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    ^I should add that I am talking about light boned medium herding/working breeds. I have a friend who takes his chihuahua on 5-10 mile rides, however, and Chica loves it! I'm not advocating abuse or stupidity, but pups are designed to run with their pack from a very young age. Like I said about third hand advice from non-users...
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    Stella the Sammy

    Haven't posted here in a while. This girl loves trails, but requires some puppy grooming in the spring/summer to keep from overheating. Typical musher, she needs to be in front. This can be aggravating when other riders are around, especially Stravassholes. She's my inspiration and never says no to a ride, any weather or any time of day/night.

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    little frosty out today

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    Quote Originally Posted by tims5377 View Post
    Starting small and building slowly! Long and often is bad for pups, especially large breeds. Small breeds growth plates close more quickly also.
    This makes so much sense. Puppies and young dogs have an abundance of energy and no internal governor. They will literally run until they drop or are too injured to keep going. It's up to the owner to exercise commonsense and restraint.

    Vets are in the long game and care for dogs throughout their life spans; they see the kinds of problems later in a dogs life that arise from early over use.

    Also, there was a remark upthread about how dogs and wolves are evolved to run, so I checked in with google, because it does't make sense from an energy stand point to go at run speeds for long periods of time, but a walk or slow trot can be sustained all day.

    Here's a quote from wolfworlds.com:
    They [wolves] can run up to 35 miles per hour for short periods of time. This can be up to 20 minutes. Most of the time though they are found to move at a slow pace of about 5 miles per hour.
    For comparison, an average human walking speed is a bit over 3 mph.

    So for people taking their pups with them when they ride, the speed they are riding could be a factor in how good (or bad) it is for a young dog or puppy.

    Again, according to google, large breeds take around 15 months to mature; smaller breeds can hit maturity as early as 9 months.

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    Big scenery, fat tires, stumpy legs, long ears, still no snow

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    First ride outside of the driveway, a bit of mostly fireroad for a couple of miles out/back and a short ST section, she handled it beautifully, sat in front when I stopped to give her some water. Couldn't have asked for more, but find out for sure if any ground squirrels pop out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjmilin View Post
    ad but here's my trail dog - a siberian husky named Odin.
    Here's my Odin. He doesn't run very fast or go cycling though, he just sleeps and waits for me to return.

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    Someone call the ASPCA this dog is clearly abused

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    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Lola takin' a break today.

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    And waiting for dad to get ready lol.

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    some weird crazed desert dweller.

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    Eugene, that last shot is gold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    LOL
    Eugene, that last shot is gold.
    For a sec I thought he was biting on it. Lol cool shot!
    just get a bike and ride!

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    Ya she was getting bored waiting for me to finish a sausage biscuit

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    some weird crazed desert dweller.

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    LMAO Come on man, or I'm dragging the bike to the trail BTW, beautiful pup
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    And waiting for dad to get ready lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    LMAO Come on man, or I'm dragging the bike to the trail BTW, beautiful pup
    Thanks! She's a total goober too.
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    I used to have one that looked a lot like that:

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    Lived 15 years, which is good for a Golden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
    I used to have one that looked a lot like that:

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    Lived 15 years, which is good for a Golden.
    Wow even has the same crazy ears lol they could be twins! Yep 15 is real good, we lost our last Golden a little over a year ago at 15 also, she was a trooper until the very end. Awesome dogs.
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    My girls are too small to go running around the trail much, but they still have passion.
    Anytime they see the BOB trailer or their baskets, there's no getting them out of it no matter where it goes.
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    You've got to be kidding me, they're plenty big enough to put in at least a few miles, just ride at a pace to suit and take lots of rest stops. My little guy is only 28-30lbs, Corgy build, chest almost touching the ground and he used to do 3-5 miles of good trail with me, you might be surprised how much/far they can go if you give them the chance

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    My girls are too small to go running around the trail much, but they still have passion.
    Anytime they see the BOB trailer or their baskets, there's no getting them out of it no matter where it goes.
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    Night passion

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    My puppy is just a little over two years old. Yesterday was the first time I decided he was safe enough to go on our first bike ride together. I've never seen him so happy.

