Call Name: Esme
Owners: Megan Bastien & Shirley Nilsson
Handler: Megan Bastien
Breeder: Roberta Snow
Date of Birth: August 14, 2018
Cute, sweet, spunky, and extremely eager to please, Esme showed oodles of natural field ability from the start. As a baby pup, she would point anything and everything, butterflies, grasshoppers, songbirds, cats, funny-shaped rocks, you name it. With maturity and experience on wild birds, her focus was honed on just game birds. Being smart as a whip and impressively biddable, Esme was so easy to steady for senior level stakes. Her hallmarks afield are great bird-finding ability, high style and intensity on point and consistently honest and mannerly bird work.
There is a lot of luck in field trials, and Esme was fortunate to have a banner year in 2022 where her talent, experience, training and opportunity to travel combined to produce a perfect storm of success. A versatile and very trainable gal, Esme also competes with great success in obedience, rally, tracking, tricks, field dog tests and water dog tests. Also attaining the #1 Weimaraner in Rally Obedience ranking in 2022.
If you know Weimaraners, then you know how influential, supportive, selfless and talented Esme's co-owner and mentor Shirley Nilsson is in the breeding, training, handling and mentoring of our breed in field, obedience, tracking and show; Deep gratitude, endless thanks and credit to Shirley, the foundation of Esme's team. Hearty thanks also to Esme's breeder Roberta Snow, training partner Terry Meek, Esme's field trial horses for doing their part so well, the many others that helped us get this done with transport, scouting and accommodation assistance and all of the club volunteers involved in hosting trials including the judges for volunteering time in the saddle watching our dogs do what they love to do above all else.
(Photo credit: Megan Bastien)