Why are blue weimaraners not recognized by the AKC?

Written by on Saturday, September 6, 2008 – 4:24 am -


Its unfortunate how many dogs are not recognized by AKC. but there are more and more dogs each year at there chance in the show ring. and way, the way to get a dog recognized is simple by organizing a group and putting somethings together that shows how they are different from other similar dogs.
good luck and I hope to see blue weimaraners in the 2007 AKC dog book!!


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9 Responses to “Why are blue weimaraners not recognized by the AKC?”

  1. By craig_pumphrey on Jun 16, 2006 | Reply

    im not sure,

    but i know alot of hunting breeds that have been put together in the last 50 years or so arnt recognized yet
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  2. By Rissy on Jun 16, 2006 | Reply

    It takes several years usually for a breed to be recognized by the AKC. Check out their website below. They have many criteria that need to be met before a breed is considered official.
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    http://www.akc.org

  3. By debbie on Jun 16, 2006 | Reply

    Because they make their own rules and that is what they wanted. Tradition plays a big part.
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  4. By mary kate on Jun 16, 2006 | Reply

    Its unfortunate how many dogs are not recognized by AKC. but there are more and more dogs each year at there chance in the show ring. and way, the way to get a dog recognized is simple by organizing a group and putting somethings together that shows how they are different from other similar dogs.
    good luck and I hope to see blue weimaraners in the 2007 AKC dog book!!
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    I'm a dog expert. woof woof!!

  5. By uniquedobe on Jun 16, 2006 | Reply

    not sure,but they should be..they are beautiful..
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  6. By FairlyErica on Jun 17, 2006 | Reply

    AKC breed standard for all breeds is set by the breed club recognized by AKC, which I believe in this case is the Weimaraner Club of America. Often when a color is disqualified, there are links between the color and particular health problems. For example, many examples of white or particular types of white markings in many breeds are associated with deafness and neurological issues. This does not mean that white dogs are deaf or have neurological issues, only that certain white colorations in SOME breeds are linked to these problems.

    From what I can gather in the links below, the blue coloration in Weimaraners orginated in a single dog, and there was some question about genetic health of that dog, therefore no reason to see "blue" as an advantageous mutation. In addition, silver is such a hallmark of the breed, I can understand why the breed club would decide that it be appropriate only to deliberately breed for that standard.
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    http://www.weimclubamerica.org/auntie/auntie2.html#blue
    http://www.weim.net/twn/General/blue-weim.htm
    http://www.akc.org/breeds/weimaraner/index.cfm

  7. By bigblue on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Truth has it it comes down to fear. When the “first” blue came over from Germany he dominated the shows, and so did his lines. Thats when grey owners started to complain to the akc, and they was three different votes on disqualify blues. There are no health problems traced to blues that are not traced to greys. I have owned and breed both colors for over tweenty years and love them both! All you have to do is a little research and you can find all the info on the votes. From what i always read there is some shady things behind it.

  8. By Sarah on Dec 13, 2011 | Reply

    Big Blue is right, there was a blue weim who dominated the circuit and because of that everyone started to question “is it bread with a doberman or another dog?” “is it really a weim?” etc Modern science has proven that it is just a gene that is responsible for the blue colour and there are no health defects or anything like that.
    I have a blue weim and not to brag but he is perfect :) lol and people constantly stop me and compliment his unique colour.
    Both colours are beautiful, it makes me sad to see dog racism going on and since it has been proven there are no defects with the blue colour I think the AKC need to realize their mistake.

  9. By Addismom on Jun 3, 2014 | Reply

    I love my blue girl! Like Sarah said, people stop us on the street to remark on the beautiful color! :)

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