Developed by the noblemen of court of Weimaraner for tracking and hunting purposes, the Weirmaner breed of dogs has an origin that dates back to the early 19th century. It is a cross among the old red Schweisshunde, the German shorthaired pointer and several other German hunting breeds. Widely known by the name ‘silver ghost’, this breed was introduced in America in 1929 and registered by AKC in 1943.
Weirmaners have a short and sleek coat in shades of gray with a slight splash of white towards the chest. The eyes in amber, blue-gray and gray colors lend them an intelligent expression. Weimaners have fairly long, hanging ears and are also gifted with muscular limbs and webbed toes. It also has a long aristocratic head and a strong muzzle.
Brown, tan, blue, or grey.
Weirmaners have a friendly, fearless and alert temperament. They are obedient but very head strong and assertive. They are wary of strangers and at times, hostile towards other dog species. They have a strong sense of smell and often demand great deal of attention and praise from their master. If left isolated, they can turn destructive and edgy. Though they are intelligent and easily trainable, it takes a firm but gentle approach to train them.
Most of Weirmaners are prone to hip dysplasia. A fatal blockage of the intestine and the esophagus, which usually affects all deep-chested dogs, is a common disorder affecting this breed. The symptoms of this disease include retching, extreme salivation, discomfort and distention of the abdomen.
CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR