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
|Tuesday, June 16, 2020||MEETING||Board Meeting||Teleconference|
|Tuesday, July 14, 2020||MEETING||General Meeting||Teleconference|
|September 27, 2020||SHOW||WCA National||Gettysburg, PA|
Reminder about the 2020 National
Because of the Covid19 pandemic, and concern for everyone’s health and saftey, the WCA has rescheduled the 2020 National. Due to scheduling and availability of venues it was moved about 40 miles away to the Historic town of Gettysburg, PA. The new dates are September 27 – October 3, 2020. As soon as the hotel is ready to start accepting reservations the National Show Committee will put out a notice.
Calling all members!!
The 2021 National to be hosted by Southland Weimaraner Club is less than a year away! If you signed up to help at the July meeting at our specialty last year, please attend the next general teleconference meeting. Your help and support is needed! Don’t worry if you didn’t sign up at the time, it’s not too late. Contact Louise Brady (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she will let you know how you can help!
Don’t’ be shy people are needed before, during and after the event to help with things like set up & tear down, setting decorations out, manning the raffle/silent auction items, bringing ice, icing down drinks, helping police the grounds so all “poop” is picked up, handing out welcome bags, and just being around to help those from out of town/state with whatever they might need help with. Above all a friendly face that can welcome exhibitors from all across the Nation and several countries.
Also, if you are imaginative please submit ideas for the logo for the National. Even if you can’t do the artwork, ideas are welcome! Merchandise will be sold with the logo for the year’s National. The logo also sets the tone for the “theme” of the week.
If you’ve read your minutes in past Graymatters, you will know that due to personal reasons, Diane Monohan needed to close Friends For Pets, the longest running Weimaraner Rescue organization here in Southern California. Over the years FFP has done much to rescue, love, care for and place Weims that for whatever reason no longer had a home. No doubt this has left a huge hole in the Weim world for dogs that have been displaced, and her tireless work will certainly be missed.
The closing of FFP leaves a huge gap in rescue here in SoCal.
Fortunately for our grey friends, there is CALWEAR, which is a fairly new (started in 2014) Weimaraner rescue here in our area (well, the driving force behind CALWEAR has moved out of state, but Kim still provides support for misplaced Weims here). What is needed from you? Well, I know we have members that for many reasons no longer have a Weim, or don’t want a puppy, or maybe would love to have a Weim, just not full time (lol). CALWEAR could use your help if you are willing to foster or adopt one of the many Weims that find their way into the rescue system. Please give it a thought, and if you can help give back to the breed you love, contact CALWEAR at www.calwear.org
Welcome to new members, Kelly Bagley, Carley Devine, Keith Pautz, Victoria Posternak, Kristina Rihela, Erin Smith, Kim Urbini and Stacey & Gene Yochum
Please send any new applications, or address any membership questions to: Gina Grissom, 9209 Priscilla St., Downey, CA 90242 – Weimtrain@verizon.net
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
FEBRUARY 2020 BRAGS
The Rosenbergs couldn’t’ be more thrilled with Fame’s accomplishments. Finishing her show career in style, GCH CH Silhouette’s Showstopper wins back to back Group 1s at San Fernando & Los Encinos Kennel Clubs shows. Fame was #1 Bitch Breed & All-Breed in 2018 & 2019.
JANUARY 2020 BRAGS
Gina Grissom wants us all to know that Abby is now GCHB CH Hat’s Off N Heirlooms Abbey Road, RN, TKN
FROM THE WCA
FYI…… For those that are members of the Weimaraner Club of America (WCA) have you checked out the Members Only section? Did you know the WCA has published over 70 years of monthly magazines? Did you know that almost every one of those magazines has been located, scanned, and put up on the website in the members only section? This took countless hours of dedication to scan each page in each issue to make them available for all of us to have access to the rich history of the Weimaraner here in America…Go on, take a look!! Oh, and if you happen to have been gifted or left a collection of old magazines, and there is a particular magazine missing that you have in your possession, please contact the WCA website master at email@example.com Cindy will tell you how you can help make this a complete collection!
