Dogs with Passion

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  • 11-26-2008
    froth14
    some shots of my shepherd



  • 11-26-2008
    tao
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    Max is Isis's twin.
  • 12-16-2008
    ncfisherman
    Trying to keep it alive...
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    Unfortunately Max and I haven't been out to the trail lately.
  • 12-16-2008
    paingold
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ncfisherman
    Trying to keep it alive...

    Unfortunately Max and I haven't been out to the trail lately.

    Great photo.
  • 12-16-2008
    rabidweasel999
    Marek's getting older!

    10 weeks old in last pic, now weighs 44 pounds at 16 weeks.

  • 12-17-2008
    beefa69
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    Hey guys, great thread

    Here are my two boys and the simply love hitting the trails with the wife and I.
    The Jack Russell is Kobi and the Beagle is Diesel.

    Kobi isnt the fastest dog out there (with such little legs) but can and will go forever.
    Diesel is fast, but is done after about 8 kms and lets you know that he's done.

    If Im heading out for a serious ride I have to leave them behind and they do an excellent job of making me feel guilty every time I do.


    Sorry no trail pics... first couple are the boys when they were young.

    And the pic of Diesel and the kitten...I found 3 kittens dumped in the bush so brought them home so I could find a home for them. The dogs fell in love with the kittens and were a quite disappointed that we gave them away.
  • 12-17-2008
    jroland
    my dog loves going on rides with me she enjoys it so much
  • 12-17-2008
    LyNx
    So question to all you guys and gals out there with short legged dogs (under 10" long). How do they keep up on the trails? How far can they go? I'm curious as I don't think my little guy will get too much bigger :skep: the vet said maybe 30-40 lbs and he's 17 right now, so I figure if they're right he'll have about 10" front legs and wonder how far will he be able to go.

    FYI took him out for the first time Sunday for 2.25 miles and he seemed to do fine, although I had to go quite slow as his little legs just couldn't carry him that fast. Legs measure about 7" right now from under chest to ground on his front - just a little bigger than your avg Jack Russle.
  • 12-17-2008
    jcaino
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by LyNx
    So question to all you guys and gals out there with short legged dogs (under 10" long). How do they keep up on the trails? How far can they go? I'm curious as I don't think my little guy will get too much bigger :skep: the vet said maybe 30-40 lbs and he's 17 right now, so I figure if they're right he'll have about 10" front legs and wonder how far will he be able to go.

    FYI took him out for the first time Sunday for 2.25 miles and he seemed to do fine, although I had to go quite slow as his little legs just couldn't carry him that fast. Legs measure about 7" right now from under chest to ground on his front - just a little bigger than your avg Jack Russle.

    My lil guy is a bit taller (I'd say his legs are about 12" long) and he's a Beagle/Dob/Lab/Collie Mix. I've had him out for 10 miles through the woods with few minute breaks here and there - and he'll still be wound up after a 10-15 minute drive home. Having said that, it depends on your dog and breed. Jack Russels are pretty high-energy and can probably go for a while but due to the short legs would need more frequent breaks.
  • 12-17-2008
    beefa69
    I usually take the guys out with the wife and make it a cruisy ride, so I dont really hammer. The only place the little guy cant keep up is on any fast descents and for those I normally back it off a bit so he can stay within sight. For everything else he sits about a foot off the back wheel the whole way, though every now and then he, or the beagle will take lead, pin the ears back and go hell or leather as long as Im behind him calling him on.

    Distance wise he will go 10km - 12km (or about 8 miles) no problems and I make sure I take a few rests along the way for them to catch their breathe.... For a small dog, Jacks are absolute machines when it comes to endurance...

    The Jack will take water if i squirt it from a bottle, the Beagle I carry a small plastic bowl in the camelback. If its going to be a ride of about 10km+ I also take some food in the form of dried fruit (apples apricots etc) which they love and stops them from bonking.

