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Thread: Long haired Weimaraners - good for hunting or crazy?

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    Question Long haired Weimaraners - good for hunting or crazy?

    Just wondering if anyone knows of any good Long haired Weimaraner hunting stock in NZ or had any experience in the breed? To be used as a versatile dog.
    Not looking at buying one in a hurry but just interested in the breed. Have they been ruined in NZ for hunting by the show ring? Is there anyone breeding purpose hunting dogs in NZ?
    Heard they can be pretty skitso/physco though, thoughts?

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    There are a couple in Canterbury. I think they are breeding them. They have been testing them with the NZVHDTA.

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    I know one guy that had one and ended up selling it as it had no hunting drive. He then bought a regular weim and ended up selling that because training for deer was too hard.

    Take from that what you will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bavarian_Hunter View Post
    I know one guy that had one and ended up selling it as it had no hunting drive. He then bought a regular weim and ended up selling that because training for deer was too hard.

    Take from that what you will.

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    Yeah im sure it is probably very hit and miss with them. No doubt they can be great dogs probably, but it is likely that we just dont have the right stock here in NZ. Was looking through a NZ facebook group for them last night and saw that about 1/3 of the dogs had muzzles on them. Ill take from that what i will also.

    Im thinking maybe just stay with the tried and true, not worth the risk.
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    As said by stag down, we don't have the right stock here in NZ, the German ones maybe not a great fit as well as they are well known to be at the sharp end of temperaments.
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    We have friends in Uruguay that use a Weimaraner on deer and small game/birds. It's an excellent hunting dog and a great family pet. They suffer from separation anxiety a lot and are very clingy, love attention and needs to hunt often to keep focus. They use him on Chital (Axis deer) ducks/doves, and they have a vineyard that their house is situated right in the middle of so hunt hares with him a lot to keep him in the game.
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