ARE YOU READY FOR A WEIMARANER?
Things to consider
Are you ready to make a commitment for the next 10+ years to this puppy who will do it's best to destroy things you cherish? Who will possibly re-landscape your newly landscaped yard? Chew a hole in that new outfit you just bought? If the answer is yes, then keep reading.
Is everyone in your household in agreement that it is time to get a new puppy? If yes, keep reading....
Are you ready to live with the equivalent of a perpetual 2 year old child for the next 10+ years?
Are you prepared to provide lots of activity and mental stimulation to reduce the risk of your new family member "Free Thinking" and doing things the way he/she sees as an advantage?
If you cannot answer yes to these, then possibly you are not ready for a new puppy.
Have you researched and learned about Weimaraners? Read the standard? click here for the link to the WCA
If you can answer yes to these questions, then GREAT, we'd love to get to know you better, and have you get to know us and our Weimaraners.
As breeders, we strive to breed well adjusted dogs with sound bodies and temperament that meet the standard as set forth by the Weimaraner Club of America.
A little information as to how we place our puppies in their new homes. As breeders we want them to go to homes where they will be a part of the family, not just a dog to live in a run or outdoors all the time.
We take very seriously the commitment that this puppy will have a home for the rest of his or her life, in sickness and in health, in destruction of property, in youth and in old age. With that said, should you ever find you can not keep your Silogram puppy for what ever reason, we expect and require you to contact us prior to placing him/her on your own. We often get requests for adult dogs into homes looking for a companion.
Puppies by nature can and will destroy things left lying around…..or even things that have been put up if it’s enticing enough. Where there is a will, a weim will find a way. It is preferable (but not a requirement) if you have had weims in the past as you know they are very intelligent and will use that intelligence to manipulate you and get their own way. It takes a firm, but loving hand to raise an active inquisitive puppy into a well behaved, well adjusted dog.
Puppies are evaluated from the day they are born until they go to their new homes for structure, temperament, activity level, bid-ability, curiosity, and social aspects (how they interact with their mom, their siblings, humans, and other dogs). We do a formal temperament test at 49 days of age, and a final structure evaluation at 8 weeks to confirm what we have observed from birth. No breeder has a crystal ball to know for certain how a puppy will grow out structurally. Things like bites can go off and never come back, but because we know our lines, have watched many generations grow and develop we find what we observe during the first 7 & 8 weeks along with the formal evaluations gives us better odds at predicting what the puppy will grow up to be structurally, and temperamentally. BUT...there are always exceptions to every rule.
If there are show prospect puppies, potential show homes will receive first priority, then homes where they will be used as hunting companions, obedience, agility, tracking, therapy dogs etc. This is not to say that they will not be in a loving home. Show dogs and dogs competing or participating in extracurricular activities do better when a part of the family, and family companion dogs are better family companion dogs when they have extracurricular activities (or a job). That being said, not every puppy will be a potential show dog.
Puppies will not go to their new homes prior to 8 1/2 weeks of age. We will allow visitors to the puppies after 6 weeks of age.
Our contracts are simple and straight forward. We do not co-own, require a puppy back or require you breed your bitch or give us a free stud fee if you are taking a male. In a nutshell, we do not ask you do anything you are not comfortable with. You are buying a puppy from us, not renting one. Any restriction regarding breeding a Silogram is covered under the Limited Registration section below. The reason for this is we have invested a lot of time, effort, blood sweat and tears into our breeding program and developing our reputation as a reputable breeder. We are flexable, and should we both agree to something different, then that can be amended into the contract.
A LITTLE ABOUT LIMITED REGISTRATIONS
And why we use them
A few words about Limited Registration:
All of our “non show puppies” are sold on a limited registration. Limited registration is for dogs that are going to be pets, hunting companions, even hunt test or other AKC or UKC sanctioned event contestants. They will NOT however, be used as breeding animals.
Not because there is anything necessarily wrong with them, but because either the breeder or the owner has decided that they will not/should not produce puppies. The dog with the Limited reg. papers IS registered! The only difference is that his or her PUPS CANNOT be registered.
The dog cannot be shown in conformation (dog show) since this is a “show case” of breeding animals only. They can enter and gain points and titles in “activity” related events, such as hunt tests, field trials, obedience, agility, fly ball, dock diving, barn hunt etc…..
Full Registration ~ Full reg. is for breeding stock dogs and those that are being actively shown in the bench (dog show) conformation ring. Period.
If you ARE NOT a breeder, you DO NOT need full registration on your dog. The only difference between Limited and Full reg. is that with Full registration, the papers that you get are bordered in purple instead of orange. Any puppies born to a dog on a limited registration can NOT be registered with the AKC.
Limited registration can be changed to Full registration by the breeder and only the breeder once the dog has meet whatever criteria the breeder has set forth to do so. We will be happy to re-evaluate the dog and circumstances with you at anytime.
How often we breed
For the most part we breed very seldom, 1 or 2 litters a year if that. We live in Southern California, and NOT on kennel property. As such we keep our dogs to within the legal limits. We have no reason to breed just to have puppies to sell. We breed to please ourselves, with an eye toward health, structure, temperament and instinct. Mainly because that is what WE want in our next dog. Having said that, yes there are times and reasons to have a litter when we personally will not be keeping a puppy (unless it is one of those once in a lifetime puppies, and we are lucky enough to recognize it when we see it!) We do always have an eye toward the future, and litters are planned accordingly.
We are expecting a litter in mid September of 2018. This is a repeat of our darling Diva. The dogs and pedigrees are such a good fit, we decided to repeat this wonderful breeding.
WE'D LOVE TO GET TO KNOW YOU BETTER
If we have inspired you to learn more about the Weimaraner, GREAT! If we have helped educate you a little, even better! If you think you'd like to have a Weimaraner in your life, Super, we'd love to get to know you better