The Weimaraner, also known as the Weimaraner Vorstehund originated in Germany during the early 1800s. This breed was bred by German aristocrats and was used for hunting large game. It was later used to hunt birds. The Weimaraner was bred to be the perfect gundog that was sponsored by the Court of Weimar and was initially named the Weimer Pointer. This dog breed is part of the Gundog, Pointer, Versatile Hunting dog family.