Question: I’m interested in getting a puppy. How long should I expect to be on the wait list?
Answer: About 6-12 months.
To elaborate, there aren’t a lot of active reputable Weimaraner breeders in Southern CA, but there ARE plenty of folks looking for puppies.
I’m your average neighbor. I have a husband, mortgage, car payment, and lots and lots of dogs. (And backyard chickens.) To make ends meet, I have a day job that I dedicate about 50 hours a week to. In short, I don’t “breed dogs for a living.” I don’t own a kennel or “have a facility.” My dogs are first and foremost members of the family and live in the house with me.
Ownings dogs, doing fun things with them, and occasionally breeding them, is just what I happen to do in my spare time… As a hobby.
Not having unlimited time or space to keep a lot of dogs means I can’t be pumping out puppies all the time.
On average, I have two or three litters a year. Every breeding is carefully planned so that I can perpetuate the next generation of outstanding dogs. As puppies grow and develop, they’re constantly being evaluated. At some point in time (8 weeks of age, 10 weeks of age, 12 weeks of age, etc.) I have enough data to decide where they should go. Is this one destined for a hunting home? A breeding home? A pet home?
In every litter, about 50% of puppies end up in pet homes. That means only 3-4 puppies out of a particular litter are going to pet homes; Not a lot.
To those who are looking for a well-bred Weimaraner puppy:
I wish it were a quicker process. On behalf of Weimaraner breeders everywhere, I apologize. There just simply aren’t enough of us. (And I, for one, am looking to change that by bringing in new people to the sport of dog competition.) To that end, for those of who you who might be “open” to the idea of owning a performance dog, whether it’s for show, hunt, or field, please get in touch with me and I can let you know what it takes. Bottom line, my goal is to have my puppies placed in the best homes I can find for them. Best wishes on your journey.
Cheers! – Kim