Dogs 101: Weimaraner Dogs Fun Facts Information German Dog Breeds – Animal Facts


It’s hard to miss the Weimaraner, thanks
to his unusual gray coat and his mesmerizing gray, blue, or amber eyes. The “Silver 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. Hi, welcome to Animal Facts. Today, we hunt down some fun facts about the
wonderful Weimaraner. Let’s Get Started. But before we start, take a moment to subscribe
for more fun, fauna facts. Let us know about your doggy in the comments
below. 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 life
— he 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
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19 Responses

  1. Animal Facts says:

    Tell us about your Wiemaraner! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. j vlogs aye says:

    I have a silver wiem and he is only one years old and he is already taller than me when he stands up on his two legs in 5ft

  3. Bruce Shutan says:

    I have a Weimaraner

  4. TheMrMoeee says:

    very bad musig

  5. Yanni St says:

    I have 2 Weimaraner one is 4 yrs old her in the pic icon other one is rescue he is 11 yrs old i love them both very much.

  6. Madz says:

    My gran has two, she's had twins but they are both dead, RIP Otto and Maya, after they died she now has two more, Gaby and Boston and I love them. Boston is a rescue who was starved.

  7. Paul Dangcil says:

    Pronounced Why-Mar-Honor. Not Why-Ma-Rainer

  8. TheMoemoemary says:

    I have the smartest wiemarinar and Beautiful wiemarinar ever!๐Ÿพ๐ŸพHer name is Marley.My mom is a part of wonder Weims!

  9. Matt Barth says:

    I thought it was the grey ghost

  10. Christian Mayhew says:

    How about you pronounce the name right first off?

  11. De mar rand 476 Randisi says:

    My dog is a shzu

  12. Melissa Miller says:

    Very thorough!

  13. Poulose K O says:

    background music is ruining the vedio

  14. killer cross34 says:

    I have one but its a labmix

  15. Chris Bondio says:

    I've always had Labs. Now I have Cosmo, my Wiemaraner. He is 13 weeks old and is so smart, it's scary. Love my pup! ๐Ÿ˜

  16. Jo N says:

    We clocked ours running along side the car at 55mph…..literally

  17. Miche Y says:

    Have on, still can't spell it..weimarner….๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ and y3s, expect to trip over him when you come out of the bathroom…hell be right there

  18. TheRegynay says:

    I'm in the middle 22nd the morning for next week 8

  19. Tom-bone says:

    The W is pronounced as V dammit๐Ÿ™„

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