The Weimaraner is obedient, alert friendly and fearless. They are intelligent and highly motivated by rewards but can be opinionated and willful. They are happy dogs and may be rambunctious. Having a strong prey instinct, the Weimaraner should not be trusted with small, non-canine animals. They are very loving and need to feel a part of their human family. A natural protector, they are reserved with strangers, and may be combative with other dogs. They are kind to children but may be too energetic for very young children. They are good watchdogs and like to bark.