The Weimaraner’s temperament is famously energetic and demanding. It is a breed that has a profound need for hunting and bonding with its family. Its high prey drive is such that it may chase even animals it has already known, although it can learn to tolerate them. As such, it is not ideal for households with smaller pets.
This dog is said to be amongst the most energetic of all hunting canines. It needs to be constantly kept busy as a bored Weimer is destructive. As such, it needs a lot of daily exercise and is thus ideal for those who lead an active outdoor lifestyle.
Sensitive, eager to please, and supremely loyal, the Weimaraner is known to be very devoted and attached to its human family. It follows its owners from room to room and will develop separation anxiety when left on its own.
The Weimaraner is gentle, sociable, playful, and generally good with children. As such, it makes a wonderful pet for active families. However, it is not ideal for city living. The Weim needs much room for running and thus will be suitable to the country side and homes with yards or wide landscapes.
This canine has such a keen sense of smell that it has been used to sniff out missile shrapnel during the Cold War. It can handily sweep tracking competitions with its powerful nose, which is powered by half its brain.
A very smart dog, the Weimer has been called “dog with the human brain” and is thus easy to train. As such, it needs to be constantly challenged mentally. As it has a stubborn streak and a tendency to think independently, the Weim is not recommended for first-time owners. Ideally, this dog should be trained and socialised early on.