Do judge this book by the cover…but please don’t stop there!
The Weimaraner — a breed developed to fulfill all needs of the German hunter — is best known for its versatility. Centuries of selective breeding have cultivated aptitudes for pointing, retrieving, and tracking of both feathered and furred game. Known as the “Forester’s Dog,” the Weimaraner is the constant companion of the professional German forester who must control predatory animals, bring poachers to justice, track wounded game, and regulate all aspects of game management. After sharing these tasks all day, the forester’s dog joins home and hearth all evening. Because of the centuries of close bonding, the Weimaraner has become dependent on human companionship. This is a breed that thrives best as a household companion, sharing all family activities; this is not a breed to leave in a kennel until time to go hunting. The Weimaraner’s captivating personality, long life, and intense devotion to humans are the source of its special appeal as a companion for owners with no interest in hunting. For hunters, the hours of shared anticipation are as important as the activities afield.
Would you like to know:
- How to prolong the sexual success of your aging stud dog?
- How to read and understand a German pedigree?
- How to create and evaluate pups with exceptional potential?
- How to naturally develop a pup’s swimming and hunting skills?
- The name of every Weimaraner Field Trial Champion?
- How to train for the track without running hunting ability?
- How to identify a long-haired pup as early as possible?
- More about the WCA Versatility program and versatile Weimaraners?
- How the modern Weimaraner bears a striking resemblance to the silver-gray hounds brought to France from the Holy Land in about 1250?
- 915 + pages, with 36 updated chapters, 32 now in color.
Including agility and NAVHDA
- More than 1500 images, most in color.
Many never before published
- With fresh works by William Wegman, Gene LaFollette, and Harry Giglio
- Newest tips and serial photos for breeding and whelping success
- A complete list of Dual Champions and just who their parents are
- Detailed instructions, with diagrams, on proper tail docking
- Photos and biographies of all 80 Best-in-Show winners as well as all 160 top bench – and field producing Weimaraners
- Appendices with dates and breeding of all national winners of annual show and field events
Table of Contents
Getting Acquainted With
In the Beginning
America’s Wonder Dog
The Weimaraner Club of America
The Weimaraner Standard
Color, Markings, and Coat
Movement and Structure
The Family Companion and Its Care
Getting Off to the Right Start
Life with Weimaraners
Best of Health
Old as Well as Gray
A Most Versatile Breed
Starting the Gun Dog
Weimaraners and The North American
Versatile Hunting Dog Association
Showing the Weimaraner
The Obedient Weimaraner
The Dance of Dog Agility
Hot on the Track
Weimaraners Doing Their Thing
Raising the Litter
Ages and Stages
Testing Natural Aptitude
Puppy Health Assessment
Picking the Perfect Puppy
The Great Ones
Best in Show
Best in Field
The Best of the Best:
The Triple and Dual Champions
A Blueprint of Quality: The Dams
A Blueprint of Quality: The Sires
Beyond These Borders
The GermanWeimaraner Today
Weimaraners Around theWorld
Appendix A: Standards
Appendix B: WCA Ratings
Appendix C: Bench Events
Appendix D: Field Events
Appendix E: The Champions Are…
Appendix F: Articles of Interest