A new take on some old classics, the German Shorthaired Weimaraner is the outcome of mixing a German Shorthaired Pointer with — you guessed it — a Weimaraner! The result is a pooch that resembles both dogs (which, incidentally, also resemble each other).
GSWs fit right into any family, having a naturally even temperament. While they are totally happy-go-lucky in personality, they are go-go-go when it comes to energy. Realistically, you're going to have to aim for up to two hours of exercise per day to keep these doggos satisfied!
Don't let that daunt you, however, because with some imagination, you can come up with all kinds of fun activities to do with your woofer. Take a peek at the ones we've come up with below to get started!
If ever there was a breed that was made for trail running, it would be the German Shorthaired Weimaraner! Both of the parent breeds are crazy about running. In fact, they were bred to trek through dense terrain while on the hunt!
This component of your canine makes them excellent at maneuvering through trees and over hills out on the trails. With the right equipment and some practice, you'll be just as comfortable as you blast through the wilderness (behind your GSW, of course!).
When traditional fetch just isn't cutting it, switching to water fetch might do the trick! This game isn't rocket science, but it does amp up the fun factor for water-loving breeds like the German Shorthaired Weimaraner.
What water fetch does call for is access to a waterfront area that allows puppers to roam off-leash. You may have to travel to a nearby area to find such a place, but the journey is worth it if the end result is a joyous pooch!
Your German Shorthaired Weimaraner is naturally good with people. They are calm (especially after some good exercise), sweet in temperament, and have an eagerness to please in training settings.
This makes them excellent candidates for therapy work! There are therapy programs all over the nation that can help prepare your pooch for work making people happy in hospitals, schools, nursing homes, and more!
Your woofer already is great at making you happy, so why not spread the joy to others? It should be noted that dogs two years of age and older tend to make the best trainees due to their calmer nature.
So there you have it! You don't have to do the same old walk around town with your Germain Shorthaired Weimereiner every day to keep them happy. On the contrary, we think both you and your pupper will get way more joy out of switching it up every now and then.
The activities we've outlined here are just the beginning, too. Once you begin to find which outings your barky buddy likes the best, you can explore those niches further. Clocking quality hours with your four-legged pal is always a good way to spend your time, and it will make the two of you closer, as well!