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Weimardale History

The Weimaraner is a large, muscular, short-haired dog that was originally bred for hunting and coursing. The first recorded mention of the Weimaraner was in 1806, when Louis Dobermann wrote about a dog named “Von der Wahrheit”, meaning “of the truth”. The etymology of the name Weimaraner is disputed. One theory states that the name is a variation of “Weimarer”, after a region in Thuringia, Germany; this theory is supported by the fact that the Thuringian Forest was a popular gathering place for hunters of the 16th century. Another theory is that it is derived from the word “Weimarer”, meaning “one who watches over”, which is consistent with the temperament of the dogs. The Weimaraner was originally known as the “Dresdner Wolfspitz”, or “Dresden Hound”, after the region of Saxony, Germany, where it was developed. The breed was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 1907.

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Weimardale Physical Characteristics

The Weimardale is a small, medium-haired, long-eared, tailless breed of dog that is typically 16 to 19 inches tall at the shoulder and 35 to 45 pounds in weight. They have long, thin legs, a small, flat head, and a soft, silky, short, water-resistant, double-layered, fawn-colored, undercoat. They have large, erect, circular ears and a curled tail. The Weimardale is a friendly, sociable, intelligent, people-oriented breed that makes a good family pet.

Eye Colors

Hazel, Brown

Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Black, Brown, Fawn

Height Range

Male Height Range: 23 – 26 inches

Female Height Range: 23 – 26 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 55 – 65 lbs

Female Weight Range: 55 – 65 lbs

Weimardale Health

Description of breed health.


12-14 yrs

Weimardale Health Concerns

Distichiasis, Hip Dysplasia, Von Willebrand’s Disease, Hypothyroidism, Immune Mediated Anemia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Gastric Dilation Volvulus (GDV) or Bloat, Entropion, Allergies

Weimardale Temperament and Behaviour

The Weimareganer is an energetic, medium sized, and intelligent breed of dog. They are happiest when given a job to do, and will make a great companion for someone who loves the outdoors. They are generally gentle and good-natured, but can be timid and shy at times.

Weimardale Activity Requirements

Weimaraners were originally bred as hunting dogs and are named after the Grand Duke of Weimer, who was an avid hunter. This medium-sized, high-energy dog has a short, sleek, silver-gray coat. Weimaraners are an intelligent, athletic, and very high-energy breed of dog. They require a lot of exercise and attention, and are not suitable for households with young children. They need a firm, consistent leader who can give them the training they need. While Weimaraners are good escape artists, they can be happy in homes with yards where they can play. If you are looking for a high-energy, playful dog that enjoys the outdoors, the Weimaraner might be the one for you.

Miles Per Day

8 miles

Activity Per Day

45 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Weimardale is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Weimardale is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Weimardale is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Weimardale is part of the Unclassified group.

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