FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (under construction)
Q - Are Blue
A - They are recognized as purebred by the AKC and are not mentioned
in the FCI standard, which is the standard that is recognized in
Germany where the Weimaraner originated.
Q - Why do people discourage me from buying a Blue
A - The blue coat color is a disqualifying fault in the AKC
standard, and breeding disqualifying faults is in violation of the
Code of Ethics of the Weimaraner Club of America.
Can two Gray Weimaraners produce a Blue?
A - Barring mutation which would be very rare, no. (See
Genetics to read why.)
- Can two Blue Weimaraners produce Grays?
A - Yes. (See Genetics to
Q - Don't Blue Weimaraners have coat and skin
A - No. Alopecia has been seen in some Weimaraners, but this
disease is believed to have something to do with the recessive
dilute gene which all Weimaraners, Gray and Blue have.
Unfortunately, alopecia is sometimes called "Blue Dog Disease" or
"Blue Doberman Disease." Both are misnomers. The more accurate name for this
Color Dilution Alopecia. It is
Weimaraners. Weimaraners as a whole sometimes have allergy or
skin problems but this is unrelated to coat color.