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Written by jemke1 on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 – 3:38 pm -

Refining Weimaraner Natural Hunting Instincts

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Weimaraner Puppies-Lemon Family-How Will You Give Them Up?

Written by jemke1 on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 – 5:02 pm -

Fabulous pups and a reminder of how our Weimaraner pups were so like human babys.  Must be so difficult to part with them. Wonderful photos!!!

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Choosing Your New Weimaraner Puppy

Written by jemke1 on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 – 4:03 pm -

 

The decision to purchase or adopt a Weimaraner puppy is not one to be taken lightly! Weimaraners are notoriously athletic and extremely energetic. They are ideal for people who jog or run regularly, those who have large yards in which to play with and exercise their dogs, or nature-lovers who plan to hike, camp, and explore with their new pet. Weimaraners can keep up with their humans even if they have the most active lifestyle imaginable, but can become very bored and depressed if not properly exercised. Boredom and depression in dogs can lead to many behavioral issues, including aggression and other destructive behaviors. If you do not lead an active lifestyle or do not have plenty of time to devote to a new household companion, the Weimaraner breed is not for you.

The first step in adopting any puppy or dog, Weimaraner or otherwise, is to research the kennel or breeder from which you are going to acquire your new pet. It is a good rule of thumb to avoid pet stores in general, as many pet stores sell dogs that are improperly bred or inbred, and this can result in severe health and temperament problems. If you choose to adopt your Weimaraner from a kennel or shelter, make sure that you are able to handle an adult dog and deal with any behavioral issues that may have developed in previous ownership. Many shelter dogs have been improperly trained, neglected, or even abused, and you will need to do some extra training work with your new friend to efficiently correct these behaviors. If you choose to purchase your new Weimaraner puppy from a breeder, you should do your research exactly as you would in any other large investment. Ask to speak to owners of pups sired by a potential breeder, verify bloodlines to ensure that there has been no inbreeding, and ask for AKC registration. All responsible and reputable breeders will be willing and happy to hand over this information. After all, it is there job to assure that your new pet will be a happy and health addition to your home!

If you are dead-set on having a pet Weimaraner, you should research the breed as much as possible prior to purchasing or adopting your new companion. Weimaraners, as such energetic and intelligent animals, need constant stimulation and lots of physical activity. Fortunately, this makes them ideal for various competitions. From being shown in the ring to taking part in agility, hunting, and obedience trials, Weimaraners excel at competition. The training process for these types of competitions not only provides you with a fantastic boding experience for you and your dog, but it will provide much of the necessary exercise and mental stimulation that Weimaraners so desperately need.

Basic temperament testing when going to look at litter of puppies is always a good idea, as well. Checking for responsiveness, attentiveness, and energy levels is a good indication of the trainability of your future pup. If one puppy repeatedly ignores you while another wants to jump in your lap and play, it will tell you a lot about what kind of dog your new friend will become when he or she grows up! Pay close attention and do extensive research before acquiring any new puppy to ensure that you will have a happy, healthy pet that suits your lifestyle.

This article was written by John Jackson and has been contributed by http://www.greatdogsite.com. For more information on the Weimaraner, please visit our page http://www.greatdogsite.com/breeds/details/Weimaraner/.

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Weimaraner Puppy And Dog Information

Written by jemke1 on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 – 4:28 pm -

 

The Weimaraner is a dog that needs plenty of exercise and a place to run. Try to avoid running them after a meal as they may develop a life threatening bloat. This breed of dog will do better with three smaller meals a day rather then two or even one large meal. This is a very protective dog and can be a one person or one family dog. They may not be trusted with other pets due to their strong prey instinct. They may fight other canines. They need to be socialized with children and very young children are in danger of being knocked over but this athletic, highly active dog. They have a coat that is very pleasing to the touch. As a reminder, never leave a child unsupervised with a puppy or dog.
*Approximate Adult Size. The approximate adult size (two years old or older) of the male Weimaraner is 24 to 27 inches to the withers (highest point of the shoulder) and 55 to 70 pounds. The female ranges from 22 to 25 inches to the withers and 50 to 65 pounds.
*Special Health Considerations. Most dog breeds have certain inherited health problems associated with that specific breed and the Weimaraner is no exception. Be on the look out for bleeding disorders, gastric tension and Canine Hip Dysplasia (genetic based looseness in the hip joint that can lead to arthritis pain and lameness). This disease list is an informative guideline only. Other diseases may also be significant threats, please contact your veterinarian for a complete list.
She should visit the veterinarian several times in the first year for shots, boosters and check up. Then, as an adult, she should visit the veterinarian yearly for shots and check up. As she gets older, six years and on, she should visit the veterinarian twice a year for check ups and shots. Remember; avoid feeding your dog sweets.
*Grooming. The Weimaraner has an easy care sleek, short and smooth coat that feels like heaven to the touch. She should be brushed regularly and rubbed down with a chamois to make her coat shine. Brushing will help her maintain a clean and healthy coat, help you keep a closer eye on her health and strengthen your emotional bond with her.
Her teeth should be brushed at least twice a week with toothpaste and toothbrush designed for dogs. Brushing removes the accumulation of plaque and tartar which can cause cavities (rarely) and periodontal disease. Dog periodontal disease can lead to pain, loss of teeth, bad breath and other serious disease.
Her toenails may need to be examined for growth and clipped regularly. The toenails of the rear feet grow slower than the toenails of the front feet.
*Life Span. The Weimaraner can live between 10 and 12 years with proper nutrition, medical care and excellent living conditions.
*History. The Weimaraner comes from Germany where they were used to hunt big game. They were first registered by the American Kennel Association in 1943.
Some Registries:

* Weimaraner Club of America

*UKC United Kennel Club

*NKC National Kennel Club

*CKC Continental Kennel Club

*APRI Americas Pet Registry Inc.

*AKC American Kennel Club

*FCI Federation Cynologique Internationale

*NZKC New Zealand Kennel Club

*KCGB = Kennel Club of Great Britain

*ANKC = Australian National Kennel Club

*ACR = American Canine Registry
Litter Size: 5 to 7 Weimaraner puppies
Category: Sporting, Gundog
Terms To Describe: Aristocrat, speed, grace, balance, alert, friendly, affectionate, obedient, alert, fearless
*SPECIAL GOOD POINTS

Very good watch dog.

Very good guard dog.
*SPECIAL BAD POINTS

May be a bit headstrong.

Must be kept exercised.
*Other Names Known By: Weimar Pointer, Gray Ghost
*Every dog is an individual so not everything in this information may be correct for your dog. This information is meant as a good faith guideline only.

Mitch Endick is a short article writer, editor and website developer for the popular pet site petpages.com.
www.petpages.com is a pet information site with free pet ads, dog classifieds, and puppy for sale info Petpages.com also offers information on cats, fish, reptiles, birds, ferrets, rabbits, mice and even pet bugs.

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Britfeld Weimaraners ~ A Gang After Photo Shoot 26th Oct ’08

Written by on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 – 6:38 pm -

Today was a very exhausting day for the A Gang. It was photo time but in show poses. So it really was a battle of the wills; me determined they would stay in a ‘pose’ be it for a split second and they determined not to make that happen. The whole process exhausted them and me. They took a nap under the plum tree and I took a nap on the couch.

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