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 Although I have been a Weim breeder since 1978, field work did not become a focus for us mainly because we only had the WCA Shooting Dog Ratings to enter and we were doing a lot of obedience, tracking, etc.  After the AKC Hunt Tests started around 1989, we generally just stopped after JH.  But, then I realized how poorly Weimaraners were in field work.  Show breeders bred only for shows and the field ability was just not there!  Several well bred show dogs attending various events would not acknowledge a bird at all!  And, so, I decided to pursue enhancing field ability in our dogs.  We had previously been active in field trials and finished a Field Champion, but it was clear that these were events that we could not push on our puppy owners.  The ones that tried it did not like the clickish, competitive, unfriendly atmosphere.  However, the AKC HT events were welcoming and everyone wanted their dogs to be successful.  In addition, it was fairly easy to find people to train with for the 3 levels. And so, they began to attend and earn JH and then SH and then finally MH!  Even more encouraging is that 4 of our pups have earned Prize II and III in NAVHDA UT test.  And we are still pursuing that elusive Prize 1!!

In 2005, I bred our bitch Beka (Ch. Silversmith Diamond Scribbles, JH NRD NSD V BROM/FROM) to Hudson (Ch. Camelot's Go For The Gold, JH BROM/FROM) because I believed that Beka showed excellent field ability and because Hudson was sired by Ch. Smoky City Mob Boss who was very close to becoming a Dual Champion.  This resulted in 6 pups, 5 Champions, 5 JHs, 3 SHs and 2 MH bitches.  One of those bitches was Eva - Ch. Silversmith Blosser Evolution, MH SDX NRD VX BROM/FROM- (owned by Merry Woodham) -who started our journey to achieving excellence in both conformation and prey drive.  She was bred 3 times to Ch. Smokey Topaz Gray Hawk, MH CD NRD NA VX BROM/FROM  (owned by Kelly Hamby)and they produced 9 Champions of which 4 are Ch/MH pups - which is still a WCA record.  Three of those bitch pups - Catcher, DeLou, Seneca became fantastic and reliable producers of show/field litters. We are now working on 5th and 6th generations from Beka x Hudson.

WCA offers titles of Bench Register of Merit (BROM) earned by dogs whose pups become Champions and for their wins in conformation events. Field Register of Merit (FROM) is earned by the progeny of dogs earning field titles including FC, AFC WCA ratings titles and AKC HT titles.  This should be the ultimate goal for Dual Weimaraner breeders.  It is a small, elite club - those RARE Weims that have earned both BROM and FROM produce pups that excel in BOTH show and field. 
We are honored to have 4 members in this elite list of only 13 dogs. With more in the pipeline!

 We believe that Conformation showing to achieve a bench Championship is a "necessary evil."  In reality, it is on their pedigrees to show that they have the necessary correct conformation. Once the dog earns the Ch or GCh they are finished with showing.  We advise against "specialing" and to instead use the time and money for field training.  We show our dogs and train for field at the same time.  But during HT season, we mainly train and attend HTs going back to showing when HT season ends in our area around first of April.

It took over 15 yrs, but we were able to find the strong prey drive and hunting genes within the US show lines and have never used any dogs from the "pointer" lines. 

We are so enormously proud of our outstanding, versatile Silversmith Weimaraners who have earned the AKC MASTER HUNTER title!! Silversmith has produced more MH Weimaraners than any other breeders in the US.  This is entirely due to their excellent hunting/prey drive genes and to their owners who are motivated to achieve their dogs highest potential.  I now present pics of all of these awesome dogs.

Ch. Silversmith Whirlaway Von Stark, MH SDX NRD DS VX  "Sully"
(BISS BIF Ch. Pike's Peak Silversmith Summit, MH SDX NRD VX BROM/FROM x GCh. Meriwood's Silversmith SheDevil, SH NRD V) Breeders: Carrie Albert & Elena Lamberson
Owner: Elena Lamberson



Ch. Silversmith Catch The Hunting Trophy, MH SDX NRD V  "Jaeger"
(
BISS BIF Ch. Pike's Peak Silversmith Summit, MH SDX NRD VX BROM/FROM X GCh.Silversmith Catch Of The Day, MH RDX CA CGC RATN VX2 BROM/FROM
Breeders: Elena Lamberson, Megan Lamberson & Merry Woodham
Owners: Matthew & Vanessa Cole



GCh. Prairie Prince Silversmith, MH CD CA CGC RATN VX  "Silo"
(GCh. Silversmith Synchronous Triggerfish, MH SDX X Ch. Silversmith Castilla Nueva Cumbre, JH NSD)
Breeders: Jeannette Myers & Elena Lamberson
Owner: Steven Tatum



