Is the Weimaraner right for you?

The Weimaraner Standard describes the breed temperament as friendly, fearless, alert, and obedient, but this is but the half of its personality. Assertive, bold, loyal, and headstrong also fit, giving the dog a loving attitude with a willingness to take the upper paw in the family if the opportunity presents itself. Housebreaking can be a problem, as can destructive chewing. Like most large hunting breeds, the Weimaraner needs lots of exercise and must be kept in a fenced yard to prevent him from ranging in search of game. Because he was developed as a hunting dog and still maintains those

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Brief history of the Weimaraner

The original Weimar Pointers appeared in the 19th century. They were prized for their versatile hunting skills and remarkable character. In the early part of the century, the Nobles of Weimar were avid sportsmen and hunted a variety of big game. They required of the Weimaraner an exceptional tracking ability, speed, courage and durability. Their breeding programs developed these specific traits and qualities. More likely by accident, they produced the distinctive gray coat color that is the hallmark of the breed. During the first century, the Nobles rigidly controlled the availability of the dogs. To insure the future of the

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The good, and the bad

GOOD POINTS They have a short sleek coat that requires minimal brushing, although they do shed. 2. They are natural watch dogs and protective of what they consider theirs. HOWEVER, THEY ARE ALSO NOTORIOUS FOR BEING RECREATIONAL BARKERS. 3. They are good with older, considerate children. (They can be too rambunctious for small children.) 4. They are excellent companions for jogging or long walks. THIS BREED MUST HAVE A LOT OF EXERCISE. THEY ARE, AFTER ALL, BRED FOR HUNTING. 5. They are very curious and want to be a part of whatever you’re doing. They must be indoor pets; they

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