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Weim-Pei History

The Weim-Pei is a fairly new hybrid or designer mix between a Weimaraner and a Pekingese. The Weim-Pei is relatively new, having been developed in the 1990s, but its origin dates back to the 1940s. In 1944, a brown and white female poodle was owned by a Hungarian named Gyula Loy. Loy was a well-known artist, composer, and teacher, and was also vice-president of the Hungarian Kennel Club. At the time, Loy was taking lessons with a famous American decorator named Elsie de Wolfe, who had a passion for the Pekingese. When Loy purchased his poodle, it was with the intention of breeding for a smaller version of the Pekingese. The two animals mated, and six puppies were born. Three of them were solid white, while three were black and white. After observing the pups closely, Elsie suggested that the two black dogs should be crossed with the white dogs, and that the resulting offspring should be bred with this in mind. After several years, several litters of Weim-Pei puppies were produced, and these litters were carefully studied. By the time the last litter was born in 1948, the dogs were well-established as a distinct breed.

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Weim-Pei Physical Characteristics

The Weim-Pei is a medium-sized, long-haired breed of dog that was originally bred to perform farm work. They stand between 18 and 20 inches at the withers and weigh between 50 and 65 pounds. They have a large, muscular build with a curled tail, prick ears, and floppy lips. The Weim-Pei’s coat is thick, water-resistant, and comes in brindle, solid black, and a combination of these colors. They are energetic, intelligent, and sweet.

Eye Colors

Blue, Hazel, Brown

Nose Colors

Black, Brown, Isabella

Coat Colors

Blue, Silver, Brindle, Red, Brown

Height Range

Male Height Range: 22 – 23 inches

Female Height Range: 20 – 22 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 65 – 70 lbs

Female Weight Range: 60 – 65 lbs

Weim-Pei Health

Description of breed health.


12-14 yrs

Weim-Pei Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Elbow Dysplasia, Gastric Dilation Volvulus (GDV) or Bloat, Entropion, Skin Problems, Mast Cell Tumors

Weim-Pei Temperament and Behaviour

The Weim-Pei is an energetic, friendly and devoted dog. They are very intelligent, but also independent and energetic. They are gentle and protective with their family, but can be a bit stubborn. The Weim-Pei can be outgoing and sociable with new people, but may act standoffish and reserved with strangers.

Weim-Pei Activity Requirements

Weimaraners are a high-energy, intelligent breed of dog. They are known to be extremely loyal, and they love being around their people. They are also very athletic, making them a great match for an active family. Weimaraners do best in a home with an active owner who can give them the exercise and attention they require. They are happiest when they are out and about, so they need regular training and activities. A daily walk or jog, plus some outdoor games, will keep your Weimaraner happy. A Weimaraner is best suited to an active family or someone who enjoys spending time outside. They are a good choice for families who live in an apartment, as long as they get adequate physical and mental stimulation. If you are thinking about adopting a Weimaraner, be sure that you are prepared for the energy this active, intelligent dog requires.

Miles Per Day

9 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Weim-Pei is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Weim-Pei is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Weim-Pei is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Weim-Pei is part of the Unclassified group.

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