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    Here is a picture of my sisters dog (left), my/my parents dog (right) and I. Hes only about 9 months old now so I haven't taken him out with the bike yet but they both loved hiking in the tetons this summer Can't wait to see how he does with the bike! We have mainly been working the off leash training before I take him biking. Hes been doing excellent so far. And yes he was shaved significantly shorter than that pic to keep him cool...

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    When we're not out bikejouring
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    awesome nzumbi1. though, they don't look very comfortable. you should do something about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgsatl
    awesome nzumbi1. though, they don't look very comfortable. you should do something about that.
    Yeah, they have me trained

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    Awesome photos, everybody! Very heart warming. Please post more.

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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.
    first of all you need to learn to spell. second, you need to get laid to loosen up a bit and chill, third, get over yourself!!!... you're going to be that old man that hates everyone and everything and think the world should revolve around you because according to you, nothing is greater than yourself, and you're always right

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    Here's Heidi and Reba



    Heidi at 16 years, Reba at 18 months



    Reba at 18 months


    Reba loves water - at 2 years




    This one is one of my favorites


    But this one is good too.

    I really should start using my camera on rides. Reba is incredibly fast. And great on or off leash.

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    Here's my riding buddie, his name's Bo and he's just over a year old.
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    Bo is a beautiful Setter, adhumston. Unfortunately lost my Setter/golden mix, Aspen, in January. I now have a 6 month old golden. He is a few posts up.

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    Skyler!!!!!






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    Nice Aussie!

    One of my mutts is half Aussie and half Catahoula Leopard dog, which I had never heard of until I got him. He can run like the wind.

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    This Photo was taken last winter at a skijoring race in Chester CA near Mt Lassen. The dogs are Seamus and Mojo. It is cool enough now in the evenings to run my little team.


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    JoJo (German Shepherd) and Fletch (Lab)

    This picture was taken when JoJo was about 5 months old.

    They love to go on hikes (on a leash), but I don't think they are trained well enough to trust them to run free on a bike ride. They would be fine with people, but if they came across another dog, I'm afraid they might get too aggressive.

    I do love to go on group rides when someone brings along a proper trail dog. It adds another level of enjoyment to the ride for me.
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    Smartest dog I have ever known. Eleven years old and still going strong. If you even hint at leaving the house, she goes bonkers. We even made a custom seat for her in the center console of the truck so she can lean into turns and not slide around.

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    Here are the Pointer Sisters exploring a sand wash...

    in Anza Borrego SP. Not too many English Pointers in San Diego so we always get asked what kind of dogs they are. They love road trips and if I even say the word "Jeep" they go crazy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    That argument is amazingly laughable.


    Personally, I just run over a dog if it's in my way on the trail...they are fairly tough and easy to train with negative reinforcement.
    This is why my dogs give anything with wheels a wide berth. Hit them once good enough and they learn. My bike dog knows to stay by the back tire now and not the front.

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    Two Chololates and a Husky, great trail buddies

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    This is Aila, she is a 4 month old Border Collie, She has grown a lot, and has started training a lot, she listens pretty well now but is still a pup, been working a lot with her on voice commands from afar. Cant wait to take her out with us when she is ready.

    When we brought her home at 7 weeks old.


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    She is still training her ears, I love how Border Collies have complete control over them, when she gets excited they perk up like in these photos, I will get some of her relaxed later.

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    Here's my puppy, Sebastian, out on a ride last month with me at about 5 months old. He's a Lab/Doberman/Beagle/Collie mix and absolutely LOVES the trails. He's 6 months now and knows to stay out of the way of other bikers, dogs, etc. He'll run right along with you and sometimes sets the pace lol. Also, if I'm riding with others and someone starts lagging behind, he'll sit and wait until they catch up to him, then he'll plow along to catch up to everyone else. He's been a phenomenal puppy so far - we got him at 8 weeks and he was completely house broken by the second week we had him. He's wonderful with other dogs and off-leash at the parks he is absolutely great - many people remark about how well-behaved he is - you can ride past other people/dogs and he keeps going without a hitch. Sorry for the two crappy cell pics - the rest of the pics are when we brought him home - he was destined to be a beast from day one ;oP
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    Awesome. I'd like a clone of Sebastian.

