A pointing dog of German origin, the Weimaraner is medium to large in size.
He sports an athletic body, both slender and muscular. The ideal life companion for families, he is also the hunting dog par excellence.
It is said that the origins of the Weimaraner go back to a pack of gray dogs that Louis IX would have brought back from Palestine.
His arrival in Germany dates from the 15th century, but no source can confirm that he was really born in Weimar. Grand Duke Karl-August is said to have been the first owner of a grey-colored Braque in Saxe-Weimar in the 17th century.
He used his dog to hunt wolves and wild boars or to kill foxes. Interbreeding of the Weimaraner with other breeds ended in 1890.
His hair: it is short, thick and very thick most of the time, but some individuals have quite long hair.
Its color: always shades of gray: mouse gray, silver gray or dark gray resembling blue.
Its head: proportional to the body, it is less wide in females. The stop is very little marked.
The nose is large and the nose is long.
Its ears: wide and long, they reach the corner of the lips.
They are tied high.
His eyes: rounded and slightly oblique, they are blue from birth to 6 months, then take on an amber color.
His body: long and firm.
Its tail: powerful, it is carried quite low. It can be cut.
Behavior with others
The Weimaraner is as good at hunting as it is at playing with children.
His inexhaustible dynamism makes him a real action dog.
It adapts easily to any sporting activity even if its amazing flair predisposes it for hunting.
He can find game or even people without difficulty.
He is very affectionate towards his owner and can be suspicious of strangers.
The Weimaraner needs firmness from an early age.
He can be stubborn or turn into a pot of glue.
He attaches very easily to his masters and feels a bit like a full member of the family.
It is a dog that must therefore be accustomed to the way of life of the household as soon as possible so as not to feel neglected or worse, bored.
A bored Weimaraner quickly becomes a nuisance to its owners.
The Weimaraner can live in an apartment provided they are taken out several times a day and long enough.
Walking in step does not really interest him, he needs to frolic to give free rein to his overflowing energy.
The ideal home for the Braque is a residence with a courtyard and
or garden or a house in the country so that he is not frustrated by dint of staying indoors.
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