We have not had a Weimaraner litter for 8-9 years and when we had the opportunity to add back into team Silvestre a Weimaraner, we decided that we would after all those years have a litter at some point. Piper is the most chilled out loving Weimaraner you could wish for, unlike most Weimaraners ive come across in the last few years. Piper came into season and we have arranged to use a lovely boy with some super dogs in pedigree we have seen over the years and followed.
So I go on line and have a look at litters in the uk at the moment to get an idea of what people are doing and my heart sank........wtaf was more of my wording. I went to one advert, then another and then another and I realised that pet breeders have over taken the breeding of these majestic dogs and crossed them with dogs. We have so many so called Blue weimaraners in the pedigree. Weak boned looking dogs and not healthy looking in the adverts. What on earth has possessed people to put a cross breed in then call it pedigree dogs. I had heard rumblings over the years from club members about how the breed was ruined, and I honestly am quite upset to see such a wonderful breed ruined in front of our eyes.
The blue dog was a black Labrador put into the Weimaraner. The German clubs did DNA tests to check in case their was some fluke genetic colour and it wasn't. They announced this many years ago. But some how they got registered in the UK as NRC (Not recognised colour), and because of this the pedigrees are all muddled up. I mean come on folks, either declare them as a cross breed and youll still get the same money instead of ruining centuries of selective breeding in one fowl swoop. Its laziness not to find the right stud dog for your bitches. We knew 10 years ago that blue seemed to come through puppy mills in America which got imported to the UK. We also knew this colour and a high incident rate of Hip dysplasia and heart problems, which the Weimaraner didnt really have.
Their are always health problems in breeds of dogs, but now their was added in even more. The biggest killer of Weimaraners is cancer with out a doubt, their has been research into why this has happened in other breeds. You must follow the most holistic way of life to own a Weimaraner.
I do not intend on breeding lots of Weimaraner litters, but we would like Piper to have 1 litter with us. We have selectively chosen a male which has good blood lines with NO blue in it what so ever. Piper is being worm counted this week, and I shall follow a holistic rearing of the puppies. Your puppy won't have a better start. The puppies will be a lovely silver grey colouring like the parents.
Did you know that if a breeder kibble rears a puppy the higher chances of that puppy have allergies during its lifetime are high. But if they raw feed then your puppy has the best start in life possible. Don't take our word for it, as theirs enough scientific reading.
We will do our utmost to holistically rear your puppy for you and it will be given the best start with social skills. With the best blood lines you can hope for.
In the meanwhile I will not go and look at any more so called Weimaraner adverts as its too upsetting to see what's been done in these lovely dogs.
Mrs Rachel Savage