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    this is rocky he is an tibetan terrier who is 7 years old he wanted to go on an walk so we went


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    Quote Originally Posted by MattCharettePhotography
    Welsh Corgie? very nice, loyal dogs.

    Indeed a Corgie, and he is very loyal. Pretty fast for a short guy too. Loves to bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeeduv
    Indeed a Corgie, and he is very loyal. Pretty fast for a short guy too. Loves to bike.
    They are fast, believe it or not, those little fellas make great herding dogs.
    Mountains will move under the man with enough will to make them do so.

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    my trail dog... a just over 1 year old Vizsla




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    Quote Originally Posted by MattCharettePhotography
    They are fast, believe it or not, those little fellas make great herding dogs.

    My cats are VERY well aware of that

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    here is my pooch. he is a lurcher, he is about 3, and i got him from Kennel in january after he was found wandering the streets without a collar or chip. he is chipped now. last weekend I rode the mountain bike for the fisrt time since breaking my leg last year (Not been confident enough to, only been doing some easy road miles). I took Jasper with me, and he loved it.....i think he was surprised I was doing more than 3mph .




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    Love that face in the second shot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooldaddy
    my trail dog... a just over 1 year old Vizsla



    Is that a salmon sandwich in his/her mouth?

    I can see a few reflections of you lot in their eyes

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    Some More Vizsla's

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    Stuart......

    Is your pup part greyhound or Whippet? looks like a good racing body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JEFMAL
    Is your pup part greyhound or Whippet? looks like a good racing body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JEFMAL
    Is your pup part greyhound or Whippet? looks like a good racing body.
    Some times I think greyhound and something smaller, other times Whippet with summet bigger . I don't know....I do know he is quick (30mph according my gps not long after i first got him off the lead .....strapped to his harness....i might test him again soon lol as he was pretty thin when i got him). he is chunkier and bigger than a whippet, but smaller than a greyhound.

    he loves to run...fast. which can be a little disconcerting to oether dog owners sometimes....he says hello at half speed, which is quicker than they are used to. I completey trust him now, and most of the ppl I meet are regulars....i think it would be unfair on him to not let him run.

    He is ace

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rez
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    looking at google pictures I don't reackon he is. his head is slimmer and his ears smaller.

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    He looks ripped. A family friend had 2 Pits he would take on 10-15 mile runs. They looked like Ahnald back in the day, Conan with fur, so intimidating to look at but were little babies.

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    I have been getting arty farty playing with my new dslr lens

    What exactly is a rigid hard tail?

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    I used to take our Jack Russell riding.


    She loved it but she has a wicked Napoleon complex so I had to keep an eye out for other dogs and pick her up if we came across anyone else with a dog - she'll go after any dog, any size that tries to sniff her butt, which is frightening. We never had a problem, but I had to pay close attention. She figured out after a little while that she could hitch a ride instead of run when she got tired. When it got to the point where she was begging for a lift too often, I stopped bringing her.

    A guy I ride with sometimes has a dog named Kona that is the best trail dog I've ever seen. He stays out of your way 100%. He's also figured out how to cut corners on trails. I've passed him then five minutes later I come across him waiting up the trail for us. I rode with him the second time on a brand new trail, after only two passes he had figured out where to cut corners - smart dog. Kona's owner said it was weird the first time they rode the trail 'cause the dog followed the trail!

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    Casey(cow dog/border collie mix) 2 days ago while backpacking in Pisgah(Shining Rock).




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    Spark loves to ride and run. He's well behaved. This picture is one day after he was attacked by a coyote near Palisade, Colorado.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jisch
    I used to take our Jack Russell riding.


    She loved it but she has a wicked Napoleon complex so I had to keep an eye out for other dogs and pick her up if we came across anyone else with a dog - she'll go after any dog, any size that tries to sniff her butt, which is frightening. We never had a problem, but I had to pay close attention. She figured out after a little while that she could hitch a ride instead of run when she got tired. When it got to the point where she was begging for a lift too often, I stopped bringing her.

