All Weimaraners are great, but not all Weimaraners are Great Weimars! Are you confused? Many are when they meet this interesting dog, because a Great Weimar looks an awful lot like a giant version of the hunting woofer that we all know and love. Or wait -- does is just look like a smallish Great Dane? To be honest, we don't really know.
What we do know is that a Great Weimar is made by breeding a Great Dane with a Weimaraner (and maybe even a Lab somewhere down the line, but don't even get us started there). This hybrid calms down the bouncy Weimaraner personality while providing a longer average lifespan than most Great Danes reach.
We've gathered some of the very best activities to partake in if you find yourself the lucky owner of one of these designer dogs.
Ahh -- what could be more relaxing than heading out into the woods to get up close and personal with nature? Your Great Weimar totally agrees. In fact, both the Great Dane and the Weimaraner are avid explorers, with roots that go back to their days as wild dogs trekking through the forest in search of large prey.
Flash forward to today, and your hybrid pooch is totally built for "ruffing" it in the woods. As you head out on your adventure, watch how your fur-kid changes from goofy pupper to regal tracker as soon as an interesting scent catches their attention! Hiking will no doubt become one of your favorite pastimes when a Great Weimar is in your life.
If your Great Weimar favors their Weimaraner background, chances are that they're crazy about running. You may find it hard to keep up with them while they're stretching out their legs, but thankfully, there's an easy solution to this issue.
Biking alongside your speedy canine is a great way to keep up with their outrageous pace. To make it even more convenient, there's a whole pile of special leash attachments on the market that are specifically made for bikes. These, paired with a well-fitting harness, can make cycling at your pooch's preferred speed as easy as a walk in the park -- with a bit of practice, that is!
While it may not sound like your kind of fun, your Great Weimar is all about learning. In fact, they feel a sense of fulfillment after properly completing their daily dose of training.
These sessions do not have to be long affairs, though, the more time you spend training, the mellower your canine companion will be. Teaching your pooch can become part of your morning routine, or it can be your go-to when the weather is too bad to play outside.
Another perk to this activity is that, during each training session, your fur-kid will become slightly more obedient and the two of you will bond.
So there you have it! When you have a Great Weimar in your life, you're set to have all kinds of fun. This breed is an excellent companion to anyone who can keep them busy. By finding out which games and outings your pupper likes best, you can make burning off energy fun for both of you!
And don't stop here, either. There are all kinds of great activities out there that your pooch is sure to love that we didn't get a chance to touch on. When in doubt, research the Great Weimar's parent breeds and learn about other things they love doing. It's likely that your furry pal will like many -- if not all -- of the things that the dogs before them were into.