The Weimaraner is a comparatively new breed, dating back to 19th century. The breed is derived from the German hunting breeds and is known to be a descendant of the Bloodhound. This is a muscular dog with a distinct color. They are either short-haired or long-haired. It works well in field trials with grace, speed, stamina, and endurance. Weimaraners are quite devoted to their family. But they does not have predictable habits and cannot follow rote commands. Weimaraner can be selective about when and how they use their intelligence and follow rules. Weimaraners have the tendency to overpower if they are not trained properly, this may also lead to destructive behavior or restless barking. Weimaraners are adept at jumping fences and unlatching gates, hence can escape easily. They are very fond of digging. Leaving Weimaraners without supervision can be dangerous. They live on an average of 12 to 14 years. Common health problems include hypertropic osteodystrophy (excessive rapid growth), hip dysplasia, bloating, immune system disorders and tumors. The Weimaraner proves to be a good hunting dog. They were originally used for hunting deer, bear, and wolves etc., but are used today as a bird dog or a water retriever.