2006 was the Chinese Year of the Dog, but we never highlighted all of the sporting breeds that we enjoy, so we will sporadically continue our Dog of the Week feature until we have done so.
Weimaraners are among the most attractive of all dog breeds, with their grey ghostly appearance. Bred mainly as pointers by Weimar aristocrats who were very protective of the bloodlines, they also make good retrievers but are not really ideal family dogs because of their energy level and "assertiveness". They are loaded with muscle and need lots of exercise. A daily walk is not sufficient.
Eisenhower was fond of Weimaraners. So is artist William Wegman.
I have not hunted with one for years, but I'd be happy to, anytime.
You can read more about Weimaraners here.
Lower image: a Wegman Weimaraner