A Dog’s Best Friend – Lucas & Langley the Wiemaraner
I grew up in the mountains of western Colorado with all kinds of dogs. We always had dogs of all shapes and sizes around. My first puppy was a Brittany Spaniel named Lady (from the Disney movie: Lady and the Tramp). She had a beautiful orange and white coat. She was my first love. From a young age I wanted to be a photographer and was inspired by the beautiful and whimsical images William Wegman took of his Weimaraners.
So, I guess in a nutshell that’s why we have Langley our wonderful, albeit goofy, Wiemaraner. Every month I’m going to bring a new story to light about an interesting dog and their owner. For our Everything Pets idea list on Amazon click HERE
NAME: Langley (AKA: PoochaLoocha or Langers) AGE: 7 LIKES: breakfast in bed, long walks on the beach & camping in Big Sur, California DISLIKES: sleeping on her own bed, early mornings and ticks WEAKNESS: will do anything for a piece of cheese (including posing in ridiculous outfits)
ABOUT THE BREED: The Weimaraner (/ˈvaɪmərɑːnər/ VY-mə-rah-nər) Is a large dog that was originally bred for hunting in the early 19th century. Early Weimaraners were used by royalty for hunting large game such as boar, bear and deer. As the popularity of large game hunting began to decline, Weimaraners were used for hunting smaller animals like fowl, rabbits and foxes.
The Weimaraner is an all-purpose gun dog. The name comes from the Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Karl August, whose court, based in the city of Weimar (now in the state of Thuringia in modern-day Germany. -Weimaraner – Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiemaraner
The Weimaraner is a graceful dog with hanging ears, blue, gray, or amber eyes, and a distinctive short, sleek, mouse-gray or silver-gray coat. It stands 23 to 27 inches (58 to 68.5 cm) and weighs 70 to 85 pounds (32 to 39 kg). It is characterized by an alert, well-balanced stance and is valued as an aggressive hunter, good companion, and watchdog. The breed became well known beginning in the 1970s through the whimsical photographs and videos of William Wegman. -Weimaraner | breed of dog | Britannica.com. https://www.britannica.com/animal/Weimaraner