Dog Breeds Gallery

We've brought together dog breeds from all over the world including Australia so you can learn more about their history, habits, personalities, and unique abilities. The more you know about dogs, the more you love them. Browse the dog breeds list below to read more about your dream dog.

Weimaraner

Weimaraner
Weimaraner
There have been numerous theories cited over the origins of the Weimaraner. One fact remains certain, that the Weimaraner had much Leithund blood in it. These dogs were kept during the first third of the 19th century at the Court of Weimar. Towards the middle of the century the dogs were found almost exclusively in the hands of professional hunters and forest officials in central Germany, especially in the regions of Weimar and Thuringia.

These dogs were usually bred for performance and when the days of the Leithund ended, these breeders crossed their dogs with Huhnerhund (refers to Pointers and Setters) and continued these matings further. The Weimaraner is the oldest German pointing breed, and has been pure bred for about 100 years.

The versatile Weimaraner (nicknamed the "Grey Ghost" due to its unique colour) is a dedicated companion dog. From the early years of the breed to the present day, they have lived with people as dedicated companions and hunting dogs. In Australia both the Weimaraner (shorthaired) and the Weimaraner (longhaired) varieties are available.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

Weimaraners live to about 12 years. The oldest known in Victoria was 18.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

Weimaraners are a breed for those people who enjoy a dog that is intensely devoted and responsive to attention - they demand attention - and will follow owners from room to room, usually lying down with body contact when owners sit down. They are wonderful with children, protective, fun loving, easy to train, and can be quite the clown.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

They usually get along with other pets especially if introduced at a young age, however, rabbits, ducks or game are not recommended.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

Daily running in a park or large area and some training to exercise their brain prevents them from becoming bored and destructive. Regular brushing with a rubber grooming mitt is best. It needs grooming more often when losing hair. This usually occurs twice a year. Regular bathing, cleaning of ears, trimming of toe-nails and dental care are essential too.

Please take note:
The decision to own a Weimaraner should be considered carefully as they require an active person who is prepared to give it the exercise, love and attention it demands. They do not like to be relegated to the back yard and forgotten. Once you decide upon the breed you will become one of the many who firmly believe that this is the most wonderful breed in the world and could never live without one.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the Weimaraner is the dog for you and you realise that it is going to be "your shadow" as you go about your routine in your house, contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders

Breeder Name Kennel State
Maureen Wilkinson Stolzjager WA Contact
Sue Shrigley Ghostwind TAS Contact
C and A TownleyandTrinka Aceweis SA Contact
Norma Lacey Greywei NSW Contact
Norma Lacey Greywei VIC Contact
Jill Mallard Yland NSW Contact
Simon Mills Clayco ACT Contact
James Carrington Somerford NSW Contact
Suzanne Thomson Bromhund VIC Contact
Gail and Nicki Smith Weisnjac VIC Contact
Arron Graham Weinvy VIC Contact
Val Peters Greydove Kennels NSW Contact
CARON HILL SINAWAY NSW Contact
Lauren Ferguson SILBERSCHÖN WA Contact
Carol Thompson Kadma QLD Contact
carrie Fry okuri QLD Contact
Andrea Maxwell Belbracon WA Contact
David Hall Griseus NSW Contact
Dianne Horner Divani NSW Contact
Lois & Claire Richter Waldwiese SA Contact
Renai Stanley Stanley Kennels NSW Contact
Trish Elliott silvex weimaraners NSW Contact
Samantha Lawler Lukedom NSW Contact
Candice pridham Alfirin SA Contact
Bronia Ivill WEINOT WEIMARANERS ACT Contact
Toni Drew ARGENTAL TAS Contact
Trudy Stubbs Ghoststorm Weimaraners NSW Contact
Colleen Rowland Silvascape NSW Contact
linda butler talfryn NSW Contact
Keith Jefferies Weimurastar SA Contact
Kathleen Rogers Kismaner QLD Contact
regina de silva cruisenif NSW Contact
Amy Page Weislabs QLD Contact
Samantha King Rhaegal NSW Contact
Val Peters Greydove NSW Contact
Marg Cockburn Fyreside VIC Contact
Jeanene Short Greylag VIC Contact
Sue Shrigley Ghostwind TAS Contact
Tash Turner Aschewei NSW Contact
Bev Quinlan GREYGHOST QLD Contact
Scott Thomas Weimar Grau SA Contact
Scott Thomas Weimar Grau SA Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

  • Australian Capital Territory:
    Dogs ACT
    (ACT Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 815
    Dickson, ACT 2602
    Tel: 02 6241 4404
    Fax: 02 6241 1129
    Website: www.dogsact.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • New South Wales:
    Dogs NSW
    (Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
    PO Box 632
    St Marys, NSW 1790
    Tel: 02 9834 3022
    Fax: 02 9834 3872
    Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
    (Details current as of 10/10/2013)
  • Northern Terrority:
    Dogs NT
    (North Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 37521
    Winnellie, NT 0821
    Tel: 08 8984 3570
    Fax: 08 8984 3409
    Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Queensland:
    Dogs Queensland
    (Canine Control Council (Queensland))
    PO Box 495
    Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
    Tel: 07 3252 2661
    Fax: 07 3252 3864
    Website: www.cccq.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • South Australia:
    Dogs SA
    (South Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 844
    Prospect East, SA 5082
    Tel: 08 8349 4797
    Fax: 08 8262 5751
    Website: www.dogssa.com.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Tasmania:
    Dogs Tasmania
    (Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
    The Rothman Building
    PO Box 116
    Glenorchy, Tas 7010
    Tel: 03 6272 9443
    Fax: 03 6273 0844
    Website: www.tasdogs.com/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Victoria:
    Dogs Victoria
    (Victorian Canine Association)
    Locked Bag K9
    Cranbourne, Vic 3977
    Tel: 03 9788 2500
    Fax: 03 9788 2599
    Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Western Australia:
    Dogs West
    (Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
    Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
    Southern River, WA, 6110
    Tel: 08 9455 1188
    Fax: 08 9455 1190
    Website: www.dogswest.com
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)