By Josie January 24th, 2023


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Loyal and Intelligent:


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Let's get to know them:

They exhibit a wide array of distinctive qualities that make them a renowned breed of dogs.

Weimaraners are a large breed of dog that originally developed in Germany in the 19th century.


The breed was created by crossing existing breeds such as the Bloodhound, Pointer, and Silver-gray hunting dog.

The noblemen of the court of Weimar developed the breed, aiming to produce the perfect hunting dog.

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The breed got its name after the city of Weimar.

This was where the Grand Duke Karl August of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach practiced hunting.

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Physical Appearance

Weimaraners are a colossal athletic breed of dog.

They measure 25-27 inches at the shoulder and weigh 55-90 pounds.

Typically, their eyes are a piercing blue color.

Coat and Color

Weimaraners have a distinctive silver-gray coat that is officially recognized by all major kennel clubs.

Some have tiny white markings on their chest, chin, or feet; known as "beauty marks."


They're a highly intelligent and energetic breed.

Because they're highly social, they do not do well if left alone for long periods of time.

They have an independent and strong-willed nature, which can make them a bit challenging to train


It is essential to feed your Weimaraner dog a diet that fits right according to their age, size, and activity level.

They need a mix of protein, complex carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables, and fatty acids.

Always consult your veterinarian.

Fun Facts

#1 The German aristocracy sheltered and kept them a secret for many years.

#2 They often go by their nicknames; “Weim” or “Weims.”

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#3 – Despite being socially active dogs, they dislike living outdoors and prefer the warmth of indoors.

Common Health Issues

#1 Hip Dysplasia

#2 Bloat (Gastric Torsion)

#3 Osteosarcoma (Bone Cancer)

#4 Epilepsy

#5 Allergies

#6 Hypothyroidism

#7 Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)

How to best care for them

#1 At least 30-60 minutes of daily exercise.

#2 Socilization from a young age.

#5 Sufficient mental stimulation.

#3 Weekly grooming to prevent shedding.

#4 A diet to sustain their energy levels.

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If you're looking for a high energy dog that want to spend lots of time with you, a Weimaraner might be perfect dog for you.