Originating in Germany, the Weimaraner, also referred to as the "grey ghost", is known for its unique and striking appearance. Their devotion to their owners along with their hunting ability sets them apart from other breeds. They are a high energy dog and in need of constant exercise and stimulation to keep them happy. Human interaction is of the utmost importance. Their ability and desire to learn new things is uncanny. It is the responsibility of the dog owner to make sure he/she has enough time and energy to devote to this breed.
We are located just south of Erie,Pa. Centrally located in between Pittsburgh, Buffalo and Cleveland. All of our weims are home raised with access to large outdoor exercise areas. Many of our dogs have been trained on bird hunting and have shown good ability in doing so. Weimaraners are full of energy and tenacity in the field, however if given the proper amount of exercise and stimulation they make very docile and loving pets in the home. Our breeding dogs have been checked by the OFA or Penn Hip for hip dysplasia and have proper certifications. All of our weims are registered with the AKC.
Proper nutrition, exercise and socialization is the focus of our breeding program. Our dogs are fed a top grade premium brand dog food. Expectant and nursing mothers are supplemented with different natural products. We are located near a large state gamelands which is utilized often for hunting, training and exercise.
We have litters of weimaraner puppies throughout the year. Our heated 2000 sq. ft.+ building offers ample space for selecting a puppy in cold weather months. All of our indoor and outdoor dog areas are remotely monitored by a camera surveillance system to ensure security and safety for our dogs.
All expectant mothers whelp their pups in the house in a climate controlled setting and are closely monitored and assisted throughout the entire labor. During the first 3 days of life the pups are watched closely and possibly assisted with supplemental feeding depending on litter size as well as helping out smaller ones. At four to five days of age, the puppies dewclaws are removed and their tails are docked.
Puppy SocializationBeginning around 1 week of age all puppies enter our puppy socialization program. Our 2 assistants (Ashley and Molly) spend time with each pup, holding them and checking the progress of each individual puppy. The puppies are assigned different color collars along with temporary names which helps differentiate personalities as they progress through the early stages of development. Around the 3 week old mark the puppies are introduced to different surfaces (cement, wood flooring, tile, carpet, grass. etc.). We have a large outdoor play area on grass which becomes the puppies play area in warm weather months. During the colder winter months our 2,200 sq. ft. facility becomes the puppy socialization/play area. We have found that with this one-on-one time that Ashley and Molly offer, the puppies grow into a more confident and more easily trained dog.
At 6½ to 7 weeks of age, the puppies are checked by a veterinarian and given their initial shots.
The puppies are ready to go to their forever homes at the 8-week-old point. The process for selecting puppies is based on the order in which deposits are received. The majority of pickups occur on the weekends to accommodate the majority of our long distance new puppy owners. Each puppy goes home with their puppy bag which contains all the AKC paperwork, hip x-ray certifications, veterinarian certificate, various chew items, a few day supply of puppy food (Victor dog food), and a baby receiving blanket with the litter mates and mom's scent on it to ease the transition process.
Our goal is to raise happy, healthy, confident puppies and assure they all find loving homes.
Unfortunately, many Weimaraners end up in rescue organizations. Usually the case being the new owner did not have the time or did not know what he/she was getting into. If you feel maybe an older dog would fit into your needs, there are many rescued Weimaraners available for adoption that would make great pets.