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Weight: 30-70 lbs.
Energy Level: Moderate – High
The Weimardoodle is found in the following colors:
Health & Longevity
Average Life Span: 10-13 years
The Weimardoodle is a hybrid breed of the Weimaraner and the Poodle. When it comes to choosing your puppy, you should work with a reputable breeder to make sure that your pup does not inherit any of the major health concerns or conditions of the parents.
The Weimardoodle does have some medical conditions that you need to be aware of including Cushing’s Disease, Addison’s Disease, bloat, Von Willebrand’s Disease, bleeding disorders, skin problems, hypothyroidism, patellar luxation, epilepsy, and eye problems.
Cushing’s Disease commonly affects older dogs and is characterized when there is a lack of cortisone in your pup’s body. This disease can cause a variety of symptoms from muscle weakness to a large, bulging abdomen, to hair loss.
Addison’s Disease is characterized by a problem with your pup’s adrenal gland. This disorder causes there to be a lack of corticosteroids in your dog’s body, and this can cause his or her body to function improperly.
Bloat is a serious condition that requires immediate medical intervention or else this condition is fatal. Bloat occurs when your pup swallows too much air or has too much gas in his or her stomach. This excess air causes the stomach to expand and place pressure on the other organs. The gas is unable to escape and requires help from your veterinarian.
Von Willebrand’s Disease is a blood disorder that causes the platelets in your puppy’s body to not be able to clot because of a lack of proteins in the platelets. In addition to this blood disorder, your Weimardoodle may have other bleeding disorders where he or she needs medical intervention and careful watch.
It is not uncommon for your Weimardoodle to have skin sensitivities and problems. This can range from dermatitis to sensitive skin to allergies. You will likely notice that there is a problem because your pup will alert you to it as it will be itchy, red, inflamed, and may cause some irritation.
Hypothyroidism is a condition that affects the thyroid in your Weimardoodle and can cause secondary problems including obesity or the inability to gain weight. If you think that there is something wrong with your pup’s thyroid, it is important to speak with your veterinarian to have your dog tested.
Knee dislocations can occur in your Weimardoodle, and you will likely be alerted to the problem because your pup will hold his or her limb off the ground and may have weakness in the affected limb. This condition can be corrected by returning the knee to its proper position, but should only be done by a veterinarian.
Your Weimardoodle may experience seizures, and this can be a frightening experience for both you and your dog. It is important that you monitor him or her closely and work hard to protect them when they do have one. Medical intervention to with the use of medication may be needed.
Lastly, eye problems can crop up at some point in your Weimardoodle’s life and can vary from an infection to a cataract or even blindness in the eyes. You should monitor your pup’s health and report any problems to your veterinarian.
Temperament & Train-ability
The Weimardoodle is considered to be a loyal, devoted, and affectionate dog. This breed will require that you pay attention to him or her because he or she will feed and thrive on your attention. You may even notice that your pup works hard to gain your attention.
Your Weimardoodle will not do well left alone, especially since he or she becomes more of a companion. You will find that this breed suffers from separation anxiety and will become destructive when left alone in your home.
If you want a puppy who will get along with other pets and children in the home, this is the breed for you. You can expect your puppy to be quite protective, but not aggressive. It is important to know that this breed can be a cautious of strangers, so proper introductions are needed.
The Weimardoodle is a semi-active dog, and the actual exercise needs of your pup will depend on the size of him or her. If your Weimardoodle is on the smaller side, he or she will need less exercise and stimulation than a larger Weimardoodle.
You should take your new dog on walks each day and make sure that he or she has enough toys to play with in addition to outdoor time to run around and play.
This breed is considered easy to train, but you may run into a stubborn streak or two, especially when you want them to perform on command. You do need to remain consistent in your training methods and avoid becoming too harsh on your pup, or he will stop responding well to you.
Your Weimardoodle does not require too much grooming, but will need to be brushed every couple of days to ensure his or her coat is silky and does not have any mats or tangles.
You do not have to bathe your pup often except for when he or she is stinky or dirty. You should use a special shampoo designed for sensitive skin or choose a mild one that does not contain a lot of perfume.
Your Weimardoodle will eat anywhere between 2 1/2 cups to 3 cups of food each day. You need to feed your pup a quality dog food that is packed with protein and nutrients. Try to avoid products that contain fillers and avoid wet food as an everyday meal.
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A Weimardoodle puppy will cost you anywhere between $300 and $950. This amount can range depending on the availability of puppies and the demand for them. In addition to this cost, you should factor in the cost of vaccines and veterinary care, which can total $600 or more per year.
Paws ‘N’ Pups Ranking
Paws ‘N’ Pups ranks every breed out of 4 with 1 being easiest to integrate into your life and 4 being the toughest – The lower the ranking the better.
Ranking takes into account a few basic factors including cost, skill level needed, high vs low maintenance and how critical regular training is to success. The Weimardoodle is an excellent option for any home and will fit in with your kids and pets. This breed does not require a significant amount of exercise but is not afraid to play either. You will find that your Weimardoodle is sometimes stubborn, but is trainable. This breed ranks a 2.
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