Del Valle Dog Club of Livermore||Pleasanton, CA|
|Saturday, October 27, 2018||SHOW||Kennel Club of Riverside||Perris, CA|
|Sunday, October 28, 2018||SHOW||Kennel Club of Riverside||Perris, CA|
|Saturday, November 3, 2018||SHOW||San Gabriel Valley Kennel Club||City of Industry, CA|
|Sunday, November 4, 2018||SHOW||Apple Valley Kennel Club||City of Industry, CA|
|Friday, November 9, 2018||SHOW||Kennel Club of Salinas||Napa, CA|
|Friday, November 9, 2018||SHOW||Madera Canyon Kennel Club||Tucson, AZ|
|Saturday, November 10, 2018||SHOW||Wine Country Kennel Club||Napa, CA|
|Saturday, November 10, 2018||SHOW||Madera Canyon Kennel Club||Tucson, AZ|
|Sunday, November 11, 2018||SHOW||Wine Country Kennel Club||Napa, CA|
|Sunday, November 11, 2018||SHOW||Canada Del Oro Kennel Club||Tucson, AZ|
|Sunday, November 11, 2018||MATCH||Weimaraner Match and Festival||Van Nuys, CA|
|Monday, November 12, 2018||SHOW||Kennel Club of Salinas||Napa, CA|
|Monday, November 12, 2018||SHOW||Canada Del Oro Kennel Club||Tucson, AZ|
|Friday, November 16, 2018||SHOW||Tucson Kennel Club||Tucson, AZ|
|Saturday, November 17, 2018||SHOW||Tucson Kennel Club||Tucson, AZ|
|Sunday, November 18, 2018||SHOW||Greater Sierra Vista Kennel Club||Tucson, AZ|
|Monday, November 19, 2018||SHOW||Greater Sierra Vista Kennel Club||Tucson, AZ|
|Friday, November 23, 2018||SHOW||Scottsdale Dog Fanciers Association||Chandler, AZ|
|Saturday, November 24, 2018||SHOW||Scottsdale Dog Fanciers Association||Chandler, AZ|
|Sunday, November 25, 2018||SHOW||Arrowhead Kennel Club||Chandler, AZ|
|Monday, November 26, 2018||SHOW||Arrowhead Kennel Club||Chandler, AZ|
|Friday, November 30, 2018||SHOW||Golden Valley Kennel Club||Stockton, CA|
|Friday, November 30, 2018||SHOW||Yuma Kennel Club||Yuma, AZ|
Next SWC Board meeting will be a conference call on Thursday October 11, 2018. Contact Linda D’Alessandro for the call-in number and code if you do not have it. Linda’s email for all things SWC is email@example.com
Southland Weimaraner Club Presents:
AKC Sanctioned Match & Weimaraner Festival
Saturday, November 12, 2018
Woodley Park, Van Nuys – Area #2
9:00 am until 2:30 pm
Your Donation to the Festival will benefit Friends For Pets/Southern California Weimaraner Rescue
This day is all about having Fun with your Weimaraner, meeting other owners & Weims, getting questions answered, talking with SWC members on hand to help answer questions, & Raising Funds to help support Weims in Need. Friends For Pets cares for over 100 Weimaraners a year, they truly need our Help!
NOTE: we are in the process of finding an AKC Trick Dog Evaluator. If we can find one willing to come to our Match, then club members would be able to try and get Trick Dog titles on their dogs. Stay tuned for more information in the November Graymatter!
The flyer for the Match and the Festival are included in this newsletter
As we enter into fall, let’s not forget here in Southern California we still can and will have days in the high 80s, to 90s (maybe even higher) Keep that in mind for your beloved Weim when walking, hiking, bike riding etc. provide plenty of water, and shade, watch for overheating.
SAFETY TIPS FOR HOLLOWEEN
It’s that time of year when we kick off the holidays that will be coming every month until the end of the year. We will try and take them one at a time, starting with Halloween it can be a fun time for children and adults too, but maybe not so much for your Weimaraner…. A few helpful suggestions to help you both cope and possibly prevent a trip to the ER Vet….
- Trick-or-treat candies are not for pets.
We all know about chocolate, and that it is toxic, even lethal for dogs & cats. But did you also know candy containing xylitol is also poisonous for dogs? Xylitol is a common artificial sweetener used in candies and sweets.
- Don’t leave pets out in the yard on Halloween
Halloween is a night of tricks and pranks, and sometimes vicious tricksters have been known to tease, poison, steal, and even kill pets left unattended in yards or outdoors.
- Be very careful if letting your Weim accompany you to the door to greet trick-or-treaters.
Some will charge the door barking and being the watch dog they are each time a trick or treater comes to the door scaring to death some poor kid just wanting a bit of what your giving out, some will try and bolt out the door as soon as it is opened again frightening children and adults alike, some will quake in fear, and yes some will look forward to greeting each and every little ghost and goblin that visits. Your job is to know your dog, and prepare. And unless you know 100% that you dog will great door bell, or knock with a happy wagging tail, looking for a pat on the head, then PLEASE be a LOVING AND RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNER and secure them in a room away from the door or better yet a crate in a room away from the door with the TV or radio on. keep them from getting to the door.
- Glow Sticks
We have a lot of new puppy owners in the club this year, many with young children so a cautionary word about “Glow Sticks”. Supposedly glow sticks are not toxic, but they taste awful, and could make your dog vomit, drool, become agitated….Best to keep them away from the dogs.
- Be careful of fresh decorative plants
While we sometimes feed small amounts of pureed pumpkin to help with some added fiber, and corn fed in small amounts is usually safe to give, keep in mind when used as a decoration, they may get moldy, “Fido” may swallow a large piece or indigestible piece of something causing a blockage…all of which will most likely end at an emergency trip to the vet.
- Speaking of decorations…..
Be very cautious of where candles are used. A jack-o-lantern lit with a candle can be knocked over by a running, playing dog (or child) risking burns, or even causing a fire in your home. Also, be careful of plug in or battery-operated decorations, while they most likely won’t burn your home down if accidently knocked over, they do have their own risks. Electrical cords if chewed on can cause a life-threatening electrical shock or burns. Batteries can cause chemical burns if chewed, glass or plastic shards if ingested can cause lacerations in the intestinal tract.
In the end, be a good responsible pet owner, take the time to really know your pet,
anticipate your pet’s reaction to what could be a stressful evening,
and above all have a safe and Happy Halloween!
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.
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!
SOUTHLAND WEIMARANER CLUB, INC.
AKC SANCTIONED B MATCH/ WEIMARANERS ONLY
Saturday- November 12, 2018
WOODLEY PARK (area #2)
6335 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA
Puppy 3-6, 6-9, 9-12 months
Adult 12-18 months, Open
TROPHY & ROSETTE FOR: Best in Match and Best of Opposite Sex in Match
ENTRY FEE – $8.00- entries taken from 8:30- 9:30am
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
HANDLING CLASS ($1.00 ringside)…………………………………. 9:30 am
CONFORMATION JUDGING ….. . … … . ……… …. … … . ………. . .. 10:00 am
FESTIVAL … …… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … ….. 11:00 am
POT LUCK LUNCH …… . . . . . . ….. ….. .. ……… …. …. … .. ….. .. . 12:00 noon
All AKC Rules Apply
Professional Handlers may handle only their own dogs.
No dogs with major points.
For more information contact: MATCH Chairs:
*Southland Weimaraner Club will host a Pot Luck Luncheon. We ask that anyone who wishes to join us bring a Salad, Main Dish, or Dessert for all to share. Plates & Utensils will be provided.
Drinks will NOT be provided, so please bring your own.
NOTE: we are in the process of finding an AKC Trick Dog Evaluator. If we can find one willing to come to our Match and Festival, then club members would be able to try and get Trick Dog titles on their dogs. Stay tuned for more information in the November Graymatter.
*The Welm Festival will be held at the same locat1on as the Match from tt:00·2:30pm.
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 12ark.
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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!
Friends For Pets Booth – Rescue Information and Adoption Applications will be available.
We LOVE to see all FFP Alumni!
|Come early & watch, club members available to answer questions|
|11am||Festival Begins||Meet & Mingle|
|11:30||Rescue Parade||Sign up at Entry Table by 11:30|
|12:30pm||Potluck Picnic Lunch||Bring a dish to share & your own beverage, plates/utensils & napkins provided|
|1:30||Raffle Drawing Starts||Buy your tickets early|
|1:30 pm||AKC Trick Dog Skills||Pick up Requirements for Certification
Learn how to teach your dog the skills!
|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 & Children <10 Enter Free, Owners please donate $15/ person or $12 advanced reservation MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO SWC, and mail, along with your name & number in your party, to: Weimaraner Festival, 9209 Priscilla St., Downey, CA 90242, Check In 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.
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 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.