Coat & Grooming:The short, sleek coat makes the Weimaraner a relatively low-maintenance breed
Energy Level:Very Active; Weimaraners are athletic dogs of speed and endurance—an ideal runner’s companion
Nicknames: The Gray Ghost
Meet the Weimaraner
Instantly recognizable by their silvery-gray coat, male Weimaraners stand 25 to 27 inches at the shoulder, and females 23 to 25 inches. A well-bred Weimaraner will be solid colored, with maybe a small white spot on the chest. The face, with its amber or blue-gray eyes framed by long velvety ears, is friendly and intelligent. Overall, the breed presents a picture of streamlined grace and balance. A well-conditioned Weimaraner on point is a breathtaking sight.
What's Their Story?
The Weimaraner (WY-mah-rah-ner) was named for the German town of Weimar, where noblemen developed the breed as a hunter of big game, like bears and wolves. As Europe’s population of these predators decreased, the Weimaraner found new work as an all-purpose hunter who points and retrieves game birds. Today’s Weimaraners retain their ancestors’ versatility and eagerness to work. They make excellent teammates in all kinds of dog sports and activities.
Weimaraners are great with kids and long to be full-fledged family members. As pets, they have a lot going for them: easy grooming, trainability, an affectionate nature, and a can-do attitude. But they come with challenges. Weimaraners love exercise and must have plenty of it, along with lots of quality time with their humans. For owners who can keep the dog physically and mentally active, the Weimaraner could be the perfect pet.