Weimardale Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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

Weimardale Price and Availability

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

Where to buy a Weimardale with a good pedigree?

$600-$800
If you choose to purchase the Weimardale, 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 Weimardale for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Weimardale gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Weimardale? How many Weimardale are there in the world?
Average: The Weimardale 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.

Weimardale Size

Size
Is a Weimardale small, medium or large dog?

How big do Weimardale get?

What is the average size of a Weimardale?

Large Medium
Weight
How much does the Weimardale weigh? How much should a Weimardale weight? What is the normal weight of a Weimardale? How much does a full-grown Weimardale weight?
Male: 50-65 pounds (23-29 kg), Female: 40-45 pounds (18-20 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Weimardale?
Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 42.5 pounds (19 kg)
Height
How tall is the Weimardale? Weimardale height:
Male: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm), Female: 22-23 inches (56-58 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Weimardale?
Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm)

Weimardale Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Weimardale have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
WiryFineDenseRough
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Weimardale's coat?
Blue SilverGrayTanGrizzle Black
Grooming
How to groom the Weimardale and how often? How often should I take my Weimardale to the groomer?
Average: The Weimardale requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential.

Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Weimardale, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.

Shedding Level
How much do Weimardale dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Weimardale? Do Weimardale dogs shed a lot?
Weimardales shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Weimardale need a bath? How often should you give a Weimardale a bath? Can I bathe my Weimardale 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.

Weimardale Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Weimardale have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
AlertEnergeticIntelligentSteadySocialAloofFastPowerfulStubbornCourageousConfidentFriendlyOutgoingAdaptableBravePlayfulBalancedObedientLoyal
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Weimardale? Is the Weimardale breed dumb or smart?
Outstanding: Weimardale is one of the brightest dog breeds. They desire to learn tricks and commands often. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in fewer than 5 repetitions. This breed obeys the first command 95% of the time or better.

The Weimardale is one of the best breeds in the dog intelligence ranking.

Trainability
Are Weimardale dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Weimardale?
Weimardales are very easy to train. They easily find out the association between commands and actions.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Weimardale is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Weimardale sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Weimardales 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 Weimardale a good family dog?
High: Weimardales are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Weimardale need? Weimardale social needs:
Weimardales need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Weimardale dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Weimardale bark?
Average to High: The Weimardale is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. 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 Weimardale good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Weimardales are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Weimardales will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Weimardale dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Weimardales 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 Weimardale bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Weimardale? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Weimardale? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Weimardale 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 Weimardale has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Weimardale? How much bite force does a Weimardale have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Weimardale bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Weimardale, 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 Weimardale do?
Weimardales 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 Weimardales need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Weimardale to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Weimardale roam?
Weimardales have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has 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. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Weimardale have high prey drive?
Weimardales have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Weimardale dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Weimardale good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Weimardale in an apartment?
It is not recommended to keep the Weimardale breed in the home. It does best in the garden, but if you do want to keep it indoors, it should be exercised thoroughly with long daily walks, so you can keep the Weimardale indoors by introducing daily routines.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Weimardales adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Weimardale be left alone? How long can you leave a Weimardale alone?
Weimardales tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Weimardale Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Weimardale temperament with other people:
Weimardales are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Weimardale dogs get along with other pets? Are Weimardale dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Weimardales are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Weimardale dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Weimardale temperament with children:
Weimardales are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Weimardale 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 Weimardale breed live with a cat?
Weimardales are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Weimardale good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Weimardale dogs get along with other dogs?
Weimardales are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Weimardale breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Weimardale breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Weimardales are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Weimardales good office dogs? Do Weimardales make good office friendly dogs? Can Weimardales be office dogs?
No
Weimardale is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Weimardale dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Weimardale temperament with senior people? Are Weimardale dogs good for elderly owners?
Weimardales are commonly okay with elderly people.

Weimardale Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Weimardale dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Weimardales tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Weimardale breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Weimardale breed? Most common health risks of Weimardale:
BloatDistichiasisDrug SensitivityEctropionEntropionHip DysplasiaHypothyroidismProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)Von Willebrand's DiseaseAllergiesCancerUmbilical Hernias
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Weimardale breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Weimardale see the vet?
Frequent
The Weimardale should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Weimardale dogs live? How old can a Weimardale be? What is the age limit of the Weimardale? How many years can the oldest Weimardale live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Weimardale?

How long is the lifespan of a Weimardale?

9-13 years
The average lifespan of Weimardale: 11 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Weimardale breed hypoallergenic?
No
Weimardales 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 Weimardale have? What is the activity level of the Weimardale?
Weimardales are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Weimardale need? How much exercise do Weimardale dogs require per day?

Do Weimardale dogs need a lot of exercises?

Weimardales need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Weimardale breed need?
Weimardales don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Weimardale need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Weimardale breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Weimardale? How much food should I feed my Weimardale?
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? Weimardale risk for obesity:
Average: The Weimardale 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 Weimardale'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 Weimardale 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 Weimardale drool?
The Weimardale is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem.

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

Weimardale As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Weimardale 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).

Weimardale is not the best breed for service purposes.

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

Yes

This breed makes a perfect 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.

Weimardale breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Weimardale 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.

Weimardale is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Weimardale 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 Weimardale breed is a good choice for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Weimardale be a boat dog?

Not really

Weimardale 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 Weimardale be a drafting dog?

Not really

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.

Weimardale is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Weimardale dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Weimardale Reproducibility

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

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Weimardale: 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 Weimardale have in a litter? How many puppies can the Weimardale breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Weimardale have? How many puppies can a Weimardale give birth to?
6-8 puppies

Weimardale Recognition

AKC Group
Is Weimardale recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Weimardale recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Weimardale breed?
Not recognized by any clubs.

Weimardale Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Outstanding: Weimardale is one of the brightest dog breeds.
  • Trainability: Weimardales are very easy to train.
  • Watchdog Ability: Weimardales are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Weimardales adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Weimardales are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
  • Search and Rescue Dog (SAR): This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog.
Cons
  • Health Issues: Weimardales tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Hypoallergenic: Weimardales don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: It is not recommended to keep the Weimardale breed in the home.
  • Mouthiness: Weimardales have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Weimardales have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Weimardales tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Office Friendly: Weimardale is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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