The Weimaraner is a bird dog, not a retriever. They do look a little like a very pale Chocolate Lab, but the head and body are different. Field Labs are very lean and look something like a Weim, and in fact some unscrupulous people are selling "Silver Labs" and "Charcoal Labs" that are actually Weim/Lab crosses. So it's quite reasonable to confuse them.
If you get a top flight field Lab you can expect to pay $1500 and UP. And for the offspring of a National Field Champion, well, the sky's the limit. I heard that the pups out of Lottie (3XNFC/AFC Candlewood Tanks A Lot) were going for $5,000 apiece, but I never confirmed that with her breeder. I bought a pup from Lottie's breeder, but from a less royal bloodline and much less expensive!
I’m sure you’re right about Buster. He has a nasty bark and he’s very, very fast. I’m guessing his bloodline isn’t too great due to one ear being slightly out of line and both ears seem a little short, to me. That and he’s 11.5 lbs. whereas minis should be less than 9 lbs.
I’m thinking the dog behind us must be a yellow lab. He’s huge. The Weimeraners I’ve seen that I knew were ‘good’ were just a bit shorter but not as bulky, more graceful for lack of a better way to put it. Some labs I’ve seen would outweigh Weimeraners by at least 10-20 lbs.
I like big dogs but I’m allergic to dogs. Buster’s coat is very soft and he’s sensitive to even one flea so he’s good for me.