Weimaraner Dog Breed Expert Advice

Trainer
All dogs benefit from training through the increased bonding and communication with their owners that naturally results from the training process. For Weimaraners, though, training is not just a nice benefit, it’s mandatory. With any large, high-energy breed, early management and training can be the difference between surrender to a rescue group and staying in a lifelong, loving home. – Pat Miller, certified pet dog trainer (from Popular Dogs: Weimaraners)

Groomer
Weimaraners are easy keepers. Their short coats never tangle, and their long legs keep dirt, mud and other debris away from their bodies. Unless the dog actually rolls in mud, baths can be saved for special occasions. – Marion Lane, editor of the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) Animal Watch magazine (from Popular Dogs: Weimaraners)

Breeder
“Many people get the wrong impression of Weimaraners from photographer William Wegman’s gorgeous photos. Most Weims are not content to sit around, be dressed up and photographed. They were bred to work in the field with their hunters all day.” – Mara Wildfeuer, breed-referral contact for the Sacramento Valley Weimaraner Club (from Popular Dogs: Weimaraners)

Veterinarian
Gastric Dilation-volvulus – sometimes called bloat – is a feeding-related health disorder that most commonly affects large, deep-chested dogs such as Weimaraners. As the name indicates, the disorder has two components: gastric dilation, and excessive accumulation of gas in the stomach; and volvulus, a twisting of the stomach that can occur if dilation is not relieved. The most prominent sign of GDV is a severely distended abdomen that sounds like a drum when tapped. Afflicted dogs are restless and uncomfortable. – Karla S. Rugh, D.V.M., Ph.D. (from Popular Dogs: Weimaraners)


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noah   eden, NC

3/30/2010 8:30:43 AM

i have a walmerimer if that is how you spell it and i think it is a great dog very playfuk and active good dog for family with kids oldetr than 5 suburb dog.

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Paula   Laredo, TX

12/2/2009 1:38:36 PM

What can I do I have a 3 month old Weim and were are having such trouble in training her to potty in certain areas we would want for her to be inside do what do you think?

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Lacey   West Monroe, NY

11/22/2009 9:32:22 AM

my weim sits in his pen all day or lays around. he has to really be forced to go outside and acts very skiddish. Help?

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Barbara   Suffolk, VA

9/24/2009 4:44:04 PM

My son has a weimeraner and she has to stay in the house a lot. I feel that this dog should have a yard where she can run. What do you think?

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