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Weimaraner Overview

Weimaraners, sometimes called the “Grey Ghost,” is an obedient, friendly, beautiful, and active dog. Of German origin, this pup is great with kids, easy to train, and have a kind, loving nature. They just want to be included in the family. 

The Weimaraner (pronounced Wy-mah-rah-ner) was initially bred in Germany in the 19th century to be a big game hunting dog for German aristocracy. Crossed with Bloodhounds and different French and German hunting dogs, the Weimaraner pursued mountain lions, wolves, and even bears. As time— and availability of prey lessening—went on, these sleek creatures chased bird prey and smaller game. They were a treasure to the German aristocracy for years before they began going abroad around 1920. 

Weimaraners love activity. They have speed, stamina, and alertness but all balanced with poise and grace. For as much as they were bred to be hunting dogs, they are stunning dogs to look at and have a wonderful, friendly nature. Weimaraners need an abundant amount to stay physically and mentally satisfied. 

Did you know?

American President Eisenhower owned a Weimaraner named Heidi.

Weimaraner Stats

  • Kid-Friendly Kid-Friendly

  • Good with other animals Good with other animals

  • Easy to train Easy to train

Popularity ranking**
23-27 in / 55-90 lbs (L)
Average lifespan
10-13 years
Activity level
When necessary
Barking level
When necessary
Coat length

Caring for your breed

Daily serving

Daily kibble serving

2-3 cups

Daily exercise

Daily exercise

3 hours


Grooming frequency

Trim nails frequently

Dog Food

Feeding your Weimaraner

Weimaraners have delicate stomachs. Any sort of rich food may upset their digestive system. Weimaraners, overall, have a great appetite (watch out in case they try to lick and eat the  bowl long after!) and enjoy eating some table scraps—but not too many. Make sure your Weimaraner has a high-protein diet. Dry kibble on its own or with a little bit of water is preferential to the sleek pup. Clean water is important, too, because this active dog needs hydrate quite often. 


*Contrary to popular belief, there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs. There are breeds, however, that have non-shedding coats and are suited well to allergy sufferers.
**The breed popularity ranking is based on the most current ranking of the American Kennel Club (AKC)

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