Weimaraner

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Breed Group: Sporting
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Overview
The Weimaraner is a centuries old breed from Germany. They are pointers and retrievers that possess many talents. The Weimaraner is utilized in various capacities such as police work, search and rescue, and tracking. This breed is athletic and moderately large.
Character
The Weimaraner is a versatile breed that has both the intellect and energy to accomplish almost anything. They are friendly, alert, and willing to please. The Weimaraner is muscular yet graceful in motion. They are generally gentle and protective companions.
Temperament
The Weimaraner is happy and cheerful, highly intelligent and loving. They can be very willful and opinionated. This breed exhibits a truly unique personality. They are passionate and reliable. The Weimaraner prefers to live inside as a member of the family. They require companionship and attention and do not like to be left alone for long periods of time. This breed gets along well with other dogs but not cats. They are not recommended for very young children or the elderly as they could easily knock them down. The Weimaraner is brave and loyal.
Care
The Weimaraner's smooth, short coat is easy to care for. Brushing should be done with a firm bristle brush. They should only be bathed when absolutely necessary. They do well with occasional dry shampooing. They should have their feet and mouth inspected for damage after exercise or work sessions. The Weimaraner is prone to bloating, so small meals two times a day are best. They may suffer from hip dysplasia but are generally healthy.
Coat
The Weimaraner has a fine, short, sleek gray coat. The color ranges from a mouse gray to a silver gray. The distinctive color led to this breed being nicknamed the Silver Ghost or Gray Ghost. The Weimaraner's coat color is a rarity among dog breeds.
Training
The Weimaraner is full of energy. They are eager to learn and please and are motivated by rewards such as treats or praise. This breed does not respond to harsh discipline and once mistrustful will avoid any and all further attempts of training. The Weimaraner excels at obedience, agility, hunting and showing.
Activity
The Weimaraner requires strenuous exercise and stimulation. They love to play ball, romp, hike, and hunt. They must have room to roam and be given many opportunities to release their energy. Therefore, a large yard is preferred and is best for them. They do not kennel well and are not a breed for owners who lead sedentary lifestyles. The Weimaraner must be given sufficient exercise to prevent them from becoming bored, barking excessively, or being destructive.
Weight
70-85 lbs
Height
Male: 25-27; Female: 23-25 inches
Color(s)
Mouse-gray to silver-gray
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

Learn what to expect when researching the price of Weimaraner puppies.

How much do Weimaraner puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Weimaraner varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Weimaraner puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Weimaraners sold is $750.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Weimaraner with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,400 upwards to $7,800 or even more for a Weimaraner with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Weimaraners sold is $700.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $750.00
Average Price: $700.00
Top Quality: $1,400.00 to $7,800.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 3145 Weimaraner puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Weimaraner puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Weimaraners true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Weimaraner Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 3145 Weimaraner dogs.
  • 1. Cinna
  • 2. Baby Boys
  • 3. Morgan
  • 4. Blue
  • 5. Tanner
  • 6. Reece
  • 7. Bo
  • 8. Prentiss
  • 9. Jareau
  • 10. Annie
  • 11. Hoss
  • 12. Daisy
  • 13. Duke
  • 14. Hotch
  • 15. Katy
  • 16. Molly
  • 17. Silver Boy
  • 18. Spencer
  • 19. Jack
  • 20. Peeta

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Anonymous asked:
How do I stop my 5 month old Weimaraner from attacking (playfully) children?

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The Weimaraner is a very active, energetic, powerful, intelligent hunting dog. Their prey-drive is very high, which is what makes them such an excellent hunting companion. Your puppy is displaying that prey-drive by jumping, nipping and bounding into children. First off, all interactions between any children 14 years and younger should always be supervised. Secondly, at 5 months of age, your puppy can go through basic obedience classes through a positive reinforcement trainer to learn self control and basic commands. These commands you can use to socialize your puppy about the proper way to interact with children.

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Should this dog breed be good living on a farm but still be a house dog?

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The Weimaraner would do really well living in a rural area such as on a farm, but still be allowed to be indoors with the family. However, this breed is a hunting dog and they do follow their noses/ears. So even living on a farm, the dog should have a secured fenced in area to roam/play in. This breed also has a high prey drive, so loose farm stock like chickens, geese, ducks, and even cattle and horses can and will be chased for fun if the dog is not properly exercised/taught to leave the animals alone.

Anonymous

I beg to differ on the relationship with cats. We have Weimaraner's that live indoor with a cat. They live together like there is no difference between them. They just need to be raised with them.

Anonymous

Yes Weim's do well with cats when raised with them. I've had Weims and cats for the last 50yrs and have enjoyed the antic's they get into with each other both inside and outside, a regular comedy routine.

Anonymous

We have weims with cats, horses, ducks and chickens. All loose. Never a problem and our dogs hunt too. They are just trained . I know many many people with weims and cats.

Anonymous asked:
What and how is the best way to housebreak a Weimaraner and how many times a day should they eat?

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Using a positive reinforcement based training method is the fastest and easiest way to house-train your dog. Using the two hour method, meaning when you are at home you have the dog attached to you on a leash and have a timer set to go off every 2 hours. Take your puppy out and when they use the bathroom, praise and give them a treat. If you are out of the house, then crate your puppy so your pup can not have an accident while you are away. The Weimaraner breed should be fed twice a day, once in the morning and once at night.

Anonymous asked:
What is best for my Weimaraner puppy? After much thought and researching my husband and I decided to get a Weimaraner puppy. We worked opposite shifts and so somebody was always home with him and he would get plenty of exercise. A month ago my work eliminated the shift I was working and now my husband and I have the same schedules. Our puppy who is now six months old is in his kennel all day. The reduced activity is definitely showing as he is chewing a lot more and acting out some. He also refuses to go outside to exercise when it is raining. We live in northern WA so it is going to be raining a lot come Fall. We really love him and don't want to rehome him, but we are concerned with our work schedules he isn't going to get enough exercise, especially if he refuses to go outside if it is raining when we get home. Any suggestions? We are desperate for a solution that is best for him. Thank you!

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You don't have to re-home your pup. I would suggest getting in contact with a local dog walker to have him exercised for an hour or two during the day. As well as looking into Doggy Day Cares for your pup to go too a couple times a week. As for his refusal of going out when it rains, contact your local positive reinforcement trainer for behavioral training.

Anonymous asked:
Can you dock the tail of a 10-month-old Weimaraner?

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Anonymous

Absolutely not! Tails can only be docked up through about 72 hours after being born.

Anonymous

Yes you can ! The vet will just amputate it, not big deal one trip to the vet should be $50-$100 depending on the vet.

Anonymous

Our Weim came to us at 11 months old with a tail that had been docked but docked improperly so that the skin showed at the tip end of the tail. Our vet revised it so that it looks perfect now.

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Updated: 12/15/2017