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A Sad Trumpian Insight — While Doing Research on Weimaraner Dogs

Weimaraner dog
The (possibly) nobel Weimaraner dog. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Written by JoAnn Chateau

I was hit by a sad insight into Donald Trump’s psyche while doing blog research. Trump’s temperament is perfectly encapsulated in this description of Weimaraner dogs that I came across:

“…Dominant with other dogs, predatory toward small animals such as cats and rabbits, most Weimaraners need an owner who can provide leadership, socialization, and training beyond the beginner level. Though this breed is headstrong, in the right hands he is capable of learning and doing virtually anything.

Indeed, a well-matched owner will find the Weimaraner a loyal, aristocratic gentleman of great presence and character.

A novice with little time and space will find him a rambunctious bully, difficult to control…”

Michele Welton

READ MORE: Weimaraner Temperament: What’s Good About ‘Em, What’s Bad About ‘Em

Weimaraner dog

The (possibly) noble Weimaraner dog. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Which strengths and weaknesses are called forth, is in the handling of a dog or the parenting of a child. In Trump’s case, the raw material he presented to his care-givers could possibly have been molded into something more noble.

I can only speculate that Trump’s subconscious is haunted by such wasted potential that was once his. Maybe there is a part of him that imagines himself to be the fulfillment of long-lost potential: “capable of… doing virtually anything… aristocratic gentleman of great presence and character” — like the persistent sensation of a “phantom limb,” where a leg has been amputated.

Trump may actually believe he is the man he could have been, perhaps who he was meant to be.

Sad. How sad. How very, very sad, the reality. Child rearing gone askew.

Just an Armchair Analysis


About the author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.


  • We are proud owners of a Weimeraner girl, who will turn 11 this year. All of the above -the so called characteristics of the dog breed, have been written by someone who doesn’t know the breed at all. As for Trump, any comparison with a dog is an offense to humans most beloved pet.

  • I agree with Animalista Untamed, nothing could have made Trump “a loyal, aristocratic gentleman of great presence and character.” IMO, the reason why he is instead “a rambunctious bully, difficult to control…” is his particular mental disorders and not his breeding.

    • Even the nature of a mental disorder may sometimes be tempered by proper nurturing or handling. Of course, I’m just speculating. Had a little “vision” when I read the bit about Weimaraners. Thanks for commenting, Robert!

  • That is being generous to Trump, JoAnn. I wonder if anything could have made him “a loyal, aristocratic gentleman of great presence and character.” Or am I being just too cynical? Interesting post.

    • It may be generous speculation, but if it holds any water at all, it’s the part where he thinks he is better than he is. It seems his character was spoiled, and ruined beyond repair, decades ago.

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