This breed was developed at the court of the Grand Duke Karl August of Weimar, the capital of Thuringen, Germany, as an all-purpose sporting dog for the nobility. Known as the dog with the human brain, the Weimaraner is incredibly versatile, combining his roles of personal hunting dog and household companion with distinction. In addition to being used as a bird dog and water retriever, he has over the years also been used on wolves, wild cats, deer, mountain lion and bear. On the Continent, he has worked for the police, putting to good use his marvellous scenting powers and tracking ability.
The Weimaraner is a fearless, courageous dog which can be rather aggressive towards intruders, although with his owner and family, he is friendly and gentle. An energetic breed, the Weimaraner requires firm training and plenty of exercise. Nicknamed the "Grey Ghost" because of his sleek silvery -grey coat, the Weimaraner is easy to feed, groom and maintain, and would be the perfect choice for anyone with an active, sporty, lifestyle.