|09-05-2013 09:44 PM|
But I can't believe you wouldn't enjoy a Weimaraner! My Lillian would win you over. Aside from her SA, which we dealt with early in her rescue and the article was on point in mentioning, she has proven herself a sweet and adorable dog. I literally Never have an issue with her. But, she's not for a first time owner, lol. She's a bright, active, and athletic dog, for sure!
I will admit... if you have never had an exhausted, wigglebutt, snugglebunny, pretty as polished steel weim draped over your legs at bedtime, you just don't know what they're worth
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|09-05-2013 09:18 PM|
LOL! I had someone in class with a West Highland White Terrier. I love westie's. They are indeed very fun little dogs. They couldn't figure out WHY the dog kept digging and acting like he was hunting for something underground and going after squirrels. As politely as I could manage, I told them to look up the breed information and what they're job was/is. She came back to class the next week and asked if I wanted the dog because she just couldn't have a dog that wanted to hunt and kill the squirrels that came into her yard or the mice underground. SMH.
|09-05-2013 09:11 PM|
How many people have you seen, including exasperated ones who come here, who get a dog and expect it to behave because "he knows better"?
I would say that many people are not capable of training and understanding a GSD, or many other breeds, for that matter.
I had a Pekingese. Different animal, entirely. Not much required there.
|09-05-2013 09:03 PM|
because a GSD is versatile and easy to train a newbie shouldn't have any problem as long as they train and socialize. any person that gets a dog
no matter what breed the dog is is smarter than the dog whether they
train the dog, exercise the dog or dedicated to the dog. a human is
smarter than a dog.
[QUOTE=Sunflowers;4157130]I see nothing negative in that article.
A GSD is definitely Not for everyone, but especially first timers, who might know nothing about dogs and their behavior.
I actually agree with what they said:
"Highly intelligent and natural protector, the German Shepherd Dog is well-suited to a wide variety of jobs: He’s worked as a guide dog, a drug sniffer, and, of course, a police and military dog.
>>>>> There’s little he can’t do with the right training, but that’s exactly why he’s not ideal for newbies —
>>>>> it takes quite a bit of training, exercise and dedication to stay “smarter” than he is."<<<<< [/QUOTE]
|09-05-2013 08:47 PM|
I see nothing wrong with this article, it is very informative. During my adult life I have researched many dog breeds and what this article makes valid points.
I know many people who got their first dog without ever researching the breed, then wonder why they cannot manage it. Both my neighbors with Huskies got them for looks, wolflike.
|09-05-2013 07:20 PM|
I think it may be more along the lines of trying to keep the active breeds out of the hands of couch potato lazy people so that's why they made sure to point it out as a negative? Does that make sense? Percocet made my brain fuzzy.
|09-05-2013 07:13 PM|
I could handle the weims.... I wouldn't exactly be thrilled with it but I could do it.
Huskies and Malamutes.... heck no. The dog wouldn't last a week before I was totally over it and wanting it gone. those breeds that have the "what can I do for you? PFFT! More like what can you do for ME?!" attitudes... that's not wo(mans) best friend. Thank you. They're pretty dogs but never breeds I'd even consider having.
Dalmations... well I'm not a fan anyway but I could handle them too. I'll stick with my herding breeds lol. Though there's a couple dogs in the working class I'd have like the Doberman.
|09-05-2013 07:11 PM|
|Syaoransbear||I think it's funny that they consider a breed of dog needing exercise to be a negative point and a reason why a new dog owner shouldn't get one. Don't you get a dog, any dog, knowing you need to exercise it? Why are they assuming that new dog owners spend all their time on the couch? Walking a dog every day is not nearly as difficult or infuriating as, say, having a breed of dog that is practically impossible to potty train.|
|09-05-2013 07:07 PM|
Hats off to those who own Huskies and Weims.
I think I'd suck as an owner of those breeds.
|09-05-2013 07:05 PM|
LOL! I own No 6 (Weim) and No 9 (GSD).
And you know what...if this were my first rodeo I'd be in the dirt. Both great dogs, but I agree, probably not right for first time owners.
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