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    My puppy is just a little over two years old. Yesterday was the first time I decided he was safe enough to go on our first bike ride together. I've never seen him so happy.
    Yep, being off leash and running with their master is the best thing you could do for a dog. They really do live a longer life because they are happy instead of being cooped up or leashed for a walk around the block on occasion like unfortunately most dogs destiny is.
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    ^DJ, you hit the nail on the head. Dogs are so intelligent and joyful and capable, yet their masters think differently and condemn them to a life of boredom or worse. I remember your dog, the black and white bc/dobie mix, looked pretty happy in the pics I've seen. Always smile when I think of that pic with him behind your bike on a bridge.
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    She just keeps getting better riding off leash from day one! Starting to know trails and lead uphill now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsieb View Post
    ^DJ, you hit the nail on the head. Dogs are so intelligent and joyful and capable, yet their masters think differently and condemn them to a life of boredom or worse. I remember your dog, the black and white bc/dobie mix, looked pretty happy in the pics I've seen. Always smile when I think of that pic with him behind your bike on a bridge.
    Thanks, yeah, I think we as humans owning any pet itís our responsibility to make sure they enjoy life to itís fullest. Running them off leash is the least we could do. I understand most people just walk them around a block due to a busy life and time restraints. But everyone has some time off. That time should be spent driving to the closest desolate area and let them enjoy being off leash. Running free is in every dogs blood itís up to us to allow it at the very least on occasion. Nothing made Bandit happier than going off leash. No matter where I took him, if it made sense thatís how we rolled.

    SoCal_Jack, your pup is looking happy and content.
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    Dogs with Passion

    I met my wife when her lab was six, he is now my dog and is almost 14. I used to walk all over SF with him off leash and never have him on a leash on the trails. He is almost def now so I worry walking in town but on the trails he's the best. Still can go 4 miles a few times a week if its cold and I have water and snacks for him.
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    ^ And he likes beer.


    Great shot and itís good to hear he ended up in a good home.
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    He's pushing 14, but still can't wait to get out:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    ^Looks like a good one! Guarding your vintage? I guess I can't remember that far back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Thanks, yeah, I think we as humans owning any pet itís our responsibility to make sure they enjoy life to itís fullest. Running them off leash is the least we could do. I understand most people just walk them around a block due to a busy life and time restraints. But everyone has some time off. That time should be spent driving to the closest desolate area and let them enjoy being off leash. Running free is in every dogs blood itís up to us to allow it at the very least on occasion. Nothing made Bandit happier than going off leash. No matter where I took him, if it made sense thatís how we rolled.

    SoCal_Jack, your pup is looking happy and content.
    Sodog holds her leash and walks her self and no I did not teach her she just gathers the leash up and walks with us.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gooseberry1 View Post
    Sodog holds her leash and walks her self and no I did not teach her she just gathers the leash up and walks with us.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gooseberry1 View Post
    Sodog holds her leash and walks her self and no I did not teach her she just gathers the leash up and walks with us.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gooseberry1 View Post
    Sodog holds her leash and walks her self and no I did not teach her she just gathers the leash up and walks with us.


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    She is a great trail dog but does have a few screws loose but she has some big shoes to fill and I love her being my friend. Goose was one of a kind and did her job no questions asked.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gooseberry1 View Post
    She is a great trail dog but does have a few screws loose but she has some big shoes to fill and I love her being my friend. Goose was one of a kind and did her job no questions asked.


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    Good looking cattle dog, mine has a few loose screws as well but is a good dog majority of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gooseberry1 View Post
    She is a great trail dog but does have a few screws loose but she has some big shoes to fill and I love her being my friend. Goose was one of a kind and did her job no questions asked.

    Sorry for your loss but obviously another great pup from what youíve posted. Iíve seen other cattle dogs carrying their leash like that. I always thought it was a taught trick but it must be something in their breed that was taught generations back. Cattle dogs are one of the smartest breeds though, maybe they are just smart enough to catch on to the leash possibly snagging as it drags behind.
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    Sorry for your loss but obviously another great pup from what youíve posted. Iíve seen other cattle dogs carrying their leash like that. I always thought it was a taught trick but it must be something in their breed that was taught generations back. Cattle dogs are one of the smartest breeds though, maybe they are just smart enough to catch on to the leash possibly snagging as it drags behind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Sorry for your loss but obviously another great pup from what youíve posted. Iíve seen other cattle dogs carrying their leash like that. I always thought it was a taught trick but it must be something in their breed that was taught generations back. Cattle dogs are one of the smartest breeds though, maybe they are just smart enough to catch on to the leash possibly snagging as it drags behind.
    I think you are correct and she just does not like anything trailing her. I will get a video of her gathering it up itís kind of spastic.