    A guy I ride with sometimes has a dog named Kona that is the best trail dog I've ever seen. He stays out of your way 100%. He's also figured out how to cut corners on trails. I've passed him then five minutes later I come across him waiting up the trail for us. I rode with him the second time on a brand new trail, after only two passes he had figured out where to cut corners - smart dog. Kona's owner said it was weird the first time they rode the trail 'cause the dog followed the trail!

    John
    You have to be careful about picking smaller dogs up. The big dog gets excited and will jump up to get at the little dog and can hurt you. Picking a little dog up is one of the worst things you can do, your better off to throat the aggressive dog and make it submit. In those situations you have to be the Alpha. Not preaching just have seen it first hand. I used to breed blue-tick coon-hounds my mom who the dogs knew well grabbed her Shi-tzu off the ground. These dogs that knew and heeled to her without a second thought, however they were so worked up they knocked my mom over to sniff the shi-tzu. They didn't want to hurt it just sniff it. Dogs are very excitable and just flat out don't behave when that happens. Your best bet is to control that kind of encounter by trying to keep your dog down and out of the "line of fire".
    That video hit me where it hurt like a headbutting midget!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeanMan
    Spark loves to ride and run. He's well behaved. This picture is one day after he was attacked by a coyote near Palisade, Colorado.


    whoa, spark is a tough dog!

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    My Reef

    Reef loves the water and to ride she is pretty fast on XC rides but not fast enough for DH trails. She is the best riding partner!

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    My girl....


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    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho
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    What is she? A Ridgeback?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho
    My girl....
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    Great tribute to a companion man, great idea.
    Mountains will move under the man with enough will to make them do so.

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    An unleashed dog in a national forest is illegal. Why should I not subject you to second hand cigar smoke, if you think it's ok to subject me to second hand dog?
    Your fear of looking stupid is holding you back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    An unleashed dog in a national forest is illegal. Why should I not subject you to second hand cigar smoke, if you think it's ok to subject me to second hand dog?
    You make a habbit of trolling?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattCharettePhotography
    You make a habbit of trolling?
    I make a habit of pointing out hypocrisy. I like dogs more than most people. However, if you think it's OK for you to ride trails with an unleashed dog, you got another think comming. You ride with an unleashed dog, you smell my smoke. Simple as that.
    Your fear of looking stupid is holding you back.

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    City forests, and state forests have their own sets of laws, as most national sanctioned forests are national parks, dogs would not be allowed. here in Maine the leash laws for most dogs are only in certain distances to residential areas, and it varies from town to town, city to city. Your argument is valid for national sanctioned forests but really kind of lame to try to generalize all private state, and city owned property into the law for national forests.

    Personally, I do not smoke, but I dont mind a quick wiff of a cigar as my dog and I blow past smokers on the uphill.
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    Ahh love Dog threads can never be too many, some awesome looking dogs in here

    Love this headbadge too very cool

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    Some more of my boy MAXXIS, [3months old male pup, lab x] hes been on a few threads, he loves to get around this boy
    Where walking some local trails for my rehab now no bike but still good to be out on a trail! Got to play at a pond with his new best buddy yesterday Jack, hes a English terrier 18mths old a real boof head beast of a dog awesome really didn't get piccs, they both had a great time chasing sticks in this pond and each other, though Maxxis was a little out gunned, but did well, Jack was never going to hurt him, though it could have been all over in seconds if he wanted too, hes a beast, very cool dog though, and looking fwd to more times with them and my friends who own him, will be good on the trails in the future together!








