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We are situated on a small acreage in Summerland B.C. and keep busy with showing and competing in conformation, obedience, tracking, field test and trails.
Other interests include: Cadaver, Search and Rescue, Schutzhund and Therapy dog.
Ghostprints Weimaraners is a registered kennel name with the Canadian Kennel Club
I have been in good standing since 2003.
Also in good standing with
(WCA) Weimaraner Club of American
(WAC) Weimaraner Association of Canada
(CKC) Canadian Kennel Club (AKC) American Kennel Club
Skaha Kennel Club BC All Breed Pointer Club
and abide by their codes of ethics.
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Dog shows are one of the tools breeders use to evaluate potential breeding animals because a dog’s conformation and temperament are indications of the dog’s ability to produce healthy, sound puppies that are able to carry out the breed’s original purpose. These qualities are captured in the official Breed Standard of each breed, which not only drives a breeder’s decisions about which dogs to breed, but is also the written guide that a judge uses when deciding which dogs will be awarded at a dog show. It covers traits such as size, movement, structure, coat, temperament and more. Preservation breeders of purebred dogs strive to improve their breed with every litter, contributing to the overall population’s health and well-being. Since it’s difficult to maintain quality without comparison, a dog show allows breeders to exhibit their own dogs while observing other breeders’ dogs as well.
Field events were developed to test hunting dogs in the activity that they were originally bred to do. Weimaraners were originally bred to be versatile hunting dogs. A versatile hunting dog aids the hunter in all aspects of game management both before and after the shot. Duties of a versatile hunting dog include pointing, tracking and retrieving game on land and in the water.
The awesome power of the dog’s sense of smell is almost beyond belief. Because we can never completely understand how canine scenting processes work, we don’t ‘teach’ dogs how to track – we provide some guidance, and a framework in which they are able to learn what is expected, and they go on to show us how incredible their noses really are.
At a tracking test, the dog follows an unmarked track laid down some time before by a stranger. The dog must follow it to find one or more articles dropped along the way and at the end. He wears a harness, and is attached to his handler by a long line, but the handler is pretty much just along for the ride. The dog is the one that knows where he’s going.
Obedience trials were designed to test the dog’s suitability as a good companion. Basic tests include heeling (on and off lead), Sit, Stand, Stay and coming when called. At more advanced levels, dogs are asked to jump, retrieve, respond to signals, and identify and retrieve articles carrying their handlers’ scent.
CKC Rally is a companion sport to CKC Obedience. Both events require teamwork between dog and handler, along with similar performance skills. Rally provides an excellent introduction to all CKC companion performance events for dogs and handlers. The chief objective of rally is to provide a fast-moving and motivational activity that demonstrates the competency of handler and dog in performing basic obedience exercises without requiring exact precision for success. Rally can also provide the opportunity to refine training skills for competitors in other events.
Dogs in rally obedience events should demonstrate willingness and enjoyment. To that end, handlers may use praise, encouragement, and petting throughout a rally course.
The Obedience Trial Rules and Regulations, where applicable, shall govern the conduct of CKC Rally trials and shall apply to all persons and dogs participating in them, except as these Rally Obedience Trial Rules and Regulations may otherwise provide.
Standards for Shooting Dog, Retrieving Dog, Versatile & Versatile Excellent Ratings
The following standards for shooting dog and retrieving dog ratings are for use in rating the hunting and field ability of individual Weimaraners and determining the degree of training the dog has achieved. After confirmation from the Weimaraner Club of America (WCA), the ratings will be a permanent record for purposes of breeding, advertising, etc.
The ratings are divided into two separate classifications: one covering pointing and upland bird field work, and the other covering retrieving. The two classifications are completely independent from, and not related to each other. However, a dog showing outstanding ability by obtaining degrees in both classifications is greatly desired.
The ratings are not successive; any dog can be entered in any test, provided he meets the eligibility requirements as stated in Section II.
At the test, the chairman shall announce those dogs who have qualified and are being recommended to WCA for approval and issuance of a certificate. Ratings are not considered official, and shall not be used until confirmed by the WCA National Office.
Each dog being recommended for a rating will be awarded an official WCA qualifying ribbon. The sponsoring club will purchase the ribbons from the National Office and provide them to exhibitors with qualifying dogs. Note: This ribbon only acknowledges the performance qualifications and is not to be considered confirmation from the WCA.
After the WCA National Office confirms the test results, a dog earning a rating will be issued the appropriate certificate by the Executive Secretary and signed by an Officer of the Club.
Entries must include the registered name of dog, call name, AKC registration number or AKC-recognized foreign registration number, whelping date, sire, dam, breeder, stake in which entered, name and address of owner, name of handler. The WCA Disqualifying Fault (DQF) Number (certification of spay/neuter) must be given if applicable.
A public drawing, at a time and place previously announced, shall be held no later than the evening prior to the test to establish the running order of the dogs in the test. No entry or substitution can be made after the draw. The required information on each dog entered in the test must be recorded on forms supplied by the National Office. Within seven days after the completion of the test, the sponsoring club must forward the results to the National Office for review, approval, and issuance of certificates.
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Summerland, British Columbia, Canada