Jane Jorgenson with Riva and Auri (right)
My name is Jane Jorgenson and my experience with Weimaraners dates back to my childhood, the mid-60's. Sharing the special love a Weim has to offer with my nine brothers and sisters was an experience I'll always cherish. Luckily my husband Dan agreed with me that we should have a Weim for our three children to love. It was in 1993 that we located the woman that found just the right dog for our family, on the condition that we allow the dog to reach her potential. Not knowing what that meant, we readily agreed and Auri was ours.
Since I was the one at home with the children, it became my responsibility to train her, attend the classes and just generally, do the homework. Fortunately, Auri was a good student, and with the help of many friends from the WCWDCA, I was able to put a championship on my first dog. Dan then picked up the reins and put several field titles on her, making her our first Versatile dog.
We returned to our friend, the Weimaraner lady, to locate for us a grey companion for Auri, and before we knew it, Riva was the newest member of our family. Dan tried his hand at handling- and was able to put a Best in Sweepstakes on her (one of two she earned) I then took over for him as my schedule was more flexible and finished her championship as well. Along the way Riva won a Best in Breed from the classes (over specials) and went on to a Group IV. That was a day I'll never forget!
Dan Jorgenson with Zena
Our next adventure was in the breeding arena. We found the most desirable husband for her was living just a short drive away, and he belongs to very good friends of ours, too! Jazz was the number one Weimaraner in the US in 1993 & 1994. Auri agreed with our choice for her. From that litter we acquired our third girl, Zena.
Zena was my first home-bred Champion- winning all her show points from the Bred-By classes- and having a total of four majors to her credit. She has been a favorite of the kids to show in Junior handling, and last fall ALMOST took home the Best of Breed trophy from our club's Specialty Show- being shown by Erik from the Field Bitch category. (Her mother, Auri won the Versatile Bitch category and her brother Ziggy was Best of Winners!) The judge told Erik that he was in consideration till the very end. Both Christian and Erik have won many wonderful prizes and rosettes showing our three girls.
|Dayna, Chris and Erik Jorgenson|
Dan is very proud of Zena's field points earned at our
club's Fall Field Trial in 1997. During the same competition, her brother,
Smokey earned third place in that stake. Smokey went on later that year to win
his class in the show Futurity, with Zena placing a second. As a matter of fact,
from the five littermates shown in their Futurities- we had one first, two
seconds and two third placements. Not bad for a first try. I have equally high
hopes for her latest litter, including NAVHDA prizes, especially considering
that their father is the first ever NAVHDA Versatile Champion. Thank you, Gunnar
|Best Junior Handler. Erik Jorgenson won Best Junior Handler after winning the First Place in Open Junior competition at the Shenandoah Valley Kennel Club show on 11 June 2000. He handled Ch. Narnia Zena Reiteralm's Gaul and received 16 Junior points that day. Erik now (as of 15 September 2000) has 37 Junior Points for this year (2000).|
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