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    Far can hell..

    I'd bet he would call the SWAT in for a dog sledding race!

    So make sure you take your own camera along next time. Bring on round two!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ruxin View Post
    what a great word, i had to look that up, fits perfectly...never heard that before.

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    Most definitely derogatory in this context.
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    What a goon. Every dog I have ever had has loved to run. I took my boxer mix out the other day on my roller blades and she hauled ass about three laps around the neighborhood lol.
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    Wow, what a loser. I'd have called right then and there to report the rabies tag.

    I don't ride with my dog because she's too old (walking is getting a bit hard for her), but she loved going with me when she was younger.
    Heck, some breeds won't even break a trot to keep up with the average cyclist.

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    The older people get, the less they have to occupy their minds so they begin meddling in others personal affairs.

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    It's mean for old people to be in possession of energetic dogs that need the exercise. I feel soo bad for a dog when you can tell he just wants to run his ass off and his old decrepit owner can't provide him that. My dog certainly enjoys my 5-10 mile bike rides. A dogs life is much like a humans. Do you think they want to live a slow, boring, long life, or a shorter (subjective), awesome, kick ass life?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrniceguy42 View Post
    It's mean for old people to be in possession of energetic dogs that need the exercise. I feel soo bad for a dog when you can tell he just wants to run his ass off and his old decrepit owner can't provide him that. My dog certainly enjoys my 5-10 mile bike rides. A dogs life is much like a humans. Do you think they want to live a slow, boring, long life, or a shorter (subjective), awesome, kick ass life?
    I so totally agree - the only time I feel bad for pets is when they are *completely* mismatched with their owners. The geriatric who never leaves the couch but owns a saluki, or a dalmation - or alternatively the hard core marathoner with the dachshund that looks barely able to keep up.

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    On a side note, I wrecked hard 3 times tonight on the bike with Ruxin.

    I live on a golf course and almost every night I ride down to a house where two of my friends live who also do work for me for my IT company. So I am literally over there every night, plus the trail to the woods starts in his back yard.

    I ride my bike with Ruxin on the leash down two golf hole side walks to get to this house, then bring him back when I come home on the same holes.

    Bottom line, we have made that ride together 500 times minimally, with very few incidents but never a wreck.

    I haven't gotten him to ride in about a week, so he had a ton of energy tonight. I was on my new Rumblefish 29er and he was beside me but I was hauling tail. Then a cat comes out of nowhere and Ruxin takes off and I flip over like three times but still have him on the leash. I get back on the bike, and we continue riding while I am licking my wounds. Well, three deer cross and he takes off again and I wreck again. Then a racoon or fox 3 minutes later.

    What has happened is on my old 26er, when he would take off, my brakes sucked so bad that he would just pull me until we stopped the momentum. Never one wreck. Even during frog season where he can get really distracted. Almost prided myself that I had never wrecked with him wild riding him with a leash beside me.

    My 29er brakes are awesome and stop immediately which I have to keep in mind, because as soon as I hit the brakes, game over he is moving and I am flipping. He's 70 pounds.

    After the last wreck, I followed my golden rule and biked slow enough that if the dog took off after something, I could easily brake with no worries. Worked like a charm as he tried to take off a few more times on the way back.

    Luckily I fell in the grass, and still got some nice skid marks. I play a ton of soccer, so this is no big deal, but damn, it could have been bad if I hit that concrete on those golf paths. I never wear a helmet going to this person's house, which will never happen again.

    Big ego check for me after this, got to get use to him with this new bike.

    thought some of you might enjoy that story and hopefully not wreck like I did.

    I wish I had my helmet cam with me, would be a great video.

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    my dog gives me totall obnoxious HELL if i dont take her "riding" often enough. i try not to do anyting over ten miles, since now she's middleaged, but the typical 4-8 miler? heck yeah. She lives for it.

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    Ruxin, I have a close friend who is a vet. I showed him your post and he immediately called SWAT on you. They are presently surrounding your house! Seriously, he said he wished his dogs would run with him. His dogs are usually rescues from his practice from cheap owners who would rather put the dog down or set him lose in the woods then do some surgery.

