Has Anyone Ever Had a Bad Experience With a Weimaraner ?

I was walking me dog in the local woods today when a man coming the other way insisted I put him on his lead so he and his dog could pass. He explained that his dog had had half his ear chewed off by "one of those" My weimaraner is a large dog and can be a bit boisterous at times but has never shown real aggression to other dogs. Just wondering if anyone else had heard of such behaviour in a weimaraner?

Yes but not as frequently as in some breeds.

It can happen w/any breed
either
because of the luck of the draw
or
a result of the dog’s idiot ‘owner’…

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  • anwen55

    Like any other breed, there’s good ones and bad ones! Weimaraners have become a lot more popular in recent years and too many people own them without having a clue how to train a strong willed dog!
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  • sallard84

    i have never heard of a weimaraner being mean!!
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  • Becky B

    Actually yes i used to have one and he would get really funny if you left him on his own. one time i popped out doing the weekly shop and came back to find my kitchen completely demoloshed!!!! He was also very protective of me and wouldnt let anyone else get close. Its the breed i afraid!
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  • Em x

    We have a massive, aggresive Weimeraner in my village. It is such a shame because you can tell it is completely down to the way it is handled by the owner!

    Any dog breed has the potential to be aggressive to other dogs unfortunately – and it gives us owners of large breeds a bad name!
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  • pablo escobar

    Your dog does not have a strong jaw so im inclined not to believe that dude.(proof required)
    They are a popular dog because of their personality and having a weak jaw means its not likely to cause you problems.
    A ridgeback that is the same size and looks but a slightly different colour has a lethal bite.
    And would bite another dogs ear off.
    Maybe this dude confused them.
    My mate has a weimaraner and had rodesian ridgeback in south africa.
    The ridgeback was for killing caffas.
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  • Ruger07

    No. One of my good friends has had weimaraners since I can remember and they’ve all been wonderful dogs, with cats, dogs, babies, children and all adults. However any breed of dog can bite or attack, given its had a bad past, or the circumstances that made it become aggressive.
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  • honey

    Yip, we have a massive one at ours, it’s the size of a horse and not trained whatsover, the guy lets it off the lead all the time (probs so it can get the exercise it needs as it is big) but it is really aggressive and goes for my two dogs all the time. It is just out of control and it should not get off the lead if it behaves in that way. I have 2 large breed dogs who could probably take care of themselves and a burly boyf who walks them but don’t know what i’d do if it was me out on my own or some poor old lady.
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  • ginbark

    My Aunt owned and bred Weims, for a few yrs, for hunting and shows and donated to the Seeing Eye. Her dogs all had nice temperaments and were well behaved for her husband and myself BUT she made them dog aggressive when she walked them. Whenever she saw another dog she tightened the lead and sent the message down the leash to beware of other dogs. They acted liked "donkeys" with her but a strong correction on a loose lead and a leave it command made them ignore other dogs for my Uncle and I. I have owned/rescued 1 Weim of CH. Field breeding and he was a friendly birdy dog who went to a hunter and had a great life. But we have 2 Weims that come to the dog park, a female who is nasty and a blue n/m pup who is picking up her ways. Poor breeding and poor handling make poor temperamented dogs much worse and even a well bred dog can be led astray by his owner, but is fine with a knowledgeable person.
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  • keywob

    Ever since I was young I have always wanted a Weimaraner (beautiful dogs). Yes, I have heard that they can be aggressive. Apparently, the police force (not sure which country UK or Germany) used them as Police dogs a long time ago and had to use other dogs because of their temperamental aggression.
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  • betty.lu

    my neighbour had one and it was vile and agressive and ALWAYS barking. not a good breed for a first time owner that’s for sure.
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  • Frank F

    yes, they are nuts! Just another breed of dog that puppy millers, and BYOBS have destroyed through bad breeding practices.
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  • Rebecca

    There’s a pair of weimaraners’s that keep on escaping from the farm about a mile from where I live; I’ve rescued them from the country roads, bundled them in my car and taken them back to their rightful home eight times now! The only thing they’ve ever threatened me with, is half a ton of dog slobber when they lick my head while driving.
    I’d love to have a weimaraner one day, but may need to buy myself a new car with a hatch back!
    Sounds like that guy you met in the woods had quite a traumatic experience with a weimaraner; I imagine he just paniced when he saw yours. I think you can usually trust a dog after you’ve got to know it and they’ve got to know you. You know your dog, so don’t worry too much.
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  • arkpudel

    The man was rude, but I have had expriences where, once a dog was attacked by a certain breed, the dog HATED that particular breed. Perhaps since a weim had gotten this poor dog’s ear, the dog had serious issues being around a weim? My dog hates labs, after a yellow lab charged him. I have to watch him around them.

    I would also wonder why your dog was off leash- is there a leash law?
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  • Roadtrekker

    The guardians of our furry friends do need to be sensitive to the fact that not all dogs are well behaved…all the time. I am a dog lover through and through. But I might have been killed by a Weimaraner just outside my vet’s office, had it not been for the quick response of the staff inside who witnessed the event and ran out to help. The poor Weimaraner had been treated for an injury to it’s paw, and was leaving the office, wearing an "Elizabethan" collar. I had dashed to my car to get something and was running back into the vet’s. The injured dog was startled when i ran into it’s field of vision, and responded so viciously that i was shaking for 3 days. The dog’s guardian was an older woman who was also caring for a toddler. Bless her heart for being able to come up with the strength to hang on to that dog until the vet’s staff came running out to help. Otherwise…i am firmly convinced that i would have become dog food that day.
    Being more cautious around strange dogs now, i do appreciate guardians of our furry friends who are sensitive to their interaction with other dogs and humans.
    By the way, the owner of the Weimaraner that became so vicious, said she had never, ever seen that dog be anything other than loving prior to that incident. So anything can happen at any time, and it’s best to be prepared
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  • Corso Lover!

