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Life expectancy

The Weimaraner has a life expectancy of between 10 and 12 years




Adult size

Female Between 22 and 26 in
Male Between 23 and 28 in

Adult weight

Female Between 55 and 77 lb
Male Between 66 and 88 lb
Coat colour
Type of coat
Long Very short
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Weimaraner costs between £730 and £900

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More details about the Weimaraner

Weimaraner: Origins and history

It remains uncertain whether this dog was born precisely in Weimar, the town being his namesake, but it is certain that it originated in Germany. The Bloodhound may arguably be his only ancestor, either directly, or via the Grey St. Louis Hound, which no longer exists today. He had allegedly arrived in Germany after crossing the Rhine towards the 15th century. According to other accounts, it was originally a local breed, resulting from a cross of the Weimaraner’s short-haired ancestors (Kurzhaar) and other hunting breeds. 

FCI classification of the Weimaraner

  • Group 7 - Pointing Dogs

  • Section 1 : Continental Pointing Dogs

Training a Weimaraner

This hunting dog can prove himself to be stubborn and somewhat pigheaded if he feels that his leader is not confident and authoritative enough. At times quite proud, the Weimaraner can grow docile if an environment of trust is cultivated. 

Training must be precocious, to prevent the dog from picking up bad habits, and firm so as to create a structure for the dog and make him feel safe. 

Some rules of conduct must be implemented to integrate this big dog as smoothly as possible into the household, as he will not accept exclusion from family life. 

Positive reinforcement training methods should absolutely be used, otherwise this seemingly noble dog’s sensitivity could be vexed. 

Weimaraner: Purchase price

The price of a Weimaraner varies depending on its origins, age, and gender. You have to count an average of £900 for dogs subscribed to the Kennel Club.

With regards to the monthly budget required for a dog of this size, including both quality nutrition and basic yearly care (vaccinations, deworming, etc.), it is estimated at around £45. 

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