August 20, 2017

AKC and UKC classify breeds into "groups" by their original purpose.
Northern or Spitz types may eventually be sub-divided.
Explore the Group descriptions below, or choose from the
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lifestyle and interests. If you already know just which breed you prefer, use the drop-down
list of all breeds!

Sporting Breeds

Bird dogs hunt and retrieve by scent and sight

Spaniel or Pointer,
Flusher or Setter,
Sporting dogs are
the hunter's go-getter!


Scent and Sight hounds hunt feather or fur

By day or by night,
to tree or to ground,
there's nothing so sweet
as the voice of a hound.

Working Dogs

Service work, police, draft, and protection dogs

Watchman at night,
companion by day,
he does your bidding
at work or at play


Courageous hunters and faithful friends

No fear, no pain,
no game's too rough,
a working terrier
is dog enough!

Toy Breeds

Diminutive, delightful and utterly devoted

A Toy is a toy, a
companion and more,
a treasure, a joy,
and a dog to adore


Utility dogs are multi-purpose, companions

No look-alikes here,
but tricks they can do.
Your very best friend
is rugged and true.

Herding Dogs

Pastoral breeds protect and control stock

They move, gather
and faithfully guard
cattle and sheep and
the kids in the yard.

Miscellaneous/Rare Breeds

Often foreign or newly developed

Shower me not
with gems so rare,
give me instead,
a diamond with hair


They are types or species more than "breeds"

Old as the dingo,
wild as the wind,
wise as coyote,
Man's very best friend

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Weimaraner Dog & Puppy Breed Information
The Weimaraner averages 60 pounds and 25”. His gray-silver coat and light eyes earned him the nickname “Gray Ghost”. Quickness, energy, and good scenting abilities make him an excellent hunting companion while a fearless, alert and obedient nature make him an equally good family pet and watch dog.


Weimaraner Puppy & Breed Information


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Originally known as a “Weimer Pointer” from the republic of Weimar, the Weimaraner evolved from selective German breedings.  Believed a descendant of the Bloodhound and German Shorthair Pointer, he was originally used to hunt wolves, deer and bear.  Today he is primarily a bird dog and personal hunting companion.


Weimaraner Coat, Color, Care: The Weim has a short, sleek, easy-care coat in shades of mouse-gray to silver-gray.  A small white marking on the chest is permitted but shouldn’t be on any other part of his body.


Weimaraner Personality: He is friendly, likes children and wants to be close to his family.  His fearless, alert attitude makes him a good watchdog.  With firm, experienced training and socialization at an early age, his obedient nature, hardy muscular body, good sense of smell, and endless energy makes him ideal for many tasks.  He likes to bark so appropriate correction prevents excessive barking.


Exercise Requirements: Weims do O.K. in an apartment but need daily, long walks or jogs in the park.  A big fenced yard where he can run freely will burn off his abundant energy.  He doesn’t do well in an outdoor kennel setting.  Socializing and family activities will help prevent barking and chewing due to boredom. 


Health Concerns: Health Concerns: Weimaraners live approx. 10-12 years. They are prone to bloat (gastric torsion), can develop hip dysplasia, hypertropic osteodystrophy (excessive rapid growth), which is common with large, fast growing breeds but can be modified by diet and proper exercise.  Weims may experience eye problems, bleeding disorders and cancer.  Allergies, itching, or thyroid imbalance is most often the result of environmental factors, including medication side effects.  A partially home-cooked diet free of preservatives, dyes, and chemicals, supplemented with vitamins and fish oils may prevent or correct such disorders.


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Weimaraner AKC Standard
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