Welcome to our guide to the St. Weiler.
The St. Weiler is a mix of two different breeds, the Rottweiler and the St. Bernard.
The DogExperts.info website aims to ask questions to breeders, vets and experienced owners to get the answers to your most frequently asked questions about the St. Weiler breed of dog.
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If you can answer any of the questions below, then please add your comments to the box at the bottom of the page or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would love to feature your dog and publish any photos or pictures of your St. Weiler you would like to email us.
Are you looking to buy a St. Weiler – then see our list of St. Weiler breeders.
Why Choose a St. Weiler?
What type of owners buy a St. Weiler?
What in your opinion are the best things about the St. Weiler breed?
Why do you think the St. Weiler is special?
What are your favourite things about the St. Weiler?
Are you glad you choose to buy a St. Weiler and not another breed?
How would you describe the St. Weiler temperament?
What advice might you give to people thinking about whether they should buy a St. Weiler over other breeds?
History & Origins
What are the history and origins of the St. Weiler?
About The Breed
What colors of St. Weiler are most popular?
What does the St. Weiler look like?
What are the pros/cons of the St. Weiler breed?
What can a new owner expect in terms of differences between the St. Weiler and other breeds?
Do they attract a lot of interest and curiosity from the public?
What type of typical personality does the St. Weiler have?
Is it possible to describe a fairly typical St. Weiler?
What is the breed standard/description for the St. Weiler?
Were there particular colors people preferred and that maybe you focused on?
Are there any downsides to owning a St. Weiler that prospective owners should be aware of?
Is the St. Weiler breed of dog suitable for first-time dog owners?
Some breeds can be described as greedy and prone to weight issues, would this apply to the St. Weiler?
What are the key differences when compared to other breeds?
Is the St. Weiler breed suitable for a person or family that are out at work all day?
Some owners seek a breed suitable for barking and offering a guard dog role – how does the St. Weiler match up to that role?
Are there myths about the St. Weiler – in other words do new potential owners come to you with misconceptions about this breed?
We asked a number of breeders in the UK and America what essential advice they would give to new owners of St. Weiler puppies and this is what they said:
What types of questions do you get once owners get their St. Weiler home?
Can you tell us something most owners would not know – tips, secrets etc from your years of experience?
What is the typical temperament of a St. Weiler, so people know what to expect from their new pet?
When fully grown how much on average does a St. Weiler weigh?
When the St. Weiler is full grown in size what is the maximum height and length expected to be?
Is the St. Weiler ever crossed or mixed with other breeds of dog?
Does the St. Weiler smell or drool a lot?
Do you have a St. Weiler growth chart?
What breed group does the St. Weiler come under?
What type of coat do they have?
Can they swim?
What does the movement of the tail show, does it mean they are trying to ‘talk to us’ or give us some message?
Are there some types of people that you can suggest the St. Weiler is not suitable for, perhaps families?
How is the St. Weiler with children?
Do you think the St. Weiler is suitable for families with young children?
How does the St. Weiler get along with other (existing) pets and do you have any tips or advice for new St. Weiler owners in terms of successful integration?
Is it better to buy one St. Weiler or two?
Should prospective new owners be aware of any differences between males and females?
Would the St. Weiler be suitable as a guard dog?
Can I leave my St. Weiler during the day while I go to work?
What is the expected average lifespan of the St. Weiler?
In terms of life expectancy, how long on average would the St. Weiler breed live to?
Food & Diet
Do you have any special feeding routines or diet?
Do you have any feeding advice or brands that you prefer?
How to handle the St. Weiler puppy to start off – how much food, what type, how often?
What feeding routines and types of food/supplements do you recommend?
What to buy in terms of equipment? Bowls etc
Do owners need to consider supplements for their St. Weiler?
How about for older dogs?
Buying – How Much Do They Cost?
How much did your St. Weiler cost to buy?
Can you offer advice to people looking to buy a St. Weiler and how much should they spend?
What advice would you offer new St. Weiler owners?
What types of people are buying the St. Weiler and why?
Where can I buy St. Weiler rescue dogs or find a St. Weiler for adoption? Please note that buying or searching for a ‘cheap’ St. Weiler can be false economy as they may have health issues that cost you far more in the long-term – always buy from a good and responsible breeder!
Do I need public liability insurance or a license?
How would you describe the St. Weiler puppy to potential new owners?
What types of owners are best suited to owning a St. Weiler?
What colors and sizes are most popular?
Are there things new owners do that perhaps frustrate you?
What can people expect when they become a new owner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the St. Weiler?
As a St. Weiler breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
Are there specific times of the year that you breed?
Choosing a puppy from a litter, what advice could you offer potential new owners in terms of selecting ‘the one’?
