Weimardoodle Puppies & Breed Information

Weimardoodle

Breed Characteristics


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Breed Information



Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized

Weight: Male: 45-70; Female: 45-70 lbs

Height: 20-27 inches

Color(s): Variety of colors that include gray, brown, cream, black; may be solid or sabled

Overview

The Weimardoodle is created by the crossing of two breeds: Weimaraner and Poodle. They are commonly referred to as "designer dogs". They are not as popular as many of the other crosses.

Character

The ideal Weimardoodle is muscular, athletic, and hardy. They possess a well-built appearance and intelligent expression.

Temperament

Affectionate, happy, and loving, the Weimardoodle is cheerful and pleasant. They are also brave and sensitive. They are not recommended for homes with small children due to their large size. Weimardoodle's do well with dogs they have been raised with but are not recommended for homes with non-canine pets. They are very family oriented and do not do well if ignored or left alone for extended periods of time. Boredom and loneliness will lead to destructive behavior. The Weimardoodle is wary of strangers and will quickly alert their family to visitors or out of the ordinary sounds.

Care

Depending on coat type, the Weimardoodle requires frequent brushing to remove loose and dead hair or professional clipping. Bathing should be done when necessary. The ears should be regularly cleaned to prevent infection. They may be prone to such health issues as PRA, bloat, hip dysplasia, and Von Willebrand's Disease.

Coat

The coat of the Weimardoodle may be short, smooth, and fine; curly; or a combination.

Training

Early socialization and obedience are a must. The Weimardoodle may be willful. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training sessions should be short, varied, and done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency.

Activity

The Weimardoodle is not recommended for apartment living. They do best in a home with a large securely fenced yard or a rural setting where there is ample room to roam, run, and play.

Ownership

Help reduce the number of dogs in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.


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Updated: 11/28/2014

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