Facts & Origin
PROFILE: Weimardale (Weimaraner and Airedale Terrier mix).
A mix of the elegant Weimaraner and the tenacious Airedale Terrier, the Weimardale is a stunning presence with a personality that is ideal for both work and companionship. With a combination of German and British heritage, this mix is a unique and loyal companion.
Origin and Suitability
Two renowned breeds come together in this mix:
The Weimaraner, often referred to as "the silver ghost," originated in Germany and was bred for big game hunting. With its elegant appearance and deep bond with its family, it is highly prized as both a hunting dog and a pet.
The Airedale Terrier, the largest of all terriers, comes from the Aire Valley in Yorkshire, England. Originally bred for otter hunting, he was later used as a war and police dog.
|Origin||England - Germany|
|Life expectancy||10 - 14 years|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits
The Weimardale inherits a variety of traits from both parents:
- Intelligent: Both parent breeds are known for their cleverness.
- Energetic: They have a lot of energy and need activity to match.
- Loyal and Protective: They can be very affectionate and tend to develop a strong bond with their family.
- Independent: The influence of the Airedale Terrier can sometimes make them somewhat independent.
Suitability and attitude
The Weimardale is versatile and suits a variety of lifestyles: For active individuals or families, he is an ideal companion as he needs a lot of exercise .
However, his hunting instinct can also be used in sporting activities such as agility or tracking. And although he gets along well with children, it is important to socialize him from a young age.
Care and Health:
Grooming the Weimardale is relatively straightforward, but there are a few things you should keep in mind:
The coat is generally short to medium length and requires regular brushing to remove dead hair and keep the coat healthy. Regular exercise is essential. A balanced diet plan tailored to age, weight and activity level should be followed. Regular veterinary visits are important to detect health problems early.
What does this mongrel look like?
The Weimardale can be an impressive looker. He can inherit the silvery coat of the Weimaraner, but also take on the darker tones of the Airedale Terrier. With medium to large size, an athletic build and lively eyes, he is certainly a looker.
Hypothyroidism is a condition in dogs where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones. This can lead to a slowed metabolic rate, weight gain, fatigue, hair loss and other symptoms.
Symptoms of kidney disease in dogs: increased urination (polyuria) increased water intake. Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth. Loss of appetite
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
Can be hereditary in certain breeds.
Hip dysplasia (HD)
Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.
Definition: Dog has epilepsy if, for example, at least two epileptic seizures occur more than 24 hours apart.
Gastric torsion is a disease in which the stomach rotates around its own longitudinal axis. The cause of the disease is not known.
This mixed breed is a very affectionate and lively hybrid breed that has a strong bond with its owner. They are very intelligent and can learn quickly. They are also energetic and playful.
The average life expectancy of a Weimardale is about 10 - 13 years.
Yes, these mixed breeds make good family dogs that get along well with children when properly socialized.
In general, these mixed breeds need a balanced diet adapted to their age, activity level and size.
Weimardales are very active dogs that need an hour of exercise and exercise at least once a day.