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    I LOVE this thread!!! Here are some pics of my dog Maddie. She was rescued from the pound at LITERALLY the last minute and has been the best dog we could have ever asked for. I just love her to pieces. I haven't had her for a ride in FOREVER (hoping to get her out next weekend!) but she has done plenty of hiking this summer and last summer and she loves the trail more than anything else. She's climbed ten 14ers in the last year and now that the weather is cooling off I'm hoping to get her out for some rides!

    Here are some pics ...











    More pictures pleeeease?

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    Wow all awesome looking dogs just brillant getting updates to this thread!

    Oh and awesome lab ya got there gatorchick, course I'm partially biased

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    Chur bro!

    Nice looking dog's looks like heyre ordering burrito's or something LOL

    They were always trying to order burritos. I've never given in (willingly...)

    Lot's of stories, just like everyone else. But especially that day, those dogs pulled off a ride not many would be up for...

    Good thread.

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    This is my Shi-Tzu Chewy. He loves to hang out with me but he doesnt have the legs to follow me down a trail so he stays and guards the house while we ride.
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    just got chased this morning by a couple german shepards on a trail near my house, i have no issues with dogs on the trails but if they don't listen to commands.. keep them on the leash. the owner didn't so much as apologize when i told him what happened (crossed paths with him while he was searching for them)

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    "but I want to go with them..."


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    I like this thread and am keeping it alive. I now use three German Shorthaired Pointers for my team. Two of them are adopted from the pound. I guess they were too action packed for the previous owner to handle. They are perfect for me. The other GSP was gun shy and was a cull from a hunting kennel. I call them the "action pack". My huskies are all retired now. My next race is in Roslyn Washington in late October. It is the Pacific Northwest Dryland Championships. I will enter the two dog scooter class.
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    Dizzy and Mel here in the late Fall colors here and Bend. Dizzy is the one on all fours running and Mel of course is the one the bike. Dizz is a 15 month old full size Chihuahua and so far he can do 9-15 miles at a time. Not bad for a Horizontally challenged little guy.
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    Lucy hiking last week.


    Lucy resting earlier this year.
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    Some shotswith Lula in 2008

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    The roll in the grass after a swim.



    Last weekend ride in the colors.


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    We usually don't get action shots of our doggies, but my wife just got a few good ones in Rossland / Nelson trip last week.

    On my tail!


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    Baker chilling out.


    Shasta leading on 7 Summits trail:


    Baker's got my back....


    My better half with the IMBA epic doggies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebxtreme
    Don't encourage him Patrick......we're doomed to see that pic forever!

    Seriously, I'm super envious of that pic.....I'd love to get a pic of my boys hauling arse like that. It's rad when I've got my older dog in the lead and my younger one on my rear wheel and we're just rippin' it up and launching over everything. SO FUN! Dave's got a winner with that shot!!

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    OK, so it took over a year, but I finally got a good shot of Shasta (older) in the lead, EB in the middle, and Baker bringing up the rear. And the best part is this is from our recent 7 Summits ride, where those two buggers did over 20 miles!

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    Lol!!

    Quote Originally Posted by gatorchick
    I LOVE this thread!!! Here are some pics of my dog Maddie. She was rescued from the pound at LITERALLY the last minute and has been the best dog we could have ever asked for. I just love her to pieces. I haven't had her for a ride in FOREVER (hoping to get her out next weekend!) but she has done plenty of hiking this summer and last summer and she loves the trail more than anything else. She's climbed ten 14ers in the last year and now that the weather is cooling off I'm hoping to get her out for some rides!

