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  • Most people, and historians, agree that the Weimaraner orginated in Germany- a descendant of a bloodhound type dog called a Schweizhund- an entirely red dog with an exceptional sense of smell
  • I, myself, have two young rescue ones and I know all too well the consequences of leaving them un-attended for half an hour even

    • by Natasha Morrison
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      If ever you mention even considering buying a weimaraner your most likely to get one of two reactions. The first being confusion. “You want to get a what? A Whiney-Arm-Ah?” Not everyone knows what they are after all. The second, from those who have owned, or know a Weimaraner is them begging you not to get one. Weimaraner puppies are a handful, especially if you take on more than one. However, with proper training your Weimaraner will grow up to be a wonderful and devoted companion.

      So where did this “wonder breed” come from?

      Most people, and historians, agree that the Weimaraner orginated in Germany- a descendant of a bloodhound type dog called a Schweizhund- an entirely red dog with an exceptional sense of smell.

      There are a few other theories floating around however, of origins of German Shorthaired Pointers, Great Danes, English and Spanish Pointers and many more.

      In


      the 19th century the Weimaraner’s popularity grew so that by the 1800s the Weimaraner was considered one of German’s strongest hunting breeds. In 1869 the breed was recognized as an official breed by the German Delegate Commission.

      Just one year later a club of breeding was established which eventually became known as the German Weimaraner Club. It was created to protect rather than promote the breed’s astonishing and superior qualities as a hunter.

      No matter how hard they tried however, Weimaraners soon began to be seen all around Europe. There is little doubt that the breed would have continued to soar and become just as popular as a Retriever or Jack Russel had it not been for the two World Wars. By the end of World War 1 the breed was almost non-existent.

      A little before WWII a few Weimaraners had made their way to America but managed only little ...


      • interest. However, in the late 1940s the sporting magazines and newspapers where filled with tales of the “gray ghosts” abilities (both real and fictional). These where read not only by the sportsmen and hunters but the general public aswell. The press claimed the breed Had the courage of a Lion, speed of a Gazelle, intellect of a genius and the athletic abilities of a decathlon champion. Who wouldn’t want one?

        Soon everyone did have one. They where being bred at almost production line speed. As imagined, even such a dog as the Weimaraner couldn’t live up to his appearance and it as quickly as it had risen to fame it fell back from it’s public favour.

        Even now Weimaraners are not wide-spread or well known.

        Weimaraners are infamous for pining for their owners. I, myself, have two young rescue ones and I know all too well the consequences of

        leaving them un-attended for half an hour even. Aswell as this they are sly, cunning and intelligent. They could sneak out of the front room, opening the door and slip into the kitchen and have the steak of the table if they do not have your full attention. They are also extremely intelligent, intelligent enough to be stubborn.

        However, Weimaraners are alert and loving, friendly and fearless and they are the type of dog you should trust to look after you. If given the right amount of control and teaching at a young age they make wonderful working dogs and do extremely well in obedience competitions. They are enthusiastic when it comes to doing things for their beloved owners.

        The Weimaraner is born with the potential to manifest all these marvelous qualities but the owner has to understand that none of these will develop without a human companion and a firm hand.



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