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Weimaraner

ORIGIN

The Weimaraner is a large dog that was originally bred for hunting in the early 19th century. Early Weimaraners were used by royalty for hunting large game such as boar, bear, and deer. As the popularity of large game hunting began to decline, Weimaraners were used for hunting smaller animals like fowl,rabbits, and foxes. The Weimaraner is an all-purpose gun dog. Originally, Germany was possessive of its skilled all-purpose gun dog. Some of the earliest Weimaraners, prior to being sent to America for breeding, were sterilized in order for America not to popularize their special breed.

TEMPERAMENT

Owners need patience and consistent, firm yet kind training, as this breed is particularly rambunctious during the first year and a half of its life. Even after that year and a half of a rambunctious puppyhood, they still remain hyperactive, even when they are settling into old age. Like many breeds, if left untrained and unconfined, they will often (when left alone) chew house furniture. Thus, many that are abandoned have behavioral issues as a result of isolation and inadequate exercise. Weimaraners are generally good with children, but may not for smaller children due to their tendency to knock them down in the course of play (as well as elderly people).

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Considerable. From adolescence, a Weimaraner requires frequent exercise in keeping with an energetic hunting dog breed prized for its physical endurance and stamina. No walk is too far. An active owner is more likely to provide the vigorous exercising, games, or running that this breed requires. Weimaraners are highly energetic and often wear out their owners, requiring appropriate training to learn how to calm them and to help them learn to control their behavior.

HEIGHT/WEIGHT

Between 58 and 63 cm / Between 25 and 38 kg.

COAT

Extremely low-maintenance, short, hard, and smooth to the touch.

COLOR

Charcoal-blue to mouse-grey to silver-grey or even blue-gray.

GROOMING

Low.

(Source: Wikipédia & The Ultimate Dogs, Dog Breeds & Dog Care by Dr Peter Larkin & Mike Stockman, August 2015)

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