    Most of the trails we ride have water in the form of creeks, rivers or pools so I dont mind taking a short break and letting them cool off. They seem to get a huge boost from cooling down as well.
  • 12-18-2008
    LyNx
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    Thanks for the feedback guys, bout what I figured he might be able t do when he reaches full size. He really amazes me right now in that he'll run as said about a 1ft behind with no worries or if we slow to a walk he'll come alongside, but he won't easily go infront.

    I've attached a pic of him if that helps anyone. He definitely doesn't have Jack Russle in him, maybe somehow Lab or Golden Retriever 'cause he absolutely loves an water he comes across and dives right in. That's a WTB PureV in the 1st pic and the tiles in the 2nd pic are 13"x13".
  • 12-18-2008
    rabidweasel999
    Haha... love his ears!
  • 12-18-2008
    mikebmiller@gmail.com
    Here's my Leopard Shepherd Mr. Reese playing frisbee tug-of-war at the dog park in Greenville (SC) a few weeks back. I was told when we got him that he is an Australian Shepherd/Katahoula Leopard Dog mix. He is the goofy looking brown/black/tan/white curly haired looking mutt. He can run like noboby's business and loves to bury himself in a creek when we stop for a break.





  • 12-18-2008
    mikebmiller@gmail.com
    Here's my Aussie mix Reese at the dog park playing Frisbee tug-of-war.

  • 12-18-2008
    cooldaddy
    your dog is growing fast, looks good :thumbsup:

    before you know it he'll be old enough to go on the trail :)

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ReD_tomato
    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!



  • 12-25-2008
    greenz
    Any tips to train my dog to ride the trail with me off lead ? I worry about her wondering off or leaving my side to go hunt squirrels . She knows basic obedience but is still very much a puppy and gets crazy about chasing squirrels .
  • 12-25-2008
    greenz
    <a href="http://s217.photobucket.com/albums/cc203/zahararaks/?action=view&current=CIMG0438.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc203/zahararaks/CIMG0438.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
    zandy a labradoodle
  • 12-25-2008
    Jaybo
    My dog is goofy!
    Here she is on Christmas almost sleeping in the back yard. She is nuts! She thinks she is a Husky. We go for miles...and she loves it. I'm careful on downhills to not blow out her joints. She is a 2-year-old Golden Retriever.

    Jaybo
  • 12-31-2008
    proxy
    Great dog shots in this thread!
    Here is my dog ready for the downhill after all the climbing :D
    At 120 pounds, he prefers to cruise slow and steady,
    which tends to work out well if I take him on short technical climbing rides.
    Otherwise he's more of a day hike dog.
  • 12-31-2008
    greenz
    I went out for a ride with my girl yesterday , wow she got it fast . We walked to the park her on lead by my bike if she got to close to the bike i bumped her with the front tire and said watch out . So when we got to the trail I let the lead out long , about 15 feet and got on the bike , said lets go and she looked up at me and the bike like what? we started slow and she stayed by my side like on the walk down , so i pulled the lead off, left her choke chain on so i could grab her if needed to . no problems she crossed in front of the bike a few times and i just bumped her with the tire lightly and yelled watch it ! She did not even look at the other riders or walkers . We only did 3 1/2 miles at a slow pace .I hope to get her up to a 16 mile trail ride . And she got the drinking from the camel back hose on the first try and barked at me when she wanted a drink .
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  • 12-31-2008
    Drew K.
    This is my 2 year old golden.

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  • 12-31-2008
    Alumni
    No Jaybo...your dog is Happy!
  • 12-31-2008
    trailadvent
    Not many cool photos lately we been doing a bit but not much with the camera, a few swims at the beach and walks around the farm! chasing cows he loves the farm animals thinks they are pals to play with, the animals don't know what to make of him, they know hes no threat, more intrigued by him, but wary, hes such a goof ball, wonders on up then runs around at 100 miles an hour!

    First pic a friend used that and got it framed and gave it to me as a Xmas presie so that was pretty cool very nice my bestest presie!














