View Full Version : Picture Of my 20 Wk Weimy
01-15-2002, 07:53 PM
This is our weimy, Harley. She is 20 Wks old. This picture was taken today on her first outing looking for some quail. The bush shes pointing at had 5 quail in it.
01-15-2002, 09:44 PM
Was it tough to find Weimy breeders who actually hunted their Weimies? Many people have told me that there are not many Weimies that actually hunt. That they are going the same way as the American Cocker Spaniels. I don't believe so but, I am not to familiar with the breed. I have also heard that they are tougher to train than other pointing breeds is that true. Harley is sure a beautiful looking pup. If I ever get a pointer Weimies would be one of my choices.
01-16-2002, 09:55 AM
I didnt have to do alot of looking ( I did do some ). The puppy's mom belongs to a hunting buddys friend. My friend and a well known dog trainer I know said that she was a very good hunting dog and the trainer said she was the best Weimy he's ever trained. The sire is from Org. and the trainer also said this dog was a great dog. As far as good hunting Weimaraners it is true they are far and few between. If you ever get one make sure it comes from a hunting or trial line not a show line or backyard breeding. I was told they are tougher to train too. I was told go very slow and let her develope on her own with no pressure. Harley is a great retriever she goes none stop, and everything she did in the field yesterday was all natural. Harley usually carries her tail higher , but it was her first point. She ranged out about 40-75+ yards, covered the ground very nicely always moving forward never going behind me . She has alot of ground speed and natrual drive and she found birds. To say the least I was very surprised and pleased. A Weim. will run you around $800-$1200 so make sure its a hunting line if you ever get one. Here is a link to Westends Kennel in Org. ### http://www.westendkennel.com ###Harleys sire is NFC/FC/AFC Westend's Lil Sage Rider SH,NSD,NRD I asked several people on-line who have Weims. if they knew him and everyone that knew him said he's a Great Dog
01-16-2002, 10:51 AM
###Why would someone want to take a chance on a breed that as you state "are far and few between" and "are tougher to train", when there are a lot of other proven pointing breeds that don't have these drawbacks. ###Sounds like you are happy with what you have and that is what matters I myself wouldn't recommend a breed that isn't proven and has a history of problems.
01-16-2002, 12:14 PM
I'm not going to tell a person what breed of dog to get, if someone wants to take a chance on any breed thats there choice but there are GOOD and BAD in EVERY breed. There are drawbacks to every breed, a good example, GSP: Trial vs Hunt vs Show, you might ###recommend a breeder or type and someone else is going to say your wrong. Why dont you let people pick there own dogs and if you have an opionion state it dont redicule someone else for theres
When I say far and few between I mean good breeders, and there are good breeders out there.
When I said tought to train: Most people want a broke dog in two years or sooner. Weimy's might take longer maybe not. They need to be brought up at a more natural pace with low pressure, They as a breed tend to be alittle softer, and take punishment more personally.
As far as recommeding them as a breed if you look at the other post regarding best all around breeds I recommended the GSP first and then the GWP then the Weimy.
Maybe you dont do research before you buy something some people do
01-16-2002, 12:49 PM
###I don't have to do the research I have the perswonal experience with many breeds. ###Most of the big gun dog trainers will tell you don't waste your time with a weimy or a visla, doesn't mean there are not some out there that are not good but there are other good breeds out there that have better history two of the best that you didn't recommend in the english pointer and setter, along with the german shorthair.
01-16-2002, 01:13 PM
There are plus' and minus' in all breeds. You just have to do your homework.
01-16-2002, 06:19 PM
English Pointers,and Setters are not all around dogs. They find bird, but most wont retrieve without FF, ###there not considered Versitale dogs.
Also one of the people that told me good thing about the parents of my pup is a big time GSP trainer/trialer in Ca. Even with his advice about this litter I still did some research. If I hadnt and the dog didnt hunt at all I would only have myself to blame. It would be that way with any dog I bought.
01-17-2002, 08:29 AM
###I am sorry I didn't realize the topic was "versatile" dogs. ###My dogs won't track rabbits and I don't take them waterfowl hunting so no they are not versatile.
01-17-2002, 02:44 PM
The topic wasnt Versatile dogs, the topic of this thread was, this is a Pic of my Weimy puppy. The next post was about my opinion on Weims.
If a question is posted about All Around Dogs (which it was) my opinion of an all around dog would be a versatile dog, if its not versatile its not all around IMO. If the question was asked, what dog is the best hunting dog for quail or ducks ect... I might have a different answer. There are dogs that specialize in hunting different Upland game and are great at it, but not all of those IMO can be defined as All Around.
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