Dog Breed Starting With Z
Weimaraners are a breed of dogs that originated from Germany. They have been bred since ancient times to hunt wild animals such as rabbits, hares, foxes and other small game.
The first recorded appearance of the weimaraner was in the year 1095 AD when it was described by German naturalist Heinrich Stuhlmann (1040 – 1106). Since then, they have become popular among hunters and sportsmen.
The weimaraner is known for its good hunting skills, speed and agility. It’s a medium sized dog weighing between 25 – 35 pounds (11 – 16 kg) and stands at around 8 feet tall (2.4 m).
Their coat varies in color from black to brownish red or even white. Some weimaraners are naturally hairless while others have thick coats of fur.
The weimaraner is one of the most intelligent breeds of dogs. It is not only able to hunt but also learn new tricks very quickly.
It’s a loyal companion and will do anything for its master. The weimaraner is considered friendly and docile by many people.
Some interesting facts about Weimarans:
They were the first to discover America; they discovered America!
Weimaraners are named after the German town of Weimar
Weimaraners can live up to 15 years or more
The weimaraner is the official dog of the state of South Carolina in the United States
The weimaraner is one of three dog breeds that naturally have no color on their coats (the others being the harlequin Great Dane and the white German shepherd)
A favorite owner of a weimaraner is Oscar Wild
Weimaraners are great swimmers and were used to rescue people from drowning in the ocean.
The weimaraner is often called the “thoroughbred of the dog world”
Weimaraners are very popular among hunters, sportsmen and dog show enthusiasts alike.
The country of origin is Germany and was originally bred for the purpose of hunting.
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