Before proceeding it must be clearly stated (as a warning to potential breeders and buyers of puppies) that sadly there are many breeders who breed primarily from the expectation of a financial reward and there are many potential buyers who are prepared to purchase puppies without having done the necessary research and without the perspective of experience and quite frankly, not knowing what they are actually buying. These puppies are likely to create problems for their new owners both from a physical perspective as well as a ‘train-ability’ and temperament perspective and the result may be a disaster all round. The saddest thing of all is that the resultant dogs often land up as ‘Rescue Dogs’ which is a deplorable situation and can be avoided by taking the right and ethical approach. The Klub from a moral perspective refers people who approach the Klub to advertise dogs a potential Rescue Dogs to Michelle Barnet (which it supports – Link). It does not undertake this aspect as it needs to focus all its efforts on directing the breed forward.
The focus of the Klub is to encourage and develop the breeding of sound and well adjusted Weimaraner puppies which are a benefit to their owners and to the breed. This is why the Klub has strict guidelines for breeding and provides advice and encouragement as to how best to get the most out of a puppy.
In order for the Weimaraner breeders, who breed puppies and adhere to the standards required by the Weimaraner Klub and KUSA, the Klub insists that its breeders must adhere to minimum standards the details of which are assumed by the breeder when he applies for and accepts membership of the Weimaraner Klub.
- Acknowledgement of the KUSA Weimaraner Breed Standard as being the standard around which breeding should be undertaken Link
- The Weimaraner Breeding ‘Code of Ethics’:
A Breeder, by accepting Membership of the Weimaraner Klub of Gauteng will agree to abide by the following:
Must be a paid up member, in good standing, of the Klub and KUSA.
Members will not allow their bitches to whelp more than once in every 12 months, or to be mated before 18 months of age, or to whelp after the bitch’s eighth birthday.
Members will not allow their stud dogs to mate with bitches of less than 18 months of age, or which would produce a litter after the bitch’s eighth birthday ,or within 12 months of whelping a previous litter.
Will forward a copy of the KUSA Registration Certificate and H.D. score of the dog/bitch to the Klub on receipt of the documents.
Will conform to the H.D. restrictions as described by KUSA.
Dogs/bitches with a Grading of A1, A2, B1 can be bred to dogs/bitches with the same grading or that of B2, C1, C2.
Dogs/bitches with a grading of B2, C1, C2 may only be mated to dogs/bitches with a grading of A1, A2, B1.
Will not sell any dog to a commercial wholesaler or retail pet dealer.
Will ensure that all relevant KUSA documents are provided to the new owner when selling or transferring a dog, and will agree in writing, to forward any relevant documents at the earliest opportunity, if not immediately available.
Will not knowingly misrepresent the characteristics of the breed, nor falsely advertise dogs nor mislead any person regarding the health or quality of the dog. Specifically the breeder will not breed with a dog/bitch with Eliminating Faults as detailed in the Weimaraner Breed Standard (available on the club’s Website and KUSA’s Website).
Will not breed with a dog/bitch with colour other than Grey or with Blue colouring (refer updated FCI Breed Standard effective 31 March 2016)
Will abide by these conditions for entry on to the Weimaraner Klub’s puppy list.
Will ensure that any stock from which they breed will be registered with KUSA.
Breach of these provisions may result in expulsion from the Weimaraner Klub of Gauteng and/or disciplinary action by the Klub.