Weimaraner Dog Breed Information

Weimaraner Quick Facts
Breed Group: Sporting
Origen: Germany
Nickname: Weim, Gray Gost
Weight: 55-85 lbs
Height: 23-27 inches
Color(s): Mouse-gray to silver gray

Weimaraner Appearance

The Weimaraner is a medium to large sized gray dog. It was created by the German aristocrats and used for hunting. They are elegant, athletic, lean and muscular dogs with lots of stamina, alertness and balance. The Weimaraner has a long, broad head; long drop ears that are slightly folded and a gray nose. Their eyes could be light amber, gray or blue gray and the tail is docked. The front legs are straight with webbed; compact feet. It has a short and smooth coat. The coloring ranges from mousy gray to silvery gray. The weight of the Weimaraner is around 55-85 pounds and the height is around 23-27 inches.

Weimaraner Temperament

The Weimaraner is very intelligent, loves too run, hunt and has endless energy; He need to be in an active household, as well as with people that have plenty of time and dedication for him. Otherwise he could become frustrated and destructive.

The Weimaraners will sometimes tolerate cats or small animals, as long as they are introduced to them as puppies, but many will chase and frequently kill almost any small animal that enters their garden or backyard. They are very protective of their family and can be very territorial. They can be unfriendly to strangers, and must be socialized when young to prevent aggression. They learn quickly but will get bored if the training is the same thing over and over again and he can be stubborn or headstrong sometimes.

Is Weimaraner the Right Dog Breed for You?

The Weimaraner needs early socialization, consistent training, and a confident, assertive owner with some experience of dog ownership and training; without this proper leadership, they can become combative with other dogs. A properly trained Weimaraner is a wonderful companion that will never leave its master's side.

The Weimaraner is good with kids but due to his size he may be too much for small children. Daily strenuous exercise is needed. This is not a breed for city apartment life unless its owner takes him exercise or running everyday. Even them he needs to stretch its legs; run and explore on a large yard or safe area. The Weimaraner is not suited to be an outside dog, especially in cold weather, he also needs to be at home socializing with his family; his time is best divided between outdoor and indoor.

Weimaraner Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the Weimaraner is around 10-13 years.

Weimaraner Health problems

Weimaraners are a relatively healthy. The major concerns associated with this breed are gastric torsion, for that reason, it is better to feed two or three small meals a day rather than one large meal. There are some other concerns such as spinal dysraphism, entropion, eye problems, hip displasia, distichiasis and CHD (Canine hip Dysplasia).

Weimaraner Care and Grooming

The Weimaraner coat need only minimal care requires occasional brushing to remove dead hair. Brush with a firm bristle brush, and dry shampoo occasionally. Bathe in mild soap only when necessary.

Weimaraner Shedding

The Weimaraners sheds, even though they are a short-haired breed, but because their hair is very short and fine, shedding is not as much a problem as with longer coated breeds. You could help minimize it by frequent brushing to remove the dead hair and stimulate the skin.