Weimaraners make excellent companion dogs. This breed goes by many names: Weimars, Weims, Grey Ghost, Silver Ghost, and more.
That said, perhaps some characteristics of the Weimaraner aren’t for you. In that case, consider one of these Weimaraner mixes who could be the perfect match!
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The Grey Ghost: Meet the Weimaraner
Weimaraners are wonderful and fearless companions who are great with kids. Originally bred to hunt big-game, Weimaraners eventually became bird-hunting dogs and still do great in that sport today.
These dogs are incredibly athletic and need intense daily exercise to be happy. They’re also very intelligent, so without any exercise, the Weim will be up to no good at home.
The Weimaraner has an average lifespan of 10-13 years if properly taken care of.
Weimaraner mix dogs vary in size and characteristics based on the other half of the crossbreed.
These dogs will generally never get smaller than the medium size given that the Weimaraner can weigh anywhere from 55-90 lbs.
Some of the more popular Weimaraner mixes include the Boweimar (Boxer-Weimaraner), Goldmaraner (Golden Retriever-Weimaraner) and Labmaraner (Labrador Retriever-Weimaraner).
Consider a Weimaraner mix if you love the characteristics of a Weim but perhaps want another breed’s personality mixed in.
If the Weim is too active for you, consider getting a Weimar mix that’s crossed with a more lethargic breed. The sky’s the limit here!
23 Most Popular Weimaraner Mixes
We’ve put together a list of the 24 most popular Weimar mixes and provide some information about each. Let’s get started!
1. Alaskan Weimsky
This lovely mix is a cross between the Alaskan Husky and Weimaraner. This dog will be large and high energy, as Weims and Huskies are two of the most active dog breeds.
Consider signing your pooch up for agility, hunting, obedience, or other demanding activities.
Depending on how many of the Husky genes your dog gets, prepare for him to shed. Huskies are intense shedders year-round.
Your dog will likely do well in both cold and warm climates, depending on which parent breed he takes after.
The more Husky in him, the more he prefers the cold; the more Weimaraner in him, the more he prefers warmth.
This will likely be a medium-to-large size dog and is a cross between the Beagle and the Weimaraner. Your dog will live anywhere from 10-15 years.
Beagles and Weimaraners are active, intelligent dogs, so expect your mix to be the same. He will need regular exercise and may take off if he catches a good scent.
Proper socialization is a must for these relatively reactive breeds. Expose your Beagiraner to kids, other dogs, cats, and crowded places so he is comfortable with just about anything.
A cross between the Boston Terrier and Weimaraner, this dog will be an interesting combination.
This pup is both loyal and intelligent and does well in any type of home environment, so long as it gets sufficient exercise.
Beware common health issues such as patellar luxation, bloat, and entropion. Occasional eye and knee tests, as well as x-rays, can go a long way.
This mixed breed is the best of the small and large dog worlds for those prepared to give it regular exercise and attention.
This unique mix of Boxer and Weimaraner is sure to capture your heart. Their short coat will be some interesting combination of Weimaraner gray and Boxer white, brindle, or fawn.
These dogs are large, tall, and slender and have coats that are easy to maintain. These energetic pups love to please their people and make great family pets.
Keep in mind that both parent breeds have a high prey drive, so take caution when your mix is around smaller animals.
Given their high exercise needs, think seriously before getting a Boweimar. Without proper activity for both mind and body, these energetic dogs can get into trouble and even start barking excessively.
This crossbreed is a combination of Chow Chow and Weimaraner. Both dogs were bred to hunt and are therefore athletic dogs who need mental and physical stimulation as often as you can provide it.
A tired dog is a well-behaved one!
Chow Chows tend to be aggressive and protective and are not recommended for first-time dog owners. These also do not make good dogs for families with small children.
Although Weims are great with kids, it’s best not to risk it, as you don’t know which parent breed your dog will take after more.
Proper training results in a fabulous family member who would protect you with his life.
6. Cocker Weim
The bundles of joy are a mix between the purebred Cocker Spaniel and Weimaraner. Both parent breeds are active hunters who enjoy having a job to do.
This crossbreed will be eager to please and therefore relatively easy to train.
Common health problems include eye issues and hip dysplasia. If you are able to find one for this rare mix, purchasing your puppy from a reputable breeder helps eliminate congenital health problems.
Both the Weimaraner and the Cocker Spaniel are official breeds of the American Kennel Club (AKC) and are members of the Sporting Group.
This unique crossbreed is a mix of Dalmatian and Weimaraner. This dog will be athletic and enjoys being given work. It can easily get into trouble if not properly exercised.
Dalmatians can be slightly challenging to train, so you should begin working with this crossbreed as soon as you can. Dalmaraners will likely be sensitive dogs that respond well to positive reinforcement.
As with all dogs, early socialization is key to ensure your mixed breed grows up into a well-adjusted family dog.
These hybrid dogs are a cross between Golden Retrievers and Weimaraners. Both parent breeds are incredibly intelligent and loyal, but they also need lots of intense exercises each day.
Goldens are one of America’s most popular breeds, so your mix will have a great combination of temperaments. Common health concerns include hip and elbow dysplasia.
9. Great Weimar
This Great Dane–Weimaraner cross is going to be a massive pooch! Great Danes get 28-32 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh 110-175 pounds depending on sex.
Weimaraners are big dogs, too, so be prepared for a mixed breed that eats you out of the house and home!
Given their massive size, Great Danes only live 7-10 years on average, so your dog may not live as long as a Weim. Both parent breeds are extremely energetic and thrive with regular, intense daily exercise.
