The Weimaraner is a standing bird dog best suited for hunters.
The German breed, the Weimaraner's, original purpose was to hunt large game such as deer and bears. Although they do not hunt bears today, they are still skilled hunters.
Be aware that the Weimaraner can be a demanding breed.
Tough, brave, versatile, social, active, and stable are all words that describe them.
As long as they get to use their strengths, they are great family dogs. A Weimaraner should be both friendly and social (they do not like to be alone).
If not used for hunting, you should activate them in other ways, such as tracking or retrieval work.
Not for the inexperienced owner
The Weimaraner is a large and excellent hunting dog. They also often have the role as police dogs and rescue dogs. Thanks to their size and strength, they are also skilled draft dogs.
Use the Weimaraners for something. If not, they can be challenging to have in the house. If you do not have enough time to activate them, you should consider another breed.
Weimaraners come in two varieties: short-haired and long-haired.
Short-haired Weimaraners are easy to care for, thanks to the smooth layer of hair.
Long-haired Weimaraners naturally require a little more maintenance, but still, quite a modest amount compared to many other breeds.
What do we know about the Weimaraner's health?
Weimaraners are generally healthy dogs, but cases of hip dysplasia and entropion occur. The latter is a condition in which the eyelid turns inwards towards the eyeball, which creates irritation and discomfort. In addition, they are prone to ear infections, so it is essential to clean their ears regularly.
Healthy individuals have a life expectancy of 10-13 years.