The Goldmaraner: A Complete Guide

The Goldmaraner isn’t a purebred dog. It’s a mix between a Weimaraner and a Golden Retriever.

People tend to like this designer breed because it combines both of the positive traits of their parents (loyalty, respect, and alertness).

These dogs are great for companionship. They are relaxed and calm and don’t need that much attention to remain stimulated.

If you want a dog to take with you on camping trips or one that’s fun and low maintenance, this might be the right dog for you.

If this is your first time purchasing a designer dog, I recommend that you’ll read this guide. In it, you’ll have the information needed for this dog’s overall personality, exercise routine, and how to care for it effectively.

That being said, let’s get to the guide!

This Goldmaraner is hungry

Goldmaraner Puppies – Before You Buy…

The Golden Retriever is a dog known for its intelligence, social awareness, and its shiny coat.

While its Weimaraner parent was used in early British civilization to help hunt for game such as boars, deer, and bears.

Goldmaraners have both of these traits, making them an interesting pup.

While they can be demanding during house training, they are a cheerful dog. Let’s look at some of the most appealing aspects of this interesting dog, shall we?

What Price are Goldmaraner Puppies?

Expect to pay around $1000-$2000 for a Goldmaraner. When buying one, make sure that they are in good condition.

Once you buy a Goldmaraner, you’ll experience a bundle of joy who wants loves to play with you and other animals.

How to Find Reputable Goldmaraner Breeders?

Finding a good breeder is an extensive, yet rewarding process. You have to research first and see which one is reputable. If your breeder isn’t certified nor can answer your questions, find another one immediately.

When in doubt, always ask for references! If people have brought them from earlier chances are they are a good breeder.

When seeking a breeder, ask them the following questions:

Where do the puppies live?” – The breeder should answer “Home with its family.” A puppy that has been raised in a family background has a higher chance of becoming friendly and relaxed once they get older.

A pup that’s isolated such as living in the backyard will make them more aggressive.

Can I See the Parents?” – While you might not be able to meet the father, you should at least meet the mother. Your puppy’s parents will give a better insight on their personality than their breed.

A well behaved Papa or Mama dog is a great sign, both that you found a good breed and a good litter”.

Do You Have Copies of Their Medical Records?” – Many dog breeds have genetic conditions. A reputable breeder should provide health clearances to help explain the previous and current state of the dog.

Once you’ve asked those questions and received valid answers, you’re set to buy a Goldmaraner!

3 Little-Known Facts About Goldmaraner Puppies

  1. They were first seen in the 1990s. This was when the popular term “designer dogs” started to become commonly said amongst dog owners.
  2. It’s parent the Weimaraner, was the pet of many royal figures throughout history. For instance, King Louis XI of France had owned one and used it to hunt foxes, rabbits, and fowls.
  3. Also, Goldmaranersgain genes from Golden Retrievers. Retrievers were all around dogs that can be used for dog shows, hunting, and for assisting people with a disability. What’s interesting is that Goldmaraners can do this as well!
The Goldmaraner knows where the food is but waits for the master

Physical Traits of the Goldmaraner

The Goldmaraner is a large dog that has both traits of Golden Retriever and Weimaraner purebreds.

They come in a multitude of shades such as cream and gold as well as gray and blue. Their coats can be either hard, short and smooth or sleek and tight.

Also, they are known for their long, wide, floppy ears. Their eyes can come in various colors such as gray, amber, brown, or blue-green.

There might be some feathering in the fur on their belly region, paws, and its fore and hindquarters.

Goldmaraners are mild to heavy shedders. You will have to use a pin brush on his/her fur a couple of times a week to prevent loose fur from appearing in your home.

Their nails have to be clipped twice a month unless they are wearing them down due to frequent activity.

How Big is a Full-Grown Goldmaraner?

Males tend to reach an average height of 22-27 inches and a weight of 55-75 lbs. Adult females are about 18-20 inches and weigh around 41-65 lbs.

