Weimshepherd

60-75 lbs
23-25"
Germany
Weimaraner
German Shepherd

Playful, intelligent, and excellent at hunting, the Weimshepherd is a mix between the ever popular German Shepherd and ever diligent Weimaraner. Weimshepherds tend to resemble their latter parent, the Weimaraner, more so than their German Shepherd progenitors in terms of their overall appearance, but these hybrids still retain the high energy and larger frames that both of its parents are known for. Weimshepherds are large and athletic dogs that have enough enough to enervate any woefully unprepared pet owners. But they are very family oriented creatures and can become great pets if reared by a seasoned and loving owner.  

Purpose
Hunting, Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
German Shepherd, Weimaraner

Weimshepherd Health

Average Size
Male Weimshepherd size stats
Height: 25-27 inches Weight: 70-90 lbs
Female Weimshepherd size stats
Height: 23-25 inches Weight: 60-75 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
Minor Concerns
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Urolithiasis
  • Bloat
  • Hemophilia
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Entropion
  • Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Distichiasis
Occasional Tests
  • Elbow
  • Hip And Eyes
  • Thyroid Tests

Weimshepherd Breed History

Very little is known about the Weimshepherd’s history as this hybrid is not as abundant as either of its parents. The result of breeding a traditional German Shepherd with a Weimaraner, another native of Germany, the Weimshepherd earns both its namesake and physical traits from combining those found in its parents. Weimaraner’s were bred for the express purpose of assisting the 19th century German hunters of the Weimar court in tracking and capturing game. Weimaraners were bred to be agile, athletic, and intelligent hunting companions and many of those traits are found within their Weimshepherd descendants. On the other side of the coin, German Shepherds are well known for being capable and well rounded dogs. German Shepherds were originally bred as herding animals, hence their namesake, by Captain Max Von Stephanitz in the late 1800’s. As Germany became more industrialized, Stephanitz worked to make the early German Shepherds more adaptable and adept working dogs as well. While the Weimshepherd may not be as versatile as its German Shepherd parent, the hybrid does retain the high intelligence and energy innate within all German Shepherds. Having a double dose of intelligence and energy makes the Weimshepherd somewhat notorious for being a troublemaker and a bit of deviant in the world of dog ownership; Weimshepherds can prove to be destructive, cantankerous critters when left to their own devices, a trait common to both of its parents, and it has the inborn wit to learn how to uproot various items that you may not have expected. Indeed, the Weimshepherd’s pedigree has poised it to be a very active and energetic hybrid. The key lies in learning how to channel the Weimshep’s energy into a more constructive outlet, as is the common solution with both of its parents. Though still a relatively mysterious hound, a great deal of information can be gleaned about the Weimshepherd by looking at its ancestry. 

Weimshepherd Breed Appearance

Like the Weimaraner, the Weimshepherd’s head is beset by two, endearingly large and floppy ears that fold in compactly when not alert. The Weimshep’s short, sleek, and shiny cobalt black coat combines the physicality of the Weimaraner’s similarly short coat with the German Shepherd’s darker coloration. The Weimshepherd also combines the sturdiness of both of its parents builds into a dexterous and vigorous frame that’s perfectly suited for high energy tasks and activities. The Weimshep’s long, narrow snout will help it sniff out any seemingly obscured prey and is strong, nimble forelegs provide it with great maneuverability, giving this hybrid a noble and graceful profile.  

Eye Color Possibilities
hazel Weimshepherd eyes
Hazel
brown Weimshepherd eyes
Brown
amber Weimshepherd eyes
Amber
Nose Color Possibilities
black Weimshepherd nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
gray Weimshepherd coat
Gray
black Weimshepherd coat
Black
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Weimshepherd straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Weimshepherd Breed Maintenance

Like its German Shepherd and Weimaraner parents, the Weimshepherd is not a hypoallergenic companion so those with severe allergic reactions should take care to make certain that they are compatible with these hybrids. Having a coat that resembles its Weimaraner parent more so than the German Shepherds that have helped to create it, the Weimshepherd is an easier creature to groom. It requires a weekly brushing session with a bristle brush and complimentary baths after periods of intense physical exertion, but the Weimshepherd doesn’t shed excessively like German Shepherds do. Brush their teeth regularly to avoid bad breath and bacterial infections, and you’ll have a pet that’s easier to groom than most.  

Brushes for Weimshepherd
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Weimshepherd requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Weimshepherd Temperament

The Weimshepherd combines the high energy temperament of its Weimaraner parent with the more easy going, easily trainable nature of its German Shepherd predecessor. Like both of its parents, the Weimshepherd craves stimulation and it will begin to grow anxious and unsettled if left alone and not given anything to do too often. Weimsheps are very intelligent creatures as well, and they can create quite a bit of chaos if left unattended. But these hybrids are loyal and loving creatures above all else, and Weimsheps can learn to be just as obedient, friendly, and great with kids as both of their parents if reared properly and socialized at an early age. Weimshepherds may prove to be too rowdy around small children, and may be liable to outright kill smaller animals, so keeping a watchful eye over your furry friend is key to its development and safety. The Weimshepherd isn’t a companion for first time dog owners by any stretch of the imagination, but in the care of a knowledgeable, equally energetic, and loving owner, this designer bread can truly shine as an addition to your family.  

Weimshepherd Activity Requirements

If you’re ever in need of an exercise partner for your High Intensity Cardio sessions, than the Weimshepherd will quite literally give you a run for your money; inheriting great zeal and stamina from both of its parents, the Weimshepherd needs plenty time (about 90 minutes per day) and space to adequately burn off all of its excess energy. If you live a small, enclosed space, don’t have reliable and consistent access to any large areas, or lack the necessary time required to provide a Weimshepherd with an adequate and consistent workout, it may not be the companion for you; inadequate physical activity can pose serious threats to a Weimshep’s health, so it’s best not to bite off more than you can chew if you’re considering owning a Weimshepherd. But if you’ve got the time and the energy needed to keep pace with this animal, you’ll be in for an intense workout.

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

Weimshepherd Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.50 - $1.90
Monthly Cost
$39.00 - $52.00

Weimshepherd Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Weimshepherd size stats at six months
Height: 17 inches Weight: 41 lbs
Female Weimshepherd size stats at six months
Height: 17 inches Weight: 34 lbs
12 Months
Male Weimshepherd size stats at 12 months
Height: 22 inches Weight: 67 lbs
Female Weimshepherd size stats at 12 months
Height: 20 inches Weight: 51 lbs
18 Months
Male Weimshepherd size stats at 18 months
Height: 26 inches Weight: 80 lbs
Female Weimshepherd size stats at 18 months
Height: 23 inches Weight: 67 lbs

Weimshepherd Owner Experiences

THOR
2 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Has eye issues though no vet has been able to say what is the cause of partial blindness. Can be very needy and tends to bury shoes in desperation if not given enough attention. He digs a lot. Great guard dog and very affectionate. Needs a lot of excercise. He will run 9km no problem.
10 months, 2 weeks ago
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