The Weimardoodle is a cross between the Poodle and the Weimaraner. However, apart from this first generation cross, producing a backcross is also possible by crossing the purebred poodle or the Weimaraner with a Weimardoodle. These typically friendly dogs often vary in size, depending upon the size of its poodle parent in the sense that, a small-size poodle would produce a small weimardoodle, and a standard-size, larger.
The weimardoodle might either inherit the curly coat of the Poodle, or the coarse, short coat of the weimaraner. They are hardy dogs with a sturdy, muscular structure. Their elongated faces, adorned with long, hanging ears, round eyes and a dark muzzle render an intelligent expression.
|Also known as||Weimaraner / Poodle Mix|
|Coat||Curly, rough, soft, dense|
|Colors||Apricot, Black, Black & White, Brown, Chocolate, Dark Brown, Red-Brown, White|
|Type||Watchdog, Herding Dog|
|Group (of Breed)||Crossbreed|
|Lifespan/expectancy||10 to 13 years|
|Weight||45-70 pounds (for both male and female)|
|Height (size)||Medium to Large; 20-27 inches|
|Temperament||Intelligent, lively, energetic, playful|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with Pets||Yes|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||ACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR|
These dogs are marked by affection and intelligence, which is often revealed in the faces and demeanor. They love children and are good with them and all other pets in the family, including dogs. However, their love and affection might reach to such an extent that they might fall jealous if new pets or children are introduced to its family. At this time, it is always advisable to give them some extra attention.
They are usually reserved when strangers are around, and would even alert their families if they come across strange noises or suspicious activities. They are good for apartment life, although, large-sized weimardoodles are not advisable for families with small children in order to avoid possible accidents because of their high energy levels.
Because of their family-oriented nature, they do not enjoy solitude, and hence, should not be left alone for long periods of time, which might frequently lead to separation anxiety. Also, too much loneliness might indulge them into destructive or disruptive behavior.
Because your dog is already brilliant and clever, you wouldn’t need much effort to educate it up. But do begin socializing your puppy since childhood, right from the time you bring it home from your breeder.
Early socialization would effectively keep future issues at bay. Socialize them with your neighbors, pets, children, etc. Let them also perceive who the real leader of its ‘pack’ is. However, a positive reinforcement-based approach is recommended.
Considering the size of your dog, provide them with the same amount of daily diet as the other dogs of their size need. But insist of high-energy, good quality dog foods that would provide them with the respective amount of nutrition they need to meet their zealous and enthusiastic lifestyle.
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