    There are crazies everywhere. Last year, getting ready to go riding with the wife and dog. We closed up the truck and locked it which makes the horn do a little toot. A woman came over to us to tell us we should not have a car alarm and that the horn sound could scare people. She was about 35. Then she goes into how a car alarm killer her 90yo grandmother. Gave her a heart attack. My wife said no and she called my wife a b*tch. Now my wife is ready to rumble and I was just dumbfounded because I thought it was a prank. The woman took off so we did our ride. When we got back, we found a note on the windshield re-iterating this woman's concern over our car alarm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by treilley View Post
    Ruxin, I have a close friend who is a vet. I showed him your post and he immediately called SWAT on you. They are presently surrounding your house! Seriously, he said he wished his dogs would run with him. His dogs are usually rescues from his practice from cheap owners who would rather put the dog down or set him lose in the woods then do some surgery.

    There are crazies everywhere. Last year, getting ready to go riding with the wife and dog. We closed up the truck and locked it which makes the horn do a little toot. A woman came over to us to tell us we should not have a car alarm and that the horn sound could scare people. She was about 35. Then she goes into how a car alarm killer her 90yo grandmother. Gave her a heart attack. My wife said no and she called my wife a b*tch. Now my wife is ready to rumble and I was just dumbfounded because I thought it was a prank. The woman took off so we did our ride. When we got back, we found a note on the windshield re-iterating this woman's concern over our car alarm.
    I think my favorite part about the entire situtation is that he said they would probably confiscate my bike as well. maybe these two people are related.

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    How long do you guys run your dogs? I took my 28 pound Australian Kelpie (about 1.5 years old) out the other day and after about 4 miles, she really started dragging behind me. We took frequent breaks and she had plenty of water. After our last break (where she ran all in and around a creek with another dog), we went back to the car, and she was basically walking the last quarter mile. I had to stop and wait for her to walk up to me. She wasnt panting or anything and didnt seem to be in any pain.

    She is pretty new to biking (this was like her 4th ride ever) so maybe she just needs to get more in shape.... I take her on a 3 mile run about 2-3 times a week, and most other days, I take her to the park down the street and chuck a tennis ball for her a bunch.

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    ^ yeah i'm sure its like any human. they have to build up to that. Also a dog that size may have short-ish legs? i have a long leggy hound so running might be easier. The first time i took her riding, it was about 6-7 miles, and she was 5 years old at the time. She had no problem.

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    I try to take Dino out once a day for a 1.5 mile run. If not we have a huge field down the street were he can run around. This way it keeps his stamina up. Longest he's been on is 8-10 miles, the only problem with that is depending on your dog's normal water intake you have to double or triple how much water your going to have to carry.
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    Shamus gets lots of daily exercise and then we usually take him for a couple of hours on the weekends during the winter. In the summer we will ride weeknights for about an hour or hour and a half. He does fine. He is a 60lb pure bred mutt. Good trail manners too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    ^ yeah i'm sure its like any human. they have to build up to that.
    Yes +1

    OK, here comes my 2 cents worth again. Iím not a vet (but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express). OK I have been a K9 handler for over 20 years. Hereís the quick and simple. I donít recommend that you run you dog by jogging or on bike until the dog is at least a year old. Thereís plenty to do with your dog before that, think serious obedience TRAINING. After a year, your dogís bones and muscles have developed to a point that if the dog has been active you will have no problems running the dog with you by foot or on trail. By then, you will have a good recall, a dog that wonít chase other animals, and if trained properly a dog that will let you know when itís tired. In your first year, long walks, some hot weather, and frequent breaks will build in a natural tendency for your dog to let you know when it wants a break. My dog simple peels off the trail and lies down in a stream. This will be very important on future trails rides. A dog capable of breaking itself will preclude heat stroke and possible seizures. I will say that the old cadger is right when he says most dogs donít know when to quit. Youíve heard about them on this post. When you notice a dog is in pain, itís too late. Bottom line: Treat your best friend with care and he/she will live with you a lot longer.
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    I take y moms yorkie around the block she will run half mile full spreed its hilarious

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarguy View Post
    . Hereís the quick and simple. I donít recommend that you run you dog by jogging or on bike until the dog is at least a year old.
    Riding with your dog is totally relative. I never expect my dogs to be able to run as fast as I can ride. I'm really fast. When I go for rides with my dogs, my top speed never goes over 10 mph, and my average moving for the ride is from 4 to 6 mph. That's walking speed.