GCh. Silversmith Synchronous Triggerfish, MH SDX  "Ruger" 
(
GCh. Star Synchronous Rotation, MH SDX RDX VX BROM/FROM  x  GCh. Silversmith Catch Of The Day, MH RDX CA CGC RATN VX2 BROM/FROM
Breeders: Elena Lamberson & Megan Lamberson
Owners: TJ & Bobbi Scott



GCh. Meriwood's Sylvie Sea Silversmith, MH NRD V "Sylvie"
(
BISS BIF Ch. Pike's Peak Silversmith Summit, MH SDX NRD VX BROM/
FROM x GCh. Meriwood's Santee Shell Silversmith, MH NRD DJ V BROM)
Breeders: Merry Woodham & Elena Lamberson
Owners: Jill & Drew Williamson



Silversmith Wish Upon A Star, MH SDX "Brighton" 
(GCh. Star Synchronous Rotation, MH SDX RDX VX BROM/FROM x Ch. Cameo's SeaQueen Silversmith, JH NSD)
Breeder: Elena Lamberson
Owners: Joe & Kathi Stringer



Ch. Silversmith Chateau Margaux, MH NRD V BROM "Tilda"
(
BISS Ch. Silversmith Ethan Allen, JH NSD BROM x Ch. Silversmith Petite Verdot, JH NSD NRD V BROM)
Breeder/owner: Elena Lamberson



GCh. Meriwood's Santee Shell Silversmith, MH NRD DJ V BROM "DeLou"
(Ch. Smoky Topaz Gray Hawk, MH NRD CD NA VX BROM/FROM x Ch. Silversmith Blosser Evolution, MH SDX NRD VX BROM/FROM)
Breeders/owners: Merry Woodham & Elena Lamberson


GCh. Meriwood's Seneca River Silvers
mith, MH CAX2 NRD VX FCAT BROM  "Seneca"

(Ch. Smoky Topaz Gray Hawk, MH NRD CD NA VX BROM/FROM x Ch. Silversmith Blosser Evolution, MH SDX NRD VX BROM/FROM)
Breeders: Merry Woodham & Elena Lamberson
Owner: Kimberly Miller


GCh. Silversmith Catch Of The Day, MH RDX CA RATN CGC VX2 NAVHDA UTII BROM/FROM  "Catcher"
(Ch. Smoky Topaz Gray Hawk, MH NRD CD NA VX BROM/
FROM  x Ch. Silversmith Blosser Evolution, MH SDX NRD VX BROM/FROM)
Breeders: Elena Lamberson & Megan Lamberson
Owners: Brendan Rice & Megan Lamberson Rice


Ch. Silversmith Prize Catch, MH CA SD NRD VX  "Wrigley"
(
Ch. Smoky Topaz Gray Hawk, MH NRD CD NA VX BROM/FROM  x Ch. Silversmith Blosser Evolution, MH SDX NRD VX BROM/FROM)
Breeders: Elena Lamberson & Megan Lamberson
Owners: Tony & Danielle Hobson


Ch. Silversmith Blosser Evolution, MH SDX NRD VX BROM/FROM  "Eva"
(Ch. Camelot's Go For The Gold, JH BROM/
FROM  x  Ch. Silversmith Diamond Scribbles, JH  NSD NRD V BROM/FROM)
Breeders: Elena Lamberson & Megan Lamberson
Owners: Merry Woodham & Elena Lamberson



Ch. Silversmith Hi Point Zinfandel, MH SDX "Zini"

Ch. Camelot's Go For The Gold, JH BROM/FROM  x  Ch. Silversmith Diamond Scribbles, JH  NSD NRD V BROM/FROM)
Breeders:Elena Lamberson & Megan Lamberson
Owners: Kim Anderson & Debbie Ozner & Elena Lamberson



BISS BIF Ch. Pike's Peak Silversmith Summit, MH SDX NRD VX BROM/FROM  "Summit"
(BISS Ch. Silversmith Ethan Allen, JH NSD BROM x Ch. Pewterun Silversmith PP Smoke) Breeder Lou Novosad, DVM  owned by Elena Smith Lamberson



Ch. Silverain Touch Of Silversmith, MH SDX NRD V  "Rainy"
(Am/Can Ch.Long Run's Magical Evening, JH BROM x Ch. Silversmith Boston Tea Party, BROM) Breeders: Leslie Like & Elena Lamberson.
Owner: Elena Lamberson & Leslie Like



Ch. Silversmith Harbor Cruise, MH NA CD SDX RD VX2 HOF  "Frieda"
(Ch. Silversmith Harbor Pilot, NRD NSD V x Ch. Silversmith Patent Pending, NSD)  Breeders: Michael Lee & Elena Smith
Owner: Bill Hall




Silversmith Maximum Tide, MH RDX "Max"
(FC Weick's Tidewater Silversmith, UD SH RDX SDX VX  x Felda's Silversmith Fanfare, JH NSD) Breeders: Allen Smith & Elena Smith
Owners: Brian Gray & Carolyn Mehl