Weimardoodle

45-65 lbs
20-25"
United States
Weimaraner
Poodle
Weimarpoo, Weimaranerpoo, Weimaranerdoodle

The Weimardoodle is a hybrid dog that was developed by crossing a Poodle with a Weimaraner. They are medium to large in size. They weigh between 45 and 70 pounds and their height ranges between 20 to 27 inches. Their fur is generally wavy or curly and it can be brown, black, white, isabella, or fawn. They can be hypoallergenic and low shedders. These dogs are very protective and loyal, and they tend form strong bonds with their owners. They get along very well with children and other pets, but if not properly socialized, they could become wary of strangers when adults.

Purpose
Companion, Sporting
Date of Origin
2000s
Ancestry
Weimaraner, Poodle

Weimardoodle Health

Average Size
Male Weimardoodle size stats
Height: 22-27 inches Weight: 50-70 lbs
Female Weimardoodle size stats
Height: 20-25 inches Weight: 45-65 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Skin Problems
  • Eye Problems
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Minor Concerns
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Addison's Disease
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Cushing's Disease
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Epilepsy
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Distichiasis
  • Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA)
Occasional Tests
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Blood Tests
  • Blood Count
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Full Body Physical Examination

Weimardoodle Breed History

The Weimardoodle is a hybrid that was developed in the United States by crossing a Poodle with a Weimaraner. Their date of origin is unknown, although it is believed it was in the last two decades. The Poodle is thought to have originated in Germany and then developed in France. It is believed that water dogs from different European countries were used for its development. Another common belief is that these dogs are related to Asian herding dogs. Whichever is the case, it is well known the Poodle is a very old breed. Egyptians and Romans drew poodle-like dogs on their artifacts and in tombs during the early centuries B.C. The Miniature and Toy Poodles were later developed by breeding small Poodles to each other, no other breed was use for their creation. These smaller dogs were developed to please the French bourgeois. The Standard Poodle was use for duck hunting, and the Miniature Poodle for truffle sniffing. The Toy Poodles were only used as companions by the wealthy and noble. Eventually, gypsies discovered the Poodle’s talent and started training them for circus performances. They would dress the dogs and cut their fur in attractive shapes to enhance their appeal. Wealthy people later followed the trend, giving their Poodles fancy haircuts and even dying their hair. The American Kennel Club registered the first Poodle in 1886. Poodles became well-known in America after WWII. On the other hand, Weimaraner origins are traced back to the early 19th century. This breed was developed at the Weimar court in Germany. The breed was developed for hunting; the objective was to create an intelligent, courageous dog with great scenting ability, speed and lots of stamina. These dogs were also very loyal and great companions. It is believed that the the Bloodhound, the English Pointer, the blue Great Dane, the German Shorthaired Pointer, and the Huehnerhund were used to developed this breed, first known as the Weimar Pointer. In 1897 strict breed standards were established by an exclusive Weimaraner club in Germany. In order to get a Weimaraner, people had to be first accepted in this exclusive club. The Weimaraner was imported to America in 1929 when an American sportsman was allowed to join the German club. The American Kennel Club recognized the Weimaraner in 1942. The breed rapidly became popular after World War II, especially after President Dwight D. Eisenhower brought a Weimaraner to the White House. 

Weimardoodle Breed Appearance

The Weimardoodle can weigh between 45 and 70 pounds and stand from 20 to 27 inches tall. They have a shaggy aspect; their coat is dense, short or medium in length, and it is generally curly or wavy, although they can inherit the straight, coarse fur of the Weimaraner.  Their fur can be black, grey, chocolate, fawn, isabella, white, or black and white. They have a slim complexion, with elongated legs. They have rather small and slightly rounded faces, with a narrower muzzle that’s long and flat. Their eyes are big and almond-shaped, and they have a thoughtful look. Eyes can be brown, hazel, or green colored. They have big, pointy noses that can be black, brown, or isabella colored. They have long, flappy ears and a long, furry tail. 

Eye Color Possibilities
hazel Weimardoodle eyes
Hazel
brown Weimardoodle eyes
Brown
amber Weimardoodle eyes
Amber
Nose Color Possibilities
black Weimardoodle nose
Black
brown Weimardoodle nose
Brown
isabella Weimardoodle nose
Isabella
Coat Color Possibilities
gray Weimardoodle coat
Gray
fawn Weimardoodle coat
Fawn
pied Weimardoodle coat
Pied
white Weimardoodle coat
White
black Weimardoodle coat
Black
brown Weimardoodle coat
Brown
isabella Weimardoodle coat
Isabella
cream Weimardoodle coat
Cream
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Weimardoodle curly coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Weimardoodle Breed Maintenance

Weimardoodles can be hypoallergenic (depending on whether the Poodle coat is dominant) and are low shedding dogs. Due to the density and texture of their fur, you should brush your Weimardoodle at least three times a week to avoid tangles and matting, and eliminate any debris. He is not a smelly dog, so bathe him only when necessary, using a delicate dog shampoo to avoid drying out his skin. Visits to the groomer every 3 months are recommended to have his fur dealt with - clipping will keep the coat neat and shaped, especially if his coat is similar to that of the Poodle parent. You should also clean his ears every week; you can do it using an ear cleansing solution with a cotton ball. Brush his teeth at least three times a week to eliminate tartar buildup and bacteria. Also, clip his nails once or twice a month, when they get too long; or take him to the groomer to have a professional do it. 

Brushes for Weimardoodle
Pin Brush
Scissors
Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Weimardoodle requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Weimardoodle Temperament

Weimardoodles are super loyal dogs that love to form strong bonds with their owners. They are very affectionate and need to be with their families, regarded as a beloved member. They don’t do well when left alone as they suffer from separation anxiety. These gentle dogs are great with children and other pets. However, if not properly socialized at puppyhood, they can become wary of strangers. Your Weimardoodle is very smart which makes him easy to train, but he may inherit a bit of the Weimaraner’s stubbornness. If so, you will need a lot of consistency, firmness, and positive reinforcement. Keep in mind that you will get better results if you treat him with love and give him plenty of praise and treats. These dogs are also very protective and make great guardians. They are happy, lively, and active and make great companions. 

Weimardoodle Activity Requirements

The Weimardoodle is an active dog that will need plenty of exercise to stay happy and in shape. He will need to go for a daily 30 to 45 minute walk at the minimum, plus getting time to play and run free in a yard or park. Because they are very clever, these dogs also need mental stimulation; agility activities are welcome as well as the opportunity to play with challenging toys. They enjoy a nice game of fetch, and are likely to enjoy swimming as well . These dogs live best in cooler climates due to their dense fur. The ideal environment for him is living in a house with a nice yard to play. However, he can adapt well to apartment living as long as he gets plenty of activity outdoors. 

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
12 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Weimardoodle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2.5 cups
Daily Cost
$1.50 - $1.90
Monthly Cost
$34.00 - $45.00

Weimardoodle Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Weimardoodle size stats at six months
Height: 16 inches Weight: 40 lbs
Female Weimardoodle size stats at six months
Height: 14 inches Weight: 35 lbs
12 Months
Male Weimardoodle size stats at 12 months
Height: 22 inches Weight: 55 lbs
Female Weimardoodle size stats at 12 months
Height: 20 inches Weight: 50 lbs
18 Months
Male Weimardoodle size stats at 18 months
Height: 24 inches Weight: 60 lbs
Female Weimardoodle size stats at 18 months
Height: 22 inches Weight: 55 lbs

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