The Easy Care Weimaraner
~ What You Need to consider
The Weimaraner is considered to be low maintenance. Many people are drawn to the sleek and clean look of the breed; too often they don't consider that easy grooming doesn't mean easy. This breed is not for everyone and should never be considered by the person who wants a yard-type dog. If you are inside, the Weimaraner wants to be inside. If you are having a BBQ, the Weimaraner expects to be with you. They are a large breed Velcro Canine Companion; also a versatile hunting dog. All that being said, inside mean you want them well groomed.
Easy may not apply across the board; however, the coat is simple to maintain. Minimal bathing is important. The Weimaraner doesn't have the oily skin like the typical Labrador. Nor do they have an undercoat (unless we are speaking of the Longhair variety). The hair is about eyelash-length.
Does the Weimaraner shed? This is a frequently asked question. The answer is that every dog sheds--hair and skin cells. Nevertheless, the eyelash-length hair of the Weimaraner is almost insignificant. The key word being almost--their bedding, in particular, can see hair in small amounts. The floor can collect dust bunnies with some hair. If you bathe and comb them once a month the amount you will is minuscule.
The Longhair needs a bit more grooming; however, they still do not shed like the Labrador Retriever or many other breeds. Your clothing is not in need of brushing and hair removal. OwyheeStar recommends the Furminator.
The smaller brush can work on the puppy; later you can use it for you adult's neck, ears, and tail area. It appears this would also work for the Longhair Weimaraner. OwyheeStar has no experience with the pink or orange style brushes. Nevertheless, every Furminator they own is loved and appreciated.
Nail Care is a must
If you plan to trim your Weim's nails, you best be getting them used to the idea when they are young. Otherwise, you will face a battle as they grow. They will be tough to restrain in order to trim those nails.