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Breed origin: Germany
Original purpose: Hunt wolves, deer and bear.
AKC recognized: 1943
AKC group: Sporting
Weight: males 70 to 85 lbs;
females 55 to 70 lbs
Size: Height: males 25 to 27 inches;
females 23 to 25 inches
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Solid color, in shades of mouse-gray to silver-gray.
The Weimaraner is friendly, fearless, alert, active, intelligent, obedient. They are easily trainable and capable of working with great speed and endurance on the hunt. They love children and enjoy being part of a family. They need to live inside where they can be with their family, as they do not tolerate being confined in a kennel or being left alone for long periods. They are prone to severe separation anxiety when left alone. Athletic and highly energetic, they excel in many canine sports and activities. They tend to be rambunctious, especially when they are young, and require lots of attention, obedience training, and daily strenuous exercise. They can often wear out their owners. Because of their strong hunting instinct, they cannot be trusted around pet birds and other small animals. They can be aloof to strangers, and are territorial and protective of their family. Early socilization is a must.
Good with children?
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Yes, but young dogs might knock over small children by accident.
Good with cats?
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Easy to train?
Good jogging partner?
Suitable canine sports/activities:
conformation, obedience, agility,
Daily vigorous exercise required. Leash walks alone are not enough.
The short and smooth coat needs very little maintenance.
Known health problems:
Gastric dilatation volvulus, von Willebrand's disease, hypothyroidism, progressive retinal atrophy, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, entropion, cryptorchidism, corneal dermoid cyst, distichiasis, bleeding disorders, hypertrophic osteodystrophycancer, pituitary dwarfism.
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Other websites for additional information:
American Kennel Club breed page
Weimaraner Club of America
Wikipedia breed information page