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.

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.