About Weimaraner Puppies

Weimaraner puppies are very adorable with many distinguished and good looking features. They have a long head that is equipped with a muzzle and skull that is of equal length. The muzzle has a moderate stop, and the Weimaraner has a gray nose and a perfect scissor bite. The Weimaraner has a very handsome silhouette.

The ears of Weimaraner puppies are long and floppy. However, even though he has long ears, they do not obstruct his hearing, which is by far one of the breed’s better developed senses. This is what makes him such an alert watchdog.

The eyes of Weimaraner puppies are their most distinctive feature. Their eyes are very intense and come in shades of light gray, blue-gray and light amber. Their eyes convey an alert and bold expression. You will find that when they become excited their eyes will dilate and appear almost entirely black.

The body of the Weimaraner is strong. The body is of a moderate length and is very straight. They have a well developed and deep chest. Their ribs are long and well sprung. The body extends into the tail which should be docked when the Weimaraner puppies are the right age. When the Weimaraner matures, his docked tail should measure to 6 inches. This breed carries his tail with confidence and pride.

As you observe the body of the puppy, turn you gaze towards their four legs. The front legs should appear strong and straight. The back legs are muscular and have stifles that are well angulated and hocks that are straight. The feet of the Weimaraner are their other main distinctive feature because the feet are webbed. Their toes are well arched and are equipped with thick pads. The feet of the Weimaraner are what make them powerful swimmers.

Weimaraner puppies are available in both long haired and short haired varieties. However, the short haired Weimaraner is the more popular and common of the two. That being the case, the Weimaraner has a short, smooth and fine coat. The color of the coat is gray. The breed can come in different shades of gray that range from mousey gray to silver. The body of the dog is one color except for the head and the ears which is a slightly lighter shade of gray.

All of these characteristics, also known as the breed standard, provide Weimaraner puppies with their intriguing and unique appearance. Should you have any concerns about a puppy’s appearance, you should ask the breeder to see the dam and sire of the liter to compare them to the breed standard.

Weimaraner Breeders & BARF

There are many different types of Weimaraner breeders you can choose from depending on where you live, and what you are looking for in a breeder. That being said, did you know that there are breeders who support the BARF diet, and will raise their liters on such a food regimen?

Not familiar with the term BARF diet? Don’t let the name fool you. While your first impression may be regurgitated food, wipe that impression from your mind. In actuality, BARF is the acronym for Biologically Appropriate Raw Food – or the more common – Bones And Raw Food. The BARF diet is designed for house pets and wild animals.

Some Weimaraner breeders believe that the BARF diet is the better choice for dogs, and will choose to raise their dogs on this diet. Why? The reason is because these breeders believe that the diet of a dog is closely connected with their health, natural instincts, and temperament.

 In other words, the principle behind the BARF diet is that the way a puppy is fed can lead to health disorders and behavioral problems. While it is true that your dog’s temperament is a result of how well he is socialized, trained, and the amount of love and attention he receives, natural nutrition plays a key role in his development.

BARF Weimaraner breeders believe that it is vital to match the requirements a puppy’s body needs to his natural food heritage, as well as to the necessary exercise his ancestors would have received. The understanding is that the more humans divorce a dog from his biological heritage, the more he is at risk of not functioning as nature intended.

A reputable BARF breeder will help new owners, and experienced dog owners new to the BARF diet, understand the importance of feeding their puppy biologically appropriate raw food. They will teach you the best foods and portions to feed your dog so he can live a healthy and content life. After all, a BARF diet doesn’t mean you feed your dog just any regular “human” food. Thus, it is imperative you know what you are doing before jumping head first into this form of feeding.

Remember, as with all weimaraner breeders, you must make sure that the BARF breeder you find is legitimate. This means that their puppies are registered, well socialized, have received vet checkups and all the other standard policies that are required of reputable dog breeders.

Finally, keep in mind that it is a good idea to research the BARF diet before you begin looking for Weimaraner breeders. That way you know what you are committing yourself to without any surprises.

Weimaraner Rescue Discount Offers

A Weimaraner rescue, like most dog rescues, is likely owned and operated by a non-profit group of people who volunteer their time to give their support and care to abandoned dogs in need. Therefore, a dog rescue is essentially a charity. Thus, they need all and any help they can get from the public and those directly related to their cause, such as veterinarians.

All dogs that are brought into a Weimaraner rescue usually require a medical checkup and health care provided by a Vet. The vast majority of these dogs will need vaccinations, heart worm pills, and other care to diagnose and remedy illnesses. To give you an idea of what type of Vet care many rescues will provide dogs, the following is a list of possible procedures a rescue dog may need:

  • Spaying or neutering
  • Test for heartworm
  • Fecal examination
  • Teeth cleaning and possible extractions
  • Removal of tumors and pathology testing if required
  • If a dog has been used for breeding prior to being rescued, they are usually sent for Brucellosis testing.
  • Etc.

