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Excerpt from Weimaraner Club of America


A Weimaraner


      "A medium-sized gray dog, with fine aristocratic features. He should present a picture of grace, speed, stamina, alertness and balance. Above all, the dog’s conformation must indicate the ability to work with great speed and endurance in the field."

       "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 breed, the German Weimaraner Club was formed. Membership was restricted and members only were permitted to own and breed the dogs. Few outsiders really knew much about the breed. Legends developed about the great gray hunting dog. Type and temperament was refined and eventually, during the latter half of the 19th century, the Weimaraner was converted from a bear and deer hunter to a ‘fur and feathers’ dog."

Weimaraners are high energy dogs! Though owning a weimaraner is a great idea, it might not be a match for some.

Especially if you fall under these categories:

1. You are a couch potato. A weimaraner needs to be able to get out and run.

2. You have an aversion to the sun. Because Weimaraners are very intelligent and need something to work that brain and those paws they will love you if you spend time with them outside. Without some healthy challenges a dog can become anxious, destructive, or dominating. That sunshine will make one happy dog.

3. You don't like to get wet. You will learn the hard way on this one, when your Weimaraner decides to hop in the pool and then into your lap! Weimaraners are water dogs too!

Weimaraners are alert and a loyal breed. They love children and make excellent guard dogs and family pets. They do require lots of exercise and training; without those they can become anxious or dominating dogs.

Cedar Acre Weimaraners does not recommend apartment living for Weimaraners unless it is assured that their exercise requirements can be met.

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