Kirjoita tämä teksti suomeksi siten, että asiat tulevat kerrotuksi mutta teksti ei ole kopioitu, Älä käytä brändinimiä. Kirjoita teksti yhtä pitkäksi, mutta erilaisella rakenteella kuin alkuperäinen. Alkuperäinen teksti: ” Every dog is an individual, even amongst breeds and littermates. This article shares my opinions and experiences with owning and living with a Lab vs Weimaraner. I currently have a purebred Weimaraner named Remy and a purebred yellow Labrador named Rip. I love and appreciate both dogs for who they are as individuals as well as how accurately they both meet their breed’s stereotypes in many ways. Before welcoming my dogs into my family as puppies, I researched both breeds extensively, and talked with breeders and trainers. See our post: How to find a good breeder. I also observed many dogs of both breeds through my work at a boarding kennel, owning a dog walking business, working with rescue groups and attending hunting dog events and seminars. That being said, you might disagree with some of the things I say about Labs vs Weimaraners and you would also be right. Your experience with Labs vs weimaraners might be different from mine. All dogs are certainly individual characters. Living with a Lab vs Weimaraner First, here are a few general observations comparing the two breeds. Both breeds are active sporting dogs, generally very friendly and people oriented! They LOVE people, affection and attention. They are family dogs and enjoy being involved with whatever the people are doing. They’re typically friendly with other dogs, too. Labs and Weimaraners tend to chew and carry things in their mouths, even as adults. If they don’t have their own items to chew, they will pick up and carry around your shoes, socks and kids’ toys. Labs and Weimaraners can both be very hyper and immature until they are well beyond 2 years old and both need some serious obedience training and exercise from very early on. They are strong and powerful breeds and are very unruly without structure. They pull HARD on the leash if they are not trained otherwise. At the same time, I consider both to be very sensitive, “soft” breeds who respond well to praise and affection, food and toys. Labs even more so than Weimaraners. Differences between Labs and Weimaraners The main difference between the two breeds other than appearance is that Weimaraners take “high energy” to a much higher level than Labs. Their endurance is truly impressive. While both breeds need to run every day, Weimaraners are very difficult to live with if they don’t get some HARD running in every single day until they are at least 5 years old. This difference in energy is because Weims are pointing dogs bred for upland bird hunting where they cover large distances searching for birds out in front of their people. They were originally bred for hunting large game such as deer and wild boar. Labs can be great upland hunters too but they are usually bred for retrieving ducks and geese. When hunting waterfowl, the Lab might sit in a blind for hours patiently waiting for a duck and the perfect shot before he crashes into the water for his retrieve. It’s rare for a weimaraner to have that level of patience, nor should anyone expect that from him. Labs and Weimaraners love to sniff While both breeds love to sniff and forage, Weimaraners love to sniff and follow their noses even more than Labs! They always have their little noses to the ground in all environments and sometimes this makes them less obedient. Let’s just say Weimaraners are very “busy,” easily distracted dogs. Labs are high-energy, working dogs too, but most of them have an easier time settling down, especially when nothing’s going on. This is one reason why Labs make such great therapy dogs and guide dogs. You do not see many Weimaraners working as guide dogs, though some are great therapy dogs. Now let’s look at some more details comparing a Lab vs Weimaraner. Lab vs. Weimaraner size Both breeds can vary quite a bit in size with Weimaraners typically slightly taller and larger than Labs. But Weims also have a more “sleek” or slender look to them in my opinion because of their short coats. The AKC says that male Labs are generally 22.5 to 24.5 inches tall and 65-80 pounds. (Dogs are measured to their withers, which is the highest part of their back). Female Labs are 21.5 to 23.5 inches and 55 to 70 pounds, according to the AKC. For Weimaraners, the AKC says males are generally 25 to 27 inches tall and 70 to 90 pounds. Females are 23 to 25 inches tall and 55 to 75 pounds. That being said, these “breed standards” are for fit and trim dogs. I think we all know a few Labs and maybe some Weims who are much closer to 90 or 100+ pounds because they are very overweight! This is an unfortunate reality. Both my dogs are on the smaller size for their breeds, especially for males. My Lab and my Weimaraner are almost exactly the same height, length and weight, actually. They are both about 23” tall and about 65 pounds. Both of my dogs come from field lines vs. show lines. Sporting dogs bred for hunting or other sports are often a little smaller and more athletic than the lines bred for show (though, not always). When I watch the Westminster Dog Show every year, I am always surprised by how bulky the Labs and Weimaraners look! Weimaraner Vs. Labrador color Weimaraners come in various shades of gray from a light “silver” gray or a mouse gray all the way to a deep, dark gray which is called “blue.” A “blue” coat on a Weimaraner is considered a disqualification in AKC Conformation events. Labradors come in three standard colors – black, yellow and chocolate. Yellow Labs have a huge range of shades from light cream to a deep red, often referred to as “fox red.” These shades are all considered yellow Labs. “Fox Red Labs” or “Red Fox Labs” are yellow Labs of the darkest shade. There are also “silver Labs.” Some breeders reject silver Labs all together and some breeders specifically breed them. What is a silver Lab? Silver Labradors are Labs with a “silver” or gray coat color. The gray or silver color is a result of a “dilute gene” that causes the Lab to have a lighter coat color, nose and eyes. It is actually a “dilute chocolate.” The dilute gene is normal in many dog breeds, such as Weimaraners, and is the reason all Weimaraners have that unique gray coat, light nose and eyes. You can read more details on the dilute gene in silver Labradors in this article: silver Labrador facts. Silver Lab vs Weimaraner Silver Labs and Weimaraners both have the “dilute gene” that gives them their gray coat, light-colored nose and light eyes. Other than that, they are two separate breeds. Silver Labradors are just like the other Labradors! Labrador vs Weimaraner coat length Weimaraners have a short, sleek coat. They get cold easily in the winter, and their paws get cold easily in the snow and ice. Labs have a thick, dense coat that is straight and medium length. They are very hardy and can handle cold weather, snow and icy water very well because of their undercoat. Like most breeds, you do have to be careful with Weimaraners and Labs in hot weather so they don’t overheat. It helps that Labs usually LOVE to dive into any source of water whether it’s a plastic kids’ pool, a lake or the ocean. Some Weimaraners love the water as well. It’s kind of hit or miss with them. My Weimaraner does not like the water unless it’s a very hot day, then he’ll wade into a creek or puddle. Which is better with kids? A Lab or a weimaraner? Labradors and Weimaraners can be very good with kids. In general, both are very friendly and love all people, including children. These breeds are large and high energy so of course they can easily knock over small children or crash right into them when chasing a toy. They also love to lick small children in the face. Labs are generally even more tolerant with children than Weimaraners. Labs are one of the top breeds for guide or service…
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