Misty 20x20in oil
Portraits and paintings
of Weimaraner by
are a fascinating subject for dog portraits, the subtle coat the distinct
shape and unusual coloured eyes make the weim a real challenge. The breed
is famously depicted by the photographer William Wegman.
oil on canvas
10 x10in SOLD
the weimaraner 9x12
in oil on canvas
a beautiful puppy weimaraner from California, USA.
The painting shows off his stunning blue eyes
and the awkward stance reflects his puppyness!
on commissioning a portrait of your Weimaraner please contact
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notes on the weimaraner
The Weimaraner is a sleek, moderately large, athletic dog with beautiful
lines and a short, fine, smooth gray coat. All shades of gray are accepted.
The head and ears of the weinmaraner are a bit lighter in color than
the rest of the body. The head is long and aristocratic and the muzzle
is strong. The eyes are amber, blue-gray or gray - with an intelligent
expression, and the nose is gray. The ears are moderately long and pendant.
The topline slopes gently downward from the withers. The forelegs should
be straight with dewclaws removed. The tail is docked to 1½ inches (4cm)
when the dog is two days old. The limbs are long and muscular. The Weimaraner
has webbed feet for swimming.
Happy, loving cheerful, affectionate and very rambunctious. Intelligent,
but the weimaraner can be highly opinionated and willful, therefore
this breed should have firm, experienced training from the start. Quick
to learn, but resistant to repetitive training. Reserved with strangers
and sometimes combative with other dogs. Socialize them well at an early
age. Protective on his own territory. The weimaraner is ery brave and
loyal, it has a strong prey instinct. Do not trust with small non-canine
animals. This is definitely not a herding or farm dog. The Weimaraner
needs to live indoors as a member of the family. He needs attention
and companionship. If relegated to a kennel life or if left alone too
much, he can become very destructive and restless. He is a natural protector.
Weimeraner breed is several centuries old. A Weimaraner appeared in
a Van Dyck painting of the early 1600's. There are various theories
as to its origin. Some feel it is the result of albinism that overtook
some ancient German pointing dogs. Others feel it is descended from
the German hound, the Braken. And still others feel it is the fruit
of crossings overseen by Grand Duke Karl August of Weimar between a
regular pointer and a certain yellow pointer. The Weimaraner is a pointer
and an all-around personal hunting dog. He was originally used to hunt,
track and bring down big game. As big game became scarce, he was adapted
to smaller game and upland birds. He also has a reputation as a fine
water retriever, though he may need to be taught to swim. Weimaraners
have been used as rescue dogs, service dogs for the disabled, and as
police dogs in England and Germany.
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