About the Weimaraner Dog Breed
The Weimaraner breed originated in Weimar, Germany. Their namesake Duke of Weimar was an avid sportsman when he sought to create the perfect hunting dog. His vision was to cross-breed Bloodhounds with German and French hunting dogs, and to make the result a versatile dog for big game hunters. Thus, this breed’s name is taken from the city of its origin: Weimar, Germany.
Weimaraner Quick Facts
- Weimaraners are born with beautiful dark tiger stripes, but these don’t last long. They disappear in a matter of days!
- Weimaraners are clever dogs – some people even call them “the dog with a human brain”. If you want to keep up with your hound, start training them from day one. They can be very intelligent and will outsmart you if you’re not careful!
- Weimaraners are often called “grey ghosts” for two reasons. One is the color of their coat, but also because the have a very silent, stealthy hunting style.
- There is a version of the Weimaraner that has long-hair. While they are not accepted by the AKC-there are breeders/owners who prefer this trait and are doing their best to keep it around.
- Weimaraners dominate many tracking contests bwecause of their keen sense of smell. The first dog to win the sport of barn hunt was a Weimaraner named Lexi.