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At A Glance


Size: Large

Weight: 60 - 85 lbs.

Height: 27"

Life Span: 11 - 13 years

Weimaraner

Also know as: Weimaraner Pointer, Weimaraner Vorstehhund

Group: Sporting

Origin: Germany (1800s)

Today's Role: Companion Dog, Police Dog, Tracking, Search & Rescue

History and Facts: These dogs were used in Germany to hunt large game, then birds. The breed's ancestors are the Red Schweisshund, a tracking dog, and the German Shorthair Pointer. Breeding of these dogs was closely monitored.

Temperament / Behavior
Dominant, energetic, enthusiastic, determined and versatile, the Weimaraner requires plenty of companionship and attention. Although this breed can be difficult to train, never use harsh discipline. Weimaraners are best motivated by treats and praise.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Susceptible to hip dysplasia. Breeders / sellers should be certified with the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals. Prone to bloating -- feed small meals.

Special Needs
Exercise: The Weimaraner needs lots of strenuous exercise. This breed should not be confined, because it can be destructive if not exercised. This dog loves to romp, hunt and play ball - and may bark if bored. Weimaraner's generally prefer to be inside with their family. However, this breed will appreciate an active family and lots of exercise.

Grooming: The Weimaraner's short, shiny coat is easy to care for. Brush once weekly and bathe only when necessary or use dry shampoo.

 

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