The Weimaraner Dog is an independent pet. Here is your informative A-list of Weimaraner. The Weimaraner is also known as Weimaraner Vorstehhund. The nickname of Weimaraner is Grey Ghost or Weim. This Weimaraner dog breed was originated from Germany in the 17th Century. They were descended from the Bloodhound. Weimaraner Dogs were bred for hunting bear, deer or wolves. In the early 1600s, a Weimaraner was appeared in the Van Dyck painting. In 1929, first Weimaraner was imported to United States. The Weimaraner Dog was recognized by American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1943. The Weimaraner was appeared on Sesame Street – American children’s television series. Today, Weimaraners are a loving family pet. They are excelling in guarding, hunting, pointing, tracking, search and rescue, retrieving and service dogs for the disabled. They are also known as bird dog or water retriever.
Facts about Weimaraner Dog
- Temperament – The Weimaraner Dog is active, alert, fearless, friendly, headstrong, intelligent, loyal and obedient. They have a cheerful disposition. Weimaraner Dogs are affectionate with family, they thrive on human companionship. Do not leave them alone for long period, they will become destructive. They can get along with dogs but not non-canine pets. They are not recommended for young children. A firm and experienced owner are more suitable for this dog breed. They have strong hunting instincts and protective instincts; they are a good watch dog and they reserved with strangers. Proper and early socialization is essential for Weimaraner puppies. They can pick up obedience training easily. They should be taught to be sitting and not to jump often.
- Appearance – The Weimaraner has a muscular and slender medium-sized body. The expression is always alert. They have a long head and their intelligent eyes are come in blue-grey, light amber or grey. They have a pair of long ears which slightly folded and hanging down close to the head. They have a grey nose and the muzzle is strong. The neck is long and the chest is deep. Weimaraner Dogs have long legs and the feet are compact with well arched toes. The front legs are straight and the hind legs are muscular. The tail is docked and the dewclaws should be removed. The grey short coat is fine and smooth.
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Weimaraner Dog Breed Information
|Size||Medium to large|
|Height||61-69 cm (male) and 56-63 cm (female)|
|Weight||25-32 kg (male) and 23-29 kg (female)|
|Colour||All shades of grey|
|Group||Gun Breed Dog|
|Life Span||10 – 12 years|
|Litter Size||Average 6 – 8 puppies|
|Exercise Ability||Daily long walks are needed. Let them play and roam around at fenced yard|
|Grooming Requirements||Brush regularly with bristle brush. This breed is an average shedder|
|Environment||Medium or large fenced yard|
|Recognition||CKC, APRI, DRA, UKC, NKC, AKC, ACR, FCI, KCGB, ANKC, NZKC|
The common health issue for Weimaraner is prone to bloating and it is recommended to feed them two meals a day.
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If you are interested in this dog breed, you may adopt Weimaraner puppies from Weimaraner puppies rescue or look for Weimaraner for sale from Weimaraner breeders.