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History of Weimaraners

August 24, 2009 by  
Filed under Frequently Asked Questions

Weimaraners originally came from the court of Weimar in Germany where there was a breeding program to create a dog with the best hunting dog characteristics for large game such as deer, wolves and wildcats. Over time, as large game became scarce in the area, the breed was refined as a small game pointer. The breed was originally tightly controlled by the German breed club which forced anyone wanting a Weim to become a member and sign a contract to protect the breed.

General Appearance of the Dog
The Weimaraner is a medium to moderately large gray dog with fine aristocratic features. Weims look alert and intelligent. They have grace, speed, and stamina.
Weimaraners have a high head and a deep chest and look like they are built for speed. Most commonly seen is the short hair Weimaraner, with a smooth gray coat, but there is also a rarer longhaired variety. The eyes can be amber, blue gray or gray. Tails are docked to 1 1/2 inches.

Coat Color
The Weimaraner can be any shade of gray with the head and ears lighter than the rest of th e body.

Coat Type
There are two coat types within the Weimaraner breed. Most common is the short hair that sports a fine smooth gray coat. Rarer is the longhaired variety.

Height
Males are 24 to 27 inches
Females, 22 to 25 inches

Weight
Males, 55 to 70 lbs
Females, 50 to 65 lbsgarbothumbnail

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