Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I'll take wind instead of snow!!!

Stiletto (Tea x Jimmy Choo) enjoys runs in December!
Thanks Amanda Labadie for the great pictures .

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas blast from the past -- Bo and Rayne

Our dogs that have passed are always in our thoughts and hearts and even more so during the holidays.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

More Merry Christmas Wishes

From the Solkshinitz family, Pat (S), Raven, Hanna, Daniel, and Garmin, send a Merry Christmas out to everyone.

Garmin and Hanna


Raven and Daniel

Monday, December 19, 2011

Merry Christmas!!!

and as we all know, Christmas time is full of Surprises......

Saturday, December 17, 2011


Taylor & Jimmy Choo!

Pat's Koping crew had a photo shoot in September at Kathy Miner's place.Kathy was able to capture some great candids of BFF's Taylor and Jimmy Choo.These two really do love each other and with such a broad age difference -almost 15 1/2 years and under 2 years!

She still loves me

Okay maybe slightly annoyed with me

Jimmy Choo thinks he can charm all the ladies of the house, but as you cansee Paige does not fall for it ;-)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Merry Christmas from the Stolzenthaler family!!

Pfeiffer is looking forward to sharing her first Christmas with Andrew, Emma & the rest of her family!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Christy is missing from the picture as she is the photographer :-)

Left to Right - Sydney , Aidie & Sookie

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Fantastic show weekend at CKOC. Stiletto, Sookie, JB and True shined as beautiful body and mind Koping Weimaraners! Friday - JB (Tea x Jimmy Choo) won WD/BOW - 3pts, Stiletto (Tea x Jimmy Choo) won WB - 2pts, Sookie (Sydney x Goose) took Reserve WB and True(Sydney x Goose) won BOB (and made the cut in the very competitive Sporting Group). Saturday - JB won WD, Stiletto won WB/BOW, Sookie was Reserve WB and True won BOB. Sunday - JB won WD, Stiletto won WB/BOW, and True was BOB --- as well Stiletto went on to win BPIG! The weekend ended with 2 puppies finishing their Championships from the 6-9 puppy class:

JB is now known as : Ch Koping Dangerous Mission
Stiletto is now known as : Ch Koping Dangerous Heights

Congratulations to JB's co-owner Pat Payjack and Stiletto's co-owner Julia Wilson!! (thanks for training the pups to be so 'professional' in the ring!) Also huge THANK YOU to Janna Jackson for helping out the past two show weekends as well as Christy Spratlin for stepping in when needed!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Lethbridge Dog Show Pictures

BPIG win -- "JB" - Koping Dangerous Mission (Am/Can Ch Win'Weim Better Wear Jimmy Choo at Koping TD x Ch Koping's Tea Party CGN, AGNS, AGNJS, RN, TD) - 8 Months

Group 4th win -- "TRUE" -- Am/Can Ch Koping Win'Weim Say It's True (Am Gold GrCh Win'Weim It's My Grey Goose x Ch Koping's Alias Wan 2Be) - 17 Months

BPIG win --- "STILETTO" - Koping Dangerous Heights (Am/Can Ch Win'Weim Better Wear Jimmy Choo at Koping TD x Ch Koping's Tea Party CGN, AGNS, AGNJS, RN, TD) - 8 Months

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sorry for the delay in the brag but here goes……

This weekend four of the Koping kids competed in the Lethbridge Kennel Club dog show. And VERY proud to report that not only did they all show well and get points/Q’s they were well mannered and happy go-lucky confident Weimaraners!

On Friday, Julia multi-tasked and not only helped in the show ring but also had GG (the Cavalier) and Tea in the Rally ring. GG earned her third Q in Rally Novice and hence earned the RN title at the end of her name. As well, Tea qualified in Rally Advanced!
JB (Tea x Jimmy Choo) won BOW for 2pts and True won BOB. True went on to make the cut of 6 in the very competitive Sporting Group and then JB went on and won BPIG!!
Saturday and Sunday were just show days and again the Koping Weims shined.
Saturday JB won BOW for 2pts and True not only won BOB but went on to take Group 4!!
Sunday JB won WD for 1 pt and Stiletto (Tea x Jimmy Choo) won BOW for 2pts and True BOB. True again got recognized as a very young promising weim and made the cut of 6 in the Group and Stiletto went on to win BPIG!!

Well done Koping crew!!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Koping Weimaraners were at the Red Deer dog show

Friday results -- Sookie (Sydney x Goose) won BOB for a 3 pt win!!!
Stiletto (Tea x Jimmy Choo) took Reserve WB and Best Puppy!!
In the Rally Rings, Tea got a Q with a 2nd place finish (94/100) in Advanced Rally and
P!nk and Jimmy Choo both got Q's in Rally Novice B -- P!nk got a 2nd place
finish (98/100) and JC's score was 97/100.