    More updated picc's here from today! 2009 1st of the 1st yeahaaaaaaaaa

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...31#post5230231
  • 01-02-2009
    trailadvent
    a wee vid from 2day his hourly work out to the john! HNY:D

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  • 01-02-2009
    Cygnus
    not really a true statement
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GpzGuy
    Not really a true statement for the Western US. There are of course National Parks within national forrests.

    sorry, but this is not the case. national forests are administered by the US forest service, part of the department of agriculture. nationa parks are administered by the US park service, which is in the department of interior.

    each agency has separate objectives in land management and conservation. geographcially, national parks are not specifically located inside of national forests. national parks and forests are scattered throughout the nation.

    national parks are sometimes more restrictive than national forests, but some land in national forests is very restricted (e.g., wilderness areas in national forests). rules for bikes, motorized vehicles, dogs, etc. are often established locally.
  • 01-02-2009
    pedalitup
    I always wondered how many foreclosures happened because of (wo)mans overpowering need to domicile hir "best friend". . .

    The first doggy that follows me home from the trail gets to stay, till then I'm happy to mind my own business as it were.

    Thanx for the great pix, I love YOUR dogs!
  • 01-02-2009
    Solohopper
    We picked up a German Shorthaired Pointer tonight.






    My Yellow Lab hasn't warmed up to her yet. I think she's actually afraid of her.





    We still need to pick a name that starts with S. Wife likes Snickers or Skittles. I like Sage or Sona. Kids haven't really said what they like yet.
  • 01-02-2009
    trailadvent
    What a we bundle of cute, ya don't realise how small till ya c it to the big lab, gurls are always jealous of a new chick on the block even when they say they aren't, she'll settle though, very cool!

    Good trail Dogs there! congrats :cool:
  • 01-14-2009
    ThePinkBarron
    I havent been in touch with the forums lately so I appologize, since I have left, we adopted 2 rescue dogs, one a golden retriever one a beautiful rotty pup. We did however lose my 7 month old border collie to a very tragic accident. Just the other day we went and picked out a Australian cattle dog puppy. So that brings our puppy total up to, 1 wolfdog, 1 Rotty, 1 Golden, 1 Cattle Dog. We need more people to ride with.


    Quin, was a service dog placed horribly wrong the child beat him, he loves to ride, rain or shine

    Max, was a little to destructive for a 1 bedroom apartment (duh) He isnt such a fan of riding yet but he loves to play with Raffi the wolfdog

    And this is Ozzy, I am almost certain he will be up for marathon like rides, cattle dogs have more stamina than any dog I have met outside of the husky. (he is only 5 weeks old right now so we dont get him for a little while) Sorry for the crappy photo I took it, not matt.


    Raffi the wolf puppy, she loves living here in Maine, plenty of land to run on, she is a great personality, and listening to her howl at night is so relaxing.

    Aila may she rest in peace

    So yes our 5 bedroom house is quickly filling not with people but with animals. but its okay, more news since we have taken a leave from the forums. We are getting married!
  • 01-14-2009
    Lev
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ThePinkBarron
    I havent been in touch with the forums lately so I appologize, since I have left, we adopted 2 rescue dogs, one a golden retriever one a beautiful rotty pup. We did however lose my 7 month old border collie to a very tragic accident. Just the other day we went and picked out a Australian cattle dog puppy. So that brings our puppy total up to, 1 wolfdog, 1 Rotty, 1 Golden, 1 Cattle Dog. We need more people to ride with.



    Man, that is a beautiful Golden! Nice score on the rescue! I'm hoping to add a Golden to my team as well. Right now my Aussie is keeping me busy. Cheers
  • 01-14-2009
    ThePinkBarron
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Lev
    Man, that is a beautiful Golden! Nice score on the rescue! I'm hoping to add a Golden to my team as well. Right now my Aussie is keeping me busy. Cheers

