Weimaraner

The Weimaraner is a moderately large, athletic dog that will thrive with a family that likes the outdoors. This energetic dog requires firm training and plenty of exercise to keep out of trouble. Originally known as the Weimer Pointer, this cheerful and affectionate puppy will be easy to train and grow to a loyal and obedient dog. This dog breed will thrive as part of a family "pack", and enjoy the company of children, however will not appreciate long periods of solitude. Perfect for the athletic family, this strong and muscular dog will be a willing participant in daily runs or walks or bike riding. Given the Weimaraner’s original breeding and recent uses in police work and search and rescue, this dog breed is the perfect dog choice for a person looking for a dog to train and participate in dog sports and competitions. The breed has developed wonderful scenting and tracking abilities, which served the Weimaraner well as it hunted wolves, deer and bear, and later birds.


Weimaraner are also known as the dog with the human brain or the “Grey Ghost”.
The Weimaraner is an intelligent dog breed that learns quickly but will get bored if given repetitive dog training.
Due to the dog’s breeding, a Weimaraners makes an energetic game hunter.
As well as making a great hunting dog, the Weimaraner is a loving and gentle family companion.
The Weimaraner is a fearless and courageous dog which has been used in police work and search and rescue.
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Group:

Sporting

Size:

Large

Height:

23 to 27 inches (58.4 to 68.6 cm)

Weight:

50 to 70 pounds (22.8 to 31.9 kgs)

Life Expectancy:

10 to 12 years

Origin:

Germany. Originally known as the Weimer Pointer, the Weimaraner was selectively breed from bloodhouns in Thuringen, Germany.

Popular Weimaraner Cross-Breeds:

Boweimar - Weimaraner X Boxer,
Goldmaraner - Weimaraner X Golden Retriever,
Labmaraner - Weimaraner X Labrador Retriever,
Weimaranerdoodle - Weimaraner X Poodle

Available colors:

The American Kennel Club disqualifies Weimaraner with a distinctly blue or black coat.

Temperament

The Weimaraner is:

  • Affectionate
  • Friendly
  • Happy
  • Intelligent
  • Lovable
  • Trainable

Health Concerns

Bloating, Eye infections, Hip dysplasia, Hypothyroidism, Tumors

Weimaraners are prone to suffer from bloat. To prevent this, feed two or three small meals a day rather than one large meal.

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Celebrities with Weimaraners

11-May-2011

Carly

Most adorable dog! I love there eyes so much. I wish mine were that blue!

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