One of our most shared photos on Facebook is this one of Miss Britta. I love it because it captures that Weim neediness. Yep, they’ll velcro themselves to you, and as I said in that article, Weims won’t entertain themselves. They want to be with you, and they’ll bug you (and bug you) for attention. They will follow you everywhere, and when you sit, they’ll either be on top of you or at least touching every inch they can. They’ll happily smother you in bed, more than likely sleeping width-wise with their feet poking your back. (Remember, must be touching!) They’re nosy too, gotta see what you’re doing and what’s going on.
In contrast to their neediness and clownish character towards their owners, they tend to be aloof and even snobbish to people they don’t know. Though they are hunting dogs, they were also developed to be house dogs with the additional responsibility of being watch dogs and companions in the home.
It can be difficult for those who have not spent considerable amount of time with Weimaraners to describe this dichotomy of needy and aloof traits, but it’s fair to say that because this breed is owner-oriented, their devotion, if not managed correctly, can lead to behavioral problems, namely separation anxiety. SA is not a breed characteristic per se, but the tendency can be there and can definitely explode into a full blown problem if the owner doesn’t address this issue from the get go.
Go back to About Weimaraners.