    Thanks! he knows a list of 85 commands, its kind of nuts to be honest, he was meant to be a friend for some disabled kid, someone to help him focus and learn to care for something, and the kid goes and beats him, took us a good while to get him to warm up to us, but now he is very social everyone on the trails love him because he is so well behaved, he runs faithfully in between Matt and I, never to either side nor in front. I worry some about the joint problems goldens are notorious for so we have been taking it pretty easy with him.
  • 01-14-2009
    Rez
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ThePinkBarron
    Thanks! he knows a list of 85 commands, its kind of nuts to be honest, he was meant to be a friend for some disabled kid, someone to help him focus and learn to care for something, and the kid goes and beats him, took us a good while to get him to warm up to us, but now he is very social everyone on the trails love him because he is so well behaved, he runs faithfully in between Matt and I, never to either side nor in front. I worry some about the joint problems goldens are notorious for so we have been taking it pretty easy with him.


    sorry for your loss. been there and it sucks

    good luck with the new kids
  • 01-17-2009
    playpunk
    Rescued
    This is our little(ish) beagle/pointer/pitbull? mix Stella.

    She is full of piss and vinegar - loves to run, chase her ball, and try to solve problems. She's a great little dog we adopted from the local pound, and we think she was just a couple of days away from doom.



    She's done 16 miles of trail running in a day so far, and I'm hoping to train her to follow me on the MTB this spring. I don't think that will be much of a problem, though.

    We were at Coopers Rock last weekend, a local state forest, and my wife and I were heading out for a run hot on the trail of a group of guys on bikes. Stella was barking and whining, and looking over her shoulder at us. We think she wanted to go and find the guys on bikes.



    Tons of energy, love, and affection from this dog.
  • 01-17-2009
    HoosierBuddy
    Photo from 5-6 years ago:

  • 01-17-2009
    Hopping_Rocks
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by playpunk
    This is our little(ish) beagle/pointer/pitbull? mix Stella.

    I think Stella could beagle beagle/pit bull mix. Her face looks a lot like my parent's dog Lucy who is a beagle/pit bull mix. Here are two pictures of Lucy so you can compare how they look.



  • 01-17-2009
    playpunk
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Hopping_Rocks
    I think Stella could beagle beagle/pit bull mix. Her face looks a lot like my parent's dog Lucy who is a beagle/pit bull mix. Here are two pictures of Lucy so you can compare how they look.

    We really have no idea. We *think* she has some pointer in her because she has longish legs. She definetly has the well-defined musculature of a pit bull, but pointers and other hunting dogs have similar characteristics. Whatever she is, she's high-energy, smart, and affectionate.
  • 01-17-2009
    davec113
    I thought Dalmation at first sight...
  • 01-17-2009
    Margaritaman
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by hammerdog
    Our time for 2.4 miles was 9':45".

    :eek: Hang on brudda! Too friggin' cool.
  • 01-17-2009
    Barkleyfan
    I get the LOOK what dodn't take them with me on the trail




  • 01-18-2009
    Tackhammer
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    My other Passion - Boxers!!
    Their passion is sleeping though, mostly!
  • 01-26-2009
    catnash
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    So many beautiful dogs, I'm very proud of this thread that there are others out there who love riding with dogs. I did have a few really nice ones recently, but too big to download.
    I have done two recent night rides soon with them and I love night riding and so do they I prefer day riding with them because I can see their expression better.

    So here's a pic of Millie after last nights ride
  • 01-26-2009
    runbuddha
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    You'll notice a slight depletion of Passion in the pics
  • 01-26-2009
    bigworm520
    Here are a couple of our new girl Kenda. No bike rides yet but I have already been taking here out on hikes and to a few bikes races which she loves so looks like the start of something good.

  • 02-01-2009
    ThePinkBarron



    Ozzy once again, this time better photos.
  • 02-02-2009
    Brown_Teeth
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    Mines just over a year and ready for the trails soon. extremely fast and lean, for now loads of beach training:thumbsup:
  • 02-03-2009
    ttowry
    my dog minds me and behaves really well when he is with me. but if we are going on a ride with a large group i don't bring him because i don't want everyone to feel as if they are going to have to try to avoid him
  • 02-03-2009
    2calif
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    Buddy
    Supposedly Buddy is a Pitbull-Beagle mix, but this is left unconfirmed. He does have the jaw of one and the ears of the other...

