Both Boxer dogs and Weimaraners tend to have a high drive and will often wear their owners out playing fetch. Introducing them to the fast-paced canine sport of flyball takes this common activity to a higher level. Teams of four dogs race relay-style down a straight track that is punctuated by four hurdles set ten feet apart to activate a flyball box, which releases a tennis ball that the dog fetches, bringing it back to their owners at the starting line. Boweimars typically inherit a strong desire to play hard from the Boxer side of their history as well as the long legs and retrieval instinct of their Weimaraner ancestors, making them well-suited to this competitive canine sport.
Dock jumping, also referred to as dock diving, was introduced in 1997 at the Incredible Dog Challenge. Dogs that participate in this competitive sport run to the end of a thirty-five to forty-foot dock and jump off into a long pool or body of water in pursuit of a specified target, aiming for either the longest or the highest jump, or for the quickest retrieve. The target can either be a stationary target which is suspended over the pool or one that is thrown into the pool, depending on the type of competition you are entering your dog into. The long legs and powerful musculature makes this hybrid dog an excellent candidate for competitive dock jumping.
Boweimars have a great deal of energy and power when they run, and employing the sport of canicross, in which your dog is harnessed to you as you run, can not only help to burn off much of their excess energy but also helps both you and your canine companion exercise more efficiently and improves the communication between you and your dog. This sport, first developed as a way to prepare young dogs for the job of pulling a sled and to maintain the fitness of mature sledding dogs during the snowless summer months, has recently expanded its reach and is becoming very popular for non-sledding dogs as well.