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Weimaraner Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Weimaraner so you can get to know the breed more.

OriginGermany
Group Gun Dog
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Other Names
What other names does the Weimaraner have? The dog breed also known as...
Weimaraner Vorstehhund, Weim, Grey Ghost
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Weimaraner recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1943 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group
Is Weimaraner recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Weimaraner breed?
American Canine RegistryAmerican Kennel ClubAmerica's Pet RegistryCanadian Kennel ClubDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleKennel Club of Great BritainNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.American Canine Association, Inc.Australian National Kennel CouncilContinental Kennel ClubNational Kennel ClubNew Zealand Kennel Club
Price
How much does the Weimaraner puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Weimaraner price:
$1500-$2000
If you choose to purchase the Weimaraner, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Weimaraner for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Weimaraner gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Weimaraner size:
Large
Weight
How much does the Weimaraner weigh? Weimaraner weight:
Male: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg), Female: 50-65 pounds (23-29 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Weimaraner? Weimaraner average weight:
Male: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg)
Height
How tall is the Weimaraner? Weimaraner height:
Male: 24-24 inches (61-69 cm), Female: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Weimaraner average height:
Male: 24 inches (65 cm), Female: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Weimaraner have? What does this canine coat look like?
Fine
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Weimaraner's coat?
Blue SilverGray
Grooming
How to groom the Weimaraner and how often?
Effortless: The Weimaraner requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Weimaraner is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Weimaraner dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Weimaraner Vorstehhund? Weimaraner shedding level:
Weimaraners shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Weimaraner have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AlertEnergeticIntelligentSteadySocialAloofFastPowerfulStubborn
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Weimaraner? Are they intelligent?
Very smart: Weimaraner is an excellent dog breed. You can teach them many tricks and commands. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in 5-15 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 85% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Weimaraner dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Weimaraners are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Weimaraner is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Weimaraner sensitivity:
Weimaraners don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits. This breed emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Weimaraners are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Weimaraner Vorstehhund need? Weimaraner social needs:
Weimaraners need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Weimaraner dogs bark a lot? Why does my Weim bark?
Average to high: The Weimaraner is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Weimaraner good as a watchdog?
Weimaraners are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Do Weimaraner dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Weimaraners are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Weimaraner bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Weimaraner Vorstehhund? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Weimaraner? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Weimaraner has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Weimaraner do?
Weimaraners have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Weimaraners need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Weimaraner to run away? Does this breed wander a lot? Does Weimaraner roam?
Weimaraners have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Weimaraner have high prey drive?
Weimaraners have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Weimaraner dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Weimaraner good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Weimaraners are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Weimaraners adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Weimaraners tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog
Where Weimaraner dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Weimaraners are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Weimaraner dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Weimaraner and children:
Weimaraners are not the most kid-friendly dogs. If you have children, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Cat Friendly
How well do Weimaraner dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Weimaraners are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Weimaraner good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Weimaraner dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Weimaraners are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Weimaraner can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Weimaraners good office dogs? Do Weimaraners make good office friendly dogs? Can Weimaraners be ofiice dogs?
No
Weimaraner is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Weimaraner dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Weimaraner Vorstehhund temperament with senior people? Are Weimaraner dogs good for elderly owners?
Weimaraners are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Weimaraner dogs get along with other pets? Are Weimaraner dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Weimaraners are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Weimaraner breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Weimaraners are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Weimaraner be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Weimaraner is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Weimaraner be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Weimaraner is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Weimaraner be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Weimaraner is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Weimaraner be a search and rescue dog?
Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Weimaraner breed is a good choice for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Weimaraner be a boat dog?
Not really
Weimaraner breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Weimaraner be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Weimaraner is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Weimaraner dogs have health problems?
Weimaraners tend to have a lot and frequent health issues. Regular vet check-ups are essential with this breed.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Weimaraner breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Weimaraner breed? Health risks of Weimaraner:
BloatDistichiasisDrug SensitivityEctropionEntropionHip DysplasiaHypothyroidismProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy
How long do Weimaraner dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Weimaraner be?
10-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Weimaraner breed hypoallergenic?
No
Weimaraners don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Weimaraner have?
Weimaraners are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Weimaraner dogs require per day?
Weimaraners need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Weimaraners don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Weimaraner need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Weimaraner risk for obesity:
Low to Average. The Weimaraner has a low to the average risk for obesity. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the Weimaraner's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Weimaraner has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Weimaraner drool?
The Weimaraner drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool more than others, just like the Weimaraner. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does it take to have Weimaraner puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Weimaraner: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Weimaraner have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Weimaraner have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
6-8 puppies

Pros & Cons of Weimaraner

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Very smart: Weimaraner is an excellent dog breed.
  • Trainability: Weimaraners are easy to train.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Weimaraner requires minimal grooming.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Low to Average.
  • Adaptability: Weimaraners adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Cat Friendly: Weimaraners are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Weimaraners are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Search and Rescue Dog (SAR): The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Cons
  • Health Issues: Weimaraners tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
  • Hypoallergenic: Weimaraners don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Weimaraners are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Drooling tendency: The Weimaraner drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
  • Mouthiness: Weimaraners have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Weimaraners have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Weimaraners tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Child Friendly: Weimaraners are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Weimaraner is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Weimaraners are not the best breed for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Weimaraners are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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