OMG! a Weimaraner!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by ChickyPooh, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. ChickyPooh

    ChickyPooh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mom and I went to the local animal shelter and looked at their dogs. I feel in love with this tan/silver girl weimaraner. She was a rescue from a puppy mill and shes only a little over a year old but has had more than her share of pups. She isn't hyper so I'm really hopping we can adopt her. The look she gave me when we walked by the kennel made me cry. After loosing my chihuahua in an accident, I need something to love on. I've always loved the breed so I'm going to give this a try! Tell me about your Weimaraner, the good, bad, and the ugly!
     
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  2. slyfoxpeeps

    slyfoxpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, I hope you get it! I adopted one from the Wiem Adoption in D.C., he had been on the streets, at first he wouldn't let our jack russell female get anywhere near the food but with time they became best friends. He is VERY smart and loves company, even kids. He was so big I was scared to death letting him around little ones, he also makes this growling noise that scared me, but I finally figured out that noise was him purring! He is my best friend now! I've had him for 4 years. Oh, he is terrified of thunder, and gun shots, I mean BAD.
     
  3. piecemaker

    piecemaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Centerville Texas
    Glad you are adopting at the shelter. My mother had 2 Wiemar's after all us kids moved out. They were named Jack and Jill. Some one either lost or left them on the river bank by her house. They were such funny dogs Jill was the boss and boy if you didn't know it she was fast to let you know. Jack was a laid back old soul. Never got upset about anything. Good luck with you new one

    Theresa
     
  4. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Our weim experience was a bad one. We got Abby as an 8 w/o puppy. She came in and tired to be the dominant dog, and our other dogs hated her. Unfortunately, we had to get rid of her because she wouldn't be potty trained and our other dogs didn't like her at all. [​IMG] It caused a lot of stress in our home. I still think they're beautiful dogs. I'd like to get another one someday!!

    Sonja
     
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  5. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    Carson my lab weim mix Is the sweetiest dumbiest dog you will ever meet but he is so nice and pretty. Weimaraners are known to be pig at feeding time and any time after that but they get fat fast. and they don't like to be in room along meaning they will follow you from one room to the next.
     
  6. slyfoxpeeps

    slyfoxpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gaited horse your right about them following you from room to room. I can't even go to the bathroom without him or the other 2 dogs for that matter [​IMG]
     
  7. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got myself a weim after having been owned by a german shep. for 13 years.......and Duke was an awesome dog. [​IMG] He was a big duffus, but he excelled in obedience and agility. Also hunting. he was smart, but sometimes took him a minute to catch on to something new......I would recommend them if you are an ACTIVE person and like having a 24 hour shadow. they do not do well in a kennel situation, they need to be with people all the time. Duke was fine alone during my work time, but when I was at home he was with me.....they get bored easily, and need lots of chew toys. believe it or not, he loved my chickens too. I had one that would go in his doghouse with him (he could go in and out of my house at will via doggie door) and sleep right next to him. He would let her eat out of his dish too, LOL.
     
  8. ChickenFanaticAB

    ChickenFanaticAB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a weim/husky mix, and let's just say he's been a challenge...I can't really say too much because he is a mix, so its hard to say what came from which breed, but at 4 years old he STILL acts like a puppy, and while he has calmed down a little, he needs tons and tons of exercise to be happy, so if you can't provide that I would say avoid them, but if you can, he is also one of the sweetest dogs ever, I trust him with anyone, he has no nervous tendencies, ie. not afraid of thunder or much of anything...he loves other dogs, is ok with our cats, but does not like others and will chase (and likely would kill) and most weims aren't good with cats...he is also extremely bad with chickens and ducks...(we no longer have them, but when we did it was not good.) he is also extremely smart and headstrong. he can learn new tricks in a couple minutes, but his recall is terrible...he knows you want him to come, but he just gives you a look and runs off in the other direction....so in a nutshell, they require a lot of exercise, firm training, and lots of socialization, but with all of this you can have a very sweet, and of course very beautiful dog. i would definitely recommend getting her out of her kennel for at least half an hour (more if possible) to really see what kind of dog she is. I volunteer at our shelter and you really can't tell anything from a dogs behavior in it's kennel. Get her out, throw a ball, see how she listens to you, and if she shows a lot of interest in you. And if you have other dogs make sure to bring them with you! Good luck!


    edit to add: the person below reminded me that ours also gets out of anything! he is an outside dog with some indoor time, and he could easily clear our four foot fence, so we got a six foot fence installed, and while he can't jump over he has found many other ways out! He learned to open the gate when he was just four months old....
     
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  9. hollyk

    hollyk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a mix that looked the part. he was very smart and sweet. But, as the others said- they need a lot of activity. The main problem with Rusty was that he could clear the 6 ft fence and an electric fence from a sitting position. Let's just say the local animal control officer and I became well known to one another. He was trained to bird hunt and when my husband was home and could work him, he stayed home. On the days Tony was at work (and I was very pregnant) he would entertain himself. We eventually found him a home in the country with lots of room to romp. The new owners loved him and it was a win/win situation. If you can give the dog the activity that she needs, they are a wonderful breed. [​IMG]
     
  10. ChickyPooh

    ChickyPooh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry it took me so ling to reply. The shelter found out she had heartworrms and we just don't have the money to pay for that right now. They're going to send her to a rescue and there she will get proper treatment from either a foster family or money for treatment will come from donations. [​IMG]

    ETA: sad face
     
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