Otis is 3.5 Years Old

It’s been WAY too long!

I hope all is well with you, Cliff and the rest of the gang (pups included).

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Otis is now 3.5 years old! I can’t believe how quickly time flies. I’ve included some pictures of him over the last couple of years. He is such a character! He loves to hike, camp, chase squirrels, play keep away and cuddle. It’s hard to imagine life before Otis. We couldn’t be happier!!

Two Weim Family?

In fact…… we think we want another! With Otis at the age he is at, do you think now is a good time? We want to make sure that bringing a new puppy into the family is the right thing for us and Otis too. And if so, we want to be really comfortable with how best to integrate him into our lives.

~Kim and Jason

Breeder’s Comments

Are you a good candidate for two Weims? There are so many questions one asks. First is the timing right? Secondly, will my Weimaraner accept another Weim. How will we approach this if we move forward?

There are many considerations. There is no doubt that adding a second Weimaraner will change the dynamic as well as the environment. In most cases, there are pluses and minuses. OwyheeStar two-Weim families report the pros outweigh the cons. We always recommend waiting until your first Weimaraner is past the puppy stage. That happens somewhere between the two and three-year mark. A well socialized and balanced Weimaraner can benefit a great deal from having another fur family member. No one will every romp and play with them like another Weimaraner.

The biggest problem most people face is the initial introductory period. Sometimes the resident Weimaraner sulks and makes you pay for disrupting the norm. How dare you bring home another dog? This attitude is almost always followed by them accepting this is happening. On the paws of acceptance comes embracing the idea. Soon they are inseparable in almost ever case. Each has their own personality as well as their unique quirks. The new kid learns good and bad habits from the resident Weimaraner. Bringing home the new Weimaraner needs to be approached with great consideration. You breeder should be invested in this working for you, and help make an appropriate choice. If they are only interested in selling you a puppy we suggest you run. All that being said, here are many successful two-Weim families–explore the links. 

The list of two-Weim families is long; however, this doesn’t cover it. Some folks have three. Others are considering a third. That is a whole different realm of being owned by the Weimaraner. Two are certainly not right for everyone–some folks who long for the experience of living with one Weim don’t understand the implications. Regardless, once you have achieved two-Weim status, it is hard to imagine going back to a single Weim preference. Two Weims can provide entertainment for each other; of course, there will be more antics for you as well. They can also provide comfort and companionship of a special kind. Please check out what others have said. It is the best reference for what is possible. 

About OwyheeStar

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Posted on July 22, 2015, in Maggie X Zee, Previous Pup Update and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. happy 3.5th birthday Otis :o) it’s great to get a Weim-buddy, I wish I would get one too… butt my staff is not strong enough fot two Weims :o)

    • I think it is more like you were doing your first Weim. Really — my perception is you were finding your way, but mostly had to figure it out. I think we provide our Weim families with information that helps them get off to the right start. The tiny bobbles that the average person makes can affect how things unfold later. You have done a great job. You are great Weim family–you keep working on stuff, learning, and exploring your options in the big ring. That takes fortitude to say the least. Think how far you have come. Hoorah!

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