Weimaraner Breed Information

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Weimaraner

The silvery Weimaraner was originally bred to be a gun dog. They are intelligent and incredible at tracking, and will do best with a person that can provide enough physical and mental exercise for him/her. A lack of exercise makes these dogs nervous. The Weimaraner will make a great companion for most sports. They have great stamina, and would be great for a person who loves long walks. Make sure that they are well trained to return when called, as Weimaraners have a strong hunting instinct and will chase anything that resembles prey, including cyclists and joggers!

Weimaraner breed attributes

About Weimaraner breed

Description

The Weimaraner, dubbed the Grey ghost, is one of the most handsome hunting dogs to ever work the field. The Weimeraner got its nickname due to of its somewhat translucent, mouse grey coat that helps it blend and vanish in the early morning mist. The Weimaraner is the embodiment of form and function. Its skull is characterised by a small bump at the back of the head and high, pronounced cheek bones. The dogs muzzle is long, deep and ever so slightly arched. Its slightly drooping lips curtain a complete set of teeth that close into a powerful scissor bite. Contrasting its blue-grey coat, its amber eyes shine like lanterns, giving the dog a slightly ominous appearance. The Weimaraner’s rounded ears droop downwards framing its gorgeous face.

The Weimaraner’s muscular, arched neck, deep, strong chest, robust, long back; broad, muscular loins, and long, sinewy legs, all contribute to the its impressive carriage. The Weimaraner’s elegant trot and energetic, bounding gallop should both cover significant amount of ground with great ease.

Origin: Germany

Look

The Weimaraner’s skin should be strong and tight fitting. These dogs can come in either a short or long double coat. The top coat in both of these varieties is dense while the undercoat, if present, is sparse. The top coat in short-haired individuals is smooth and strong while that of long-coated dogs is smooth, soft and wavy with longer hair present on side of neck, chest, belly, ears, legs and tail. The colour of the coat comes in either silver, roe or mouse grey.

The Weimaraner is a heavily shedding breed. If the dog is kept indoors, it is possible to keep its shedding in check by frequently petting it down using a rubber horse brush to remove dead hair from its coat.

Health

The Weimaraner is considered to be a healthy breed. However, this breed is characterised by certain conditions that come about due to genetics and improper management by owners. These are:

  • Hip dysplasia.
  • Hypertrophic osteodystrophy.
  • Mast cell tumor.

It is recommended that Weimaraners visit a veterinarian at least once yearly. Strict management of a Weimaraner’s diet and exercise is needed in order to minimize the incidence of stomach torsion that might cause it to bloat. This is best done by feeding the dog smaller portions, multiple times daily and avoiding exercise and vigorous activities directly after feeding. Keeping the dog light on its feet will reduce straining of the hip joint and in turn reduce the incidence of hip dysplasia. It is also better to not feed puppies to satiety, as this slight nutrient deficit will favour uniform growth, therefore avoiding the possibility of hypertrophic osteodystrophy in growing dogs.

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Learning

The Weimaraner is a well rounder hunting dog that was bred to be easily trainable and highly intelligent. If not adequately exercised, these energetic dogs are highly excitable and find it very difficult to concentrate on the task at hand. It is therefore suggested for owners to exercise their dog prior to training in order to ensure that the dog is not too excited to be receptive to training. These very intelligent dogs often respond to obedience training very well, and also excel in other dog sports such as agility training and sledding. Weimaraners truly shine when they are involved in hunting activities. These dogs are suitable for various types of hunting activities, but their large size makes them especially suitable for hunting big game.

Temperament

These fun loving, intelligent dogs are a lot of fun to be around. When not exercised, their hyperactive behaviour can reach levels that some people might find uncomfortable. This breed’s energy levels make it unsuitable for the average household. This breed’s high prey drive might be another problem for families who have other, small four legged members sharing their home. If they lack an authoritative figure in their lives, it is not unheard of for the Weimaraner to become very confrontational with the family’s other dogs.

Living with

Despite its happy go lucky predisposition, it is not recommended that Weimaraners be housed with other small pets. They are considered to be good family pets and are best suited for families composed of mature individuals or those that have grown up children, since these dogs can be too rough and clumsy for young children and often knock them over. Although many Weimaraners live comfortably in apartments, these metropolitan dogs need to be taken to dog parks often, as this allows them to spend an hour or two of unbridled exertion. These dogs will do best in houses or farms that have access to a large enough yard to allow these dogs to exert themselves whenever the need arises.

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The following is needed to bring a puppy into Dubai:


  1. All dogs entering Dubai from a low-risk country at least 15 weeks old, and those entering from a high-risk country must be at least 27 weeks old.
  2. Microchip – All dogs entering and residing in Dubai must be equipped with either a 9 or 15 digit microchip.
  3. Import Permit – All dogs entering Dubai must be equipped with a Special Permit from the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment. Valid for 30 days.
  4. Vaccinations* – Depending on the country of origin, your pet might need a rabies shot on top of all the age appropriate vaccinations. Dubai specific vaccinations: Canine Distemper Virus, Canine Parvo Virus, Infectious Canine Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Rabies.
  5. Rabies Titer Test * – All dogs entering Dubai must be tested for rabies no later than 14 days before the planned travel date. ( Only from specific
  6. Parasite check - All pets travelling to Dubai must receive preventive treatments against internal and external parasites in the 14 days before travel by an authorised and competent vet.
  7. Health Check – A Health Check by a veterinarian is mandatory in order to obtain permissions to enter Dubai.
  8. Pet Passport – This document verifies that the puppy is fully healthy and up-to-date on their vaccinations.


