Caring for a Weimapeake
Feeding: The Weimapeake loves to eat. Care should be takn to not over feed them.
Living with a Weimapeake
Temperament: The Weimapeake requires proper socialization at an early age. The Weimapeake gets along with dogs and other household pets. The Weimapeake is friendly towards people of all ages if socialized properly. The calm, yet playful nature of the Weimapeake makes it an excellent family dog. The Weimapeake is often reserved with strangers and will protect its family if threatened.
Family Dog: The Weimapeake makes a great family dog. They love children and are very protective of their owner.
Shedding: The Weimapeake can be a light or heavy shedder.
Grooming: The Weimapeake should be brushed weekly to cut down on shedding.
Training: Housetraining a Weimapeake can take a couple of months with persistence.Short and consistent training is the best for the Weimapeake. The training sessions must end on a positive note for best results. The Weimapeake is eager to please and learns quickly. It can sometimes be stubborn but remaining the pack leader will help the Weimapeake learn with ease. The Weimapeake can excel in a variety of areas; sporting events, obedience, flyball, agility, etc.
Behavior: The Weimapeake is a very affectionate dog who loves to cuddle and hates to be alone. They are very active and love to dig, so watch that they do not ruin flower beds or dig under fences to escape. They can become destructive if bored.
Barking: The Weimapeake tends to bark when nervous or left alone. They have a loud, deep bark that would scare off an intruder if necessary.
Exercise: The Weimapeake must be walked at least twice a day or have a large yard to run in. Like all sporting breeds the Weimapeake is an active dog which needs regular ‘off leash’ exercise. Without an outlet for pent-up energy the Weimapeake can become destructive and behavior problems can arise.
Living Conditions: The Weimapeake can do okay in small house or apartment only if they are walked and exercised at least 2 to 3 times a day. If you don't have a large yard, access to a fenced in area or dog park would be great because they need to run.
Appearance: Most people mistake a Weimapeake as a labrador retriever at first glance, but they will quickly notice the longer snout and ears which are not characteristic of a Lab.
Size: The size of the Weimapeake is close to that of the Weimaraner and Chesapeake. Height ranging from 21-27 inches and weighing between 60-90lbs.
Companionship: The Weimapeake hates to be left alone. They love to cuddle and lay next to their owner.
Muzzle: The muzzle of the Weimapeake is very long with a large nose.
Body: The Weimapeake is a muscular dog who is the perfect mix of the athleticism of its Retriever and Weimaraner parents.
Tail: The tail of the Weimapeake thick, curly hair that is similar to the Chesapeake Bay Retriever's coat. It will resemble a braided rope when the puppy reaches 4 to 5 months of age.
Color: The coat of the Weimapeake can range from grayish-brown (like a purebred Weimraner) to chocolate brown and black.
Coat: The coat of the Weimapeake is short and low shedding yet thick enough to handle winter waterfowl hunts. The coat requires minimal attention like that of the Weimaraner and still repels water similar to that of the Chessie without the distinctive Chessie smell. The Weimapeake sheds very little, so little time is spent sweeping and vacuuming up hair as with other retriever breeds.
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Health: The short hair of the Weimapeake makes it an easy keep. Periodically brush to remove dead hairs. Normal ear cleaning, nail clipping and bathing will help keep the Weimapeake in top condition.
Ear Health: The Weimapeake has the typical Weimaraner ear which has a large opening and wide ear canal. Therefore, their ears get dirty very easily. Care must taken when swimming or bathing to make sure that water does not get trapped in the ear canal and lead to an infection.
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