The Weimaraner is a large breed dog, it is famous as a hunting dog, and another important thing about this dog is it was recognizable in the early 19th century. In the 19th century, Weimaraner Breed is used by royalty for hunting large games such as boar, bear, and deer. When the large game hunting culture start to decline, they were used for hunting animals for example fowl, rabbits and foxes, and many more animals like them.
When it comes to specialty then Weimaraner have
- great sense of smell
- great eyes
- and many more
A unique fact about Weimaraners is they are famous by the name “gray ghost” in the dog world originating and the reason behind the name is their ghostly coat, eye color, and stealthy hunting style.
In the 19th century, the Weimaraner was kept in the Weimar court and carried a good deal of Leithound ancestry. They are two theories one is
They are descended from the Chien-gris dogs and another one is they are descended from the St. Hubert Hound. We learn that in the beginning, they were used to hunting big game like wolves, bears, and mountain lions by Germany’s Grand Duke Karl August. Meanwhile, this breed’s popularity increased in the 1950s.
Weimaraner hunting dog’s
Live hunting video
They are outstanding in hunting, especially in tracking, pointing, and retrieving not only on land but also in the water. This breed is very people-oriented. In fact, they have a strong desire to work and live with their owners. All it requires is a gentle touch on the training that’s all.
- According to the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals,
- Weimaraners often enjoy dysplasia, the breed is ranked 102nd out of 153 total breeds. Not only that the deep-chested dogs always suffer from bloat or gastric torsion. Trust us it’s a very serious thing, your pet will experience painful and rapid death if it isn’t treated quickly. Mainly it occurs when the stomach twists itself. There are a few symptoms such as
- General distress
- No bowel movement or sounds
- A swollen stomach
Put that in mind surgery is the only option if it is caught early.
Similarly, Skin allergies are also common among Weimaraners. You should consult your vet when you start noticing your dog is losing hair, itching constantly, or developing rashes.
Here are some other health issues
- Elbow dysplasia
- Pituitary dwarfism
- Hypertrophic osteodystrophy
- Progressive retinal atrophy
- Renal dysplasia
Von Willebrands Disease
Normally the lifespan of Weimaraners is about 10 to 13 years, but there is some health problem that can interfere with their lifespan duration. Such as
- Hypertrophic osteodystrophy
- Spinal dysraphism
- Hemophilia A
- Canine hip dysplasia (CHD)
- Von Willebrand’s disease (VWD)
- and major health issues like gastric torsion
So we will say visit the vet once a week for your pet a better future.
According to the Fédération Cynologique Internationale
The male Weimaraner stands 59 to 70 cm (23 to 28 in) at the withers. Females are 57 to 65 cm (22 to 26 in).
Males normally weigh between 30–40 kg (66–88 lb).
Females are generally between 25–35 kg (55–77 lb).
They should give the appearance of an athletic dog.
Before the sum up we wanna clear a few things that owners are very curious to know so that everyone can have the information that he is seeking.
Learn more about Weimaraner size in details on Wikipedia
Weimaraner colors silver gray
In Weimaraner, the color gray is the most common color. It is considered to be the standard one, but here comes the interesting part this isn’t actually grey at all! In fact, you will be amazed to know the grey color of Weimaraners is actually diluted chocolate, that’s the reason why it looks almost white-washed. Still, it’s called Grey, yet sometimes silver also but one thing for sure it’s not Brown. If you start noticing that your one is Brown then don’t panic cause it is mixed with some other breed like Doberman Pinscher.
There are few notable variations although they are also considered grey. Normally there are three different shades of grey
- Light Grey
- Silver Grey
- Mouse Grey
Light Grey Weimaraner
The lightest one is considered light Gray, the Germans call it Deer-Grey. They look very light-toned set side by side with other Weimaraner colors, the appearance would seem sort of a washed-out tan.
Silver Grey Weimaraner
The Silver Weimaraners are often referred to as the medium grey shade. They look like almost a moderate to dark brownish gray or closer to taupe, especially without direct sunlight.
Mouse Grey Weimaraner
The Mouse Grey is called dark grey, and the darkest among other grey shades. If Weimaraner is darker than this then it will be called a Blue Weimaraner.
Blue vs silver Weimaraner
If you’ve decided to get a Weimaraner, you might be a little confused about which one you want cause both of them are so pretty and this will take you to a certain point where it’s so hard to decide. Here we will tell you and try our best to solve this beautiful problem for you.
Let’s begin with the differences between the blue and the gray Weimaraner. The most desirable is Blue, sometimes breeder says that they are rare species, that why the price is high than silver ones. This is wrong, there are just as many blue Weimaraner’s in the world as there are grays.
We already discussed Weimaraner colors silver gray before Mouse Grey Weimaraner.
Blue Weimaraners have a gorgeous and lovely coat, which has a thin shade of black as well. In short, if you wanna describe Blue Weimaraner’s coat color then you can say it’s “charcoal gray”. Almost every Blue dogs are normally darker than the Grays, this will help you to imagine a picture of a Blue weim.
In the end, all we wanna say is that Blue and Silver are just a color, which color you like most is the fact that other than that Weimaraner is a Weimaraner, and the color difference doesn’t make any difference. But if you wanna ask our personal opinion then we will say Blue, because it’s our favorite color that’s all.