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How to Groom a Weimaraner: 5 Expert Tips

Codee Chessher

By Codee Chessher

Weimaraner

Weimaraners are short-haired German hunting hounds that typically do not require lots of care, but long-haired coats may require a little extra TLC. If you’re clueless about how to approach grooming for your Weimaraner, we have all the core areas you should focus on and how to keep your pup healthy and happy! Check out the details down below.

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The 5 Tips to Grooming a Weimaraner

1. Regular Brushing & De-shedding

Weimaraners are moderate shedders, but they shed a lot during shedding seasons: spring and fall. In spring, they shed their winter coat for the hot summer, and in the fall, they shed their summer coat for the winter. For you, that means a weekly brush with a sturdy slicker brush. Use it to remove any loose tufts or tangles within your Weimaraner’s fur, which should be promptly disposed of.

Grooming is also a good time to check for ticks, fleas, wounds, scratches, and other visible signs of illness in your Weimaraner. A fine-toothed dog comb works wonders for times like this.

Lastly, the de-shedding fluff nightmare is a lot easier to manage if you invest in a good, high-quality vacuum cleaner with a HEPA-rated filter. This is doubly important for family health if anyone has animal allergies in the household.


2. Bathing

Weimaraner in the bath tub with towel over head
Image Credit: Laura Beach, Shutterstock

Weimaraners love to frolic outside like many other rough-and-tumble dog breeds, and that means getting dirty. Bathe them with a high-quality dog shampoo and take note if your Weimaraner has sensitive skin. Pups who get rashes and other skin irritation easily may call for a shampoo formulated for sensitive skin.

To dry your dog, you can use a large, clean towel or a hair dryer. Not all dogs tolerate hair dryers and may freak out, but other dogs love it. There are thinner towels designed specifically for dogs available that are thinner than human towels that help remove excess water.

There are a lot of pet shampoos on the market, but not all of them will keep your pet's skin and coat happy and healthy. The Hepper Pet Shampoo products are pH balanced and made with natural, safe ingredients like soothing oatmeal and aloe vera. Our shampoos will keep your pet clean, smelling fresh, and fully moisturized! The hardest part is deciding whether to get to traditional shampoo or the rinse-free version! Here’s a quick guide to help you choose the right option for your pet’s next bath!

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3. Paw Care

Every dog’s nails grow at a different rate, but keeping them neatly trimmed isn’t just for vanity. Long, sharp nails make traversing hard floors uncomfortable and even painful for your Weimaraner.

On average, you can expect to trim your Weimaraner’s nails every 6 to 8 weeks. While you’re at it, check for any thorns or small objects in the pads of the paw. Adventurous dogs get into all kinds of trouble outside, and thorns in the paw are a painful thing.

You can give the nails a quick trim whenever they look uncomfortable for your furry friend. If it seems daunting to trim your dog’s nails yourself, consider having them trimmed by a professional dog groomer. They’ll know how to quickly and efficiently trim long nails with you there for reassurance.


4. Weimaraner Ear Health

weimaraner at dog show with handler
Image Credit: Osetrik, Shutterstock

Like any hound, the Weimaraner’s ears need to be checked for built up earwax, ear mites, dirt, and other blockages. Neglected ears can lead to serious issues down the road, including partial or complete deafness.

To clean your dog’s ears, you can use cotton Q-tips soaked in rubbing alcohol as needed. This isn’t a regular thing, but you should at least check out your dog’s ears every time you brush their fur.


5. Dental Care for Weimaraners

Weimaraners love to chew, and you can help take advantage of that urge by giving your dog dental chews and other teeth-cleaning treats. Don’t rely on that to keep their teeth clean, though. Take a regular old toothbrush and brush their teeth yourself twice a week with dog toothpaste. Keeping your dog’s teeth free of plaque and tartar is keeping their chompers healthy down the road and helping prevent painful, even fatal, oral diseases.

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Conclusion

Weimaraners are loving and loyal German hunting hounds with gorgeously sleek gray coats. They get very dirty when they play, but keeping them in ship-shape is fairly easy and doesn’t require a lot of investment.

 

Featured Image Credit: DragoNika, Shutterstock

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