Often referred to as the “grey ghost” for the distinctive coloring of its sleek coat, the Weimaraner is a graceful dog noted for its aristocratic characteristics.
Highly regarded for its ability to work effectively with tremendous speed, stamina, and courage, its friendly disposition as a family companion has helped the Weimaraner become the 29th most popular breed in the United States by the American Kennel Club. If you are considering also opening your home to a Weimaraner, the following is a full breed description to figure out if it would be a great match.
If you want a dog who...
- Is large, powerful, and tautly-muscled, a true athlete bred to hunt all day
- Has a sleek, carefree coat
- Is unusual-looking, with a ghostly gray/silver coat and (somewhat eerie) light eyes
- Is packed with energy and thrives on vigorous exercise and athletic activities
If you don't want to deal with...
- Vigorous exercise requirements
- Rowdiness and exuberant jumping, especially when young or not exercised enough
- Massive destructiveness and barking when left alone too much or bored
- Suspiciousness or skittishness toward strangers when not socialized enough
- Potential aggression toward other animals
Providing enough exercise and companionship.
Weimaraners are athletic dogs who need regular opportunities to vent their energy and gallop. Otherwise they will become rambunctious and bored, which dogs usually express by barking and destructive chewing.
The Weimaraner possesses a short, smooth coat that is tight against the whole body sloping gently downward from the shoulders to the hindquarters.