Dog breed: Weimaraner

The Weimaraner breed is one of the fantastic breed of dog. The Weimaraner is a highly energetic breed that is loving and caring. Let’s see more details about the fantastic, interesting and majestic breed- Weimaraner,

ORIGIN:

One might have heard that the Weimaraner breed is a modern breed, but actually the breed is several centuries old. A Weimaraner appeared in a Van Dyck painting of the early 1600’s. There are actually 2 theories of its origin. Some feel it is the result of albinism that overtook some ancient German pointing dogs. Others feel it is descended from Braken (A German hound).

HEIGHT AND WEIGHT:

Height: Male- 24 to 27 inches (61-69cm)

Female- 22 to 25 inches (56-63cm)

Weight: Male- 55 to 70 pounds (25-32kg)

Female- 50 to 65 pounds (23-29kg)

APPEARANCE:

The Weimaraner is a sleek, moderately large, athletic dog. It has a long head with strong muzzles and long, hanging ears. The eyes are amber, blue-gray or gray – with an intelligent expression, and the nose is gray. The Weimaraner has webbed feet for swimming. It comes in a short, fine, smooth gray coat or a rarer longhaired variety. They have gray noses and intelligent eyes that come in light gray, bluish gray and light amber. All shades of grey are accepted in the dog. Overall, the Weimaraner’s look combines grace, balance and quickness.

LIFE EXPECTANCY:

About 10-12 years.

TEMPERAMENT:

This breed is happy, loving, intelligent, cheerful, and affectionate. This breed is kind to children, but is not recommended for very young ones, because they are energetic enough to accidentally knock a child down. With amazing sense of smell, and a passionate working mentality, the Weimaraner can be used for all kinds of hunting.

GROOMING:

As the coat is smooth and short-haired it is easy to keep in peak condition. It is enough if we brush with a firm bristle brush, and dry shampoo occasionally. This breed must be given a bath with a mild soap only when necessary. Inspect the feet and mouth for damage after work or exercise sessions. This breed is an average shedder.

TRAINING:

Without the proper exercise they will be very offensive. The owner must be experienced and must be firm while training. Without this proper training, they can become combative with other dogs. Though they can learn quickly, they are resistant to repetitive training. As these dogs are very reserved with strangers, they must be socialized at an early age itself. This breed especially should not be hit to bring upon discipline as they become wary easily and once they have a fear of someone/something training becomes impossible.

EXERCISE:

These are powerful working dogs with great stamina. They need to be taken for a daily, long walk or jog. In addition, they need plenty of opportunities to run free. It is best to feed a dog after a long walk, as soon as they cool down. Do not have them fed before going for the exercise.

CONCLUSION:

Overall, this is a lovable dog breed with loads of energy which suits those with firm hand in training dogs and can spend quite some time with their pets.

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