Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Dogs Name: Bruce (Dobe), Staghorn's Resusci Annie (Annie, Lab)
Titles: Bruce; CGN "Bruce the Jerk Dog"
Dogs Age: Bruce Sept 27/2012, Annie Jan 13/2008
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Weims were my other choice when we were in the puppy buying process, but we went with a Dobe (obviously).
My "surrogate" dog is a Weim (he stays with me probably 1/4 of each year. It started as his owners were past clients who hated boarding kennels, and has stuck because Oscar and I have bonded so well). Oscar is extremely well trained, and well mannered, but he isn't really the smartest dog I've met lol. He is very energetic, as long as I run him about 2 hrs a day he is great. If I don't he is annoying as hell, clingy, whiny, won't fully settle (it rarely happens, pretty much just if it rains as he thinks rain will melt him).
He is great with my cats, but that is because he is terrified of them lol. He is very prey driven with other small animals though (squirrels etc). He's a typical velcro dog, wants to be with me all the time when I have him. As I said, not the smartest (not a "thinking" dog), but well trained. His off leash/recall is outstanding, even when playing with other dogs. He is great with other dogs, and great with my kids and people, although he is usually quite aloof with people he doesn't know.
All in all, I love the breed, but I have met a number of Weims who weren't as good as Oscar. They can have some pretty crazy anxiety. Energy wise they are pretty similar to Dobes. Overall though, a nice breed, and at some point I would love one (full time, since I have a part time one lol).