    Just because young wild animals are never allowed to run until they are at least 1 year old doesn't mean we humans should do the same thing with them.
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    Sweet video. Had to share this.
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    Can we go for a ride?

    Out our back gate is literally thousands of acres of redwood forest. A fact that MacGregor obsesses about most of the day and will sit and stare at me, trying to use his Jedi/Border Collie mind tricks on me like I'm a sheep or something.

    "You need to go for a ride now. Now fits your schedule to ride. There is nothing else that you need to do that is as important or vital as going for ride.....now."



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    you need to find that old man and let him know that i just took my 58 year old (in people years) mutt on a 7 mile ride - i mean, torture fest

    ...and she 'hated' it so much she hasnt sat down or laid down since we've been home

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    Yeah, I rode with my gf and old man today for a few mlles and he's still wired
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    Me and my humans sweet bike!

    Hey humans, my name is Cannondale and I logged onto my masters acct while he's not looking. This is a picture of me on our first ride of the season up on the Olympic Peninsula in WA, the sun broke out of the dreary cold wet weather for a day or two and so we set out for the trail head(OAT). We didn't go too far because he's a bit slow and low in the endurance department; but it was a fantastic ride. Its funny how you can really tell how much he(my human) loves biking. With all this wet weather I don't want to destroy the trails but I also don't want to get him nasty and gross, but I want us to get better at biking...we both want to go! So I suppose I'm complaining, any suggestions? Also how could we build up my endurance?
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    What's the temperature limit you guys stop taking your dogs out for a ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quadracer12 View Post
    What's the temperature limit you guys stop taking your dogs out for a ride?
    I would say a really humid 25C (77F) summer day is probably hottest I've been out with my dog. During those days, I'll try to be on the trail as early as possible, from 8h00 to 10h00 at the latest, to ride while it's still cooler outside.

    I'll bring 2 extra water bottles just for the dog and stop frequently to give the dog some water and get his ears and paws wet if it looks like he's overheating. On hot days, I also always ride where I know he can get a little swim mid-ride. That also allows me to refill his water bottles.

    After 12-15Km, he's exhausted!
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    great posts!

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    Charlie upped his mileage today to 8 miles. Now he's sound asleep Got excited to see turtles, armadillos, and deer. He's such a baby.

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    Can anyone recommend a good doggie hydration pack?
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    i ride a mile down with Ruxin along a golf course path to get to the trails with him beside me on a leash. I have done this with him probably 500 times. Once I get to the trails, I take the leash off. I was going too fast on the golf cart path (ego) and a cat ran in front of the bike, Ruxin takes off, I flip, and land on my hand.

    moral of the story, if your dog is running beside you with a leash, go slower than I did...gloves might have helped too....

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Can anyone recommend a good doggie hydration pack?
    Someone posted this awhile back.

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    I've been taking Fozzy on rides by ourselves for almost a year. We took my girlfriend for her first (real) bike ride last week and he loved it even more. Whenever she got behind I would stop and wait then he would run through the woods (off trail) and lead her to me using the trail I was on! I thought that was pretty damn cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Can anyone recommend a good doggie hydration pack?
    I kind of believe that one would make the dog to hot. Just my opinion, I wear a camelbak and use the water bottle for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fourtango View Post
    I kind of believe that one would make the dog to hot. Just my opinion, I wear a camelbak and use the water bottle for him.
    very true. if a dog runs with a pack on it's back, he is going to get rashes from the pack on his underside. i have tried this with my dog. if your dog is thirsty, just carry a collapsible bowl or just let him drink as you squeeze it from your water bottle/hydration pack.

    just my advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruxin View Post
    very true. if a dog runs with a pack on it's back, he is going to get rashes from the pack on his underside. i have tried this with my dog. if your dog is thirsty, just carry a collapsible bowl or just let him drink as you squeeze it from your water bottle/hydration pack.

    just my advice
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch3637 View Post
    Someone posted this awhile back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guilev View Post
    I would say a really humid 25C (77F) summer day is probably hottest I've been out with my dog. During those days, I'll try to be on the trail as early as possible, from 8h00 to 10h00 at the latest, to ride while it's still cooler outside.