* The United Arab Emirates classifies all countries into two rabies categories:
  • Low-risk countries: Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Falkland Island, Fiji, Finland, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Montenegro, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Palau, Portugal, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, UK, and Vanuatu.
  • High-risk countries: All other countries are considered high-risk countries.
** Only for puppies from high-risk countries
Travel Requirements

The following is needed to bring a puppy into Abu Dhabi:


  1. All dogs entering Abu Dhabi from a low-risk country at least 15 weeks old, and those entering from a high-risk country must be at least 27 weeks old.
  2. Microchip – All dogs entering and residing in Abu Dhabi must be equipped with either a 9 or 15 digit microchip.
  3. Import Permit – All dogs entering Abu Dhabi must be equipped with a Special Permit from the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment. Valid for 30 days.
  4. Vaccinations* – Depending on the country of origin, your pet might need a rabies shot on top of all the age appropriate vaccinations. Abu Dhabi specific vaccinations: Canine Distemper Virus, Canine Parvo Virus, Infectious Canine Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Rabies.
  5. Rabies Titer Test * – All dogs entering Abu Dhabi must be tested for rabies no later than 14 days before the planned travel date. ( Only from specific
  6. Parasite check - All pets travelling to Abu Dhabi must receive preventive treatments against internal and external parasites in the 14 days before travel by an authorised and competent vet.
  7. Health Check – A Health Check by a veterinarian is mandatory in order to obtain permissions to enter Abu Dhabi.
  8. Pet Passport – This document verifies that the puppy is fully healthy and up-to-date on their vaccinations.


* The United Arab Emirates classifies all countries into two rabies categories:
  • Low-risk countries: Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Falkland Island, Fiji, Finland, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Montenegro, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Palau, Portugal, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, UK, and Vanuatu.
  • High-risk countries: All other countries are considered high-risk countries.
** Only for puppies from high-risk countries
Travel Requirements

The following is needed to bring a puppy into Hong Kong:


  1. All dogs entering Hong Kong must be at least 3 months old.
  2. Microchip – All dogs entering and residing in Hong Kong must be equipped with either a 9 or 15-digit microchip.
  3. Import Permit – All dogs entering Hong Kong must be equipped with a Special Permit from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. Valid for up to 6 months.
  4. Vaccinations* – Depending on the country of origin, your pet might need a rabies shot on top of all the age appropriate vaccinations. Hong Kong specific vaccinations: Canine distemper, infectious canine hepatitis, canine parvovirus and rabies.
  5. Health Check – A Health Check by a veterinarian is mandatory in order to obtain permissions to enter Hong Kong.
  6. Pet Passport – This document verifies that the puppy is fully healthy and up-to-date on their vaccinations.
  7. Captain’s Affidavit – Document to be provided by the airline personnel confirming that your dog has not left its crate or interacted with other pets at any point during the journey.


* Hong Kong classifies countries into 3 groups. Vaccinations against rabies are only required from Groups 2 & 3.
  • Group 1: Rabies-free countries (at least 6 months of residency) Australia, Fiji, Hawaii, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Bailiwick of Jersey.
  • Group 2: Rabies-controlled (at least 4 months of residency) Austria, Bahrain, Bermuda, Canada, Cyprus, Finland, Germany, Guam, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Vanuatu, Bahamas, Belgium, Brunei, Cayman Island, Denmark, France, Gibraltar, Iceland, Jamaica, Maldives, Mauritius, New Caledonia, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, The Netherlands, USA (Continental), Virgin Islands.
  • Group 3: All other countries.
** Only for puppies from high-risk countries
Travel Requirements

The following is needed to bring a puppy into Switzerland:


  1. All pets entering Switzerland must be equipped with a 15-digit microchip that is compliant with ISO 11784/11785.
  2. Dogs must be vaccinated against distemper.
  3. Rabies vaccinations are mandatory. Dogs must receive their first rabies vaccine at least 21 days before entering the country.*
  4. The state veterinarian of the origin country must equip the dog with a valid Health Certificate.
  5. Import Permit – all dogs entering from a 3rd level rabies country must carry an import permit issued at least three weeks in advance. Entry points through Basel, Geneva, Zurich.
  6. Different regulations depending on whether it is a commercial purchase or individual and where the dog is coming from.


* Specifications differ for booster shots. ** Switzerland categorises countries by level of risk of rabies in three levels.
  • Level 1: All EU Member States and Andorra, Switzerland, Faeroe Islands, Gibraltar, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Northern Ireland, Norway, San Marino, Vatican City State.
  • Level 2 (Low Risk of Rabies): Ascension Island, United Arab Emirates, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Aruba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Barbados, Bahrain, Bermuda,Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Belarus, Canada, Chile, Curaçao, Fiji, Falkland Islands, Great Britain (including Crown dependencies), Hong Kong, Jamaica, Japan, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Cayman Islands, Saint Lucia, North Macedonia, Montserrat, Mauritius, Mexico, Malaysia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, French Polynesia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Russia, Singapore, Saint Helena, Sint Marteen, Trinidad and Tobago, Taiwan, United States of America, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna.
  • Level 3: All other countries are considered as having a high risk of rabies.
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