Welcome to our guide to the Weiler Dane.
The Weiler Dane is a mix of two different breeds, the Rottweiler and the Great Dane mix.
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 Weiler Dane breed of dog.
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Are you looking to buy a Weiler Dane – then see our list of Weiler Dane breeders.
Why Choose a Weiler Dane?
What type of owners buy a Weiler Dane?
What in your opinion are the best things about the Weiler Dane breed?
Why do you think the Weiler Dane is special?
What are your favourite things about the Weiler Dane?
Are you glad you choose to buy a Weiler Dane and not another breed?
How would you describe the Weiler Dane temperament?
What advice might you give to people thinking about whether they should buy a Weiler Dane over other breeds?
History & Origins
What are the history and origins of the Weiler Dane?
About The Breed
What colors of Weiler Dane are most popular?
What does the Weiler Dane look like?
What are the pros/cons of the Weiler Dane breed?
What can a new owner expect in terms of differences between the Weiler Dane and other breeds?
Do they attract a lot of interest and curiosity from the public?
What type of typical personality does the Weiler Dane have?
Is it possible to describe a fairly typical Weiler Dane?
What is the breed standard/description for the Weiler Dane?
Were there particular colors people preferred and that maybe you focused on?
Are there any downsides to owning a Weiler Dane that prospective owners should be aware of?
Is the Weiler Dane 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 Weiler Dane?
What are the key differences when compared to other breeds?
Is the Weiler Dane 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 Weiler Dane match up to that role?
Are there myths about the Weiler Dane – 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 Weiler Dane puppies and this is what they said:
What types of questions do you get once owners get their Weiler Dane 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 Weiler Dane, so people know what to expect from their new pet?
When fully grown how much on average does a Weiler Dane weigh?
When the Weiler Dane is full grown in size what is the maximum height and length expected to be?
Is the Weiler Dane ever crossed or mixed with other breeds of dog?
Does the Weiler Dane smell or drool a lot?
Do you have a Weiler Dane growth chart?
What breed group does the Weiler Dane 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 Weiler Dane is not suitable for, perhaps families?
How is the Weiler Dane with children?
Do you think the Weiler Dane is suitable for families with young children?
How does the Weiler Dane get along with other (existing) pets and do you have any tips or advice for new Weiler Dane owners in terms of successful integration?
Is it better to buy one Weiler Dane or two?
Should prospective new owners be aware of any differences between males and females?
Would the Weiler Dane be suitable as a guard dog?
Can I leave my Weiler Dane during the day while I go to work?
What is the expected average lifespan of the Weiler Dane?
In terms of life expectancy, how long on average would the Weiler Dane 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 Weiler Dane 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 Weiler Dane?
How about for older dogs?
Buying – How Much Do They Cost?
How much did your Weiler Dane cost to buy?
Can you offer advice to people looking to buy a Weiler Dane and how much should they spend?
What advice would you offer new Weiler Dane owners?
What types of people are buying the Weiler Dane and why?
Where can I buy Weiler Dane rescue dogs or find a Weiler Dane for adoption? Please note that buying or searching for a ‘cheap’ Weiler Dane 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 Weiler Dane puppy to potential new owners?
What types of owners are best suited to owning a Weiler Dane?
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 Weiler Dane?
As a Weiler Dane 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 Weiler Dane?
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 Weiler Dane’s pictures, in particular we are looking for photos showing Weiler Dane 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 Weiler Dane have popular names?
If my Weiler Dane is pregnant what might the litter size be?
Could the Weiler Dane 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 Weiler Dane biting?
How do you prevent a Weiler Dane chewing?
How do you stop a Weiler Dane jumping up?
Does the Weiler Dane have an issue with excessive digging?
Why does my Weiler Dane keep growling and barking?
Is there a reason my Weiler Dane 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 Weiler Dane and their exercise needs and do you have any tips or advice for new Weiler Dane owners?
As a breeder of the Weiler Dane , do you prefer a collar or harness?
As an expert of the Weiler Dane breed do you prefer a standard leash or retractable?
Can you offer any dog walking tips for Weiler Dane owners?
Playtime & Tricks
What games and toys can you recommend for the Weiler Dane?
Are there toys you suggest avoiding?
How intelligent is the Weiler Dane compared to other dog breeds?
How much can they understand?
Do you have any special grooming routines or tips and advice for new Weiler Dane owners?
How much time is involved?
What accessories are required to be purchased for grooming a Weiler Dane?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning maintenance of nails?
How much do Weiler Dane 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 Weiler Dane a hypoallergenic breed?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning cleaning and bathing your Weiler Dane?
Can you offer new Weiler Dane 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 Weiler Dane?
What started your interest in showing the Weiler Dane?
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 Weiler Dane – 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 Weiler Dane 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 Weiler Dane?
What official organisations are there for the new Weiler Dane owner and what benefits or services do they provide?
In buying a Weiler Dane, 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 Weiler Dane out of all the breeds you could have chosen?
What do you think makes the Weiler Dane 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 Weiler Dane and do you have any tips or advice for new Weiler Dane owners?
How should new owners approach bringing a new Weiler Dane home, any advice and tips you can give?
Should I allow my Weiler Dane to sleep in my bed or elsewhere in the house?
Do you recommend crate training and how long does this take?
Should my Weiler Dane sleep in a kennel or crate?
Health is always a major concern when buying a dog, do you have any advice for new Weiler Dane 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 Weiler Dane?
Can you offer any advice on how to treat and prevent worms?
What type of health issues can a Weiler Dane have and how do you deal with preventing these?
Why does my Weiler Dane have diarrhea?
Do they suffer from itchy and sensitive skin and if so why?
Why is my Weiler Dane vomiting and do I go to the vets?
When should I take my Weiler Dane for vaccinations and which ones do they need and how often?
How often will my Weiler Dane be in heat?
Should I consider getting my Weiler Dane spayed or neutered and when and how much does this cost and what are the benefits?
My Weiler Dane is limping, what should I do and should I go to a veterinarian surgeon?
Do they suffer from allergies?
Why is my Weiler Dane not eating?
How much does it cost to insure my Weiler Dane?
What healthcare issues or diseases might be excluded from companies that provide Weiler Dane dog health insurance?
What age would you class as an ‘older or senior’ Weiler Dane?
Do you notice any changes in their behavior?
What changes in food and diet would you suggest making for an older Weiler Dane?
Do you feed any supplements to an older Weiler Dane – or anything else which helps them as they age?
Are there any health issues particular to a senior Weiler Dane dog?
Do you have any advice for owners of an older/senior Weiler Dane or tips you can pass on?
Here’s an interesting video on the Weiler Dane.