THE NORTH OF ENGLAND WEIMARANER SOCIETY (N.E.W.S.)
Potential owners of the Weimaraner should be aware the
breed is ONE COLOUR only and that is GREY or shades of. It
is not blue. A blue dog purporting to be a Weimaraner is incorrect
and not a recognised colour of any of the UK Weimaraner clubs
or the country of origin. The Weimaraner carries the brown
gene which gives it the unique colour that it is, the GREY
GHOST, a blue dog caries the black gene. There are 'breeders'
selling blue dogs as a Weimaraner for inflated prices as 'rare'.
The North of England Weimaraner Society would advise you do
not purchase such a puppy but look to breeders who only breed
the correct colour (silver grey, mouse grey or roe grey) from
health tested parents.
If you wish to read about blue and brown coats please click
As you can see from this spreadsheet
(updated 17th February 2019), there have been lots
of blue dogs registered since the first ones were imported
in 2004. Some litters contain all blue dogs and some are mixed
litters. You can also get a Longhair blue dog. Until 2004,
the breed in the United Kingdom did not have a problem with
colour. If you are unsure whether your potential puppy contains
blue breeding, please look at the spreadsheet to see if any
of the dogs named are in your puppy's pedigree. It is an impossible
task keeping track of all blue dogs registered, especially
from the second generation onwards but you may also want to
check your dog's details on the online Weimaraner
Database. You will need to register but it is free. The
administrators of the database are trying to include the term
'Descendant of blue' to the Notes section of each dog.
Unfortunately, buying a Weimaraner has become BUYER BEWARE.
Make sure you do your homework, never be afraid to ask the
breeder to see a copy of the pedigree, the Kennel Club Registration
Certificate and any health certificates which the parents
should have had prior to breeding. If in doubt, you can always
ask any of the UK Weimaraner clubs who will only be too happy
A correct Silver Grey Weimaraner colour
A blue "Weimaraner"- copyright
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