Originating from Germany, Weimaraners were historically bred as hunting dogs for deer, bears, and boars. They are known as an energetic breed perfect for hunting, tracking, pointing and retrieving. Their slender body, shiny grey coat, and light blue eyes gives them a unique regal appearance. Weimaraners will traditionally be found with docked tails, although many countries have banned the practice of docking in recent years due to its inhumane practice. The average Wimaraner will weigh roughly 75 pounds (35 kg) and live between 11 and 14 years.