Stitch the Cocker Weim at 6 years old—"Stitch is beautiful. He is a little bigger than the spaniel, but looks like a Weimaraner, except that he is pitch black. He is lovable with people that he knows, and is an incredibly lively and intelligent dog. He is constantly challenging me and some of my friends for leadership. He is bold and confident around that which he knows, but is very weary and skitish if he doesn't know a person. Not really friendly with other dogs anymore - was okay while I had my Shar Pei, but since he is gone, Stitch has claimed ownership of me. He is submissive to my boyfriend. It is variable though, but he gives over the leadership role to my boyfriend. Stitch sees me as his equal though, to a certain extent - depends on how he/ I are feeling that day..haha. I love Stitch to bits, and wouldn't trade him for the world! Just wish he was a little more friendly, and less scared - as I think that is why he is aggressive (out of fear). I want to be able to let him loose on a field and be able to get him to listen and come back when I call... He takes his time, and once the that chain is off... he doesn't hear a word."
The Cocker Weim is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Weimaraner and the American Cocker Spaniel. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.