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NEW!! -  BLUE WEIMARANER RESEARCH

Sept 2010 - New research from a German team (Gerding et al, J Anim Breed Genet (2010) 1-8) looked at the TYRP1 haplotype and showed that the Blue Weimaraner's coat color is caused by one functional TYRP1 allele (Bb or BB genotype) and the absence in Grays (bb genotype). They were also able to trace a unique Y haplotype in Blues back to the original Blue. Go to journal article
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THE WEIMARANER STANDARD FROM THE BLUE PERSPECTIVE

Multiple standard changes for the American Weimaraner from the 1940's (when Blues were specifically included into the standard)  to the 1970's (when the Blues were disqualified) reflected the growing controversy regarding coat color over three decades.  Read more to learn about the history of the standard changes as well as the history of the coat color controversy

  


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The dog that started it all
Csar von Gaiberg ("Tell") is considered the "father of the Blues."  All Blue Weimaraners, and many Gray Weimaraners, go back to this influential dog.  Imported from Germany for his excellent bloodlines, conformation and hunting ability, Tell's arrival to the U.S. was the genesis of decades of in-fighting over the coat color.
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WHAT MAKES THE BLUE COLOR DIFFERENT?

Understanding the genetics
     


SITE OWNER'S NOTE

The purpose of this site is to shed some light on an often misunderstood topic which continues to draw heated debate among Weimaraner enthusiasts. As with many controversial topics, rumor,  speculation and emotional "reasoning"  often prevail.  This site attempts to document accurate information about the history and controversy regarding the Blue Weimaraner.

I hope you find it informative.  -AT
 


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