Welcome to the official website of the Weimaraner Klub of Gauteng, the only KUSA-affiliated Weimaraner club in South Africa  (And yes the K in Klub is intentional – the name of the club was derived from that of the German club)

The aim of the klub is to maintain and improve the quality of Weimaraners in South Africa by expecting Klub registered breeders to comply with a Code of Ethics set by the Klub. Since the klub’s inception members were encouraged to have their dogs x-rayed for hip dysplasia.

The rules for hip dysplasia state that:

  1. Dogs/bitches with a Grading of A1, A2, B1 can be bred to dogs/bitches with the same grading or that of B2, C1, C2.
  2. Dogs/bitches with a grading of B2, C1, C2 may only be mated to dogs/bitches with a grading of A1, A2, B1

Since January 1992, all Weimaraners are expected to comply with these regulations before a litter can be registered at Kusa.

Klub members are encouraged to show their dogs at KUSA shows, and we also host our own Open and Championship show in February and August respectively

Also, since a Weimaraner is first off a working dog, the Klub hosts an annual Shooting Ratings test in June, with training sessions in the two months before that. Klub members, and indeed all interested Weimaraner owners are welcome to bring their dogs for training on the training Sundays, and also so the dogs can be tested for Retriever and Shooting ability at the Shooting Ratings.

Joining the Klub

Full Membership (Single or Family) including initial entry fee costs R200.00 per year. If a member joins after the 1st October, the membership is valid for the following year as well. Annual Membership Renewal is R150.00, Late renewals (after April) will be R170.00

To join the Klub, please download and complete the Application Form and fax it to (011) 507-5576 or scan and email to [email protected]

Banking Details of the Klub:

Nedbank: Meyersdal Branch
Code: 152042
Acc No: 1520012683

Use your name and surname as reference on all payments.

Download Membership Form

 

Shooting Ratings 2017

The annual Shooting Ratings of the Weimaraner Klub of Gauteng will
once again be held this year at Oppiedam near Nigel on 24th June 2017.
We need to organize the following before then:

1) Arrange for birds for the tests
2) Arrange for catering
3) Arrange guns, throwers etc for the tests.

In order to plan and organize the Ratings successfully, we require
your input as to how many people will be attending and how many dogs
will be entering in each test.

1) How many dogs will you be entering?
2) In which tests will you be entering the dogs?
3) How many additional people, if any, will be joining you for lunch?

Because we get the use of the venue for free, we are required to make
use of the catering and cash bar for the day. Therefore we require
each handler of a dog to also pay for lunch. Cost of the catering on
the day will be R150 per person, which will also include coffee and
sandwiches on arrival.

The tests that will be offered this year and their costs are :

Novice Shooting Dog: Club Members – R150, Non-members – R200 per dog entered
Novice Retriever Dog: Club Members – R150, Non-members – R200 per dog entered
Shooting Dog: Club Members – R150, Non-members – R200 per dog entered
Retriever Dog: Club Members – R150, Non-members – R200 per dog entered

Note: Your dog must first pass Novice Shooting Dog before advancing to
the next test. You can enter for both Novice Shooting Dog and Novice
Retriever Dog on the same day but will only be eligible to participate
in the Novice Retriever Dog test if your dog passed the Novice
Shooting Dog test on the day or at a previous Ratings

All Weimaraners are welcome, registered and unregistered

Please let us know who will be attending and entering which test by
email to [email protected] or by phoning 082 896 0378. This
should please be done by 31st May.

All entries and payments for tests and lunch close on the 7th June.
Please make use of the entry form attached – print, complete and then
scan and email back to [email protected] or fax to (011)
507-5576.

One form should be filled in for each dog entered. Also mark on the
form how many people will be booking lunch (bottom right of the form
where it says Lunch). Proof of Payment should be sent along with the
entry form(s).

The banking details of the Weimaraner Klub of Gauteng:

Nedbank: Meyersdal Branch
Code: 152042
Acc No: 1520012683

Shooting Ratings Entry Form

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Beware of puppy scams

As always there are scammers in every industry but someone has brought a puppy scam to our attention, which involves the sale of Weimaraner puppies.

Please be careful when researching breeders – always ask the club if you are not sure of a breeder that contacts you. Reputable breeders will not send you spam to sell their puppies – most of us already have puppy lists with people waiting for puppies and the club’s puppy list is also shared with club breeders. And if it seems too good to be true, it normally is

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Start of Training for Shooting Ratings 2017

The Weimaraner Klub will start Field Training on 2 April 2017, training dates below, training to be on Sundays (except where indicated otherwise) from 8:00 AM. This is in preparation for the annual Shooting Ratings test which will be held on 17 June

To cover the cost of the birds for the training, there will be a charge of R400 per dog entered in training, this will cover all training sessions. Also only one dog will be allowed per handler, and the same dog that starts training needs to finish training. Handlers/dogs can also not join the training part way through.

