All About Weimaraners!According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the Weimaraner is the 29th most popular breed. The AKC had 9,010 Weimaraners registered for 2004. The AKC and the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) both classify the breed as a Sporting Dog, and the Kennel Club (Great Britain) classifies them as a gundog.
They make wonderful hunting dogs as well as incredible companions. They are stubborn and tend to be theives when it comes to food, but their loyality and temperament are outstanding.
The Weimaraner is considered a large dog, standing at 25-27 inches tall at the shoulders and weighing 70-85 pounds. They may be large, but they are wonderful family companions who do well with the entire family and dog-friendly children. Keep in mind that if you have very young children, a Weimaraner may knock them over easily just by bumping into them.
Weimaraners also tend to be escape artists. A tall fence is required (no less than 6 feet tall), secure gates that have padlocks on them since the breed is very smart and can learn how to open a gate, and they will even dig under a fence if their curiosity gets the best of them. A supervised, well trained Weimaraner is best.