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    Just had to put down my 13 year old Yellow, the day after my birthday no less. Bloat. He was in a bunch of pain and our wonderful vet was brave enough to tell us he wouldn't survive the surgery, so it made the decision easier. Great times with him, especially playing in the water and digging in the snow. We rescued a greyhound about 3 months ago, and she is an amazing beast, faster than any dog I have ever seen in my life, but also a huge snuggler. The only downside is that she must always be on a leash, so it changes how we play. She definitely has eased the transition, but hounds are very different than dogs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deuxdiesel View Post
    Just had to put down my 13 year old Yellow, the day after my birthday no less. Bloat. He was in a bunch of pain and our wonderful vet was brave enough to tell us he wouldn't survive the surgery, so it made the decision easier. Great times with him, especially playing in the water and digging in the snow. We rescued a greyhound about 3 months ago, and she is an amazing beast, faster than any dog I have ever seen in my life, but also a huge snuggler. The only downside is that she must always be on a leash, so it changes how we play. She definitely has eased the transition, but hounds are very different than dogs.
    Sorry for your loss!!! I have been through 9 different dogs in the past 15 years...all lived a good long life. All were rescues. Siberian Huskies and German Shepherds. It is the worst when they have to go. You are lucky to have the other guy there so that the house is not empty. Our last Shepherd passed in November, and we have had an empty place since we are not in the right position to bring a new guy in yet. First time in 20 years I have been without a dog...
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    Sorry for your loss! Good luck with your new buddy!

    Im also holding off on getting a dog, but maybe sooner than later.

    I had this guy for 15yrs. He was just the best dog!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    Sorry for your loss! Good luck with your new buddy!

    Im also holding off on getting a dog, but maybe sooner than later.

    I had this guy for 15yrs. He was just the best dog!
    Sweet looking guy...15 years is pretty good for any dog!

    this is Udo, our last Shepherd

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    was rescued from a farm where they were shooting at her...lived outside chained to a post; small box in a mud pit...bastards. I wanted to burn down their house when we nabbed her....
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    Quote Originally Posted by deuxdiesel View Post
    Just had to put down my 13 year old Yellow, the day after my birthday no less. Bloat. He was in a bunch of pain and our wonderful vet was brave enough to tell us he wouldn't survive the surgery, so it made the decision easier. Great times with him, especially playing in the water and digging in the snow. We rescued a greyhound about 3 months ago, and she is an amazing beast, faster than any dog I have ever seen in my life, but also a huge snuggler. The only downside is that she must always be on a leash, so it changes how we play. She definitely has eased the transition, but hounds are very different than dogs.
    Sorry for your loss. Same thing my 15 1/2 year old buddy died from. Although I didnít know he had twisted his stomach. Came home and he had passed away in his dog house. I knew he was sick but I thought it was from him eating some of cow pie on our walk the day before. Kills me knowing he was in misery for several hours.
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    Its amazing how much they add to one's live!

    DJ, that's tough! I found mine in my living room, and its something, I will never forget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sXeXBMXer View Post
    Sorry for your loss!!! I have been through 9 different dogs in the past 15 years...all lived a good long life. All were rescues. Siberian Huskies and German Shepherds. It is the worst when they have to go. You are lucky to have the other guy there so that the house is not empty. Our last Shepherd passed in November, and we have had an empty place since we are not in the right position to bring a new guy in yet. First time in 20 years I have been without a dog...
    Good for you for rescuing all those dogs and giving them the good life
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    Quote Originally Posted by sXeXBMXer View Post
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    was rescued from a farm where they were shooting at her...lived outside chained to a post; small box in a mud pit...bastards. I wanted to burn down their house when we nabbed her....
    I've posted her before but this is my GSD rescue, she was taken from an abusive breeder, she must have been abused during her imprinting period because she'll flinch whenever you touch her
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    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    I've posted her before but this is my GSD rescue, she was taken from an abusive breeder, she must have been abused during her imprinting period because she'll flinch whenever you touch her
    awesome dog...she looks pretty happy, and is lucky to have found you!!

    Ours was pretty shy for the first couple of years, and was SUPER food protective. We had to feed her away from the other dogs at first. She socialized pretty normally with dogs otherwise. Always got "the Shepherd Shakes" when it thundered (like all of my other GSD's). She would slink up to the bathtub and sit in there, with the most pathetic look on her face.

    When we got her, she had at least 20-30 pellets/bb's in her...10 around her head area. The vets said it would be too painfull and tedious to remove them, but she could have never passed through a metal detector..
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    Good for you for rescuing all those dogs and giving them the good life
    Sweet looking shepherd
    thanks man!!! I wish I could rescue them all...very frustrating part of our world for sure.

    When we first got her, we had her, 3 rescued huskies, and a rescued Australian Cattle Dog. It was a menagerie for sure, but sooo much fun! They were/are my kids.
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    awesome dog...she looks pretty happy, and is lucky to have found you!!

