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I am new here to the board. I go to the University of Texas. After I graduate, maybe a few years after I am planning on getting my own dog. I have always been around dogs in my life, back home in Dallas I have 5. But I would like a dog of my own. I plan on graduating next year sometime.

My dogs of interest as of right now are...

1. Doberman Pinscher
2. Vizsla
3. English Springer Spaniel (field variety)
4. Weimaraner

I realize that all of these dogs have high energy and require a lot of time and exercise. So I am going to wait until I have that time in my life to get a dog like that. My dogs back at home are a Smooth Coat Collie, Dachsund, 2 chihuahuas, and a Jack Russel mix. I have had a great variety of dogs in my lifetime, from Great Dane to Pugs. My mom is a dog nut. But these are the dogs I am interested in when I have the time to have my own. So if any of you own these breeds and want to shed some light onto how great they are, please feel free.
 

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My husband and I are owned by two Weimaraners. Leroy is 7 (75 lbs) and Lucy is 5 (59 lbs). We've had them since they were 8 weeks old.
We love the breed! They have the most amazing personalities, so human like! They always want to be with you and do things with you, eager to learn and please, good with other dogs, comical, very affectionate, easy to maintain coat that hardly sheds.
I hear about hyper/crazy weims, but both our dogs are very calm.
We like to do mental and physical exercise. Ours are happy with 30 mins of running/fetching in a huge soccer/baseball field near our house everyday. I'm not a huge fan of plain walking, it bores me...
I do training sessions and also hide treats for them all over the house to search and find; they get so much stimulation out of this and it is great on a rainy day.
We do work from home so they are rarely alone. I have heard of many with separation anxiety so be on the lookout for that, luckily ours do not have separation anxiety.
Overall they are pretty healthy except for some skin and digestive issues, but you can get that with any dog breed.

I hear that Vizlas are pretty similar to a weims but are much smaller, which is sometimes easier to handle.

Obviously, it all depends on the individual dog, so as long as you get one from a good breeder or do a trial foster to see if the dog is perfect for you before you adopt.
Good luck with your studies and with whatever future dog you get... you sound like a great dog owner!
 

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yea I absolutely love Weimaraners. Every single one I have ever seen seems very loyal/affectionate. Vizslas are pretty much the same but a little smaller and have a rusty color to them. I definitely plan on owning a Weim at some point in my life if I don't get one for my first dog.
 

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Welcome to the forum.

I'd love to have each of the dogs on your list!

My friend has a Vizsla, wonderful dog he's so playful and well crazy LOL. I know a Weimaraner breeder (she's very good friends with my vet) and all of her dogs are amazing. Dobs are one of my favourite breeds (so beautiful!) though I don't have much experience with them. And I'm getting an English Springer pup May 23rd :D
 

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Welcome to the forum.

I'd love to have each of the dogs on your list!

My friend has a Vizsla, wonderful dog he's so playful and well crazy LOL. I know a Weimaraner breeder (she's very good friends with my vet) and all of her dogs are amazing. Dobs are one of my favourite breeds (so beautiful!) though I don't have much experience with them. And I'm getting an English Springer pup May 23rd :D
that's awesome. Are you getting a field bred or a show bred?
 

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Hey! I'm a senior at TAMU. Nice to meet you. ;)

The one concern to be aware of with the dobe imo is that they are tough to rent with sometimes. If you're planning on renting that could be a big concern. I don't know what your living situation is but as someone in a similar spot just be aware that certain breeds are often not allowed by landlords unfortunately. I would really like a german shepherd but my landlord won't allow it so my next dog is probably going to be along the lines of a border collie or aussie. I looked into springers but I'm much more drawn to herding type breeds since that's what I grew up with. I have a 7 lb papillon right now as well. (My first apartment wouldn't allow pets over 20 lbs)
 

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haha nice to meet you aggie. Yea I really am not considering getting a Dobie unless I move into a house or something with a lot of space. Also I have been around herding dogs all my life as well, from Border Collie, to Australian Shepherd, and right now back at home I have a Smooth Coat Collie. I think I am ready for a different breed of dog though. I have never had a gun-dog/sporting dog in my family. As for working I had a great dane when I was a kid which I absolutely loved. No matter what dog I get though I am going to make sure I have ample space.
 

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Hi! We are also owned by 2 weimaraners.
I agree with everything that Leroy&Lucy'sMom said.
Weimaraners are a wonderful breed if trained properly.Very loving,very clingy,very loyal ,intelligent,very affectionate.Without proper exercise they will be very rambunctious.
As Leroy&Lucy'sMom said:"Obviously, it all depends on the individual dog, so as long as you get one from a good breeder or do a trial foster to see if the dog is perfect for you before you adopt".
Check this tread out for fun from Weimaraneraddict.com:
http://www.weimaraneraddict.com/discussion/weimaraner-s-crimes-t6139.html?sid=032551374f927bfa5e25f9e228e47784
 
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