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    Don't know where the photos are but I took my dog to her vet appointment in my Burley Trailer. That was her maiden voyage. Then I took her to the pound in my trailer to get her shots. Jury's out on whether my 11 month old puppy would do the same thing. She did chase me around the yard when I was trying out a bike with no brakes. :P

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    I love this thread. Wife and I plan to get a dog soon for our kids. I would love to train the dog to follow me down the single track. Are there any special tips for training a dog to follow your bike?? I would hate to get out on a nice ride only to have to abort the trip for the sake of scouring the forest for the animal.

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    I would advise against leashing your dog to your bike for long periods. There's a fellow in town who jogs with his dogs. He goes through a lot of dogs. Their hearts simply cannot take it. It can also be dangerous if your dog runs out in front. You will also wear their joints out prematurely. A lot of dog breeds don't come from warm/hot environments we humans tend to dwell in. I have a Red Golden. Goldens originally come from Russia. They were first used as sheepdogs and left out all winter. I'm on my second and I can tell you they hate the heat. Running with a bike is heat. I'd be real careful about exercising a dog this way.

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    Anonymous, shut up already. you are just looking for things to gripe about. Go to some other forum where people are unhappy an be unhappy with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ammiralowling
    I would advise against leashing your dog to your bike for long periods. There's a fellow in town who jogs with his dogs. He goes through a lot of dogs. Their hearts simply cannot take it. It can also be dangerous if your dog runs out in front. You will also wear their joints out prematurely. A lot of dog breeds don't come from warm/hot environments we humans tend to dwell in. I have a Red Golden. Goldens originally come from Russia. They were first used as sheepdogs and left out all winter. I'm on my second and I can tell you they hate the heat. Running with a bike is heat. I'd be real careful about exercising a dog this way.
    Seriously? Your Red Golden might not be the greatest biking or running dog, but those of use with sporting or herding dogs know that you're wrong. I'd agree with you that big, slow dogs might get over-exercised easily, but small, shorthaired dogs that are bred to WORK need TONS of exercise. You just build them up slowly, just like people.

    I'd just like to point out that the things in bold are things that ignorant people say about running and exercising in general, for humans. We know that this is false in people, why wouldn't it be false in dogs?

    Our pointer/pit?/beagle? mix Stella loves to run - My wife runs ultras and has run up to 31 miles with her. We haven't taken our little one out yet, but when she's old enough I'm sure she'll love to run too - she's a blue heeler mix, and is really high energy.

    Neither one is a mountain biking dog (yet) but I'm sure that they'll love it, eventually.

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    You calling me ignorant, you poor under nourished kid? I resent that. I speak from experience and from life experiences. My only point was to warn people about the dangers not to post misleading information. Quite frankly my American Golden would take your little your little dogs to task(and into her mouth) but I'm not going to abuse her and or risk the chance she might get injured by a bike. Go on do a century with your dog. You know you want to. Don't say nobody ever warned you.

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    Back to your regularly scheduled programming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ammiralowling
    You calling me ignorant, you poor under nourished kid? I resent that. I speak from experience and from life experiences. My only point was to warn people about the dangers not to post misleading information. Quite frankly my American Golden would take your little your little dogs to task(and into her mouth) but I'm not going to abuse her and or risk the chance she might get injured by a bike. Go on do a century with your dog. You know you want to. Don't say nobody ever warned you.
    Don't resent it learn. You're wrong. You're posting misleading information, and you seem to be quite the douchebag.

    Oh, and the "American Golden" doesn't exist. You might own a Golden Retriever, a dog bred to retrieve birds from water, but no "American Golden" a "Russian sheepdog" exists, as far as I can tell.

    You're full of crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NashVis
    I love this thread. Wife and I plan to get a dog soon for our kids. I would love to train the dog to follow me down the single track. Are there any special tips for training a dog to follow your bike?? I would hate to get out on a nice ride only to have to abort the trip for the sake of scouring the forest for the animal.
    Start training a dog when it is young. Make it learn to stay with you on off lead walks. The best advice I can give is get a dog that has these traits. The worst trail dog I have had was a Cocker Spaniel that just wanted to follow his nose and he was really dumb.

