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Weimaraner breed profile

Training and intelligence
This breed is confident and intelligent, so it can have a tendency to be dominant. You need to start training early to avoid your Weimaraner getting into bad habits.

This striking looking breed loves to be part of family life. Weimaraners are cheerful, boisterous dogs who love to be involved in all the comings and goings. They are also very loyal.

Attitude towards strange dogs and people
Alert and curious, the Weimaraner is a good watch dog. They are usually reserved with strane people, and they do tend to guard both their territory and their pack. To enhance the Weimaraner's temperament socialise well and persevere with training.

Grooming and shedding
That beautiful short glossy Weimaraner coat sheds little, and needs little grooming to keep it in good condition.

Lots of exercise is necessary for this breed to burn of its energy. Activities that help exercise that capable brain are good too. Be careful with exercise around meal times, as Weimaraners can suffer from bloat.

Need for company
This is not a breed that will be happy away from its family. Weimaraners need to live inside the house, and they need time with their people.

The Weimaraner has a strong prey instinct, so be aware that without training - and possibly even with training! - it will want to chase cats and other small animals.


268 - Crash tested dog car safety and dog inspired author

Just like us, our dogs need to be protected in the event of a collision of evasive manoevre in the car - but did you know that to be truly effective and safe car harnesses should be fully crash tested? We talk to the team inspired by experience to help keep dogs safe as they travel. Author Sue Kittow has experienced how dogs support us through tough times, and has turned her real life canines into characters in her touching novels.

189 - The Dog Healers and War Dogs Remembered

In this episode you can hear Mark Winik talk about his debut novel, The Dog Healers, and listen to Julia Robertson explain why she founded the charity War Dogs remembered. Plus there's the DogCast Radio News, and what Mischief the German Spitz puppy has been up to.

188 - Service Dogs UK and Roxie the Doxie Finds Her Forever Home

In this episode you can hear about Service Dogs UK, a fantastic charity which trains assistance dogs to support veterans of any service - military personnel, police, firefighters, paramedics and the coastguard - who develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to their job. Also, listen to Dr Jody A Dean, a clinical psychologist talk about how her book, Roxie the Doxie finds her Forever Home, is helping children understand and talk about adoption and other family issues. Plus the DogCast Radio News and some thoughts on the alpha dog myth.

187 - Muffins Halo and Chorley Fun Dog Show

In this episode you can hear about Muffin's Halo for Blind Dogs, and what motivates people to enter their dog in a fun dog show. In the DogCast Radio News, listen to stories about the latest dog related research. Plus there's a new member of the DogCast Radio team!

186 - Maxwell Muir on wolves

In this episode you can hear trainer, behaviourist, writer, broadcaster and wolf expert Maxwell Muir talk about what wolves mean to him personally, their plight in a modern world, and his hopes for their future. Plus we have the DogCast Radio News.