- SIZE: 6
- GROOMING:: 9
- EXERCISE NEEDS: 9
- GOOD WITH DOGS: 6
- WATCHDOG: 9
- BREED: Weimardoodle
- COLOR(S):Gray, brown, cream, or black. Solid or sable.
A Weimardoodle is a Poodle hybrid that is a cross-breed of a Poodle and a Weimaraner and may demonstrate any combination of traits from those two breeds. Poodle hybrids have become very popular in the past few years. They play a big role in the current designer dog trend. The cross with the Poodle is usually because of the Poodle\'s non shedding coat. The experimentation of these hybrid or designer dogs has not been recognized by the American Kennel Club or Canadian Kennel Club. The key to cross breeding to purebred dogs is what is called hybrid vigor, the breeding resulting in a healthier dog with superior genetic constitution can come from dogs purebred for so long that they have common genetic disorders.
Affectionate, happy, and loving, the Weimardoodle is cheerful and pleasant. They are also brave and sensitive. They are not recommended for homes with small children due to their large size. Weimardoodle\'s do well with dogs they have been raised with but are not recommended for homes with non-canine pets. They are very family oriented and do not do well if ignored or left alone for extended periods of time. Boredom and loneliness will lead to destructive behavior. The Weimardoodle is wary of strangers and will quickly alert their family to visitors or out of the ordinary sounds.
Depending on coat type, the Weimardoodle requires frequent brushing to remove loose and dead hair or professional clipping. Bathing should be done when necessary. The ears should be regularly cleaned to prevent infection.
They may be prone to such health issues as PRA, bloat, hip dysplasia, and Von Willebrand\'s Disease.
The Weimardoodle is not recommended for apartment living. They do best in a home with a large securely fenced yard or a rural setting where there is ample room to roam, run, and play.
Early socialization and obedience are a must. The Weimardoodle may be willful. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training sessions should be short, varied, and done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency.