Don’t be fooled by the size of this big boy. This one’s just a puppy at heart. The Weimardoodle is the adorable result when a Poodle is crossed with a Weimaraner. All these pups truly want is to shower you with love and affection, and they might get a little too sad if left alone for too long. Also popular by the names of Weimarpoo and Weimaranerpoo, these dogs love to have fun and look forward to playtime more than anything else. If you are on the lookout for a family dog or want a pup that will make you feel truly loved, look no further, the Weimardoodle is the perfect pet for you!
The Weimardoodle is a mixed-breed pup, which means there is a clear lack of documentation when it comes to the dog’s past. There is a high chance that the Weimardoodle already existed naturally through accidental breeding between the Poodle and the Weimaraner. However, it can’t be said for sure when intentional efforts to bring the two together began. A rough estimate can be around the 1980s since that is the time when the popularity of hybrid breeds truly skyrocketed. The area of origin is the United States, although the exact area of origin is unknown. Whatever the case, we’re glad we have this pup in our lives now!
The Weimardoodle is an incredibly affectionate pup, especially towards its owners. These dogs, due to their highly affectionate nature, may get a tad bit jealous if they have to share your love with a new pet or a new baby. It is important to socialize them early so that they understand that you can have other friends as well. While these pups are incredibly friendly, their genes make them a bit suspicious of and reserved around new people. These pups make great watchdogs, and they’ll be sure to let you know in case of intruders. In general, these pups really don’t enjoy being alone, so it is best not to leave them on their own for prolonged periods. To get a good idea of the kind of personality your Weimardoodle puppy will grow up to have, spend time around their parents. Their personalities are usually good indicators of the kind of temperament your pup will grow up to have.
There are no set standard sizes for breeders to maintain, which is why variation may occur. These pups will generally grow up to be anywhere between 20 to 27 inches tall and weigh around 30 to 70 pounds.
On average, the Weimardoodle is a healthy dog. However, some illnesses that affect the Poodle and the Weimaraner parent may crop up during your dog’s lifetime. Schedule regular visits to the vet to ensure that any illnesses can be caught early and treated promptly. Make sure the breeder you are buying from shares the health clearances of both parent dogs. Do not from breeders that mate dogs that are younger than 2 years old since that is when most health issues begin showing symptoms. Some potential issues that the Weimardoodle might face include eye and skin diseases, patellar luxation, epilepsy, hypothyroidism, and immune-mediated disease.
How much exercise your Weimardoodle requires is dependent on their size. However, on average, these dogs require a good amount of daily exercise. These are high-energy pups, and they need an outlet for any pent-up energy. If they do not get to release it, they may become destructive and unhealthy. In general, you should make sure your Weimardoodle gets a fun jog or long walk session every day. When it comes to training, this dog is enthusiastic and eager to please. They are highly intelligent and will pick up tricks with ease. Be sure to begin training early to avoid any dominance-related issues in the future.
Nutritional needs vary from one dog to the next, and it is best to speak to a veterinarian when deciding on a meal plan for your pup. Your dog’s needs will vary with age, and their diet should be adjusted accordingly. Steer clear of free-feeding and divide their recommended daily serving into two to three separate meals to prevent bloat and keep your pup happy and healthy.
The Weimardoodle’s coat comes in a variety of textures and lengths. It can be long and curly or wavy, or it can be short and rough. Mostly these dogs have coats that shed very little, which means they are better suited to allergy sufferers.
This pup is rather low maintenance. A good brushing session frequently will prevent any tangle or matted fur, and a bath every once in a while will ensure they stay clean and fresh. Do not over-bathe them, as it may dry their skin out. Clean their ears and eyes frequently, brushing their teeth on a regular basis to ensure they have good oral health.
On average, a Weimardoodle puppy will cost anywhere between $500 to $1200.
Here is a list of organizations that shelter Weimardoodles (among other breeds):