Weimardoodle Dog Breed

Other names:
Weimaraner Poodle

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

Below are the main characteristics and traits expected from weimardoodles.

10 - 13 yrs.
20 - 27 in.
45 - 70 lbs
OverallFamily FriendlyChild FriendlyPet FriendlyStranger Friendly
Easy to GroomEnergy LevelExercise NeedsHealthShedding Amount
Barks / HowlsEasy to TrainGuard DogPlayfulnessWatch Dog
Apartment DogCan be AloneGood for Busy OwnersGood for New OwnersIntelligence

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 Colors

The images below represent the coat colors and patterns associated with Weimardoodles.

Additional Coat Colors
Black and White
Dark Brown

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 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.

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:

Weimardoodle Health Concerns

Below are potential health concerns associated with Weimardoodles.

Hip dysplasia
Von willebrand's disease
Progressive retinal atrophy

About this Article

Authored by:Dog-Learn
Updated:August 30, 2016