    Ours was pretty shy for the first couple of years, and was SUPER food protective. We had to feed her away from the other dogs at first. She socialized pretty normally with dogs otherwise. Always got "the Shepherd Shakes" when it thundered (like all of my other GSD's). She would slink up to the bathtub and sit in there, with the most pathetic look on her face.

    When we got her, she had at least 20-30 pellets/bb's in her...10 around her head area. The vets said it would be too painfull and tedious to remove them, but she could have never passed through a metal detector..
    That makes me hurt for her and makes me so angry at the same time...

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    deuxdiesel, my retired racing Greyhound lived to about 13 years, rescued him when he was appr. 2 1/2 years old- sweetest dog ever. Fast as hell when running and slow as hell when curled up on the couch, bed, chair, anywhere. He loved everybody and every dog he met. Great dogs. He loved going to dog beach in Ocean Beach here in San Diego. He'd get other dogs to run with him and then just sprint away. Then he'd do donuts until they caught up and then do it again and again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sXeXBMXer View Post
    Sweet looking guy...15 years is pretty good for any dog!

    this is Udo, our last Shepherd

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    was rescued from a farm where they were shooting at her...lived outside chained to a post; small box in a mud pit...bastards. I wanted to burn down their house when we nabbed her....
    Had a similar experience years ago with a Malamute puppy. Still wonder if the "people" in that house weren't better off gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHolc View Post
    That makes me hurt for her and makes me so angry at the same time...
    Quote Originally Posted by Forster View Post
    Had a similar experience years ago with a Malamute puppy. Still wonder if the "people" in that house weren't better off gone.
    yep...some "humans" don't deserve to be alive. I think the lowest coward abuses animals...as I mentioned in the post, if I could have gotten away with it and not gone to jail, I would have bolted the doors and windows shut and torched the house...it would have gone up pretty quickly...but I guess the best revenge was getting her out of there...
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    Today's ride, 6 miles for Lola, good girl!

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    some weird crazed desert dweller.

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    dusty bike...happy bike

    dusty dog...happy dog!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sXeXBMXer View Post
    dusty bike...happy bike

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    some weird crazed desert dweller.

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    Go Lola . .

    My brother and his girlfriend have a dog named Lola. Not much of a trail dog held back by her genes, sheís a Dachshund.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Go Lola . .

    My brother and his girlfriend have a dog named Lola. Not much of a trail dog held back by her genes, sheís a Dachshund.
    she could ride in a pannier bag, or a bar bag!! Get her a little helmet....
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    This 2 year old girl LOVES to ride. She has done 30 miles in a day. She starts going nuts if she can't run several times per week.

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    My bud patently waiting for me to get ready

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    Who is the tard that moved this thread after 11 years?!??!
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    Quote Originally Posted by socal_jack View Post
    Who is the tard that moved this thread after 11 years?!??!
    Needed to make room for all the spam threads.

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    I'm really sorry for your loss. Our little guy passed over a year ago and I still think of him. We got another whippet a few months after and yea, it really does help ease the pain. Greyhounds are awesome.. our whippet is somewhat similar and I'd love for him to follow me on some trails, but he'd probably get distracted by a squirrel and run off. He gets so excited when we walk him around our neighborhood and I'm on my bike..loves it.

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    Some stoke for my mutt "Keeper" who came within inches of biting a porcupine in the trail this morning - good boy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by socal_jack View Post
    Who is the tard that moved this thread after 11 years?!??!
    No shit, it belongs in Passion where itís always been.
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    Or at least rename it "Dogs with General Discussion".

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    Quote Originally Posted by David R View Post
    Or at least rename it "Dogs with General Discussion".
    So we are all in agreement that this thread needs to be returned back to the Passion forum where it has been happy for 11 years.
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    I told Sacha it had been moved, she was like....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    So we are all in agreement that this thread needs to be returned back to the Passion forum where it has been happy for 11 years.
    I was hoping they'd move everything to the Salsa forum, under Fargo. You laugh, but it makes as much sense as moving it to General Discussion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gooseberry1 View Post
    Sodog holds her leash and walks her self and no I did not teach her she just gathers the leash up and walks with us.


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    We have a guy in town who's pitbull does that. People called animal control, but the responding officer couldn't do anything because technically the dog was on a leash less than 6' long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by socal_jack View Post
    Who is the tard that moved this thread after 11 years?!??!
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    No shit, it belongs in Passion where itís always been.
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    Or at least rename it "Dogs with General Discussion".
    I don't know who moved it or why.

