Under 2018 we have imported three new puppies to Snaiper’s kennel – Northern Arrow’s Mackmyra (Myra) Finland, Ottercreek & Southpaw Jack of All Brids (Evert), USA and Southpaw’s Ottercreek Furiosa (Fury) USA. I’m happy and grateful to have found such fantastic people to take care of our new stars, welcome Linn Berglund, Christoffer Grönlund, Adam Dschulnigg, Karin Ekh Dschulnigg and Karin Ryberg to our Snaiper’s family. The puppies are now 5-7 months old and the exciting journey to educated bird- and hunting dogs has already started. We hope that the pups will become good hunting companions and great family dogs and that in due time they also can contribute to the hunting weimaraner community in Sweden.
We finished 2018 with a pheasant hunt and were lucky enough to outsmart and bag some old roosters. Happy 2019!
Weekend with Snaiper’s family, hunting together in Portugal. Lovely to meet all old and new friends and discover that the youngest have become skilled hunters and the oldest still got it! Beautiful experience.
Thelma had a good run today with nice points at Swedish Brittany Club regular field trial and was awarded her second 1st prize in elite class, which qualifies her for the Swedish Field Trial Champion title. Her trial season is now finished and we can enjoy pure hunting with her, which she masters so well.
Snaiper’s Thelma and Snaiper’s Missy entered the first edition of Europacup for Weimaraner in Toscana in Italy last week. Thelma was part of the Swedish team and Missy entered the competition individually as the reserv dog for the team. Both sisters were qualified the first day with VG and ranked 2nd and 1st in their batteries. Thelma was able to repeat her success the second day with another VG with 3rd ranking in her battery. The Swedish team won the deep water retrieve test and the morphological evaluation, 2nd place in the field trials and in total honourable 2nd place – SILVER! I’m very happy and honoured to be a part of the team and given the opportunity to participate in this great event!
Snaiper’s Thelma 1st prize in elite class (field 8, retrieve 10) on SWeiK field trials on Gotland. Gotland is a truly magic place with its wild birds and true to hunting conditions held field trials. The weather conditions were difficult, forsty and foggy mornings with no wind, which is very unusal to Gotland. Thelma had two points, one on pheasant and one on flock of wild partridges, which she handled beautifully. Very happy with her work and pleased with the result!
OtterCreek & Southpaw Jack of All Birds, Evert 5 months, was on his first bird hunt yesterday. He ran for a while with the big dogs, backed and respected their point for a short while, then flushed and chased the birds a bit. Tumbled through ditches and bushes, nothing would stop him! Learning by doing.
Swedish Weimaraner Club annual Club Match was carried out in Alingsås with water and field test, judge Marcus Niklasson Ruhne. We enjoyed a sunny and warm autumn weekend together with our Weimaraner friends on beautiful grounds with a lot of game. Snaiper’s Thelma had the highest score in the field test with 7 points in elite class and won the title “the Field Master”
We had some wonderful days in the fields, this time Thelma and Ray made their debut at the international field trials in Poland. Hot weather, no wind and a lot of game on the grounds made it difficult, but there were also a lot of birds and our girls proved to be excellent bird finders. Thelma was awarded with two 3rd Excellent (1st prize with 3rd placement) and Ray with 4th Excellent. I’m grateful to have given the opportunity to take part of these trials where really good and high level dogs are presented by the professionals, to watch them work and be inspired.