The majestic Weimaraner breed was founded in the 1800s by the Grand Duke of Weimar, Germany, although similar grey dogs can be traced back to the 1500s. Originally bred to hunt big game in packs, it has evolved into an all-rounder capable of tracking, hunting, pointing and retrieving fur and feather on land and in water.
The Weimaraner is a handsome, tall and well-muscled dog with a long muzzle, large hanging ears and a shimmering silver-grey coat. Fearless and energetic, but at times strong willed and possessive, it can be a challenge for novice owners. If socialised early, it can get along with children and other pets. This dog tends to be wary of strangers and requires quiet, firm and consistent leadership in the home.
This versatile all-rounder can work on grouse moors, rough shooting or at driven shoots in the beating line or picking up. It is excellent at tracking, whether human, game or blood scent.