While searching for an appropriate dog crate, consider how big you expect your Weimaraner to grow. Dog crates usually show a strength rating based on weight of dog.
Average weight of adult Weimaraner = 55-90 lbs
Make sure your dog crate is a few inches higher than your dogs height.
Average height of adult male Weimaraner = 25-27 inches
Average height of adult female Weimaraner = 23-25 inches
A little about the Weimaraner:
The Weimaraner is known for being an excellent hunting dog. In the nineteenth century Germany had an abundant wild life. It was very popular to hunt large prey such as bear, deer, boar and even wolves. The Weimaraner was originally bred at this time and was able to take down prey like this. The popularity of large animal hunting decreased but Weimaraner’s being such excellent hunting dogs were still used for the now smaller game hunting. Smaller game being rabbits, foxes and birds. The effort to breed the Weimaraner was initiated by the noble family of Weimer. The Weimaraner was first known as the Weimar Pointer. Although only speculated, the Weimaraner is thought to be from a crossing of the Red Schweisshund, the Bloodhound and some early pointing breeds. The Weimaraner has a powerful physique and usually has amber, light grey or blue grey eyes. Its coat is very short and extremely easy to maintain. The Weimaraner does not have an undercoat so they can’t handle the cold as well as dogs that do.
The German Weimaraner Club strictly controlled the breeding of this dog. Weimaraner’s from non approved breeding were not registered and specimens that didn’t adhere to their strict guidelines were destroyed. America gained access to this breed in 1929 when an American was allowed into the club. American dog enthusiasts became very interested in the breed once they saw the Weimaraner perform at obedience competitions. They soon learned to appreciate what a great hunting dog the Weimaraner was. The AKC recognized and registered the Weimaraner in 1943.
The Weimaraner requires a great deal of exercise. Remember that they are hunting dogs and known for their endurance and stamina. It’s very rare that an owner will out walk this dog. As a puppy they have an incredible amount of energy and this does not lessen much as they grow into adulthood. The Weimaraner needs a great deal of physical and mental attention. Owners need to be consistently patient with training and help their Weimaraner to know when they can play and more importantly when they need to be calm. Remember that your Weimaraner needs a great deal of mental and physical exercise each day. Consider this when figuring out your crate training schedule.
Weimaraner exercise requirements = 4 out of 5
(5 being the breed of dog that requires the highest level of exercise)
Average life span of the Weimaraner = 10-13 years
Dog crates combined with dogs not getting enough exercise will result in behavior problems. Your Weimaraner will show you that he’s not getting enough attention by not behaving well at home. Dog crates work best when your dog is getting the exercise he needs. If you’re going to use a dog crate, make sure he’s getting that exercise.
Both you and he will be happier for it.