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Cane Corso Weimaraner Mix: Guide, Pictures, Care & More

Written by: Misty Layne

Last Updated on April 11, 2024 by Dogster Team

Cane Corso Weimaraner Mix: Guide, Pictures, Care & More

When it comes to finding a perfect dog to adopt, you should know more than just how a canine looks or acts; you should also find out beforehand what kind of care it needs and any health issues it might end up dealing with. And when it comes to designer or hybrid breeds, this information is even more important. Take the Cane Corso and Weimaraner, for example.

This hybrid breed is difficult to find, but they can make fun (and active) pets for the right person! If you do happen to find one and end up adopting it, you’ll need to know a lot to properly care for it. What should you know? Keep reading to find out!

Breed Overview

Height:

23–28 inches

Weight:

60–100 pounds

Lifespan:

9–13 years

Colors:

Blue, black, gray, silver, fawn, red, gray brindle, black brindle, chestnut brindle

Suitable for:

Active people, families with older kids, homes with yards

Temperament:

Friendly, intelligent, quiet, playful

Though it’s difficult to say how the Cane Corso Weimaraner mix got its start, this mixed breed takes traits and looks from both the Cane Corso and Weimaraner. Depending on which parent dog it takes after most, you could find yourself with a dog that’s anywhere from quiet and reserved to playful and cheeky. Learning your new pet’s personality is all part of the fun of being a pet owner, though!

Cane Corso Weimaraner Mix Characteristics

Energy
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High-energy dogs will need a lot of mental and physical stimulation to stay happy and healthy, while low-energy dogs require minimal physical activity. It’s important when choosing a dog to make sure their energy levels match your lifestyle or vice versa.
Trainability
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Easy-to-train dogs are more skilled at learning prompts and actions quickly with minimal training. Dogs that are harder to train will require a bit more patience and practice.
Health
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Some breeds, due to their size or their breeds potential genetic health issues, have shorter lifespans than others. Proper exercise, nutrition, and hygiene also play an important role in the lifespan of your pet.
Lifespan
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Some dog breeds are prone to certain genetic health problems, and some more than others. This doesn’t mean that every dog will have these issues, but they have an increased risk, so it’s important to understand and prepare for any additional needs they may require.
Sociability
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Some dog breeds are more social than others, both towards humans and other dogs. More social dogs have a tendency to run up to strangers for pets and scratches, while less social dogs shy away and are more cautious, even potentially aggressive. No matter the breed, it’s important to socialize your dog and expose them to lots of different situations.

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Cane Corso Weimaraner Mix Puppies

Puppy parent breeds of the Cane Corso Weimaraner Mix
Image Credit: Left – otsphoto, Shutterstock | Right – David Pegzlz, Shutterstock

If you want a Cane Corso Weimaraner puppy, chances are good you’ll have to go through a breeder (but remember to find a reputable one!). This particular mix of breeds is a rarer one, so there’s only a small likelihood of finding one at a shelter near you. You might be able to find one at a Cane Corso or Weimaraner rescue group, as well.

Your new puppy’s behavior will depend greatly on which parent breed it takes after. Both parent breeds are high-energy, so you’ll need to be active to keep up with your pup! If your dog takes more after the Cane Corso side, it will likely be sociable and fun-loving. If your pet takes after the Weimaraner side more, you’ll probably find it to be just a bit on the stubborn side. No matter which parent a puppy takes after, though, it will bring loads of fun!

Parent breeds of the Cane Corso Weimaraner Mix
Image Credit: Left – Sbolotova, Shutterstock | Right – WildStrawberry, Shutterstock

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Temperament & Intelligence of the Cane Corso Weimaraner Mix

Whether a Cane Corso Weimaraner mix takes more after its Cane Corso or Weimaraner side, the breed is highly intelligent, which can help immensely when it comes to training. However, the Cane Corso side of the mix can be stubborn, willful, and assertive, making training more challenging. If the Weimaraner side of the dog is more present, you’ll find that the breed is a touch more eager to please its humans.

The Cane Corso side of this hybrid breed is also extremely loving and loyal to its family. Because of their size and protective natures, a mix that gets more from its Cane Corso side will make an excellent watchdog.

The Weimaraner side of this mixed breed will be thrilled to be part of the family and want to spend loads of quality time with its humans. Activities such as backyard play and outdoor adventures are great ways to do so. Both sides of this breed are high-energy, so be prepared to spend plenty of time exercising your dog!

Are These Dogs Good for Families?🏡

This breed will do well with active families with older children. Due to their size, you run the risk of these pups accidentally knocking over smaller children while playing. However, early socialization and training are vital for these pups due to their Cane Corso heritage. And be aware that Weimaraners are prone to separation anxiety, so your mix might be the same way; training will help here as well.

Does This Breed Get Along With Other Pets?🐶 😽

While the Weimaraner side of this hybrid breed usually gets along with other pets, especially dogs, the Weimaraner is a hunter breed and has a high prey drive. This means that they could go chasing after smaller animals. And the Cane Corso side can get along with other pets, so long as you invest time in socializing early. Early socialization can help curb that prey drive, too.

