About this group
The Weimaraner is a noble dog with an aristocratic past – they were originally bred as hunt dogs to German Royalty – but if you’re looking for a dog who’s stuck-up and snooty, you’ve come to the wrong place. The Weimaraner doesn’t care about your social status: whoever you are, he just wants to enjoy your company.
Which isn’t to say that the Weimaraner hasn’t enjoyed high status in more recent times. Long before the breed was popular in America, President Dwight Eisenhower brought his Weimaraner, Heidi, to live in the White House. Sadly, Heidi’s reign at the pinnacle of Western power was short-lived: her weak bladder led to an accident with a fairly expensive rug (fairly expensive being $20,000 dollars at the time – or around $160,000 in today’s prices). Heidi can therefore claim distinction as the only dog to have ever been banned from the interior of the White House.
Whilst most dogs prefer company to being left on their own, this is especially true of the Weimaraner. It really is essential that these devoted, loving and highly energetic dogs are given plenty of company and attention. The same goes for exercise – the more, the better. There’s not much danger of wearing out a Weim!
Why buy pet insurance for your Weimaraner?
Weimaraners can suffer from gastric torsion (bloat), a condition in which the stomach becomes twisted and restricts blood flow. Owners should look out for symptoms such as excessive drooling, pale gums and lip licking, or dry heaving. Bloat is treatable, but requires immediate veterinary surgery. Some Weimaraner owners opt for "stomach tacking," as a preventative (surgical) measure. Pet insurance can help with the costs of treating medical issues like this.
Why join the Weimaraner Insurance group?
By joining this group you use the buying power you share with other Weim owners to get a better deal on insurance. Currently, there is a 20% discount offer available with MORE TH>N, so please join the group to find out more.