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    More pictures pleeeease?
    I'm lovin this pic...she is such a material girl sportin the little leather booties and the paisley sweats lmao so cool

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    Here is Diesel..... I wish I still have him and I know he will have so much fun... long story but I have to move to another state and my apartment don't take Pit bulls I tried everything but I ended up giving him to my friend which is a dog lover too. Sad but thats how they look at the Breed. He is a sweet dog well trained and listens to my commands pretty good. He got some tricks in his sleeves too. Loves to play football too. Never showed any aggressions or brutal attack like what the media perceives about the Breed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jedflip23
    Here is Diesel..... I wish I still have him and I know he will have so much fun... long story but I have to move to another state and my apartment don't take Pit bulls I tried everything but I ended up giving him to my friend which is a dog lover too. Sad but thats how they look at the Breed. He is a sweet dog well trained and listens to my commands pretty good. He got some tricks in his sleeves too. Loves to play football too. Never showed any aggressions or brutal attack like what the media perceives about the Breed.

    He is photogenic too


    its not the breed its the breeder and owner.
    a friend of mine also had a pitbull... when you rang the doorbell he sounded like he would tear your head off, soon as the door opens, he runs away and comes back with his rubber steak and wants you to throw it... "cool someone new,this person wont get bored with my steak as quick "lol

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    how do you train so they stay with you when you ride with out the use of a leash?


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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?
    I've been watching you spew this miserable energy of yours to anyone who will listen, for over a year now. I can assure you, your cantankerous complaining about about pretty much anything and everything is just as toxic to the people who have the misfortune of crossing your path as a passive smoke, or a dog who's so happy to be out getting some exercise that he has the audacity to make you slow down for 60 seconds once or twice a year.

    We teach what we most need to learn. You, Sir, I am quite sure, are the energetic equivalent of passive-smoke to every person you meet. Your choice of avatar speaks volumes.

    If this were a perfect world, everyone would live and let live. But it isn't, and since you insist on berating everyone around you for making your miserable days even more miserable -- I think a deal is in order. We'll keep the dogs off the trails if you throw away your computer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wickerman1
    I'm lovin this pic...she is such a material girl sportin the little leather booties and the paisley sweats lmao so cool
    haha thanks! When we got her I SWORE I would never make her wear stupid outfits ... and look at her now. Actually, she only wears that stuff when its necessary - she gets cold really easily (she's lab mixed with something else - she's really lean and has NO undercoat - if the temps drop into the 20s or if its windy she starts SHIVERING) and the booties help to protect her feet from the ice and rock. Without those booties I'm positive that we would have had to CARRY her down from Mt. of the Holy Cross a few weeks ago!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shwinn8
    how do you train so they stay with you when you ride with out the use of a leash?
    I started mine out young and treated it as you would train a dog for any trick, command, etc. Lots of patience, treats, and positive reinforcement. Luckily for me, my dog is a very quick learner and has always wanted to stay by my side.

    I think the basics need to be taught first - that you're in command, etc. Once they know sit, stay, come, etc. then they're already better groomed for additional training.

    My dog is a little over 6 months now and I can go down a path passing people and other dogs and he'll just keep happily following me along, pretty much oblivious to everyone else. He still does have his moments where he wants to stop and check out other dogs, but normally giving a whistle will bring him running again - when he does that, he gets lots of petting, "good boy!" and a treat as reinforcement.

    Having said that, I don't think all dogs are cut out to be trail dogs, sometimes it can have something to do with the breed....but it all starts with the basic training stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shwinn8
    how do you train so they stay with you when you ride with out the use of a leash?
    Like the above poster said...lots of training. I've got my dog trained with left / right / slow commands as well as the standard "heel".

    I started her on a leash, always on the left side and just said the commands and went nice and slow.

    Yes, she got buzzed a couple of times by the tire, or got a yank on her chain when turning right but she soon picked up the idea.

    If we are riding on roads to the trail she's on a leash. If I know the trails are well used I keep her on a (long) leash, more for her protection from other dogs than anything else (she's a big softee).

    Today was the first day since early spring it was cool enough to get out and ride hard with her, and it was awesome. She was like a bolt thru the trails and I had to work to stay up with her.

