Group 3: Gun dogs
Male: 59 – 70 cm
Female: 57 – 65 cm
Male: 30 – 40 kg
Female: 25 – 35 kg

Energy Level:  High
Original Function: Versatile gun dog
Lifespan: 10 – 12 yrs

Recommended for: Active people & families.

About This Breed

The Weimaraner’s origin is from Germany, they are the oldest German pointing breed, and has been pure bred for around 100 years. They were bred to hunt both large and small game in all types of weather.

Besides the shorthaired Weimaraner, even before the turn of the century, there appeared a longhaired variety, although only now and then.

They are highly intelligent and once trained make a very obedient, loving companion. They tend to excel in all fields of obedience, agility and tracking. They can also become bored with repetitive exercises as they prefer challenges. They are generally good water dogs and love to swim. They are happiest when in a family situation and love to interact with the family. They become so much part of the family that sometimes they can suffer with separation anxiety. They are friendly but will be protective.

General Characteristics

Appearance: A medium to large sized lean body. Ears hang to the side of the head, eyes are amber in colour.

Temperament: Obedient, friendly, Intelligent

Colour: Silver, roe deer or mouse-grey, as well as shadings between these colour tones. Head and ears usually a little lighter.

Short-haired: Short, (but longer and more dense than in most comparable breeds), strong, very dense, sleek topcoat. Without, or with very little undercoat.
Long-haired: Soft, long topcoat, with or without undercoat. Smooth or slightly wavy. Hair at base of ear long and flowing. On the ear tips velvety hair is permissible. Hair length on the sides 3-5 cm, usually a little longer on the underside of neck, the forechest and on the belly.

Grooming: Smooth haired minimal care is needed to keep coat looking good.
long haired regular brushing is needed to keep the coat from becoming matted

Exercise: Plenty of regular exercise.

Health: Sometimes suffer from bloat and hip dysplasia.