Weim-Pei Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Weim-Pei so you can get to know the breed more.

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Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Weim-Pei Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Weim-Pei puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Weim-Pei in the United States? How much money is a Weim-Pei?

Where to buy a Weim-Pei with a good pedigree?

$1000-$1200
If you choose to purchase the Weim-Pei, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Weim-Pei for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Weim-Pei gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Weim-Pei? How many Weim-Pei are there in the world?
Average: The Weim-Pei is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Weim-Pei Size

Size
Is a Weim-Pei small, medium or large dog?

How big do Weim-Pei get?

What is the average size of a Weim-Pei?

Large Medium
Weight
How much does the Weim-Pei weigh? How much should a Weim-Pei weight? What is the normal weight of a Weim-Pei? How much does a full-grown Weim-Pei weight?
Male: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg), Female: 50-65 pounds (23-29 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Weim-Pei?
Male: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg)
Height
How tall is the Weim-Pei? Weim-Pei height:
Male: 24-26 inches (60-65 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (55-60 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Weim-Pei?
Male: 24 inches (65 cm), Female: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm)

Weim-Pei Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Weim-Pei have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
FineDense
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Weim-Pei's coat?
Blue SilverGrayApricotCreamRedBrownFawnBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Weim-Pei and how often? How often should I take my Weim-Pei to the groomer?
Easy to groom: The Weim-Pei doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Weim-Pei is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Weim-Pei dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Weim-Pei? Do Weim-Pei dogs shed a lot?
Weim-Peis are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Weim-Pei need a bath? How often should you give a Weim-Pei a bath? Can I bathe my Weim-Pei every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing.

Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Weim-Pei Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Weim-Pei have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
AlertEnergeticIntelligentSteadySocialAloofFastPowerfulStubbornAffectionateIndependentReservedDevotedLovingSuspicious
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Weim-Pei? Is the Weim-Pei breed dumb or smart?
Smart: Weim-Pei's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.

The Weim-Pei is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Trainability
Are Weim-Pei dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Weim-Pei?
Weim-Peis are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Weim-Pei is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Weim-Pei sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Weim-Peis don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits really well.

They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Weim-Pei a good family dog?
Average to High: Weim-Peis are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Weim-Pei need? Weim-Pei social needs:
Weim-Peis are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Weim-Pei dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Weim-Pei bark?
Average: The Weim-Pei barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Weim-Pei good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Weim-Peis are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Weim-Pei dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Weim-Peis strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Weim-Pei bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Weim-Pei? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Weim-Pei? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Weim-Pei has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Weim-Pei has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Weim-Pei? How much bite force does a Weim-Pei have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Weim-Pei bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Weim-Pei, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Weim-Pei do?
Weim-Peis have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Weim-Peis need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Weim-Pei to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Weim-Pei roam?
The wanderlust potential of the Weim-Pei is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Weim-Pei have high prey drive?
Weim-Peis have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Weim-Peis are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Weim-Pei good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Weim-Pei in an apartment?
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Weim-Pei indoors.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Weim-Peis adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Weim-Pei be left alone? How long can you leave a Weim-Pei alone?
Weim-Peis do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Weim-Pei Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Weim-Pei temperament with other people:
Weim-Peis are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Weim-Pei dogs get along with other pets? Are Weim-Pei dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Weim-Peis are usually friendly towards other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Weim-Pei dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Weim-Pei temperament with children:
Weim-Peis are not the most kid-friendly dogs. If you have children, you may have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from this breed.
Cat Friendly
How well do Weim-Pei dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Weim-Pei breed live with a cat?
Weim-Peis are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Weim-Pei good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Weim-Pei dogs get along with other dogs?
Weim-Peis are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Weim-Pei breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Weim-Pei breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Weim-Peis are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Weim-Peis good office dogs? Do Weim-Peis make good office friendly dogs? Can Weim-Peis be office dogs?
No
Weim-Pei is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Weim-Pei dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Weim-Pei temperament with senior people? Are Weim-Pei dogs good for elderly owners?
Weim-Peis are not the best breed for elderly people.

Weim-Pei Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Weim-Pei dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Weim-Pei is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Weim-Pei breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Weim-Pei breed? Most common health risks of Weim-Pei:
BloatDistichiasisDrug SensitivityEctropionEntropionHip DysplasiaHypothyroidismProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)Von Willebrand's DiseaseCancerCutaneous MucinosisDemodectic MangeElbow DysplasiaFeverGlaucomaOsteochondrosis DissecansPatellar LuxationPyodermaSeborrhea
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Weim-Pei breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Weim-Pei see the vet?
Average
The Weim-Pei should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Weim-Pei dogs live? How old can a Weim-Pei be? What is the age limit of the Weim-Pei? How many years can the oldest Weim-Pei live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Weim-Pei?

How long is the lifespan of a Weim-Pei?

10-12 years
The average lifespan of Weim-Pei: 11 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Weim-Pei breed hypoallergenic?
No
Weim-Peis don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Weim-Pei have? What is the activity level of the Weim-Pei?
Weim-Peis have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Weim-Pei need? How much exercise do Weim-Pei dogs require per day?

Do Weim-Pei dogs need a lot of exercises?

Weim-Peis need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Weim-Pei breed need?
Weim-Peis sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Weim-Pei need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Weim-Pei breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Weim-Pei? How much food should I feed my Weim-Pei?
2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Weim-Pei risk for obesity:
Average: The Weim-Pei has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Weim-Pei's weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Weim-Pei has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Weim-Pei drool?
The Weim-Pei is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool much more than others, just like the Weim-Pei.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Weim-Pei As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Weim-Pei be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Weim-Pei is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Weim-Pei be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Weim-Pei be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Weim-Pei is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Weim-Pei be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Weim-Pei is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Weim-Pei be a search and rescue dog?

Yes

This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.

The Weim-Pei breed is a good choice for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Weim-Pei be a boat dog?

Not really

Weim-Pei breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Weim-Pei be a drafting dog?

Yes

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Weim-Pei breed is a good choice for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Weim-Pei dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs. A combat dog is a specially trained dog that is used in warfare to help protect military personnel and assets. Combat dogs are often deployed in areas where there is potential for contact with the enemy, such as during raids or search operations. Combat dogs are typically assigned to either infantry or special operations units. They are used for a variety of tasks including area security, sentry duty, trackers, and explosive detection. In addition to their combat roles, combat dogs also play an important role in troop morale by providing companionship and emotional support.

Weim-Pei Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Weim-Pei pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Weim-Pei breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Weim-Pei: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Weim-Pei have in a litter? How many puppies can the Weim-Pei breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Weim-Pei have? How many puppies can a Weim-Pei give birth to?
6-8 puppies

Weim-Pei Recognition

AKC Group
Is Weim-Pei recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Weim-Pei recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Weim-Pei breed?
Dog Registry of America Inc.

Weim-Pei Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Weim-Pei's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Weim-Peis are easy to train.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Weim-Pei doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Weim-Peis are low shedders.
  • Adaptability: Weim-Peis adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Cat Friendly: Weim-Peis are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Weim-Peis are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Search and Rescue Dog (SAR): This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog.
  • Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog: A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Weim-Peis don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Weim-Pei is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
  • Mouthiness: Weim-Peis have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The wanderlust potential of the Weim-Pei is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Weim-Peis do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Child Friendly: Weim-Peis are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Weim-Pei is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Weim-Peis are not the best breed for elderly people.

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