If you own a dog and regularly take him to the Vet, you have a good idea of how expensive just a standard Vet bill can be when your dog is healthy. Just imagine how much it costs when the dog requires serious medical care.

Because of the high cost, it is not uncommon for a Weimaraner rescue to use a Vet or Vets, who provide them with a discount price.

What you can do?
You can offer your support to the Weimaraner rescue by asking your Vet, or the Veterinarians in your area, if they are willing to provide the rescue with a discount for their dogs. If a Vet is willing, offer your support to the Vet by making donations. After all, medical care may be provided for free out of the goodness of ones heart, but medications and medical equipment doesn’t come cheap for anyone.

Moreover, don’t forget to offer your support to the rescue by:

  • Making donations
  • Sponsoring a dog
  • Adopting a dog
  • Volunteering to drive dogs to the Vet

There are many ways you can help. Funds can do plenty for a Weimaraner rescue, but love and care is also a requirement that money can not replace.

Weimaraner Care Info: Cars

Weimaraner care has many aspects you need to consider. Caring for your dog and making sure he is safe and happy is something that you need to do regardless if your dog is indoors or outdoors. For instance, one of the most dangerous places for your dog is the car.

Your dog likely enjoys car rides, but did you know that not properly securing him in the car could lead to potential disastrous situations? Did you know that when your dog is not properly strapped in he could be flung from the car in the case of an accident and killed? To prevent this unfortunate situation from ever occurring, you need to put weimaraner care into action and get your dog a seat belt.

A doggie seat belt, also known as a car control strap, is designed like a leash. It is a short adjustable handle-like leash that attaches easily to your dog’s harness and keeps your dog secure while you drive. You will find that the seat belt comes in many different colors for you to choose from.

If you have never heard of weimaraner care in regards to a seat belt, you may have a few questions. Therefore, the following are a few common questions and answers that may help educate you on this matter:

Can your dog move around when wearing a seat belt?
Yes. Your dog will be able to freely sit, stand or lie down. Essentially your Weimaraner can do anything he would normal do on a seat without falling or becoming projectile.

Does one size fit all dogs?
No. Your dog will need to be sized for the right seat belt to ensure both his comfort and safety. Therefore, you will need to size your puppy, and then resize him again when he becomes an adult.

Can I put my dog in the front seat?
This is not recommended. If you believe in Weimaraner care, you should never take the risk of strapping your dog in the front seat, as an air bag can be lethal to your dog. Stick him in the back seat, where it is safer for him.

How does the seat belt attach to the car?
Different seat belts may have their own instructions. Therefore, follow them carefully. However, what you will likely discover is that there is more than one clip on the seat belt harness that allows you to attach the seat belt to give your dog different mobility. For instance, if you attach the hook on the belt that is closest to the harness, you are only allowing your dog the option to lie down.

Where can I find a seat belt for my dog?
You can either speak to your Vet to receive a good recommendation, or you can visit your local pet store that deals in weimaraner care. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, and don’t forget to measure your dog.

More On Weimaraner Dogs

If you enjoy camping, don’t forget to take your Weimaraner dogs along for the fun! However, there are many things you need to consider before you take your dog with you out into the wild.

For starters, if you have a city dog and this will be the first time your dog will be introduced to nature, you need to warm him up to the adventure before you bring him into the woods. How can you warm your dog up to the idea of camping? Simple – take him to country parks where he will learn to familiarize himself with nature and adjust to the new smells and sights. Another good idea is to take him on a hike or nature trail. Essentially, the point to these country excursions is so you don’t overwhelm your Weimaraner dogs when you take him camping for the fist time.

Secondly, you’ll need to warm your dog up to the idea of sleeping in a tent. If your dog has never seen or been inside a tent before, he’s not going to be wild about it when the time comes to use it. Therefore, set up the tent prior to camping in your backyard. Introduce your Weimaraner dogs to the tent. Go inside and invite him in. The more your dog becomes familiar with the tent, the less likely he will develop a fear of enclosed spaces.

Thirdly, make sure your Weimaraner dogs are healthy, and all of his information is up-to-date. This includes making sure he has all of his shots and his tags are current. Furthermore, you should ensure that you bring a dog first aid kit with you on your trip.

