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1st Australian Weimaraner National

The 1st Australian Weimaraner National Championship Show was held on Saturday 11 June 1988. This event marked a very important time for the Weimaraner Breed in Australia. At the time there was no specifics as to when or where the next National would be and much was to happen in the years between our 1st and our 2nd National. The most important of these was the formation of the National Weimaraner Council of Australia (NWCA).

Our host club for this very special occasion was the Weimaraner Club of New South Wales (WCNSW). Incidentally the WCNSW is the oldest in Australia with its formation in March of 1971. The event was held on Saturday 11 June 1988 at Castle Hill Showground's, New South Wales. Our Judge was Dr Werner Petri, breed warden for the German Weimaraner Club. Dr Petri judged all breed classes, General Specials, Veteran Dog and Bitch.

Some 55 exhibitors, breeders and/or owners from Queensland (Qland), NSW, Victoria (Vic), South Australia (SA) and Western Australia (WA) proudly presented 105 Weimaraners for Dr Petri’s opinion and grading.

Just as a point of interest both coat types completed together. It wasn’t until 1 January 1995 that the Weimaraner Longhair was to compete separately to the Weimaraner.

Mr. Keith Chamberlain of Australian Capital Territory (ACT) judged the obedience Novice, Open and Utility classes. While Mr. Alan Coleman of New South Wales (NSW) officiated over the Novice and Open Gundog Obedience.

Now my memory isn’t all that great to try and recall the day in detail so it’s best I don’t even go down there. Except to say that, from my view point, the day was a total success. The exhibits were graded in the ring after their placing by Dr Petri and ribbons were presented. The weather was kind to us and everyone had a wonderful time.

Below you will find links which will take you to the result pages. The format will show the placing, name of exhibit, sire & dam and date of birth. Then all others remaining in each class. Those absent will also be listed however will show the letter "A" before their name. The In Show page will only list the name of the dog.

For further results, follow the links below:

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