Located in Hemlock MI, Wood Tick Weims LLC is a small working kennel. We have a passion for hunting, tracking, and all things Weims.
Learn More about the Weims
The Weimaraner is a large dog that was originally bred for hunting in the early 19th century. Early Weimaraners were used by royalty for hunting large game such as boar, bear and deer. As the popularity of large game hunting began to decline, Weimaraners were used for hunting smaller animals like fowl, rabbits and foxes.
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.
The Weimaraner is an energetic hunting dog, prized for its physical endurance and stamina, with a strong, instinctive prey-drive. It may tolerate cats but usually does not, tending to follow the urge to hunt—no matter how long it has known a particular cat—and likely to chase and kill any small animal that enters the garden. A Weimaraner requires frequent exercise and will appreciate games and play. An active owner is more likely to provide the vigorous exercise and games required. A Weimaraner requires appropriate training to learn how to be calm and control its behavior.
COLOR & COAT
This breed's short coat and unusual eyes give it a distinctive regal appearance. The coat is extremely low-maintenance, short, hard, and smooth to the touch, and may range from charcoal-blue to mouse-grey to silver-grey or even blue-grey. Where the fur is thin or non-existent, inside the ears or on the lips for example, the skin should be pinkish rather than white or black. This breed does not have an undercoat, so extreme cold should be avoided. While their coat is short, this breed does shed. The Weimaraner's coat color led to its nickname of "the Grey Ghost".
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. Dogs with blue coats are disqualified from conformation/show competition, but are recognized as purebred Weimaraners by the AKC. There is another incidental variety, described as having the "mark of the hound", where the dog is the usual grey colour but with faint tan markings.
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.
RIGHT FOR YOU
Weimaraners require obedience training. Without it, they will take over your household. They are usually easy to train but can be difficult to handle and stubborn.
Weims have a strong prey drive and will chase anything that moves.
Weims are not protection dogs but are territorial. They are enthusiastic barkers when strangers come near.
Weims need to be socialized while still pups or Intelligence can be a Weim’s biggest problem.
They can be destructive when bored and smart dogs get bored easily.
Weims are affectionate, loving and loyal companions. They are dogs for people who want a close relationship with their dog instead of a dog to look pretty lying around.They cannot be ignored.
Weims can be real chowhounds. When standing still, you should see the outline of the last three ribs, but no more than that. Being overweight can promote spinal problems in old age.
Weims require, above all else, to be with their humans. They are intelligent, lively, affectionate, loyal and stubborn – a picture of grace, speed, stamina and balance. Capable of working a long day in the field, they are also happy taking a nap in your lap. They have a strong need to please and need exercise every day.
The Weim is not a breed for everybody. They are a very intelligent and demanding dogs. They will not be ignored and are not suitable for people who don’t have the time and energy to devote to their needs.
Weims are good with children and can usually be trained (if started young) to get along with cats.
Weims are people-oriented dogs. Their most notable trait is their need to be with their humans all the time. They will do anything you ask. About the only thing you can’t do with this breed is “nothing”.