Breed Guide: Weimaraner
Posted on June 9, 2014 under Dog Breeds
Dr. Fiona is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.
About the Weimaraner
Height (to base of neck): female 23-25″, male 25-27″
Weight: female 70-80lbs, male 75-88lbs
Coat: Short single-layered and glossy
Life Expectancy: 10-14 years
Energy level: High
Exercise needs: High
Breed Nicknames: Weim
Is a Weimaraner the Right Dog Breed for You?
Weimaraners were originally bred as an all-purpose hunting dog, and is thus best suited to an active lifestyle. While Weimaraners are affectionate and gentle with their owners, they are protective and can be prone to fear based aggression if not socialized early and trained well. They will alarm bark. In addition, intensive activity and daily exercise is needed to prevent boredom driven unwanted destructive behaviors such as chewing. They possess a strong prey drive and should be carefully introduced to smaller animals. They have minimal grooming needs.
5 Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Weimaraner
According to the number of dog insurance claims Pets Best receives
|Medical Issue||Average Claim Amount||Most Expensive Claim|
|Lipoma (Fatty Tumor)||$325||$1,189|
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