Other name: Weimaraner

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Pointing dog of German origin, the Weimaraner is medium to large in size. He sports an athletic body that is both slender and muscular. The ideal life companion for families, he is also the hunting dog par excellence.



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Hair type Short or Long
Origin Germany
Template Big
Head shape Long
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 25 kg to 35 kg From 58 cm to 64 cm
Male From 30 kg to 38 kg From 60 cm to 70 cm
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History of the breed

It is said that the origins of the Weimaraner can be traced back to a pack of gray dogs that Louis IX brought back from Palestine . His arrival in Germany dates from the 15th century, but no source can say it is really born in Weimar. The Grand Duke Karl August was the first owner of a Braque gray Saxony-Weimar in the 17th century. He used his dog to hunt wolves and wild boars or to kill foxes.

Crossbreeding of the Weimaraner with other breeds ended in 1890. It is therefore the oldest pointing dog from Germany. It was not until the 20 th century that the longhaired pointer variety appeared.

Weimaraner Pictures

Photo of Inouie, WeimaranerPhoto of Shana, WeimaranerPhoto of Boolmer, WeimaranerPhoto of Deffy, WeimaranerPhoto by J'INOX, WeimaranerPhoto of Bloomer, Weimaraner

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Physical features

His coat : it is short, coarse and very thick most of the time, but some individuals have a rather long coat.
Its color : always shades of gray: mouse gray, silver gray or dark gray resembling blue.
Its head : proportional to the body, it is narrower in females. The stop is very light. The nose is large and the nose long.
His ears : wide and long, they reach the corners of the lips. They are tied high.
His eyes : rounded and slightly oblique, they are blue from birth to 6 months, then take on an amber color.
Her body : long and firm.
Its tail : powerful, it is carried quite low. It can be cut.

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

The Weimaraner is as good at hunting as it is at playing with children. His inexhaustible dynamism makes him a real action dog. It adapts easily to any sporting activity even if its astonishing flair predisposes it for hunting. He can find game or even people without difficulty. He is very affectionate towards his owner and can be suspicious of strangers.

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The Weimaraner needs firmness from an early age . He can be stubborn or turn into a glue pot. He attaches very easily to his owners and feels a bit like a full member of the family. It is a dog which must therefore be accustomed to the lifestyle of the household as soon as possible so as not to feel abandoned or worse, to be bored. A bored Weimaraner quickly becomes a bane to his owners.

Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

The Weimaraner can live in an apartment as long as it is outside several times a day and for quite a long time. Walking in step doesn’t really interest him, he needs to frolic to unleash his boundless energy . The ideal home for the Braque is a residence with a courtyard and / or garden or a house in the country so that he does not get frustrated by staying locked up.


Ease of gaining weight

The Weimaraner is very hardy and does not encounter any major health problems. However, it is necessary to ensure that his vaccinations are up to date, in particular if he participates in competitions and / or missions (research for the police or accompaniment of blind people for example). It is a breed predisposed to stomach upsets and certain dysplasias, but few individuals are affected by these diseases. Simple screenings make it possible to check the Braque’s state of health.

Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size

Between 6 and 8 puppies

Major concerns
Gastric torsion
Minor concerns
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Hip dysplasia
Elbow dysplasia
Willebrand disease
Occasional concerns
Immune-mediated disease
Suggested tests

To guard against these risks and insure your companion in the event of health problems, Woopets recommends Weimaraner dog insurance .

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 10 years

Maximum: 12 years

The life expectancy of a Weimaraner is, on average, between 10 years and 12 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

The Weimaraner is a born athlete. He therefore needs to move all the time. Its coat does not need special maintenance .

The Weimaraner only requires one brushing per week . You must clean your hair well during the moulting period and carry out regular deworming. He can take a bath when it is really necessary.

Checking his eyes and ears regularly to make sure there are no traces of dirt or any infection. Her teeth need to be brushed regularly to eliminate tartar build-up and the proliferation of bacteria. Finally, if they do not wear out naturally, his nails need to be cut. If you are new to this, it is recommended that you seek advice from a veterinarian.

Price and budget

Purchase price

1000 €
1500 €

The purchase price of a Weimaraner is between 1000 € and 1500 €.

Annual maintenance cost

€ 1,450
€ 1,550

The annual maintenance cost of a Weimaraner is between € 1,450 and € 1,550.

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Due to the risk of stomach distortion, the Weimaraner should eat 2 times a day at regular times. It is important not to exercise before and after meals. His diet is based on high quality croquettes . The quantity varies according to its daily energy expenditure.

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play

The Weimaraner can not stand inactivity or being locked up all day. It takes more than 2 hours of walking a day to satisfy it. Agility , obedience or canicross are all potential activities for this canine who needs to exercise. He also enjoys playing sessions with his owner and his family.


Classifications & Standards
(AKC) American Kennel Club
(ANKC) Australian National Council Kennel
(CKC) Canadian Kennel Club
(FCI) Fédération Cynologique Internationale
(KC) The Kennel Club
(NZKC) New Zealand Kennel Club
(UKC) United Kennel Club


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FCI Information



FCI Group

Group 7: Pointing dogs

Recognized by FCI

Since 1954


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