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I'd also say rescue is the way to go. The only reason we didn't is because the crazy weim resuce lady out here was also going to help us find a place to live but every house she showed us didn't accept weimies. She got really upset we didn't take one of her listings-because of that and never returned our calls when we got our house. We've got rescue Standard Poodles at the ranch (not your classic ranch dog) and a pound puppy that is the biggest, sweetest thing alive-