    I'll bring 2 extra water bottles just for the dog and stop frequently to give the dog some water and get his ears and paws wet if it looks like he's overheating. On hot days, I also always ride where I know he can get a little swim mid-ride. That also allows me to refill his water bottles.

    After 12-15Km, he's exhausted!
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    I recently got a burly trailer for my almost 2 year-old husky. She absolutely loves it. She just lays around and enjoys the breeze until we get to the park and then goes craaazy!


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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    Is that a German Wirehair Pointer?
    It's a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, also known as Korthals Griffon. Both breeds do have a lot of physical resemblance and both were created to be a rugged, all terrain, all weather versatile hunting dogs. I don't know what the standards are for a GWP, but I think the Griffon is usually a slightly smaller and lower energy dog.

    Our dog however is a little taller than usual and high energy so he might look like a GWP even more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guilev View Post
    It's a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, also known as Korthals Griffon. Both breeds do have a lot of physical resemblance and both were created to be a rugged, all terrain, all weather versatile hunting dogs. I don't know what the standards are for a GWP, but I think the Griffon is usually a slightly smaller and lower energy dog.

    Our dog however is a little taller than usual and high energy so he might look like a GWP even more.
    I have a GWP and she's pretty small for the breed, though still within the "standard." We've been told that we should show her, but she won't sit still for food let alone a dog show. She literally eats a bite and walks around, eats a bite then walks around, etc.

    High energy is a serious understatement . . . . I really should take her out on the trails as I'm sure she'd love it, but out here in SoCal there are far too many things for her to get into trouble with (horses, people, other dogs, snakes, cacti, big cats, etc.).
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    I want a WPG so bad. I have been calling breeders in my area but $1.5k is just too much right now. I absolutely love those dogs and will have one some day. Currently we have a Brussels Griffon and he is an awesome dog. When I "shoot" him he dies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Can anyone recommend a good doggie hydration pack?
    Fortunately, I don't have to worry about hydration for my dog on the trails. I would consider a pack for the dry or desert areas. I donít think it would be too hot for the dog to wear. Their cooling comes mainly from their mouth and paws. You could carry a water bottle in each pouch side, one for the dog to drink, and one to pour on the dog. Wet fur does wonder for hot dogs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sooner518 View Post
    How long do you guys run your dogs? I took my 28 pound Australian Kelpie (about 1.5 years old) out the other day and after about 4 miles, she really started dragging behind me. We took frequent breaks and she had plenty of water. After our last break (where she ran all in and around a creek with another dog), we went back to the car, and she was basically walking the last quarter mile. I had to stop and wait for her to walk up to me. She wasnt panting or anything and didnt seem to be in any pain.

    She is pretty new to biking (this was like her 4th ride ever) so maybe she just needs to get more in shape.... I take her on a 3 mile run about 2-3 times a week, and most other days, I take her to the park down the street and chuck a tennis ball for her a bunch.

    How fast were you averaging? You really have to check your spend when riding with a dog. My Aussie can go all day if I keep the pace slower, I am also worried about blowing out his joints on down hills at speed.

    I rode with my dog Stan at Fruita last week for the first 3 days, did about 45 miles in total, got someone to watch him for my last ride...Going fast on Joe's was sure fun. Stan still liked me on my return.

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    i have a foldable dog bowl that i keep in the camel back, though where i ride, there are usually swamps and ponds around.

    my dog is a Red Bone Coonhound mix.....We've been calling her "Shred-Bone" coonhound.
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    I have a 1yr old boxer who I am trying to take out riding with me when he gets a bit older. I hope that he can one day enjoy the love of running with me as much as I enjoy MTB. Peace & Love to you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul.C View Post
    I want a WPG so bad. I have been calling breeders in my area but $1.5k is just too much right now. I absolutely love those dogs and will have one some day. Currently we have a Brussels Griffon and he is an awesome dog. When I "shoot" him he dies.
    We got our GWP off of Petfinder. Complete with papers at 8 months old for $20.

