Weimaraner History/Evolution:

Developed in Germany in the 19th century, the Weimaraner is believed to be a descendant of the Bloodhound and early pointing breeds. Originally bred to be an allaround gundog who could hunt wolves, deer, and bear, the Weimaraner later transitioned to more of a bird dog and hunting companion. The distinctly gray dogs were highly valued, and breeding was strictly managed to keep lines pure. Not until 1929 did the first Weimaraners leave Germany, when an American was allowed to bring two to the U.S.

Weimaraner Size:

Large; females 23 to 25 inches, 50 to 70 pounds; males 25 to 27 inches, 70 to 85 pounds.

Weimaraner Color:

Mouse gray to silver gray.

Weimaraner Temperament:

Friendly, fearless, and obedient; can be stubborn or headstrong, but learns easily. Needs to run and hunt. Good with children, but may overwhelm little ones.

Weimaraner Energy level:

Very high.

Weimaraner Best owner:

Hunter or outdoorsy, confident owner.

Weimaraner Needs:

Serious daily exercise, fenced yard, human companionship, obedience training, brushing.

Weimaraner Life expectancy:

10 to 12 years.