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    Quote Originally Posted by w00t!
    What is she? A Ridgeback?
    Yes, she's a Rhodesian Ridgeback without the Ridge. We got her from Ridgeback Rescue almost 10 years ago... She doesn't go on bike rides anymore due to her arthritis but she still runs with me every other day for a few miles... I like hanging out with her more than most of the people I know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho
    I like hanging out with her more than most of the people I know...
    And I can tell you why: because your dog will not talk about you behind your back neither stab you in your back.... As simple as that

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatankainlondon
    And I can tell you why: because your dog will not talk about you behind your back neither stab you in your back.... As simple as that
    so true..
    Just riding a muddy trail. . ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatankainlondon
    And I can tell you why: because your dog will not talk about you behind your back neither stab you in your back.... As simple as that
    Amen to that..... PLUS, she's always glad to see me and she's very protective of my gear... She's better than any Kryptonite (since she has unusually large fangs for a dog)...




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    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho
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    Very cool!

    I went out again this morning with Jasper, and took some (rather ropey) video. Don't watch it full screen, might make you feel ill with the shaking lol. I put my old gps on his harness, he got 25mph, I got 17mph lol....he didn't even open up fully.

    thankfully I am allowed to let him off the lead here!

    and sorry about the squeeky back brake . Its not very good, but was fun to do.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkj0YSMkbHw

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    Here is my team this past winter. Both are German Shorthaired Pointers that I adopted from the pound.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hammerdog
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    I make a habit of pointing out hypocrisy. I like dogs more than most people. However, if you think it's OK for you to ride trails with an unleashed dog, you got another think comming. You ride with an unleashed dog, you smell my smoke. Simple as that.
    Our national forest dog laws are posted as "under verbal control". Leashes only required within 100 feet of the trailhead. I've noticed there's always someone hating the sight of a loose dog when it's posted on this site....

    This is Bella who is unfortunately no longer with us. Cancer is a b***h.....

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    This is Donner



    Incredible trail dog, started working with him @ 8 months on short rides, he is now one of the more aware dogs on the trail and will not get in your way. Only thing that gets him is heat, he's a Shepard/Lab @ 90lbs and does not do so well over 80 degree's. Oh yeah, he hucked the rock in this shot. Such a rad dog!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    An unleashed dog in a national forest is illegal. Why should I not subject you to second hand cigar smoke, if you think it's ok to subject me to second hand dog?
    Boy you're a nasty little troll aren't you?

    Hey genius, there's a difference between a National Park and a National Forest. I don't know of a single National Forrst in Washington, Idaho or Oregon that has a leash law, and in fact I hunt upland birds, ducks and geese in several different National Forests with my dogs (off leash!) every winter.

    Sounds like you had a single bad experience with an asshat dog owner that gave you this attitude. See how all it ever takes is one bad experience to create a stigma for everybody else?

    Personally, leash laws don't bother me at all. With both of my golden retrievers (15 and 2 years old), I'll put the leash on them, then they'll pick up the end of the leash with their teeth and proudly walk themselves, right by my side. I've had park rangers laugh and smile as I went running by. In the last 15 years with my old goldie in every state I've lived in, I've never had anybody mention a leash law to me because my dog is always right at heel (until I release her to track birds or run and play in an off leash area).
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattCharettePhotography
    City forests, and state forests have their own sets of laws, as most national sanctioned forests are national parks, dogs would not be allowed. here in Maine the leash laws for most dogs are only in certain distances to residential areas, and it varies from town to town, city to city. Your argument is valid for national sanctioned forests but really kind of lame to try to generalize all private state, and city owned property into the law for national forests.
    Not really a true statement for the Western US. There are of course National Parks within national forrests, but these usually have clearly deliniated boundaries, or at least you can tell when the land goes from cared for / improved to wild. In Washington, the national forrests are HUGE. In Wasington alone there is the Gifford Pinchot (where I grew up), the Okanogan, the Colville, the Olympic, the Wenatchee, Snoqualmie and Mt. Baker, each of these encompasses thousands of square miles.

