Highly energetic, Weimaraner dogs are a sporting breed with a strong prey drive plus all the skills needed to hunt, point and retrieve in field type activities.
This breed has been nick-named the "grey ghost", no doubt because of his silvery grey coat coloration. Sometimes the eyes may also be grey though blue-grey and light amber are also seen.
Much has been written about the origin of the breed, but the breed lines remain unclear, though it was highly regarded in Germany during the 19th century and believed to take its name from the German court of Weimar.
The appearance of this dog is both striking and unique with a sturdy, clean-cut look to the body and a confident carriage.
Although this breed has a strong affinity for hunting, they also make loving and devoted family pets. They have keen protective instincts coupled with exceptional loyalty and like to give and receive affection.
They also are quite fun loving and spirited and enjoy the interaction with the family. They don't like spending too much time alone. If left outside and boredom sets in, they are very good escape artists.
Training has to done in a firm yet not harsh manner. These dogs are intelligent and lose interest if routines are overly long or repetitive. Make the training creative and varied to keep their attention.
They respond well to praise and food
rewards. Training for field work is a lot easier because this is what
they love to do.
Height: 23-28 inches
Weight: 70-85 lbs.
Color variations: Silver gray and similar
Weimaraner dogs have a smooth and sleek coat that is short and lies
close to the body. While the coat is fairly low maintenance and doesn't
shed a lot, a curry comb is an ideal brushing tool for removing loose hair and dirt while encouraging the production of natural healthy oils.
Following a brush out, apply a coat polish conditioner to add a beautiful luster and keep tangles away.
Weimaraner dogs make good jogging buddies. They have high energy and will not thrive without sufficient daily exercise.
The ideal environment would be a home with large yard and room to run. The Weimaraner is very family oriented dog and does best
living inside rather than in outdoor dog houses.
Weimaraner dogs do best with older children who have intelligent consideration for the size and strength of the breed.
Even so, adult supervision is the best policy to follow whenever pets and children of any age are interacting.
This is a high energy breed with the need for considerable exercise. For these reasons it would not be the ideal companion for inactive seniors or the more sedentary families.
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