The Weimaraner

Do judge this book by the cover…
…but please don’t stop there!

The Weimaraner — a breed developed to fulfill all needs of the German hunter — is best known for its versatility. Centuries of selective breeding have cultivated aptitudes for pointing, retrieving, and tracking of both feathered and furred game. Known as the “Forester’s Dog,” the Weimaraner is the constant companion of the professional German forester who must control predatory animals, bring poachers to justice, track wounded game, and regulate all aspects of game management. After sharing these tasks all day, the forester’s dog joins home and hearth all evening. Because of the centuries of close bonding, the Weimaraner has become dependent on human companionship. This is a breed that thrives best as a household companion, sharing all family activities; this is not a breed to leave in a kennel until time to go hunting. The Weimaraner’s captivating personality, long life, and intense devotion to humans are the source of its special appeal as a companion for owners with no interest in hunting. For hunters, the hours of shared anticipation are as important as the activities afield.

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  • 915 + pages, with 36 updated chapters, 32 now in color.
    Including agility and NAVHDA
  • More than 1500 images, most in color.
    Many never before published
  • With fresh works by William Wegman, Gene LaFollette, and Harry Giglio


  • Newest tips and serial photos for breeding and whelping success
  • A complete list of Dual Champions and just who their parents are
  • Detailed instructions, with diagrams, on proper tail docking
  • Photos and biographies of all 80 Best-in-Show winners as well as all 160 top bench – and field producing Weimaraners
  • Appendices with dates and breeding of all national winners of annual show and field events

Table of Contents

Getting Acquainted With

In the Beginning

America’s Wonder Dog

The Weimaraner Club of America

The Weimaraner Standard

Color, Markings, and Coat

Movement and Structure

The Family Companion and Its Care

Getting Off to the Right Start

Weimaraner Kindergarten

Life with Weimaraners

Best of Health

Old as Well as Gray

A Most Versatile Breed

Starting the Gun Dog

Weimaraners Afield

Weimaraners and The North American

Versatile Hunting Dog Association

Showing the Weimaraner

The Obedient Weimaraner

The Dance of Dog Agility

Hot on the Track

Weimaraners Doing Their Thing

Breeding Weimaraners

Breeding Basics

Mating Games

Prenatal Care



Raising the Litter

Ages and Stages

Testing Natural Aptitude

Puppy Health Assessment

Picking the Perfect Puppy

The Great Ones

Best in Show

Best in Field

The Best of the Best:

The Triple and Dual Champions

A Blueprint of Quality: The Dams

A Blueprint of Quality: The Sires

Beyond These Borders

The GermanWeimaraner Today

Weimaraners Around theWorld

Appendix A: Standards

Appendix B: WCA Ratings

Appendix C: Bench Events

Appendix D: Field Events

Appendix E: The Champions Are…

Appendix F: Articles of Interest