I am Weimaraner, aka Silver Ghost, originally bred as a gundog to hunt animals like deer and bear. I can still be found on the hunting grounds at the same time I make up a fine family companion, provided I am getting enough exercise.
Overall, I make up an excellent companion, but being a hunter, I have a lot of energy and pay drive, so you have to be ready to be involved in a lot of tiring activities. In other words, if you are prepared to fulfill my needs, you will get a loving member of your family.
Weimaraner, as history suggests, is a perfect dog breed in every sense if appropriately trained, and many people still hold this belief. However, it should be kept in mind that no matter how adaptable this dog breed is but it doesn’t come programmed with good manners.
Typically, Weimaraner is a friendly, fearless, alert, and obedient dog breed, which makes it perfect as a perfect watchdog and companion. At the same time, this dog breed is assertive, intelligent, willful, and restless.
The thing to keep in mind with Weimaraner is it tends to bark, chase, chew if you don’t give him enough socialization and training.
Weimaraner is not suitable for apartment living, so this is not a dog breed for apartment dwellers. Likewise, managing this dog breed can be difficult for novice owners too. Plus, it cannot be left alone.
Moreover, Weimaraner is an affectionate dog breed that loves his family as well children. However, the same is not valid for other dog breeds as well as strangers. Additionally, this breed has a strong prey drive and wanderlust potential.
In terms of sizes, male Weimaraners can go as high as 25 to 27 inches at the shoulder. Whereas the females can stand 23 to 25 inches. As for weight, the males can weigh between 70-85 pounds, whereas the females can weigh in between 55 to 70 pounds.
It is difficult to find dog breeds that are as energetic as Weimaraner. As a result, this breed requires plenty of physical activities and mental stimulation regularly to be happy. As previously discussed, if this breed doesn’t get enough exercise, it can turn destructive and miserable.
Usually, a daily walk for 45-60 minutes is necessary to tire out a Weimaraner. On the other hand, strenuous exercises like running off leash for 15 minutes are enough. Besides that, mental training, including obedience, tricks, puzzle toys for 15 minutes, is sufficient.