Breed At A Glance: Weimaraner - Wagr Petcare

    Breed At A Glance: Weimaraner


    Weimaraner Breed Overview

    • Lifespan: 10-13 years
    • Size: Large
    • Maintenance Level: Medium
    • Shed Level: Moderate
    • Temperament: Friendly, Fearless, Obedient
    • Friendliness: High
    • Coat Colours: Blue-grey, Silver-grey

    Best For:

    • Active families
    • Experienced dog owners


    • Males: 25-27 inches tall, 30-40 kilograms
    • Females: 23-25 inches tall, 25-35 kilograms
    • Short, sleek coat; long legs and snout


    • Energetic and requires a lot of physical activity
    • Highly trainable and good with children
    • May not get along with smaller pets

    Care Guide:

    • Grooming: Minimal; regular brushing to manage shedding
    • Training: Highly intelligent, responds well to consistent training
    • Diet & Nutrition: High-quality diet suitable for large breeds
    • Exercise: High energy, requires significant daily exercise
    • Ideal Environment: Best in a home with a yard, not suitable for apartment living


    • Prone to entropion, hip dysplasia, bloat (GDV), and hypothyroidism

    Nutritional Considerations:

    • May benefit from joint supplements
    • Should avoid high-fat foods to prevent pancreatitis

    Behaviour & Training Tips:

    • Affectionate and loyal, great with family members
    • Can be prone to separation anxiety and destructive behaviours if left alone
    • Needs clear leadership and structure

    Fun Activities:

    • Agility training
    • Hunting and tracking
    • Long walks or hikes

    Grooming Guide:

    • Skin Care: Bathing once a month with a mild shampoo
    • Coat Care: Weekly brushing with a rubber curry comb
    • Eye Care: Regular cleaning, especially for dogs with entropion
    • Ear Care: Monthly cleaning with a vet-approved ear cleanser

    Considerations for Pet Parents:

    • Ideal for owners who can provide plenty of physical and mental activities
    • May not be the best choice for first-time dog owners
    • Needs to be socialised early to interact well with other animals
    • Good Family Dog: Yes, especially for active families
    • Intelligence: Highly intelligent and capable of learning a variety of tasks
    • Cuddliness: Affectionate and enjoys cuddling despite their size
    • Nickname Origin: "Grey Ghost" due to their gray coat and stealthy hunting skills
    • Compatibility with Other Animals: Natural prey drive; caution advised with small pets
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