Weimaraner


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Weimaraner

(vī`mərä'nər, wī`mərā'–), breed of large, muscular sporting dogsporting dog,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs bred for pointing, flushing, and retrieving game. These dogs hunt by air scent—as opposed to most hounds, which are ground scenters—and their quarry is primarily game birds.
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 developed in Germany in the early 19th cent. It stands between 23 and 27 in. (58.4–68.6 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs between 55 and 85 lb (25–38.6 kg). Its short, smooth coat ranges in color from mouse-gray to silver-gray. The tail is docked to approximately 6 in. (15.2 cm). Although originally they hunted game such as wildcats, wolves, deer, mountain lions, and bears, the dwindling population of these animals in Germany led the Weimaraner to be bred increasingly for upland bird hunting. Today it is used as both bird dog and water retriever. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal, fox, and tanuki also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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"Just as impressive, however, was the way this Longhaired Weimaraner searched ami quartered in the field close to the guns and lound and pointed pheasants and grouse.
"Deep-chested dogs, such as Weimaraners and Great Danes, are more at risk of the condition.
In Europe the Weimaraner was a versatile hunter, going after everything from upland birds to big game.
"Is there anyone out there who has experience with the Weimaraner breed who can help us?
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