Weimaraner often referred to as the “gray ghost” because of the distinctive color of its short, sleek coat, the Weimaraner is a graceful dog with aristocratic features. Bred for speed, good scenting ability, courage and intelligence, he remains an excellent game hunter and active participant in other dog sports.
Weimaraner is built to hunt with great speed and endurance and combines grace, stamina, raciness and an alert demeanor. It has find aristocratic features, with a kind expression. The gait is smooth and effortless.
Weimaraner is bold and rambunctious, sometimes too much so for small children. It loves to run and hunt and can become frustrated and destructive if kept penned up. It can be stubborn or headstrong. It functions best with an active owner who enjoys outdoor activities and wants a fun-loving companion.
Weimaraner is usually friendly and obedient, but the dog does need daily physical activities (i.e., running, hunting, outdoor playing) or it may become restless and frustrated. Although homes with smaller pets may not be suitable for this breed unless the pets were introduced to the dog as a puppy the Weimaraner gets along well with children and loves human companionship.
Weimaraners can be a handful to train. They are stubborn and mischievous and have no trouble walking away from you if they are bored with the activity. Start your dog off young to establish leadership quickly – if you don’t let him know you are in charge, he will naturally assume the position of leader. Training should involve a lot of praise and treats, but should be conducted with a confident air. Harsh discipline will cause your Weimaraner to disregard you completely, so make sure training is conducted by the most patient person in the home, as these dogs can test the patience of a saint. Novice dog owners may wish to consult a professional dog trainer who understand the nuances of the Weimaraner personality.