    My current dog is an Aussie Collie and she has been extremely easy to train. Many posters on here will recommend herding dogs. I have mine shaved in the summers so she stays cool. She is very tuned into where I am and will keep close taps on me. In this video she looks back 7 or 8 times in 48 seconds.

    <object width="400" height="300"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="movie" value="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=6052910&amp;server=vimeo.com &amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portr ait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" /><embed src="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=6052910&amp;server=vimeo.com &amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portr ait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="400" height="300"></embed></object><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/6052910">Running Out In Front</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user2154751">Harvey Richards</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>


    She is usually in 1 of 2 places, 10 to 15 feet in front, or by my right heel. She wears a bell to alert other trail users, and so I can tell exactly where she is. She loves to go at a trot which is probably around 8 to 10 miles an hour. We have been on many 6 to 8 mile rides, and one that was close to 10 miles. I ride by a lake at 9200' so water and staying cool aren't too much of a concern.

    <object width="400" height="300"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="movie" value="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=6052757&amp;server=vimeo.com &amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portr ait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" /><embed src="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=6052757&amp;server=vimeo.com &amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portr ait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="400" height="300"></embed></object><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/6052757">Running at Heel</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user2154751">Harvey Richards</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
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    Herding dogs are great! They're bred to run for long periods of time in adverse climates. Especially the Australians (cattle dogs and shepards), plus they are very smart and easy to. Train.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msimmons


    looks just like mine! she is not a bike dog due to acl issues.





    she does love her Frisbee though!


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    this is our new pup Dacks

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    We (ski_adk and I) adopted him 3 weeks ago from a rescue group and he already knows his basic commands, but he loves to chase other animals (dog, cat, chipmunk or bird) . We are hoping to turn him into a bike/ski dog, but once he sees something he likes it's hard to break his concentration and get him to come back to us. We bought a dog training whistle today hoping we can use it to get his attention, any other suggestions on how keep him close and focused on us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sms24
    this is our new pup Dacks

    We (ski_adk and I) adopted him 3 weeks ago from a rescue group and he already knows his basic commands, but he loves to chase other animals (dog, cat, chipmunk or bird) . We are hoping to turn him into a bike/ski dog, but once he sees something he likes it's hard to break his concentration and get him to come back to us. We bought a dog training whistle today hoping we can use it to get his attention, any other suggestions on how keep him close and focused on us?
    Lots of time, and bonding exercises, keep him enthralled with the idea of being with you to the point that he doesn't care about the bird that you guys just spooked off in the bushes. Make him desire to be by your side. Play ball Frisbee, and then work your way up to recall, and directional commands, as he gets more and more willing to learn. When you leave, take him with you if you can. You want to be his leader AND his friend, pack mentality will sink in for him once he realizes that you and your other will reward good behavior, but make sure you do not confuse him when he does bad you MUST let him know he has been bad. If you smile and giggle when he chases that bird to him that means its okay, even if your lips are forming the words no. Dogs speak a lot on body language, I taught my pups using markers, www.leerburg.com has a lot of good info on marker training. check them out.
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    You can also use a very long rope so that you can always give a pull to remind your dog to return.
    Even if you need to correct (pull on the rope), when your dog returns, give them a treat.
    Good luck, lots of patience and you both will be rewarded.

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    I get a beer post ride, Suka gets a nap.
    Does Suka stay with you riding? I have a 4 year old Huskie who loves to run along with me riding but I keep her leashed so no trails fro her. If she was off leash I beieve the first time she saw a deer or any other animal she would be dog gone. I'm not brave enough to try it, yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197
    I said it once and I say it again. It's not a dog unless it's a German Shepherd.
    I haven't said this before (not here at least), but based on this response and hundreds of others that you've made, YOU ARE A DUMB A$$.
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    German Sheperd Huh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197
    I said it once and I say it again. It's not a dog unless it's a German Shepherd.

