Weimaraner: reviews. “The main plus and minus of the Weimaraner is immense devotion”
The main plus and at the same time minus the Weimar gundog, or Weimaraner - immense devotion to the owner. They are very dependent on the person.
In the photo: weimaraner
Ideally, if the Weimaraner lives with someone, for example, with a second dog. Alone, they are madly bored, this is a tail dog. Where the owner - there they are. If you go to the kitchen, the weimaraner goes to the kitchen, go to the yard - the dog also needs to go there, get ready for work - the dog is going with you. And this is a big problem, as some owners cannot leave the Weimaraners alone at home.
Huge works should teach the Weimar Pointing Dog to remain alone, and at the same time do not howl, whine, or die from boredom.
But at the same time, the Weimaraner adapts very easily to new conditions, including the change of owner. If in the new house he is no worse than in the old, he will quickly feel his own. Of course, if the new family lives worse, the dog will be bored. But if you pay attention to the pet, everything will be fine. A male from America recently came to us - he adapted in 12 hours. Running, playing and completely happy.
Breeder's recommendation: Minimum walks for a Weimar gundog are 1 - 1.5 hours in the morning and the same in the evening, plus a walk in the afternoon. And you will have to not just stand still, but walk, run, ride a bicycle - in general, you will not be bored. Only in this case there is a chance that the dog will not smash the house. Because if the Weimaraner is bored or not walking, the dog will find something to entertain itself with. Weimaraners know how to do it perfectly: to gnaw, break something, knock out a window and get out the window - it's easy!
In the photo: Weimaraner puppy
Weimaraner and children
Weimaraners are very fond of children and get along well with them. Of course, all dogs have different characters, but by nature the Weimar Pointing Dogs are very kind to all members of their family.
However, you need to understand: if you got a dog and allowed to do at home whatever your heart desires, it can become jealous and selfish. And if then the child appears or guests come with the children, and the children begin to torment the dog, drag it by the ears or tail, the dog will respond. This is not a breed that will throw itself, but the Weimaraner will not give itself an insult.
Breeder's Observations: I have a bitch who does not like children under 8 years old. She doesn’t bite them, but she can hit her nose, and then run away, lie down and pretend that she did not.
In the photo: weimaraner
Weimaraner and other pets
If the Weimaraner lives in a pack (several dogs in the family), then he will only accept his dogs. On a walk they get along well with other dogs, if you introduce them first. But if it is just some kind of running dog, they will chase her away - precisely from their pack. And here the excitement turns on: one ran, a strange dog took to flight - then all the others rushed after.
If the Weimaraner lives alone, he is more loyal to all animals. Weimar cops like to play, rage, and they are ready to accept even a cat into the company.
Breeder's Observations: A cat lives with us, and all dogs treat her very well. But again there are nuances: some sleep with the cat, and someone likes to drive the cat around the house, although it does not bite. But in general, weimaraners get along well with all animals, even birds, ferrets, etc. They have no desire to strangle and kill everyone. These are kind, adequate dogs..
In the photo: weimaraner puppies and a kitten
Weimaraner education and training
Weimaraners are trained very easily. They can put 10 points out of 10.
Weimaraners are very smart dogs, they love training and command execution. After a 3-week training course, a 6-month-old puppy remembers what he has learned for life. 3 weeks is enough to teach the dog everything.
Breeder's observations: If we compare weimaraners and labradors who also live in our kennel, then weimaraners are more obedient dogs.
Weimaraners are born hunters. They belong to FCI group 7 (Continental Pointing Dogs), but weimaraners differ from other Pointing Dogs in that they work both before and after a shot, in the field, in the forest and in the water. That is, they are universal hunting dogs.
Weimaraners can be great athletes. One of our dogs went to play sports in Chelyabinsk, his son is professionally involved in sports in Moscow and is preparing for the World Cup. But this is a separate breeding line, they are taller than standard weimaraners. The standard of the Weimar gundog is very blurry, the difference in the minimum and maximum height at the withers is 12 cm. And for sports, the maximum height and a little more are chosen. These dogs are brought out for running (cani-cross, cycling, etc.) These dogs can develop tremendous speed.
In the photo: weimaraner
Weimaraner Care and Maintenance
Weimaraner requires minimal care.
Like all dogs, Weimar cops molt. Only a Mexican hairless dog does not shed. But they molt very short hair, so it is not as noticeable as the coat of most other dogs. Weimaraners molt once a year.
Weimaraner wool is odorless, and this is a big plus when keeping the house.
We wash our weimaraners 2 times a year, as well as if necessary. For example, if somewhere they got very dirty or went through the meadows and found a tasty treat in which they were lying. Sometimes we go to a village near Vitebsk, and our neighbors have a horse there - and every trip to the village ends with a wash.
I prefer to feed my dogs with dry food. In a good, balanced feed premium or super premium class contains all the necessary elements, vitamins and minerals. Additionally, we give carrots, cottage cheese, meat, but this is more treats and treats than the main type of feeding. Dogs feel great, the stomach works, no allergies. The main thing is to choose food depending on age and individual preferences.
Breeder's Observations: Walking should be 3-time. They cannot endure from morning to evening, they are not designed for a 2-time walk. The puddles in the house can be up to 1 year, but then they begin to ask very persistently if they want to go outside.
Weimaraners are a fairly healthy breed. They have very few genetic diseases. For example, dysplasia is extremely rare, in isolated cases.
One of the diseases to which they are exposed is bursitis. A lot of skins, large lymphatic flows, and when they bite each other in the game, lymph can leak under the skin. But it is rather an injury.
Which host does the Weimaraner need?
This must be a very active person who understands that he is dealing with a hunter. Weimaraner needs to devote a lot of time and load not only physically, but also mentally.
In the photo: Weimaraner at the exhibition
Photo Weimaraner from the personal archive of Oksana Leonova