Traveling Dogs.. Breeds? (1 Viewer)

Ash Ketchum

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Hey.. I am thinking about getting a dog to travel around with. Does anyone have any advice on what kind of dog would be best and possibly any other advice on traveling with a dog.
 
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i prefer collie mixes or some other form of herding dog. extremely loyal, nice to look at, and they'll have tons of energy to walk mile after mile with you.
 
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I recently found out that mine is a DOGO as in Agrentine Dogo, and while at first she appeared to have tons of energy - this was due to it's previous owner keeping her locked in a cage 22+ hours a day :(

Once I adopted her, that cage shit stopped (she's always loose on the ground level of this pad) and so did her need to go wild whenever outside.

While my dog is technically a herding / big game hunting dog, her idea of a good time is simply laying down next to me, be it inside or out.

Once it goes above 80 deg F outside, forget it - she can walk maybe 200 feet then thats it - not too mention she is subject to getting sunburn due to her exposed skin.
Once it goes below say 35 deg F, she needs to be dressed up like an infant, since her hair is very thin and short - she freezes easily.

The person who had my dog before me was going to adopt it out to someone here as a traveling dog.
I thank God each day that this did not occur, because traveling is the very last thing on my dog's mind.
All she wants is a home, and to know that she is loved.
She has both, and then some :)

You will need to find a dog that can survive in harsh elements, if there is such a thing....
My own personal opinion is that it's a bad idea to bring a dog on the road.
Too much unceretainity, not too mention the amount of proper care that's involved.
Anything short of that constitutes abuse in my book.
 
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i would go with a violent pitbull. make sure you beat it regularly also or else it might not respect you. people are more prone to giving you white boxes and kick downs if your dog frightens them.
 
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I don't always consider it abuse, it really depends on the person and the level of care they give their dogs.

some drunk traveler douche bags seems to like to have a dog around strictly as a kicking post. I even had fellow travelers attempt to abuse MY dog when they got drunk. Insecure bastards will always been insecure bastards.

But as for traveling with my dog, he loved it. You just have to learn when to take it slow (got into plenty of fights with my bf when my dog was a puppy because I refused to walk him mile after mile in the arizona sun) I would always put my dogs best interest ahead of mine.
 
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i would go with a violent pitbull. make sure you beat it regularly also or else it might not respect you. people are more prone to giving you white boxes and kick downs if your dog frightens them.

this man travels with kittens. boxes and boxes of kittens. :p
 

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Go with your instincts, it took me years to discover what kind of dog suited my temprament and now I have an American Bulldog, but it's different for everyone.
If I was in the US, I would seriously think about travelling with a Lacy Dog, the ones I have seen were very impressive.
 

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I've come into contact with someone who has catahoula/pit mix.

I plan to take REALLY excellent care of the dog. I just want it for the companionship.
 

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I know this thread is kind of old, but I just had to chime in here. I agree with what others have said about herding dogs. I have an Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler) and while he personally has some issues in the car, I wouldn't travel with any other breed. They are fiercely loyal, versatile dogs who can keep up with you no problem. They are also extremely protective of their owners which is really nice when traveling.

We also travel with a Pit Bull, which are equally nice dogs, however the problem with Pit Bulls is the prejudice most place and people hold towards them. A lot of cities in the U.S. have banned them, and some places are so strict (Denver) that they will take your dog away imediatly and put it to sleep, even if you're simply passing through the city! There's a lot of places I haven't seen yet because of this. I'll wait until after she's passed away.
 

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I know this thread is kind of old, but I just had to chime in here. I agree with what others have said about herding dogs. I have an Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler) and while he personally has some issues in the car, I wouldn't travel with any other breed. They are fiercely loyal, versatile dogs who can keep up with you no problem. They are also extremely protective of their owners which is really nice when traveling.

We also travel with a Pit Bull, which are equally nice dogs, however the problem with Pit Bulls is the prejudice most place and people hold towards them. A lot of cities in the U.S. have banned them, and some places are so strict (Denver) that they will take your dog away imediatly and put it to sleep, even if you're simply passing through the city! There's a lot of places I haven't seen yet because of this. I'll wait until after she's passed away.

Are you sure about pitbulls being put to sleep like that? I want a pitt like nothing else and im skeptical.
And what kind of things do dogs keep you from doing? Some are obvious like catching on the fly or getting in gondolas (im assuming). But like do they keep their head down oon 53s... Yknow. Its not as obvious to me as youd think :)
I might make a thread about this
 

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Are you sure about pitbulls being put to sleep like that? I want a pitt like nothing else and im skeptical.
And what kind of things do dogs keep you from doing? Some are obvious like catching on the fly or getting in gondolas (im assuming). But like do they keep their head down oon 53s... Yknow. Its not as obvious to me as youd think :)
I might make a thread about this

I wish I was joking. Google Pit Bulls and BSL. Denver, CO is the most ruthless and the one that will take your dog and have it euthanized even if you're only passing through (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/07/denver-pit-bull-ban-distu_n_313171.html) , but there's lots of other cities around the U.S. that have a ban on them as well. Miami Dade is another really bad one. There's absolutely nothing wrong with Pit Bulls at all. They tend to be more dog aggressive then most breeds as a result of their fighting history, but their temperament is wonderful with people given they are socialized the right way.

Aside from having to avoid certain cities for the safety of our Pit Bull, there isn't a whole lot my dogs keep me from doing that's a really big deal. My Blue Heeler rides HORRIBLY in cars (he get's WAY to over excited with car rides and will bark non-stop), which would keep me from hitch hiking with anyone that doesn't have a pick up truck we could throw him into the back of. We have a Motorhome though, so we don't have to hitch hike anymore. Really it's just a matter of being conscious of the laws, being responsible, and taking your dog's well being into account.
 

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I wish I was joking. Google Pit Bulls and BSL. Denver, CO is the most ruthless and the one that will take your dog and have it euthanized even if you're only passing through (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/07/denver-pit-bull-ban-distu_n_313171.html) , but there's lots of other cities around the U.S. that have a ban on them as well. Miami Dade is another really bad one. There's absolutely nothing wrong with Pit Bulls at all. They tend to be more dog aggressive then most breeds as a result of their fighting history, but their temperament is wonderful with people given they are socialized the right way.

We have a similar law in the UK, after a particularly reactionary government in the 90s banned APBTs, Dogos Argentino, Tosas and the Fila Brasilero.
It's a pisser, Filas are, by far, my favourite dog and I'd love to have one.
 

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I've got a ridgeless Rhodesian Ridgeback that is an incredible dog, they were bred to hunt lions and other big game in S Africa. They are very friendly, protective, loyal dogs, that are good with children. They are very muscular like a pitbull but only get about 85 lbs. They can keep up with a running horse for 30 miles, are immune to insect bites, can withstand extreme heat and cold, can go without food or water for a long time, and are really intelligent. Since they are hound dogs they have a really really strong prey drive though, and will go after any bird bigger then a dove or squirrels (mines even caught some rabbits), even if they are on the other side of a busy street, so I probably wouldn't recommend for someone not strong enough to hold them back.

They are really expensive dogs, but you can find one as a rescue dog, or sometimes you can find a ridgeless one at humane societies. I got mine for free from an old guy that couldn't give him the exercise he needed.
 

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