PICKUP # 1 TODAY.
A boy whose family purchased from a breeder as an eight week old puppy.
He came to CalWEAR this morning because his family was at a loss of how to keep him under control.
IT’S NOT THEIR FAULT. This family loved him, provided boundaries, and went through all the resources they had available to them.
This dog is just “wired wrong.” We’re going to do the best we can with him, and we go into it knowing full well it will be a long road. Physically and emotionally, he’s going to suck a lot of our resources. But we’re committed to helping him so we’ll do it.
HOW DID WE GET HERE???
1. This dog’s breeder (Pam McBroom of Cozy Acre Farm in Arizona) failed to take responsibility for this dog, and went as far as telling the owner to advertise him on Facebook to re-home him. Take-home message: If anyone out there has one of their puppies from either January 2019 litter, we sincerely hope it works out for you. Forever.
2. This dog’s breeder needs to be more selective about their breeding stock. Neurotic, possessive, anxiety ridden dogs who are mouthy should not be bred. Period. Please educate yourself on the proper temperament for the Weimaraner breed and make an effort to breed them better. And stand by every puppy you produce. For the rest of their lives. That’s YOUR responsibility. Alternatively, please consider not breeding.
CalWEAR has a hard enough job taking in dogs from shelters, other humane societies, owners who bought their dogs from a pet store, etc. It kills us to have to take a dog in because the known breeder straight up said “I can’t take him back.” We shouldn’t be in this position.
If there is anyone out there looking for a Weimaraner puppy, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do some homework before you make a commitment. Your breeder should have a proven track record in producing dogs with sound temperament, and it should be documented in a purchase agreement that they will always take the dog back. Always.
Finally, A PLEA TO BREEDERS EVERYWHERE. Especially those of you who won’t take your puppies back. Please consider DONATING your time and dollars to rescue, so you can see what the other side goes through.
– Sincerely, exhaUsted CalWEAR driver of a very full WEIMBUS.
This Weimaraner was purchased at 8 weeks of age. At 6 years I was told he is now biting (I still have mom and dad passed of old age neither are or were aggressive) At the time of the call I had 4 great niece and nephews living with me all under the age of 6 years, I couldn’t take the risk of a dog who had been raised with one family that turned aggressive. The parent pair had 3 litters no puppies were “wired wrong” Something happened to Pax in his Environment that made him aggressive and his owners gave up on him. I have always taken my dogs back that had issues at home this usually was due to a divorce or move not dog related. Pax is the only one I couldn’t take in. I have had a few turn in to rescues with microchips that come back to me and the rescues don’t even notify me, they keep them to resell!! ( this came to me through someone who use to work with these rescues)I have years of pictures of this family with Pax and how wonderful he is HOW DOES A DOG CHANGE SO QUICKLY TO BE AGGRESSIVE?? Not his breeding line
Replying to this at such a late date because I only just ran across it.
Hi Pam. It shouldn’t matter how old a dog is, or what the circumstances are. As the dog’s breeder, you should be responsible for them, for LIFE. If taking older dogs back into your home is not an option, please consider boarding the dog at your veterinarian’s office or local boarding facility. At minimum, you shouldn’t have taken the family’s word that their dog was aggressive. Once we took him in and evaluated him (something you should have done), we determined that he wasn’t aggressive at all. Just misunderstood, and with patience, training, and guidance, he was successfully placed into an adoptive home where he is doing very well. In the future, please take responsibility for the dogs you breed. And please also consider donating your time and/or dollars to rescue. We exist because of breeders who don’t help their puppy owners when they need it the most. Thank you! – Team CalWEAR