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Remembering Dr. Dana Massey

We are sad to report the passing of renowned Weimaraner breeder and AKC judge Dr. Dana Massey.

Dr. Massey was an accomplished educator whose doctorate was earned from the University of Nebraska. She taught at  the University of Nebraska (Lincoln and Omaha), Bellevue University, and McLennan College.  She lived in Texas with her husband Billy.  Their children – Connally, Kyle, Grady, and Dane-Ann – have lived with Weimaraners all of their lives.  The grandchildren – Kendall, Kolton, Dane, Dalana, Braden, Delilah and William – also have shared their lives with Weims.

A career highlight for Dr. Massey was being recognized by AKC for her breeding program. Dr. Massey and her Win’Weim Weimaraners was the AKC 2012 Sporting Group Breeder of the Year.  She was proud to be an AKC Breeder of Merit.

In June of 2013, she was asked by AKC Global Services to go to Beijing China to work with the NGKC in training 8 new allbreed judges.  What a huge honor!

Dana lived with Weimaraners since 1950.  She owned and/or bred Weimaraners consistently in the Top 10–plus BIS, Top 20 Winner, WCA Hall of Fame, National Specialty BISS, BROM, and Pedigree Top producers. Additionally, Win’Weim dams/sires have won more than 23 Bests in Futurity/Maturity awards. A firm believer in the versatility of sporting dogs, she was proud that her dogs have AKC VCD1, TDX, SH with MH legs, All-Breed High in Trial in Obedience, and over 85 AKC performance titles plus several WCA Versatile Excellent designations.

Dana was committee chairperson for the WCA Hall of Fame and was Judges’ Education chair. She was a longtime member, officer and past president of the Lone Star Weimaraner Club of Dallas, was a member of the Trinity Valley Weimaraner Club in Fort Worth, and served on the board of directors of Weimaraner Rescue of Texas. As vice president of the Stephenville Kennel Club of Texas, she served as show chair for several years. An AKC judge, she judged BIS, the Sporting Group, Junior Showmanship, eight working breeds, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, and Australian Shepherds.  She was honored to judge the WCA Nationals in 2015.  She also judged in Canada, Puerto Rico, Australia, and New Zealand.

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