Weimaraner


Breed Weimaraner
Country
Germany
Height
23-27"
Weight
55-82 lbs
Life
11-14 years
Colors
Grey
Hair
Short

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This dog strikes with its aristocratic appearance: it has so much nobility and grace as if European artists had painted them.

The Weimaraner is a hunting gun dog and begins its history in the 13th century. Ancestors are perhaps European Bracco, which lived in Germany and were used in hunt for big game. For the first time, the breed was remembered in the second half of the 19th century, but it was initially perceived only as a half-breed of bulldog and greyhound. Only in 1896, it was recognized as an independent breed.

The Weimaraner is a proportioned muscular dog growing up to 70 cm at the withers and weighs 35-40 kg. Their silver-gray color became legendary, thanks to it, the breed got second informal name - Silver Ghost.
The hair can be of two types: short or long. Shorthair dogs have a thick covering of hair, fitting over the whole body. Longhair dogs until 1935 were subject to culling, but from a certain year some breed standards were made, and they began to be registered. They can be found rarely, much less than shorthair dogs. The hair of these dogs is soft, smooth, and very pleasant to the touch, it can be a bit twisted. Long hair does not grow on the whole body; there is hair on the chest, abdomen and lower part of the neck and forelimbs (their back).
In addition, there is a fringe on the ears and the "flag" on the tail. On other parts, the hair diminishes.
The dog's snout is long and elegant; cheekbones are distinctly pronounced. Hanging ears are long and wide, set high. The eyes may be of very unusual color - light amber color. Dark shade is common, and the puppies have light blue.

The Weimaraner is a good companion in the hunt, in the rescue service, the search for drugs; they are even used as guide dogs for people with sight peculiarities. This is all possible thanks to the discipline of the dog, and the ability to listen, to follow the orders; they are friendly and sociable.
Nevertheless, like any hunter representative, the Weimaraner requires physical activity and mobility. The lack of this leads to excessive stubbornness, aggression that could reflect badly on dealing with people and other animals, and the condition of the apartment as a whole (a bored dog can make a mess not only in one room). Due to proper care it is devoted and loving dog which loves all households and is a security guard for them.

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