What should I do?
I originally wanted to wait to get a Pudel pointer, and still do, but today, (my mom works at the vet clinic) a guys weimeriner female just had some Weim/lab puppies. The Weim is a purebred and is from top hunting bloodlines, the male lab, we don't know anything about yet. The puppies were an accident so he is giving them away, my parents think it would be wise to get one of these and not spend $1000 on a dog, (the cost of the PP) I'm just wondering what you all would do, I'm going to go see them tomarrow. Thanks
I agree with your parents.
Papers don't flush, point, and retrieve... dogs do!
This will also give you the opportunity to learn to work with and care for a dog, without investing $1,000.
Not that you're not going to care for it, but you can kind of get your feet wet with this one.
If things go well, you'll have a great dog.
If not, you'll have experience and $1000 towards the next one.
Last edited by tucker301; 03-12-2007 at 07:35 PM.
I'm thinking the same way, I have never trained a hunting dog, so if I get one for $1000 and mess it up some way, I'm kinda screwed, if I mess this one up, I'll have a useless dog but a free one at that. It really depends on if the father is a hunting dog too. That would really seal the deal.
I agree with Tucker. My step son invested in a $1,000 dog that was just flat mean and would not take to training. Get the Weim.
Theres one male left, I'm gonna look at him tomarrow, I don't want a female.
Get it, one can never have enough dogs just like guns. and realy you can take that 1k and put it tward pro training.
dad tried to train our lab and well it just never happened. the dicipline and stamina and time required he just couldn't put in, the dog would fetch and play ball and stuff but he never liked the birds. or the guns.
Originally Posted by tucker301
Well, I got him, hes skittish already, likes to hide a lot, but this is his first day with me and third day of not being with his mother. He is whining a lot and trying to chew on the couch but not on rawhides. He loves playing outside and already likes my sister better then he likes me. I'm gonna see if he will warm up in the next few days.
One thing that is nice though, he hasn't used the bathroom in the house yet, but he has pissed in the yard 5 times already. I'll get pictures later, maybe tomarrow.
you got lucky
Post pictures of you and your sister too.
This will tell us if the dog is smart .