Dog Breed Profiles

Weimaraner

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Dog Breed Group
Sporting Dogs 
Origin of Breed
Germany, hunting dog. 
Life Expectancy
10 - 12 Years 
Color
Preferably silver gray; shades of mouse or roe gray. 
Coat
Short, smooth and sleek. 
Exercise Needs
Needs plenty of opportunity to run free and a lot of regular exercise. 
Temperament
When well trained the Weimaraner is a confident and assertive dog who makes a wonderful companion. He is also responsive, alert  
Good with Children
Usually very friendly with children if properly socialized at a young age. Good with other pets. 
Grooming Needs
Brush or dry shampoo coat as necessary. A rub over with a chamois will make his coat gleam. Prone to sunburn on his nose in the  
Average Size - Male (in)
25 - 27 
Average Size - Female (in)
23 - 25 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
70 - 85 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
70 - 85 
Health Issues
Hip dysplasia, gastric torsion, bleeding disorders.v
Living Conditions
He will adapt to urban living but does need plenty of space. He does not kennel well. 

Breed Description

The Weimaraner or "Silver Ghost" is a picture of grace, speed, stamina, alertness and balance. A one-family dog that is reserved with strangers he will make a good watchdog. He requires an owner who has a firm, no-nonsense approach who will take time to train and socialize him. Boundless energy, tireless, driven and a remarkable sense of smell make him a great hunting dog. Known to hunt for as long as six hours at a time. The Weimaraner made his first appearance over 125 years ago in the German court of Weimar. His ancestry is from the old red Schweisshunde crossed with the German Shorthaired Pointer and several other German hunting breeds. Originally he was bred to be used to stalk deer and to hunt bear and wild boar.

Breed Infobits

No breeding of the Weimaraner outside Germany was permitted until 1930.

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