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The exact origins of the breed are as hazy with regard to timing, as they are when identifying the foundation dogs. There is written evidence of similar if not exactly the same dog in the 13th century, and like evidence can be found in the 17th century, including paintings by the master Van Dyck. Considerable discussion has still not resolved whether the Weimaraner is the result of albinism in native German pointing breeds, or whether breeding between other pointers and mastiffs brought in a gene that produce their particular pigment. Originally a hunting dog bred for and prized by nobility and royalty, their focus gradually dropped from large game to smaller game that were suited to the use of guns. (continued below)


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(continued) The Weimaraner stands 22-27 inches at the withers, and weighs 50-70 lbs. They are accepted only in the solid colors that range between mouse-gray and silver-gray. An affectionate and very ebullient dog, they require early and consistent training to overcome a streak of willfulness and accept your position as the alpha. By nature outgoing and friendly, they nonetheless can be aggressive/reactive to other dogs, and stand-offish with people they don’t know. They have a protective streak that makes them good family watchdogs, while remaining a safe pet, but their effervescent character may be too much physically for smaller children. Exercise is a must to disperse all that energy, but they can’t be left out in the yard afterwards because they crave human attention and can get into trouble on their own. ©DogDecor.com
 
 
     
 


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