How long does it take to housetrain/potty train a St. Weiler?
When can you take them out in public and how do you handle them around other dogs?
Will they run off – when is it safe to let them off the lead?
We invite you to email us your St. Weiler’s pictures, in particular we are looking for photos showing St. Weiler puppies at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 weeks old as well as early pictures such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 months old to a year old.
Do they have any nicknames or does the St. Weiler have popular names?
If my St. Weiler is pregnant what might the litter size be?
Could the St. Weiler be dangerous around young children?
How do you deal with a problem barker – any tips and advice to new owners?
How do you prevent a St. Weiler biting?
How do you prevent a St. Weiler chewing?
How do you stop a St. Weiler jumping up?
Does the St. Weiler have an issue with excessive digging?
Why does my St. Weiler keep growling and barking?
Is there a reason my St. Weiler dog is often scratching excessively?
Do they suffer from separation anxiety and how can I prevent this?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what can you say about the St. Weiler and their exercise needs and do you have any tips or advice for new St. Weiler owners?
As a breeder of the St. Weiler , do you prefer a collar or harness?
As an expert of the St. Weiler breed do you prefer a standard leash or retractable?
Can you offer any dog walking tips for St. Weiler owners?
Playtime & Tricks
What games and toys can you recommend for the St. Weiler?
Are there toys you suggest avoiding?
How intelligent is the St. Weiler compared to other dog breeds?
How much can they understand?
Do you have any special grooming routines or tips and advice for new St. Weiler owners?
How much time is involved?
What accessories are required to be purchased for grooming a St. Weiler?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning maintenance of nails?
How much do St. Weiler shed and how do I maintain their hair and how often?
How can I prevent or cure ear infections?
Do you have any tips for eye care?
Is the St. Weiler a hypoallergenic breed?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning cleaning and bathing your St. Weiler?
Can you offer new St. Weiler owners advice concerning fleas and maybe products you use in treatment and prevention?
What advice and tips could you offer to owners who might wish to follow your path in showing the St. Weiler?
What started your interest in showing the St. Weiler?
If a new owner perhaps wanted to meet other owners or find out more – perhaps they have an interest in joining a local club or maybe they wonder how they can start showing their St. Weiler – where would they begin?
Can you offer any advice to others who may be wondering if they can also start showing?
How would an owner know they have a show-quality St. Weiler and how would they start off?
Can you give away any of your secrets?!
Is showing very expensive and why do you think people like to do it?
What do judges look for in a winner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the St. Weiler?
What official organisations are there for the new St. Weiler owner and what benefits or services do they provide?
In buying a St. Weiler, can you offer advice and tips to new owners?
How did you go from being an owner to getting into breeding?
Do you think the breed’s popularity has increased, decreased or remains the same?
How did you progress to becoming a breeder and why focus on breeding the St. Weiler out of all the breeds you could have chosen?
What do you think makes the St. Weiler special to you?
Are there things that you see owners doing that frustrate you?
As a breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what is it like to train a St. Weiler and do you have any tips or advice for new St. Weiler owners?
How should new owners approach bringing a new St. Weiler home, any advice and tips you can give?
Should I allow my St. Weiler to sleep in my bed or elsewhere in the house?
Do you recommend crate training and how long does this take?
Should my St. Weiler sleep in a kennel or crate?
Health is always a major concern when buying a dog, do you have any advice for new St. Weiler owners to be aware of in particular?
Are there any health-related tips you can give to owners?
What sort of health issues should owners be on the lookout for?
What is the recommended schedule for vaccinations for your St. Weiler?
Can you offer any advice on how to treat and prevent worms?
What type of health issues can a St. Weiler have and how do you deal with preventing these?
Why does my St. Weiler have diarrhea?
Do they suffer from itchy and sensitive skin and if so why?
Why is my St. Weiler vomiting and do I go to the vets?
When should I take my St. Weiler for vaccinations and which ones do they need and how often?
How often will my St. Weiler be in heat?
Should I consider getting my St. Weiler spayed or neutered and when and how much does this cost and what are the benefits?
My St. Weiler is limping, what should I do and should I go to a veterinarian surgeon?
Do they suffer from allergies?
Why is my St. Weiler not eating?
How much does it cost to insure my St. Weiler?
What healthcare issues or diseases might be excluded from companies that provide St. Weiler dog health insurance?
What age would you class as an ‘older or senior’ St. Weiler?
Do you notice any changes in their behaviour?
What changes in food and diet would you suggest making for an older St. Weiler?
Do you feed any supplements to an older St. Weiler – or anything else which helps them as they age?
Are there any health issues particular to a senior St. Weiler dog?
Do you have any advice for owners of an older/senior St. Weiler or tips you can pass on?
Here is an interesting video on the St. Weiler.