About the Weimardoodle
The Weimardoodle is a hybrid dog that is made up of a combination of two different purebreeds. It's a cross between the Standard Poodle and the Weimaraner. We've found the best method for understanding the characteristics of the Weimardoodle is to read both of its ancestors descriptions taking note of their temperaments, size and general look.
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The Weimardoodle is a crossbreed between the Poodle and the Weimaraner. This type of breed is sometimes referred to as a mixed breed or designer breed. In the last few years many crossbreeds with Poodles have become popular due to the resulting breed often inheriting the Poodle’s hypo-allergenic, non-shedding coat. The Weimardoodle is one of those breeds.
As a mixed breed, the Weimardoodle often inherits various characteristics from both parent breeds. The characteristics may vary depending upon whether the dog is a first generation, backcross or a multi-generation cross. A first generation cross is produced by breeding a purebred Poodle and a purebred Weimaraner. A backcross is produced by breeding a purebred Poodle or a Weimaraner with a Weimardoodle. The multi-generation cross is produced by breeding two Weimardoodles together. The Weimardoodle is not able to be registered as a purebred because it is a mixed breed. There are now hybrid organizations which have been set up specifically for registering hybrid breeds such as the Weimardoodle.
Most Weimardoodles will vary in size depending on the size of the parent Poodle. Smaller Poodles will produce smaller Weimardoodles while standard Poodles will produce larger Weimardoodles. Some Weimardoodles will have a build that is stocky like the Weimaraner while other Weimardoodles will have a build that is similar to that of a Poodle.
The coat may be hard and short like the Weimaraner or a coat that is curlier like that of the Poodle. The coat of the Weimaraner may also be a mix of the two. There is also typically a range of colors that include apricot, white and black, depending on the colors of the parent breeds.
The Weimardoodle is typically an affectionate dog that becomes devoted to its owner. Some Weimardoodles will become so devoted to their master that they will experience separation anxiety when separate from their owners, resulting in nervous barking. The Weimardoodle also tends to be protection of their families and consequently make good watchdogs.
Generally, the Weimardoodle will get along well with children as well as with other pets. This breed will commonly exercise wariness around strangers and may even be jealous of a new child or a new pet.
Overall, the Weimardoodle is a sturdy and muscular dog with a strong build but may suffer from health problems such as hip dyslplasia, bloating and PRA. It is a good idea to check the parentage to determine if such problems are present as well as to have the Weimardoodle checked by a vet regularly. Generally, the Weimardoodle will have fewer health problems than either of the parent breeds. When provided with regular vet care, the Weimardoodle should have an average lifespan of between ten and thirteen years.
The Weimardoodle may need to be brushed frequently as well as trimmed by a professional, depending on the type of coat that it inherits. Any loose or dead hair will need to be removed through brushing to prevent the coat from becoming matted. The Weimardoodle will need to be bathed as necessary. It is also important to make sure that the ears of the Weimardoodle are cleaned on a regular basis in order to prevent infection.
Exercise requirements for the Weimardoodle will depend on which parent breed it takes after. A smaller Weimardoodle may do find with just a short walk each day or may even be able to get enough exercise on its own. Larger Weimardoodles may require more significant exercise on a daily basis.
The best environment for the Weimardoodle is one in which it can spend plenty of time with its owner. This breed becomes devoted to its owner and will not do well when separated for long periods of time. When left alone for too long the Weimardoodle may suffer from separation anxiety and/or may resort to destructive behavior. The best environment will also be one in which the Weimardoodle can receive the substantial exercise that it requires.
Generally, the Weimardoodle will do well with training given the intelligence it inherits from the Poodle and the devotion from the Weimaraner. As a result, it is usually a good idea to have this dog trained. The best approach to training with this breed is one which is positive and gentle.
Larger Weimardoodles typically do best in larger spaces and will require at least a moderate sized yard. This is not a dog that is suited for apartment or condo life. Although Weimardoodles will get along well enough with children, they are usually not suited for homes with small children due to their potentially large size.
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