Saturday, May 29, 2010
Trixie's Open Standard agility run on Tuesday, May 18th at the WCA's Weimaraner Only Agility Trial as photographed by Meridith, Memphis' owner.
She would have qualified but her "sit" was broken and it took her forever to decide to sit on the table, such a Weim thing...an otherwise clean run but over the allowed time...Oh well, I love this girl and come September, the new AKC rules will not require a sit or down on the table.
Not a bad comeback after having puppies just four months ago!
Friday, May 28, 2010
- Marshall, CH Grayhart's In From the Storm
- Sky, Grayhart Lightfoot Early Morning Rain, JH,TD,RN,NSD,V, CGC
- Ranger, Grayhart's Midnight Lightening
- Mia, Grayhart's American Woman
- Monty, Grayhart's Stone Free, JH
- Jam, Grayhart's Purple Haze, JH,NSD,CGC
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
I am still overwhelmed at the successful week we had as our hope was just to maybe get a placement or two but we ended up with class wins, a Futurity class winner (Mason), Futurity Placement (Trudy), Maturity Placement (Marshall) and our girls, Jam and Trudy, placed in every class they were entered in, not an easy feat at a National with such a huge entry and high quality of dogs. In the performance venues, Sky finished her Rally Novice title with a placement and went back the next day and got 1st Place at the National Specialty Rally trial plus we had exciting agility runs with Trixie's 1st place Open Std leg and Jam's 3rd place Novice JWW run. Jam even competed in Novice Obedience and would have qualified if she had not gone down on her group sit but I was happy with her performance since we have not focused as much on competition obedience and her individual run was passable. And, it seems forever ago, but only last Saturday that Jam ran in the WCA Hunt Test in Senior Hunter. She did not pass however, the judges were impressed with her solid point and trainability that we were honored to be asked to work in the bird field for another dog that needed a bracemate to back. We used this opportunity as a training session and Jam held to the shot and did a nice retrieve, a performance that would have passed in Senior. The gunners were extremely complimentary of my young, beautiful birdy bitch!
I am thankful for Trudy and Mason's owners who trusted us with their dogs and to Debbie with Sky, and Laura with Marshall, Meridith with Memphis, who drove long distances to make the Grayhart family reunion and had their own National successes. We are also blessed with the generosity and expert handling of Jam by Steve Lane and Trudy and Mason by Pat O'Brien. I truly appreciate all the calls and emails from our other puppy people and friends, cheering us on all week.
All the dogs were terrific travelers and held up well under crazy weather conditions from freezing rain at the beginning of the week to 90 degree temps at the end. This is a testament to their solid temperaments and training by their owners.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Trudy, Grayhart"s Special Reserve, owned by Barbara & Rich Alfieri & Linda Hartheimer, was awarded a 2nd place. Big thanks to Pat O'Brien for doing such an awesome job handling these two energetic pups out of Trixie and Zeke.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Jam surprised us all with her boundless enthusiasm and drive during her agility runs. Being surrounded by Weims definitely added to her excitement but she did a terrific job considering this is her debut week of trialing. She was close to qualifying on this day but we had a failure which DQ'd us. Her attitude and speed, and being on the verge of control was a joy to watch. We were proud that she qualified the next day with a 3rd place in Jumpers with Weaves.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Our week in Gettysburg started off with a bang as Trixie wowed all of us with a terrific Open Standard run that earned her a 1st place for her first Open Std agility leg, at the Weimaraner Club of America All Breed Agility trial. She ran the course 12 seconds under course time!
We have lots more exciting news on the Grayhart gang and their successes so far at the Nationals...to be posted separately.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Meridith was free to come bring Memphis and her son, and took these excellent photos. The socialization was a great experience for Memphis, with all the excitement of dogs running in the rings and lots of different breeds befriending him.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Yesterday, we started with the pigeon in the trap and just let Savi loose in the field to find it and she did. She also wanted to eat the tail feathers! Mike, our trainer then took the bird out and as you can see Savi is pointing the pigeon.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
A nice, intense point for Monty, who is now officially training for Senior Hunter. This is the big leagues and holding steady to shot is critical. This young male has tons of enthusiasm and we will teach him self control to only go after the bird when we release him. Hopefully, he'll be ready to run the Senior test in the fall with littermate Jam.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Sky, Grayhart Lightfoot Early Morning Rain TD JH NSD V was awarded a 4th place at the 2010 Southern Maturity held in April in Perry GA. Sky also placed in her Futurity last year.
Mia-belle, Grayhart's Special Request, RN, was awarded a 4th place at the 2010 Southern Futurity. held in April in Perry GA.
We are very proud of both Debbie and Jessica and congratulate them on their placements. Both are owner-handlers, who managed to earn placements, beating out professional handlers. Jessica is a novice handler, with Mia-belle being her first Weim and show dog, and with determination, practice and the mentoring, friendship and support she has received from Debbie, has managed to hold her own and do a terrific job with Mia-belle. We know the future will bring many more accomplishments and fun for our Southern gals!