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Weimapeake History

The Weim is a type of herding and sporting dog. The Weim was originally developed in Germany as a herding and livestock guardian. The Weim is commonly referred to as the German Herding Dog. The Weim is a medium-sized, muscular, strong, and agile working-dog with a distinctive short coat. The Weim is typically of solid white with brown markings on the muzzle, ears, tail, and legs. The Weim is descended from the Old English Sheepdog. The Old English Sheepdog, or “Sheepie”, is an ancient breed of sheepdog that originated in England. The Old English Sheepdog was a popular farmyard pet in England until the mid-19th century. The dog was primarily used for keeping watch over flocks of sheep, and was also used to herd cattle and horses. The Old English Sheepdog was crossed with other local herding dogs such as the Border Collie and Fox Terrier, as well as with various European spitz-type dogs. The Weim was developed by a group of German breeders in the 1920, who wanted to create a hardy, all-purpose farm and livestock guardian. The Weim is sometimes referred to as the “Spaniel German Shepherd” or “Großer Schweizerischer” (“Great Swiss Shepherd”), after the two ancient breeds from which the Weim is developed. The Weim was developed from the Old-fashioned English Sheepdog, the Schnauzer, and the Rottweiler.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Weimapeake Physical Characteristics

The Weimapeake is a medium-sized, short-haired, active, working dog. They are bred for hunting and guard duty. They typically have a fawn or reddish-brown coat of medium length. They stand between 18 and 22 inches at the withers and weigh between 50 and 70 pounds. Their tail is docked. They have a medium-length muzzle, small triangular ears, a rose nose, and a long tail. Their eye color is light brown or hazel.

Eye Colors

Hazel, Brown, Amber

Nose Colors

Blue, Black, Brown

Coat Colors

Gray, Brown, Red, Blue, Silver

Height Range

Male Height Range: 23 – 26 inches

Female Height Range: 22 – 25 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 60 – 80 lbs

Female Weight Range: 55 – 65 lbs

Weimapeake Health

Description of breed health.


10-12 yrs

Weimapeake Health Concerns

Hip Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism, Entropion, Elbow Dysplasia, Cherry Eye, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Cataracts, Sebaceous Adenitis, Urolithiasis, Bloat, Hemophilia A, Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia, Hypodysmyelinogenesis

Weimapeake Temperament and Behaviour

The Weimapeake is a gentle and easy-going, but playful and exuberant, breed of dog. They are obedient and trainable, but can be challenging to train. They are often stubborn, but are also very receptive to praise and encouragement. They are very intelligent and easy to train, and can do well in agility and obedience competitions. The Weim is gentle with young children, but should be supervised when they are around younger children.

Weimapeake Activity Requirements

Weimaraners are athletic and intelligent, making them a good choice for families. They are most known for their tracking ability. Weims are generally good with children and other dogs. They do well with people who are familiar with their level of energy and are able to provide them with adequate exercise and attention. Most Weims will do well with a daily walk and some play time. A fenced-in yard where they can run around is ideal for this high energy dog.

Miles Per Day

14 miles

Activity Per Day

90 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Weimapeake is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Weimapeake is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Weimapeake is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Weimapeake is part of the Unclassified group.

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