    Now there are national parks within some of those national forrests of course, for instance Mt. Rainier NP is in the Snoqualmie national forest.
    See this little map here: http://www.wildernet.com/pages/area....F%26NP&CU_ID=1

    Also, its been my experience that park rangers can be very selective about enforcing leash laws. It depends on the situation, (and I hate to say it but the type of dog too). In fact, I can only remember being nicely asked (not cautioned, warning, or cited) to hold my dog's leash by a ranger at Rainier. But that was at a visitor's center and there were lots of people about.

    Law Enforcement Officers in metro areas are the same way. I never put my dog on a leash, but I carry it, (or she carries it in her mouth) and she walks and runs right at my heel, and right next to me or just right behind me on my bicycle. I've stopped and talked to Seattle police on my runs through the park and none of them ever even blinked, or they would laugh and ask if they could pet her. I've only had one LEO in Tacoma say anything to me about it, but that was because he was a K-9 unit and my dog was in heat.

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    My younger goldie, looking for birds


    Here she is, all tuckered out after a long day

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    Good job!

    Here's a video of my HUSKY's passion to pull me everyday on my MTB:


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    Hey Pro Edge

    What a good dog. Way to go running at daybreak to keep your doggie cool. I bet you don't have to think much about trimming your doggie's toenails. I run my dogs on pavement for short runs occasionally to keep their toenails trimmed. I was wondering how you attach your line to the bike. I also noticed that you might want to add a bungee section to your line to add a little suspension and make it less jerky for the dog and the rider. Here is a photo of my 1999 team on the Tahoe Rim Trail near Mt Rose Meadows. Notice where my dogs are attached to the stem. One puppy is running loose in the team. I like my line about ten feet to the first dog to give me more stopping time when the going gets fast.


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    You guys are damn lucky to have dogs that can ride with you, much less, dogs that you can actually harness to your bike. I have two yellow labs; ages 3 and 1 1/2. I can hardly walk these dogs down the street as they pull with tremendous force and they are easily distracted. One dog will pull to the right to pee on a mailbox, and the other will start walking to the left to chase a cat or to sniff something out. I can't imagine what would happen if I tied them to a bike.

    Although I can't ride with them, they are my best friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickD.
    I love dogs. I love dogs a lot. I've ridden with guys who have their dogs hauling ass right with us, head right off their back wheel. But I also have a nice scar across the bridge of my nose from where I went over the bars after trying to avoid a dog not on a leash. I would consider having a dog not on a leash the same as being a d**k on the trails. It's a matter of etiquette.
    Please put this on the Colorado site. Oh my God. They would sh1t. As you enter the CT five dogs great you off leash. You, must great them with joy as you ride or be told that " my dog never bites". What ever. I love dogs don't agree with the front tire hit ideal. However, can we come to some agreement? The trail is for all to use.

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by hammerdog
    Hey Pro Edge

    What a good dog. Way to go running at daybreak to keep your doggie cool. I bet you don't have to think much about trimming your doggie's toenails. I run my dogs on pavement for short runs occasionally to keep their toenails trimmed. I was wondering how you attach your line to the bike. I also noticed that you might want to add a bungee section to your line to add a little suspension and make it less jerky for the dog and the rider. Here is a photo of my 1999 team on the Tahoe Rim Trail near Mt Rose Meadows. Notice where my dogs are attached to the stem. One puppy is running loose in the team. I like my line about ten feet to the first dog to give me more stopping time when the going gets fast.

    His Bungee is my arm... , i dont attach to the bike. I hold on to him the whole time. Never had to trimm his nails. His route is 3 miles. He's been doing this since he was 8 weeks old and now he's almost 7 (in January) so this is like his treat. we average about 16mph and when the wife is with us he sprints up to 20mph just to get back in the front.

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    I make it look easy now but in 1993 I had to train that first dog to be a lead dog. That took a lot of time and patience. Since then, the leader I trained has helped train all my subsequent dogs easily. Dog learn best from each other and that is not just a truism. Here is my team last fall. Do not hook up 3 powerful dogs without good brakes and well trained leaders.


