The best way to find the right Weimaraner breeder is to practice Buyer Beware!

The SMWC is part of a Nationwide network of Weimaraner Enthusiasts who abide by the Weimaraner Club of America's Code of Ethics in regards to breeding. While we do not endorse any breeder, we do our best to connect interested parties with breeders who are ethical, reputable Breeders, who stand by their breeding and their puppies. It is ultimately up to you, as the buyer, to research each breeder, speak with multiple resources and to determine which breeder is right for your needs.  

Things to watch out for:

  1. Blue Weimaraners are not rare! The blue coloration is derived from a dominant black coloration and is disqualifying. The Blue is intentionally produced by crossing a Silver/Gray to a Black dog (Laborador, Doberman, etc.), a Blue to a Blue or a Blue to a Silver/Gray. It can not result from the cross of true Silver/Gray Weimaraners. 
  2. Long Haired Weimaraners are also disqualified in the United States, but are an accepted variety in other countries. The Long Hair coat is a recessive trait that CAN be produced by 2 correct Weimaraners. Be especially cautious when purchasing a Long Hair as they are NOT typically produced by ethical breeders. The best option, once again, is to practice buyer beware and to be prepared to import a Long Hair from another country (e.g. Germany or Canada) if a quality breeder cannot be located in the states.
  3. Anyone who has more than 2-3 litter in a year is usually breeding with the intent to make money. Most reputable breeders breed strictly to promote their hobby and to improve their individual lines. Reputable breeders rarely, if ever, make money on breeding and usually spend more as hobbiest and in eventing than they will ever make off of the puppies they produce. 
  4. If the breeder cannot produce AKC paperwork, thank them for their time and walk back to your car. There is no good reason why a quality bred Weimaraner would come without paperwork. 
  5. Do not accept a puppy that is under 8 weeks of age, looks ill or that has not been eating. Puppies should be housed in a clean environment, should be well socialized and should have seen a veterinarian within the past couple of days before going home. The breeder should be able to provide a copy of the veterinary records and any medication prescribed (if applicable). A healthy puppy will have a healthy appetite. If it has not been eating or if it looks ill, have the breeder take it in for another check before you take it home.  
  6. Look at the health and quality of other animals on the premises. All animals should be well cared for and well socialized. 
Do not settle on a breeder just because they are local or because they are convenient. A new puppy will hopefully be with you for 12-14 years - it is worth the extra effort to find one that will be healthy, well adjusted and right for your family. 

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