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    Nope, doesnt make you seem weird at all. I am just like you were, minus the grades. I have never gotten lower than a C , apart from in Maths. I hate Maths. It is one evil subject, invented just to watch kids squirm. And minus the parties. Unless you count being dragged by my hair to friends birthdays. I don't like birthdays either. Usually with teenage girls it ends up with bitching about other girls, so I only went if a certain few girls werent invited. And with mine, I kick people out if they bitch about people. It really gets to me.

    Thanks for the info about the Dallys, even though I did know that type of stuff. I love energetic dogs, I prefer them over a couch potato, that is one of the main reasons I have been looking into them. Luckily for me, we live in a place with wooden walls, floors and a leather couch. And we already have a pair of white horses, so the fur moulting isn't a problem. Re the price : parents have agreed to let me have the amount of money that I need, after letting me down about4 times about the big dog thing. They regularly put money away in an account labeled 'the dog account'. I have also been researching different breeds for ages, so my parents hear about them all the time too. I'm planning on calling up some breeders aswell, getting information that isnt written down.
    May I ask why you were researching Dallys? Was it a just-for-fun thing, like what I do regularly, or was it for a different purpose?

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    Are you home schooled Boxerini? Coz your always online? Even during school hours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    Are you home schooled Boxerini? Coz your always online? Even during school hours?
    No, ATM I'm sick. Food-poisoning apparently and the flu.

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    I think dallys (bred to be around horses supposedly) would be better around horses than Weimeranas - hunting dogs.

    However, most horsey people I know have farm dogs like ACD or Kelpies. Exception breeds include whippets, cav k'c's (but they don't go near the horses).

    I've got a soft spot for Dallies though I find them a little thick. I wouldn't own a weimerana in a fit.

    Do you really want to get a dog that has VASTLY bigger exercise requirement to your current dog? How would you get two hours exercise (1 hour morning and 1 hour evening) in for your dog today when you are sick? Who would do it for you?

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    My mum has bought german shepherds sight unseen and has had mixed opinions of them but she usually picks a particular bloodline. If you're happy to wait I am sure you will be happy with your dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I think dallys (bred to be around horses supposedly) would be better around horses than Weimeranas - hunting dogs.

    However, most horsey people I know have farm dogs like ACD or Kelpies. Exception breeds include whippets, cav k'c's (but they don't go near the horses).

    I've got a soft spot for Dallies though I find them a little thick. I wouldn't own a weimerana in a fit.

    Do you really want to get a dog that has VASTLY bigger exercise requirement to your current dog? How would you get two hours exercise (1 hour morning and 1 hour evening) in for your dog today when you are sick? Who would do it for you?
    Yep, dallys are bred to be around horses, to trot alongside the cart to protect it from things. They have a natural affinity for horses, and they tend to like going near them.

    I am only sick now, but I do want a dog that is has a larger need than Bella. Dad would be exercising the dog when I am not able to, and would most likely be taking doggie to work with him.

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    I wouldn't trust a weimerana or other hunting dog around stock, it would be difficult for them to resist the chase. Is this a factor? Given enough training you might over come this but... weimerana not easy to train to come when they're called, they don't do it as a matter of course like some dogs/breeds.

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    yeah it is as my horses are show horses. I think that a wei would be too..... i dont know how to describe it.

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    IMO you're better off with a show line BC. Dally's can be difficult to train as well and you said originally you wanted something easier to train with some grooming required (not as much as your current dog though), something you could easily do obedience and agility with but would be ok around your other animals.

    They can be very thick and it takes a HUGE amount of dedication to get a Dally to be well trained and reliable. You have to start the training when they are very young. Even then in some cases it's a matter of luck.

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    I used to show in the gun dog ring before the hound ring and am very familiar with Weims.

    This I know about them. They are slow maturing, high activity, can have separation anxiety, can be flighty, they have a what's in it for me attitude to training. They are big, they are clumsy while young, everything goes in their mouth and I mean everything. They will walk over the top of an inexperienced dog owner, their skin is prone to reacting when under stress, while they are pigs if under stress will not eat.

    Don't get me wrong they are very smart but they are not what I would classify as a dog for the novice owner. I have not found the Gordon Setter an easy dog to train or live with and she is not dissimilar to the Weim. There is good reason I only have one and will not go back there again.

    Gemma is fine around horses and cattle but if a scent gets up her nose she will not give up. She will follow the scent of a rabbit further than any of the whippets which have given up on the idea the second the rabbit is out of sight.

    I'm not a lover of Dally's either but I don't believe they are as much of a handful as the Weims.

    Also a whole other set of training issues sets in with what is known in the gun dog world and that is counter surfing. They can smell a crumb on a bench top with the same determination of a beagle. They can reach things medium and small dogs cannot.

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