Pros & Cons of the Weimaraner Breed

Learn the pros and cons of owning a Weimaraner from dog expert Julia Szabo in this Howcast video.

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I'm Julia Szabo, also known as a Pet Reporter, and I am the ""Living with Dogs"" columnist for dogster.com. I've actually written 6 books and I'm hard at work on my next one. It will be about about dogs -- that's as much as I can say right now. I love dogs and I think nobody's life is complete without one. So I'm here to tell you about a variety of different dogs breeds that might suit your lifestyle. I hope you'll adopt one soon.
The Weimaraner, or if we're speaking German the ""Veimaraner"", is a German breed who was bred or created to accompany aristocrats on the hunt for large game. He's a nobleman's dog, and he kind of knows it. He carries himself with great poise and dignity and he really looks like a prince among dogs.

This dog recently has gotten a lot of publicity, thanks to the American artist William Wegman. He's a dog artist, as most people know, and his passion is photographing his own Weimaraners in various poses, kind of anthropomorphizing them and making them look really human. They're just cute pictures. Weimaraners, despite their very dignified appearance, have a streak of clown in them. They love to play, they love to be hammy. This is something that Mr. Wegman really makes use of in his work. I've seen him with his dogs and I've seen him train the camera on his dogs. They just love to perform. I've never seen anything like it.

Almost like poodles in the circus, they love to please their owner. The Weimaraner, if you ask me, has the potential to be the next Snoopy, to be this kind of dog that appears on your kids' bed sheets, your pillows and your home décor. It's a very cheerful image, a very noble looking dog, yet also a very floppy, cute pout?

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