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Old 06-25-2014, 07:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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4 seems like too much for you to handle. Let me take the Boomer son off your hands
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At one and three, they are young and may settle more as they get older.
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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.
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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.

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Old 06-25-2014, 07:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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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).
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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!
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I'm noticing that my girl is starting to settle down a bit at two. I didn't mean old age, but maturity.
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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.
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4 is a lot.
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