Weimaraner Breed Overview
Weimaraner’s were originally bred in the 19th century as hunting dogs. Early on they were used by German royalty for hunting large game including boar, deer and bear. Today Weimaraner’s are still used as hunting dogs but more commonly for small game such as rabbit, fowl and fox.
Potential Weimaraner Health Issues
The average lifespan of a healthy Weimaraner is 11 to 14 years. They are a generally healthy breed, but just like any purebred, large dog, Weimaraner’s are susceptible to some serious health issues that you should be aware of.
|Condition||Cost to Treat|
|Stomach Bloat *||$1,500 to $7,500|
|Curvature of the Spine||$6,000 to $15,000|
|Autoimmune Diseases||$500 to $20,000|
|Canine Cancer||$5,000 to $20,000|
|Hip Dysplasia||$4,00 to $6,000|
|Elbow Dysplasia||$3,000 to $5,000|
|Eye Problems||$50 to $3,000|
|Heart Disease||$5,000 to $20,000|
|Separation Anxiety||$30 to $40 per month|
* Eight percent of dogs surveyed by the Weimaraner Foundation Fund had been diagnosed with bloat.
Pet Insurance Options for Weimaraner Dogs
All of the best pet insurance companies cover major medical issues like accidents and illnesses. This chart provides a more detailed breakdown.
|✓ Accidents||✓ Illnesses|
|✓ X-Rays, Blood Tests, etc.||✓ Surgery|
|✓ Hereditary Conditions||✓ Hospitalization|
|✓ Congenital Conditions||✓ Prescription Medications|
|✓ Chronic Conditions||✓ Emergency Care|
|✓ Cancer||✓ Specialty Care|
|✓ Diagnostic Treatment||✓ Alternative Treatment|
|X Pre-Existing Conditions||X Preventative Care|
Note: Unfortunately, dog insurance does not cover pre-existing conditions, so it’s important to enroll while your pet is healthy and young.
How Much Does it Cost?
Below are some samples across the country to give you an idea of how much it costs. However, the only way to know exactly how much a plan will cost is to get quotes for your Weimaraner.
|Portland, OR||Columbus, OH||Albany, NY|
Source: Pet Insurance Cost