    Despite countless occasions with him on the trails here in the NW, Buddy has yet to be documented in action. The time will come, the time will come. In the meantime, apply imaginations deliberately.
  • 02-06-2009
    BarkerDome
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    Future trail dog
  • 02-08-2009
    BLS439
    I did it...not named yet but she's 12 weeks of fun and energy!







  • 02-08-2009
    Brown_Teeth
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    Dogs are gud ;)
  • 02-08-2009
    smittie61984
    I love taking my dog on the trails. He loves it too. What's weird is when I ride around my front yard he goes nuts trying to herd my bike, but as soon as we hit hte trails he sticks to the trails. He even knows my prefered routes and leads by about 20ft or so. Once I get a helmet came I'll get a vid of him going down some super twisty and fast downhill sections. He'll go full tilt.

    I do have on a pretty good verbel leash. A whistle or clicking noise I can make with my mouth can stop him from doing anything. If I say "Go" he moves faster and if I say "Keep moving" he'll go right past any dog that is on the trail.

    Now I know a lot of people complain about dogs on the trails. But often those seem to be the same people who I think would only consider a trail "Good" if someone took a paver through there and painted it like dirt to make themselves feel outdoorsy but not suffer the roots, rocks, or dirt that comes with the territory. And I've had more close calls with unleashed deer than I have unleashed dogs. Infact I got bit by a walker's leashed dog while riding a few months back. Which makes it pretty clear that we need to leash the walkers.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/atlantasmittie84/3264705935/" title="Break time by Atlanta Smitty84, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1255/3264705935_e1af3fb2ac_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Break time" /></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/atlantasmittie84/2538843261/" title="Riley taking a break by Atlanta Smitty84, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2222/2538843261_0f58d4eebe.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Riley taking a break" /></a>
  • 02-08-2009
    Bob the Wheelbuilder
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    Holly was our best trail dog, now she's gone to doggy heaven.

    Buddy and Buster are our two dogs now, but they mostly get walked. It looks like they're trying to kill each other, but they are just playing. Buster sleeps funny.

    The last picture is of a Visla mix a friend owns. She's definitely got bike passion.
  • 02-09-2009
    LyNx
    Ah Bob, you give me hope for my little short legged friend ;) So far the furthest I've taken him is about 3 miles, but planning on soon extending that to about 4.5-5 miles. I make sure and give him 3 or 4 rests on the trip out and same on the way back and he seems fine, BUT, not sure why, but when we're out on the trail he doesn't seem to want to drink, any time I pull the water bottle for him he scoots away. The bottle is basically for him since I don't need water for the easy 3 miles I take him on and he drinks from it fine when out other places, but for some reason just doesn't on the trail running :???: I think maybe he gets water from all the pools/puddles he splashes in ;)
  • 02-09-2009
    RichBeBe
    Not my dog, but I love riding with Luda, and he loves the jumps
  • 02-11-2009
    Barkleyfan
    More Dog passion
    Had a warm spell the last few days. Went from 10 degrees to 45 degrees, to 60 degrees, just like that. Went from having snow up to my hubs, to mud. So I took the dog out.



    Discovered some blockage


    Forgot how nice it is to have Mans Best Friend out on the trail with me. But it hasn't been dog-friendly outside for months now;

  • 02-11-2009
    smittie61984
    This is an epic thread!!! I've been looking through it and have been loving it to death.

    I really couldn't imagine going through life without a dog. They are just damn awesome animals. Not owning a dog could only leave one empty cause they are really good creatures.

    Unfortunately out here in the southeast dogs on trails don't get a warm reception. I don't care though and will keep on rocking my dog out no matter what. No way, no matter how fit I get, I can't go on a 10-15mile run. My dog does that with me on my mountain bike hauling balls without it even phasing him.
  • 02-11-2009
    mikebmiller@gmail.com
    My pup just got his own facebook page:

    http://apps.facebook.com/dogbook/profile/view/5908878

    He is better with computers than I am:)
  • 02-12-2009
    trailadvent
    Great to see the Dogs still trucking along!

