Did You Notice?
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.
Posted on September 10, 2015, in Francee X Duck, Previous Pup Update and tagged Gracie, Gray Ghost, Gray Ghost Weim, Gray Ghost Weimar, Gray Weimaraner, Idaho, Idaho OwyheeStar Weimaraners, Idaho Weimaraner, Idaho Weimaraners, Idaho Weims, Northern Idaho Weimaraner, OwyheeStar, OwyheeStar Weimaraner, Silver Gray Female, Silver Gray Weim, Silver Gray Weimaraner, Undocked Tail. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.