The training will be for club members only. Non-club members are welcome to join the club with the purpose of attending the training and entering the Ratings. Only members that plan on entering the Ratings will be allowed to participate in the training sessions.

A limited number of dogs can be accommodated on a first come basis.

The training will cover:

Basic field obedience (most basic obedience like sit, stay, recall, should be taught beforehand to save on time at the training sessions)
Finding birds in the field
Land retrieving
Water retrieving

There will be two groups, one for the Novice tests (Novice Shooting Dog and Novice Retriever Dog) and another for dogs that have already passed the Novice tests. This group will prepare for the Shooting Dog and Retriever Dog tests

Training dates (preliminary dates):

2nd April
9th April
22nd April (Saturday)
30th April
14th May
28th May
4th June
11th June

Shooting Ratings 17th June

Venue for training: Retriever Dam in Midrand – see https://www.weimaraner.co.za/maps/

To attend the training, interested members need to confirm their attendance and pay the R400 training fee before 26 March 2017. Please contact [email protected] or 082 896 0378 for more information or to confirm attendance

To prepare for the training, you can also read the document that describes the various tests and what needs to be accomplished in each

https://www.weimaraner.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/regulations-weimaraner-shooting-ratiings-_2nd-revision_.pdf

Start of Points Calculation for 2017

This is a reminder of the start of the Points Calculation period for Weimaraner of the Year and Puppy of the Year for 2017. As per the new simplified points system terms and conditions at https://www.weimaraner.co.za/points-system/, claims for points need to be submitted within 2 weeks of the relevant show to [email protected] or the points will not be counted, and no late claims will be considered

Therefore, claims for SALKA 1 and SALKA 2 need to be submitted on or before 26 February

Points will be awarded for the following at All Breeds Championship Shows:

  • Best of Breed LH
  • Best of Breed SH
  • Gundog Group placing 1 to 4
  • Best in Show All Breeds
  • Best Puppy of Breed LH
  • Best Puppy of Breed SH
  • Gundog Puppy Group placing 1 to 4
  • Best Puppy in Show All Breeds

Weimaraner (Short haired) and Weimaraner (Long haired) are seen as separate breeds for points awarding purposes (ie both BOB & BP LH and BOB & BP SH will receive points)

KUSA now the only legal Canine Breeder’s Society and Registering Authority in South Africa

Following lengthy negotiations with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), we are delighted to announce that the Kennel Union of Southern Africa (KUSA) has now been registered by the DAFF as a Breeders’ Society and as a Registering Authority for 218 dog breeds. This is with immediate effect and constitutes the final step in KUSA’s stated objective to comply, as required, with the provisions of the Animal Improvement Act, No. 62 of 1998 (“the Act”), of which the DAFF is the custodian.

This affirmation by the South African Government of KUSA’s authoritative position in South African canine affairs has far-reaching implications for our organisation, inter alia:

  • Section 11(1)(b) of the Act excludes the registration of more than one Breeders’ Society for any animal of a specified breed. KUSA is therefore the only Breeders’ Society registered in terms of the Act for any of the 218 breeds it had applied for.
  • Similarly, Section 11(2)(a) of the Act prohibits the registration of more than one Registering Authority for any breed of animal, which means that KUSA is the only Registering Authority for the 218 breeds in question.

In his letter to the Acting Chairman of Fedco confirming the above, the Registrar: Animal Improvement, Mr MJ Mamabolo, concludes: “I take this opportunity of welcoming KUSA under the authority of the South African Animal Improvement Act, and look forward to a successful ongoing partnership.”

I trust that the membership of KUSA will join me in celebrating this critically important milestone in KUSA’s 125-year history.

Kind regards,

CJL Griffith
Acting Chairman: Federal Council of KUSA

Open Show 2017 Results

Date: 29 January 2017

Judge: Mrs Lynne Ruddle

Best in Show Ch Mistylowlands Coolcat Finnley of Stahlberg (NSD NRD)
Reserve Best in Show Gatebeautiful Imperium Star
Best Opposite Sex Gatebeautiful Imperium Star
Best Puppy in Show Gatebeautiful Imperium Star
   
Best of Breed LH Gundalf Cassiopeia Star (NSD NRD)
   
Best of Breed SH Ch Mistylowlands Coolcat Finnley of Stahlberg (NSD NRD)
Reserve Best of Breed SH Gatebeautiful Imperium Star
Best Puppy of Breed SH Gatebeautiful Imperium Star
   
