Weimaraner breed information

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The Weimaraner is a thin looking dog with long ears, which are set high on the skull, light amber-gray, or blue-gray eyes, a gray nose and strong defined jaw. Their back is straight and muscular as is their chest, which is somewhat broad. Their legs are slim and strong as they sit atop tiny compact feet. Their tail should be docked at a young age. The Weimaraner is also named as "Silver Ghost", is a picture of grace, stamina, speed, alertness and balance. They are one-family dogs that are reserved with strangers. These dogs make good watchdogs. They require owners who have firm, no-nonsense approaches who will take time to train and socialize them.The Weimaraner are boundless energy, tireless, driven and a remarkable sense of smell make them great hunting dogs. Weimaraners have been known to hunt for as long as six hours at a time. When well trained the Weimaraner is a confident and assertive dog who makes a wonderful companion. The Weimaraner has webbed feet for swimming.

Weimaraner

Weimaraner

Temperament:
The Weimaraner is a breed that will normally exhibit alertness and friendliness, combined with energy and intelligence. Known to be bold and excessively rambunctious, this breed loves to hunt and run. If not allowed to do what their heart truly desires and is pent up, they will develop a destructive manner with sheer frustration. With a tendency to be headstrong and stubborn, lack of exercise or running will force these traits into a negative and unhappy dog. They need a yard that is large enough to run and explore in, and a home that allows them to sleep indoors on cool and cold nights, due to their very short hair. A special type of breed, the Weimaraner will be happiest when it is allowed to live a life both indoors and outdoors.

The best owner for a Weimaraner hunting dog is one who enjoys the outdoors and lots of exercise, and seriously wants a four-legged companion instead of a penned-up dog let out only on the week-ends. Daily high strenuous exercise is mandatory for the Weimaraner, so the city life is not for this breed unless it has that certain tye of owner. The Weimaraner needs to have an owner who has the strength and confidence to train, exercise, socialize, and love this dog. Timid with people and other pets, it makes an excellent watchdog. A thinking dog, this hunting dog is not only very proud but can be quite dominant, quickly discovering in his trainer or family member who is most like its personality. Intolerant of weakness, the Weimaraner treats such people with contempt and ignorance, preferring to shower the attention to those more deserving.

Coat:
The coat of the Weimaraner is short and smooth, requiring very little care other than weekly brushing and bathing every two weeks to a month, depending on the activity and lifestyle of the dog. High quality feed and good care will make the grayish coast shine, along with wiping the coat down when bathing is done. Routine worming and vet checks are mandatory as the dog is out in the field and on the ground.

Serious disqualifications for the aristocratic Weimaraner is a distinctly long coat, especially one that is blue or black. Serious faults are considered to be the color white over the entire body other than a spot on the chest, eyes are other than gray, blue-gray or light amber, black mottled mouth, non-docked tail.

Health
As they are prone to bloat, it is better to feed them two or three small meals a day rather than one large meal. They may also suffer from hip dysplasia, but are in general a hardy breed of dog. Hip dysplasia has been reduced to only 8% through conscientious breeding. Prone to hypertropic osteodystrophy (too rapid growth) and tumors.

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