    Fun times

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    Lots of GREAT shots!!!

    Here's my 4 year old Lab Roxie. She has a passion for pretty much everything.....












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    Those are great pictures Chris! My dog Lucy approves.
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    Here is my former trail dog, Kobuk. He's a Malamute and unfortunately he's just too old to run now. The puppy is Oskar, and he is a Australian cattle dog/Border Collie mix. I'm working on getting him trained for trails but he's only 3 mos. right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopping_Rocks
    Those are great pictures Chris! My dog Lucy approves.
    Thanks! I am so relieved that Lucy likes them!!

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    Izzy and she's a Teddy Bear. Kicking behind on the neighborhood nazi's in a race for the coveted tennis ball.
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    The first pic is Annabelle, my first husky. She went to live with my parents when I lived in campus apartments, and she's so spoiled there that I'll never get her back! She's still my dog when I there though, but my parents love her too much for me to take her back.

    The other pics are of our current dogs. We've had the Corgi (Rupert) for about 6 months now. We adopted Leah last weekend...we're not really sure what kind of breed she is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wickerman1
    first of all you need to learn to spell. second, you need to get laid to loosen up a bit and chill, third, get over yourself!!!... you're going to be that old man that hates everyone and everything and think the world should revolve around you because according to you, nothing is greater than yourself, and you're always right
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madferrett
    The first pic is Annabelle, my first husky. She went to live with my parents when I lived in campus apartments, and she's so spoiled there that I'll never get her back! She's still my dog when I there though, but my parents love her too much for me to take her back.

    The other pics are of our current dogs. We've had the Corgi (Rupert) for about 6 months now. We adopted Leah last weekend...we're not really sure what kind of breed she is.

    That last pic is way funny!

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    Here is Rocky the crazy mutt. We got him from the shelter the first week of March, he was 5 weeks old, the last of his litter, and was going to be put down the next day. We think he is about half Border Collie, and maybe some German Shepherd, or Husky, or Akita, or maybe some of each..haha
    He isn't quite a trail dog, we are working on his re-call and leash training. Hes definitely a runner though!


    This is what I came home to a couple weeks ago...


    This cannot be comfortable... He sleeps like this frequently.


    Probably me favorite picture of him ever, in the tub.



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    This is our 13 year old Jack Russell Rocky. We ride in Caledon Ontario. Rolling hills which are great for free riding. cross country and downhill. Rocky loves to discover new smells and flushing out vermin


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    This is Cooper, he's a 4 month old Chocolate lab. This was his first day at the trails.
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    Some puppy updates!
    Got him in swim training at mo its a bit hot for him so hes loving cooling down in the water plays fetch much more enthiusiastic after a dip!



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    Just riding a muddy trail. . ..

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    He runs along with me on most of my rides. Lives for the woods. (And his raquet ball).

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    This is our two year old Golden Doodle, Maggie. She is a great bike dog. Always runs off the back wheel or if I am just poking along she will trot beside me but never in front of me.
    We snowshoe these same trails in the winter and she loves that too.
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    Even at 5 weeks of age, Haley the Ridgeback showed some signs of being a runner.



    She likes the trails so far on short hikes (she is 12 weeks here).



    Just like her owner, she's a little unsure when it gets technical.



    A little sleepy from the hike?



    Really hoping she'll be a great trail dog one day!

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    Hey chickenlegs great looking dog always had soft spot or ridge backs shes a looker!

    Ya probably know this already but many don't be careful not to over run em when theyre young easy to do when youre on a bike, it can damage there legs and once mature can cause problems for her and you, best to let them tell you when theyre tired or keep an eye on the signs, normaly when they stop playing or start walking they have enough, the dog itself will never over exert the legs, but on bikes its easy to over run them or too hard

    I can't ride at mo so its just regular daily walks on beach and play time, keeps him happy and trim
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    My boy got to play with his best mate at the beach today so some quick shotz of todays fun!

