The Weimaraner Association held its annual Weimaraner of the Year competition at the Cedric Ford Pavilion, Newark on Sunday 11th February 2007.
This prestigious event brings together all CC and Reserve CC winners from the previous year to compete against one another for the title Weimaraner of the Year.
In addition, all Championship Show Best Puppy winners challenge to be crowned Pup of the Year in a separate competition. The event also attracts a growing number of spectators who enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, drinks on arrival and a 4 course carvery lunch.
The event is run on a knockout basis and judged by 3 Championship Show judges, all awarding CC’s in the breed and whose identity is a well guarded secret until the day. This year we were honoured to introduce Miss Julie Turner, Mrs Marion Wardall and Mr Adrian Rutland as judges for the day.
The event began with the puppy competition with 9 competitors and tough decisions were made as the judges worked their way down to the last 3 dogs. Judges choice as Weimaraner Pup of the Year was Normans’ Kalimor Tula handled by Tina Morris with the Runner-Up spot going to Mathews’ Silvermews Sitsi JW handled by Dawn Faultless.
The Adult competition attracted 23 dogs which included 11 Show Champions so competition, as always, was going to be tough. After some tough decisions, the judges were presented with the final 3 dogs, each dog being assessed by all 3 judges for the final time. The Judges decision was unanimous and Thorne’s Mabanika Sandown JW Sh.CM was crowned Weimaraner of the Year 2006. He obviously enjoys this competition as he was Puppy Runner-Up at the event last year.
Norman’s Kalimor Tula followed up her success in this years’ Puppy competition taking the Runner-Up award in the Adult competition.
Each exhibitor received an engraved crystal memento and qualifiers rosette and the principal winners were presented with trophies. Each judge was presented with a bouquet of flowers and a commemorative bottle of wine. The event continues to grow in popularity and the Weimaraner Association looks forward to welcoming winners from 2007 at next years’ event
Michael Heap - Chairman