    I do know it was not me.

    I like the idea of Dogs with General Discussion.. lol
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    Dogs with General Passion Discussions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Dogs with General Passion Discussions.
    I think we need a new thread called "dispassionate dogs."
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Dogs with Passionately General views of Discussion.
    Dogs With Generally Disgusting Views Of Passion
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    I don't see a lot of passion here anymore, what with technical leash discussions and fearful whispers of puppies being ruined. Reminds me of modern child-rearing. Dogs are sensitive passionate creatures, but most get chained to a lame person and suffer boredom and abandonment... again, like modern children. Thanks for listening to my morning rant!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsieb View Post
    I don't see a lot of passion here anymore, what with technical leash discussions and fearful whispers of puppies being ruined. Reminds me of modern child-rearing. Dogs are sensitive passionate creatures, but most get chained to a lame person and suffer boredom and abandonment... again, like modern children. Thanks for listening to my morning rant!
    I feel like many of us are trying to avoid being that lame person with all of this discussion...
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    Dogs With Generally Disgusting Views Of Passion
    Dogs with underlying Passion for the obvious repeated topics in the General Discussion forum.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    I did one of the best things I can think of for my 7 y.o. boy -- got him a little sister. She has awoken his inner puppy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the one ring View Post
    I did one of the best things I can think of for my 7 y.o. boy -- got him a little sister. She has awoken his inner puppy.

    Awesome!
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    no passion here, move along, nothing to see

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    Quote Originally Posted by screamingbunny View Post
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    Pardon me for posting my since passed away buddy, again. Not just a best friend but an amazing trail dog. Bandit was half Doberman and half Border Collie, he took to trail running / riding naturally. Always on trail and inline with me in front or back. Ignoring all other leashed up dogs yanking their owners down the trail.

    Heís 10 years old here after a 4 mile run. Took all I had to get him to sit for the photo. I stopped near a stream to let him drink and rest and in just minutes he was whining for us to get moving again. Love that liittle guy. He passed away at 15.5 years old.

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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
    So many good dogs with bad dog owners
    Thanks!

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    ^^ That's awesome, mine passed 8 years ago and even though he wasn't a trail dog, he was awesome, and I still miss him! Nice combo DJ, Border Collies are amazing!!

    I'm very close to rescuing a dog, its been difficult due to life but I really want another dog, and I'm ready for one.
    just get a bike and ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    ^^ That's awesome, mine passed 8 years ago and even though he wasn't a trail dog, he was awesome, and I still miss him! Nice combo DJ, Border Collies are amazing!!

    I'm very close to rescuing a dog, its been difficult due to life but I really want another dog, and I'm ready for one.
    Sorry for your loss. Hard to believe itís been 6 years since Bandido passed.

    Good to hear youíll be getting another. Nothing better than giving a rescue a new lease on life to a loving home. Hope it comes to fruition for ya.
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    Thanks Klurejr for returning this thread back to Passion.

    Bring the dogs back!

    May I suggest making it a sticky over here. After an 11 year nothing but happy run, I think it deserves it.
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    Indeed, much of the passion in my 32 year mtb career has been stoked by my BC's! This is Roxxie, she will be 4 next month...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsieb View Post
    Indeed, much of the passion in my 32 year mtb career has been stoked by my BC's! This is Roxxie, she will be 4 next month...
    Beautiful pic! Great way to welcome The Dogs back to the Passion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Thanks Klurejr for returning this thread back to Passion.

    Bring the dogs back!

    May I suggest making it a sticky over here. After an 11 year nothing but happy run, I think it deserves it.
    Yes! Thank you Klurejr!! whoo hoo!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodo View Post
    My girls are too small to go running around the trail much, but they still have passion.
    Anytime they see the BOB trailer or their baskets, there's no getting them out of it no matter where it goes.
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    I have a removable Mountain Man rear rack with an attached basket for my chiweenie. He likes to run, too. But he is not trained for trail, and would get himself into a lot of trouble if he weren't closely supervised. He loves to ride along. I've only had him for a about a year, and he is over 6 years old. Plus, in our area of the country, we've huge rattlesnakes, alligators, and the like. It's somehow easier to teach a larger dog trail manners. Though my 15 year old Boston Terrier has too many health problems for anything other than a quick run followed by a long rest. Nice set-up.
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    The dog and the bike are both perfect. That's an Advocate Heyduke? Love it. And I assume that is some type of collie? My first dog was a border collie. Miss her.
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    Not my dog, but a friendís. She is such a sweetheart and pretty good on the trail.

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