Weimaraner by BarbBarcikKeith

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Size:
$12.96

Sizing Information

Small 16.4" x 19.4"
Medium 23.4" x 27.6"
Large 33.2" x 39.2"
Note: Includes a 3/16" white border

Features

  • Printed on 185gsm semi gloss poster paper
  • Custom cut to three maximum sizes – A2, A1 & A0
  • 5mm white border to assist in framing
  • Tack them to your bedroom door, or frame

19×24 colored pencil. Original unavailable.

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The Weimaraner is a silver-grey breed of dog developed originally for hunting. Early Weimaraners were used by royalty for hunting large game, such as boar, bears, and deer. As the popularity of large game hunting began to decline, Weimaraners were used for hunting smaller animals, like fowl, rabbits, and foxes. Rather than having a specific purpose such as pointing or flushing, the Weimaraner is an all purpose gun dog. The Weimaraner is loyal and loving to his family, an incredible hunter, and a fearless guardian of his family and territory. The name comes from the Grand Duke of Weimar, Charles August, whose court enjoyed hunting.
Appearance The Weimaraner is elegant, noble, and athletic in appearance. All parts of the dog should be in balance with each other, creating a form that is pleasing to the eye. It must be capable of working in the field, regardless of whether it is from show stock or hunting stock, and faults that will interfere with working ability are heavily penalized.

The tails, which may be amber or gray, are kept short. In some cases, tails are docked and dewclaws are removed, the tail usually docked at birth to a third of its natural length.
Coat and colour This breed’s short, smooth gray coat and its unusual eyes give it a regal appearance different from any other breed. However, the breed has been deemed very similar to the Vizsla. The eyes may be light amber, gray, or blue-gray. The coat may range from mouse-gray (grayish beige or tan) to silver-gray. Where the fur is thin or non-existent, inside the ears or on the lips, for example, the skin should be a pinkish “flesh” tone rather than white or black.

The silvery-gray colour is rare in dogs and is the result of breeding for a recessive gene. It has also lent the breed the nickname ‘silver ghost’ or ‘gray ghost.’ The coat is extremely low maintenance; it is short, hard, and smooth to the touch.

According to the American Kennel Club (AKC) standard, a distinctly blue or black coat is an automatic disqualification, though a small white marking in the chest area only is permitted. There is a long-haired variety that is recognised by most kennel clubs around the world except in North America. The long haired weimaraner dog has a silky coat, with contrary to the short coated variety an undocked feathered tail. Because the gene is recessive, breeding two long-haired Weimaraners only produces long-haired puppies. Breeding of a long-haired Weimaraner to a short-haired Weimaraner will produce some long-haired puppies only if the short-haired parent carries the recessive longhair gene. Otherwise, the offspring will all be short-haired. (Information from Wikipedia)

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Comments

  • ferndesign
    ferndesignalmost 7 years ago

    wow so well done and such great detail

  • the6tees
    the6teesalmost 7 years ago

    They are so life like, AMAZING!!

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaalmost 7 years ago

    Great work Barb!

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaalmost 7 years ago

    They are such beautiful dogs. Friend of mine had two that I totally fell in love with

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...almost 7 years ago

    One of my all time favorit dogsQ Love their silver coat! And their blue eyes! they are so lovely.

  • Helen  Tyralik
    Helen Tyralikalmost 7 years ago

    absolutely wonderful

  • Brian Towers
    Brian Towersalmost 7 years ago

    Fantastic work – as always!

  • juliex
    juliexalmost 7 years ago

    This is so beautiful you have a talent for capturing animals so well !!!!

  • pat oubridge
    pat oubridgealmost 7 years ago

    These are exquisite Barb… I had a neighbour years back who had three of these, Adam, Troy and Theo. She was a dog trainer and to see them work was wonderful, and they always looked as though they were enjoying it. Beautiful image

  • JLHopgood
    JLHopgoodalmost 7 years ago

    My friends have a weimeraner, he’s absolutely gorgeous. Your drawings are stunning, you have to be one of the best at drawing dogs.


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