The Weimador is a cross between a Labrador and Weimaraner.
This hybrid breed combines the beauty and elegance of the Weimaraner with the activeness and friendliness of the Labrador.
The Labrador Weimaraner cross can go by a variety of different names, including Weimador, Labmaraner and Labraraner.
The cross bred aren’t recognised by the American Kennel Club, the United Kennel Club and the Kennel Club.
However, the Weimador has been granted recognition by the American Canine Hybrid Club, the Designer Breed Registry, the Designer Dogs Kennel Club, the Dog Registry of America and the International Designer Canine Registry.
It’s unknown when the first Weimador started to appear so there isn’t a lot of concrete information about the Labrador Weimaraner mix online.
In this article, we’ll learn about Weimador size, Weimador temperament, Weimador colors, Weimador training and Weimador exercise – and much, much more.
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The Weimador tends to be a medium-sized dog that can range from between 21 and 24 inches in height and 55 and 100 pounds in weight. However, every Weimador can vary in size.
For example, Lincy gave us an idea about the size of Weimador called Moos.
Moos weighs around 25 kg, that’s around 55 lbs and she has a wither height of 60 cm/23.6 inches. I’d consider her a medium breed dog. She has a very slim build and long legs. Moos has 12 brothers and sisters. The most heavy dog in her litter is a male dog and weighs around 32 kg / 70.5 lbs. The smallest dog is another female dog and she weighs around 21.8 kg / 48 lbs. The average seems to be around the 25 kgs, but it also depends on the mother and father dog. Moos her mother was a full-breed Labrador, but was a slimmer and smaller dog than most Labradors. That’s why some Weimadors have a wider head than Moos does.
The appearance of each member of the Weimador cross breed can vary from dog to dog. So it’s a good idea to be careful of claims made by breeders. The Weimador is likely to have an athletic appearance with a sleek but strong muscular body. Weimador colors range from gray, brown, silver and black. The Labrador Weimaraner cross can have stunning amber or blue eyes. Another standout feature of the Labmaraner breed is their short sleek coat.
Danielle described the appearance of her Weimador, Stitch.
Stitch is a silver Labrador and Weimaraner mix. He looks more like his father a silver Lab. He is sturdy like a Lab but has long legs and slim body type of a Weim.
Kristen revealed that Beans is often mistaken for other breeds.
Beans has been mistaken for a German Shorthaired pointer or a thin chocolate Labrador. Her colouring is all chocolate Lab, although she has the grey in her face now that she is in her senior years. Her eyes are more golden in colour. Her coat is smooth and thinner than a typical Lab’s coat, a true mix of both Weim and Lab breeds.
Just like Weimador appearance, Weimador temperament can vary depending on whether the hybrid dog has taken after their Labrador or Weimaraner parent. The Labrador can make great family pets given their loving personalities and eagerness to please their owners. Weimarener can be slightly more stubborn and develop separation anxiety issues. Given the Labrador and Weimaraner were traditionally hunting dogs, some Weimador owners may have to content with a hybrid dog with high prey drive and recall issues.
Moos is an intelligent, loving and active dog.
Moos is a very smart and sweet dog. She loves and likes to cuddle. She also likes to play. Since she is becoming older, she is becoming more and more guarding everyday. She is very sweet to other people and dogs and very enthusiastic. She is so enthusiastic that she will jump at you when you enter the house. She has never ever growled or bitten someone. She can be a bit cocky at times and she likes to try me out. She knows how to get what she wants from you. Above all they are just lap dogs in XL format, but because she is made out of two high energy breeds, she can be a bit much at times. At home she is actually very sweet and calm, but that is because we walk a lot with her.
Are Weimadors Smart?
Although Weimadors can have differing appearances and personalities, it’s safe to say most members of the Labmaraner cross breed are going to be pretty smart dogs. The Intelligence Of Dogs rates the Labrador as one of the brightest dogs in the world (to be specific the seventh smartest dog in the world). This won’t come as a surprise given Labradors are commonly used as working dogs. The author of the book, Stanley Coren, rated the Weimaraner as the 25th most intelligent dog and an overall excellent working dog.
Moos is an example of a clever Weimador.
The Weimaraner breed is one of the smartest dog breeds out there. She knows what she wants and how to get it. She knows what she is permitted to do and what she can’t do.
Are Weimador Easy To Train?
Rated as an excellent working dog by The Intelligence Of Dogs, the Weimaraner will usually understand new commands in 5 to 10 repetitions and will obey a command at the first time of asking 85% of the time. The Labrador is even more obedient, requiring less than five repetitions to learn a new commend and obeying commands 95% of the time. Weimadors could be quite easy to train but they can have an independent streak which could result in your dog manipulating you!
