Astraios is a small kennel of Longhaired Weimaraners, working, showing and doing all sorts of fun things together.

The Astraios affix is owned by myself but shared in spirit also with my daughter as without her it would not exist. We are a working and showing kennel but before anything else our dogs are our much loved pets!

I am a member of:

  • The Weimaraner Association
  • Select HPR/Gundog clubs
  • Various agility/obedience Associations

The Weimaraner – Owning a Weimaraner isn’t for the faint hearted as they are a challenging breed but make the effort and they will be a companion beyond all others. Weimaraners have a great need to be with their family beyond anything else so do not think you can get one and simply leave it home alone for hours and hours, they need time and attention and can be real attention seekers. They need firm but fair handling and due to their sensitivity harsh handling is a big no no (not that I agree with harsh handling for any breed!) Having said all of that, if you welcome a Weimaraner into your heart and home then you will be sure to have a life filled with love and laughter, they really are such great characters with a lot of love and devotion in their hearts to share.

If you are considering adding a Weimaraner to your home feel free to contact me as I am always happy to discuss the breed.

What’s in a name?

Astraios (Αστραιος or Astraeus) Translates literally as ‘Dawn of the Stars’


Astraios was the Titan god of the stars, planets and the art of astrology. He is also associated with Aeolus, the Keeper of the Winds.

In April 2010 I was granted the name and in May it was officially published and finally in September 2010 I added the suffix to Kodi’s name and he became ‘Morpheus Ruler of Dreams at Astraios’. He now officially not only rules my family’s hearts and dreams but a kennel of his own.