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Breed Breakdown – Weimaraner

APPEARANCE: They are a large dog with a muscular athletic build with webbed feet good for swimming. They have a short, sleek, smooth coat predominantly silver grey or mouse grey. The eyes may be light amber, grey, or blue-grey.

TEMPERAMENT: Friendly, intelligent, eager to please and easy to train. They are protective and make good guard dogs.

AVERAGE LIFE SPAN: 10-13 years

MAINTENANCE: They are highly energetic and require a lot of exercise and activities to stimulate their mind, like toys and games. Their short coat is easy to keep clean requiring very little grooming and they do not shed a lot of hair.

SUITS: They are well suited to families and are good with children. They generally get along well with other animals.

INTERESTING FACT: Weimaraners have a keen sense of smell and are often used in search and rescue missions. They were used during the Cold War to help find missile parts.

Originally published in My Pet Magazine Issue 11.
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