Weimerieners (sp?) are starting to have more and more problems because they're color is changing from a simple gray to the silver blue...I did some research on blue because I was interrested to find about the merle coloration...and found A LOT of "shame on you" type sites for the W's... The dilute color does carry problems ESPECIALLY if not bred for correctly... Blues out of blues out of blues will cause some problems... Blues out of blacks (a few kennels out there breeding this way) shouldn't be as "diluted" and carry as many physical problems as the blue blue blue blue dogs... Health testing and smart breeding does make for healthier blue dogs...but there are still problems with strictly blue breeding programs... I'm an OFRN fan but if bred ignorantly with only color in mind...that color (recessive) can also come with some problems... It's not JUST bad breeding but also the fact that there are genes connected with those color genes that make for bad health as well... All you have to do is look at it...Blues haven't been bred for as long as Reds have and Blues have cropped up with LOTS of problems comparatively speaking... They're young in their breeding programs compared to others...they shouldn't have as many problems as they do...so it goes to say that Blue carries genetic problems and they can overtake the line if not bred more carefully to keep the problems down... See what I'm meaning... BTW... Listen to Chickee... I've heard here and there about that Kennel all in dramatic contexts...keep checking around and doing homework before you settle on this kennel. Sorry to have confused everyone too... I was lost as well...LOL... Does that mean I'm getting old too?