Other equipment that you should bring for your dog on a camping trip includes:

  • Travel bag – a place where you can store all of your Weimaraner dogs supplies such as food, water dish, ball, toy, etc. Note: bring your own water supply. Don’t give your dog water from rivers or streams. This could make him sick.

  • Leash – It’s always wise to keep your dog on a leash, particularly if this will be his first camping trip.
  • Waste bags – Bring plenty of extra bags so you can clean up after your dog when he eliminates.
  • Flea collar – this will lower the number of fleas that will be attracted to your dog.

Finally, make sure you find out before you go camping if the site where you will be staying is dog friendly. Always read all regulations that apply to campgrounds.

When you plan it right, you and your Weimaraner dogs can have an excellent time camping together.

About Weimaraners

Weimaraners (pronounced VI-Mer-Ron-Er) are a happy, affectionate and a high energy breed. They are highly intelligent, and if give the chance, are not afraid to use their intelligence for their own devices. For this reason, the Weimaraner needs firm dominance training to develop into a well loved member of the family and community.

The Weimaraner makes a wonderful guard dog, and can be quite protective of his territory. He has an excellent sense of smell, loves the outdoors and is by nature a hard worker. Weimaraners make ideal pets for the active individual or family.

History of Weimaraners

 Weimaraners have been around since the 17 th century. Their breed was developed in Germany, and wasn’t recognized as an actual standard until the 20 th century.

The first development of the breed was started by the nobility of the grand duchy of Weimar (also where the breed received their name). It is believed that Weimaraners were the result of breeding bloodhounds with a variety of other types of hunting dogs. This is likely why the Weimaraner has such an excellent sense of smell.

When hunting large game was no longer popular in Germany, the Weimaraner was then used as a pointing dog. During this time, the breed also lost its importance among the nobility. Due to its lack of popularity, the breeding of Weimaraners was closely monitored and regulated. The result was that the breed did not surface anywhere outside of Germany until the 1930’s.

Once Weimaraners were introduced in the U.S. and Britain, they were well received and have been used as sporting dogs, and as devoted family pets ever since.

Are You Ready For Weimaraners?

Weimaraners are beautiful dogs that grow to a height of 23 – 27 inches at the shoulders. They weigh anywhere from 70-86 pounds. Their average life span is 10 – 12 years, and overall they are a hearty breed without many hereditary health defects. The only health issues that need to be monitored in this dog are hip dysplasia and bloat.

Being high energy dogs, Weimaraners require plenty of exercise including the freedom to run and daily walks (at least 2 walks per day for a minimum of 15 minutes). These dogs can live in the city, but are not ideal for apartments.

As part of the Sporting and Gundog group, Weimaraners love the outdoors, and like to swim. However, the outdoors doesn’t always agree with them. Because they have a short coat, Weimaraners are extremely sensitive to hot and cold temperatures and shouldn’t be left outdoors in the dead of the summer or winter.

Weimaraners are an extremely intelligent breed but are quite willful and have good memories. Therefore, they must receive proper obedience training and socialization, or they will walk all over their owner, and become overprotective and highly suspicious of strangers.

The Weimaraner is an ideal watchdog and will protect his family. He is pretty good with children, but he is best suited to older and more responsible children. The main reason is due to the dog’s high energy. Small children can easily be knocked down by the dog.

The Weimaraner breed is friendly towards his fellow canines and will tolerate other family pets such as cats if brought up with them. That being said, the Weimaraner should not be trusted around rodents.

This ghost gray dog is easy to care for. All he needs is an occasional dry shampoo and brushing to stay in tip-top shape. His coat does shed.

Without a doubt, the Weimaraner is a wonderful dog that enjoys an active lifestyle and is very devoted to his owners. He loves people, enjoys company, and likes to be included in everything. Therefore, it is vital that if you own a Weimaraner that you make him a huge part of your daily life. If you leave this dog alone too much, he will become quite unhappy and exceptionally destructive.

Weimaraners are not a good choice for first time dog owners, and require the attention and care of someone who has experience and is willing to spend plenty of time training and nurturing the dog.

Stopping Weimaraner Puppy Bad Habits

One of the first things you will discover about your Weimaraner puppy when you bring him home is his love for chewing. Understand, not all chewing is bad and should not be discouraged. This is because your puppy will go through a teething phase, and chewing will help to relieve the discomfort in his mouth. Therefore, your job isn’t to stop him from chewing, but to make sure he has the right objects to chew.

It is imperative that you provide your Weimaraner puppy with the right chew toys and discourage him for chewing other things around your home. You will not only want to do this to save your own personal belongings, but also to protect your puppy from injury, choking or serous health problems.

