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Weimaraner Dog Breed Information

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Breed: Weimaraner
Country of Origin: Germany
Color: Mouse-gray, Silver-gray, Silver
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Height: Female: 59-63 cm, Male: 62-67 cm
Weight: Female: 25-35 kg, Male: 30-40 kg
Litter Size: 5-9 puppies
Hypoallergenic: No
Although the Weimaraner is now well known in Britain, it did not reach the island until the 1950s.

The Weimaraner is a sleek, moderately large, athletic dog with beautiful lines. It comes in a short, fine, smooth gray coat or a rarer longhaired variety (FCI Group 7). All shades of gray are accepted. The head and ears are a bit lighter in color than the rest of the body.

The head is long and aristocratic and the muzzle is strong. The eyes are amber, blue-gray or gray - with an intelligent expression, and the nose is gray. The ears are moderately long and pendant.

The topline slopes gently downward from the withers. The forelegs should be straight with dewclaws removed. The tail is docked to 1 inches (4cm) when the dog is two days old. The limbs are long and muscular. The Weimaraner has webbed feet for swimming.

Temperament: Alert, Steady, Fast, Aloof, Energetic, Stubborn, Powerful, Intelligent

Health Problems: Prone to bloat; it is better to feed them two or three small meals a day rather than one large meal. Also can be prone to hip dysplasia and hypertropic osteodystrophy (excessive rapid growth). Also prone to mast cell tumors.

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