I have one of each. It’s like comparing apples and elephants.
Allow me to preface this by saying I am not a GSD noob; I’ve logged in 30+ years so far, always with multiple GSDs including a few former police K9s.
In retrospect, I should have made a run for it when we got to Jim and Cindy’s and met our pup’s mom.
My True Haus pup is four now; he’s had a lot of problems. He is out of Gina/Esko; that’s a good match, on paper. He *should* be a decent working dog. He’s not.
Gina is a non stop, nuisance barker, and the pup inherited that. It was a nightmare to fix.
The pup was always very difficult, absolutely no handler sensitivity or willingness. But, don’t mistake that for true hardness. It isn’t.
I used to take him for nice long walks early in the morning, but got tired of a 30 minute workout and wrestling match just getting a leash on him.
This renders him virtually untrainable without compulsion, despite plenty of good work in early puppyhood.
His food drive is zip much of the time; same with toy drive.
He was extremely destructive, actually still is, given the opportunity.
So, are you thinking that, in exchange for tolerating all of this, at least I got a good working prospect? Think again. He wanted no part of training and showed zero drive on the field. He broke my arm in two places trying to run away from our helper (one of the best helpers in the sport).
I have worked with four different trainers, IPO/K9 pros all. Pointless. Nobody has moved the needle a hair.
He doesn’t bond like a normal dog. He’s just cray. He may just as well be from a different planet.
To his credit, he is social with humans, not other dogs.
Luckily, my husband seems to have formed some kind of relationship with the guy.
Hubby is the second adult in the household that this dog sent to the ER. The pup body slammed hubs off an embankment in the yard, causing a significant knee injury.
And the cherry on top of the parfait? His hips are terrible.
I could have returned him, but to what end? Another puppy? No thanks.
As for Weberhaus—I am titling Malinda my Breeder-for-Life.
My first Weberhaus pup is two now and he is a complete joy. Super smart, nice drives, an elite athlete, easily trainable, happy, outgoing, willing, loving, affectionate, excellent house dog, super social, dog friendly, everything you could ever ask for. And handsome, too.
These kinds of dogs put the lie to the myth that good working dogs are unmanageable in the house. Nonsense. Good working dogs have “off” switches.
We have not done his hips/elbows yet. But, he is such a gazelle/mountain goat hybrid, this does not keep me up at night.
On Saturday, we’re picking up our second Weberhaus pup. She is a full sister to our beloved Raff. She was returned to Malinda for stupid reasons and we leapt at the chance to get her.
Stay tuned for the inevitable adventures of Weberhaus pup 3, 4, et al.
There is no comparison. Malinda breeds for the specific purpose of preserving old, precious foundation lines from what is now the Czech Republic (and East Germany; lots of border shifting). You could search the entire planet for another breeder who is truthfully breeding 100% Czech, top and bottom.
The breeder support is extraordinary. Malinda is always there for you. She knows her dogs. She trains, she loves to train. Good trainers are the best breeders. Malinda titles. She trains K9s.
Weberhaus dogs are outstanding. I would not hesitate to recommend this kennel to anyone. And I have, many times.
Weberhaus has a Facebook presence, there are a lot of people very, very happy with their dogs.