Introduction to the “Grey Ghost”

by Ellisha Mendez

This chapter is a free excerpt from A New Owner's Guide to Weimaraners.

Weimaraners are a large breed of hunting dog that originated in Germany during the 19th Century. They were often owned by royalty and used to hunt large animals such as bears and deer. They have an amazing sense of smell. One eighth of the breed's brain and over half of the internal nose structure is used for scent. The dogs have short, grey coats, and some may have brown or white markings. They do not have an undercoat and should not be left outside during extremely cold weather. Weimaraners are often called the "Grey Ghost" because of their grey color and sleek silhouette. Some even have grey eyes.

The dogs are long, lean, and muscular with a well-balanced body that is designed for running and jumping. During World War Two, the Weimaraner Club of Germany feared that the breed would die out if too many kennels were bombed or destroyed. To save the breed and protect the pure bloodline, Weimaraners were sent to the United States where to breed became very popular. They are bred to compete in shows and as hunting dogs. Given their distinct characteristics, they are best suited for owners who have a lot of time to spend training and socializing with the dog.

Pet owners who are active and capable of handling large dogs are most likely to benefit from owning a Weimaraner. The breed is smart, but confident and can be stubborn if not trained properly. Once their stubbornness is broken, they are quick to learn and soon become loyal pets and companions. Weimaraner can easily become bored and should be played with, socialized and exercised on a regular basis.


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Weimaraners are a large breed of hunting dog that originated in Germany during the 19th Century. They were often owned by royalty and used to hunt large animals such as bears and deer. They have an amazing sense of smell. One eighth of the breed's brain and over half of the internal nose structure is used for scent. The dogs have short, grey coats, and some may have brown or white markings. They do not have an undercoat and should not be left outside during extremely cold weather. Weimaraners are often called the "Grey Ghost" because of their grey color and sleek silhouette. Some even have grey eyes.

The dogs are long, lean, and muscular with a well-balanced body that is designed for running and jumping. During World War Two, the Weimaraner Club of Germany feared that the breed would die out if too many kennels were bombed or destroyed. To save the breed and protect the pure bloodline, Weimaraners were sent to the United States where to breed became very popular. They are bred to compete in shows and as hunting dogs. Given their distinct characteristics, they are best suited for owners who have a lot of time to spend training and socializing with the dog.

Pet owners who are active and capable of handling large dogs are most likely to benefit from owning a Weimaraner. The breed is smart, but confident and can be stubborn if not trained properly. Once their stubbornness is broken, they are quick to learn and soon become loyal pets and companions. Weimaraner can easily become bored and should be played with, socialized and exercised on a regular basis.

Weimaraners are extremely active and can often wear out their owner. They may benefit from playing with other similar sized dogs, or other Weimaraners. The breed is also known to suffer from extreme separation anxiety, and therefore would not make a good pet for someone that travels often or works constantly. If left alone for long periods of time, the dog may become depressed and display unhealthy behaviors that can harm both the dog and its environment.

Weimaraners are very protective of their family and can make great companions. They are suitable for children, but because of their large size, may accidentally knock over small children. They can also be trained to get along well with other animals. The natural temperament of a Weimaraner is to be cautious, protective and shy. It can take several months of training to break these instinctive habits. They should be socialized at a young age to avoid aggression issues.

Weimaraners display much of the same characteristics of other similar sized hunting dogs such as Great Danes and Greyhounds. Both of these breeds were bred for the same use, are similar in size and build and have similar temperaments. They also have similar exercise needs, activity levels and coats. Weimaraners are different from these breeds because they have a longer life expectancy than the Great Dane but a shorter life expectancy than a Greyhound. They are also less friendly towards other dogs than the other two breeds. Each breed is also known to suffer from different and specific health problems.

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