Best Baby Puppy in Show Hans
Best Junior in Show Weathervane HBD Arya Vasuki
Best SA Bred in Show Mercurymagic Just Al Capone of Himmelsein
Best Veteran In Show Drutaner Haze Saskia Soo
Best Open in Show Ashlaren Amazing Grace
Best Champion in Show Ch Mistylowlands Coolcat Finnley of Stahlberg (NSD NRD)
Best Neuter in Show Denver
Best Imported in Show Int Ch, SA Ch Re Poetry in Motion of the Grey Noble of Mistylowlands
Best Minor Puppy in Show Mistylowlands Digo Diablo

 

Shorthaired Best of Breed & Best In Show: Ch Mistylowlands Coolcat Finnley of Stahlberg (NSD) (NRD)
and Best Puppy In Show, Reserve Best Of Breed, Reserve Best In Show: Gatebeautiful Imperium Star

 

Longhaired Best Of Breed: Gundalf Cassiopeia Star (NSD) (NRD)

Open Show 2017

Our 2017 Open Show will be held on 29 January at Goldfields Kennel Club in Berdfordview

Our Judge will be Mrs Lynne Ruddle

As this is an Open Show, non-KUSA-registered Weimaraners that conform to the official KUSA Weimaraner standard, can also compete. So bring your Weimaraner and come and enjoy the day with other Weimaraner owners

Entries will be taken on the day, so it is not necessary for pre-entry
 
The final Schedule for the show can be downloaded below but in short the details:
 
Judge: Lynne Ruddle
Date: 29 January 2017
Venue: Goldfields Kennel Club, Boeing Road, Bedfordview
Time: Entries from:  9:00 am
Judging commences: 10:00 am
Entry Fees: Klub Members: R30 per dog
Non-Klub Members: R40 per dog
Enquiries: Yoan Bosch: 082 896 0378

Official Schedule

 

Calendar 2017 Available for Sale

The 2017 Calendar  is currently available for sale, and it is an ideal gift for Christmas or for business colleagues at the end of the year

To order your copy email Beryl on [email protected] or phone (011) 867 5683

Cost is R120 per calendar, and you will be quoted for postage depending on where the calendar needs to be sent or how many calendars are in a package. It is also possible to pick up your calendar in Alberton

Championship Show 2016 Results

Judge: Ms Jackie Browning

Best in Show: ASHLAREN AMAZING GRACE AT GATEBEAUTIFUL (IMP AUS)
Reserve Best in Show: CH MISTYLOWLANDS BONBON MONROE OF STAHLBERG (NSD)
Best Opposite Sex: CH ASHLAREN HOWZAT HARRY (IMP AUS)
Best Puppy in Show: GATEBEAUTIFUL MASTER JACK
Best of Breed Longhair: GUNDALF CASSIOPEIA STAR  (NSD NRD)
Best of Breed Shorthair ASHLAREN AMAZING GRACE AT GATEBEAUTIFUL (IMP AUS)
Best Baby Puppy in Show: GUNDALF GRAEAGLE STEELE
Best Junior in Show: ASHLAREN AMAZING GRACE AT GATEBEAUTIFUL (IMP AUS)
Best SA Bred in Show: MERCURY MAGIC JUST AL CAPONE OF HIMMELSEIN
Best Neuter in Show: GUNDALF BARON OF HIMMELSEIN

 

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Best of Breed Longhair

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Best of Breed & Reserve Best of Breed Shorthair

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Best in Show & Reserve Best in Show

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Best Opposite Sex

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Best Puppy in Show

Championship Show 2016

Our Championship show for 2016 will be held on 17 September 2016

The judge will be Ms Jackie Browning, so let’s have a nice big entry to support her

Below this post is the show schedule as well as an entry form. Please complete one entry form per dog entered

Please note: Shorthaired weimaraners need to be entered as “Weimaraner (Short haired)” and Longhaired weimaraners as “Weimaraner (Long haired)” in the Breed field of the entry form

Entry fee: R90 per dog per class, R85 for second dog, R80 for third or more
10% Discount for Early Bird Entries (before 31 August)
Closing date: 4 September

Enquiries: Yoan : 082 896 0378 / [email protected]

Entries To: PO Box 61938, Pierre van Ryneveld, 0045
Faxed Entries will be accepted with proof of payment faxed at the same time
Fax No: 011 507 5576
Email: [email protected]
Please bring original telefax details with you to the show in case verification of receipt of entries is needed

Banking Details:
Nedbank: Meyersdal Branch
Code: 152042
Acc No: 1520012683
PLEASE USE SURNAME AS REFERENCE

Final Schedule 2016
Show Entry Form