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    If I got a dog, it would be so it could come ride with me.....is riding rough and long trails mean the dog will have joint issues always when they are older ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Playdeep
    If I got a dog, it would be so it could come ride with me.....is riding rough and long trails mean the dog will have joint issues always when they are older ?
    Yup exactly what my dog is for!

    Mostly depends on breed, but any dog like Humans needs to grow at its own pace, so feed right, not commercial c r a p, good deit,
    then when pups up until 16mths to0 2yrs let them determine what is too much or enough, while maintainig routines, disipline, at xercise etc so you have a trained dog,

    I can only walk at mo not ride so it works well for us, both of us are pretty shot after yesteray, but him running around with a dog nearly 2years and Jack can go all day wore him out allot
    [Jack to actually apparently he was asleep when his master got home]

    Maxxis he still stopped sat and waited lots they are signs hes taking it easy on himself and he runs around at his pace, swimming is good on the joints on low impact they love it
    and helps muscle recovery and development, I love a dog that can swim!

    On a bike however you don't realise at this age how hard you are pushing them and a short distance on a bike can be quite a distance and the pace even slow can be hard on them,
    they will want to please you but won't be able to control the pace, that is key.

    Be paitent and you wil have a healthy dog who will run for hours when hes of age and introduced properly,
    it will keep ya costs down he will be happy and love getting out on the trails, we walk some easy ones close to home so hes introduced to them so he gets the feel for the forest,
    and learns to stay close which he does without me having to do much either!

    Any breed needs this time from puppy to 16-18mths, its easy really we just think for some reason they have to behave like Humans theyre animals remember to think like them and all will be well,
    Vets are the only ones who do well but most don't want that to happen they care for dogs too but its cheap to own a dog if its looked after properly and you have a better relationship with it,
    you want a good trail dog not one that gets in others way or acts bady or has health problems.

    I think a cross breed is probably best but Im no Dog expert only from experience, weve alway had dogs, but Maxxis is my first dog of my own for awhile,
    I knew what I wanted and got lucky with timming and the breed.

    Hes a Lab cross with whippet in him hence the long legs and will run all day eventually, for riding I think ya need a breed who can handle more than a couple of hours,
    black may not be the best for hot summers, hopefully he will get used to it, we lucky we have some much water, lakes rivers beaches here in NZ so I can cool him down easily,
    but always carry water with me.

    I checked out the mum very important it gives you an idea of whats to come, his Dad was pure Lab and a big boy, mum was everything, but a nice looking dog, lean and tall,
    whippet dominance there, but some terrier in there somewhere as well, but Ive had a few breeders tell me he will be fast strong stay lean and have great endurance,
    plus the natue of the mum was very good and hes got a great nature, still has spirit but trainable, and very safe dog lots of energy but he won't bite anyone, he loves social activity dogs people, a nice trait!

    MIne had to be able to travel be a good companion as well as trail dog, fit any future plans etc!

    I think ya have to be clear on what you want before looking at a dog and going oh thats nice I'l have that, leave emotion out of the decision and make sure they have what it takes to be a good trail dog,
    I think thats where allot of owners go wrong then try to make something do something its not intended for bit like a bike, some great dogs in here though! some awesome picc's so hope that gives you some idea's!

    Cheers!
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    New puppy!

    His name is Marek and he's a 10 week old Borzoi. Managed to snap some pics before he retired for a mid-day siesta. (Excuse the humans.)

    Hopefully he'll make a great MTBdog!






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    Mojo Gearhound!

    Here is Mojo Gearhound, trail dog extraordinaire. It's hard to get good pictures of him on the trail because I'm lousy with action shots on my new camera. They're always blurry. So here is a slow trail shot and the other is on trail work day. He hasn't missed a trail work day since he was 12 weeks old.

    1/2 Border Collie and 1/2 Australian Shepherd, he is now 2 years old and almost fully trail trained. He is becoming a fixture at our local trails now. Herding breeds make excellent mountain biking dogs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcaino
    ... I don't think all dogs are cut out to be trail dogs, sometimes it can have something to do with the breed.....
    i can buy in to that!! i've got one heck of a lazy Mastiff. she spends more time snoring then playing & walking her is hard enough as it is


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    Come on ladies and gentlemen, let's see more of those dogs with passion. Here are some updated shots of Max on the trail.



