Is a Weimaraner a good family pet?

Table of contents:

  1. Is a Weimaraner a good family pet?
  2. How long do lab Weimaraners live?
  3. How big do Weimaraner dogs get?
  4. What is a Weimaraner dog mixed with?
  5. What should a Weimaraner eat?
  6. What is wrong with silver labs?
  7. Do silver labs have more health issues?
  8. Are Silver Labs Overbred?

Is a Weimaraner a good family pet?

In the right hands, Weimaraners make wonderful family pets and can be very good natured dogs. Sadly, like so many purebred dogs, they are prone to certain health conditions relating to their breed.

How long do lab Weimaraners live?

10 to 12 years

How big do Weimaraner dogs get?

25 to 27 inches

What is a Weimaraner dog mixed with?

How they achieved their dream dog, first known as the Weimar Pointer, is unknown, but it's believed that the breeds used to create the Weimaraner included the Bloodhound, the English Pointer, the German Shorthaired Pointer, the blue Great Dane, and the silver-gray Huehnerhund, or chicken dog.

What should a Weimaraner eat?

Cliff recommends feeding your adult Weimaraner bagged food with the following ratio: 12% Fat and 22% Protein. He would like to increase the protein to 24-25%, but usually this means added corn. Overall, we have found many Weims do not tolerate corn, wheat, and even barley.

What is wrong with silver labs?

The problem is known as “color dilution alopecia” and is more common in dogs that have the color dilution gene, dogs like Weimaraners, and now, silver Labradors. ... Not all dogs with the dd gene carry the faulty alopecia version and most silver Labradors are, in fact, free from alopecia.

Do silver labs have more health issues?

This is not necessarily true, however. Silver Labs are susceptible to the same health issues as any color of Lab, which include, eye problems, such as retinal dysplasia, cataracts, progressive retina dysplasia, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, and epilepsy.

Are Silver Labs Overbred?

They were not overbred but they have the same genetic structure as any other labrador. ... Silver labs also develop some common diseases like Patella Luxation, Hip and Elbow Dysplasia as any other labradors. But they can develop a particular disease called colour dilution alopecia because of their dilute gene.