The Weimaraner and Sophie

How will the family cat fare?

ellie-sofie

I thought you would find this funny.  Ellie likes to groom our cat Sofie, and Sofie really enjoys it. ~ Bob

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Breeder’s Comment: Ellie and other OwyheeStar Weims have done well with family (household) cats. They often will chase a feral cat out of their yard, but embrace the one they consider their own. Some cats will align with the household Weim; others watch from a distance. This kind of relationship is not a given. Most Weims that grow up with a household kitty will forge some kind of relationship. Introducing the new puppy to the kitty takes some skill, and supervision. Not every situation is the same. We suggest monitoring the situation; and making sure your kitty can find a place to escape the Weim’s vices. In Ellie and Sophia’s case, clearly that they have a sophisticated relationship. 

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Posted on March 25, 2014, in Cats and your Weim, Hot Topics, Information and Education, Maggie X Benton, Previous Pup Update, The Weimaraner and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. It’s great to see Ellie and Sofie :o) I’m afraid Easy and a cat would end in a CATastrophe.

  2. It might well end in a CATastrophe. This Weim was younger (but not a tiny pup) when they got her. It was a win-win situation, because then they could get moving forward quickly with their agenda. Regardless, she was young, and the cat was a resident cat at the home when she arrived. We told them we could not promise anything. In the end, it went better than anyone could imagine. We still believe a person must approach bringing in a cat (once the Weim is established in the house–or, when you are bringing a rehomed Weim) with caution. Much of what would happen would depend upon getting a lot of the introduction accomplished in good order, and having safe areas for the cat. Nonetheless, I am wary of the two situations I mention here; prey drive is resident in the Weim. If they happen to vie the cat as prey (or are triggered by their get-away) the chase could be on. It could end badly, and that scenario is always best to avoid.

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