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    Wow, I waited one time for five days for my camp site friend's dogs to come back. I learned to make a great spam sandwich. Now 'GPS" Great.

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    " I can hardly walk these dogs down the street as they pull with tremendous force and they are easily distracted."

    Read any dog training book by William Koehler, you will enjoy slack leashes in no time.

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    Awesome thread, I'll add some pics of mine. He is the black mutt, Starbuck. He's OK to pull on bikes/skis (not super well-trained), but also just loves to run on the trail where he knows exactly what to do.

    I do lots of long solo rides, so he's my company and my first line of bear defense.








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    Love this picture
    My previous dog absolutely hated water, my current one absolutely loves it. Every animal is different I guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho
    Yes, she's a Rhodesian Ridgeback without the Ridge.
    Very cool pic in the snow. I'm picking up a Ridgeback puppy in a few days. Hoping she'll be a good trail dog when old enough. Can you tell me about training your Ridgeback to go on trails? Did she follow behind the bike or did she lead? Easliy distracted? Any tips for me?

    Thanks!

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    I couldn't resist posting a picture of the family dog Lucy. She's a 1 1/2 year old beagle/pit bull mix. I call her a pit beagle. She weighs about 45 pounds. Since I don't have a bike right now (saving up for one), I take her on walks on the fire roads and hiking trails around my house. We see very few people so I let her run off the leash. This picture was taken back in March.


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    This post was in the wrong place...
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    Shes got the passion.........oops, wait this thread is about dogs isnt it, errm well sometimes

    eghmm i should quit while im ahead.



    Here is a photo of the retired trail doggie.





    Hes to old to run with Daddy now.


    Cheers to all the people who let their "kids" be free. I feel sorry for all the dogs that are leashed up every day in a backyard, not getting the exercise or activity they deserve. I for one praise each and every one of you for taking the time to take your best friend with you and not to leave them behind.

    i don't know if it is a law not to have your dog on a leash but If i were a dog,cat,bird, what have you i would want to get out every day with the family I obey and love.

    Happy riding with you four legged friends.

    P.S. And to my wife, I love your patience with me and my jokes. I am blessed to have such a wonderfull woman as my soulmate


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    Quote Originally Posted by ChanceGuy


    my dog with her passion

    Ahhhhh....the KONG frisbee. This is the only toy that my two labs have not been able to destroy. KONG products may be a few extra dollars, but they will last forever.

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    Lucky,

    Like your boxer.....

    I am getting ready to rescue one from the shelter tommorow.

    I Will post picks of the new trail dog!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChanceGuy


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    Looks like a Duck-Tolling Retriever? My second guess is Golden Retriever, but hard to tell from the angle of the shot.
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    Zippy

    And Popsicle


    Both Pitbulls adopted from the pound. Such great dogs!
    I don't ride with them but hike with them all the time. They don't know how to pace themselves.

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    Sitka is a 4yo mix. The vet thinks pit/lab/other.

    She is a fantastic trail dog, but we haven't been mountain biking together since last fall. Now that it's cooled off again we'll get back to it.

    Hiking on the AT in Pennsylvania


    Her first trail ride. We'd been doing a lot of trail running on the leash and working off the leash before I was comfortable enough to take her riding.


    Doing what she does best, running.


    After a ride


    And finally, posing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shepherd Wong
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    This is such a great shot!

    I have a pit bull/american bulldog mix and a golden retriever/great pyrenese mix both also from shelters, I will have to get some pics and post them up.

    Trails down here don't allow dogs, but they love being outdoors.

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    Well, just got him this week.

    5 week old Vizsla (Hungarian Pointer)

    Meet Rusty!









    Cant wait till he's ready for the trails!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReD_tomato
    Well, just got him this week.

    5 week old Vizsla (Hungarian Pointer)

    Meet Rusty!







    Cant wait till he's ready for the trails!

    Holy Cute Red Batman!

