Breed Group: Sporting
Weight: 70-85 lbs
Height: Male: 25-27; Female: 23-25 inches
Color(s): Mouse-gray to silver-gray
The Weimaraner is a centuries old breed from Germany. They are
pointers and retrievers that possess many talents. The Weimaraner is
utilized in various capacities such as police work, search and rescue, and
tracking. This breed is athletic and moderately large.
The Weimaraner is a versatile breed that has both the
intellect and energy to accomplish almost anything. They are friendly,
alert, and willing to please. The Weimaraner is muscular yet graceful in
motion. They are generally gentle and protective companions.
The Weimaraner is happy and cheerful, highly intelligent and
loving. They can be very willful and opinionated. This breed exhibits a
truly unique personality. They are passionate and reliable. The
Weimaraner prefers to live inside as a member of the family. They require
companionship and attention and do not like to be left alone for long
periods of time. This breed gets along well with other dogs but not cats.
They are not recommended for very young children or the elderly as they
could easily knock them down. The Weimaraner is brave and loyal.
The Weimaraner's smooth, short coat is easy to care for. Brushing
should be done with a firm bristle brush. They should only be bathed when
absolutely necessary. They do well with occasional dry shampooing. They
should have their feet and mouth inspected for damage after exercise or
work sessions. The Weimaraner is prone to bloating, so small meals two
times a day are best. They may suffer from hip dysplasia but are
The Weimaraner has a fine, short, sleek gray coat. The color
ranges from a mouse gray to a silver gray. The distinctive color led to
this breed being nicknamed the Silver Ghost or Gray Ghost. The
Weimaraner's coat color is a rarity among dog breeds.
The Weimaraner is full of energy. They are eager to learn and
please and are motivated by rewards such as treats or praise. This breed
does not respond to harsh discipline and once mistrustful will avoid any
and all further attempts of training. The Weimaraner excels at obedience,
agility, hunting and showing.
The Weimaraner requires strenuous exercise and stimulation.
They love to play ball, romp, hike, and hunt. They must have room to roam
and be given many opportunities to release their energy. Therefore, a
large yard is preferred and is best for them. They do not kennel well and
are not a breed for owners who lead sedentary lifestyles. The Weimaraner
must be given sufficient exercise to prevent them from becoming bored,
barking excessively, or being destructive.
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