Breed Profile


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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 NameKennelState 
Maureen Wilkinson Stolzjager WA Contact
Jill Mallard Yland NSW Contact
Simon Mills Clayco ACT Contact
James Carrington Somerford NSW Contact
Suzanne Thomson Bromhund VIC Contact
Andrea Maxwell Belbracon WA Contact
David Hall Griseus NSW Contact
Dianne Horner Divani NSW Contact
Renai Stanley Stanley Kennels NSW Contact
Trish Elliott silvex weimaraners NSW Contact
Samantha Lawler Lukedom NSW Contact
Candice pridham Alfirin SA Contact
Trudy Stubbs Ghoststorm Weimaraners NSW Contact
linda butler talfryn NSW Contact
Keith Jefferies Weimurastar SA Contact
Kathleen Rogers Kismaner QLD Contact
Amy Page Weislabs QLD Contact
Samantha King Rhaegal NSW Contact
Sue Shrigley Ghostwind TAS Contact
Tash Turner Aschewei NSW Contact
Bev Quinlan GREYGHOST QLD Contact
Scott Thomas Weimar Grau SA Contact
Stephen Walton Grausturm VIC Contact
Graham Jones Weiswood VIC Contact
Angela and Craig Tulk Weisact NSW Contact
Wendy Laigne-Stuart Syrinx NSW Contact
Greg Russell Ghostwriter QLD Contact
Lois Richter Waldwiese SA Contact
Geoff Mulder Weisagent VIC Contact
Jaime Grech Lukedom NSW Contact
Gregory Jarrett Maranergold NSW Contact
Regina De Silva cruisenif NSW Contact
Leah Krikas Karpathian VIC Contact
claire and Lois Richter waldwiese 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 puppies 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: New South Wales:
Dogs ACT
(ACT Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 815
Dickson, ACT 2602
Tel: 02 6241 4404
Fax: 02 6241 1129
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs NSW
(Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
PO Box 632
St Marys, NSW 1790
Tel: 02 9834 3022
Fax: 02 9834 3872
(Details current as of 10/10/2013)
Northern Terrority : Queensland:
Dogs NT
(North Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 37521
Winnellie, NT 0821
Tel: 08 8984 3570
Fax: 08 8984 3409
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Queensland
(Canine Control Council (Queensland))
PO Box 495
Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Tel: 07 3252 2661
Fax: 07 3252 3864
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
South Australia : Tasmania :
Dogs SA
(South Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 844
Prospect East, SA 5082
Tel: 08 8349 4797
Fax: 08 8262 5751
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Tasmania
(Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
The Rothman Building
PO Box 116
Glenorchy, Tas 7010
Tel: 03 6272 9443
Fax: 03 6273 0844
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Victoria: Western Australia:
Dogs Victoria
(Victorian Canine Association)
Locked Bag K9
Cranbourne, Vic 3977
Tel: 03 9788 2500
Fax: 03 9788 2599
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs West
(Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
Southern River, WA, 6110
Tel: 08 9455 1188
Fax: 08 9455 1190
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)



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