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About This Site and Blue Weimaraners

It’s been 60 years since the first (known) Blue Weimaraner, Cäsar von Gaiberg (“Tell”), was imported to America from Germany. Since the beginning there has been controversy over his darker than normal shade of gray. It’s been a rocky, tumultuous, complicated history. In spite of the heated controversy over this color in the Weimaraner world and the disqualification of the color in 1973 by the Weimaraner Club of America, the Blue Weimaraner population continues to grow and gains new admirers every day.

As it stands now, blue is a disqualifying color in America and unrecognized in the majority of other countries. Why is this bad? Well, without the umbrella of a recognized canine association, it is very difficult to maintain quality breeding practices. We all suffer for the politics of a controversy of a variation of a coat color. Breeders suffer from having their hands tied. Future owners suffer from not having standards to judge ethical breeders. Worst of all, the Blue Weimaraners suffer.

Isn’t it time for a change? Isn’t it time to resolve this? It’s about taking action today, not tomorrow.

This site is for the education and advancement of the Blue Weimaraner and the resolution of its status, worldwide. It’s also a site to appreciate the beauty and qualities of our beloved Blue Weimaraner.

About The Author

Hi, I’m Leslie Nicole and Blue Weimaraner Today has been something I’ve had in mind for quite some time now. For years, I’ve been discussing the Blue Weimaraner situation on forums and usually the same topics come up. The comments are generally knee-jerk reactions based on prejudice and often quite a bit of misinformation. I thought it would be good to have a place where “the issues” are talked about in-depth and in a reasoned way. I also wanted a site with nice photographs of Blues to show their beauty.

Also, as I live in France now (I’m American) I see that there is a need to address the status for Blues arriving more and more in Europe. The time is now to cut through the old prejudices that serve no one (except profit-seeking puppymills) and work together for a resolution.

I’ve had Blue Weimaraners for 17 years. I’ve breed one litter in France, which at the time was with the full blessings of the French Weimaraner club. (A subject for another post!) I was one of the founders of the Blue Weimaraner Club of America, but I resigned from the Vice President position as I felt that I could best achieve my goals to be an independent bridge for all countries.

I live in France with my husband Michel, my two Blue Weimaraners, Ellie and Bella, and Agate, the cat. I’m a designer and photographer with a passion for Weimaraners. It’s one of my lifetime goals to have the Blue Weimaranar status resolved, one way or another. It’s also my goal to someday have a Blue Weimaraner Field Champion.

This photograph is me with my two Blue Weimaraners:
“Ellie” Fairhaven’s Wind Dancer, RCACIB, RCACS, EXC, 2/6, TAN, BICP II
“Bella” Bellatrix des Perles d’Artemis, TAN, BICP II

Me with Ellie and Bella
Me with Ellie and Bella

I’m not currently breeding.

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