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Weimaraner

A captivating personality, rambunctious but good guardian (other names: Weimaraner Vorstehhund)

Weimaraner
origin:Germany
life expectancy:12-13 years
classification:Gun dog
height:58 to 68 cm
weight:32 to 39 kg
exercise: Demandingtraining: Easyclimate: Temperatefeeding: Mediumsize: Large
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History [ edit ]

The Weimaraner owes its name to Grand Duke Karl August of Weimar (Thuringia) in whose court its hunting abilities, courage and speed were very much enjoyed.The origin of this breed is uncertain. It is believed that its ancestors were mastiffs  and Continental pointing breeds. Others say that it descends from the German hound, the Braken, or that its root stock can be traced directly to the extinct Leithunde. A painting of Van Dyck shows that the Weimaraner has existed in a similar form since the early 1600´s. However todays´ breed standards go back to the 1800´s. Selective breeding have developed versatile hunting skills, such as pointing and tracking wild animals and big game. Later the Weimaraner  was developed into a perfect "gun dog". Weimaraners have also been used as police dogs, service dogs for the disabled and rescue dogs. Nowadays this breed is above all very much appreciated as a companion.
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General Appearance [ edit ]

The Weimaraner is a sleek, medium-sized, athletic dog with beautiful lines and either a long (less common) or short coat.  The Weimaraner has deep chest with well-sprung ribs and powerful shoulders. The forelegs are straight and strong. The topline slopes gently downward from the withers. Traditionally, the  tail is docked at birth to a third of its natural length.The head is aristocratic with long muzzle and skull and the ears are moderately long and slightly folded. The eyes, piercing and arresting, with an intelligent expression, are amber, blue-gray or gray, and give the Weimaraner a regal appearance different from any other breed.This breed is nicknamed “Grey Host” due to its highly unusual shimmering steel coat colour, that varies from mouse  to silver-gray.  The short coat, smooth to the touch, is no problem to groom.The Weimaraner has a proud, handsome carriage that ensures its worldwide popularity.
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Temperament [ edit ]

Weimaraners are fast and powerful dogs, proficient in field trials and obedience work. They are also equally reliable watchdogs and  their captivating personality, long life, and intense devotion to humans turns them  into suitable home animals given appropriate training. Happy, loving cheerful, affectionate and very rambunctious, this breed is very intelligent, but can be highly opinionated and wilful, continually trying to push the boundaries set by its owner.  Therefore it needs firm, experienced training from adolescence, including behaviours towards young children and other family pets. It is quick to learn, but resistant to repetitive training.Because this breed is so full of energy it requires extensive, vigorous, exercise and games. Weimaraners are high-strung and easily excitable, requiring appropriate training to learn control their behaviour.  Puppy classes or control exercises at home are essential for the Weimaraner the moment it enters the family. He must be taught all members of the family are to be obeyed. Training methods must be gentle and firm, for harsh treatment will sour his attitude. Owners need patience, as this breed is particularly rambunctious during the first year and a half of its life. Like many breeds, untrained and unconfined young dogs often create their own diversions when left alone, such as chewing house quarters and furniture. This is a breed that thrives best as a household companion, sharing all family activities; it is not a breed to leave in a kennel.
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Health [ edit ]

This breed is generally healthy. Some may suffer from hip dysplasia and as they tend to bloat, they should be fed two or three times a day.
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Dog trivia [ edit ]

The first thing Weimaraners need to learn is sit, then praise only when sitting. This will prevent jumping in the future, as they are strong dogs and may knock over elderly or children by accident.
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