About the Tarheel Weimaraner Club
The Tarheel Weimaraner Club is an AKC licensed club based in Raleigh, North Carolina. There are currently over 150 members, including 20 breeders.
The club holds dog related events throughout the year. Events include a Specialty Show and Obedience Trial, an AKC Field Trial, AKC Hunt Tests, AKC Tracking Tests, and WCA Ratings Tests.
The club also has a very active Rescue Program which assists in re-homing Weimaraners in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. We have rescued and placed over 200 Weimaraners. We do not agree that there is a shortage of Weimaraners! Our rescue program tries hard to match the right dog to the right owner, and we have been very successful for that reason. We get the dogs in a variety of ways, such as from shelters, or from owners who are divorcing and moving to an apartment that doesn't allow dogs. All of our dogs are vet checked, spayed or neutered, housebroken and crate-trained. The dogs are available to approved homes for a $300 fee to help defray the cost of the rescue program. We also refer people to others wishing to place their own dog. Often, in a home where both people work, an adult dog with some training can be a better choice than a rambunctious puppy.
The club can also provide information about litters from breeders who are in good standing with the TWC. A puppy from titled parents with health screenings, bred by a responsible breeder, generally costs $800 to $1,200 in North Carolina. All of the club members who breed follow the WCA Code of Ethics. The breeders should sell all puppies with written health guarantees and certify the parents as free of hip-dysplasia. We believe that breeders should breed to improve the breed.
To apply for club membership:
Complete and return the Membership Application.
For breed information or puppy referral, contact:
For rescue information, contact:
Tarheel Weimaraner Club Board:
Jack Sappenfield, President
Titles earned by TWC members to date.
For older listings, see our archive of member awards..