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.
We’re your average neighbors. We have spouses, mortgages, car payments, and lots and lots of dogs. (And backyard chickens.) To make ends meet, we have full time day jobs . In short, we don’t “breed dogs for a living.” We don’t own a kennel or “have a facility.” Our dogs are first and foremost members of the family and live in the house with us.
Ownings dogs, doing fun things with them, and occasionally breeding them, is just what we happen to do in our spare time… As a hobby.
Not having unlimited time or space to keep a lot of dogs means we can’t be pumping out puppies all the time.
Every breeding is carefully planned so that we 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.) we 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 performance homes (hunting, field trialing, showing, agility, etc). 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:
We wish it were a quicker process. On behalf of Weimaraner breeders everywhere, we apologize. There just simply aren’t enough of us. (And we’re 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 us and we can let you know what it takes. Bottom line, our goal is to have our puppies placed in the best homes we can find for them. Best wishes on your journey.
Cheers! – Kim and Stacy
Last updated: January 2021