Weimaraner vs White Shepherd

Compare the Weimaraner to the White Shepherd. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Weimaraners and White Shepherds.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Weimaraner and White Shepherd are okay choices for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both breeds are child friendly, but the White Shepherd is the most friendly between the breeds.
  • Grooming - Both the Weimaraner and White Shepherd are very low maintenance and easy to groom.
  • Barking - The White Shepherd bark/howls frequently. The Weimaraner has an average level of barking.
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Weimaraner vs White Shepherd
Gray Weimaraner Dog Breed
White Shepherd Dog
Breed NameWeimaranerWhite Shepherd
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan11-13 yrs.10-12 yrs.
Height23-27 in.22-26 in.
Weight50-85 lb77-85 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryGermanyGermany
Origin Year1800 AD1882 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyGoodBelow Average
Stranger FriendlyGoodVery Good
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Jealous
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardNoYes
Medium YardNoYes
Large YardNoYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹55°F to 85°F40°F to 85°F
Barks/HowlsBelow AverageVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelVery HighHigh
Exercise RequiredVery HighHigh
Top Running Speed35 mph30 mph
StrengthHighHigh
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLowMedium-High
SheddingLowHigh
DanderLowHigh
Drool AmountMediumMedium

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameWeimaranerWhite Shepherd
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageYesNo
Focused & PatientNoYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageAverage
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageBelow Average
ChasingHighBelow Average
Follow CommandsBelow AverageHigh
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingBelow AverageHigh
HerdingBelow AverageHigh
HuntingHighHigh
ProtectionBelow AverageHigh
Remove VerminAverageBelow Average
SleddingBelow AverageBelow Average
WatchBelow AverageHigh
Health Comparison
Breed NameWeimaranerWhite Shepherd
Lifespan
Lifespan11-13 yrs.10-12 yrs.
Common Health Issues
AllergiesNoYes
BloatYesYes
DistichiasisYesNo
Drug SensitivityYesNo
EctropionYesNo
EntropionYesNo
Hip DysplasiaYesNo
HypothyroidismYesNo
Joint DysplasiaNoYes
Progressive Retinal AtrophyYesNo
Von Willebrand's DiseaseYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameWeimaranerWhite Shepherd
Coat
FurYesYes
Coat Type
Single CoatYesNo
Double CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
SilkyYesNo
StraightNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
MediumNoYes
Coat Color(s)
BlueYesNo
GrayYesNo
Silver GrayYesNo
WhiteNoYes