    German Sheperds may be alright, but my Jack Russell Terrorist is good for 30 miles any day of the week, up hill or downhill. Long after your dog cramps up my boy is lookin for more. He dont wait on Krauts...

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    You aint kiddin about Jack Russels. They don't even hold still when they're sleeping. 1 Jack Russel could wear my 3 toddlers out, then come pounce on me. Never seen anything like it.

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    :eeke: Wow Really? I'm not sure how far I should take/push my low rider Bud but so far the furthest I've taken him is about 7 miles, would love if he could go further. I think if I really get to taking him out on regular rides with some good pace his endurance will build. What I'm scared of is that he'll run until he drops.

    Quote Originally Posted by subydoo
    German Sheperds may be alright, but my Jack Russell Terrorist is good for 30 miles any day of the week, up hill or downhill. Long after your dog cramps up my boy is lookin for more. He dont wait on Krauts...
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    these two love to go anywhere. I recently started riding again and discovered that the border collie (Doc)loves to ride. No incidents yet with the front wheel, but a few scary moments. The big brown and black dog (Jackson) is not an off leash dog because if he smells anything or sees anything interesting like deer... he's gone. He always comes home but may be gone for up to 12 hours. I don't want that to happen when we are already away from home. By the way no dogs were harmed in the making of this photo..
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    [QUOTE=dbfarrier]these two love to go anywhere. I recently started riding again and discovered that the border collie (Doc)loves to ride. No incidents yet with the front wheel, but a few scary moments. The big brown and black dog (Jackson) is not an off leash dog because if he smells anything or sees anything interesting like deer... he's gone. He always comes home but may be gone for up to 12 hours. I don't want that to happen when we are already away from home. By the way no dogs were harmed in the making of this photo..[/QUOTE

    I think that is just wrong. You'd have to be sick or twisted to do that to your poor dogs

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    Quote Originally Posted by subydoo
    German Sheperds may be alright, but my Jack Russell Terrorist is good for 30 miles any day of the week, up hill or downhill. Long after your dog cramps up my boy is lookin for more. He dont wait on Krauts...
    Same with our cattle dog.
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    Some updated picc's of my boy, hes getting a bit older still just as mental 16months now geez where's it gone
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    I almost fell off the bed laughing! Dogs let us get away with too much. Right on ctd.

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    i almost fell off the bed laughing. Dogs let us get away with too much. Right on ctd!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePinkBarron
    Same with our cattle dog.
    Speaking of terrorists, our cattle dog puppy is ridiculous. 6 months old, but tons of zip. Just got the "OK" to start running her from the vet, so we're doing some short n easy runs, but it doesn't wear her out.

    Frisbee and fetch help, but she's still full of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by playpunk
    Speaking of terrorists, our cattle dog puppy is ridiculous. 6 months old, but tons of zip. Just got the "OK" to start running her from the vet, so we're doing some short n easy runs, but it doesn't wear her out.

    Frisbee and fetch help, but she's still full of it.
    Short easy runs will turn into long hard rides, which will leave you gasping and her riling for more. You dont know what you got yourself into.

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    This has got to be my favoriate post of all time. I just lost my pup of 12 1/2 years two weeks ago and it is time for a new trail dog.

    I am REAL close to getting a Great Dane but am a little concerned with the giagantic beast getting tangled up on the trail and hurting himself. Not with me but just those long legs and the rough terrain at high speeds. Do you guys think a Dane can handle single track?

    My second choice is a choc or golden lab, third is a weimaraner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclortho
    This has got to be my favoriate post of all time. I just lost my pup of 12 1/2 years two weeks ago and it is time for a new trail dog.

