Update on the Weberhaus Bobsey Twins
A very happy update!
My beloved Czech boy, Raff z Weberhaus came to us nearly two years ago now. He is wonderful, good drives, nice house dog, stable temperament, excellent health. I have not had him x rayed yet; no plans to breed. But, observing this gazelle/mountain goat hybrid makes me think there won’t be any surprises. He is quite the elite athlete.
Raff is also super social and good with kids and other dogs. Extremely smart, learns very quickly, loving and affectionate. In essence, exactly dog I wanted.
He grew up under the watchful eye of our beloved Lexi, a then seven year old W Ger showline. She did a fine job with him and they were great playmates.
We lost her at Christmas time, totally unexpectedly, to a tumor. We were gutted. And Raff lost his play friend.
Nobody could wear Raffie out the way Lexi could.
Once we were ready, naturally, we went back to Malinda. I put a deposit on a female puppy from an upcoming breeding.
Then, you cross your fingers. You have to hope that the breeding will happen. Then you have to say a little prayer to the puppy gods that it will take.
And you have to wait. A lot.
I am not good at that.
But, the universe had another plan.
Literally, the next day, Raff’s full sister became available. Her former owner had returned her to Malinda for truly stupid reasons, ie she “hooped a 4 ft fence. Or, as the staff at out vet’s correctly rephrased it, “she *stepped over* a 4 foot fence”. What kind of a nit keeps an adult German Shepherd, unsupervised, behind a 4 ft fence?
Evidently, she was left outside a lot, which violated her contract with Weberhaus. Now that I have this dog, I find it deplorable.
GSDs are not built to be thrown out in the yard. Especially this one.
We didn’t have to give this much thought.
So, hubby made the eight hour road trip each way to Kansas to get Jada. At least he got to meet Malinda in person.
What a goo! Jada is even sweeter than Raff. She loooovvvvvvveeeesss people. At first, she literally could not stand to be alone. If she was crated, and no human was in sight, she would howl her little heart out.
This is the dog they threw outside?
She got over that in a day.
She has a lot of drive, but a very good off switch. Jada is a lovely house dog. She is super affectionate. It can be a bit annoying, having two GSDs squabbling over lap space, though.
She is indisputably the dominant one, and very vocal about it. Yet, she will back off and let Raff have his way often enough.
They are working things out nicely. I’m staying out of it.
Outside, they ignore each other. Jada just wants me to throw something. Anything. Raff grabs toys and runs around with them. He brings them to me, then won’t give them up.
Inside, they play together like wild dogs.
Not exactly what I had in mind, but it seems to work for them, and it is entertaining.
I certainly cannot imagine two dogs better suited for each other. It’s no surprise. I anticipated that they would be very much alike. This kind of uniformity is typical of a good breeding in which the goals are well defined.
Miss Malinda does it again, as always. And, we thank her.