Height: 23-27 inches
Weight: 55-85 lbs.
Life Span: 10-12 yrs.
Breed Group: Sporting Dogs
Weimaraners are friendly, playful, and highly energetic. They can also be
stubborn and require an experienced owner willing to work with the dog in
early and ongoing obedience classes.
They are friendly with children, although they may be too energetic for
toddlers, and may be reserved or very friendly to strangers, depending on
their genetics, training, and socialization.
They get along with other dogs but may chase cats if not raised with them.
The weimaraner, a study in grace, speed, stamina, energy, and endurance,
is used as a pointer and retriever by bird hunters.
The coat is short, smooth, and sleek. Coat color is shades of mouse gray
to silver gray, sometimes with a small white mark on the chest. The unusually
colored eyes are shades of light amber, gray, or blue-gray.
Puppies are born with dark stripes running down the length of their bodies.
The stripes disappear at three weeks of age.
Grooming & Exercise Needs
Weimaraners need a quick brushing once a week. They must be given long,
vigorous workouts every day or they will become unmanageable and destructive.
The weimaraner, affectionately known as the Gray Ghost, was developed in
Germany in the 19th century for large-game hunting.
The weimaraner is not suitable for inexperienced owners.
Breed-related health concerns: hip dysplasia, hemophilia (a bleeding
disorder), bloat, eye problems.
Reference: AKC - American Kennel Club