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I know all dogs have there own personality's but over all in your opinion which breeds or cross breed can handle life on the road best like walking long distances getting lifts off unfamiliar people and stuff like that
 
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I've got a staffy. She's really good with people, very calm. She'll walk 20 miles with me without a problem, she'll be tired the next day, but that's to be expected. She takes new experiences all in her stride. I've hitch hiked with her and she's fine with being in vehicles as we live in a van.

Having a dog with you will reduce the lifts you're going to get regardless of what breed it is and I've definitely been treated differently because I've got a staffy and people think they're a dangerous breed.

She's an ideal size too, I like to describe her as a small big dog. She looks hench, but actually she curls up small and I can lift her and she can happily sit on my lap if space is limited. That's something to consider.

I've had her since she was six weeks old and she's 4 1/2 now. I'd say it's only in the last year that I've felt totally confident travelling with her, so if you're looking to get a puppy or dog that's new to you it might be a while until you can head out with it.

Whatever breed you get, you need to expose them to everything from a young age so they socialise with all sorts of people and experiences then they'll be a lot more chilled out when they grow up.
 

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I've got a staffy. She's really good with people, very calm. She'll walk 20 miles with me without a problem, she'll be tired the next day, but that's to be expected. She takes new experiences all in her stride. I've hitch hiked with her and she's fine with being in vehicles as we live in a van.

Having a dog with you will reduce the lifts you're going to get regardless of what breed it is and I've definitely been treated differently because I've got a staffy and people think they're a dangerous breed.

She's an ideal size too, I like to describe her as a small big dog. She looks hench, but actually she curls up small and I can lift her and she can happily sit on my lap if space is limited. That's something to consider.

I've had her since she was six weeks old and she's 4 1/2 now. I'd say it's only in the last year that I've felt totally confident travelling with her, so if you're looking to get a puppy or dog that's new to you it might be a while until you can head out with it.

Whatever breed you get, you need to expose them to everything from a young age so they socialise with all sorts of people and experiences then they'll be a lot more chilled out when they grow up.

Thanks for the advice I was thinking about a terrier of some kind the last dog we had was a terrier cross and he lived till 17 he was a house dog but still pretty active.
Its annoying how staffys got a bad reputation from the media portraying every staffy owner as a status dog owner and every staffy as a flesh eating zombie dog.
 

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I second the terrier, but i wouldn't get a pit because that's problematic if you need to take a city bus. get urself a terrier mix. they are always curious what's around the next bend, not laathargic like a lab per se. and a terrier is an excellent watch dog. excellent. i have an Irish terrier mix, we ride full time.
 

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I know all dogs have there own personality's but over all in your opinion which breeds or cross breed can handle life on the road best like walking long distances getting lifts off unfamiliar people and stuff like that
I had an australian cattle dog (blue heeler) for a while he was small but not tiny and incredibly smart, listened well and was a good guardian.
 

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