    I am REAL close to getting a Great Dane but am a little concerned with the giagantic beast getting tangled up on the trail and hurting himself. Not with me but just those long legs and the rough terrain at high speeds. Do you guys think a Dane can handle single track?

    My second choice is a choc or golden lab, third is a weimaraner.

    Great, great post!
    I'm not *real* familiar with the breed, but I think if you want an outdoors "adventure buddy" a Great Dane would be a bad choice, as I don't think they were bred for endurance, and they have more frequent health problems than smaller dogs, AFAIK.

    I think either a Lab or Weimaraner would be a good dog if you want an adventure buddy, but I'm also partial to German Shorthaired Pointers and Australian Cattle Dogs.... I think any dog from the sporting or herding groups could be a good trail buddy. Probably *most* terriers, as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePinkBarron
    Short easy runs will turn into long hard rides, which will leave you gasping and her riling for more. You dont know what you got yourself into.

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    Yeah, both dogs are pretty much full-on nutters about anything outside. If I have to pick up a frisbee or tennis ball to move it, our ACD (Tessa) runs to the door and starts barking, and our mutt, Stella, freaks out whenever she hears the sound of a Garmin Forerunner/305 being turned on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stgo2019
    Here's my new Blue Heeler herding a Lab. Great fun fer her, I don't know about the Lab. I've been trail running with her and she hasn't tried o kill me yet.. no biting of heels or running ahead and stopping suddenly. We'll be trying the bike soon.

    Let it be known that I love this picture. Blue Heeler's are such nutty little herding freaks.

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    Yeah MrC do ya research well on what type of dog you want and what type of energy levels of the dog ya can handle, the perfect trail dog never stops when he's at home..

    I tend to agree with playpunk, Lab lab X be careful of pure breeds, it all sounds good and I don't mean to offend any breeders here but check out the breeder and like when going out with a new girl check out the mother, this will indicate what the dog will likely be in older age, usualy a good indication!

    Pure breeds can be so interbred that they can cause health problems regardless of breed, but some are worst than others, so look into to it well if going from a breeder.
    SPCA is often a good choice as wel as mostly the dog may have had some training already and is house trained etc and if not too old still lots of development and training potentail.

    Training is time plain and simple, and simple consistent comands, for the trail best training is on the trail!

    Lots of great dogs in this thread, but for trail I'm definitely a Lab / espes Lab X fan ,great endurance bit more ruggered and they are fearless, as ikkin says, they love water so introduce em early build them up buit by bit, but once they get a taste any water and theyre in no encourgement needed, my dive bombs the rivers, streams, ponds and loves the beach, and his fav spot is the trail, just goes nutz for it..

    Like some said start off easy if running em when young though, best gauge is to let them decide so no leashes where theyre forced to keep your pace unless walking, if they lie down thats a sign, be careful with hyperactive dogs sometimes this is just there nature and it can over work there heart and shorten there natural life span, e.g Jack Russels terriers, not all but they need to be treated a little more expeediantly.

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    Don't own one, but my friend does and it is absolutely amazing the stamina she has, not to mention the speed I've had her glued to my tail down the 401 doing 20-25mph and she wasn't even looking tired when I stopped You're in for some serious fitness training if you want to try and tire her out

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    Short easy runs will turn into long hard rides, which will leave you gasping and her riling for more. You dont know what you got yourself into.

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    maya is getting a little brother! one of these little buggers (french brittany) is coming home in october. gonna be a tough choice, they're all cute!


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclortho
    This has got to be my favoriate post of all time. I just lost my pup of 12 1/2 years two weeks ago and it is time for a new trail dog.

    I am REAL close to getting a Great Dane but am a little concerned with the giagantic beast getting tangled up on the trail and hurting himself. Not with me but just those long legs and the rough terrain at high speeds. Do you guys think a Dane can handle single track?

    My second choice is a choc or golden lab, third is a weimaraner.

    Great, great post!
    I only have experience with one weimaraner, but he was an excellent dog.Obedient, intelligent, athletic, and overall temperament was excellent.