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    I don't have any action shots, but my 2 mutts love to run with me. The Australian Shepherd mix runs 3 miles for every one I ride. The black and tan isn't quite so fast. He usually trails a good ways behind me. I try to stop at creek crossings as often as possible to let them recover a bit. It has been too hot around here this summer for them to run, but I look forward to the Fall.
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    Great looking pups. I don't take mine biking because they are a little too small and I'm worried they could get seriously hurt. But they sure as heck know what both my hiking backpacks look like and go nuts if they see me get one of them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GpzGuy
    Looks like a Duck-Tolling Retriever? My second guess is Golden Retriever, but hard to tell from the angle of the shot.
    pretty much, she is half yellow lab and half golden retriever. The only things she actually retrieves though are frisbees and tennis balls.

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    This is Kona. She is a year old tomorrow (Sept. 15th) and we were told she is a Golden Retriever / Border Collie, we got her at the Humane Society . Most people think she's a flat coat retriever. I take her with us almost every time we ride and she loves it.




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    I've certainly enjoyed seeing mine evolve from barely being able to walk one block to running alongside me for 6+miles.

    The most recent are from my phone's camera = bad quality
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    Lucy's not much of a trail dog, but she loves going out in the boat!
    It's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care

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    This is the best thread in all of MTBR. The photos have given me so much happiness!

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    They love to follow me around the trails near the house. I don't bring them out on busy trails though because they tend to freak some people out even though they just want to play.
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    How far do you guys/girls ride with your dogs? Last Spring I was up to about 8 miles with mine, but our first 2 rides out this Fall, they seem totally worn out at about 4-5 miles. Maybe it's still a bit too warm for them. I want them to have fun and get some good exercise, but I also don't want to totally exhaust them. Of course, I know those Iditarod dogs can run 100 miles a day, but they train for it year round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikebmiller@gmail.com
    How far do you guys/girls ride with your dogs? Last Spring I was up to about 8 miles with mine, but our first 2 rides out this Fall, they seem totally worn out at about 4-5 miles. Maybe it's still a bit too warm for them. I want them to have fun and get some good exercise, but I also don't want to totally exhaust them. Of course, I know those Iditarod dogs can run 100 miles a day, but they train for it year round.
    When we bring out my border collie, and my BF's dobe, we will go for about 10-15 miles, and both dogs want to keep going at the end of the day. Depends on what breed you have, some are runners, and full of energy (i.e border collies, dobermans, boxers, labs, etc..) I mean it also depends on the condition of the dog, if it is a 8 year old hound that has just sat around the house for most of its life, bringing it out on the trails to exercise is just too much like work for them, and they are not in the shape to run that much.

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    Depends on the dog. When my german shepherd was 2-3 yrs old, he was in great shape and 6-8 miles was no problem. This year he hasn't covered so many miles on a regular basis and even on a cooler day, I can tell that he starts to tire after about 3-4 miles. If in doubt, start easy and your dog's strength and endurance will gradually improve.

    Don't forget, dogs don't ever get to coast-they are working uphill and downhill. And they only "sweat" through their mouths and paws.

    Your dog would probably nearly run itself to death to be with you, so keep an eye on him/her and be smart about the rides. I made the mistake once this year of running my dog too hard on terrain that he wasn't accustomed to (rockier than normal) and he ended up with some tears in his pads and a limp for 2 days. I felt horrible-I should have realized that trail would be hard on him. Even with tears on his pads, he wanted to go for another ride the very next day (that is dedication), but he had to sit out a few rides and then start again very gradually. He is totally fine again now, but I would hate to ever put him through that again.
    You better just go ahead and drop that seatpost down to the reflector... the trail gets pretty rough down there.

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    My dog and I went for a ride today.

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    Sara loves it.

