Was the first Blue Weimaraner, Cäsar von Gaiberg the product of a cross breeding or of a spontaneous genetic mutation? In order to answer this question, German scientist at Ruhr-University studied the DNA of 24 Blue Weimaraners and one Gray Weimaraner from two Blue parents. They also looked at 20 unrelated Grays. Most of these… Read more about Blue Weimaraner Genetics Study
At the height of the Blue controversy, just before the disqualification in 1972, the Weimaraner Club of America devoted quite a few pages of their official publication, the Weimaraner Magazine, to present pro and con views of the proposed disqualification. The March WCA Board of Directors Meeting Minutes from March 1970 – PDF notes that… Read more about The Weimaraner Klub e.v.’s Letter
The crux of the “Blue debate” seems to lie on whether or not Cäsar von Gaiberg, the progenitor of the Blue Weimaraner was a cross-bred dog or not. There are three basic theories on how the Blue gene came into being in the Weimaraner: “The Doberman Cross Theory,” “Blues Always Existed Theory,” and “The Genetic… Read more about How Did the Blue Gene Get Introduced Into Weimaraners?
Cäsar von Gaiberg (“Tell”), born February 25, 1947, was the product of a mother – son breeding. As with all German breedings, this breeding was approved by the German Klub, and Tell came from excellent bloodlines, bloodlines represented in dogs owned by many of the German Klub officials at the time according to the investigation… Read more about Cäsar von Gaiberg, the Progenitor of the Blue Weimaraner
Quoted in part from poem by Vicki Becker in the Graymatter, February 1970 Blue or Gray is about what we fight, But the following question could end our plight. If it weren’t for color, wouldn’t they all be white? Prior to the final vote which disqualified the Blues, the blue color was accepted in the… Read more about Pro and Con Arguments for Disqualification of the Blue Weimaraner
Source: Weimaraner Ways by Virginia Alexander and Jackie Isabell 1943 – Original Standard Color Silver, deer or mouse grey, usually lighter on the head and ears. Toe nails should be the above colors or black. Marks White stars on breast and the toes are allowable, if not too pronounced and should e bred out if… Read more about American Weimaraner Standard Changes Relative to Coat
By 1970, there had been two unsuccessful attempts to disqualify the Blues, and this action left what the WCA later called “an unsettled condition.” And so once again the issue of what to do about the Blues was formally addressed. The WCA Tries to Disqualify the Blue Weimaraner Again in 1970 The WCA took the… Read more about Blue Weimaraner History – Part II: From 1970 to 2007
Blue Weimaraners as we know them today in the United States can be traced back to one dog, Cäsar von Gaiberg (“Tell”), imported from Germany in 1949. Tell was one of the first Weimaraners to be imported to the U.S. after World War II. The 1944 Weimaraner Standard Included Blues, but Tell’s Color was Still… Read more about Blue Weimaraner History – Part I: 1949 to 1970