Weimaraner Breed Profile



Personality

Among the endearing traits of the Weimaraner is that they are happy, loving, intelligent, cheerful, afectionate, rambunctious, opinionated, willful, protective, brave and loyal.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is better suited for older children, not because they would be aggressive, but because with their energy level and their size, they may knock a young child down.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 10 to 12 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 50 to 70 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with Weimaraners include but are not limited to bloat, hip dysplasia, hypertropic osteodystrophy, and tumors.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with patience on part of the owner. The owner needs to have a pack leader personality or this breed of dog will walk all over you! Shedding is average brush every other day to maintain and keep the nails trimmed.

Best Owner Compatibility

Can be suited for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in during the day and lots of love and attention to give. They like to romp and play outdoors during the day but they prefer to sleep inside with the family at night.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

You can expect to pay upwards of around $700 or more for this breed. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

This breed of dog is wary of strangers. Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected. They may be extremely willful though if they had a weak owner.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes for a great guard dog.

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