Weiler Dane

145-165 lbs
32-33"
Unknown
Rottweiler
Great Dane
The Weiler Dane is a hybrid designer dog mix. His parents are the Rottweiler and the Great Dane. His personality shines as a combination of both dog’s natures. He is protective and gentle. This lumbering giant is extremely loyal and bonds closely with his family. Normally, he will remain aloof around strangers. His sheer size is intimidating to most people. He stands tall and it is not uncommon for him to reach 33 inches at the shoulders. His body is extremely muscular and he weighs 145 to 175 pounds. His only drawback is that he can be stubborn and have a mind of his own. Although he is large, his mellow disposition means that he can live happily in a small home as long as he receives adequate exercise.
Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Rottweiler and Great Dane

Weiler Dane Health

Average Size
Male Weiler Dane size stats
Height: 32-33 inches Weight: 145-175 lbs
Female Weiler Dane size stats
Height: 32-33 inches Weight: 145-165 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Canine Hip Dysplasia
  • Bloat
  • Cvi (Wobbler’S Syndrome)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)
Minor Concerns
  • Arthritis
Occasional Diagnoses
  • None Known
Occasional Tests
  • Blood Analysis
  • Wellness Check
  • cardiac and hip, blood and eye exams

Weiler Dane Breed History

The Weiler Dane features traits inherited from both of his parent's unique lines. The Rottweiler is a noble guardian. He was once a herding dog. His duties included keeping the flock safe and he took that responsibility very seriously. The Rottie is believed to be an ancient breed that hails back to the days of the Roman Empire. When the Roman army travelled across the Swiss Alps and entered the lands of Germany, they brought the Rottweiler. The dogs quickly gained favor as cattle drovers. They became known as  Rottweiler Metzgerhunds, which translates into "butcher dogs". During the nineteenth century, cattle herding experienced a decline and the dog breed suffered. By the 1880s, the breed was scarce. When World War I erupted, the breed again regained popularity as police canines and dogs of war. In 1931, the Rottweiler was recognized by the American Kennel Club and entered into the Working Group. The large Great Dane can be traced back to 3,000 BC. It is believed to have originated in Egypt.  The Assyrians spread the breed around the world during their travels. The Romans and Greeks also took an interest in the pooches and started breeding them. Their popularity spread throughout Europe and they were often known as the Boar Hound because they were used to hunt boars. In 1700, the large, lumbering canines of Denmark started to be called the Great Dane. In 1889, the Great Dane was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club and was entered into the Working Group. The Weiler Dane possesses many of its parent breed's noble characteristics, to create an ideal mixed breed.

Weiler Dane Breed Appearance

The Weiler Dane is large and powerful. He possesses the height of the Great Dane but the muscular bulk of the Rottweiler. His head tends to be huge and blocky. He usually has the reddish-brown and black coloration of the Rottweiler but on occasion, he can appear more brown than black. Unlike the Great Dane, his chest is extremely broad. His ears are heavy and floppy. He has a long, straight tail, like that of the Great Dane. His appearance and sheer size are daunting to most people. His gait is determined and proud.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Weiler Dane eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Weiler Dane nose
Black
brown Weiler Dane nose
Brown
Coat Color Possibilities
brown Weiler Dane coat
Brown
black Weiler Dane coat
Black
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Weiler Dane straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Weiler Dane Breed Maintenance

The Weiler Dane often has the short coat of the Great Dane or the slightly longer coat of the Rottweiler. He sheds moderately. Brush his hair once or twice a week to keep his coat glistening and remove any loose fur. His floppy ears also benefit from a weekly wipe out with a cloth to remove any ear wax or debris. He does not have much of a doggy smell and really only requires a bath once a month. Many owners opt to brush their dog’s teeth to keep them white and the dog’s breath smelling fresh. Brushing a dog’s teeth every few days also reduces the chance of him developing plaque and gum disease later in life. His toenails usually require monthly clipping or filing because his relatively sedate lifestyle does not readily wear them down.
Brushes for Weiler Dane
Slicker Brush
Deshedder
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Weiler Dane requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Weiler Dane Temperament

If you are seeking a loyal companion who looks intimidating but is rarely dangerous, then the Weiler Dane is an ideal choice. He is gentle at heart. He loves children and makes a wonderful addition to any family. He can be stubborn so it's important to start obedience classes when he is young so you have control of him because when fully grown he is very muscular and you don’t want to be dragged around on the leash by him. When raised with small animals, he usually grows up to get along well with them. His headstrong personality can make him a challenge to manage but consistent authority will be welcomed. The consistency in training, as well as socialization, is also important so that he is well behaved around other dogs.

Weiler Dane Activity Requirements

Even though the Weiler Dane is large and muscular, he does not require an excessive amount of exercise. He is usually happy to go for a daily walk. If you enjoy jogging, then this dog is not for you because he doesn’t like to run excessively. Despite his imposing size, he usually gets along well with other animals so he does enjoy a trip to the dog park for a bit of socialization. In the house, he tends to be mellow and usually just likes to lay around and sleep. This big boy isn’t aware of his size, so he will often try to crawl into bed with you or climb up on the couch to relax.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
7 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
30 minutes

Weiler Dane Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$2.00 - $3.00
Monthly Cost
$45.00 - $65.00

Weiler Dane Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Weiler Dane size stats at six months
Height: 16 inches Weight: 80 lbs
Female Weiler Dane size stats at six months
Height: 15 inches Weight: 70 lbs
12 Months
Male Weiler Dane size stats at 12 months
Height: 32 inches Weight: 160 lbs
Female Weiler Dane size stats at 12 months
Height: 32 inches Weight: 155 lbs
18 Months
Male Weiler Dane size stats at 18 months
Height: 32 inches Weight: 160 lbs
Female Weiler Dane size stats at 18 months
Height: 32 inches Weight: 155 lbs

Weiler Dane Owner Experiences

Patton
6 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Rope tugging
Walking
Playing fetch
He is very excitable around visitors and strangers, especially children. We have to be careful that he doesn't accidentally hurt them by jumping on them. At 6 months he is already 28 inches at the shoulder and 75 lbs, so a good bit out of the growth chart above.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Cerberus
5 Years
8 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Eating Snacks
Bath time
Obedience classes
Catch treats
Run
Playdate
He is really smart, stubborn, lovely, possesive and protective.
4 months, 2 weeks ago
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