The name comes from the Grand Duke of Weimer, Karl August,
whose court enjoyed hunting.
The Weimaraner is a dog developed by royalty in the early 19th
century for hunting. They were used for hunting large game,
such as boar, bear and deer. As popularity of big game hunting
started to decline, the Weimaraner transitioned into an avid small
animal hunter and tracker, most specifically fowl. Rather than
having a specific purpose such as pointing and flushing, the
Weimaraner is an all purpose gun dog.
The Weimaraner is a loyal and loving family dog, the
only royal hunting dog, known to be kept in their homes as both pet, and sportsman. They are both incredible hunters and fearless guardians of their family and territory.
The Weimaraner is elegant, noble and athletic in appearance. Properly bred the Weimaraner should look balanced from a properly sized head, slightly larger chest, long lean torso, and docked tail, creating a form that is pleasing to the eye. Silver and Grey are the two recognized colours in both the CKC and AKC standards. A less common colour and disqualifiable in the show ring is the colour Blue. However a small white patch on the chest is allowable. The tails are docked to one third their natural length and the dew claws removed at birth.
Weimaraners are fast and powerful dogs, but are also suitable home animals given proper training and exercise. These dogs are very protective of their family and can be very territorial with other dogs, and aloof to strangers. They must be well socialized to prevent any hint of aggression.
Weimaraners are highly and intelligent and have the ability to problem solve, which earned them the epithet "dog with a human brain".
From very small pups, Weimaraners need extensive
exercise in keeping with it's energetic hunting breed and
prized for it's physical stamina. No walk is too far, and they
appreciate any games.
If not given attention and exercise the Weimaraner can
become high-strung and wear out there owners. Owners need
patience and consistentancy in firm training. And must give
appropriate training to calm them and to help them control
their behaviours. Like most dogs untrained and unconfined young dogs will make their own fun, such as chewing almost anything
A properly trained weimaraner is a brilliant companion that will never
leave it's Master's side.