    We started an obediance class a few weeks ago and having lots of fun meeting new dogs and owners!

    We got out on the trails in the weekend he had a few DH runs,me walking him running and swimming in the creek hes a fish/otter loves the water especially since its so warm here at mo! some pics!

    Theres a DH track in here somewhere, its a hot day 30 plus celcius and 100% humidity



    4C Compound is hooking up great in the corners

    A hot Maxxis, still wet from the creek


  • 02-15-2009
    subydoo
    Trait Loves to Run
    Adopted the little guy from the Oregon Humane Society, he had major problems with attitude and hanging around. We slowly introduced him to trail riding, and he is now perfect. He is only 24 pounds and all Jack Russell Terrorist. He has run 31 miles, some walking in there, and does not seem to ever get tired. Now anytime he sees the bike or the biking shorts he goes ape*@#!. This is him chasing me down the Siouxan Trail in SW Washington.


    http://link.brightcove.com/services/...ctid9437366001
  • 02-15-2009
    LyNx
    Hey TA, that pup of your sure is growing fast :thumbsup: Looks like the makings of a great trail companion.
  • 02-15-2009
    _tom_
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by subydoo
    Adopted the little guy from the Oregon Humane Society, he had major problems with attitude and hanging around. We slowly introduced him to trail riding, and he is now perfect. He is only 24 pounds and all Jack Russell Terrorist. He has run 31 miles, some walking in there, and does not seem to ever get tired. Now anytime he sees the bike or the biking shorts he goes ape*@#!. This is him chasing me down the Siouxan Trail in SW Washington.


    http://link.brightcove.com/services/...ctid9437366001

    Reminds me of my dog with the bell. That's a DPS (Dog Positioning System). Your dog has more cowbell though!
  • 02-16-2009
    92SE-R
    Love this thread. Keep it coming. Can some of you PM me some training tips on how to get my 5month old Belgian Malinois started as a trail dog? I don't have him off leash yet so tips on that are appreciated as well. Thanks!
  • 02-16-2009
    smittie61984
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 92SE-R
    Love this thread. Keep it coming. Can some of you PM me some training tips on how to get my 5month old Belgian Malinois started as a trail dog? I don't have him off leash yet so tips on that are appreciated as well. Thanks!

    Well the best tip I can give is to have your dog extremely disciplined. You need him on a strong verbal leash. I just have to whistle and my dog stops to look behind to see what I want. Even though he is a border collie and wants to chase anything that takes off, (Deer, Rabbits, Squirles, etc) I just have to whistle and he'll stop right in his tracks. Spend all the time in the world with your dog. Let him sleep in your bed, go on car rides, etc. Take him to dog parks and practice keeping him disciplined out there. Basically you want him to associate being with you as FUN and they'll go into hell with you without a second thought. Plus they'll do whatever they can to make you happy to keep that happy life htey have. Dogs are great and truly man's best friend if you treat them right.

    The running aspect. If you can outlast your dog, then you could probably ride the entire Tour De France without stopping and have no business wasting your awesomeness here.
  • 02-16-2009
    coachjon
    man, what a great thread! my wife and i are buying a house this spring and look forward to getting a doggie to train to ride with us:)
  • 02-16-2009
    subydoo
    DPS thats a good one
    The little guy likes to wander when we stop, He definitely has more energy than me. If we try to sneak off, here comes the bell.
  • 02-17-2009
    rugbyred
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    Best Thread ever
    Keep this thread alive.
    Everyone has some great looking dogs.
    I am hoping to get Zinzan out on some rides this season as he will be two and ready to go running (Rottweiler's need to wait to their bodies mature).
    Here are a few pics.
    The first one is me and the missus taking him skiing.
    Second and third are when he is hanging with his girlfriend. My parents rescued her from a puppy mill. She had many litters but no more. She is such a sweety.
    The fourth picture was the day we brought him home with stops at a mountain bike race (he learned to drink from a camel back on Day 1) and then to a rugby game.
    The last three are when he is calm. We needed to act quickly to get those!
    We have brought him snow shoeing this year which he loved.
    Can you tell I love him!