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    Singletrack Queen

    My sympathies for the loss of your 12 1/2 year old partner. I don't know anything about Great Danes, but weimaraners are great running and trail dogs - smart, fast, eager. This is Lizzie - she loves singletrack!
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    just took my irish setter out for a 5 mile ride for the first time and he loved it!


    he is almost 6 months old and has grown a TON
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    Take caution with large breeds such as the Dane, especially if you want to run it. Danes must run on an empty stomach to avoid "bloat", which is less than ideal for endurance, their bones are large and brittle, and they tend to have huge hearts which means they wont stop until you do, even if it means over exertion. Danes are a GREAT family dog but if you want a trail dog, I would look smaller.

    Here is some info on bloat if you are not familiar http://www.greatdanemagazine.com/200...ller-of-danes/
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    My riding pal!

    Here is my buddy Beau! He was good for 8-12 mile rides until he got some bad blisters on his feet a while back and I have yet to get him back into trail riding condition. He will be back soon enough. Trail riding in AZ can be harsh on the pups out here. Anyway here he is just off the Lynx Lake trail in Prescott, AZ.

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    I have a little Husky, 'bout 50 lbs. Haven't taken her out on the trail, she's a little "independent", afraid she might just bail...

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    Crazy I LOVE your white shepherd!!!! I have been wanting one of them for a long time. They are such beautiful dogs!!!
    Here is my little girl, Layla. She is just under 16 weeks so no trails yet, but hopefully soon. (how long do you guys usually wait? 6 months? a year?) Im sure that depends on the size of the breed too... Anyway, the kid I got her from said she was pure lab (YEAH RIGHT!) The vet doesnt know what she is mixed with but he thinks she will be about 30 lbs. She is 14 lbs today.




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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclortho
    My second choice is a choc or golden lab, third is a weimaraner.
    i'd agree that great dane's are known to have some genetic predisposition to heart and hip problems. they're a big beast. i know someone who has a weimaraner and it's a beautiful animal. originally bred as a shooting/hunting dog, they're a great outdoors dog. personally, i'm not a big fan of labradors. i'm not trying to dis the breed, but labs are responsible for more than their fair share of child bites here in australia, probably because they're so common.

    i like bull terriers, english staffies and amstaffs. contrary to uninformed opinion they're very easy going, always smiling and wagging their tails, and naturally very fit and strong. with the right mix of love and discipline they're an ultra reliable and loving dog, the best little pal you could ever wish for. a real dog lovers dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m0ngy
    i'd agree that great dane's are known to have some genetic predisposition to heart and hip problems. they're a big beast. i know someone who has a weimaraner and it's a beautiful animal. originally bred as a shooting/hunting dog, they're a great outdoors dog. personally, i'm not a big fan of labradors. i'm not trying to dis the breed, but labs are responsible for more than their fair share of child bites here in australia, probably because they're so common.

    i like bull terriers, english staffies and amstaffs. contrary to uninformed opinion they're very easy going, always smiling and wagging their tails, and naturally very fit and strong. with the right mix of love and discipline they're an ultra reliable and loving dog, the best little pal you could ever wish for. a real dog lovers dog.
    Also agree with the Dane's, especially if ya want the dog to come out on the trail regularly, ya have to really get into the breeder and dig the history when choosing a pure breed.

    Inbred breeding has caused many issues and many dog breeds are no longer the original breed they started out as! Which is the REAL reason these health issues occur! Its not fair to the dog if you're expectations are beyond this and imo not fair to the Dog either for show purposes!

    To me its like athletes, cheating BS that use EPO or what ever they use now so they can't be caugth!


    But got to take issue Mongy about Labs!

    1st Dogs reflect there owners! If the dog is aggressive and there are behavoural issues then look at the owner! especailly the Lab!

    Labs by nature are not aggressive to anyone, they were founded by the nature to retriveing and hunting becuase of there soft mouths and desposition to Humans!

