An all round sporting dog of German origin, the Weimaraner was selectively bred in the nineteenth century at the court of Weimar for superior hunting and scenting abilities, intelligence, and speed. He has been nicknamed the “gray ghost” because of his unusual gray coloring and light eyes.
Clean limbed and upstanding, he is strongly built, with moderately short back, deep chest, straight forelegs, well angulated stifles, and straight hocks. His head is moderately long and aristocratic, with a long muzzle and clean cut neck. His long and lobular ears fall to the side slightly folded, while his eyes are gray, blue gray, or amber. His tail is docked and his coat is short and sleek.
weight: 55 85 pounds, height: males 25 27 inches; females 23 25 inches, color: shades of mouse to silver gray. group: Sporting.
Weimaraner Cuts, Scratches, and Bites
Superficial cuts and scratches of the type a dog gets from slithering through fences or from thorns in heavy wood cover are sometimes so slight that they need no treatment other than the dog’s own licking. However, all abrasions on any part of the body should be washed thoroughly with antiseptic soap and water to stop infection. Then apply antiseptic and a bandage. If the dog tries to bite off the bandage, put on a protective collar.
Lacerations and wounds on the skin surface usually result in minimal bleeding.
Deep wounds, however, that cause profuse bleeding or hemorrhaging from any part of the body should be considered an emergency. If an artery has been severed, bright red blood will spurt from the wound in time with the heartbeat. Blood escaping from a vein will be much darker in color and ooze. Use a pressure bandage: place a clean cloth or gauze bandage over the wound and apply manual pressure until the bleeding stops, then seek veterinary help immediately. It probably will require stitches.
If your dog is bitten by another dog, clip away the hair around the puncture, then wash the area thoroughly with an tiseptic soap and water. Get the name and address of the at tacking dog’s owner and make sure of that dog’s health. It is always wise to have your veterinarian inspect all animal bites.