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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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtjunkie View Post
    that's because i stole it from you.
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    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.

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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.
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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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    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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    ^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
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    Having fun playing around with this Prisma app, here's one from the last ride with the doggies:


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    As much as i would love to have a dog on the trail, i think it is unfair to get the dogs into some situations where they can be hurt by being off leash. I would hate to have my dog get:

    1. hit by another biker
    2, kicked by a scared biker
    3. attacked by some other animal
    4. fall off of a cliff or embankment in the chase of an animal
    5. lost
    6. hit by cars if we are near roads

    I don't like it when people keep their dogs off leashes in regular city parks either. I dated a Veterinarian for 13 years and saw ALL of the results of "leash negligence". I guess I see it this way....a dog is like a 2-3 year old child....would you let your 3 year old child just run amouk in the woods/park/parking lot etc?

    Just be careful!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimw View Post
    Having fun playing around with this Prisma app, here's one from the last ride with the doggies:

    this is a very cool pick....i might (with your permission) use this as a print. Are those guys red huskies? My huskies are only excited to go out in the cold. they are hibernating right now....
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    Quote Originally Posted by sXeXBMXer View Post
    As much as i would love to have a dog on the trail, i think it is unfair to get the dogs into some situations where they can be hurt by being off leash. I would hate to have my dog get:

    1. hit by another biker
    2, kicked by a scared biker
    3. attacked by some other animal
    4. fall off of a cliff or embankment in the chase of an animal
    5. lost
    6. hit by cars if we are near roads

    I don't like it when people keep their dogs off leashes in regular city parks either. I dated a Veterinarian for 13 years and saw ALL of the results of "leash negligence". I guess I see it this way....a dog is like a 2-3 year old child....would you let your 3 year old child just run amouk in the woods/park/parking lot etc?

    Just be careful!!!
    That's a pretty strong point and agree that a large number of people don't have a good down or come command but with that said I was able to work in the back country of Yosemite/ kings with my dog off leash and she mountain bikes with me on the trail with no issues. It's training and reward and not just let them run free hoping they come back.

    I do have cattle dogs so it's a little easier


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    Quote Originally Posted by gooseberry1 View Post
    That's a pretty strong point and agree that a large number of people don't have a good down or come command but with that said I was able to work in the back country of Yosemite/ kings with my dog off leash and she mountain bikes with me on the trail with no issues. It's training and reward and not just let them run free hoping they come back.

    I do have cattle dogs so it's a little easier


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    Ohh..i had a GREAT little Australian Cattle dog. (The are sometimes called Blue Healers in the Southern US) She passed about 3 years ago, but was one of THE COOLEST dogs I ever had. She was a tank...my 3rd most favorite breed behind Huskies and Shepherds.

    And to the no leash thing, I do realize a lot of people are lucky that there dogs never get hurt, but I am always more concerned about the things that are NOT in my control...like the "other guy", or traffic or other animals. My sister had a greyhound that she took on the AT and they did fine. I just tend to be overcautious with things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sXeXBMXer View Post
    Ohh..i had a GREAT little Australian Cattle dog. (The are sometimes called Blue Healers in the Southern US) She passed about 3 years ago, but was one of THE COOLEST dogs I ever had. She was a tank...my 3rd most favorite breed behind Huskies and Shepherds.

    And to the no leash thing, I do realize a lot of people are lucky that there dogs never get hurt, but I am always more concerned about the things that are NOT in my control...like the "other guy", or traffic or other animals. My sister had a greyhound that she took on the AT and they did fine. I just tend to be overcautious with things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gooseberry1 View Post
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    Those look like good dudes!

    This is Lamar, a black Pit & Lab mix. When we go for rides, he minds his own business and never strays... sometimes other owners who don't have leashes ought to have them because they aren't sometimes dog-friendly dogs. Which is so lame.
    Lamar is also a Therapy Dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatcat View Post
    Those look like good dudes!

    This is Lamar, a black Pit & Lab mix. When we go for rides, he minds his own business and never strays... sometimes other owners who don't have leashes ought to have them because they aren't sometimes dog-friendly dogs. Which is so lame.
    Lamar is also a Therapy Dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatcat View Post
    Those look like good dudes!

    This is Lamar, a black Pit & Lab mix. When we go for rides, he minds his own business and never strays... sometimes other owners who don't have leashes ought to have them because they aren't sometimes dog-friendly dogs. Which is so lame.
    Lamar is also a Therapy Dog.
    That looks interesting! How does someone get their dog to be a therapy dog? That seems like something nice to do with my dogs and me and my daughter's time.

    BTW my old roommate used to have a lab/pit mix. Such a loyal mixture of breed. I literally saw that dog stand between a stray dog and our cat, protecting our cat. Most amazing animal thing I'd ever seen! Also he was HUGE. Put me on my ass in a park one day when we were playing, lol. Just went right through my legs like a line backer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gooseberry1 View Post
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    yep...hard at work!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sXeXBMXer View Post
    yep...hard at work!!!
    One of them is 16 so she has earned it but the other two are slackers


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    Quote Originally Posted by gooseberry1 View Post


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    that little dog cart is cool. Where did you get that?
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    that little dog cart is cool. Where did you get that?
    That's a bob trailer with a pool floaty on it. I now have a foam pad attached to the bottom for more grip. It's good when you have long road sections to get back to the car.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gooseberry1 View Post
    That's a bob trailer with a pool floaty on it. I now have a foam pad attached to the bottom for more grip. It's good when you have long road sections to get back to the car.


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    ah ha. He is a good boy (or tired out) to just sit patiently in the cart...
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