Friday, May 29, 2009

Meet The Parents...and the Weim Breed

Meet Irish, Duke's Momma! Let me tell you...this is one AMAZING weim! She has had 2 litters, Duke is from her 2nd litter. I consider myself LUCKY to have one of her puppies!
Meet Guinness (stud), Duke's Daddy! He is BEAUTIFUL at his current weight of 85lbs! Duke being the biggest puppy, we think he is going to weigh more than his daddy!!!

ABOUT WEIMS (Yes, this info was stolen from Jen just did a GREAT job at explaining everything without going overboard! I give her FULL credit)

Size Range
Female Weimaraners range in size from 45 to 65 pounds.
Male Weimaraners range in size from 55 to 85 pounds.

The Weimaraner Standard describes the breed temperament as friendly, fearless, alert, and obedient, but this is but the half of its personality. Assertive, bold, loyal, and headstrong also fit, giving the dog a loving attitude with a willingness to take the upper paw in the family if the opportunity presents itself.
Like most large hunting breeds, the Weimaraner needs lots of exercise and must be kept in a fenced yard. Weimaraners may be dangerous to birds and small mammals due to their inherent hunting instinct -- therefore cats are highly discouraged. Unlike many hunting breeds, however, the Weimaraner is definitely a house dog and does poorly when confined solely to a kennel.
This is a breed that definitely needs obedience training to control his rambunctious nature. Puppy classes or control exercises at home are essential for the Weimaraner the moment he enters the family. He must be taught that all members of the family are to be obeyed. Training methods must be gentle and firm, for harsh treatment will sour his attitude.
If you do not train your Weimaraner, Your Weimaraner will train you!

Some breeders may advertise "rare" blue or black Weimaraners to attract buyers, but these dogs are less valuable than the gray/silver dogs, for they are disqualified under the breed standard. Although disqualification does not detract from the dog's value as a pet, the blue or black dog should never be bred, for its perpetuation dilutes the purity of the breed. Those who want to own a blue or black dog can choose a breed in which those colors are common or acceptable.

Stay tuned...he comes home tomorrow!!!!

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