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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.

Illustration courtesy of the Swedish Kennel Club

Quick Facts


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.

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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.

Weimaraners on Embark

Explore some Embark dogs that share Weimaraner ancestry.

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    Arya the Weim

    Sophie

    Sophie

    Riley

    Riley

    Gunnar

    Gunnar

  • Graycie Treadway

    Graycie Treadway

    Stella

    Stella

    Dante Rey

    Dante Rey

    Bailey

    Bailey

  • Shelby

    Shelby

    Maxx

    Maxx

    Oakley

    Oakley

    Milo

    Milo

Favorite Names

For Male

  1. Cooper
  2. Duke
  3. Blue
  4. Charlie
  5. Gunner
  6. Milo
  7. Oliver
  8. Hank
  9. Louie
  10. Buddy

For Female

  1. Bella
  2. Luna
  3. Stella
  4. Daisy
  5. Willow
  6. Maggie
  7. Lucy
  8. Emma
  9. Coco
  10. Olive

Common Locations

  1. Texas, United States
  2. California, United States
  3. Florida, United States
  4. Georgia, United States
  5. New York, United States
  6. Pennsylvania, United States
  7. Tennessee, United States
  8. Illinois, United States
  9. Alabama, United States
  10. Virginia, United States

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