A dog of a thin-coated, typically grey breed of pointer used as a gun dog.
- The Weimaraner is an excellent gun dog, which originally hunted big game.
- Examples are Basset Hounds, Greyhounds, Beagles, Dachshunds, Afghans and the Weimaraner.
- The early German shepherd dog, Great Dane, schnauzer and Weimaraner are also mentioned as influences.
1940s: from German, from Weimar in Germany, where the breed was developed.
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