Everything you need to know about Weimaraners

Life Expectancytypically 10+ years
SheddingShort length with heavy shedding

Weimaraners are typically energetic dogs, known for their stamina. They are large with long legs and short, sleek fur. Weimaraners are usually blue-grey or silver-grey with light eyes. Because of this, they have been nicknamed ‘grey ghosts’. There’s lots of doggy behaviour that comes naturally to all breeds of dog, including Weimaraners, from digging and chasing to searching and retrieving. 

Thinking about giving a Weimaraner a forever home? Here are some Weimaraner facts that might help you decide.  

Caring for Weimaraners 

Every dog is different with their own personality and needs. Here are some areas to think about when taking care of a Weimaraner. 

How much exercise does a Weimaraner need? 

Weimaraners are typically high-energy dogs who need lots of exercise to keep them physically and mentally healthy.  They'll need daily walks, plus plenty of time and opportunity to explore, burn energy, and play....

How much food does a Weimaraner need? 

The amount of food a Weimaraner needs depends on their:  

  • age  
  • size  
  • activity levels  
  • fitness  
  • weight.   

You can use the inform...

An infographic showing the key indicators of healthy body condition for a dog

How much grooming does a Weimaraner need? 

Weimaraners have short fur that generally only needs a weekly brush.  

To help your dog feel comfortable with handling and grooming, introduce it in a positive way, one step at a time. Teaching your do...

What size crate do you need for a Weimaraner?

When inside their crate, your dog should have plenty of space to: 

  • sit and stand up at their full height 
  • turn around without touching the sides 
  • lie down fully stretched out&...

Health issues 

Before you give any dog a home, it’s important to know about possible health issues. Not every dog will suffer them but it’s good to be prepared.   

To find out more about potential health issues for Weimar...

Weimaraner behaviour and training  

Even if you think you know about Weimaraners, it’s important to remember that every dog has their own personality.  

Are Weimaraners easy to train? 

You can teach any breed of dog new tricks! It’s all about positive learning. Find out what your dog loves so you can use this to reward them after a success. Whether it’s small food treats, toys or lots of praise, tra...

What’s the temperament of a Weimaraner? 

Just like you, every dog is an individual with their own unique personality and prior experiences. So, every Weimaraner temperament is different.  As dogs grow from puppies, they learn all about the world. They develo...

Are Weimaraners good with children? 

Every dog has their own unique personality that has been shaped by their own experiences of the world. They’ll have their own likes and dislikes and will respond to situations in different ways. However, there are som...

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