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    Wish I could, only dogs I ride with are at a private property that allows riding close by. They have about 6 dogs and 2 of them will run with you the entire time. One of the best riding experiences of my life. I'll remember to get pics next time.
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    This is Moab. " Are you going to feed me are what?"

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    Gotta give my dog some props, and get some pics up. . . she crushed about 30 miles over the last few days. . .Kaya. . . 2 year old Chessie. . . She's always in second place, right behind the back tire. So good with bikes, if she hears you close behind her, shell throw the brakes on and jump off to the side (wish I could teach the hikers how to do that). I pretty much carry all my water for her. . . she loves it, gets back from the ride and goes right for the ball or bone to play fetch with back at home. Wouldn't trader her for the world.
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    I think dogs need to be bike/trail trained to be on the trail, come at a call without hesitation, very wary of bikes, etc. Just like hikers, riders, etc.

    Bottom line is the dog should be trained. Not to get distracted by Hilary the Hiker or Harry the Horse, or even Ricky Rattlesnake, just chase that back tire till it stops.

    Hit the f'in thing. . .they are tough and they learn damn quick.

    My dog learnt whilst riding to my right on a downhill section, sees a chipmunk to my left, goes for said chipmunk with no regard or knowledge of me or my bike and what it might do. Said dog gets run over by said bike. Tries it again once more for good measure and has never been hit or near an oncoming rider again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfisher1971
    your "lifestyle choice" of riding a mountain bike puts you at risk of serious injury or even death BY DEFAULT. what's the difference between a dog running loose on the trail and a rabbit? or a deer? or even another human being for that matter?
    a dog running loose on the trail off leash just gives you someone else to blame. a good rider rides under control, and has a pretty decent sense of what's going on around him. if you're flying blindly downhill and around corners with little to no concern for what may lie ahead, then its not the fault of anyone other than yourself if you hit someone, someone's pet or even a tree.

    Great point. !!!

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    Some great looking dogs added guy's gals keep em coming

    Ps Dogs don't trail trained unless they're running on trails, they gotta learn just like we do, ya don't get to be a better rider by training at home, respect both ways goes a long ways
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    well said

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    Definitely well said. I started out with Max on the local trail(not much biking activity) just walking off the leash when he was about 3-4 months. I made sure to keep him behind me while walking and started early with commands. Then eventually introduced the bike about a month ago and the transition was pretty seamless. Now he is 8 months and stays about two feet behind my rear wheel, on the drive side. We take it easy since he is still a young pup, so about 2 miles is all I let him go for. It really is enjoyable to have him out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onepivot
    Here is Mojo Gearhound, trail dog extraordinaire. It's hard to get good pictures of him on the trail because I'm lousy with action shots on my new camera. They're always blurry. So here is a slow trail shot and the other is on trail work day. He hasn't missed a trail work day since he was 12 weeks old.

    1/2 Border Collie and 1/2 Australian Shepherd, he is now 2 years old and almost fully trail trained. He is becoming a fixture at our local trails now. Herding breeds make excellent mountain biking dogs!
    This is my future riding companion. Also 1/2 Border Collie and 1/2 Australian Shepherd.
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    my vizsla during yesterday's ride... last day of our Indian Summer...


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    A short video of my cattle dog mix RUNNING!
    We go about 10 miles, and she loves every minute of it. I can't wipe the grin off my face when I see her going.

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    Its not Bubbles & me anymore. Its Bubbles & me and Buddy to!!
    Buddy is a 51 lb Beagle that can run all day.
    I have had him for about a year now and talk about full of piss and Vinager


    Nothing they like better then a good bike ride.

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    Just out for a quick run or an all day ride


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    Quote Originally Posted by chickenlegs
    Even at 5 weeks of age, Haley the Ridgeback showed some signs of being a runner.



