First, let’s think about some general stereotypes about weimaraners.
They’re high energy. They’re rough. They have a high prey drive. They’re hunting dogs, obnoxious as well as loud.
Now, let’s likewise think about that many weims do online with cats as well as they get along fine.
So, are weimaraners great with cats?
It depends upon the private dog, of course. Not breed.
It depends upon the cat, too. Is the feline utilized to dogs? Does he handle himself okay around them?
And as an owner, do you understand when to step in as well as keep everybody safe, what to tolerate as well as exactly how to safely introduce a dog as well as a cat?
Bunnlinjen. No, weimaraners are not necessarily understood to be “good” with cats (for the reasons above). But, if the dog is increased with cats or perhaps properly introduced later in life in a risk-free method as well as provided remove rules, it can work out just fine.
My weimaraner Remy is “good” with my cats.
By that, I mean he is not aggressive with them. We don’t enable him to chase the cats, although he’d like to. however he’s still as well hyper as well as wiggly for their liking. He tries to nose them as well as paw at them (just like he does to us too). Basically, my weimaraner is rude to everybody – people, dogs as well as cats. however we don’t enable him to terrorize our cats.
Beamer, our calm & cool, positive tan tabby is extremely great with Remy. Beamer walks into a space with sluggish confidence, claiming the area with energy that so clearly says, “You will provide me area as well as respect.” Beamer is 14. He’s been around a while as well as let’s just say, He’s seen some shit.
Scout, our more sensitive gray tabby (not pictured) is anxious around Remy. I believe he’s getting much better however for the most part he stays on the other side of the hallway gate.
All that being said, I trust Remy with my cats. I can leave them in the exact same space as well as he may annoy them however nothing that concerns me. I wouldn’t leave them loose together house alone, however Remy is always kenneled when we’re not house anyway.
I’m likewise cautious when there’s food out, however that’s typical sense with all animals. I’m cautious with food around my lab mix Ace too.
Remy was increased around our cats from 8 weeks, as well as I believe that’s what made the biggest difference for him. He sees cats outside as well as he gets excited and wishes to chase them, however it’s not the exact same “drive” I see in him when he areas rabbits or birds.
I wished to compose this publish since I saw somebody from a Labrador rescue publishing on Facebook about exactly how her group had taken in a weimaraner for adoption as well as the dog couldn’t go to a house with cats. “Weimaraners are feline killers,” she said. “They can’t online with cats.” as well as then she as well as others went on about the “cat killer” weims.
Yes, some weims have killed cats. These are hunting dogs with a strong prey drive. You can state the exact same about a great deal of breeds.
Dogs chase as well as sometimes kill little animals. Some weims shouldn’t online with cats, as well as that doesn’t make them poor dogs. There are a great deal of dogs that should not online with cats.
Some weimaraners, just like any type of breed, can online safely with cats. It just depends upon the private dog, exactly how it was increased as well as exactly how it is introduced to cats.
If you are adopting an adult weimaraner as well as you are not sure exactly how the dog is with cats, I would be very, extremely cautious as this breed does have a extremely strong prey drive. I personally would not be comfortable adopting an adult weimaraner unless I understood he had dealt with a feline in a prior indoor home.
Before we made the decision to purchase a weimaraner, one of my top concerns for the breeder was, “Can weimaraners live with cats?” Her response was extremely frank as well as I believe accurate:
“Cats are generally not an problem when you get a extremely young pup (8 weeks) since they will be increased with them as well as generally the feline will lay down the legislation at that impressionable age, which helps.”
My weim Remy is great with our cats. He understands they online with us as well as that we’re all somehow this united group or “family.”
Two dogs, two cats as well as two people.That’s all he knows, really. Hans familie.
Do we have any type of weimaraner owners reading? Or other people with breeds understood for a high prey drive?
Har du en katt? exactly how do your pets get along generally?