Owning A Weimaraner From White River
Owning a Weimaraner Puppy
Today’s Weimaraner breeding standards developed in the 1800s although the Weimaraner has been around dating as far back as the court of Louis IX of France. Like the Vizsla, the Weimaraner was created exclusively for upper classes and nobility. Today anyone can own one of these gorgeous creatures. If you are looking for a Weimaraner puppy for sale, read on to understand the benefits of owning one of these beautiful breeds.
Coat and color
This breed’s short and very smooth gray coat and haunting eyes give it a regal appearance that is different from any other breed. Their eyes are either light amber, gray or blue-grey. Their coat may range from charcoal-blue to silver-gray. Their coat is extremely low maintenance because it is short, hard and smooth to the touch.
Weimaraners are highly athletic and easily trainable which allows them to excel in a variety of dog sports as well as being the perfect housemate. They are fast and powerful dogs but are suitable for the home when they are properly trained and given tons of exercise. They are very protective of their family, aloof to strangers and should be thoroughly socialized when they are young to prevent aggression as they get older. Weimaraners are also highly intelligent, sensitive and problem-solving animals.
Training and exercise
A Weimaraner requires extensive exercise from an early age. No walk is too far for them and they love games and mental stimulation too. They need vigorous exercising, games or running in order to be satisfied. Weimaraners are high strung and often wear out their owners. Appropriate training will teach them to calm down and control their behavior. You need to be patient and consistent in your training with them as they are very rambunctious during the first year and a half of their life. Training them to sit at an early age is crucial to prevent jumping in the future. They will get along with other dogs and also cats but must be introduced to them as puppies.
Since Weimaraners were bred to be true members of the family, many may suffer from separation anxiety. This can include excessive drooling and destructive behavior. With proper training, these behavioral issues can be resolved. Separation anxiety also decreases as they age.
The Weimaraner is a deep-chested dog, which puts them high on the list of dogs affected by bloat or gastric torsion. One way to help prevent bloat is to spread out their feedings to at least twice daily and avoid vigorous exercise right after feeding. The Weimaraner is also a breed that suffers from low rates of dysplasia, which is a hip condition in dogs. It is very important when acquiring a Weimaraner, to only go to a breeder who has their dogs’ hips tested. This does not mean your Weimaraner is at risk for any health issues but it is important to know what can occur if anything. It is better to arm yourself with information than having none at all.
When you are looking for a Weimaraner puppy for sale, White River Kennels is your top choice for acquiring this breed. You will find a happy, healthy puppy through us who will enjoy you as much as you enjoy them.