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General Appearance
A medium-sized gray dog, with fine aristocratic features. He should present a picture of grace, speed, stamina, alertness and balance. Above all, the dog's conformation must indicate the ability to work with great speed and endurance in the field.

Temperment & Personality
Weimaraners are a wonderful breed. They are great hunting companions. As a pet, they are intelligent dogs and learn quickly, but can be very willful. A Weim will oftentimes dominate an unsuspecting owner, so professional training is a good idea. They are very people-oriented; Weims were bred to be with their masters. If left in a kennel or bored for long periods of time, they can become unhappy and destructive. Weims can be very loving and affectionate, and are bold, loyal dogs. While normally serious-minded, they can act clownish at times and often make us laugh.

Weims were bred to spend long hours in the field. They need plenty of exercise daily; places where they can run free will help maintain a Weim owner's sanity. Ours will develop cabin-fever if cooped up for too long in the house. A good playtime session outside that involves lots of running keeps everyone happy. Because of their rambunctious nature, Weims should be watched around small children; if in a playful state, an energetic Weim might unintentionally knock them down. They also have strong prey drives, so some Weims are not good around cats or other small animals.

In the right home, a Weimaraner will become a beloved member of the family. In the wrong home, a Weim can become a dog owner's worst nightmare. Owners who do not take the time to do some initial breed research or are not fully committed will find this out soon enough. It is why many Weims are surrendered to shelters and rescues.