How to choose a Weimaraner puppy - specialist recommendations
Before you go to choose a Weimaraner puppy, once again weigh the pros and cons.
Ask yourself important questions and sincerely answer them.
The principles of choosing a Weimaraner puppy are largely similar to the principles of choosing a puppy of any other breed. However, there are features that are specific to this breed.
In the photo: weimaraner puppies
The Weimar Pointing Dog is a very active dog. Do you have enough self-discipline to go on long active walks every day, in any weather, play with a dog, train him?
The Weimar Pointing Dog is a rare breed, and when buying “on hand” it is likely to get a mestizo - for decent money. Therefore, be sure to choose a good nursery with a proven track record. And pre-examine all the available information about the breed to see how parents and puppies meet the standard.
It is better to choose a hunting dog in that kennel, the owners of which pay special attention to working qualities.
If you choose a Weimaraner puppy to participate in shows or breeding, keep in mind that deviations from the standard can permanently close the road to the ring. In particular, weimaraners, unlike most other dogs, have amber eyes, from dark to pale. Puppies have azure eyes, so it’s difficult to determine what it will be like. But you can look at the parents.
The color of the Weimaraner should be silver-gray and no other.White marks are allowed on the chest and legs.
Other defects on the exterior of the Weimaraner include:
- Too coarse or too easy to build.
- Overshot bite, missing teeth.
- Ears distant from the head.
- Sagging or hunchbacked back. Pronounced arrogance.
- Rickety or underdeveloped limbs.
- Stiffness of movements.
- Marked deviation in growth.
There should be no bald patches on the coat of the Weimaraner puppy, and no ulcers on the skin.
Pay attention to the puppy’s temperament. Weimaraner can’t take any activity already, and if you choose the smartest kid or a notorious leader, you run the risk of making additional problems.
However, if you need an athlete or a hunter, these qualities are only “on hand”.
However, the Weimar Pointing Dogs are quite “flexible” dogs, and the most important thing for them is upbringing.
If something embarrassed you or seemed suspicious, it is better to refuse the purchase or take extra time to make a decision.