This high-energy dog needs lots of exercise and firm training to be a content and well-behaved pet.

Breed Overview

In an effort to create the ideal hunting dog, the Germans produced the Weimaraner in the 1800s. These gundogs were talented at hunting game of all sizes including larger animals such as deer and wolves. Weims are sleek, independent, and intelligent yet rambunctious. These high energy dogs love to explore, run, and hunt. Because of their active nature, they make good pets for hikers and people with active lifestyles. They can be headstrong and stubborn if not properly trained, so they are better suited for families with older children. Weimaraners require at least an hour of strenuous exercise daily, so a home with a big yard would please them the most. If they do not receive adequate exercise, they may become bored and destructive. Their short coat requires only occasional brushing.

Breed Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Breed Details & Traits

Height: Male: 25-27"; Female: 23-25"
Weight: 55-90 lb
Lifespan: 10-13 years

Breed Traits

Brave, Energetic, Loyal, Rambunctious, Sporting group,

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