Weimaraner at first glance wins his silvery gray coat and amber eyes. In addition, they are considered the "blue blood" of the canine world for its high level of intelligence, excellent memory and the ability to make independent decisions.
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History of the breed
The history of the appearance of this dog is not known. Similar dogs were mentioned in European medieval manuscripts of the 13th century. For example, one of the legends tells us that the French King Louis the Sovereign during the crusade was captured in Egypt. He returned to France with a pack of gray dogs.
By the end of the 14th century already many noblemen of France kept gray dogs for hunting. They were used for a large beast: a wild boar, a deer, a bear, and later a bird.
Behind the French followed by other royal courts of Europe. The ancestors of the Weimaraner were always highly valued and therefore were at the master. Therefore, dogs of this breed can not be kept in the cage. For emotional health they need constant contact with a person.
For the first time the breed "Weimaraner" is mentioned in the middle of the 19th century, as it was deduced in the vicinity of the city of Weimar in East Germany.
Since 1880, these dogs began to participate in exhibitions, at first as crossbreds, and since 1896 as an independent breed.
Description: size, standard
Weimaraner is a medium and large dog. At withers, it has a height of 58-69 cm, and weighs about 25-41 kg. The dog has a regal and athletic appearance, the right proportions.
Its muzzle is graceful, long, sometimes with a small bump. Ears wide, hanging and rather long, high and narrowly set, with rounded ends. The nose of the nose is dark "liver" color. The eyes have a light to dark amber color. And puppies have pale blue eyes.
The case is strong, slightly elongated. The neck is tall, muscular. Back strong, muscular, a little long. The tail is high, the majority has a third cut.
The special pride of the Weimaraners is a stiff short coat, smooth to the touch and a peculiar gray color with variations of silver to mouse. The skin of dogs has a flesh-colored tone.
There is also a long-haired species of breed with a length of wool from 3 to 5 cm. The tail of such dogs is usually not stopped.
The rarest variety is the straight-weimaraner . He has a two-layered coat with a thick undercoat and a smooth upper layer of medium length.
Silvery gray is the only officially recognized color of the Weimaranera wool, but other colors are also found. For example, "blue weimaraners" have a noticeable blue-gray color of the coat. They have black noses and lips. They breed such dogs only as companions.
The nature of the Weimaraner
They are devoted to the family of their dog owner. They are always close to a person and can not endure loneliness at all.
Weimaraners treat children very well and, despite the absence of aggression, can always protect them.
It is friendly, fun, fearless, very fast and dexterous dog. Therefore, it must be taken up by business: hunting or sports : pitch go, frisbee , agility, coursing, etc. If she is given the opportunity to splash her energy on the street, she will not deal with the home environment.
Weimaraner is an excellent hunter. He in the counter points to the detected bird, takes out the ducks from the water, finds and raises the boar. However, in the urban environment, his hunting instinct can lead to trouble, because in dangerous places (roads, etc.) the dog can not be lowered from the leash.
Teaching Weimaraner, he can not be physically punished, he can become distrustful and cautious. It is better to encourage him with praise and delicacy. Due to easy training, this breed is used for search and rescue services.
The puppy gets along well with other pets and dogs.
However, these friendly dogs can be excessively irritable. If they are not allowed to do what they want, destructive behavior can develop. Therefore, such dogs need enhanced physical training.
Care and maintenance
Weimaranera is best kept in his home with a large territory, where he will have the opportunity to run a lot and explore the space. However, the short-haired variety of this breed can not always be on the street and in the cold season it needs a warm overnight stay.
When living in an apartment the dog needs to train a lot and find time for intensive long walks every day.
The short-haired dog has a short covering hair, tightly fitting and rigid, without undercoat. To clean it, use a rubber brush or a special glove to remove dead hair.
The long-haired variety is combed every day with a comb, every two months they bathe.
Also, the dog needs to clean his ears regularly (weekly) to prevent bacteria from multiplying. Also, you should regularly brush your teeth and cut off your claws.
Health and basic diseases of Weimaraner
This breed of dogs lives on average 10-12 years. Its representatives are most prone to such diseases as vomiting, demodectic, mastocytoma or mast cell carcinoma, hip dysplasia, lipomas, fibrosarcomas, myasthenia gravis.
Puppies are often born with signs of cryptorchidism (not ovulation of testicles). Often the skin of animals in the form of interdigital dermatitis, degenerative myelopathy and melanoma suffers. Problems with the health of the eyes are manifested in diseases such as corneal dystrophy of the eye, dysthiasis (additional eyelashes), entropion (eyelid twist).
Price of the puppy
This is not a very common breed and therefore puppies with a good pedigree average 800-1000 dollars . Dogs not claiming breeding breeding and exhibition careers, as a rule, are estimated at $ 500-700 .