History of origin
The idea of creating a breed appeared at Karin Wimmer Kikbush, who had extensive experience working with BRIAR. By the way, the breed is named in her honor: Karin originally from Westerwald (mountains in Germany), where local residents are called “vellers” in the dialect.
Vimmer Kikbush set a goal-to combine the best qualities of Briara and Australian Shepherd with health and working qualities in order to bring a strong dog with a good character. The first litter was received in 1994, but the final work on crossing and selection of dogs desired in 2005 ended in 2005.
Weller is one of the youngest modern dog breeds. They are harmoniously built, with a strong physique, strong, hardy, moderately muscular.
Can have quite large differences in appearance in the structure of the coat and color. But the color must be rich and clear.
The Weller has a small undercoat and a shiny, dense coat that reaches a length of 7 cm, which requires regular brushing.
Eye color can be any. Scissor bite. Ears set high, medium size, hanging. Tail long, feathered, carried low.
Weller is an obedient and attached dog to his family, and to such an extent that, if necessary, he will fiercely protect her. He loves children very much, successfully performs the function of a nanny. Easily trained in various tricks and commands.
This is an excellent companion with great mobility and a lively, friendly, peaceful character. With strangers behaves with restraint, wary, does not allow strangers to approach him.
Can perform watchdog work, engage in various types of dog sports agility, frisbee, obedience.
Gets along well with other pets, especially if introduced at an early age.
No care hassle. The main thing is not to overfeed: dogs have a tendency to gain excess weight.
Wool should be combed out with special brushes as needed. Claws grind off on their own, as the dog moves a lot.
Ears and eyes should be treated only in case of problems.
Conditions of detention
Wellers are great for keeping in rural areas, in a country house with a sufficient land area. This breed is not suitable for an apartment, as well as for keeping in an aviary. Most of her time she needs to be in open space, on the street, since it is an energetic dog that requires a lot of physical activity.
Wellers get used to the new environment quite easily, although it takes some time to adapt.
In Russia, the breed is not common, so the price is unknown. Purebred vellers are grown only in the Wäller Deutschland e nursery.V.
Photos from the site: Waeller vom Birkenhain