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Weimaraner The Weimaraner breed is very active and was once one of the prized possessions of Germany's nobility. Their appearance earned them the nickname of the Silver Ghosts. They are bred both for their hunting traits and striking appearance. They are best kept as housepets and close to humans. The Weimaraner's Behavior Source: Wikipedia. Recommended for: pet, hunting dog The Weimaraner dog breed is a fast and powerful one. With proper training, Weimaraners can be housebroken. The primary requirement for this kind of dog is an active owner. Occasional exercises are not enough. Vigorous activities are required frequently. Weimaraner dogs are also easily excitable and require lots of training, which will require patience, to make them learn to respond to signals to settle down. Destructive behavior and hostility to other animals will be the results if they are left alone and not trained. Remember that breed only provides a general clue as to any individual dog's actual behavior. Make sure to get to know dogs well before bringing them into your home. The Weimaraner's Physical Characteristics Here are some of the characteristics of the Weimaraner breed as determined by the American Kennel Club's published breed standard.

  • Size: males 25 - 27 inches at the withers, females 23 - 25 inches
  • Coat: short, smooth, sleek, solid color
  • Color: mouse-gray to silver-gray
  • Eyes: light amber, gray, blue-gray, set well apart
  • Ears: long, lobular, set high, slightly folded
  • Nose: gray
  • Tail: approximately 6 inches once mature, light and carried with confidence

The Weimaraner's Origins and History Source: Wikipedia. Country/Region of Origin: Germany Original purpose: tracking and gun dog Name: derived from Charles August's title, Grand Duke of Weimar, who enjoyed hunting Historical notes: The Weimaraner breed existed as early as the 17th century and it was in the 19th century that the breed's standards were formulated. European Continental pointing breeds and mastiffs are believed to be its ancestors. Germany was once possessive of this breed but relented in the 1950's and released a pair to the US. The Weimaraner dog breed gained popularity with the help of US President Dwight D. Eisenhower who owned one and artist William Wegman who used Weimaraners as subjects.



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