Weimardoodle Dog Breed

Apricot Weimardoodle (Weimaraner Poodle Mix)

The Weimardoodle is a hybrid dog breed which is a cross between a weimaraner and a poodle. As a hybrid breed the weimardoodle will take on traits of both parents resulting in a mix of both parent breeds. Because of this, weimardoodles can carry the traits of either parent breed.

Weimardoodles are intelligent, muscular, and affectionate dogs. They are devoted to their family and would prefer being with them as often as possible. They have a lot of energy and are intelligent so they will need both physical and mental stimulation to keep them happy.

Weimardoodle Breed Details

Breed Specs
Hybrid10-13 yrs.20-27 in.45-70 lbs
  • Friendliness
  • Overall
  • Family Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Stranger Friendly
  • Maintenance
  • Easy to Groom
  • Energy Level
  • Exercise Needs
  • General Health
  • Shedding Amount
  • Behavior
  • Barks / Howls
  • Easy to Train
  • Guard Dog
  • Playfulness
  • Watch Dog
  • Ownership
  • Apartment Friendly
  • Can Be Alone
  • Good for Busy Owners
  • Good for Novice Owners
  • Intelligence
* The more green the stronger the trait.

Below are the main characteristics and traits expected from weimardoodles.

Weimardoodle Breed Description

The weimardoodle is the offspring of a purebred weimaraner and a purebred poodle and was bred to produce a dog with desirable traits from both parent breeds.

As a hybrid dog, the weimardoodle will have physical and behavioral traits of either parent breed. These characteristics are dependent on whether the dog is a first generation cross, multi-generation cross, or backcross. Not all weimardoodles will have the same traits as each dog will receive different characteristics from each parent which can lead to variations between the offspring (even if from the same litter). This makes it difficult to define a breed standard which is why the weimardoodle as well as the vast majority of crossbreeds are not eligible to be registered as purebred dog breed.

Since there can be behavioral and physical variations between weimardoodles it is recommended to research both the weimaraner and the poodle for a better understanding of the potential characteristics and traits a weimardoodle may have. With that being said, this page will list most likely traits the weimardoodle will have.

Weimardoodles are well built, intelligent, athletic dogs with a strong devotion to their family. They are very affectionate and have a happy and cheerful attitude.

Ideally, the weimardoodle will inherit the intelligence and hypoallergenic shed-free coat from the poodle as well as the devotion from the weimaraner resulting in a perfect combination of both parent breeds.

Weimardoodle Breed History

Since crossbreeds are fairly new, the weimardoodle doesn't have a history. It was likely originally bred within the two decades after the 1980's when hybrid dog breeds were becoming popular pets.

Weimardoodle Appearance

The Weimardoodle's size is dependent upon the size of the parent poodle (toy, miniature, or standard). The build of the weimardoodle will be either square built (like the poodle), stocky (like the weimaraner), or a combination of the two.

The coat may be curly, short and hard, or a mix of the two. Weimardoodles coloring can be a combination of colors from the parents including apricot, white, and black.

Weimardoodle Coloring

The weimardoodle's coloring is dependent upon the coloring of the parent breeds. Below are some of the most common coloring combinations.

Weimardoodle Size

Weimardoodles are generally a medium to large sized dog between 20-27 inches in height (from ground to shoulder).

Average Adult Height

20-27 in
*Height is measured in inches from the front paws to the top of the shoulder while the dog is standing on all four legs.

Average Adult Weight

45-70 lbs

Weimardoodle Temperament

Weimardoodles are devoted to their family and are considered very affectionate dogs. It is not uncommon for a weimardoodle to experience separation anxiety when separated from their family (which can result in barking).

Weimardoodles are generally good with children and pets, but may become jealous if a new child or pet is introduced to the family. Because of this it is recommended to socialize weimardoodles with people, children, and other pets at a young age to help them to become more well rounded. Weimardoodles are alert and are naturally suspicious of strangers which makes them a good watch dog.

The weimardoodle is considered an intelligent dog breed and should be trained to take advantage of its devotion and intellect. They can be stubborn and hard-headed when it comes to training so it is recommended to train with positive reinforcement for the best results. Weimardoodles are sensitive and should be disciplined with gently to prevent breaking the breed's affectionate spirit.

Weimardoodle and Children

Weimardoodles do well with children, however smaller children should be monitored when with the weimardoodle because the dog may unintentionally bump, knock over, or push smaller children due to their size.

Weimardoodle and Other Pets

Weimardoodles do well with other dogs (especially if they grew up together), however it can be challenging for them to get along with other non-canine pets. It can also be difficult to introduce new pets to weimardoodles without them becoming jealous.

Weimardoodle and Strangers

Weimardoodles are naturally suspicious of strangers and may be wary of them if they approach their family. The weimardoodle is not an aggressive dog, so they will most likely bark at suspicious activity.

Weimardoodle Photos

Below are pictures of the Weimardoodle dog breed.

Weimardoodle Dog Breed
Cream Weimardoodle
Grey Weimardoodle
Apricot Weimardoodle (Weimaraner Poodle Mix)

Weimardoodle Maintenance

The level of maintenance required is dependent upon which parent breed the weimardoodle inherits his/her traits from. This may require owners to regularly trim and bath their weimardoodle (if the coat is inherited from the poodle).

Weimardoodles bred from smaller poodles will require less exercise than those with standard poodle parents. Smaller weimardoodles will need to be walked daily and may be able to get enough exercise from a long session of playing. Larger weimardoodles, however, will require more exercise.

Grooming Requirements

Since weimardoodles can have either long or short coats (depending on which parent they inherit their coat from), their grooming can either be low or medium maintenance. Regardless, weimardoodle coats will need to be trimmed if necessary and they should be bathed to prevent tangles and odors from developing. It's also important to clean the ears regularly to prevent infection.

Exercise Requirements

Weimardoodles will need daily exercise to keep their energy at bay. Smaller weimardoodles will need a short walk and can even get their daily exercise needs with a few vigorous play sessions. Larger weimardoodles, however, will need more exercise and may require longer walks and outdoor play sessions.

Living Requirements

Weimardoodles are very devoted to their family and should be in an environment where they can spend the most amount of time with their owners. It is common for weimardoodles to develop separation anxiety when left alone or otherwise separated from their family (which can lead to barking and destructive behavior).

Larger weimardoodles do best in environments that can accommodate their size. They prefer spending all their time with their family (inside and outside), but it is recommended to have a yard they can play in for exercise.

Due to their exercise requirements, size, and potential for separation anxiety, larger weimardoodles are not recommended for apartments or condos.

Temperature Range

The temperature tolerance for weimardoodles can vary depending on the length of coat. Poodles can tolerate cold better than weimaraners and weimaraners can tolerate heat better than poodles. Regardless, you should use your best judgement when determining what your weimardoodle needs to keep him/her comfortable for the weather.

Weimardoodle Health

As a crossbreed, the weimardoodle will have less health issues than either of it's purebred parent breeds. This is because purebred dogs have less gene variation which can cause health issues. Weimardoodles should have regular vet checkups as the following health issues can occur:

  • Bloat
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
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Weimardoodle Breed Recognition

The following dog breed registries and organizations recognize the Weimardoodle as a dog breed:

  • American Canine Hybrid Club
  • Designer Breed Registry
  • Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • Dog Registry of America Inc.
  • International Designer Canine Registry