Originally from Germany, the Weimaraner has been a popular gun dog with European royalty. A bit of a clinging vine, once a Weimaraner trusts you it won’t leave your side. Untrained, it will be destructive and will eat anything in reach. Weimaraners have been muses and companions for all kinds of artists: William Wegman photographed his much-loved dog, Man Ray, and his many offspring posing in unlikely situations and even more unlikely clothes. The cover of Kate Bush’s album Hounds of Love features Kate cuddled up with two Weimaraners. Surprising owners have included Brad Pitt and Atatürk.