    When I come home to shredded shoes, I can't help but wonder if that $20 was worth it!
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    Here is a short video of my Griffin's first try at a trail ride. He is a 2 year old rescue border collie mix. We have only had him for 4 months so he has to stay on a leash for now. Working hard on his recall, but not even close to 100% recall. But overall I am proud of our progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simple78 View Post
    Here is a short video of my Griffin's first try at a trail ride. He is a 2 year old rescue border collie mix. We have only had him for 4 months so he has to stay on a leash for now. Working hard on his recall, but not even close to 100% recall. But overall I am proud of our progress.

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    Looks like you two had a great time. Thanks for sharing and good luck with the progress with your dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lostonbase View Post
    How fast were you averaging? You really have to check your spend when riding with a dog. My Aussie can go all day if I keep the pace slower, I am also worried about blowing out his joints on down hills at speed.

    I rode with my dog Stan at Fruita last week for the first 3 days, did about 45 miles in total, got someone to watch him for my last ride...Going fast on Joe's was sure fun. Stan still liked me on my return.
    yea probably a good point. we were goin kinda fast since the trails are so smooth. ill have to be careful with tat from now on. we just moved 2 blocks away from the closest trail so she will have lots of practice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    High energy is a serious understatement . . . . I really should take her out on the trails as I'm sure she'd love it, but out here in SoCal there are far too many things for her to get into trouble with (horses, people, other dogs, snakes, cacti, big cats, etc.).
    That's sad, because I'm pretty sure your dog would enjoy it so much!! I heard GWP can be harder to train as well... My girlfriend and I really like wirehaired dogs, and we really wanted to get a GWP at first. But after talking to some breeders and owners, we realized it might be a little bit too much for us to handle.

    That's how we learned about the Korthals Griffons and fell in love with the breed. For us, it's the best of both worlds: the look we like, with an easier character and lower energy.
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    That's sad, because I'm pretty sure your dog would enjoy it so much!! I heard GWP can be harder to train as well... My girlfriend and I really like wirehaired dogs, and we really wanted to get a GWP at first. But after talking to some breeders and owners, we realized it might be a little bit too much for us to handle.

    That's how we learned about the Korthals Griffons and fell in love with the breed. For us, it's the best of both worlds: the look we like, with an easier character and lower energy.
    Actually, she has been very easy to train. She is an incredibly smart dog (kind of obnoxiously so), and I don't say that lightly. We trained our Vizsla to ring a bell hung by the back door when he wants to go out (done before we got the GWP) and she picked it up on her own by watching him.

    She learned hand signals for sit, down, stay, come, and "high five" just by watching the other dog. She also figured out how to open doors on her own (as in bedroom, bathroom, etc. that are pulled shut and latched, and we do not have lever style handles), which we still can't figure out for the life of us . . .

    I do know that she would love to run the trails. She'd actually really like agility style obstacles for sure because she's always jumping up on to and over things. Maybe I'll try to find a more remote trail.
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    What's the temperature limit you guys stop taking your dogs out for a ride?
    We've done as much as 80 in the desert south west with our 1.5 year old pointer/border collie. Lots of water, mellower pace. The 9 year old /Shepherd Lab mix gets hot when it's over 50 :P

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    This is Shiloh, the best dog evaaarrr! As an adult living on my own, I'd only had cats, but when Salem died I thought I was going to die too. Loved that cat so much. Anyway, a friend said I needed to get a dog and get out of the house, and specifically a heeler. She said they were the best dogs ever and I think she was right, at least for me.

    After several weeks of mulling the idea over I started looking on petfinder and kept going back to her pic. After several more weeks of wondering if I was ready for a dog and the responsibility, I called made arrangement to meet her. That was all it took and we've had such a good time together for the last year and a half. 43#'s of awesome! I think she needs a better bell for the trails though..and a little more practice with our commands.

