Touchstone Weimaraners are bred to be natural bird dogs. My Weimaraners are hunting dogs, but they are also competed at the highest levels* of field trials, hunt tests and NAVHDA testing to help assess my breeding stock.
Excellent health, temperament and hunting ability are the touchstones of my ideal Weimaraner and my primary considerations when breeding. I believe that these three essential qualities, bred carefully and with the consideration they truly deserve, also make the Weimaraner an exceptional household pet that excels in any job given to them.
Work ethic, willingness to please, intelligence, water love, working conformation and other attributes that complement the primary aims are also important to my breeding program. Most of all, I hope to produce dogs that will spend many days afield with you.
I do not breed to the current Weimaraner standard which disqualifies a “distinctly blue or black coat.” I breed both Grays and Blues and feel that color is a far less important consideration than the maintenance of this breed as a hunting dog.
* While juvenile stakes and tests (e.g., AKC Junior Hunter tests, NAVHDA Natural Ability tests, field trial Puppy and Derby stakes) have their place and owners should be proud of these titles, they tell you nothing about a Weimaraner's ability to "make it" through the steadying process. It takes the proper drive, work ethic, trainability, and flat out talent for a worthy Weimaraner to go further than juvenile stakes and tests.