Saturday results -- True (Sydney x Goose) showed for the first time since
June and got BOB and made 'the cut' in the strong Sporting Group, as well
Stiletto won WB for 2pts and Sookie got Reserve WB. Only P!nk was playing
Rally this day and earned her 2nd Q in Novice B with 91/100.

Next dog show that Koping weims will be at is the Lethbridge Kennel Club
show November 18-20th.

Jimmy Choo has only done 'doodling training' and never been proofed in a
ring yet SO very PROUD of his focus in the Rally ring!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

It's a Birthday PARTY !!! Happy 2nd Bday to the Party pups - P!nk, Garmin and Tia!

Tea & Lucchese produced three beautiful pups on November 1, 2009

P!nk - Am/Can CH Koping Get the Party Started AGNSJ, TD, Am RN

Tia - Koping Life of the Party

Garmin - Koping Party Locator TD

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

P!nk in Belton, Texas!!!

Pat and P!nk traveled to Belton, Texas and attended the Stephenville Show Cluster that included the Lone Star Weimaraner Specialties as well as an all breed agility trial. P!nk not only picked up Select points in the breed ring toward working on her Grand Championship, but she completed her Rally Novice title and picked up a Novice FAST Q and Novice Standard Q. P!nk was a delightful little girl to travel with and so proud and pleased with her accomplishments in all of the disciplines she competed in!! Pat also got to hang out and visit with Dana, Susan and a bunch of Win'Weim dogs and owners. Goose as always was delightful to visit with and STUNNING to watch in the show ring!! The Lone Star Weim Club will be hosting the WCA Nationals at this same show site in October 2012 --- it should be tons of fun for all that attend!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know?
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian women (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer).
In 2011, an estimated 23,400 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 5,100 will die of it.
An estimated 190 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 55 will die of it.
On average, 64 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer every day.
Breast cancer incidence rose steadily from 1980 to the early 1990s, partly because of increased mammography screening. Breast cancer death rates have declined in every age group since at least the mid 1980s
Read more:
from the Canadian Cancer Society website

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

More Tracking title's for Koping Weimaraners!!!

This past weekend Tea (CH Koping's Tea Party CGN, RN, AGNS, AGNJS) and Mckeely (Am/Can CH Koping's R U Paging Me CD, CGN, RE, AGX, AGXJ, TD) headed to Darwell area (West of Edmonton) to do tracking tests.  SUPER HAPPY and PROUD to report that both girls aced their respective tracking tests and earned titles!!!  Tea earned her TD (tracking dog) and Mckeely earned her TDX (tracking dog excellent).  That's 5 tracking titles for the Koping family in the past month!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

JB – Koping Dangerous Mission starts his show career with a bang!!!

At 6.5 months old and his very first CKC show he earned a Best Puppy in Group! Then a week later at his first AKC shows he earned not one but TWO 4 point major wins (going Best of Winners two days in a row).

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


July 19, 1996 - September 20, 2011

Rayne was my first in so many things, my first Weimaraner, my first Competitive agility dog, my first obedience dog, my first CKC registered dog. I learned so much from Rayne, the fun of agility, oh and exactly how stubborn a Weimaraner could be, to travel with a dog and be part of a team competing, no matter what the outcome, I learned how much a dog could hate the command down and I learned patience. Oh Rayne taught me patience. 

Seeing that ad in the paper and deciding to go out and meet Rayne (she was called Bess at the time) was one of the best things I ever decided to do. To accept the challenge of a very smart girl who so many people had given up on and watch her learn to trust me and finally know she was in her forever home is something I will always treasure. Mostly I learned how much fun it could be to do dog sports, to work as a team (well most of the time) , to have great runs, and some not so great runs.

Rayne made me totally fall in love with an amazing breed and I can't imagine my life without a Weim or two.and I can't imagine my life without Rayne. Sadly I now have to face that reality. Rayne was one of the kindest sweetest dogs I have ever had the privilege to have in my life, she could be tough and stubborn oh so stubborn but then sweet and snuggly.. I wouldn't change a thing about her..she was perfect and I learned so much from her. I will always remember our first off leash run when I got her and the joy in her face of just running with Bo and enjoying life..

She will always be in my heart and although there will be others there will never be another Rayne.


I am thankful that Julia and Rayne found each other so many years ago, because I think their love and camaraderie is what has fed Julia's 'addiction' for Weimaraners and for that I along with Koping Weimaraners is thankful. Rayne will be missed by all who's lives she touched. PK

Monday, September 19, 2011

Koping kids earn TD titles on Saturday!!!

