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Weimaraner: origin, size and character

A hunting dog par excellence, the Weimaraner has an imposing silhouette.

Of athletic stature, the Weimaraner is an animal that is distinguished above all by its racy body and its imposing size. He is appreciated for his qualities as a companion dog and for his abilities to hunt game.

His origins

If it is certain that the pointer comes from Germany, we do not know if it appeared in Weimar.

The origins of the Weimaraner date back to the 15the century in Germany. He is credited with an ancestry to the Kurzhaar, the Saint-Hubert dog and the gray dog ​​of Saint-Louis.

In the XVIIe century, we talked about the “Saxe-Weimar pointer”. However, no historical source can attest that the animal was born in the city of Weimar. As a pointer or hunting dog, he was used to track foxes, wild boars and wolves.

His character

The Weimaraner enjoys canine games and sports.

Each pet is indeed unique and its temperament varies according to its experience, its living environment and its temperament. However, general observations show that the Weimaraner expresses great affection towards his master and those around him.

He enjoys playtime with children, as well as dog walks and sports. It is also a breed of dog known for its vigor and quick-wittedness.

His physical characteristics

This dog is particularly muscular.

The Weimaraner is considered a large dog. Its weight is generally between 25 and 40 kg, its height at the withers between 60 and 70 cm. All in length, its silhouette is firm, powerful and particularly muscular. Like his ears, the head of the Weimaraner is large, well proportioned compared to the rest of the body.

If it also comes with a long hair, this breed more commonly has a short hair with different shades of gray, from silver to blue.

His price

There are many disparities in price for the purchase of a Weimaraner. Count around €1,000 for an animal registered in the LOF (Book of French Origins). Its value can climb up to €2,600 for Weimaraners who have the most prestigious pedigrees.

In order to support him, a budget of 50 to 70 € per month is necessary for his food, his grooming and his periodic visits to the veterinarian.

His health

The Weimaraner has a life expectancy of ten years. If he has an imposing constitution, he presents a relatively fragile healthdespite daily physical activity.

The Weimaraner is subject to various pathologies, such as renal dysplasia, corneal dystrophy or skin problems. Veterinary monitoring is therefore recommended throughout its life.

It can also be exposed to Wobbler syndrome: the spinal cord compresses at the level of the animal’s neck. In addition, it is very sensitive to temperature fluctuations, in winter as in summer.




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