Even with this, you may find your Weimaraner prefers not to approach other dogs out and about and would rather stay with you and do their own thing. Weimaraners were originally bred as gun dogs and are well known for their skills hunting. They have a very strong prey drive and are likely to chase anything that moves! Your vet will be able to tell you how much your Weimaraner should be eating.
As a larger dog, you may find the food bill higher than if you had a smaller breed! You should feed them a good quality, commercially available, complete dog food. We usually recommend splitting their daily allowance into two meals. If you give your dog the occasional treat or use treats for training, remember to take this into account and reduce their daily allowance.
Try to feed your dog at similar times every day as they like routine. Remember to leave a gap between eating and exercising as this is thought to reduce the risk of GDV. Beware unusually cheap puppies as they could come from a puppy farm. These breeders must do extra health tests and meet higher standards.
If you are having difficulty with veterinary costs, you can check if you are eligible for treatment at PDSA here. Do plenty of research before getting a Weimaraner. There are plenty of rescue centres across the country where you may find a Weimaraner. Breed-specific rescues that specialise in Weimaraners are also out there. Good rescue centres should let you know of any health and behaviour problems.
If you buy from a breeder, make sure your puppy will be well socialised and have all necessary screening tests, health checks and vaccinations. We recommend looking for a Kennel Club Assured breeder as they meet higher standards. Donate Menu. Get help. Find us. Weimaraner breed information. Before you go! Key facts and characteristics. Energy levels. Easy to train. Exercise needed. Weimaraners are known for their beautifully striking looks and loyalty to their owners.
A large garden is an absolute must with Weimaraners! Common health problems in Weimaraners In the right hands, Weimaraners make wonderful family pets and can be very good natured dogs. Certain cancers. Distichiasis — a condition in which small eyelashes grow on the inner surface or the very edge of the eye, which can then rub on the surface of the eye, causing irritation.
Caring for your Weimaraner Weimaraners are known to be loving and loyal dogs who thrive in active families. Grooming Weimaraners are very low maintenance on the grooming front thanks to their short coats. Weimaraners and other pets Weimaraners tend to be a little cautious of unfamiliar dogs, so socialisation from a young age is really important.
The cost of owning a Weimaraner. Set-up costs Puppy vaccines — if you rescue a dog, reputable centres will often vaccinate them for you. Remember that ongoing booster vaccinations will be needed to continue their immunity. Neutering — you should usually arrange for your dog to be neutered at around months old, although Weimaraners are known to mature quite slowly so your vet will be able to advise you exactly when is best.
Check prices at your local practice as these will depend on your vet and where you live. Some rescue centres will neuter any dogs they rehome, saving you this cost. Equipment — including a collar and tags, lead, harness, dog beds, dog bowls, pet-safe toothpaste and toothbrushes, grooming brushes and toys. Keep in mind that all these will need to be replaced with wear or damage or if your dog outgrows or damages them! If you simply want a pet for your family, and don't have the time or inclination to take your dog running or hiking or biking or swimming, or to get involved in hunting, or agility obstacle course classes, or advanced obedience, I do not recommend this breed unless you adopt an older adult with a mellow temperament.
You must teach your Weimaraner to respect you. A dog who respects you will do what you say and will stop what he's doing when you tell him "No. An expert researcher and author of 15 books about dogs, she loves helping people choose, train, and care for their dogs. Dog training videos. Sometimes it's easier to train your puppy or adult dog when you can see the correct training techniques in action.
The problem is that most dog training videos on the internet are worthless, because they use the wrong training method. I recommend these dog training videos that are based on respect and leadership. All rights reserved. No part of this website may be copied, displayed on another website, or distributed in any way without permission from the author.
Weimaraners: What's Good About 'Em, What's Bad About 'Em Weimaraner temperament, personality, training, behavior, pros and cons, advice, and information, by Michele Welton , Dog Trainer, Behavioral Consultant, Author of 15 Dog Books The high-energy Weimaraner, bred to hunt all day, needs an athletic owner who can meet his demanding exercise needs: running, biking, hiking, jogging, field work.
A novice with little time and space will find him a rambunctious bully, difficult to control. If you want a dog who If you don't want to deal with Vigorous exercise requirements Rowdiness and exuberant jumping, especially when young or not exercised enough Massive destructiveness and barking when left alone too much or bored Suspiciousness or skittishness toward strangers when not socialized enough Potential aggression toward other animals A strong-willed mind of his own, requiring a confident owner who can take charge A Weimaraner may not be right for you.
Respect Training For Puppies: 30 seconds to a calm, polite, well-behaved puppy.
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Weimaraners are known for their beautifully striking looks and loyalty to their owners. They're active and very intelligent dogs so can be easy to train. Weimaraners aren't the breed for everyone, however. First-time dog owners need not apply. These dogs have a great deal of energy and stamina and need a lot. A Weimaraner may not be right for you. Keep in mind that the inheritance of temperament is less predictable than the inheritance of physical traits such as size.