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    God, this is probably my favorite thread of all time. Kinda bummed though, since I have lost a lot of weight I ride quite a bit faster and longer than before so it is tough for my Irish Setter Bono to keep up like he used to. He still can go 10+ at a pretty good clip, but I need to take more breaks when I bring him.

    Makes it tough when ride time is so rare with an 11 month old son! I want to throw down every time I get out on the trail. Hopefully this summer I will be able to get more long but slow rides in, ya know, stop and smell the roses type rides and take lots of pics with Bono-Tron

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    Quote Originally Posted by coachjon View Post
    God, this is probably my favorite thread of all time. Kinda bummed though, since I have lost a lot of weight I ride quite a bit faster and longer than before so it is tough for my Irish Setter Bono to keep up like he used to. He still can go 10+ at a pretty good clip, but I need to take more breaks when I bring him.

    Makes it tough when ride time is so rare with an 11 month old son! I want to throw down every time I get out on the trail. Hopefully this summer I will be able to get more long but slow rides in, ya know, stop and smell the roses type rides and take lots of pics with Bono-Tron

    Keep sharing your awesome trial dogs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by coachjon View Post
    God, this is probably my favorite thread of all time. Kinda bummed though, since I have lost a lot of weight I ride quite a bit faster and longer than before so it is tough for my Irish Setter Bono to keep up like he used to. He still can go 10+ at a pretty good clip, but I need to take more breaks when I bring him.
    I'm fortunate, with the cool weather, I've been able to leave my dog in my truck, go do 12-16 miles fast pace, then return and take her out for a more leisurely ride of 3 to 4 miles. It gives me a chance to cool down as well. Granted, Iím on private secure land (military installation) so chances of anyone bothering my truck is rare. Hope you figure it out. Also, the one time in my life that I did very little riding was when my kids were pre-toddlers. Thatís just life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul.C View Post
    Trials dogs?? That could be an awesome sport! Like Parkour with dogs.
    lol, oops, this was posted after doing P90X Plyos...brain must not have been firing on all cylinders.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarguy View Post
    I'm fortunate, with the cool weather, I've been able to leave my dog in my truck, go do 12-16 miles fast pace, then return and take her out for a more leisurely ride of 3 to 4 miles. It gives me a chance to cool down as well. Granted, Iím on private secure land (military installation) so chances of anyone bothering my truck is rare. Hope you figure it out. Also, the one time in my life that I did very little riding was when my kids were pre-toddlers. Thatís just life.
    My friend and I got verbally assaulted after leaving his chubby lab in the car (in the shade, with water, with all the windows cracked quite a bit, and low temps) to rest while we did another quick lap. Some people...

    I have been lucky to be able to ride as much as I have. My wife is pretty awesome (and she knows how fun I am to be around when I don't ride lol). Can't wait to take the whole family out for rides in a few years!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul.C View Post
    Trials dogs?? That could be an awesome sport! Like Parkour with dogs.
    "A field trial is a competitive event at which hunting dogs compete against one another. There are field trials for retrievers, pointing dogs and flushing dogs." Wiki P.
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    "A field trial is a competitive event at which hunting dogs compete against one another. There are field trials for retrievers, pointing dogs and flushing dogs." Wiki P.
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    Here's another one of my favorite riding buddy, this one is in deer park northern NJ, after this I busted my hub and had to walk back to the jeep. Luckily a lot of it was down hill and Fozzy Bear was never more then a few feet from me. When I checked my computer I hit 21mph!! Damn my dog can run fast. It was only real short but damn!!
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    Wish my dog flushed
    Mine leaves the seat up, drives the wife crazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by surly_an_instigator View Post
    2 year old Pure breed Blue Doberman. Its been about 15 years without a riding buddy of this caliber. This photo is about 13 miles, 22 degrees and the half way point of our ride. I'm a very proud papa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul.C View Post
    I want a WPG so bad. I have been calling breeders in my area but $1.5k is just too much right now. I absolutely love those dogs and will have one some day. Currently we have a Brussels Griffon and he is an awesome dog. When I "shoot" him he dies.
    Save up and don't go the cheap route. Bargains can be had, but the breeders of those bargain dogs aren't doing genetic testing (hips, eyes, elbows, thyroid) that should be part of any responsible breeding program meant to increase the health of the dog/breed. Vet visits in your first couple years will likely exceed 1k anyway, and usually the cheaper the dog, the higher risk for health problems there are (in general).
    Also, don't go through a pet store.
    You should be able to find a pet quality (not show quality, but from a breeder that shows, does agility, tracking, or therapy work etc.) dog for under, or around 1k anyway. 1.5k seems like a really high price. The puppy I posted in the previous post had littermates that sold for under 1.5k and his mom won the Akita breed at Westminster in 2011, so it was a very strong breeding.