However, due to the size of the Cane Corso Weimaraner mix, you might want to stick to it being your only pet, as the dog might accidentally injure smaller animals even if it doesn’t chase them. If you do have a multi-pet household, just be sure to keep a close eye on your pets at all times.

Parent breeds of the Cane Corso Weimaraner Mix with other dogs
Image Credit: Left – Dora Zett, Shutterstock | Right – mtajmr, Pixabay

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Things to Know When Owning a Cane Corso Weimaraner Mix

So, what else do you need to know about the Cane Corso Weimaraner mixed breed? How to take care of it! Here’s more information on how to feed and train these pups and more.

Food & Diet Requirements🦴

As with all canines, your Cane Corso Weimaraner mix will need a high-quality dog food that contains plenty of protein from a good source. It’s a good idea to speak with your vet about what formula would be best for your pup, but it should also have all the minerals and nutrients your dog needs to grow up well. If your pet takes more after the Weimaraner, you may find it eats incredibly quickly, which can be a factor in dogs developing bloat. If that’s the case, a puzzle feeder can help slow your dog’s eating.

Exercise🐕

Since both the Cane Corso and Weimaraner breeds are high-energy, active dogs, you can expect to spend lots of time each day exercising your mix. A long walk every day will help, but these dogs also enjoy running, so a good long jog or romp in the backyard is also often necessary. And these pups will love any outdoor adventures, such as hiking!

Because these dogs are intelligent and the Cane Corso is a working dog, this hybrid breed will also need mental stimulation to avoid becoming bored and destructive. (Think lots of puzzles and interactive toys!)

Training🦮

The Cane Corso Weimaraner mix is one smart pup, but they can be assertive and stubborn, so you might find training them a bit difficult at times. Training for this breed is vital, though, so they learn who’s in charge and how to get along with other animals. You’ll definitely need a firm hand to manage these dogs. Just keep in mind that positive reinforcement is key to successful training! If you don’t have the time or knowledge to properly train your pup, seek a professional trainer for help.

Parent breeds of the Cane Corso Weimaraner Mix playing
Image By: Left – Miroshnikova Arina, Shutterstock | Right – Tatiana Rodriguez, Unsplash

Grooming ✂️

The amount of grooming you’ll need to do for your Cane Corso Weimaraner mix will depend on which parent it takes after more in the looks department. Cane Corsos have short fur that isn’t too crazy with the shedding, so they don’t require much grooming. But, though Weimaraners also have a short coat, they shed fairly often. A mix with a Weimaraner coat will need to be brushed at least once or twice a week.

Regardless of which breed your pup takes after, you’ll need to bathe your dog as needed to keep its coat clean and healthy, clean out ears as required, brush its teeth, and keep nails trimmed and neat.

Health and Conditions❤️

Both the Cane Corso and Weimaraner breeds are fairly hardy, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have certain health issues they’re more likely to develop. Below are a few of these issues, which could be passed on to your Cane Corso Weimaraner mix.

Minor Conditions
  • Obesity
  • Factor XI deficiency
  • Mange
  • Distichiasis
Serious Conditions

Serious Conditions:

  • Bloat
  • Von Willebrand’s disease
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Idiopathic epilepsy

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There shouldn’t be much difference between the males and females of this hybrid breed other than their sizes. Females may be a few inches shorter and a few pounds lighter than males. Their temperaments should be roughly the same, though if the mix takes more after the Cane Corso side, males might be a bit more aggressive than females.

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3 Little-Known Facts About the Cane Corso Weimaraner Mix

Here are a few facts about this mix’s parent breeds that you might not have known!

1. The first Cane Corsos came to America in 1988.

However, these dogs weren’t recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) until 2010!


2. Weimaraners were originally big game hunters.

The original prey of the Weimaraner was large animals, such as mountain lions, bears, and wolves.


3. If you recognize the Weimaraner, it could be because of Sesame Street.

Artist William Wegman began filming segments of Weimaraners in 1989 for Sesame Street, making this breed a star!

Parent breeds of the Cane Corso Weimaraner Mix
Image By: Left – CharlitoCZ, Shutterstock | Right – Tosha174, Shutterstock

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Final Thoughts

The Cane Corso Weimaraner mix will be a bit more challenging to find than other dog breeds, but if you manage to locate one of these pups, you’ll be inviting a fun, friendly dog into your life. Of course, this breed’s personality will vary due to which parent breed it takes after more, so you could also find yourself with a canine that’s just a bit stubborn and assertive at times. If bringing this hybrid breed into a family home, it’s advisable to only do so if you have older children, as these dogs are large and could easily knock over small children by accident. But overall, these pups are good family dogs as they enjoy being around their humans and are extremely loyal!

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Featured Image Credit: Left – Didkovska Ilona, Shutterstock | Right – Karolina Grabowska, Pexels

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