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Goldmaraner (Golden Retriever & Weimaraner Mix): Info, Pictures, Traits

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Goldmaraner (Golden Retriever & Weimaraner Mix)

Height: 18–27 inches
Weight: 55–75 pounds
Lifespan: 10–12 years
Colors: Black, blue, fawn, grey, silver
Suitable for: Active families who have dogs and kids, dog owners with experience, homeowners who have a fenced-in yard
Temperament: Affectionate, alert, loyal, playful, stubborn

If you are looking for a dog for your family, two of the best-known dog breeds are Golden Retrievers and Weimaraners. These two dogs create puppies that are affectionate and loving and make great family dogs. They bring the best of both breeds to the table and create a crossbreed of dog that is truly something special. Those who have them can’t say enough about them.

Have we piqued your interest and want to know more about this special dog? Read on to find out more and discover why so many people have turned to this adorable hybrid.Divider 1

Goldmaraner Puppies

Goldmaraner puppy
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Goldmaraners are a crossbreed of Golden Retrievers and Weimaraners. A lot of people love this breed because they are loyal, alert, and respectful, which are the combined traits of the two breeds. They’re great companions, calm and relaxed. They also don’t need a lot of attention to remain stimulated.

If you’re looking for a dog that you can take camping or one that’s low maintenance and fun, you might want to get a Goldmaraner. Interested in learning more? Read on and find out what wonderful surprises this fun dog has in store!

3 Little-Known Facts About the Goldmaraner:

1. The first Goldmaraner puppies were bred back in 1990.

2. Goldmaraners are used in hunting, as service dogs, and in dog shows

3. They make great watchdogs since the Weimaraner has alert genes.

Parent Breeds of the Goldmaraner
Image Credit: Jumpstory

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Temperament & Intelligence of the Goldmaraner 🧠

Goldmaraners are very loyal and friendly, and they provide great companionship. They often bark when they meet strangers simply to alert you. However, these barks aren’t aggressive because this is a mixed breed that loves people. Since Weimaraners are hunters, you may see your Goldmaraner chasing birds or small animals in your yard.

They are large and strong, so you want to make sure you’re keeping an eye on them when they’re with children since they can knock them over. They are very playful and they are a great addition to the family due to being full of love.

They’re eager to learn and they’re very intelligent, so they’re easy to train. Make sure that you’re keeping training sessions rewarding and exciting. You shouldn’t leave a Goldmaraner alone for long periods, because they love spending time with you and it’s not good for their physical and mental health to be alone.

With intelligence and eagerness to learn, this dog will not disappoint you in training. Make sure to keep their training session exciting and rewarding. Goldmaraner is full of energy; hence, they love to be included in all of the family activities. Because of their being active, they can get bored very easily.

If their energy demands are not met, they can be destructive and may start to bite or chew on stuff, or sometimes it can make them excessive barkers. They must be provided with exercise and fun activities to keep them busy.

Are Goldmaraners Good for Families? 🏡

Yes, they are very good for families.

Do Goldmaraners Get Along with Other Pets? 🐶 😽

They are good with other dogs. They may not be so good with cats.Divider 4

Things to Know When Owning a Goldmaraner:

So, are you interested in adding a Goldmaraner to your family? Read on to find out more about these dogs.

Food & Diet Requirements 🦴

Since Goldmaraners are large dogs, they need a lot of food. You should feed your Goldmaraner three cups a day of food. Make sure you check the quality of the food you’re buying. This will ensure that you are getting the best food for your dog.

Goldmaraner Dog Breed Info

Exercise 🐕

Goldmaraners are the offspring of two very active dog breeds, so you should expect it to be very active. They love playing and learning new tricks.

They’ll need a lot of play and exercise time. Games such as fetching and catching are going to be some of their favorite activities. You want to take them for walks for at least an hour each day.

Remember that this is a mixed breed that will always want rewards and appreciation from you. Because they have a very high hunting drive, you should always have them on their leash when you’re in a public place or in the park. Once they’re properly trained, this may not always need to be the case.

It’s suggested that you devote a minimum of 45-60 minutes for training and exercising your Goldmaraner on each day. For younger dogs, it might be better to extend this to 60-75 minutes.

Because they have a lot of energy, make sure that you’re giving them enough space for using their energy. They love spending time at the beach and in the park.

Toys such as balls, chew toys, and ropes will help keep your Goldmaraner happy and engaged and will give him an outlet for his time and energy. Until your dog is completely trained, have your Goldmaraner be handled by adults, since the dog can pull hard and knock children over.

Training 🦮

Goldmaraners are very intelligent dogs. They’re easy to train if you give them the proper amount of attention, care, and time.

That being said, they also get some attitude from their Weimaraner genes. This means you want to have a very firm hand during training. It’s important to also be patient when you are training, and give them a lot of appreciation and rewards to help it be a success.

Start training your Goldmaraner at 8 weeks old. If you don’t start early, your puppy will likely be disobedient and stubborn, which means they’ll be the same way as an adult.

The most critical training time for your dog will be 6-12 months of age. Make sure you’re teaching your dog all of the typical commands, including their potty training, during this time of their life.

Expose your Goldmaraner to some new situations. Allow them to meet new people and animals. This is going to discourage any destructive nature and help them to be sociable.

Use appreciation and treats for rewards when they do tricks and perform well. This is going to help with creating a wonderful bond between the two of you.

Finally, make sure that you have a secured space or fenced in yard for your Goldmaraner. Otherwise your dog might wander.

Grooming ✂️

No two Goldmaraner coats are alike. Since Goldens have coats that shed a lot and Weimaraners have coats that don’t shed a lot, your Goldmaraner’s coat could go either way.

Your dog’s coat could go either way, but most Goldmaraners are moderate shedders. They will need to be brushed a minimum of 2-3 times weekly. When it’s shedding season, you will have to brush him more. This will help with keeping his coat free of tangles.

Their ears are floppy and long, so their ears should be inspected and cleaned using a dampened cloth weekly. This will help avoid your dog’s ears from having a wax buildup. If your dog goes swimming, make sure that the inside of his ear’s completely dry after to avoid moisture.

It’s a good idea to brush his teeth a few times a week, which will help keep his teeth and gums healthy. Finally, clip his nails two times per month or as needed, since he may wear them down with his running and playing.

Health and Conditions ❤️

Like any other mixed-breed dog, your Goldmaraner will probably be healthier than a purebred dog. However, remember that they can get health risks and diseases from the parent breeds.

Cancer runs in Golden Retrievers, and congenital heart problems and bloating run in Weimaraners. However, that doesn’t mean that your dog might develop these problems. It’s just important to keep this in mind.

Minor Conditions
  • Entropion
  • Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Serious Conditions
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Bloat
  • Von Willebrand’s Disease

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Final Thoughts: Goldmaraner

Many people with mixed breeds find they’re difficult to train because of the dog’s personality issues. But with the Goldmaraner, that isn’t the case. Give your Goldmaraner a lot of food, love, and care and they’ll return this favor by protecting your family and you from anyone suspicious. They also will give you lots of joy and make great swimming companions.

When you treat a Goldmaraner with loving care, you will have a social dog who loves everyone. When you choose this dog, you are getting a loving companion who is ready to please.

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