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armauro 06-25-2014 07:08 PM

High Drive WL dogs
I have 4 gsds- 2 sl and 2 wls- my wls- one year and 3 year old- have developed into high drive dogs who always have to be doing something for sure.
From my perspective these dogs are great and easy to train but do become a PIA over time.
In contrast to my sls who are content to lie around the house.
Ironically my new pup now 1 year old- a Bomber son- was cool calm and lower drive at 6 months when I got him. Now......he can be crazy.

Just wishing my guys had less energy. I do not think I will get a wl again.

simba405 06-25-2014 07:14 PM

4 seems like too much for you to handle. Let me take the Boomer son off your hands

glowingtoadfly 06-25-2014 07:22 PM

At one and three, they are young and may settle more as they get older.

onyx'girl 06-25-2014 07:24 PM

I don't want my dogs to 'settle'...when that happens, they are seniors. I'd rather enjoy the exhuberance of youth!
Though my dogs all have off switches that still work.
I will be sad when the on switch dims.

Nigel 06-25-2014 07:31 PM


Originally Posted by simba405 (Post 5690881)
4 seems like too much for you to handle. Let me take the Boomer son off your hands

I think that was an option not too long ago, may have changed their mind since then.

Liesje 06-25-2014 07:35 PM

My high drive WL was a "sleeper" as well, very mellow until he was about 6-7 months and then the drive kicked in! Didn't bother me though, I don't get working line dogs to be couch potatoes (or my SL either, that's my lazy old mutt).

armauro 06-25-2014 07:35 PM

I did have a great home referred by another breeder friend for my Bomber son but could not let him go- that plain and simple!

glowingtoadfly 06-25-2014 07:38 PM

I'm noticing that my girl is starting to settle down a bit at two. I didn't mean old age, but maturity.

simba405 06-25-2014 07:53 PM

Oh wow I was half kidding. I didn't know the OP was actually this exasperated.

A dogs energy is going to be the same until it's old and Grey. Owning more than one high energy/drive dog can definitely take over your life. Fine line between your pets being fun and being a chore.

glowingtoadfly 06-25-2014 09:03 PM

4 is a lot.

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