Great Danes are incredibly sweet with their family, but they are wary of strangers and make great watchdogs.
You can expect your Great Weimar to be a mix of Weim and Great Dane personality traits.
This Labrador Retriever–Weimaraner mix gets 21-24 inches tall and weighs 60-100 pounds when fully grown. These are loyal, intelligent companion dogs that can suffer from severe separation anxiety.
Although you can get silver Labs, those are purebred Labs and are not mixed with Weims. A Labmaraner is distinct from a silver Lab.
What you can get, however, is a Chocolate Labrador Retriever mixed with a Weimaraner or a Black Labrador Retriever mixed with a Weimaraner. Both produce striking dogs with unique coloring.
This Pit Bull crossed with Weimaraner combination is an excellent companion dog who is loving and amiable.
These dogs need regular training and a handler with breed experience, so they are not the best for novice owners.
Both Pit Bulls and Weims are working dogs who love a job to do. Given adequate exercise, this mix makes a great companion.
Proper socialization is important to ensure you raise a balanced, open-minded pup. Especially given the Pit Bull’s bad rap, it’s crucial that your dog is a stellar example of its breed.
Remember, it’s never the breed’s fault, always the owner’s.
12. German Shorthaired Pointer Weimaraner Mix
As the name implies, this is a hybrid of German Shorthaired Pointer and Weimaraner. These are incredibly active dogs who do best with 1-2 hours of exercise per day.
If your mix takes after his German Shorthaired Pointer parent, he will likely love water.
This cross will be easygoing and a breeze to train, and it should be good with other pets and children.
These are true family companions who hate being left alone, so be sure to really tire your dog out before leaving, and consider crate training.
This cross between a Rhodesian Ridgeback and Weimaraner is a unique combination of two very elegant, regal breeds. This dog will carry itself well and be quite the sight.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have an incredibly strong prey drive, so be wary of keeping your mix off-leash when he isn’t fenced in. Start training him young, emphasizing recall so he returns to you when called.
Both parent breeds suffer from hip and elbow dysplasia, so be on the lookout for pain, swelling, or lameness in these regions.
14. Vizmaraner, or Vizsla Weimaraner
Vizmaraners are a cross between Vizslas and Weimaraners who are skilled hunting dogs; these dogs are intelligent and easily trained.
This crossbreed is energetic and needs regular exercise, but they also make great couch buddies. These are well-rounded dogs who do well with kids, other dogs, and even strangers.
Vizmaraners have striking coats that come in a wide range of colors, from browns to grays. They tend to live between 12-15 years and weigh 45-75lbs.
This cross between the Chesapeake Bay Retriever and Weimaraner makes for a top-notch hunting dog. This cross boasts webbed feet and a heavy coat, making them great swimmers.
These dogs are incredibly active and get bored easily, so stimulating mental and physical exercise is a must.
This breed is loyal and protective, making it a great family companion. They have a wide variety of health concerns, from hip dysplasia and hypothyroidism to bloat or cataracts.
Regular checkups to the vet are crucial.
16. Weimaraner Dachshund Mix
This silly mix is a cross between the Dachshund and Weimaraner. Dachshunds are curious, spunky, and friendly little pups bred to hunt small game.
This mix will be active, friendly, intelligent, and possibly a tad stubborn.
Both parent breeds are active, so make sure you take your Weimaraner Dachshund mix on regular outings. Grooming depends on which parent breed your dog takes after.
Weims are easy to keep, but Dachshunds with longer hair need more extensive grooming.
Overall these mixes should be healthy dogs, but make sure you get your dog’s eyes and heart checked regularly.
This Airedale Terrier-Weimaraner cross is a brave and intelligent hunter. This dog isn’t made for apartments and needs regular exercise in the outdoors.
He will need consistent brushing to keep his coat healthy and free of matts.
This Poodle-Weimaraner mix is a loving, lively breed suited for families of all kinds, so long as the home has sufficient outdoor space.
This breed will have an expressive face and can be a bit shy around new people.
This cross is prone to separation anxiety, so it’s best not to get one if you often leave your home.
The Weimarman is a cross between a Doberman Pinscher and a Weimaraner. This dog will be big, loyal, and fearless. It will also be incredibly active, needing lots of open space and regular exercise.
This mix will make a great guard dog and is eager to please. He will be loyal to the family and can do well with other dogs if given proper socialization.
This Rottweiler-Weimaraner cross is an interesting combination of two powerful breeds. This will be a large dog who is highly intelligent. Regular mental and physical exercise will serve him well.
These dogs make great companions and service dogs, and they will watch over you carefully.
This hybrid dog is a mix between the Shar Pei and Weimaraner breeds. This dog typically inherits the wrinkles associated with the Shar Pei.
This breed loves being around people and can be difficult, so it is not suited for first-time dog owners.
Health concerns include patellar luxation, elbow dysplasia, and bloat.
This unique combination of the German Shepherd and Weimaraner is loyal, intelligent, and a great hunter. This hybrid is large and athletic, and it needs mental and physical exercise quite frequently.
This cross is not suited for first-time dog owners, as this dog will be incredibly powerful and needs extensive socialization.
This Great Pyrenees-Weimaraner cross is a working dog who needs regular exercise. This dog will be independent and reserved with strangers, so early socialization is vital.
The coat of this cross will likely be longer and need regular upkeep.
Health issues include hip dysplasia and patellar luxation.
Which Weimaraner mix will you choose?
There are many options out there for Weimaraner crosses. The one you choose depends on your lifestyle and preferences, so carefully consider the crossbreed that will best suit you.
The vast majority of these mixes need intense, regular exercise, so this is one of the more important considerations.