The members only section does require a login password. The WCA occasionally sends emails to it’s members with news and information. Please check your emails back on/around February 15, 2019 for the log in information. The email will be from Ellen Dodge with the subject as New Feature on WCA Website
And speaking of the WCA Website, you all should have received the following email:
Make your dog a permanent part of WCA history!
A new major update to our WCA website is the addition of a “Records” tab in the menu. This tab contains Conformation (Bench), Field, and Companion event records. We would love to add photos for every dog that appears on any of the records pages so that generations down the road can see the great dogs of our breed’s history.
This is where YOU come in:
Please go through our records pages and look for your dog’s name. Send a photo of your choice to firstname.lastname@example.org for each time your dog appears on a record. Your dog will be a part of the Weimaraner history forever!
1. Please send ONE photo per e-mail, and include your name, your dog’s full name, and the record page that the photo is to be placed on. Also if there is a year please include that.
2. If your dog appears on multiple lists, please send each photo in a separate e-mail.
3. You may use any photo of your dog that you wish.
4. Our website must follow the guidelines of the WCA magazine, and cannot accept photos of dogs with obvious disqualifying faults (sorry!)
Please e-mail Jan Hare, WCA webmaster – email@example.com
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!
New Point Schedule for AKC Shows, Division 9 – California
Effective As Of May 13, 2019
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 13, 2019
LATEST SHOW NEWS
Southland Weimaraner Club Specialty Shows – July 4, 2019
2019 Southland Weimaraner Club Specialties and
WCA Western Futurity and Maturity
July 4 & 5, 2019
The 2019 Southland Weimaraner Club Specialties and WCA Futurity and Maturity are a wrap and in the books. Luckily, unlike last year’s blistering 103° heat, this year the weather gods smiled upon us with slightly overcast mornings in the 60s, afternoon temperatures in the mid 70s with the occasional sea breeze. In other words, perfect dog show weather.
This year’s Show Committee: Gina Grissom, July 4 show chair, Linda D’Alessandro, July 5 show chair; Jo-Ann Rosenberg, Dona Tanaka, Mary McElwee, Carley Devine, Jordan Dickenson, and Rachel Aguilar spent months working through the issues and ironing out the details including: judges, grounds, trophies and hospitality. However, a big thank you also goes out to a very special group of members: Bob and Vickie Margolis, Brad Rosenberg, Walt Freshour, Keith Pautz, Brenda Barnette, Pam Hutson, and Louise Brady, who, in addition to caring and showing their own dogs, pitched in before, during and after the shows to do the “heavy lifting” involved in set up, hospitality and tear down.
Much appreciation goes out to Gwen Lattin (show secretary), Lani McKennon (ring steward) and our judges: Melissa Hampton, who came all the way from Maryland to judge our Sweeps; Debbie Campbell Freeman (July 4 Specialty), Sam Houston McDonald (Futurity/Maturity), Pam Murphy (Obedience), and Barbara Dempsey Alderman (July 5, Specialty).
Last but not least, a huge shout out to all the exhibitors who came in from far and wide to show their dogs. This year brought in exhibitors from not only out of state, but also from Canada and England. Congratulations on your wins! We hope you enjoyed your stay and had a safe trip home.
Congratulations to all the winners!
LATEST FIELD TRIAL NEWS
Western Classic and Field Futurity April 2019
Placements from SWC members:
- Second Place Field Futurity
- Barrett Tearin’ offtha Two Trax, “Tearin,” owned by Kim Burnell
- Third Place Open Derby
- Barrett Tearin’ offtha Two Trax, “Tearin,” owned by Kim Burnell
- Third Place Open Puppy
- CH Trax Barrett Call Me Buckwheat, “Soba,” owned by Beth Worrell and Kim Burnell
****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.