Dog breeds / Weimaraner


Other names Weim, Silver Ghost, Gray Ghost
Coat Short, sleek and smooth
Colors Solid-colored, ranging from mouse-gray to silver-gray

The Weimaraner breed of dog is several centuries old and is from the same blood as the Bloodhound, a stock of German hunting breeds. When the breed was first discovered it was used as a big game hunting dog, hunting for bears, deer, and wolves, but as time went by and this sport became less popular people started using the Weimaraner for smaller game such as chickens and rabbits. In recent times, it is more commonly used as a bird dog or water retriever.

Physically the Weimaraner is a large dog, hardworking and athletic. Traditionally the tail is docked. The docked tail should be about 6 inches in adult dogs. It has a short coat, which is very low on maintenance. This breed has no undercoat, so it should not be exposed to extreme cold.

The Weimaraner is a happy, intelligent, cheerful, loving, and affectionate dog. It is good around kids, but if it is not properly exercised then it can be difficult to control and can become aggressive. It requires daily exercise, and if not offered fun it will make up its own games – such as ripping up furniture. It is a quick learner. It has a strong instinct to hunt, and therefore cannot be trusted with small animals like rabbits and chickens.

Stats & Characteristics

Country of origin Germany
Height male 25-27″
Height female 23-25″
Weight male 70-85 lbs
Weight female 55-70 lbs
Popularity rank ? 34
Intelligence ?
Intelligence rank ? 21
Shedding ?
Grooming Low maintenance
Energy level High energy
Exercise Needs High
Playfulness Very playful
Affection level Very affectionate
Watchdog High
Protection ability Moderately protective
Good with dogs Friendly
Cold tolerance Medium tolerance
Heat tolerance Medium tolerance
Life span 11-13 years

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