Breed group : Sporting
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GENERALBreed group: Sporting Type: Hybrid
Talent: Agility, Competitive obedience, Hunting, Jogging, Narcotics detection, Retrieving, Tracking, Tricks, Watchdog
PHYSICALSize: Medium Weight: 60-80 pounds Fur length: Ears: Flappy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: Black, Dark Brown / Chocolate, Gray / Salt & Pepper, Light Brown / Golden
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: 10-12 years Rarity: Common Availability: Hard to find
Climate: Good for every climate
The Goldmaraner is a mix between a purebred Golden Retriever and a purebred Weimaraner. The resulting dog is called hybrid or designer dog as it originates from crossing of two different pure breeds. The Goldmaraner is large size dog with an average weight around 60 to 80 pounds and can be 27 inches tall when fully mature. These dogs are loving, caring, cheerful and intelligent.. This dog breed has characteristics of both parent breeds and so characteristics may differ from dog to dog. A comparative study of both parent breeds suggest that they are well-mannered with all the family members and gentle and kind to children. Like all dogs, they also need proper early age obedience training and socialization with people and places as well as with other dogs and pets in the family. They can have a strong prey drive like a Weimaraner and should be trained and socialized with small animals from puppyhood to prevent any undesirable behavior. The Goldmaraner dogs are very intelligent as well as very energetic. They will need lots of physical and mental activities. They can learn fast but can be stubborn at times and would respond to a calm, confident and firm owner. These dogs can be used in a variety of activities like narcotics detection, hunting, tracking, jogging, competitive obedience and as watch dogs. The Goldmaraner dogs are very good pets for the whole family if they are properly trained from early age.
The Goldmaraner dogs are found in all shades of gold and cream, and from charcoal blue to mouse grey to silver grey.
The coat of these dogs is low maintenance. It can be short, hard and smooth to touch like a Weimaraner or it can be sleek and tight outer water-repellent coat with dense inner coat.
The Goldmaraner dogs are very loving and loyal. They are cheerful, intelligent, devoted and eager to please dogs that are very attached to their family. These dogs are very gentle and patient with children and can get along with other dogs and animals in the family with proper training. They are very protective of their family. They are very alert dogs and will signal arrival of an stranger or any thing unusual around them to the family. They can be used as watch dogs. This dog breed can have a strong prey drive, inherited from the Weimaraner. They are very energetic dogs who need lots of physical activities to keep their energy levels under control. They should be taken for daily leash walk as they can run after a small animal if left on their own and will be out of site in an instant. The Goldmaraner dogs will learn quickly when trained with innovative and reward based training.
Their coat is low maintenance and will require brushing with a firm bristle brush twice every week. They would need bath when necessary.
The Goldmaraner dogs are very intelligent and can learn quickly but they also have a tendency to be stubborn and willful at times. They will be best trained by a firm, confident and strong leader who can establish his/her authority over these dogs. These dogs like to please their owners and will thrive on reward based training (food or praise). They can get bored with same repetitive training routines and so innovative training sessions will best suit these dogs.
These dogs are very energetic and would love to be taken for a daily walk and jog for an hour or so. Lack of adequate mental and physical activity will invoke frustration and restlessness in these dogs and they may become destructive.