About

Awarded our 32nd CC in Weimaraners in 2017

History

Braefell Weimaraners started in 2001 when we acquired our first dog Zac (Ch Easdale Ridge JW ShCM).  The Braefell affix was actually granted in 2003 and as Zac had already gained his stud book number by gaining his Junior Warrant, we were unable to add it to his name.

Zac was a great introduction to Weimaraners for us and was originally just bought as a family pet with the intention to maybe give working and showing a try.  By the end of 2005 Zac was Top Weimaraner that year and also gained his Show Champion title and his Champion title when he gained a Field Trial award in the same year.

Teal (Sireva Havoc of Braefell JW ShCM) came to us in 2002 and was the first of our dogs to carry the Braefell affix.  He did very well in his show career and especially at open shows where he won won a few Best in Shows’s and Reserve Best in Show’s.

Our Family in 2004

Mark, Zac, Teal and Debbie October 2004

Bramley (Sh Ch Nemrac Nickel by Braefell JW ShCM) came to us in 2006 and is Zac’s son.  He gained his first CC in 2008 and was made up to a Show Champion the following year, he won his 11th CC at age 8 in 2014.

Our first girl, Bracken (Sh Ch Astrazone Avocet to Braefell JW) is a very special girl as her Grandad’s are both Zac and Bramley, it is so nice to have them both in her lines.  She has delighted us by being made up to a Show Champion just before her 3rd birthday in 2016.

Our new addition is from our first home bred litter from Bracken, we have kept another girl called Paisley (Braefell Firecrest) born in January 2017.

All of our Weimaraners are/have been shown and worked on local shoots, making them dual purpose Weimaraners and ‘fit for function’.

Judging/Committees

Debbie has judged Weimaraners since 2005 at open show level and having attended/passed all the necessary seminars she has recently been added to an A3 list as a breed specialist and is due to award her first set of CCs at a breed Championship Show in Weimaraners in 2017.

She is also on judging C lists with the relevant clubs for the GSP, Pointer, Italian Spinone, Hungarian Viszla and Bracco Italiano; and has successfully completed seminars (non-assessment) in these breeds.

Debbie was previously a committee member for East Anglian Gundog Society and Mark has previously been a committee member and show manager for the Weimaraner Association.