What's In A Name: Weimaraner

This breed has only been in existence since the 19th century, when Grand Duke Karl August of Weimar began selectively breeding hunting dogs for certain traits, including speed, an excellent sense of smell, fearlessness in encounters with large game, and intelligence.

As the story goes, August's breed became popular with his fellow Weimar noblemen, and they also made great bird-hunting dogs.

Source: Dr. Becker


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