Weimaraner dog makes astounding recovery following cliff fall

by Leanne Thompson on August 22, 2012

When Simon Spore from London received a phone call stating that his pet dog, Norman, had fallen over a cliff edge, he had not anticipated the seriousness of the (more…)

Weimaraner Breed Profile

by Mark James on June 18, 2010

The Weimaraner (pronounced VYE-ma-rah-ner) is an athletic, working breed that was originally bred for hunting deer, boar and bears in the early 19th century. Being an all purpose gun dog, they were also used for hunting smaller animals such as rabbits, foxes and birds as the popularity of hunting larger game waned. The name derives from Karl August, the Grand Duke of Weimar, who loved to hunt. A long haired variety exists, but the gene is recessive; long haired puppies will only be produced if both parents posses it.

Typical Weimaraner facts

Height: Dog:61 – 69 cm, Bitch: 56 – 63 cm
Weight: Dog: 25 – 32 kg, Bitch: 23 – 29 kg
Average Litter Size: 5 – 7 puppies
Life Expectancy: 10 to 12 years
Good with Children: Yes, especially if socialised as a pup
Kennel Club Classification: Gun dog

Colour of a Weimaraner:

The Weimaraner’s short, smooth coat and striking eyes give it an aristocratic appearance, setting it apart from other breeds. The colour of the coat comes in many hues, ranging from mouse grey, charcoal blue to silver grey. The breed also comes with blue or black coats, but these are to be avoided if you wish to show your dog as they will be automatically disqualified because of this. The Weimaraner may have a small white mark on the chest, or the ‘mark of the hound’ – faint tan markings (more…)