Thinking about purchasing an Weimaraner? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Weimaraner breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Weimaraner owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Weimaraner and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Weimaraner Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Weimaraner and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
The Weimaraner or "Silver Ghost" is a picture of grace, speed, stamina, alertness and balance. One-family dogs that are reserved with strangers, they will make good watchdogs as well as good guard dogs. They require owners with a firm, no-nonsense approach who will take time to train and socialize them. Boundlessness of energy, tirelessness, self-driven and a remarkable sense of smell make Weimaraners great hunting dogs. Weimaraners have been known to hunt for as long as six hours at a stretch. When well trained, the Weimaraner is a confident and assertive dog who makes a wonderful companion. One thing most owners do not realize is that there are two varieties of Weimaraner coat, shorthaired and wirehaired. The wirehaired has fur 1 - 2 inches long and it is fringed like a setter's hair. The wirehair's tail is usually not docked, unlike the shorthaired. This larger breed is lean and muscular and fit for the hunt. They have long, wide, drop ears and a long broad head.
Other Names: Weimaraner Vorstehhund, Weim, Silver Ghost, Grey Ghost
Type: Gun Dog
Height: Females: 22 - 25;
Males: 24 - 28 inches.
Colors: Preferably silver
gray; shades of mouse or roe gray. There may be small white markings on the
are responsive, alert, and strong-willed. They make excellent hunting
dogs and companions. They are intelligent, energetic and love to have fun. They
get along well with children if they are socialized, and get along with other
pets as well. They are hard workers but need training, and they will constantly
try to get their own way. They are a resilient breed, good natured and agile
in movement. Reserved with strangers, the Weimaraner makes an excellent watch
dog and guard. They have a lot of energy.
Watch-dog: Very High. They
are very alert.
Care and Training: Brush or dry shampoo
the Weimaraner coat as necessary. A rub over with a chamois will make their
coat gleam. Prone to sunburn on their nose in the summer. Weimaraners need plenty
of opportunity to run free and a lot of regular exercise. The Weimaraner requires
obedience training which should begin at 5 - 8 months of age.
Activity: Very High.
Weimaraner Health Issues: Hip dysplasia, dermoid cysts, dwarfism, eye problems, von Willebrand's disease, cancer, bleeding disorders and gastric torsion, also known as bloat. Bloat is a health concern to most dogs and it is likely fatal. It is caused by the dog eating too fast and should be avoided.
Life Span: 10 - 12 years.
Country of Origin: Germany
First Registered by the AKC:
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