When I was growing up my cousins had a very large grey dog named Friend. Friend was a Weimaraner. Friend impressed me for several reasons.
First, he was very handsome and very friendly.
Second, he was incredibly obedient.
She also explained her reasoning for his name, "I thought some people might be intimidated by such a big, grey dog. But it's much harder to be intimidated by a dog named Friend."
I've known other Weims and I've found this to be a very likeable breed. This is a very athletic breed, designed to spend a day in the field hunting anything from boars to birds. Friend's good behavior owed a great deal to extensive training and exercise that my aunt provided.
Weims have a very low rate of hip dysplasia, particularly for a large breed. They also have a high prey drive, as one should expect with a breed that has hunted so many kinds of game for generations. This is a breed that does best with active people who put the time into training.
The pay off is a lovely dog who is devoted to their family, so devoted that they don't do well with too much separation. Sensitive, attractive, athletic -- does this sound like a dog for you? Adoption is an option for this breed; they are to be found in shelters and through breed rescue.
For some really fun and lovely Weim pictures search out the work of William Wegman.