Is Weimaraner a good guard dog?

They make excellent watch dogs because they are alert and have keen senses. Most are relatively friendly with strangers, though, so as a guard dog, they may not be the best choice. But their size is ample for keeping potential intruders at bay while help is summoned.

What does Weimaraner mean in German?

The Weimaraner is an all-purpose gun dog. The name comes from the Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Karl August, whose court, located in the city of Weimar (now in the state of Thuringia in modern-day Germany), enjoyed hunting.

What is the best guard dog in the UK?

Best Guard Dog Breeds in the UK

  1. Belgian Malinois. A Belgian Malinois is a Belgian German Shepherd dog that goes by different names in different parts of the world.
  2. Giant Schnauzer. The Giant Schnauzer May not be the most obvious candidate for a security dog.
  3. Boxer.
  4. Rottweiler.
  5. Doberman Pinscher.
  6. Bullmastiff.
  7. German Shepherd.

How much walking does a Weimaraner need?

Your Weimaraner will need a minimum of two hours exercise every day. This will need to include some long walks and plenty of opportunity to run and play off-lead in a secure area. Weimaraners don’t tire out easily, so it’s important to remember that two hours is the minimum they need!

Who is the Grand Duke of the Weimaraner breed?

Developed in the early 1800s, the Weimaraner (WY-mah-rah-ner ) is a veritable puppy among dog breeds. The key figure of the Weimaraner’s early history was Germany’s Grand Duke Karl August, who held court in the town of Weimar. The duke, like so many European nobles of the age, was an avid sportsman.

Is it illegal to have a Weimaraner with a black coat?

In November 2009 and January 1, 2010, the United Kennel Club (UKC) removed the disqualification from both Blue and Longhair Weimaraners. A black coat remains an automatic disqualification, though a small white marking in the chest area only is permitted.

Can a Weimaraner be disqualified from a conformation show?

A black coat remains an automatic disqualification, though a small white marking in the chest area only is permitted. Dogs with blue coats are disqualified from conformation/show competition, but are recognized as purebred Weimaraners by the AKC.

Is there such a thing as a long haired Weimaraner?

A long-haired variety is recognized by most kennel clubs around the world except the American Kennel Club. The long-haired Weimaraner has a silky coat with an undocked, feathered tail. The gene is recessive, so breeding will produce some long-haired puppies only if both parents carry the trait.