Featuring...Hermine Wilkins

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Your Occupation: Self employed - owner DogWatch Doggie Day Care & Boarding

How long have you been owned by Weimaraners? 35 years

What attracted you to the breed? When I was about 8 years old my uncle had a blue Weimaraner named Queenie. I fell in love with the breed because of Queenie and knew I would one day I would have a Weimaraner. We got our first Weimaraner in 1984. He was just a pet from a backyard breeder. But, we adored him and have owned multiple Weimaraners since then, both show and rescue dogs.

What activities do you currently participate in or hope to participate in with your Weimaraner? Agility, obedience, conformation, hunt tests. I also have participate in Therapy Dog International for many years, first with Rock-It and the last 8 years with Blaze. We go to a local school for the Sit, Stay, Read program.

What is your proudest moment with your Weimaraners? Well, the first moment was when Blaze got her MACH in 2016. Most recently, it was when Ellie finished her championship at the Winter specialty in Ardmore, winning a 5 point major and Best of Opposite. I'm also very proud that I owner/handled finished all 3 of my dogs.

What is your funniest experience with your Weimaraners? Everyday with Ellie is funny. She's a hoot and there is never ever a dull moment with this girl.

Things you like to do in your spare time? What spare time? When I have spare time, I like to train for agility trials. I also enjoy taking my dogs for long walks around Lake Fayetteville, which we do about 4 times a week. When I really have spare time, away from dogs, I like to shop!

Something people would be surprised to know about you? : I started the Arkansas Weimaraner rescue in 2010 as a 501(c)(3). I previously had been doing Weimaraner rescue under the WCA starting in 2000. The AWR now rescues and re-homes 60+ Weimaraners and Weimaraner mixes each year

What song best describes your life? I'm Still Standing - Elton John

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