Am VERY proud to report that three Koping Weimaraners competed in the GSDCE Tracking test in Edmonton area on Saturday and all three earned their TD (Tracking Dog) titles!! Pat Kopec handled P!nk and Jimmy Choo and Pat Solkshinitz handled Garmin.

Am/Can CH Koping Get the Party Started AGNJS, TD -- "P!nk"

Koping Party Locator TD - "Garmin"
"Koping Weims dominated the "field" for successful passes at the German Shepherd Dog Club of Edmonton tracking test this past weekend. In Garmin's first tracking test ever, he ran track #8 and was all business, pulling me to the small leather piece end article without any hesitation at all. Very VERY proud of him and his love of tracking! It was so special to be able to share the successes that day with his sister P!nk and cousin JC!! Congrats to them and their great handler PK!! " Pat S.

'Hey everyone take a look at my new TD ribbon' -- Am/Can CH Win'Weim Better Wear Jimmy Choo TD -- "Jimmy Choo"

Thursday, September 8, 2011

KRAMER" - CH Koping's Tale of Exaggerations August 22, 1999 - September 6, 2011

On Tuesday evening, Kramer crossed over the Rainbow bridge, where he will join fellow Koping Weimaraner that have crossed before him - Catcher, Jacob and Mackenzie. A huge void has been left in the Cross family's household. Kramer was a buddy, friend, confidant, companion, walking partner and unconditionally loving family member to Don, Joan, Catherine and Glenna. It seems just like the other day this family was visiting my first Koping litter of puppies and anxiously awaiting the day they could take their beloved new family member, 'green collar' boy, home. Kramer will not only be missed by the Cross family and Koping Weimaraner family but also the local weim community since he was an integral member of the seasonal 'Calgary Weim walks'. I will cherish the last Koping group walk that Kramer joined us on this past spring. His happy wiggle bum greeted all the greys as well as his 'grandma-Pat'. Rest in Peace dear Kramer. Xoxo

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
Author unknown...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


"LuLu -- Koping's Dangerous Stretch is visiting Kamp Koping and was able to meet up with her sister, Stiletto - Koping's Dangerous Heights, and her great-uncle Stryker to go for a run (well actually it was so hot that it ended up being more of a walk/romp)"

Monday, August 8, 2011

Koping Weimaraners participate in the Alberta Kennel Club's Breeder Group Stakes

After BIS on Saturday July 30th the AKC hosted this event to celebrate purebred dog breeders in their respective Groups then Best Overall. A breeder would be the first to enter the ring with one of the dogs they bred along with two other handlers and all three dogs they bred to be judged a 'unit'. Great-grandma-Paige came out of 'retirement' and hung out at the dog show on Saturday and then entered the ring with her two great grandkids - True & P!nk. By 7:30pm the young ones were a little 'loopy' but Paige kept her composure and had a blast going in the ring and 'strutting her stuff'. Thanks to Kerri and Michelle for helping handle the weim-girls!

Friday, August 5, 2011


Am/Can Ch. Win'Weim Better Wear Jimmy Choo at Koping (Goose x Bootsie)
Jimmy Choo and I were 'assistants' in a photo shoot Armand Ludick did a couple weeks ago of my friend's Dalmatians and because Jimmy Choo was charming and a good 'assistant' Armand took a couple pics of him.

"Choo choo choo........" here comes 'freight train' Jimmy Choo

"Why did you call me out of the water??"

"I LOVE to swim even if there is nothing to retrieve"

Thursday, August 4, 2011


Goose won not one but TWO Best In Show wins this weekend at the Longview Kennel Club shows!!! Huge congratulations to co-owners & co-breeders Dr Dana Massey and Susan Line!!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Koping Weimaraners do well at Alberta Kennel Club Summer Classic!!

So proud of all the Koping kids that participated in conformation over the weekend!

With very strong competition, it was nice to see 13 month old "True" (Am/Can Ch Koping Win'Weim Say It's True) win Best of Breed both days he was entered and look very lovely and competitive in the Sporting Group. As well, "Jimmy Choo" (Am/Can Ch Win'Weim Better Wear Jimmy Choo at Koping) and his half brother "True" showed twice in the Brace conformation -- they looked like lovely mirror images that moved for the most part in unison!

And for the first time at the AKC Summer Classic they offered a baby puppy (under 6 months of age) competition and 4 1/2 month old "Stiletto" (Koping Dangerous Heights) won BEST BABY PUPPY IN SPORTING GROUP in her show debut! She was stellar with a rock solid stack & temperment!