If you come across stunning or artistic photos of Weimaraner dogs, chances are they are the works of the contemporary artist called William Wegman. Whatever your beliefs about Weimaraners, you cannot deny, that his photos are comical, and emotive. Many a time his Weims are dressed in tuxedos, baseball uniforms or even wedding gowns. For the sake of art it is amazing and can leave one wanting to see more of his awesome work (especially if you love a good combination of art, photography and dogs). I have been a fan of his for some time now, and feel he captures the surreal and funny side of that which is soooooo uncanine-like.
For all his genius, it was interesting for me to come across this statement, by someone who is very much against his art:
" I hope Wegman stays with his non-Weimaraner art. Wegman has HARMED this breed by making them a popular "fad" dog. People get one and THEN find out they are NOT easy dogs to own and required LOTS of exercise, time and attention. Thousands of Weims have been dumped on shelters and abandoned (and killed) by people who saw Wegman's photos and ran out and got a Weim. Weimaraners are not calm unless you give them hours of exercise or they are old."
Every coin has two sides. Thank goodness not everyone likes the same thing. It would be a boring world if everyone did. The same can be assumed about the Dalmatians. The "101 Dalmatians" created a stereotype about this breed, but in actual fact, they are also nervous dogs that need lots of exercise to be as calm and collected as the cartoon portrayed them to be.
Ultimately "To err is human; to forgive is canine." Please watch the two videos below and tell me your thoughts. I would love to hear your beliefs...If you are a proud owner of a Weimaraner and KNOW what this dog is like, would you say that art has indeed created a fad about this breed? Or no harm has been done and it remains comical and surreal to look at William Wegman's Weimaraner art which morphs that which is canine with that which is human?