Also called Silver Ghosts or Weims, Weimaraners were originally bred as gundogs for big game. These dogs are very popular in Germany from where they originated, but are also beloved hunting companions in Nevada and elsewhere in the US. The average Weimaraner is 23-27 inches tall and weighs 55-85 pounds. The life expectancy for this breed is 11-13 years, so families in Nevada can enjoy many years of loving companionship from a Weimaraner.
Weimaraners can make good family pets in Nevada, as long as the family is able to give these high-energy dogs enough exercise. Because they were bred as hunting dogs, they are lots of energy and a high prey drive. That’s why, a Weimaraner may not be the ideal choice for Nevada households that are going to be first-time pet owners or those who are apartment dwellers. Another thing to keep in mind is that a Weimaraner does not do well if left alone for long periods, so you should take your lifestyle into consideration too.
In terms of friendliness, Weimaraners are affectionate with family members and are kid-friendly, so Nevada families with kids can consider this breed. They do reasonably well with other dogs in the household, in case you are thinking of introducing a Weimaraner as a second dog in your Nevada household. This dog is not overly friendly but not aggressive either towards strangers.
In terms of grooming needs, a Weimaraner sheds a lot, drools a lot, and is mouthy, so this is something Nevadans should keep in mind.
Training a Weimaraner is easy since this is a highly intelligent dog. Nevada families will have to keep their Weimaraner on a leash and in a fenced yard at all times, however, due to this breed’s high prey drive and wanderlust potential. This is a dog who will test the boundaries and keep you on your toes. Early canine obedience training in Nevada from a professional can help ensure you end up with a well-behaved Weimaraner on your hands.
Elaine Tolle is from Nevada and breeds Weimaraners. AKC proudly supports dedicated and responsible breeders. We encourage all prospective puppy owners to do their research and be prepared with questions to ask the breeder. Make sure you are not only choosing the right breed for you, but also that you’re getting it from the right individual.
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