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If you are looking for a fearless, obedient, friendly dog well suited for hunting and also remarkable for its beauty, Weimaraners are definitely the right option for you. Canines in this breed can be easily recognized by their silvery-gray coat. Weimaraners were originally bred as gundogs for hunting big games like deer and bear. If well exercised, the “Silver Ghost” can also make a good family pet.

Weimaraners date back to the 19th century when the breed was developed at the Weimar court in Germany. The breed is named after the place in Germany where it was developed. German noblemen loved hunting and needed a dog with good speed, stamina, scenting ability, courage, and intelligence. It is believed that they crossed several breeds to develop Weimaraner; these include the Bloodhound, the English Pointer, the German Shorthaired Pointer, the blue Great Dane, and the silver-gray Huehnerhund.

As pets age, they become prone to certain health problems. Health conditions common to a certain pet breed may not be common to some other pet breeds but every breed has its peculiar health problems. Rather than paying for veterinary care and treatments out of pocket, you can take out Weimaraners pet insurance to protect your pet financially against medical emergencies.

When taking out Weimaraners pet insurance, it is important to ask the right question and understand what the policy covers and what is not covered. It is important to have a good understanding of the coverage’s limit, stipulations, waiting period and exclusions in order to ensure that it is comprehensive for your pet.

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Why Weimaraners Pet Insurance Is Important

Weimaraners have some unique qualities. They are highly sensitive, friendly and affectionate. They are also intelligent dogs and easily trainable. Your dog will need more than 40 minutes of exercise every day to be in the best health condition.

Just like any other dog breed, Weimaraners may be prone to certain health problems as they grow old. Although they enjoy low rates of dysplasia, the breed could be prone to gastric torsion, distichiasis, entropion, hypothyroidism, pituitary dwarfism, renal dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, and many others.

Most of these conditions will cost thousands of dollars in veterinary treatment. You don’t want to spend such an amount of money out of pocket, do you? You can take out Weimaraners pet insurance to provide comprehensive coverage to your pet and also protect your finances.

Here is a list of common sicknesses Weimaraners might develop:

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) or Gastric Torsion
  • Von Willebrand’s disease
  • Distichiasis
  • Entropion
  • Factor XI Deficiency
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Immune-mediated Disease, etc.

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Weimaraners Pet Insurance Statistics

Origin: Germany

Average height: 25 – 27 inches (male), 23 – 25 inches (female)

Average weight: 70 – 90 pounds (male), 55 – 75 pounds (female)

Life expectancy: 10 – 13 years

Colors: Mouse-gray, Silver-gray, Silver

Exercise Requirements: More than 40 minutes per day

Temperament: Intelligent, Steady, Alert, Powerful, Stubborn, Fast, Aloof, Energetic.

Health: They are healthy overall but prone to conditions like hip and elbow dysplasia, gastric torsion, von Willebrand’s disease, distichiasis, entropion, hypothyroidism, progressive retinal atrophy, etc.

Energy level: Very energetic

The tendency to Bark: Low

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Weimaraners Pet Insurance News

Greg Newton is one of the top Weimaraner breeders in Canada and one of the best in North America. His litters have produced the top two dogs in Canada. At the 2017 Weimaraner Club of American nationals held in St. Louis, Newton’s dog, Woody, was recognized as the most versatile in both the junior and senior classes.

Prior to this, a junior has never won a senior award but Newton’s dog broke the record. Newton’s dog, Farrin, was named the most versatile for the second year in a row. To be recognized as the most versatile, a dog is required to excel at different events such as retrieving, tracking, hunting, and showing.

The competition which lasted for eight days had over 100 dogs. The 17-month-old Woody was the best of the best. The competition was the highest level of showmanship and performance in North America for a breed.

Every year, one litter of five to ten Weimaraner puppies are born at Newton’s family farm close to Warkworth. “We have a three-year waiting list. It is a great breed”, Newton said. The mother of all his dogs in Warkworth, Abbey, has earned the rare designation of BROM – breed register of merit. The designation was given to Abbey because four of her offsprings went on to become champions.

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Weimaraners Pet Insurance FAQ

Are Weimaraners prone to separation anxiety?

Weimaraners can suffer from severe separation anxiety if left alone for long. They may bark, become destructive and even injure themselves in the process.

Are Weimaraners protective of their owners?

Weims have protective instinct than most other sporting dog breeds. They may be very protective of their owners and would often bark to alert their owners to the presence of strangers or other dogs.

How soon does pet insurance take effect?

Most pet insurers in Canada will require you to wait for some specific period before your coverage kicks off. The number of days you are expected to wait may vary from one insurer to the other. It is usually 14 days for most insurers but may be shorter for accidents.

Can you get pet insurance after diagnosis?

If your pet is diagnosed with a pre-existing condition, the condition will be excluded from the Weimaraners pet insurance coverage and therefore will not be covered by the policy.

What medical conditions are common with Weimaraners?

Several medical conditions are common with Weimaraners. Examples include hip and elbow dysplasia, gastric torsion, von Willebrand’s disease, distichiasis, entropion, hypothyroidism, progressive retinal atrophy, etc.

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