    Hence why theyre the most popular dog in the US and here in NZ.

    Lab Xs depending on the cross are also great natured!

    Any dog can have behaviual issues if not trained or taught pack edicate!
    But its hard to stuff up a Lab, however with children you must teach pack hierachy with any dog, children are unpredicable don;t understand warning signs and the langauge the dog conveys and all dogs give warnings, idiot people and unfortunately children do not regcognise them!

    All dog breeds are 99.8% WOLF yes thats fact thats how close they are to turning back into there genes!

    A dog is a dog best pal or not, people treat them like humans and expect human behaviour in return, which is the only reason you have an issue in Aussie, and if its mainly with Labs then you got allot of stupid dog owners over there!

    The breeds you liek are world wide the most common problem and are here too!

    But even they are not bad dogs and I like me ,my buddy a lab yes has his best friend which is an English Staffie and hes an awesome dog, but well trained, we have a pack of dogs running loose right now up north where theyre attacking everyone and everything cause some wad has let them loose! and theyre Pit Bulls

    A groups of 15 Pitbulls attackd a Female farmer to near death a few months back becuase they were left to roam free by the neighboring farmer he should be shot as well as his dogs!

    YOU never let any pack of dogs run free, one dog at home off the lessh at a time but nevr a pack, that 99% will overide anything else even more so in a Pack situtaion cause thats how the Wolf hunts!

    Wolves were breed origonally way back because the humans studdied the pack? Selected the bottom mst docile wolf becuse it was already submissive to any Alpha male treatment and hence why they were able to breed em!

    Ive grown up with dogs all my life, I had my Lassie dog best friend ever, we had working dogs but I was never allowed to play with them, they would play with the old man individually but they new theyre place, never were they allowed off as a pack unless working and then never all of em!

    Jack Russells are one of the most if not the most intelligent breed, yet are also the most effeicent killers?

    Still em near a opossum, rabit or RAT, Ive seen rats killed in seconds by JRs, unforuntaley with kids they are usually similar height when young, and teasing of a Jack Russel is not a good thing or any smaller dog!

    Fright, Flight then Fight is how they think, if they can't flight which is often the case a Dog is left with the choice of Fight?

    Like I said kids do not get taught or when younger do not understand the dog is not a toy unless trained and even then if not a loder dog should be supervised to watch any sign, cause the warning are long and pronoucned by any breed, idiots and children do not reconignise em, so when the dog attacks there's actually no excuse!

    Peopl who have dog issues in public don't deserve to own a Dog its not a right its a privelege like children they need to be trained and have bondaries it takes lots of work!

    No excuse for having Lab issues none what so ever!

    Lassie dogs and Labs probaly the too most loyal dogs you could ever own, my Lassie dog would give his life for me at any time, and this one is turning out to be the same!

    Onwers have problems not Dogs!

    I respect ya might not like th ebreed thats a personal thing I ove German Shepards but not the ideal trail dog so I won't have one, maybe one day, but the lab X is a perfect trail dog!

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    This is Jasper, a 2 yr old golden we adopted ~6 months ago; we cannot believe a family with kids gave her up to the dog pound.

    Not yet a trustworthy ride companion, but she does seem to like to hike!
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    A few of my huskies. Bandit, the white one is a 3 year old female and Riley the red one is a one year old male. They are excellent trail dogs. I have had Bandit longer than Riley and she is trained off leash on the trails and never runs off very far. Riley will chase things every now and then but always comes back when he is done playing. I keep them harnessed together so if they both run off they will get wrapped around a tree and get tangled up so I can catch them easier lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by ammiralowling
    You calling me ignorant, you poor under nourished kid? I resent that. I speak from experience and from life experiences. My only point was to warn people about the dangers not to post misleading information. Quite frankly my American Golden would take your little your little dogs to task(and into her mouth) but I'm not going to abuse her and or risk the chance she might get injured by a bike. Go on do a century with your dog. You know you want to. Don't say nobody ever warned you.
    Ummm ..... I've had my golden retrievers out on long rides nearly every chance I could. My old goldie lived to be 15 years old, and probably could have gone longer if epileptic seizures hadn't gotten to her bad. She made more than a couple half century rides with me down fireroads and single track.... but a typical weekend ride with her was about 15 to 20 miles. My new goldie is getting along the same way. Nightly rides down through the park, longer rides out on the weekends.

