The Weimaraner (in German, Weimaraner) is a specially equipped with dog as a dog collector.
The history of the Weimaraner begins with Grand Duke Carl August and the nobles of the Court of Weimar. The Grand Duke, known as the Hunter among the Kings and the King among hunters, you have selected the gray race silver for hunting in forests. According to German tradition, not only the time annulled the traces of the origin of the breed, but they were perhaps cancelled deliberately by the nobles of the time, to make this magnificent specimen exclusive of the Court of Weimar. The theory today proves that it comes from France and, indirectly, of North Africa. It is thought this because of the colour of the fur, similar to the race of Saint Louis.
The gray is a recessive hereditary characteristic, so it follows that it was selected to obtain it. We know today as the Silver ghosts or grey ghosts Thanks to the American soldiers who saw them pass moving elegantly on the German camps.
Head with slightly pronounced occipital bone, similar to the implant of the ears, they are also present in the grey dog in Saint Louis. Not cut tail has a particular curvature that resembles the tail of the Saluki. Exceptional smell, It can be considered an inherited characteristic of the ancient Thrace Leithund, us back to a previous point in the creation of the Weimar Republic.
In the 13th century, Louis IX of France, returning from a crusade to North Africa, He brought with him copies of which later was called it the grey dog in Saint Louis, widely used in France for tracking and capture of pieces in the Woods. This race not dined with other dogs, lived with their caregivers, which may explain the Union with man and the need to be in the current Weimaraners family. In the 15th century, other grey dogs were brought to Europe from Asia.
Finally the Grand Duke Carl August, passionate about all dog, Select race, searches and finds old French lines, and following the trend of the time, a versatile and agile dog, and It probably crosses with Spanish pointers and some other races. These crossing comes from the Long hair Weimariano, which was officially accepted by the German club in 1935.
At the end of the nineteenth century, the Weimaraner was the King of the hunting dogs, He was a shy and somewhat fearful dog, that should be treated well and with sweetness, talking in a low tone. In 1882 the Weimaraner was already a well known and affirmed by its versatility race, and it was used by professional hunters and Rangers. The official recognition of the breed was not easy to obtain, but finally in 1897 born German Club. After World War II, the American zone had banned hunting and possession of firearms, and that's why many Weimarianos were exported. In 1951 the selection was resumed on the basis of a standard and performance in the field.
For many years made assumptions of the origin of this breed, to assess that they were the result of crossing with Kurzhaar, Bloodhound, Pointer and up a genetic mutation of the Kurzhaar. The home is today clearer, Thanks to the studies of this race fans, paintings of the era and to the study of the genetics of colour. After World War II export, It explains the boom in United States of the race.
The real development of the race was in the years 50, When was the Weimaraner considered a dog in good taste, high class, almost human intelligence, ranks 21 in the classification of dogs according to their functional intelligence and obedience. Stanley city’ s: "The intelligence of dogs". Some examples accompanied Grace Kelly, Eisenhower, Brad Pitt and Roy Rogers.
The Weimaraner is a medium-sized to large hunting dog. The males measure of 59 to 70 cm. (ideal size: 66 cm.) and weigh in 30 to 40 kg; the females of 57 to 65 cm. (ideal size: 62 cm.) and weigh in 25 to 35 kg. It is a robust dog, harmonious, vigorous, of powerful muscles. They need daily activity, his energy level is high.
Their short, thick fur, very well protects from moisture which allows it to be an effective Hunter in swampy areas.
The coat is composed of different layers, and there are several tipos…
- Short hair: It can be, short and thin, short and dense, very short (but longer and bulk to the breeds of dogs that can compare); hair “from above” smooth and regular with a thick subpelo.
- Wire-haired: medium length, thick, straight; hair “from above” smooth and regular with a thick subpelo.
- Long hair: hair “from above” long and soft with or without smooth and wavy hair; It is long and straight at the start of the ear; woolly hair is supported at the tips of the ears; the hair of the flanks must of 3 to 5 cm long; It tends to be longer at the base of the neck, the upper part of the chest and belly; It fits rather less long developed towards the bottom; grown plume tail; “entregarras” hairy; the less long head hair (the final growth of fur occurs often after two years of age).
- The color of the fur stands out as having various shades of grey: silver grey, black or grey roe deer and grey mouse. The head and ears are generally clearer. Only tolerate some white spots in small amounts in the chest and feet. Often, in the middle of the back there is a strip of hair slightly darker and with another texture, call “eel stripe” more or less wide.
The head of the Weimaraner is moderately long, provided to the body; wider in the male than the female, Although the width of the top of the head is proportionate to the total length of the head. The length from the tip of the snout to the line that connects the internal corners of the eyes is slightly longer than this line to the back of the head. There is a cavity in the temples. Slightly apparent occipital bone. The cigomática arch is very recognizable behind the eyes. The snout is long and powerful, especially in males. The base of the front (stop) is extremely short. Lips surpass the mandible without never be mixture and are incarnated as the palate. There are small wrinkles at the corners of the lips. The cheeks are clearly pronounced and muscular.
The ears are wide and quite long, arriving at the corner of the mouth, rounded at the tips; in the sample they are slightly rotated forward, curved; implemented slightly on top of the line of the eye. The truffle is dark incarnate, that becomes gradually grey back.
The eyes and the eyes, in general, they are intelligent expression, curious, friendly. Eye color varies as they grow, When they are puppies have them blue, but for the three months they are a turquesa-verdoso tone, to be amber in adulthood.
This Germanic sample dog stands out for its great elegance and versatility that it is suitable for all types of terrain and for all types of hunting.
His character is quiet and affectionate. Their submission and balance make have an easy training, In addition to be great as a companion dog.
It has also gained appreciation of los monteros by worth for all seasons and temperatures. Today they recorded more than 500 Puppies per month. In the United States race is revalued in all directions: tracking, capture of prey, guide dog, drug trafficking, Guarda, agility and companion of life. They are easy to train and behave very well as guard dogs. They are affectionate and obedient.
- Alternative names: Weimaraner / Braque de Weimar
- Group 7 / Section 1.1 – Continental show dogs, tipo braco
Dogs breeds: Weimaraner