The Weimaraner is a dog breed that was originally used for hunting in the early 19th century. They were mainly used to hunt large game such as bear, boar and deer. As the popularity of hunting large game declined, the dog was used to hunt small animals such as foxes and rabbits. It is an all purpose gun dog. Today, this breed is widely used as a companion dog. It is a great water dog and has webbed toes. Gaining knowledge about the San Diego Weimaraner puppies prior to buying them would be a great thing to do.
The San Diego Weimaraner puppies grow into moderately large and athletic working dogs. Their head is medium sized and has a moderate stop. The nose is gray and the teeth make a level bite. The eyes are wide set and come in color shades of light amber, blue-gray or gray. The ears are high set and they are both pendant and long. The ears fold forward and hang down along the sides of the head. The fore legs are straight and have webbed feet. The color of the toe nails is amber or gray. The tail is customary docked by half. Dewclaws are usually removed.
The top-line slopes from the shoulders downward. The coat is short and smooth and is tight against the body and comes in shades of mouse-gray to silver-gray. The coat colors blend with darker shades. The coat has a rare longhair. All the shades of gray are accepted as well as a white marking on the chest.
The Weimaraner puppy San Diego is generally affectionate, loving, loyal, cheerful and very intelligent. It is considered to be good with kids. It learns fast and will get bored easily if the training is repetitive. It needs a trainer that is firm and experienced and training should start while the dog is still a young puppy. Failure to exercise and train the dog will make it stubborn and willful.
It is important to understand that the Weimaraner puppies San Diego have a very high hunting instinct. They should, therefore, not be trusted with the non-canine animals. You need also to keep them on a leash when taking a walk since they will tend to chase after small animals. Other than that, this dog is protective and loyal and makes a good guard and watchdog. They always crave leadership.
The San Diego Weimaraner puppy are prone to bloating. You need to feed them in three small meals instead of a large single meal. They are also prone to hip dysplasia, hypertropic osteodystrophy and mast cell tumors.
The dog will need daily long walks or jogs. You should also give him an opportunity to run free. Never exercise him immediately after a meal. The coat needs brushing with a bristle brush. You should shampoo occasionally and bathe in a mild soap when necessary. Keep the nails trimmed. The dog is an average shedder.
Height: 22 to 27 inches
Weight: 50 to 70 pounds
10 to 14 years