Planned or Not?...

The Weimaraner dog breed is a wonderful, athletic dog originating from Germany. A healthy Weimaraner lives up to thirteen years and is normally mixed with Pointers and Bloodhounds, making them excellent hunting or ‘big game' dogs. Every now and then you will find that all animals will find a way to breed.

Weimaraners a high amount of activity QWeimaraners depend on a high amount of activity to not fall under obesity as well as into a ‘neurotic state’, which is when a dog is in a constant state of fear or delusion. This means you will no doubt have your dog playing with other dogs on a regular basis which may help you select a suitable match for breeding. Regarding the breeding regiment for this dog, the size of their litters ranges from six to ten pups. Many owners who have Weimaraners, typically try to plan when their dogs should breed. Planned breeding can be a bit difficult depending on the dog's temperament and with the little patience, these dogs can show, owners have their work cut out for them. However, successfully planned litters are always a victory to those who are breeding them.

Planned litters

Planned pups who are left alone with the mother, grow at a healthy rate and are a born just like any other cute, chubby pups. They are clumsy and wobbly, and when they start to grow into their bodies, adjusting to their long legs can take a while, however, it's always a cute sight to see. Planned pups are normally raised the way the owner treats the mother. At around six to eight months, the pups are fully grown and once they reach one to two years of age, they are fully mature and ready to breed again.

Detached pups are a different story

Normally detached litters are referred to as the ‘Ooops litters'. They are the unexpected litters that normally are separated from their mother at birth and are either donated to the closest shelter or, sadly, abandoned far away from the original mother. Separating the litter from the mother can instantly procure separation anxiety, which for the small pups can be rather fatal. If people want a Weimaraner, go to trusted breeder or trusted shelter who carries them, this means they were a planned pup and most likely will live a healthy life. Detached pups and even ‘Ooops’ litters, are the results of ignorant owners, puppy mills, and forced breeding, so this only raises the problems associated with defective breeds or health issues that can arise later.

Detached litters have a higher death rate than planned ones

There is also the possibility of up to nine separate health issues that this breed can contract. From a normal ‘six pup’ litter, as little as two can survive because of breeding and sickness issues. Sadly enough, detached litters can also be a result of people running puppy mills, and 80% of the time, the pups themselves aren't healthy. If an owner experiences an ‘oops litter', it is wise for them to try and care for the pups until they are two months of age. This is when it is okay to take the litter to a shelter for them to build a better life.