While Moos has mastered a lot of basic commands and tricks, Lincy admitted leash training has been a challenge.
We did a puppy course with Moos and she learned her tricks very fast. Because of her high energy levels and her enthusiasm, some trick performances are better than others. Walking outside on the leash without pulling the leash is not working well for us. We tried to train her, but she is so happy to be outside that she won’t stop pulling. The other basic tricks went very fast. I think I only had to practice around 10 times to get her to learn sit, down, paw, stand up and flat on the floor. She also knows the commando touch, so she knows to get to you and touch your hand if you ask her that. The basic course was opted to start in February, but didn’t went through because of Corona.
Danielle hinted at some of the Weimador’s stubbornness.
They are very smart and keen to learn new tricks. But can also be stubborn with a mind of their own.
Do Weimador Suffer With Separation Anxiety?
Separation anxiety is a chronic canine disorder that can affect any dog irrespective of breed or mix. It usually occurs when pet owners are about to leave the home or have left the home. The result is incessant barking, howling or whining. It can also lead to destructive chewing or digging.
Kristen explained that Beans does suffer from their chronic canine disorder.
Separation anxiety is real. When she was younger, we attempted crate training and that did not go well. She managed to partly escape, resulting in a vet visit for a swollen/cut leg. We did lose some furniture in the first few years. She eventually got better being left alone but definitely prefers company.
Lincy hasn’t experienced any separation anxiety with Moos.
Both the Labrador and the Weimaraner have a bit of fear of abandonment. My partner and I both work from home, so Moos is almost never alone. If we go away, we often bring her to my mom and dad who live in the same street. She has been alone a couple of times for 6 hours or more. That went great. She doesn’t break anything, but I think that’s also because we corrected her from the very start that she is not allowed to break of bite on our furniture.
You won’t be surprised to learn that Weimador require a lot of exercise.
The Labmaraner will require between 60 and 90 minutes of exercise a day to keep the mentally and physically stimulated.
Our Weimador owners shed light on their exercise regime.
Kristen described the Weimador as dogs that need a lot of exercise.
Very high energy. Loves to run, play with other dogs, explore new places and trails. We are usually out on walks at least 3 times a day with some off leash running time as well.
Danielle had two suggestions when it comes to Weimador exercise.
They need a lot of excercise, they are high energy dogs. Long walks and brain work is key.
Are Weimadors Sociable Dogs?
Lincy explained that Moos is very submissive around other dogs.
Moos is very social. She loves other people and other dogs. She will lay on the ground to invite another dog to play. She is a very submissive dog. She has never acted ugly to another dog, even though some dogs have acted ugly to her. If she understands that this other dog doesn’t want to play or doesn’t like her, she will leave the dog alone and will continue her walk. Her instinct to know whether she is welcome or not is very good. She plays with all sorts of dogs: small, big, social, non-social. She has liked every person she met thus far. She is so enthusiastic that she will jump at you. We don’t have kids so I don’t know if she will like kids, but I think she will.
Do Weimador Bark A Lot?
Weimadors can be make efficient guard dogs given Labradors are often used in such a role as family pets. Having said that, the Labrador Weimaraner mix is unlikely to an excessive barker.
Moos isn’t an excessive barker.
When I got her she never barked, that is because she a hunting dog from breed. The Labrador breed and the Weimaraner breed are both hunting dogs, so the Weimador also has a hunting instinct. Hunting dogs don’t bark, because then they will betray her hiding place and can lead to them being seen or heard – and not catching her prey. Nonetheless, since she is becoming older, she is barking more, but only when there are people at the door. In our house, there is a door between the front door and the living room, so when someone rings the doorbell, she is not able to see this person. She will bark because she is guarding us and our house.
Do Weimador Sleep A Lot?
Here’s Kristen’s response to this question.
If exercised and mentally stimulated, they will be good sleepers. I wouldn’t say, “sleeps a lot” as a trait.
Are Weimador Expensive?
If you’re thinking about getting a Weimador, a good starting place is to contact your local rescue shelter to see if they’ve got a Labmaraner that needs a forever home.
You could try to target breed-specific rescues, so a Labrador rescue organization or Weimaraner adoption agency.
However, as a relatively uncommon cross breed, you may have to do a lot of research to find a Weimador puppy. We advise readers to be careful of claims made by breeders and potential scams. You should ask to see your Weimador puppy with their parents, proof of health and vet checks and visit the breeder’s home.
Lincy provided us with an insight into the cost of a Weimador dog.