    I have NEVER seen a mean Weimaraner! They are always such big huge babies! But that doesn’t mean that the guy wasn’t telling the truth. It is all in how you raise the dog. Any loving breed of dog could be vicious if raised wrong!
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  • Razzle

    Yeah, one tried to attack one of my Border Collies at teh dog park
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  • Destiny’s Euphoria

    Weimaraners are usually very sweet dogs. I can’t imagine this, but I have a Weim and a Yorkie. My Weim was going to live with my ex, and did for several months. He left him home alone all day and night, with just short pee breaks. Finally, he realized I should take the dog. He’s 6 yrs old now and had never hurt anything. When he first arrived, he attacked my Yorkie viciously. I was shocked.

    I now know that this was probably due to missing his "dad’ and having been ignored and unexercised for so long. Once he settled in and got some affection and exercise, he’s back to his usual self.

    I think it’s how the dog is raised and treated. Weim’s are a tough breed in the beginning and a lot of people don’t know how to handle them. If someone was mistreating the weim who chewed off the ear, yes, I believe it. They can be challanging puppies, and if the owner responds by screaming or hitting, it makes it worse.

    In general, this is not common, they are not aggressive by nature. My weim was attacked by an American bulldog. It was horrid, but he did fight back, showing deep down he can be aggressive when needed. He "lost" the fight, had to go to the animal ER, but the bulldog had superficial bloody scratches on his face.

    I love Weimies…it’s such a blessing to own one.
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  • dirtydog

    Yes but not as frequently as in some breeds.

    It can happen w/any breed
    either
    because of the luck of the draw
    or
    a result of the dog’s idiot ‘owner’…
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  • Sarah H

    yes. i am a dog trainer and we currently have a young weimaraner dog in our ‘naughty dog’ class. His owner owns the very gentle and obidient mother and bred with a stud dog to have this little brute. Having no idea how to care and train puppies from the start he is not 13months and not socialised with dogs or people. He charges up to other dogs and can be very protective.

    My own dog is a rescue and if there are big dogs around that are a bit ‘barmy’ I sometimes ask the owner to put their dog(s) on lead as she is very nervous of big boisterous dogs and will fight. If it was a weimaraner (they are bigger than her) I’d be cautious – rather safe then sorry. Some weimaraners are bomb proof and mean well but there are always good and bad dogs in EVERY breed.
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  • G J

    Unfortunately, I have a friend who has bred Weimaraners for over 20years and had to have a male (not bred by themselves) put to sleep because of his aggression. I think in every breed there is the exception, and it sometimes depends on the pedigree / homelife of the dog.
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  • me and the dog

    I hope he had his dog on lead too if he was expecting that of you
    I suppose all dogs can be agressive to others and he may have been just unlucky.
    It may sound like an over reaction but I suppose he doesn’t want the vets bills.
    Next time ask you r dog into a sit and stay and if necessary hold his collar as they guy goes past. At least it shows you have control over your dog
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  • Amber

    I have a Weim and i dont have any problems with her nor have a heard of anything like that happening where i live. It makes me wonder about the other guys dog. maybe he(the dog) jumped at a weim the wrong way or something. i live near a weim rescue and that is were i take my weim for obedience classes. there is one dog there that does not like new dogs (she barks at them) but i never hear of her bitting. they keep all their dogs in the same area/pen it is also a doggie day care and they keep all the dogs together so that they can play. never heard of them having any problems with any of their dogs. hm who knows. it could have just been something that guys dog did. =)
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  • BRYON F

    i to have a weimaramer and its 2 yrs old before i bought him i done a lot of research into the breed and found they are boistrous but very very intelligent i also had the same problem at the wkend with a fella and girl walking to boxers on their leads but they were going mad to get to mine who was standing next to me minding his own buisness when the fella told me to put mine on a lead i didnt do it cause i have never had him on the lead he does what i say and if he couldnt control his dogs when their on a lead then he shouldnt have them but a few words were exchanged and he walked away.a weimaraner is very protective towards its owner and will go upto anybody or thing if they think theres a threat
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  • BABYDOLL

    Actually We have had situations where WEIMS challenged their owners. They are bred for hunting, and often don’t acknowledge children or light weight women as being in charge. They are not recommended for people with small children, as being eye level with them is considered threatening. Just appreciate their strengths and also let them know who is the alpha dog in your home. Good Luck
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  • bensargeant

    I have come across several whilst walking my dogs over the years. Some are great and soft loveable souls while some have had the devil inserted into them. With this type of dog is about how they were bred and the type of training they have received and also the mental strength of the owner
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  • coppermare

    I raised an owned weims for over ten years. These dogs are strong willed and please remember they were bred to hunt wild boar and bear! While most everything is dependent on their environment and genetics the fact still remains the hundreds of years of being a "hunting" dog with a strong prey drive is still retained in this breed. All of mine were very agressive toward other dogs and small animals or anything that "ran from them or squeaked, squealed or squawked" so to speak. All were very protective and hated being left alone which made them destructive. I now have one that I took from a family to keep him from being put down due to his biting and nervous temperment. He’s been with my family now going on a year and proud to report that he is in close quarters and getting along great with my pitbulls, eats with the cats and tolerates my 3 year old grandson doing anything he wishes to him. It’s all in the training and understanding the dog, any dog any breed.
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  • ytokgoz

    it could be done by any dog if not trained. some dogs are more dangerous but generally hunting dogs are calmer….my friends have weimaraners and yes they are big but gentle
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  • switched on

    I’ve never had problems with weimaraners both of whom have sadly died. Any one got one they can not look after, on a pension it’s difficult to purchase them.
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