    Its all in how you condition them. My goldies are constantly active, either running with me on the bike, playing fetch (at high speed), or going out bird hunting during the season.

    Yes, there is risk involved, just like anything. The greatest risk I put my dogs in is actually not from over-excercising them on the bike, but during hunting season. I almost lost a dog once, and am much more careful now... but they would NEVER let me go out bird hunting without taking them along. The second I pull my shotgun out of the gunsafe she's stuck on my heel like bubblegum on your shoe. Probably the second greatest risk with my dog is playing fetch with her. She obsesses with the ball and knows only one speed: Hyper. Now compare that to a nice long slow bike ride, which to her is just a nice slow, leisurly jog?

    Here's my dog, Ginger, with her favorite obsession

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    Here is the new addition to our family...Diesel! He is half beagle and half australian shepherd. We got him when he was 6 weeks old and he is now 8 weeks. Not sure if he will make a good trail dog since beagles are kind of stubborn and get distracted by smells quite easily. However we are pretty sure our other dog Bailey is a yellow lab / beagle / border collie cross, and while he does have a very strong nose and likes to chase squirrels, when we go riding his attention is on me and the bike. Hopefully this will be the case with Diesel as aussies are very intelligent and make great trail dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hammerdog
    I posted a few clips on YouTube o0f my dogs running behind a scooter. I hope I was able to paste this in right. Just in case here is another photo of my team last fall.




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    Awesome thread. Too bad some douchebags had to ruin it with their whining. I quit reading and just looked at the pictures.
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    This is Moxie. She's been backpacking on a few overnighters. She was recently rescued and we're not sure how long she was a stray. She was found in the middle of January cold and pregnant with 10 puppies. After the puppies were adopted out we adopted her. She's a tad skittish and might have had a rough go around prior to us. This fall she'll get some bike training. I regularly ride with a friend who brings his Viszla along for rides and would be a good example for her to learn from.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rabidchicken
    Nice looking Doberman.
    thanks yours too, funny when mine is on the trail she reminds me a deer what's the story with the fawn?

    more pix of my pooch

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    Bodacious Little Dog!

    I adopted Bodi from the Stafford Animal Shelter in Livingston two weeks ago, she is a corgi chiwowow cross and they said she had spent her life in a crate. So she is PRETTY PSYCHED to be out in the mountains of Montana. Having a peppy perky little companion is really good for my mood, she is VERY ENTHUSIASTIC about going out for a little biking.
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    Bonking ... not feelin' well RIP Barney 20_09_2009

    Well today is a sad day Barney was 14 yrs old and not doing well, he had been having good days and bad days and was very picky on what he ate, when he ate, but he still ate, his liver wasn't doing well and he was on medication for that and his heart. He stopped eating anything on Friday so we had to help him eat and he was suffering, today we decided to let him rest. He wasn't my dog, he was my bros (sadly he was out of the island so myself and my other bro had to make the decission, he did call just before we took him to the vet to say don't let him suffer). He was laid to rest @ 10am EST, he was a good dog who was always gave attention to the other dogs and humans. I think that the black female (next to him in the pic) will miss him most as she's already looking for him since came back, she never left his side since I have been here helping look after them for my bro.

