German Shorthaired Weimaraner

75-80 lbs
21-25"
Unknown
German Shorthaired Pointer
Weimaraner

Athletic, playful, and vigilant all best describe the German Shorthaired Weimaraner. A medium to large size hybrid dog that is a cross between the German Shorthaired Pointer and the Weimaraner, this dog has a sporting and hunting heritage. This hybrid is a loyal companion that is quite easy to train. He is highly energetic and best suited to an active owner who has experience with canines. He is considered quite low maintenance due to his short, sleek, dirt repellent coat and overall, he is fun to have around.

Purpose
Hunting, Sporting
Date of Origin
2000's
Ancestry
German Shorthaired Pointer and Weimaraner

German Shorthaired Weimaraner Health

Average Size
Male German Shorthaired Weimaraner size stats
Height: 23-27 inches Weight: 75-80 lbs
Female German Shorthaired Weimaraner size stats
Height: 21-25 inches Weight: 75-80 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Gastric Torsion
  • Hip Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Cataracts
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Allergies
  • Bloat
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Eye Examination
  • Urinalysis
  • Blood Chemistry

German Shorthaired Weimaraner Breed History

The Weimaraner was once considered a “rich man’s dog”. This elegant and graceful canine was originally designed to hunt and track big game animals such as deer, bears and wolves. The breed is said to have originated in Germany, in the Weimar court,  around the 1800s. Its ancestors include the Bloodhound (possibly the St. Hubert Hound), Pointers, and the German Hound. This dog is known as the "grey ghost" and once lived in the White House when President Eisenhower was in office. Known to be fearless and have incredible stamina, this breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1943. The German Shorthaired Pointer is a strong breed with a keen sense of smell, extreme athleticism, and high level of intelligence. Developed for the purpose of hunting, tracking and retrieving game, this agile canine is believed to have originated in Germany during the 1800s and was said to have been created through the mixing of breeds such as the Bloodhound, Spanish Pointer, and German Bird Dog. Once prized in the field, he is now a star in the show ring, taking Best in Show on many occasions. He was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 and this lovable dog is now 11th on their list for popularity.

German Shorthaired Weimaraner Breed Appearance

A hybrid can take on one parent’s physical traits more than the other, but in general your hybrid will have a short, sleek coat and will have flopped down, broad ears that have a round edge. Coat colors can vary but are unlikely to retain the solid grey color of the Weimaraner parent. His coat most likely will have markings as seen in the German Shorthaired Pointer breed; these include roan, patched or ticked patterns. He will have a long lean body and may take on the signature Weimaraner deep chest and tucked up abdomen. This hybrid's legs will be long and strong. He may look like the Weimaraner parent in that the eyes are set far apart as his most noticeable feature, with eyes coming in colors such as light amber, blue-grey or grey. His head will be long and the muzzle will be tapered but not pointed.

Eye Color Possibilities
blue German Shorthaired Weimaraner eyes
Blue
hazel German Shorthaired Weimaraner eyes
Hazel
amber German Shorthaired Weimaraner eyes
Amber
Nose Color Possibilities
black German Shorthaired Weimaraner nose
Black
brown German Shorthaired Weimaraner nose
Brown
Coat Color Possibilities
white German Shorthaired Weimaraner coat
White
black German Shorthaired Weimaraner coat
Black
silver German Shorthaired Weimaraner coat
Silver
gray German Shorthaired Weimaraner coat
Gray
blue German Shorthaired Weimaraner coat
Blue
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
German Shorthaired Weimaraner straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

German Shorthaired Weimaraner Breed Maintenance

Both parent breeds are considered low maintenance dogs. The Weimaraner in particular is considered to have a coat that is naturally repellent to dirt. This means that your hybrid will only need a brushing with the slicker brush once a week and an occasional wipe down with a damp cloth. Bathing is only required when he gets especially dirty or rolls in something when in the field. As he has floppy ears, infection can occur quite easily if dirt and moisture are allowed to accumulate. Check them often and make sure that they are always dry. If active, he may not need his nails trimmed often due to natural wear down. However, his teeth will need to be cleaned a few times a week in order to prevent periodontal disease and painful gums.

Brushes for German Shorthaired Weimaraner
Slicker Brush
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
German Shorthaired Weimaraner requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

German Shorthaired Weimaraner Temperament

Easy to train, loving and gentle with other pets and children, the German Shorthaired Weimaraner is a hybrid that can be very focused, alert and obedient on the field. When at home, he will snuggle up to his family members, making him really just a big lap dog. This intuitive canine is not considered an aggressive dog and will only bark at strangers in order to alert you. If left home alone for too long, he may be destructive, due to either boredom or separation anxiety. This is an active, fast, playful hybrid who is best suited to active families who love the outdoors. They are not the best choice for inexperienced owners as they can have strength when on leash. Additionally, the German Shorthaired Weimaraner will be happiest with some leadership in his life.

German Shorthaired Weimaraner Activity Requirements

These hybrids are full of energy that needs to be released. They are not recommended for people who cannot commit to an active lifestyle. This high energy dog requires at least 75 to 120 minutes of daily physical activity. This need can be met through activities such as long runs, hikes, and extensive playtime both with owners and with other pets. If your hybrid takes on more German Shorthaired Pointer traits, then chances are he will be a lover of the water and will look for opportunities to jump into the pool or lake for a swim. Both parent breeds are hunters and trackers and your dog will love to play fetch with a stick or chase after a ball. Give him a chance at agility or flyball - it is a great way to expend some of his energy. He is not meant for an apartment; a home with an enclosed yard is the ideal environment for him.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
14 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
120 minutes

German Shorthaired Weimaraner Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.50 - $1.90
Monthly Cost
$39.00 - $52.00

German Shorthaired Weimaraner Owner Experiences

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