silhouette lean, well muscled
cut 59 to 70 cm for males and 57 to 65 cm for females
weight 30 to 40 kg for males and 25 to 35 for females
hair short or long
dress silvery gray, brownish or mouse
head slightly marked stop, dark flesh nose
eyes light to dark amber; round, slightly oblique position
ear wide and quite long
tail set low, powerful; hangs at rest, horizontal in action
behaviour balanced, stubborn, good guardian and likes to walk
federation FCI nomenclature group 7 section 1 no 099
Use The Weimaraner is a dog of the 7th group, section 1.1 (continental pointing dog). His work standard describes a systematic and harmonious quest, in constant contact with the driver. The quest is of medium length, still within rifle range of the driver, around 80m. The stop is done standing up, with an impression of tension towards the game. By its character, the Weimaraner can also turn out to be a good companion dog as well as a guard dog. Very powerful in terms of muscle mass and very resistant to snow and extreme cold thanks to its multiple breed crosses. Health The Weimaraner, like many large dogs, is at high risk for stomach upset. Above all, physical exertion after meals should be avoided. Stomach turning is a serious condition that can lead to the death of the dog. Hip dysplasia is also a defect that breeders strive to avoid and not reproduce.
The Weimaraner is a breed of dog with a silver-gray coat originally developed as a pointing dog. The name comes from the Grand Duke of Weimar, Charles-Auguste, whose court appreciated the qualities of a hunter. Its exact origins, however, remain unknown. The Leithund, a race now extinct, would be one of his ancestors. It is also said that dogs of similar morphology already existed in France in the 13th century at the court of King Saint-Louis. This one would have brought back from Palestine during his Seventh Crusade, these gray dogs then related to griffins. The Weimaraner is a medium to large sized pointing dog, characterized by its color ranging from silver gray to deer gray. It is a muscular dog, well balanced and of harmonious proportions. Originally the Weimaraner was obtained by crossing several breeds: the German shorthaired pointer, the husky, the pointer and the Great Dane.
The Weimaraner is a versatile hunting dog, docile, balanced, passionate about hunting. A dog's behavior is determined from birth. This is why it is necessary to scrupulously choose the breeding which will communicate to the puppy the good behavior. To choose a well-balanced puppy, here are some tips: - Identify a breeding that will favor proximity to humans rather than life in a kennel or outside the house. As a family, the puppy will discover the world of the house, its noises, its prompts, its rhythms, cleanliness... -Prefer a breeding that will have time to devote to the puppies. A breeding with several breeds and many litters per year will have less time to devote to a puppy. -Visit the farms. You will be able to realize that the information communicated on the Internet, by telephone is often erroneous: then make your own opinion. Asking where the puppies will be born, where will they grow up? Observe the life of dogs in the house or in a kennel? -Be patient, reproduction affects life, so be patient! And don't choose a kennel just because the puppies are available. He must be close to his masters and the whole family, without being biting or fearful, these two faults being considered as flaws. The Weimaraner is a dog attached to his masters, sometimes with a little excessiveness, faithful and sure in his relationship. To achieve this balance, exercise is essential because these lively dogs need to exert themselves to be calm at home. The Weimaraner needs a serious and fair education to be able to develop his affectionate and passionate character. Here again, the choice of breeding is decisive.