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Ben on Point

Ch ArimarLisa Arkansa v Graenit, SH, NRD, SDX, CGC, Fld Ptd

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Benton's Vital Statistics

Benton's Notable Accomplishments

Benton's Structure and Conformation

Ben stackedBen moving

To the left: Shown placing third in an Amateur All-Age field trial stake

To the right: Not quite at full extension, but you get the idea.

In a word, Moderate. Benton is a well balanced, well boned, very masculine dog. His coat is medium grey with no white or "dobe markings." It is dense, of medium length, and thoroughly protects his chest and belly. Much of the time there is an undercoat. Benton has a large masculine head with a moderate stop. His eyes are widely spaced, almond shaped, and medium yellow. Benton's chest takes after the field lines. It is broad, moderately deep, and very well sprung with a slightly longer rib cage. He is short coupled.

Benton's Temperament and Health


Jakob and Ben

With our son Jakob at 2 1/2 weeks.

In a word, Biddable. Benton is a soft, affectionate, intelligent dog. He learns quickly, much of the time in a single repetition. He is very, very stable and is not worried by new or unusual situations. A word of displeasure will cause an immediate correction in his behavior. Hard or severe corrections are almost never needed and cause him great distress. Like all Weimaraners, Benton required a firm hand. But for him, it must be the iron fist in the velvet glove. Benton throws bidability and stability.


There is no known history of hip dysplasia, extra eye lashes, immuno deficiency, or bloat in this dog or his lines.

Benton In the Field

Ben on point

Shown on point at the
1995 Weimaraner National Field Trial
(picture not taken during actual competition)

In a word, Birdy. Benton start pointing at three weeks and never stopped. His point is strong and stylish. He not only points birds, but he finds them. Benton has an outstanding nose, often pointing game from 15 to 20 feet away. He runs a medium Gun Dog range showing intelligent use of wind and cover. He has an attractive and athletic way of going and carries a high tail. Benton is a compulsive natural retriever with an especially soft and dry mouth. In fact, the retrieve is used as the ultimate reward in all his training sessions. He's never happier than with something in his mouth, be it a bird, the mail, a newspaper, or a baby toy. Benton throws love of birds and the field.

Thoughts about Benton's Breeding

Benton is our first home bred Champion. His breeding is a marriage of one of the most decorated field dogs the breed has seen to one of the few bitches that go back to the old (1960's) style Weimaraner. When breeding Benton's litter we were looking primarily at two things. First, gaining improved field ability through the use of Topper, the sire, a dog under utilized at stud (in our opinion). Second, to go back into the old Dual lines which produced dogs of a type preferred by us before many of today's health problems started cropping up.

Benton's Four Generation Pedigree

                                   Michael Weinerschnitzel CD SDX RD
                         FC Michael Weiner Schnitzel NRD SDX
                                   Baby Doe von Tauber
               Weiner Schnitzel's McDuff NSD
                                   Jo Pa
                         Taylor's Heidi
                                   Taylor's Gretchen
     NFC/4xNAFC/AFC/DCh Top Deaugh MH NRD SDX VX
                                   FC Michael Weiner Schnitzel NRD SDX
                         Mister Plywood
                                   Cooper's Mys T Grey
               Charlie's Angel II
                                   Michael Weinerschnitzel CD RD SDX
                         Weiner Schnitzel's Seme Scoot
                                   Baby Doe von Tauber
Ch ArimarLisa Arkansa v Graenit, SH, NRD, SDX, Fld Ptd    "Benton"
                                   Ch Valmar's Graf Schwenden
                         Ch Arimar's Mountain Mist
                                   Eichenhof's Pecan Sandee
               Ch Sundancer's Arimar Timujin NRD V
                                   DCh Arimar's Ivan
                         Ch Arimar's Regina Reiteralm
                                   Ch Reiteralm Magic GinGin
     ArimarLisa's Brave Banshee NSD NRD
                                   Ch Eichenhof's Gingerman
                         DCh Arimar's Ivan
                                   Ch Arimar's Desert Diana
               Arimar's Reiteralm Encore
                                   Ch Ronamax Rajah Reiteralm
                         Ch Rajah's Genesis Reiteralm
                                   Valmar's Go-Go Schwenden

Benton At Stud

Benton is a proven stud. Pups from his litters are outstanding companions, hunters, show dogs, and field trialers. His pups are affectionate, business-like, and very trainable. Benton is the sire of the third Weimaraner to earn the Dual Futurity award.

Benton is at stud to approved bitches. Natural breedings, fresh chilled, and frozen semen are all available. Three viable (live, and without life threatening defect) pups are guaranteed. A repeat breeding will be given to the bitch or another approved bitch owned by the breeder if no pups are born. A repeat breeding at half of the usual stud fee will be given to the bitch or another approved bitch owned by the breeder if one or two viable pups are born.

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