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Weimaraner Puppy & Breed Information
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Originally known as a “Weimer Pointer” from the republic of Weimar, the Weimaraner evolved from selective German breedings. Believed a descendant of the Bloodhound and German Shorthair Pointer, he was originally used to hunt wolves, deer and bear. Today he is primarily a bird dog and personal hunting companion.
Weimaraner Coat, Color, Care: The Weim has a short, sleek, easy-care coat in shades of mouse-gray to silver-gray. A small white marking on the chest is permitted but shouldn’t be on any other part of his body.
Weimaraner Personality: He is friendly, likes children and wants to be close to his family. His fearless, alert attitude makes him a good watchdog. With firm, experienced training and socialization at an early age, his obedient nature, hardy muscular body, good sense of smell, and endless energy makes him ideal for many tasks. He likes to bark so appropriate correction prevents excessive barking.
Exercise Requirements: Weims do O.K. in an apartment but need daily, long walks or jogs in the park. A big fenced yard where he can run freely will burn off his abundant energy. He doesn’t do well in an outdoor kennel setting. Socializing and family activities will help prevent barking and chewing due to boredom.
Health Concerns: Health Concerns: Weimaraners live approx. 10-12 years. They are prone to bloat (gastric torsion), can develop hip dysplasia, hypertropic osteodystrophy (excessive rapid growth), which is common with large, fast growing breeds but can be modified by diet and proper exercise. Weims may experience eye problems, bleeding disorders and cancer. Allergies, itching, or thyroid imbalance is most often the result of environmental factors, including medication side effects. A partially home-cooked diet free of preservatives, dyes, and chemicals, supplemented with vitamins and fish oils may prevent or correct such disorders.
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