Keep your dog fed properly so that they can grow into a healthy adult!

Since they grow up to become larger dogs, you might have to “dog proof” the house. This means that you should remove certain valuable objects that they might accidentally knock over.

Keep valuable items in higher shelves or in areas where they can’t reach.

What is The Life Expectancy of the Goldmaraner?

Goldmaraners have an average lifespan of 10-15 years. While most large dogs tend to die faster due to the shorter lifespan, Goldmaraners can live longer since they carry the same genes from their parents.

These genes work together to protect the Goldmaraner from viruses and allow it to live a healthy and happy life.

But their lifespan takes your role as a dog owner into consideration. This means that you will have to monitor them regularly, feed it good food, and help the dog interact with others.

Doing this will extend its lifespan and will positively your pet’s overall mood and physical appearance.

Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Goldmaraner

Goldmaraners are playful and loyal watchdogs. When seeing other strangers, they will bark in order to notify the owners. However, their barks aren’t aggressive as they are generally people lovers.

However, they can be tough and stubborn when training them at home. On the other hand, Goldmaraners are an intelligent and cheerful breed.

They will do anything to please friends and family members due to their vibrant personality.

Also, they have a prey-drive temperament: meaning that they will chase smaller animals in your backyard.

If you train them to become social early, Goldmaraners will become get along with other pets such as birds, cats, and smaller dogs.

Remember, Goldmaraners are strong dogs. Keep them under your supervision when they are playing with children. They can accidentally knock them over because of their size.

The Goldmaraner Diet

Goldmaraner diet consists of 3 cups of food a day. Since they are a large dog, they require this amount to ensure that they grow properly.  On average, expect to pay around $1.5-$2 a day to feed them.

It will cost about $39-$52 dollars to keep them fed for a month. When shopping, check the quality of the food contents. Doing so allows your pet to enjoy the food and naturally grow into a healthy adult.

The Goldmaraners are loyal watchdogs

How Much Exercise Does a Goldmaraner Need?

Since they are a hybrid of a Weimaraner and a Golden Retriever, they are large athletic dogs that need to exercise.

Goldmaraners are quite smart and need an owner that can keep them engaged.

They are very smart, meaning that they’ll get used to your training routine.

Make sure that the routines are rewarding and interesting so that they don’t get bored.

We suggest that you walk them at least for one hour a day. If it doesn’t receive its proper exercise, the dog will display destructive behavior.

Try to walk at least 60 minutes a day so that your Goldmaraner stays properly trained.

Goldmaraner Health and Conditions

Since its a hybrid, Goldmaraners don’t share the same health issues as their parents. But, they can show signs later on in life if they aren’t treated immediately.

Here is a list of the most common health condition issues you’ll encounter.

  • Entropion
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Bloat
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
  • Von Willebrand’s Disease

Taking care of your dog’s health should be your first priority. Keeping them active allows them to remain social and presentable to strangers.

If possible, take it to the vest once a month to target the illnesses early and make a decision based off of their knowledge.

Since Goldmaraners have energetic traits, you’ll want to exercise them regularly. Either through consistent walks in the park or giving them room to run around the house, spend time with your dog so that they can remain in good health.

My Final Thoughts on the Goldmaraner

Most designer dogs are known for being hard to train due to their personality problems.

That’s not the case with a Goldmaraner!

As a pet owner, you need to give them extensive care, food, and love. They will return the favor by protecting you and your family from suspicious strangers. And they make great swimmers!

Treat your Goldmaraner with the utmost care, and you’ll see it grow naturally and be ready to socialize with everyone.

Ultimately, treat your dog like you would your best friend and receive a lifelong companion in the process!

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OVERALL SUMMARY

4
Cost to Buy
6
Cuteness Level
7.5
Family Safety
9
Friendliness
5.5
Health Concerns
6
Life Span
6
Exercise Required
6
Food Required
OVERALL RATING 6.2 / 10

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