The Weimaraner dates to the early 19th century, when he was developed at the Weimar court in what is now Germany. The noblemen there loved hunting and they wanted a dog with courage, intelligence, good scenting ability, speed, and stamina. This dog would stick close to them as they walked in search of game and would be a close companion in the evening by the fireside.
- Weimaraners were bred to have a lot of energy and stamina
- Weims are high-strung dogs and can suffer from severe separation anxiety
- Weims often are suspicious of strangers and can be unacceptably aggressive
- To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder or pet store
Despite their hunting instincts, Weimaraners are house dogs (like most dogs). They’re temperamentally unsuited to living in a kennel or being kept in the backyard with little human interaction.