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Weimaraner History

The Weimaraner is a medium-sized breed of gundog that originated in the late 18th or early 19th centuries. The Weimaraner is a medium to large-sized sporting and all-purpose dog. The origin of the name “Weimaraner”, which means “from Weimar”, is unclear, but it is possible that this commemorates the Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Wilhelm IV. The distinctive black-and-tan coat of the Weimaraner was bred into the dogs by selectively breeding them with smooth-haired pointer and griffon-type canids that were already present in the Weimer region of southern Germany.

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Weimaraner Physical Characteristics

The Weimaraner is a medium-sized, short-haired hunting breed that typically stands between 23 and 27 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 60 and 80 pounds. They have a long, lean body with a broad chest and a medium length, sleek, silky coat that is white, gray, or tawny. They have a square head with pricked ears and a long tail. The Weimaraner’s eyes are bright and dark in color and they have a wide, gentle mouth. They are energetic and playful dogs.

Eye Colors

Hazel, Amber

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Height Range

Male Height Range: 25 – 27 inches

Female Height Range: 23 – 25 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 70 – 90 lbs

Female Weight Range: 50 – 75 lbs

Weimaraner Health

Description of breed health.


10-13 yrs

Weimaraner Health Concerns

Hip Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism, Entropion, Elbow Dysplasia, Cherry Eye, Sebaceous Adenitis, Urolithiasis, Bloat, Hemophilia A, Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia, Hypodysmyelinogenesis

Weimaraner Temperament and Behaviour

The Weimaraner is an energetic, devoted, and dominant breed. They are often very lively and outgoing, and can be very protective of their family and territory, although most are well-behaved. They are very intelligent and learn quickly, so are easy breeds to train. They love to be active and require a lot of exercise. They need an experienced dog owner, as they can be aggressive with other dogs.

Weimaraner Activity Requirements

The Weimaraner is a medium-sized, sleek-coated hunting dog. Originally, they were used as gundogs, but today they are popular as pets. The Weimaraner is a high-energy dog that needs quite a bit of exercise and stimulation. They require a great deal of exercise and attention. A daily walk or jog, along with regular play sessions, will be the perfect way to keep your Weimaraner happy. Because of their high energy, the Weimaraner is not an ideal match for apartment or city dwellers. This is a breed that needs a fenced-in yard filled with space to play. If you live in an apartment or don’t have a big yard, you may want to consider another breed of dog.

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Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Recognized by the American Kennel Club

Weimaraner is part of the Sporting group.

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The Kennel Club

Recognized by The Kennel Club

Weimaraner is part of the Gundog group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Recognized by the Australian National Kennel Council

Weimaraner is part of the Gundog group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club

Weimaraner is part of the Sporting group.

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