    Back when she was a pup (or better pampered princess)

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    Older and ready to go

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    My favorite, the thanks dad photo

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    Love to ride with my girl, I have not pushed her much becasue I wanted her to reach the one year mark before we really started doing longer rides. She'll be one year next month

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    Last pic sucked this is better

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    Mine is a runner! She loves running with me on the bike, I have to periodically stop and make her rest or else she would run herself to death! But if I ride in a group, or if I'm somewhere I'm not familiar with I don't bring her. I've had a couple close calls with her trying to cut in front of me but that last time I about scared her to death so I think she learned her lesson.
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    [QUOTE=davec113]That sucks about your laws... I have worked with my dog enough to trust him around kids, dogs, and horses. Cats and Cows on the other hand are fair game . Sometimes I will have a shock collar on mine if we will be around grazing cattle, etc. but I never really need to use it anymore. There are area where dogs are allowed off the leash, but if the dog cannot follow voice commands it can be an issue.



    Hey how well do those shock collars work? Mine listens very well but she sometimes will chase deer and I need to break her of that. She follows voice commands surprisingly well, I can even point a direction with my arm and she will go there. What brand of shock collar did you use?

    Thanks

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    My muffin: Luna

    Luna is a pit/shepard mix we got at the shelter in El Paso. Because everything is so rocky and spikey we tried some booties. No go. Poor thing slipped everywhere. She loves to ride with us but we limit the hard running as to prevent joint issues when she's older. She's 85lbs.
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    Wink I only have loaner dogs

    Some awesome action shots in here of your dogs Excellent thread

    Sadly I don't own any dogs, only have a small apt, but when I visit CO I get to "adopt" 2 very sweet dogs for the duration of my stay. Kitt and Daisee belong to El Beastro and are super well trained dogs who give no trouble on the trails and who really enjoy going trailing. Daisee is a cattle dog and has stamina out the wazzoo, Kitt is a mix coyote/dingo and isn't quite as fit as Daisee, but loves to run no the less.

    On the 401 ;Beast rode behind me (to make sure I didn't fall off the trail and him not know it ) and he kept them behind him just in case I freaked or something and they didn't get in my way to freak me any more than the exposure already was. Then when we reached the end of the exposed section and turned down into some sweet, twisty ST between Aspen he hung back with Kitt, but let Daisee follow me and holy hell is that dog fast; I hit about 25mph max and avg about 18-20mph going down and she was right there behind me the whole time, close enough I could hear her, but far enough to give me room.

    Here's a couple pics form my recent CO trip. First is me and them on the 401 in Crested Butte at the edge of the widlerness boundry, then on the decent with 'Beast and them enjoying some time on the river in Gunnison.
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    I have a ridgeback as well.. he weighs in at about 105lbs (very fit)..... He can keep up but his endurance is not as good as my Lab.... he's about the most obedient dog I've ever had though. Very focused. Ridgebacks are really intelligent, and very prone to arthritis because of their size.

    My lab is 55lbs and can outrun me on my bike ALL DAY LONG ...

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    Here's my newest rescue, Barley. He's a one year old Rhodesian Ridgeback and is a natural on the trail. Gustav the Weimaraner, also a rescue, would rather swim than run, but he doesn't miss a ride.
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    They broke the mold when Oliver was made.

    Loves to run with the bike...Can't get enough.

    Due to a new Park Ranger with new policies it's getting harder to run him in the usual places But we find ways.
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    Some great looking dogs all, love coming back to this thread Dogs give so much!

    Oh also have a soft spot for the labs and lab xs nice!

    Some updated of my lad Maxxis 4months now and hes really found his legs, occasionaly he gets t pla with his best bud Jack an 18month English Bull Terrier hes about as tall now though half Jacks weight!

    Will get some piccs of em playing together next time at the pond!

    Just some wild ones around home!














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    Thanks for keeping things positive.

    Here's two passionate dogs:



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    Chur bro!

    Nice looking dog's looks like heyre ordering burrito's or something LOL
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    What a great thread...love to see all the happy pups. Here is my pup Max. He will be six months soon. Hope to get some pics of him on the trail one day.

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