As breeders and as Weimaraner lovers, one of the most common questions we hear is “how big will my puppy get?” Well, we hope we can help you figure it out! (Or at least provide some entertainment value and help keep the guessing game alive!)
So how big will he get? Unfortunately, there is no magical formula to give us an answer. Most often, we reply that you need to look at the size of your puppy’s parents and grandparents, if possible. Based on this, you can get a pretty good estimate about the size of your puppy as an adult. Where this gets tricky is if this information is unavailable or if the parents of your pup are overweight so you really can’t get a good idea of their “true” size. There are plenty of 100lb “solid muscle” Weimaraners out there who should truly be down in the 75-80lb weight category. In addition, genetics can be tricky — as any breeder will tell you — and occasionally there will be a giant puppy or a midget born to two normal sized parents, which is why we recommend looking at grandparents as well. Rate of growth also seems to be largely genetic, with some families of dogs growing much more slowly than others. Just because your dog hits 65lbs at 6 months doesn’t necessarily mean he will be a 100lb weimaraner. Unless you allow him to get fat!