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    It looks more like he's sprinting to pounce on that Tarantula.
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    ^^I just saw that yesterday, pretty funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    ^^I just saw that yesterday, pretty funny.
    That's because I stole it from you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtjunkie View Post
    that's because i stole it from you.
    lol.
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    Dogs with Passion-uploadfromtaptalk1469590622019.jpg

    So I posted a picture of my chocolate lab Toots earlier in this thread. She's a great trail dog and now she has a friend. I got Roxie a few days ago from a shelter. They said she is a Vizsla. Maybe the V experts can tell me. She looks like one but her ears seem rather short. Regardless she did great today on a 10 mile ride. Here's to many more miles with Roxie.

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    There's definitely a lot of vizsla in that pic, but the black on the tail and around the mouth indicates there's something else in there too. What ever she is she's lovely [duh, of course, she's part-V!!] and I'm sure she'll reward you immensely for your decision to rescue her. Good work!!

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    How did you guys get your dogs on the trails? I have a 8 month old German Shepherd that I plan on take on the trials in 3-4 months. Just worried of him running off...

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    German shepherds commonly get hip displaysa. You shouldn't run him. Consult your vet

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    From what I have studied and been told Hip dysplasia is considered a "multifactorial trait." Meaning that its genetic (shallow sockets) than something they just catch or developed. My shepherd comes from a line of OPA Certified hips and elbows dogs. Besides... ANY large breed dog can get hip dysplasia if its in there line of breeding.

    He can run...

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    Sorry, as long as your educated about the lack of genetic diversity that can follow a breed.

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    My last German Shepherd was close to 100 lbs, and he lived to 15 and 1/2 years of age with no hip issues. He hiked and mountain biked with me, and was nearly impossible to wear out until he got older. My current GS is great on hikes, but he is not built for trail running or mtnb. He is too stocky and overheats. It depends not only on the breed, but also the specific dog. Since GS take a couple of years to completely fill out, you might start slowly and not let him do any hard trails. A GS will go way past exhaustion in order to be at your side.

    As for keeping him on the trails, unfortunately anything less than a 100% recall is a fail. If you live in an area with wildlife, or there are other hikers/riders on the trail, you can get in trouble quickly if your GS takes off. And many GS have a high prey drive. Locally we even had a trainer lose her search and rescue GS for 3 days when he took off after a deer. Find a good trainer and work with a long lead on hikes until he is ready to mtnb with you off lead.


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    From what I have studied and been told Hip dysplasia is considered a "multifactorial trait." Meaning that its genetic (shallow sockets) than something they just catch or developed. My shepherd comes from a line of OPA Certified hips and elbows dogs. Besides... ANY large breed dog can get hip dysplasia if its in there line of breeding.

    He can run...

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    I start all of mine on a leash.
    Keep them hungry and ride with your pockets full of ham.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidd View Post
    German shepherds commonly get hip displaysa. You shouldn't run him. Consult your vet
    I highly agree with this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I highly agree with this.
    It's a very individual thing. Getting a well bred dog will at least give you a little less likelihood of running into these congenital types of issues.

    I've had two shepherds in my life that were highly active runners and would run for extended periods that never had displaysa issues, but at the same time have known people with shepherds that were fairly sedentary (for a high motor dog like a shepherd) and developed hip/joint issues (my personal opinion was these issues were caused by bad owners who let their dogs be fat and sedentary and not any genetic predisposition but people will make evidence of what the like).

    It's a crap shoot with popular/high produced breeds, but good pedigree and breeding habits by the breeder are going to be about all you can do to have any control over it. Checking with your vet is definitely not a bad idea if you notice issues, but don't hold him back just because "the breed has a rep for bad hips" or whatever word of mouth stuff gets thrown around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidd View Post
    German shepherds commonly get hip displaysa. You shouldn't run him. Consult your vet
    According to the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, German Shepherds are the 39th most likely breed to have hip dysplasia (with roughly a 20% chance of getting it).

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    What better way to be the summer heat that jumping in a spring fed lake with your best riding buddies.


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    Whilst riding at Grand Targhee this weekend before the bluegrass festival i was heading up,& could hear a guy yelling at his dog,who seemed to not understand "COME".
    I thought how much it sucks when a dog wont listen.
    I get to the ridge,& there is this beautiful golden lab about a year old with no tag panting like hell.The guy that was yelling shows up,& asks if he's my dog?
    There's no water up where we were,& this boy is thirsty,& his heart was going a mile a second.
    We realize there is no owner any where around,& calm the boy down.
    The other guy pulls out his spare tube,& cuts/splits it into a leash,& we head back to the base area with a new buddy.We didn't find the owner,maybe the other guy took him home? I'm sure the dog ended up being ok.
    The problem i have is that this beautiful companion was panic lost,& didn't know where to go,& was running himself into the ground trying to find his owner.
    Very sad,& could have turned out much worse.
    I hope the owner burned as much energy looking for him.
    Kudos to the guy for altering his ride to help.
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    ^Chase someone's dog off and steal it, would be another way to look at it. I'll bet it's owner was pissed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncfisherman View Post
    It's been awhile since I have visited this thread. Great to see all the dogs out on the trails.

    I was able to get Max out to his favorite trail for a little while yesterday...here are a couple photos from the ride.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bsieb View Post
    ^Chase someone's dog off and steal it, would be another way to look at it. I'll bet it's owner was pissed...
    Sorry that's the way you read it.
    We reported it to mountain patrol.
    I'm sure it's all good now.
    That dog was showing his passion looking for dad.
    Just sucks he got so confused.
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    ^If a stranger started yelling and chasing my dog, something similar might happen, is all I'm saying. Dog's pov.
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    Perhaps an appropriate time to remind of the obvious. Make sure your dog is collared, tagged with a current phone number, chipped, and the chip registration info is active and up to date.

    I have been able to return a few found dogs with the help of these tools.

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    Got my buddy out on some new-to-him trails the other day. He has a sprinter's endurance like me so I take it easy and when his tongue hits the floor (like in the pic) we slowly make our way back to the truck with plenty of water breaks. 4 miles total, this picture is around mile 3.
    His hi-vis pack is empty, I carry everything.
    And that's his tail, not his hip. Low light and odd angle.
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    There are a lot of beautiful dogs in this thread, and a lot of great pictures.
    I love my two Shih-Tzu and Shih-poo. They are small and would't really be good to run behind the bike.
    But I take them for a walks in the same park I ride.

    I'm sure all of you try to keep ticks and fleas off your pups.
    I want to warn you about what I learned when doing some research.
    Please stay away from Bravecto. Read below:
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    More you beef it up, more it will handle like a cow....

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    ^I don't give my dog any supplements or over the counter medication anymore, it's just too risky. I lost an exceptional 1 year old BC pup to what I suspect was in a spot type treatment.
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    Here are my two pups.

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    They don't go for a ride, but they're still awesome
    More you beef it up, more it will handle like a cow....

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