Grayson

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Grayson is unique. First his father was a Longhair (Duck), and his mother was a Blue (smooth-coat Longhair Carrier). The fact the parents both carry the DNA marker for the Longhair (one a Longhair and the other a Carrier) means 50% of the pups will be Longhairs. There were three pups born to the litter–one was a Longhair. Looking at Grayson you would not imagine that his parents were so unique. There is something else unique about this boy too! He sports a full length (undocked) tail.

OwyheeStar gets quite a few inquiries that specify that they want the tail left intact. The Longhairs always have the undocked tail. The American Weimaraner Breed Standard calls for the tail to be left about six inches long. They suggest it to be a bit heavy on the length–not a shorter stubby tail. Tail docking happens sometime in the first week. Therefore, the person wanting an undocked tail must commit early. It also requires a larger than normal puppy deposit. Nonetheless, many people prefer this option to Show Breeder’s chagrin. Some countries have a ban of tail docking.

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Posted on September 10, 2015, in Francee X Duck, Previous Pup Update and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. the most younger Weimaraners here are undocked. I like Easy’s tail, but sometimes it is a weapon, we both got a shiner that way from excessive wagging and I rather visit stores alone, even when Easy would be allowed there. I probably had to work in a coalmine for 87 years to pay for all that smashed stuff :o)

    • Oh no! I would not want to visit a coal mine let alone work in one. I think the undocked tail will come to America. Despite that fact, the redneck hunters that have this breed prefer the docked tail. There are fewer hunters every year. You know how it goes. We are not opposed to the undocked tail; however, it is more at risk of nicks. This could lead to blood spatter and the need for cosmetic surgery. :O)

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