Long Haired Weimaraners are very intelligent dogs. They have a strong sense of smell, which helps them find food and water sources. Their eyesight is excellent, they can see well in dim light conditions and they are able to distinguish between different colors. They have good hearing abilities too. These traits make them very adaptable to many environments, but their natural habitat is the open grasslands or forests where there are plenty of things to eat and drink. They like to play with toys and other small animals. If they are left alone, they will usually remain quiet and inactive most of the time. However, if someone approaches them or they feel threatened, then they may display some aggression towards humans.
The Long Haired Weimaraner breed originated from China around 2000 years ago when it was brought over by traders. The first recorded appearance of these dogs dates back to the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644).
They were bred mainly for hunting purposes, however they became popular pets as well. There are two main varieties of long haired weimaraner: the short hair variety and the medium length variety.
Short Hair Long Haired Weimaraners
These dogs have shorter coats than those of the medium-length variety. Their fur tends to be lighter in color and less curly than that of the medium-length variety.
The short haired long haired weimaraners are more popular as pets, but it is thought that both varieties were originally bred for hunting purposes. Most of these dogs tend to have blue eyes.
Medium-length Haired Long Haired Weimaraners
These dogs have coats which tend to be slightly longer than those of the short-haired variety. Their fur tends to be darker in color and curlier than that of the short haired variety.
They were bred mainly for hunting purposes. Most of these dogs tend to have brown eyes.
Blue Long Haired Weimaraners
The eye color of a blue long haired weimaraner can range from brown, green or blue. These dogs are not albino because they have pigmentation in their eyes, but the color of their coat is white.
Albino animals lack any pigmentation at all and so have red eyes. It is thought that the blue long haired weimaraners are a result of a recessive gene and so their color is not found in many other breeds of dog. Long Haired Weimaraners can make excellent pets, but they do require a lot of exercise and care. They are very energetic and active dogs which need firm, but positive training to make them well-behaved.
Long Haired Weimaraners are very caring and affectionate dogs which form strong bonds with their owners. They are loyal and intelligent and so they respond well to reward based training.
These dogs need to be with their families and do not like to be left alone for long periods of time. It is important that they have someone they can depend on at all times. They can suffer from separation anxiety if left alone for extended periods of time. These dogs are very active and energetic and will run and play without tiring. However, they are calm indoors and do not get restless or rowdy.
These dogs have an excellent sense of smell, which comes in useful when they are tracking a scent. They have strong jaws with teeth that are well suited to grabbing and holding large animals once they have been caught.
They were bred to work and so they are obedient, loyal and eager to please. They will usually obey commands from their owner without fail. However, they can be stubborn and willful at times and so require an owner who understands how to motivate and discipline them. Long Haired Weimaraners get along well with children and animals when they are raised with them from a young age.
These dogs need to have a lot of physical activity as well as intellectual stimulation. It is a misconception that dogs are like humans and thus simply get bored if left alone for long periods of time.
However, they do get bored if their human companions leave them alone for long periods of time and forget to engage them mentally as well as physically. Long Haired Weimaraners need to have both their physical and intellectual needs met. Owners need to make sure they take them on runs or hikes regularly as well as play active games with them. They also need to spend time interacting with them and stimulating their minds. These dogs are very intelligent and so owners who simply leave them alone for long periods of time without engaging them mentally or taking them for regular exercise are setting themselves up for behavioral problems such as incessant barking, howling, chewing furniture or soil digging.
Long Haired Weimaraners are very affectionate and social dogs which have a lot of love to give. They form strong bonds with their owners and enjoy being around them.
They are great for owners who are looking for a dog to keep them company. These dogs mature slowly and do not reach their full size until they are between three and five years old. This means that they need plenty of love and care when they are young, but will continue to bond strongly with their owners for many years to come.
Long Haired Weimaraners are very loving dogs which love to be around people and children. They are great for people who like to take their dog with them on trips and vacations because they will happily sit in the back of a car for many hours without getting restless or irritable.
These dogs get on well with children when they are raised with them from a young age. They are sometimes too boisterous for very small children however.
Long Haired Weimaraners have high levels of energy and so require a lot of physical and mental stimulation on a daily basis. These dogs are natural born workers and so enjoy having a job to do such as agility, search and rescue or something similar.
They are intelligent and so learn quickly. These dogs have an excellent sense of smell which makes them good candidates for search and rescue operations.
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