    Eric
  • 02-17-2009
    smittie61984
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mikebmiller@gmail.com
    My pup just got his own facebook page:

    http://apps.facebook.com/dogbook/profile/view/5908878

    He is better with computers than I am:)

    My dog set himself up a myspace. Apparently he's a little myspace ho. You ought to see all the "*****es" on his page.

    http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...endID=42452850
  • 02-19-2009
    dlbennett
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    Molly, our 7 month old Catahoula Leaopard mix........
    Not a mountain biking dog yet, but she loves to hike with us. Her are some pictures, she is a little bit bigger now....













  • 02-19-2009
    enewman
    Very beautiful animals everyone! Thanks for the pics and keep them coming!
  • 02-19-2009
    carter1
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    This is Tsali, he's a 5 year old French Brittany. My past riding buddies were Pointers. Gotta love bird dogs, they can run forever and typically have no aggression.
    c
  • 02-19-2009
    RaveOn
    I just went through all 15 pages and I'm left with a big smile. Thanks!
  • 02-20-2009
    tashi
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by froth14
    some shots of my shepherd



    With all these great dogs I didn't think I'd be able to pick a fave, but that was it! Very sweet lookin dog. I think that the little "eyebrow" marks above the eyes add so much expression to a dog - I think that's part of my little guy's secret as well:



    He's what I like to call a "reserve special": you know, whatever is horny and running free on the reserve at the time. I figure he's shepherd/doberman/lab/...
    He's 8 now, and as fast as ever. OK, not as fast as ever. He used to spend a four hour ride wrestling with another dog, usually over a stick they were both holding on to, each of them facing different directions. Pretty funny watching the one dog try to maintain bike pace while running bcakwards attached to a stick!
    He got super stiff for a few days last spring and I got a little worried that his riding days may be numbered, but he actually started to pace himself on the rides a bit! He also started swimming this year which I think might help as well, stretching out and cooling the soft tissues a bit right at the end of the ride a la post workout an ice bath.
  • 02-21-2009
    hammerdog
    This is my team at Frog Lake near Mt Hood Oregon last month. That is Mojo in the lead and Seamus in the wheel position.

  • 02-22-2009
    ThePinkBarron

    Ozzy once again, we have started him on avalanche rescue training, he is taking very well to it.
  • 02-23-2009
    crashtestdummy
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    The Z Monster had her 6 month birthday Saturday, so I took her out for her first ride. Once she got over the desire to herd me she did great. We went 4.5 miles and it took us about 2 hours (beef jerky breaks and photo shoots). For some reason she wasn't too interested in drinking from my hydration pack.
  • 02-24-2009
    XC Dawg
    I love dogs, but I think it's inconsiderate of anyone to let their pets loose in a public place (that goes for mtbers and runners/hikers etc)
  • 02-24-2009
    Lev
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by XC Dawg
    I love dogs, but I think it's inconsiderate of anyone to let their pets loose in a public place (that goes for mtbers and runners/hikers etc)

    Are you deliberately trying to sound like a troll? Or is that just the way you are?
  • 02-24-2009
    rugbyred
    I am about to go and make some popcorn. Does anybody want some?
    Eric
  • 02-24-2009
    XC Dawg
    if pointing out something that irks me on every ride makes me a troll, then so be it
  • 02-24-2009
    subydoo
    Every Ride?
    Maybe you should relocate.

    Or get further from the soccer moms...
  • 02-24-2009
    Lev
    Agreed
  • 02-24-2009
    Lev
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by XC Dawg
    if pointing out something that irks me on every ride makes me a troll, then so be it

    Dude, this is a mountain biking website, in a passion forum, regarding a dog stoke thread. You even have the word "dawg" in your name. Why do you feel it is necessary to sound like a Debbie Downer? You gotta see the irony in that...
  • 02-24-2009
    bigworm520
    Here are a couple more of Kenda at 4months.
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    This is her with her cousin Jade (Bull Mastiff).
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  • 02-27-2009
    CaliforniaNicco
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    Macey, my corgi...Attachment 436127
  • 02-28-2009
    fux
    I only ride alone with my dog, so I havn`t got any good pics.