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    Good job!

    Here is my year old ridgeback on her first real trail ride about a month ago!

    We started her slow with 1k rides around the neighbourhood but now she is ripping beside me for up to 10k so far.


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    Irie getting her game face on ready to rip it with me down the 401 Trail last summer. Coonhounds make great trail dogs if anyone wanted to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danhasdrums View Post
    Save up and don't go the cheap route. Bargains can be had, but the breeders of those bargain dogs aren't doing genetic testing (hips, eyes, elbows, thyroid) that should be part of any responsible breeding program meant to increase the health of the dog/breed. Vet visits in your first couple years will likely exceed 1k anyway, and usually the cheaper the dog, the higher risk for health problems there are (in general).
    Also, don't go through a pet store.
    You should be able to find a pet quality (not show quality, but from a breeder that shows, does agility, tracking, or therapy work etc.) dog for under, or around 1k anyway. 1.5k seems like a really high price. The puppy I posted in the previous post had littermates that sold for under 1.5k and his mom won the Akita breed at Westminster in 2011, so it was a very strong breeding.
    I appreciate that some people really love pure-bred dogs... but please guys don't forget the poor pups available via rescue and animal shelters. My now 10 year old Black Lab buddy has been a wonderful companion, and it would have been a true loss to have her gassed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wintersolstice View Post
    I appreciate that some people really love pure-bred dogs... but please guys don't forget the poor pups available via rescue and animal shelters. My now 10 year old Black Lab buddy has been a wonderful companion, and it would have been a true loss to have her gassed.
    I fully support rescuing dogs as well! Thanks for bringing that up. I just really don't like people buying bargain dogs from petfinder.com with "papers," because the breeders are people who lack knowledge and are not taking steps to improve the health of the dogs. If you're purchasing a puppy from a breeder they breeder should also supply OFA certification numbers.

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    i'm all about mutts

    somebody mentioned coonhounds above, i have a redbone coonhound mix. she gets distracted by her sniffer a bit, but she's a complete doll

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    Baxter the Brussels Griffon on his first trail ride. A little over a mile with a short creek swim in the middle. He got distracted a few times but is a good listener. We'll have to go again sometime.

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    . . . not the trail.
    I swear i had a pic of my dog doing the same thing but i can't find it

    I got this one though I haven't biked with her yet but she knows what my running clothes/shoes look like and will go bonkers over them...she also understands what it means if my son says he wants to ride his bike around the block and lose it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wintersolstice View Post
    I appreciate that some people really love pure-bred dogs... but please guys don't forget the poor pups available via rescue and animal shelters.
    Big and + a million on this.

    I've never had a pure bred anything and probably never will. Way too many shelter and rescue dogs out there most of them mutts in need of a loving home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro S View Post
    Big and + a million on this.

    I've never had a pure bred anything and probably never will. Way too many shelter and rescue dogs out there most of them mutts in need of a loving home.
    never had a pure bred before my doberman that I got as a hand-me-down. I think the thing people need to remember is that a pure bred dog is bred for a job, and if you don't give them that, you will run into problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greateaght View Post
    never had a pure bred before my doberman that I got as a hand-me-down. I think the thing people need to remember is that a pure bred dog is bred for a job, and if you don't give them that, you will run into problems.
    Yeah, if only I could find some local lion hunts for my Ridgeback !

