Breed Guide: Weimaraner

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Breed Guide: Weimaraner

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

Color: Grey

Origin: Germany

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 
Ear Infection $209 $2,304
Lipoma (Fatty Tumor) $325 $1,189
Gastritis $470 $1,835
Bite Wound $525 $2,075
Skin Allergies $894 $5,054


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