Message from the President
It’s been seven years since the Blue Weimaraner Club of America was formed. What had been on the minds of a few dedicated breeders for so long finally came to fruition. We have done a lot for blue Weimarners in those years including helping with rescue by raising and donating $4,095 over the years, raising awareness, promoting responsible breeding and responsible buying, and we continue to do all of those things today. We continue to see more blues… in the field, in agility, and even in the IABCA show ring when we can. But it’s been quiet for a few years. In the next year, I’d like to renew the spirit and excitement of our Club.
Goals in the next year:
- Increase membership
- Increase participation of members
- Mentor new breeders into Approved Breeders program
- Add established breeders to Approved Breeder program
- General fundraiser to increase general club funds
- Increase blue Weimaraner registration
With the ultimate goal of being an accepted color which will allow them back in the show ring and bring back a lot of the reputable breeders who gave up the color when it was disqualified, it’s probable that becoming a new breed is the only way to do it. There may be a lot of people that that don’t support that goal. They like owning a “Weimaraner” and don’t want to move away from that name. This may be the reason we don’t have increased membership. But the fact is, a new breed is YEARS away. In fact, it may not happen in our lifetime. It takes years of careful breeding, and we must have the numbers in the registry. To date, we only have 276 blues registered most of which are from older pedigrees and member dogs.
Since we are so far away from a new breed, the only thing to do is to continue doing what we’ve been doing, but do it more. Do it better. There are so many who have never heard of BWCA, they have no idea what we do. Let’s educate them. Let’s get out there and share our story and educate folks about responsible breeding and purchasing of blue Weimaraner puppies. Let’s add Approved Breeders so we can give people more options of responsible breeders to choose from. Let’s keep helping rescue. Let’s make this club more than just a “fan club” that people seem to think it is.
Let’s do this! Who’s with me!
Blue Weimaraner Club of America
President, Co-Founder, Webmaster
We just had to say goodbye to our beautiful blue boy, Zach. He was a loving part of our family for almost 12 years. We have two other Weimaraner dogs, both silvers. We love them just as much as we loved Zach, but honestly Zach was more true “weim” than either of our silvers could ever hope to be. His untrained nose was incredible, he could pick up a scent days old. He was our smartest and our most independent as well. He was athletic, with beautiful lines and a gorgeous head. Quick and agile, with a heart as big as his entire body. He was aloof but friendly until he got to know you and then your lap made just as good a place to rest his head as anyone’s.
Of course he could never be shown for conformation, but we couldn’t have cared less about that.
I have refrained from joining this organization from it’s beginning, solely because of the insistence on a new and separate breed for the blue Weimaraner. Change your goals and I would consider joining and supporting you, but until then count me out. My distaste in the idea of a new breed has nothing to do with liking to say “I own a Weimaraner” and everything to do with honoring the ancestry of these dogs.
Although a rose by any other name would still smell as sweet, in a future where this new breed exists and blue “weims” are no longer bred, it pains me that our wonderful boy Zach would probably never exist. You see, Zach’s dam was a silver, only his sire was a blue. In your future world, when a silver Weimaraner is bred to a blue (enter new breed name here) you will have a litter of dogs that are as 100% pure bred as their parents and not a single one will be recognized as such. My Zach, if he existed at all, which is highly unlikely, would be deemed a mutt. While mixed breeds can be wonderful dogs, Zach was the finest ambassador I could think of for the existing Weimaraner breed and as such deserved to proudly carry that name.