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The Weimaraner is known for being a loving breed that forms strong bonds with its family members. This breed, often called the “Gray Ghost,” requires a lot of vigorous exercise and mental stimulation due to its energy levels.

 

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The Weimaraner is known for being a loving breed that forms strong bonds with its family members. This breed, often called the “Gray Ghost,” requires a lot of vigorous exercise and mental stimulation due to its energy levels.

 

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Hi All We are a loving family of 6 from Box Hill Sydney who are interested in adding a Weimaraner pup to our family. We have a fully fenced 6ft yard and have a dog park close by. She would sleep inside and be fed whatever you recommend such as raw meat, bones etc We are also interested in puppy training school Could you please advise when your next litter will be and also how much please Kind regards Matt

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The Ultimate Weimaraner Guide

About Weimaraner

Originally bred in Germany for hunting game like boar, bear and deer, the Weimaraner is recognized for its appearance, agility and intelligence. Today they have become family pets valued for their loyalty, vitality and sharp instincts.

Lifespan

Lifespan

10 to 13 years

Weight

Weight

25 to 32 kg

Height

Height

57 to 70 cm

Grooming

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While the grooming needs of the Weimaraner are light, it’s a good idea to practise with your puppy at a young age so they get used to sitting still during grooming sessions.

Origins

The history of the Weimaraner dates back to early 19th century Germany when it was developed in the Grand Duchy of Weimar. While there is some uncertainty about their lineage it is believed that they have Bloodhound ancestry along with influences from German and French hunting dogs.

The nobility in Weimar had an interest in creating a hunting companion capable of handling challenging game such as boar, bear and deer. The Weimaraner then emerged, known for its sense of smell, speed and bravery, and demonstrated itself as a superb hunting partner proficient, in tracking, pointing and fetching.

Key Characteristics Of Weimaraners

Are Weimaraners Family-Friendly?

Certainly! A Weimaraner can make a fine addition to a family that’s able to fulfil their needs for exercise, companionship and training. They are most compatible with families who can offer the care, room and physical activity they need.

Common Health Issues & Considerations

Weimaraners may suffer from:

Autoimmune reactions to certain vaccination protocols

When the immune system mistakenly targets the body’s cells or tissues it could be due to a reaction triggered by a vaccine.

Bloat

Nature / Temperament

Athletic, Outgoing, Friendly, Brave, Intelligent

Suitable Environment

The Weimaraner breed thrives in settings with plenty of room and chances for exercise due to its energy levels and size. A spacious enclosed yard is an ideal living environment for them to roam and enjoy playtime freely.

Other Considerations

  • Weimaraners shed minimally but are not hypoallergenic. Their year round shedding and moderate dander production may trigger reactions in some people. 

 

  • Nooking is a trait unique to Weimaraners. This is when the dog will gently suck on a toy or blanket to soothe themselves. There is little harm in letting them do this, and many Weimaraners will display this behaviour all throughout their life.

 

  • Weimaraners from breeders who focus on working dogs will possess instincts that will make them prone to exploring other animals. They might exhibit a pointing behaviour towards waterfowl like ducks and geese in normal day to day situations.

How can I take good care of my Weimaraner?

Nutrition

Ensuring that your Weimaraner stays happy involves providing them with the right nutrition. These lively companions thrive on a rounded diet packed with quality proteins to maintain their strength and vitality.

It’s crucial to select dog food tailored to your Weimaraners age, size and activity level whether it’s store bought or homemade.

Remember, puppies, adult dogs and seniors each have different nutritional requirements. Avoid overfeeding as it can lead to weight issues in these dogs, which are prone to obesity. Be mindful of portion sizes. Monitor their weight regularly.

Always make sure there is water for your furry friend.

Grooming

Taking care of Weimaraners is a bit easier due to their short and sleek coat. Regular brushing with a stiff bristle brush is usually all that’s needed to reduce shedding.

Exercise

Ideally, Weimaraners should receive at least an hour of physical activity each day, such as running and playing fetch. They are also very active indoors, so make sure to give them plenty of mental stimulation throughout the day with interactive toys or activities.

This breed excels at outdoor activities such as hunting, trail running and swimming. They may run off if they spot a prey animal, so keeping them on-leash is essential to keeping them safe.

Training

Training plays a key role in shaping a behaved Weimaraner due to its high intelligence and strong willed nature. Early training focused on commands such as sit, stay, come and heel is key.

Using positive reinforcement methods like treats and praise works effectively with this breed since they respond positively to rewards and encouragement.

Consistency and patience are vital when training Weimaraners because they can be quite stubborn. Socialisation from an early age is also important to ensure they are comfortable around people, animals and environments.

Given their intelligence levels, engaging them in activities like agility training, dog sports or obedience competitions can provide them with the mental stimulation they require.

This serves as general information and should not be considered as a basis for making decisions on adoption or buying a dog.

Most Asked Weimaraner Questions

No, Weimaraners are not well-suited to living outdoors. They are highly active and need a lot of companionship and interaction with people.

They do best when they live indoors with their family and can be given plenty of exercise and attention.

Housetraining Weimaraner puppies can be tricky, but it is possible with consistent effort and patience. It will take time to teach your puppy where they should go to the bathroom, and they may have some accidents along the way.

Starting earlier is generally better, and they can begin housetraining as soon as they are brought home from the Weimaraner breeder.

When looking for a Weimaraner dog for sale, it’s better to rely only on ethical, responsible breeders. Weimaraner puppies from good breeders will have a better chance of turning out to be happy, healthy adults.

The average cost of Weimaraners is typically between AUD $2000 and $4000. Some Weimaraner puppies from champion lines may cost even more.

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