Because only a dog with a pedigree certificate is truly a Weimaraner with an ancestry confirmed to the fourth generation. A pedigree certificate is documentation of your dog’s health, appearance and temperament.

No pedigree certificate can give you a 100 % guarantee of anything and a defect of some kind may, understandably, occur even in a puppy from excellent parents. This risk is, however, considerably higher when you buy a puppy without a pedigree certificate. The breeders’ club tries to ensure the reproduction of the most healthy population possible, for which reason dogs with medical problems (missing teeth, cryptorchidism, ectropion, entropion, skeletal defects, etc.) or temperament problems (timidity, aggressiveness) are withdrawn from breeding. In managed breeding (such as the breeding of Weimaraners in the Czech Republic), a breeding consultant also puts together suitable parents with the smallest possible risk of transmission of hereditary defects. If you buy a puppy without a pedigree certificate, it may come from a bitch (or even worse, from both parents) that has been withdrawn from breeding on health grounds or due to a defect relating to appearance or temperament.


The most frequent “reasons” why a puppy doesn’t have a pedigree certificate

1. “The puppy is “pure-bred”, both parents have pedigree certificates, but we didn’t want to show it at dog shows.”

2. “This puppy is one of the last in its litter (the fifth, sixth, seventh in the litter), for which reason is did not get a pedigree certificate.” Such claims are untrue!!! This stipulation for the number of puppies in a litter applied in one period of rigid socialism in this country and served to reduce the number of puppies in large litters. Such puppies had to be put down as soon as they were born and could not be legally sold at that time. This senseless decree has long since been abolished and there is no longer any restriction to the number of puppies in a litter. Nevertheless, it remains one of the most popular excuses used by sellers, and unfortunately people still very often believe it.

3. “We wanted to let our bitch have puppies once so she wouldn’t have problems with her health (this is an extremely strongly entrenched myth, but more about this some other time), but that doesn’t mean we’re going to start attending dog shows!”

4. “Its mother and father both have “papers”, but unfortunately they bred before we managed to get them accredited.”

5. “The puppy doesn’t have its “papers” yet, but this can be sorted out later.” Such a claim is a lie. It is, theoretically, possible to register a dog for breeding and have it recorded in an interim register, but this is extremely complicated and is permitted only for breeds threatened with extinction. There are no such breeds in this country.


On the other hand, you may also come across dishonourable people from well-known breeding kennels who sell puppies at full price which clearly will not be suitable for showing or breeding. In contrast, there are also owners who care for bitches with puppies “without papers” more than they do for their own children and chose their future owners with enormous care. These are the exceptions that prove the rule…

Country of origin                    Germany

Name in country of origin      Weimaraner

FCI Classification                   VII. Pointing Dogs; Section 1.1 Continental Pointing Dogs; Type "Braque", with working trial

Height                                      dog: 59 - 70 cm, bitch: 57 - 65 cm

Weight                                     dog: cca 30 - 40 kg, bitch: cca 25 - 35 kg

Coat                                         Shorthaired - short (but longer and thicker than in comparable breeds), strong, very dense

                                                 and smooth-lying topcoat. Without undercoat or with only very sparse undercoat

                                                 Longhaired - soft, long topcoat; with or without undercoat.

Colour                                     Silver, roe or mouse grey, as well as shades of these colour tones. Only small white marking

                                                on chest and toes are permitted.

General appearance              A medium to large hunting dog. Functional working type, pleasing in shape, sinewy and

                                                very muscular. Difference in type between dogs and bitches easily distinguished.    

Temperament                         Versatile, easily trained, steady and passionate hunting dog. Persevering in systematic search,

                                                 yet not too lively. Remarkable ability to pick up scent. Ready to seize game and other prey;

                                                 a good watchdog, though without aggressiveness. Reliable pointing dog and worker in water.

                                                     Remarkable inclination to work after the shot.


The Weimaraner is one of the oldest breeds of continental pointing dog. Its origin has never been entirely clear and there are numerous theories regarding the origin of the breed. All that is known for certain is that the Weimaraner, which at that time still had a great deal of leash dog blood in its veins, was already kept at the Weimar Court in the first third of the 19th century. In the middle of the 19th century, before pedigree breeding began, breeding focused almost exclusively on performance in the hands of professional hunters and foresters in central Germany. When the days of the leash dogs ended, the hunters and foresters also crossed their dogs with spaniels and breeding was continued with this cross. The planned breeding of this breed took place from around 1890 onwards, and a breed book was kept. In addition to the shorthaired Weimaraner, a longhaired variety also began to occur, if only sporadically at first, before the turn of the 20th century. Since being admitted to the studbook, the Weimaraner has been pure-bred, remaining mostly free from crosses with any other breeds, in particular pointers. The Weimaraner is, for this reason, probably the oldest German pointing dog breed and has been pure-bred since 1900.

As the breed standard states, Weimaraners are versatile and easily trained, with a steady temperament and a passion for hunting, suitable for field work and work in the water and forest. They are not excessively lively and should have a steady nature. They are specialists in small game (pheasants, hares) and good retrievers; they particularly outdo other hunting dogs with their remarkable sense of smell and blood trail abilities.

A typical quality of the Weimaraner is its close contact with its leader. Old breeders of the breed used to say that the Weimaraner doesn’t hunt merely for the joy of the hunt, but primarily for the joy of its leader.

Weimaraners are determined, self-assured and persistent in their work. They are socially devoted and faithful partners, and ideal hunting and family dogs. They need consistent, though kind, treatment.

Weimaraners reach maturity rather later than other breeds of pointing dog at the age of 2 to 3 years which is one reason they are less popular among “trainers”. For those who do acquire them, however, they remain a dog for life.

This is a breed that needs a great deal of exercise and activity. If it doesn’t get it, it understandably looks for “work” to do itself, frequently to the displeasure of its owner. Its (often tiresomely) affectionate nature and its bond with man make it a good family dog, even in families with small children.

Weimaraners are also used as rescue dogs (Vanda Anisok, who features in the family tree of our Majla, took first place in the Bohemia Cup – a qualification event for the World Championship for Rescue Dogs – in 2006; Airra Artemis Terra won at the Czech Rubble Searching Championship in 2013) and are used to search for explosives and drugs (dog handler František Matoušek won at the European Police Championship with a Weimaraner). The first Weimaraner trained as a mobility assistance dog for wheelchair users was the shorthaired Weimaraner Adrix ze Srdce Hor in 2006. Weimaraners are also used in defence work, canistherapy and a large number of popular sports such as agility, dog trekking, canicross, coursing, bikejöring, etc.

Arwen Moon Blaze "U" is an extremely successful breeding bitch born on 4 June 2013. She has an absolutely non-confrontational nature, is used to children, and doesn’t have the slightest problem with other dogs. In addition to achieving enormous successes in her working life, she has also shown great talent for “dog sports” such as canicross and dog trekking.

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