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  • It’s hard to miss the Weimaraner, thanks to his unusual gray coat and his mesmerizing

  • gray, blue, or amber eyes.

  • TheSilver Ghost”, as he is called, was a highly sought-after hunting dog breed of

  • nobles in his native Germany.

  • Today, these elegant but fearless dogs can still be found out on the hunting grounds,

  • and also make a fine, albeit energetic, family friend.

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  • Today, we hunt down some fun facts about the wonderful Weimaraner.

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  • 10.

  • The Weimaraner is a relatively new breed, first appearing in the early 1800s.

  • Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, was an avid hunter, and he developed the Weimaraner

  • to be a gun dog.

  • He took his name from his place of origin, the Court of Weimar.

  • Originally meant for hunting big game, it wasn't long before the Weimaraner settled

  • into his role as devoted home companions.

  • 9.

  • He’s fast.

  • Due to his development as a hunting dog intended to chase big game like deer, wolves, and boars,

  • it's no wonder that the Weimaraner is built for speed.

  • This energetic dog can attain speeds of up to 35 mph.

  • Only a few other breeds can outpace him.

  • The fastest is of course the Greyhound.

  • 8.

  • He’s not for novice dog owners.

  • He’s beautiful, friendly and overall a ton of awesome, but this dog has a great deal

  • of energy and stamina and needs a lot of exercise and mental stimulation.

  • Without it, he’s likely to become nervous and high-strung.

  • He can be quite a handful, with loads of energy to burn, and the intelligence to figure out

  • how to get into trouble all on his own.

  • Weimaraners aren’t suited to apartment lifehe needs a home with a yard and an owner

  • who won’t scold him for digging up moles and mice.

  • 7.

  • In 1897, an exclusive club was started in Germany to maintain the breed and ensure that

  • responsible breeders would oversee its development.

  • No one was allowed to buy a Weimaraner unless they joined the club.

  • Strict guidelines were imposed upon the breeding of Weimaraners.

  • 6.

  • During World War II, it became difficult for German breeders to keep their dogs, so many

  • outstanding Weimaraners were sent to the U.S.

  • At the end of World War II, many American servicemen brought Weimaraners home with them,

  • and they quickly grew in popularity, especially when President Dwight D. Eisenhower brought

  • his Weimaraner, Heidi, to the White House.

  • By the mid- to late 1950s, Weimaraners were the 12th most popular breed registered by

  • the AKC.

  • 5.

  • The Weimaraner is usually friendly and obedient, but the dog does need daily physical activities

  • (i.e., running, hunting, outdoor playing) or it may become restless and frustrated.

  • Although homes with smaller pets may not be suitable for this breed, because of his strong

  • prey drive.

  • The Weimaraner gets along well with children and loves human companionship.

  • 4.

  • The Weimaraner possesses a short, smooth coat that is tight against the whole body sloping

  • gently downward from the shoulders to the hindquarters.

  • Outside of the American Kennel Club, most other breed registers of the world also accept

  • a long-haired variety that exhibits a silky coat with an undocked tail with feathering.

  • Wherever the fur is thin or non-existent on the dog including within the ears or lips,

  • the skin is pinkish in tone instead of black or gray.

  • 3.

  • Despite the fact that blue Weimaraners are considered defective and not recognized by

  • the major dog associations, including the AKC, the blue allele is actually the dominant

  • gene for the breed.

  • 2.

  • Weimaraners are one of the breeds prone to gastric torsion or bloat.

  • Bloat is most common in deep-chested breeds.

  • In this condition, the stomach fills with air and becomes twisted, cutting off the blood

  • supply.

  • This is a life-threatening condition and requires emergency veterinary care.

  • Dogs that are prone to bloat should be fed several small meals per day instead of one

  • large meal.

  • It’s also recommended that dogs are not allowed to exercise right after eating.

  • 1.

  • The Weimaraner has always been a family dog and they do well living with you in an indoor

  • situation, having lots of your attention.

  • They do not do well as a kennel dog or living outdoors.

  • The breed is affectionate and loving.

  • The require plenty of one-on-one attention.

  • Expect your Weimaraner to follow you wherever you go.

  • This is what the breed has always been bred to do.

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