Breed in the spotlight: The Weimaraner
The Weimaraner or the Weimaranian Standing Dog originated in Germany and was originally bred as a hunting dog. This is because they also belong to the club of the fastest dog breeds in the world. The Weimaraner is a large, athletically built dog that is inexhaustible. Owners of this breed should learn how to calm this breed and control their behavior. Curious about some interesting facts about the Weimaraner?
- Origin: Germany
- Life expectancy: 11 to 14 years
- Character: Stubborn, Reticent, Energetic, Intelligent
- Weight: Bitch: 25-32 kg, dog: 32-36 kg
- Height: bitch: 58-64 cm, male: 64-69 cm
- Colors: Mouse gray, silver, silver gray
Real water rats
Almost all Weimaraners love water and are great swimmers. This is due to the flippers between their toes, which allow them to easily paddle through the water (just like Retriever breeds like the Labrador and the Golden Retriever), and it also makes them very suitable for hunting in water.
Nickname: the grey ghost
Most breeds have a nickname and this is true for this breed as well. They are also sometimes called the grey ghost or the gray ghost. The name is fairly obvious, because of their gray and smooth coat but it is also because they can run so fast that sometimes you can only see their gray shadow.
One of the fastest breeds in the world
They are among the fastest officially recognized dog breeds in the world, with only a few dog breeds physically capable of surpassing them. A Weimaraner can reach a top speed of as much as 55 mph while hunting, so don't challenge them to a running race.
This is an important fact for Weimaraner owners, as such an avid runner needs space to run around. Try to find a large dog park or field where your friend can run, or start practicing a sport together like jogging.
Real cuddly bears
It's incredible how attached Weimaraners are to their owners. They want to be with you constantly and will also follow you everywhere, even into the toilet. So don't be surprised if your Weim clings to your leg and won't let go. But they do this out of love for their owner. So you get an enormously loyal friend, who would do anything for you, and who will be there for you when you need him. Moreover, they are insanely cute, so who can say no to that?