You may not realize, but there are likely items in your home that are potentially dangerous to your dog. Some items include but are not limited to:

  • House plants (some plants are actually poisonous to dogs)
  • Mouse traps
  • Electrical cords
  • Plastic wrappers
  • Small plastic toys
  • Etc.

 You can keep your Weimaraner puppy safe from these hazards by making sure the plants in your home are not poisonous to dogs. Get rid of mouse traps. Keep wrappers and small toys off the floor and out of your dog’s reach. Keep electrical cords well hidden so they don’t tempt mischievous puppies.

The following are ways you can deter you dog from chewing objects other than his chew toys.

 Confinement – When you will be leaving your Weimaraner puppy home alone, confine him in a safe area where he won’t be able to get into mischief. The best thing to do is to crate train him.

Put a bad taste in his mouth – you will find that pet stores sell products that deter dogs from chewing. The products are usually sprays that you can apply to your shoes, purse, etc. that your dog will find disgusting. When you dog attempts to chew an item, they will only taste a bitterness they won’t like.

Watch him closely – Watch your Weimaraner puppy whenever you can so you can observe his behavior. If you catch him chewing on something you’ve labeled as “off limits”, tell him “No!” in a firm voice and take away the item. Immediately after you discipline him, provide him with his proper chew toy. As soon as he starts to chew his toy, praise him to show him this is acceptable behavior.

Do not scold your dog for chewing up your stuff if you do not catch him in the act. He will not understand why you are mad at him. Don’t forget that dog’s associate your praise or discipline with the last act they have just committed.

 Affection and Attention – Play with your Weimaraner puppy and spend plenty of time with him. Include him in as many of your daily activities as you can, and give him plenty of exercise. Many dogs chew excessively when they are bored or are left to their own devices. A destructive puppy is an unhappy puppy.

Your goal is to keep your Weimaraner puppy safe and happy. The more time you spend with him, the more content he will be, and the more you will be able to control his habits.

Weimaraner Training Tips

Weimaraner training is a must for your dog. This breed is incredibly high strung and intelligent. Without the proper guidance and attention, they can become quite destructive, suspicious and insecure. Hence, proper obedience training is a must for this breed. An experienced trainer can help you gain the control and confidence you need, to give your dog the direction and understanding he requires to develop into a credit to his breed.

Of course, not all Weimaraner training should deal with behavioral commands. Sometimes, the lessons you teach your dog can be for the sake of playing and having a good time. One such technique is teaching your Weimaraner how to play fetch.

The following information will provide you with the steps you need to make Weimaraner training for fetch a successful and enjoyable experience for both you and your dog.

Fetch is one of the easiest lessons you can teach your dog. Why? Because it is in a dog’s nature to carry things in his mouth. Therefore, the best items you can use for Weimaraner training in regards to fetch are his favorite toys. Note: Make sure your Weimaraner first knows the “Sit” and “Stay” commands before teaching him fetch.

 Step 1 – Begin training by having your dog sit. Put his toy three steps away from him so he can clearly see where it is. Tell your dog to find his toy by saying, “Find Toy” or “Find” along with the actual name of the toy. As soon as he goes to the toy praise him immediately. Even if he doesn’t make contact with the toy, praise him for his action and give him a treat.

Continue to repeat this Weimaraner training step until he picks up the toy. Take it slow, give him encouragement and praise him each time he goes to the toy. Once he is successful, take a break. Have a nice play time and relax before going back to the lesson.

Step2 – Once your Weimaraner has managed to retrieve his toy, your next task is to get him to bring it to you. He will likely come towards you with the toy in his mouth upon instinct. If not, call him to you with encouraging words and then praise him as soon as he comes towards you with the toy, and reward him with a treat. Continue to praise him each time he brings you the toy, but do not give him a treat.

Your new goal is to now get him to trade his toy for a treat. Offer your hand for the toy. If he puts the toy in your hand, immediately praise him and give him the treat as a reward. When you have achieved your goal, take a nice long break.

Step 3 – The final step to the fetch Weimaraner training lesson is to have your dog actually find his toy. This means you randomly hide toys or other objects around your home or outside for your dog to find and bring to you. This is a fun game both you and your dog will enjoy once he understands how it works.

To start, only use one toy and show it to your dog, allowing him to sniff it. Then tell your dog to “Stay”, and hide the toy (at first, don’t hide it in a difficult or far away location, simply put it in another room until your dog gets the idea). When you return, give your dog the command to “Find” the toy. When he comes back successful, immediately praise and offer him a reward the first few times so he gets the idea.

Weimaraner training should be fun and enjoyable. When you are consistent and patient with your teaching, you will get results from your dog. Staying focused and positive makes all the difference in the world.