    As soon as the snow clears, I`ll get my wife to run round with us and a digicam..





    Kasper is a 2 year old Dalmatian..... Calm and collected indoors, a nutter outdoors but hes good around the bike.

  • 02-28-2009
    Fenech627
    Awesome dogs in this thread!!!!!

    I'll be able to contribute to this thread once I move out of the rents house. No dogs allowed :-( First dog I am going to get is an Australian Shepherd.
  • 03-01-2009
    Yuengling
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Judd97


    I'm not allowed to take our dog on bike rides, but do these count? :)

    Those are foxes.
  • 03-01-2009
    fux
    You`re sharp..... :D
  • 03-02-2009
    crashtestdummy
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Fenech627
    Awesome dogs in this thread!!!!!
    First dog I am going to get is an Australian Shepherd.

    Fun dogs, my Aussie Collie on Saturday's ride, loving life in a water hole.
  • 03-02-2009
    jfk
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    Akira
    I don't have any MTB pictures of Akira on this computer, so that will wait. Here are some other passion pictures.

    I do have some video of her biking that I need to get posted. I still ride her with a leash while mountain biking, slow down hill riding for me. Thankfully she has learned that I need the easy line more then she does on the uphills. She gets walked 2 miles by bike every morning. Another 2 to obidence once a week, and 8 miles round trip in a dog specific bike trailer to agility training once a week (She get's bored on the pavement and slows to about 8 mph and that too slow to get to class, I can pull the trailer at 11, pulling a 24lb trailer and a 35 border collie mix is like riding up hill for 4 miles each way, it gets rough).

    The picture of her leg wrapped around my leg is our first rappell together, so she was very nervous. She's a lot better about it now.

    "I think I see a lizard to chase"
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    I'll try to get some other more bike related pictures up in the near future.
  • 03-02-2009
    chickenlegs
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jfk
    The picture of her leg wrapped around my leg is our first rappell together, so she was very nervous. She's a lot better about it now.

    Dude that is nuts!! :) Didn't know there were folks out there repelling with their dogs.
  • 03-07-2009
    J-Bone
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rutkiller
    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.

    JAWZ competition frisbees are nuke proof
  • 03-07-2009
    hellocook
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    depends on the weather. kentucky is fine for 1 (when hot or with longer downhills)- 3h (when cold and rainy ...), of course only technical trails - he does not bother fireroads and similiar stuff.

    here my everyday biking body kentucky. pretty popular with the crowd, my impression is nobody would bother if i don't make it but everybody would be missing kentucky ...

    goes bunkers as well when he hears BIKING!

    Attachment 438000
  • 03-07-2009
    smittie61984
    That dog repelling is nuts!!!
  • 03-07-2009
    hellocook
    xxx
  • 03-07-2009
    sime


    tiki on our canoe trip last summer. 8 days, over 100km paddled and portaged.....

    we don't have any of her on a bike ride, she's always too busy having fun to stop for a photo-op
  • 03-21-2009
    Whason
    I love that pic of peekaboo. Absolutely hilarious.
  • 03-21-2009
    knives out
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by HoosierBuddy
    Photo from 5-6 years ago:


    I remember this photo from the KY mountain biking site from a few years back. Your pooch looks just like my old guy Reggie that passed away last year.
  • 03-21-2009
    longhaultrucker
    I need to start trail training him...he's already 2 1/2 years old now. This is my best bud Spot (uh...my daughter named him:p ). His real passion is the kids,long walks w/ Mrs. LHT and me,and napping :)









    Oh,and yeah...we finally replaced his missing collar (and yes my boy has a helmet...made him go get it right after that pic :thumbsup: )(hopefully he won't knock out that other front tooth (tho he loves the Tooth Fairy...ain't that age great?!? :D )
  • 03-22-2009
    longhaultrucker
    Here's one w/ the new collar...