Weimaraner

Weimaraner information

The Weimaraner breed takes its name from the Duke of Weimar who was breeding them for hunting purposes. The Weimaraner breed has been listed under the pointer group by the UK Kennel Club. Due to their great hunting abilities, Weimaraners were the favoured companions of German hunters who used them to point, track and retrieve small preys. It is believed that the Weimaraner breed was crossed with other dog breeds over time and this has resulted in a change in the dogs appearance.


Weimaraner characteristics

A Weimaraner measures between 22 to 27 inches and weighs from 32 to 39 kilos. A Weimaraner can have a short-haired or long-haired coat, although the short-haired coat is the most common. The colour of their coat is silver grey.


Weimaraner temperament

The Weimaraner is a good and faithful companion who enjoys the company of his owners. He is very sociable and does not like to be left alone. Being a very active dog, he will need a fair amount of exercise to remain healthy and balanced. Subsequently, he will require long daily walks. When trained properly, Weimaraners do well in agility classes.

Over the years, Weimaraners have retained their strong hunting instincts and are prone to chasing other animals. Therefore, a geweimaraner dogntle and smooth introduction to other animals is highly recommended.


Weimaraner training

By nature stubborn, Weimaraner puppies require a gentle but firm training. Owners who give a consistent training to their dogs are more likely to enjoy a good and lasting relationship with their dogs. To develop into a more balanced dog, the Weimaraner puppy will need to receive an early training. Training sessions are essential to create a bond with dogs and will help reinforce your leaderships as an owner. As most dogs, Weimaraners respond well to positive reinforcement training. For this reason, it is recommended to encourage wanted behaviours by regular rewards.

Due to their origins, Weimaraners are very active dogs who require a fair amount of exercise. Dogs who are not given enough exercise can develop all sorts of behaviour issues such as chewing furniture or aggressiveness. To avoid this from happening, it is recommended to take your dog on long daily walks and go for runs. When challenged enough, Weimaranerers will make wonderful companions.


Weimaraner food habits

Weimaraners will need to be fed with a high quality aliment. It is recommended to feed them twice a day as they can be subject to gastric torsion.


Weimaraner health

The life expectancy of a Weimaraner is about 12 years. There are a few health concerns within the breed such as:


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