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Weimaraner

Weimaraner

The Weimaraner is an all-purpose gun dog. The name comes from the Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Karl August, whose court, based in the city of Weimar (now in the state of Thuringia in modern-day Germany), enjoyed hunting.

About this Breed

The Weimaraner is a large dog that was originally bred for hunting in the early 19th century. Early Weimaraners were used by royalty for hunting large game such as boar, bear and deer. As popularity of the large game hunting began to decline, Weimaraners were used for hunting smaller animals like fowl, rabbits and foxes. The Weimaraner is an energetic hunting dog, prized for its physical endurance and stamina, with a strong, instinctive prey-drive. They may tolerate cats but usually that is not the case, tending to follow the urge to hunt – no matter how long it has known a particular cat.
A Weimaraner requires frequent exercise and will appreciate games and play. An active owner is more likely to provide the vigorous exercise and games required. Weimaraner requires appropriate training to learn how to be calm and control its behavior.

Height

Male: 25-27in

Female: 23-25in

Weight

Male: 71-82lb

Female: 55-71lb

Fun Fact

Weimaraners are among the fastest dog breeds. These energetic dogs can attain speeds of up to 35 miles per hour. Only a few other breeds can outpace them.

Favorite Names

For Males

  1. Cooper
  2. Duke
  3. Hank
  4. Blue
  5. Tucker
  6. Ringo
  7. Gunner
  8. Finn
  9. Charlie
  10. Dexter

For Females

  1. Luna
  2. Sophie
  3. Bella
  4. Willow
  5. Coco
  6. Gracie
  7. Greta
  8. Kona
  9. Izzy
  10. Chloe

Common Locations

  1. Texas, United States
  2. California, United States
  3. Florida, United States
  4. Georgia, United States
  5. New York, United States
  6. South Carolina, United States
  7. Kentucky, United States
  8. Alabama, United States
  9. Arizona, United States
  10. Tennessee, United States

Weimaraners on Embark

Explore some Embark dogs that share Weimaraner ancestry.

  • Sophie

    Sophie

    Purebred

    Shelby

    Shelby

    Purebred

    Maxx

    Maxx

    Purebred

    Milo

    Milo

    Purebred

  • Noorie

    Noorie

    Purebred

    Greycie

    Greycie

    Purebred

    Lily

    Lily

    Purebred

    Linus

    Linus

    Purebred

  • Niles

    Niles

    Purebred

    Emma

    Emma

    Purebred

    Bella

    Bella

    Purebred

    Moose

    Moose

    Purebred

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