Weimaraner dog, a medium size dog.
The Weimaraner, an All-Purpose Sporting Dog
was developed in Germany in the early 19th Century as an all around keen-scented hunting dog, to track deer, to hunt bear and wild boar. The Bloodhound is thought to have been an ancestor, as were other indigenous German hunting breeds of that era. It was known as the Weimaraner Vortshund, (Weimaraner Pointer). It was often used to hunt big-game, such as the wolf, and bear. Later on, they were used as bird dogs
and retrievers, working well in water. Where the mouse-gray color came from, remains a conundrum, but it was a distinguishing characteristic of the early Weimaraner breed as it still is today. The welfare and development of the early Weimaraner breed was in the hands of amateur sportsmen, members of the German Weimaraner club (formed in 1897) and non-members were not allowed to buy one without first becoming a member. Non-member dogs could not be registered. An American sportsman, Howard Knight, became a member in 1929, and was allowed to bring a pair back to the US where he was later, instrumental in founding the Weimaraner Club of America
. The breed was recognized by the AKC in 1943.
Dog: 25 to 27 in. (64 - 69 cm) at withers.
Bitch: 23 to 25 in. (58 - 64 cm) at withers.
Weight: 70 - 85 lb. (31.8 - 38.6 kg).
Protection: Very good.
Exercise: Needs a lot.
Life Expectancy: 10 - 14 years.
is medium size dog with a short, smooth, sleek coat, solid in color and distinctive shades of mouse-gray to silver-gray. His docked tail is always carried in a manner which expresses his self confidence and a sound temperament. The Weimaraner dog
has adapted well to family living, preferring to be indoors with its owners. It is keen, fearless, friendly, good with children, protective, excellent watchdog, blessed with intelligence and a willingness to learn, excelling at obedience. It is truly distinctive and a delightful addition to the right family who is prepared to give the dog lots of exercise and top quality food. Their sleek coat is fairly easy to maintain with some periodic brushing to rid it of dead hairs. As with many breeds, it is advised to give a Weimaraner puppy
formal obedience training.
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