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    I found a puppy on a road ride last December, got her to follow me almost all the way home before we caught a ride. Now she runs with me almost every time on the trails! She goes nuts when I put my bike shoes on. Can't post pics yet, but she's 11lbs, has long, amber-brown hair, almost a year old now, and is a mix of several breeds. She'll keep up fine for 7-8 miles (my after school route).

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    Quote Originally Posted by saltwater taco View Post
    I found a puppy on a road ride last December, got her to follow me almost all the way home before we caught a ride. Now she runs with me almost every time on the trails! She goes nuts when I put my bike shoes on. Can't post pics yet, but she's 11lbs, has long, amber-brown hair, almost a year old now, and is a mix of several breeds. She'll keep up fine for 7-8 miles (my after school route).
    Good on you! Always great to hear stories like this.
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    Glad to see someone else thinking like I do, wish they'd really crack down on breeding with the amount of unwanted and discarded dogs and pets we have the world over. I love my 3 rescues, absolutely can't beat them and they're hardy as hell, love the trails, although a bit too small to do any serious mileage.
    Quote Originally Posted by wintersolstice View Post
    I appreciate that some people really love pure-bred dogs... but please guys don't forget the poor pups available via rescue and animal shelters. My now 10 year old Black Lab buddy has been a wonderful companion, and it would have been a true loss to have her gassed.
    Good on you, I think you'll find you have made yourself the most true and loyal companion you ever can in rescuing that pup, post up pics when you're allowed
    Quote Originally Posted by saltwater taco View Post
    I found a puppy on a road ride last December, got her to follow me almost all the way home before we caught a ride. Now she runs with me almost every time on the trails! She goes nuts when I put my bike shoes on. Can't post pics yet, but she's 11lbs, has long, amber-brown hair, almost a year old now, and is a mix of several breeds. She'll keep up fine for 7-8 miles (my after school route).

    My now 3 rescues, black guy being the last, popped inside my aunts fence night before xmas.
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    I feel like you should update your signature though. Should read like this: Work to live, live to ride, ride to work.

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    Cerpindicular, is that a Belgian?

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    possible but she seems a little short and thicker then most i have seen and in missouri thats not to many. I'm thinking more along the lines of cattle dog crossed with something thats brindle I got her at a year old from a guy that found her as a half dead pup. Great girl if not a little spoiled thats her very own couch she is on lol

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    I'v got some more pics of her somewhere with her pups (accidental breeding my 10mo old lab/american bulldog destroyed his kennel to get to her when she was in heat) if i find them i can post them up for a better look at her I know her pups all came out looking pretty bully with the exception of a few that had long curly hair with brindle paws they were actually pretty damn cute.

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    heres some i found of her a few of her pups and their dad

    Torque the half lab (dad was a small lab used for hog chasing) half american bulldog (another smallish dog used as there catch dog) playing with one of the babies after mama finally decided to stop trying to eat him if he got close to them. Its the only time i have ever seen any kind of aggression in her she was a very protective mommy.

    bear

    sara one of the shaggy's with brindle paws

    bull puppy the beast of the litter lol

    bull puppy again

    bear and i beleave that is dipstick in the background

    more bear he was just such a cool looking little guy

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    mama and 6 or the 13 babies poor girl lol

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    baby torque the day after i got him
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    Quote Originally Posted by davec113 View Post

    The kind of looks you get if you don't take them riding enough...

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    He only gets to run along side of me on a leash....but he does really good!


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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    Glad to see someone else thinking like I do, wish they'd really crack down on breeding with the amount of unwanted and discarded dogs and pets we have the world over.
    You wish "they" would crack down on breeding? And by they, I suppose you mean government people... Is there anything left that Americans don't want their government to provide some horrible answer to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danhasdrums View Post
    You wish "they" would crack down on breeding? And by they, I suppose you mean government people... Is there anything left that Americans don't want their government to provide some horrible answer to?
    Please don't make that a generalization - I'm an american who most certainly *doesn't* want more meddling.

    I'm hoping "They" referred to AKC and other animal breeding and eugenics groups.
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