    She likes the trails so far on short hikes (she is 12 weeks here).



    Just like her owner, she's a little unsure when it gets technical.



    A little sleepy from the hike?



    Really hoping she'll be a great trail dog one day!
    Awesome dog!

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    Here he is when he was about 8 weeks!

    By eallan, shot with iPhone at 2008-09-21
    He hasn't been around my bike yet, he's 4 months and two weeks old now. He's a handful!

    Love the ridgebacks though.
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    Good lookin Vizsla you got there Cooldaddy. Here's my boy Clive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eallan



    He hasn't been around my bike yet, he's 4 months and two weeks old now. He's a handful!
    Very cool. Any chance yours is from Winder, GA? Just asking because mine is also 18 weeks old.

    Haley went for a nice hike yesterday at Kennesaw Mountain, where some conferderates and Federals once had a good scrap. All went well until Haley barfed in the car on the way home.




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    Quote Originally Posted by chickenlegs
    Very cool. Any chance yours is from Winder, GA? Just asking because mine is also 18 weeks old.

    Haley went for a nice hike yesterday at Kennesaw Mountain, where some conferderates and Federals once had a good scrap. All went well until Haley barfed in the car on the way home.
    Nope (that i know of) got him in dallas, TX.

    Is yours a terrible nipper at this age? I can't wait for those adult teeth.

    My boy has been hiking around the trails here with me, he's wonderful, never runs too far away and keeps his manners. It's great. Haven't tried the bike yet.

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    Here's my Aussie mix playing tug of war with another dog at the dog park yesterday.
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    Lucy and her flying buddy Delilah. I wish Delilah could come out on the trails with us
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    This is my team at a recent race in Roslyn WA. We finished second in the 2 dog scooter class. Our time for 2.4 miles was 9':45". Mojo is in the lead and Seamus is bringing up the wheel. I am on a Blauwerk Sidewalker Downhill scooter.


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    This is my boy Max, hes a 6year old English Staffordshire Bull Terrier, unfortunately i cant take him with me when i go riding. So he hates the bikes, as soon as i get one out he cracks the shits and goes out the back and sulks.


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    I got my boy Maxxis fixed the other day [7mths old now, wow they grow fast] !

    Am feeling a bit guilty, took me awhile to bring myself to get it done to him, but he was not going to be bred, [as much as that is a boys job to do lol, seems wrong] will make him a better dog, the drugs have worn off and he's running around the yard like a loose goose, he's shaved around his used to be proud area, I'm sure he knows he's lost something and sorta in too minds about it all, gets his stitches out in 2 weeks!

    So well go a little easy on things not too easy but little less so no beach shots or swim shots today, he's getting so strong though!

    Some more great dogs posted, great thread guys/ gals
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    removed, pics didnt work... ill try again.
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    My trail dog Daly passed away last month. In 12 years he hiked all the N.E.- 4000'ers, ran untold miles of singletrack behind my bike, and never caused anyone to taste dirt. Whenever "bike" was uttered, cleats hit the floor, or a camelback filled he was pinned against the door, whining like he hadn't peed in a week... If ever in the way "move, stop, or power!" worked quite well.
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    Karma is powerful force, to those here expressing so much hate I must ask:
    If a rider ahead of you crashes on the trail, do you;
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    b) Be sure to nail 'em with the chainring before skidding over their body.
    c) Stop to ask if they're okay.
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    If (c) was not your immediate choice... then prepare for; his/her buds to thrash you good, be banned from the trail network, and be prosecuted for reckless endangerment. If it WAS a dog - cruelty to animals, a big fine, and an anger management course.
    Goodbye sweet new bike - Hello new prison *****...

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    Nice! saw a few more Vizslas here! Here is mine... (posted some puppy pics earlier when I first got him) Here he is at 3 1/2 months. No trail riding just yet. Vet says to wait a few more months untill his muscles and bones develope a bit more in order to prevent future health issues. Sorry for the poor quality pics, cant find the usb cable for my slr!





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