About the BreedThe Weimaraner is loyal, playful, friendly, eager to work, intelligent, and energetic. It is sometimes called the ‘dog with a human brain’ because of its high problem solving abilities. Weimaraners are rambunctious and driven, particularly when young, and require a firm and patient owner. They have a very high requirement for socialization and can be fairly described as ‘emotionally needy’. If unexercised or ignored, Weimaraners will attempt to chew everything in sight.
Provided proper socialization has taken place as a puppy, the Weimaraner gets along fine with other dogs and household pets. The Weimaraner is friendly toward children, but due to its high energy level it is generally not recommended for homes with young children. The Weimaraner is not friendly towards strangers; it is highly territorial and will protect its family in times of danger.
The Weimaraner needs daily strenuous exercise such as a long jog or play in a yard; it has a seemingly endless supply of stamina. This is definitely not a breed for those who are unprepared to exercise it regularly. The Weimaraner is unsuited for apartment life, preferring life in the country where it can run freely.