Village Animal Hospital

Weimaraner

Weimaraner

Basic Weimaraner Information

  • Lifespan: 10 - years
  • Height: 0 - 0 inches
  • Weight: 0 - pounds


Medical Conditions Seen in Weimaraners


Weimaraner Traits

  • Joggin Partner
         
  • Lap Dog
         
  • Good with Children
         
  • Warm Weather
         
  • Cold Weather
         
  • Grooming Requirements
         
  • Shedding
         
  • Barking
         
  • Ease of Training
         


Weimaraner History

  • In the 1800s, German hunters made a concerted effort to produce an all-around gundog that could hunt game of all sizes, even deer and bear. Some of the breeds used in the mix were the Bloodhound, Red Schweisshund, and several early pointing breeds.
  • The origin of the breed's distinctive gray color is unknown, but it was an early feature of the breed.
  • The new breed was initially called the Weimar Pointer because the effort to produce it was sponsored by the court of Weimar.
  • The German Weimaraner Club oversaw the breed's progress using stringent standards for breeding. They would not allow Weimaraners to be sold to non-members.
  • In 1929, an American gained entry into the club and was able to bring back two Weimaraners to America, where they elicited great interest.
  • The breed's early talent in obedience competitions aroused further interest, and its hunting ability won over sportsmen.
  • The AKC recognized the breed in 1943.


Weimaraner Behavior Concerns

  • Makes an energetic and protective family member.
  • Gentle and playful with children, although may be too boisterous for small children.
  • Demanding of attention.
  • Loves to run and hunt.
  • Only moderately outgoing toward strangers.
  • May be aggressive toward strange dogs and other pets.
  • Learns quickly.
  • Does best with a firm owner who can combine reward-based training with good control and leadership.
  • Some can whine or bark a lot.


Weimaraner Suggested Exercises

  • Makes a fairly calm and alert housedog if given adequate exercise. If not given enough exercise, can be overactive and destructive.
  • Requires daily exercise in the form of a long walk, or preferably, long jog.
  • A well-fenced yard is essential.
  • Hunting is the favored exercise. Swimming and retrieving are also favorites.
  • This is not a breed for an inactive owner.
  • Obedience training is essential not only for control, but for the mental exercise it provides.


Weimaraner Grooming

  • Coat is short and sleek.
  • It requires brushing once a week to remove dead hair.
  • Shedding is average.


Suggested Weimaraner Nutritional Needs

  • Weimaraners tend to stay in good weight.
  • Adult dogs should be fed a balanced diet, with restricted calories if the dog starts to gain too much weight.


Did you know?

  • Grapes and raisins are harmful to dogs.
  • Some dog parasites are transferable to humans.
  • Many common pet ailments may be detected early and prevented by visiting your veterinarian twice yearly - saving both time, money, and most importantly, ensuring the best quality of life for your dog.


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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

Village Animal Hospital's is open Monday, Thursday, Friday 8AM-7 PM; on Tuesday, Wednesday 8AM-8PM; on Saturday 8AM-4PM; and on Sunday 8AM-2PM. If your pet has a medical emergency during our hospital’s hours, please telephone us immediately at 914-833-3600. Our experienced team of veterinarians, technicians and assistants are here to help you and your pet.

Our address is:

Village Animal Hospital
6 Weaver Street
Larchmont, NY 10538

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If your pet is experiencing a medical crisis when our hospital is closed, you may take your pet to either of following veterinary emergency hospitals in our vicinity:

Animal Specialty Center
9 Odell Plaza
Yonkers, NY 10701
914-457-4000
Open 24/7/365
www.animalspecialtycenter.com

The Veterinary Emergency Group
193 Tarrytown Road
White Plains, NY 10607
914-949-8779
Open nights, weekends and major holidays. Veterinarians on duty
Tuesday 5 PM through Thursday 8AM AND
Fridays 6 PM to Tuesday 8AM
www.veterinaryemergencygroup.com

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