Weimaraner

The Weimaraner Welsh is also commonly called as “Weimar” and is known for its obedient, friendly, alert and bold traits. This dog is grey in color that has acquired the nickname of ‘Grey Ghost’. This aristocratic looking dog has a well proportioned body that enables it to run at a fast pace and perform various activities with great endurance.


Weimaraner Breed Information


History
The noblemen of Germany bred the Weimaraner Welsh during the early 19th century to assist them while hunting. This dog was widely used in hunting activities as it was intelligent, courageous, had strong scenting ability and strength as it was bred by crossing blue Great Dane, Bloodhound, German Short Haired Pointer and English Pointer. This breed was nurtured with great care by German Weimaraner Club and in 1929, it established a rule that this breed was available for sale only for club members. Later, Howard Knight imported two pups of this breed to US after the rules were relaxed and it gained much popularity for its performance. It then received AKC recognition in 1943.
Personality
This is a family dog and does not have a friendly approach towards strangers. The Weimaraner Welsh is known for its assertive and intelligent qualities, which makes it a challenging task to train it. As the dog is full of energy, it needs adult supervision when near kids. It requires strenuous exercises everyday to stay calm.
  • Activity level: 5/5 (full of energy)
  • Intelligence level: 5/5 (highly observant and intelligent)
  • Curiosity: 2/5 (maintains dignity even when curious)
  • Friendliness: 3/5 (friendly, but rarely to cats)
  • Vocal: 3/5 (It tends to bark loudly if left alone at home for long hours)
Appearance
The Weimaraner Welsh has a striking look with an athletic physique, dignified face and the coat is in a stunning grey shade. It has a pink underlying skin and soft expression on its face. It can stand tall with a height of 23 to 27 inches while reaching the adult stage.
  • Fur: The coat of the Weimaraner Welsh is very smooth and short and ranges from silver grey, mouse grey to charcoal blue.
  • Eyes: It has an unusual eye color which can range from blue, grey, dark or light amber.
  • Body structure: It is a large body with lean and muscular structure which supports broad and long head with folded ears, straight legs with strong bones and a docked tail of 6 inches in length.
  • Facial features: The face of the Weimaraner Welsh features an alert, intelligent and kind expression.
  • Weight: A fully grown mature Weimaraner Welsh weighs between 60 pounds to 90 pounds.
Health and Care
Weimaraner Welsh is a very healthy breed and can live up to 12 years of age. However this dog tends to gobble up its food along with air, which leads to bloating issues and gas problems which can sometimes be fatal. You can prevent this bloating, also known as gastric torsion, by giving food twice a day and placing its bowl on a raised platform. Also avoid making your dog to perform heavy exercises after the feeding time as it would complicate the problem further. Some dogs might be prone to major health issues like PRA, hypothyroidism etc. The secret of Weimaraner Welsh lies in vigorous exercises and if you don’t take care of its exercise routine, it will get bored, restless and will exhibit destructive behavior. Keep the dog clean with an occasional brushing and check ears for any kind of infection.
We have gathered this information from our breeders based on their experience with this breed. However, remember that each animal is different with its own personality and needs (just like people!), so use this information wisely. Do you know more about this breed and want to share your knowledge with us? Send us an email at help@pickapaw.com