We paid around EUR 1,150 for Moos, but some of the other dogs in the litter were sold for EUR 2,000 upwards. That’s partially because there is a deficit of dogs in Holland. There are more requests than offers, so for the last few available pups, people were literally outbidding each other. Unkindly said, Moos is amazing, but she is a mixed breed. In Holland mixed breeds are usually cheaper than full bred dogs. Nonetheless, I understood that the Weimador is very expensive in America because it is seen as a designer dog.
Do Weimadors Have Health Problems?
Although cross breeds are often seen as healthier dogs than pure bred pups, the Weimador can still be prone to some health issues associated with Labradors or Weimaraners. These could include:
• Heart conditions
• Progressive retinal atrophy
• Hip dysplasia
Here’s Lincy’s perspective on the area of Weimador health problems.
There are no specific health problems for the Weimador, but because she is a mix, she is at risk of getting hereditary diseases from the Labrador and the Weimaraner. Moos did have problems with her ears at the beginning and we also know that she is sensitive to different kinds of food. She will get rash soon, so that’s why we feed her 100% biological chunks.
Danielle warned about the issue of bloat in this cross breed.
Bloat is one of the main health issues one needs to be aware of. Also, since it is a large breed, one must be careful with calcium intake which can cause growth pains.
Are Weimador Hypoallergenic?
The Weimador isn’t a hypoallergenic dog given the Labrador and Weimaraner are breeds that shed. So don’t fall for claims from breeders claiming that their Weimador puppies are hypoallergenic. The AKC write on their website that there’s no such thing as a completely hypoallergenic dog.
Do Weimador Shed?
Labradors and Weimaraners are moderate shedders so you should be prepared for some shedding, especially at the changing of the seasons.
Danielle provided us with an insight into the level of Weimador shedding.
Our Weimador is short haired and does shed a little.
Weimador grooming shouldn’t be too complicated considering the cross breed tend to have short hair.
Kristen described the Weimador mix as a relatively low maintenance cross.
I would say the breed is low maintenance in the grooming department. She doesn’t particularly like baths, so those only happen if absolutely necessary. The occasional brush and regular nail trim is all she needs!
Stitch doesn’t require an extensive grooming schedule either.
Due to the sort hair and no undercoat, they don’t need extensive grooming. When they get muddy a rub, brush and/or rinse is enough. There is no need for brushing or combing everyday.
Are Weimador Picky Eaters?
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Kristen hasn’t experienced any pickiness with her Weimador.
We recently switched to Go! Solutions Limited Ingredients/Sensitivities as she does seem to get “itchy” dry skin. But in the past, has eaten vegan formula (Gather or Natural Balance). Doesn’t seem to be a picky eater. Loves all the treats!
Would You Recommend Weimadors To First-Time Dog Owners?
Lincy gave prospective Weimador owners some advice based upon her experience.
In my experience and opinion, the Weimador is great, but like most larger dog breeds, they’ve got a very high energy levels. We walk around three hours a day with Moos, so it does take a lot of dedication, but I think that is the case with most of the bigger dog breeds. Because we walk a lot, Moos is very sweet and calm inside our house. When she has fewer walks, she will be restless at home. The Weimador is also a smart and kind of a manipulative breed. She knows what she wants and how to get it. You have to resist that and be very consequent in your upbringing.
Weimadors Pros And Cons
Moos/Lincy: Pros are that she is very sweet and good with other dogs and persons. She loves to cuddle and she is very driven to please you.
Beans/Kristen: Loyal, smart, playful, eager to please, food motivated.
Stitch/Danielle: Smart, loving and velcro dogs.
Moos/Lincy: I love walking with her, but it rains a lot in Holland and even if the weather is bad you have to walk as much as you do on a good day. You can’t decide to walk a shorter round, because your dog will get restless. She listens good most of the time, but sometimes she likes to challenge me and decides not to listen. That can also be a con.
Beans/Kristen: Anxious, can be stubborn, destructive.
Stitch/Danielle: They can be too smart and have a mind of their own which can get them into trouble. Velcro means they are really attached to their humans, so separation anxiety can be an issue.
Weimador To Follow On Instagram
• Moos (@specialmoos)
• Stitch (@stitch_weimador)
• Beans (@beansandcashew)
Weimador are a cross between a Labrador and Weimaraner.
We spoke to Moos, Stitch and Beans to learn more about what life is like owning a Weimador.
They’re a friendly, energetic, intelligent and sociable cross breed that can make excellent family pets in the right setting.
Weimador require a lot of regular exercise and mental stimulation to keep them happy.
While they can be quick to learn basic commands, these intelligent dogs can be quick to outsmart their owners.