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    Remebring

    Wanted to post a seperate reply saying some more great photos of "Mans Best friend" and soem very cute ones in there. Also wanted to post up on a happier note an old pic of Bud I just came across battling a big ol ham bone
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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx
    Well today is a sad day Barney was 14 yrs old and not doing well, he had been having good days and bad days and was very picky on what he ate, when he ate, but he still ate, his liver wasn't doing well and he was on medication for that and his heart. He stopped eating anything on Friday so we had to help him eat and he was suffering, today we decided to let him rest. He wasn't my dog, he was my bros (sadly he was out of the island so myself and my other bro had to make the decission, he did call just before we took him to the vet to say don't let him suffer). He was laid to rest @ 10am EST, he was a good dog who was always gave attention to the other dogs and humans. I think that the black female (next to him in the pic) will miss him most as she's already looking for him since came back, she never left his side since I have been here helping look after them for my bro.

    Reast in Peace good boy, rest in peace.
    Sorry to hear that, but i'm glad you all did the right thing. RIP Barney

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    I got a new addition to the family (family being just me and my other dog Max). Her name is Mya, she's some sort of German Shepard mix... i'm kinda thinking maybe Boxer since she's brindle. Someone left her and 2 others from a litter on a shelter's doorstep, and i (well, actually Max did) picked out the runt. The others were about 12lbs, and she was 8-9lbs. The shelter told me she was about 12 weeks old but they seemed a little shady about it, and i think she's a bit younger than that. She seems to be a quick learner, and her and Max are best friends. They play all day, and she has doubled in weight within about 2 weeks. I cannot believe how strong and agile she has gotten... Max has a hard time catching her and he is no slouch himself (boxer/lab mix).
    I have no clue how big she'll get, but i'm hoping close to his size (65-70lbs) so they can wrestle they way he likes.



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    Sorry to hear Lynx, sad day but least ya have the good mems, no doubt all good ones, nice thing with dogs never any bad ones even when they get into strife they still good mems!

    I'm sure hes chasing a bone where ever he is now too!
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    Just got back from a nice 10 mile morning ride with Ozzy (my ACD) we get home and he runs into the house still muddy, grabs his tennis ball and wants to play. Oh to have that much energy.
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    Thanks for the wishes guys.

    ISAR, your Max looks a lot like a lot of dogs we have down here, including my bros old dog that lived to 17 and was recently laid to rest. That pupo looks like a handful, just like my Bud and yes how they gain size and weight when they're being properly looked after and loved. There's 2 pics below of Bud with my little cousin, the 1st taken a couple weeks ago and the other taken about 4 weeks after I found him - and to note my little cousin has also grown a crap load in that almost year. Bud is almost as big as the 2 other dogs in the pic now.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hud
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    I'm sure hikers and other riders were happy to see you and Sam pass on by, and keep going!

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    Some DH action from the Weekened Course maxxis was into the action and he was by far the fastest on course

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    Dig is (mostly) an Australian Cattle Dog. She's a high-energy dog that loves to run. At least three times a day I ride around town and in parks with her at my side. I choose the route, and let her set the pace. We've been doing this for five years. It's quite possible that she now has trotted and run over 5,000 miles.

    Here's a video of cattle dogs in action, and a video of Skidboot on TV.

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    I feed her a bit of most of what I eat, healthy treats, and she always has a bowl of food for high-performance dogs, made by Solid Gold Health Products for Pets.
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    great photos man. how beautiful is that glacial gorge? i wish we had proper mountains here (south australia), like with snow capped peaks.

    that beige dog does look like a dingo, but real dingos are quite reddish in colour. they're almost extinct now, as a species, they've all been interbred with wild domestic dogs and hunted out by farmers and ringers (aussie cowboy).
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattCharettePhotography


    Raffi my 1 year old wolf hybrid, state laws prevent me from riding with her off a leash, as a matter of fact they prohibit me taking her anywhere without a leash. If someone in Maine sees a Wolf Hybrid (as if they are going to know it isn't just a Husky or Shepard mix) off a leash they can legally shoot it. She loves to go biking but is limited to the 20 acres behind my house that I own, or a leashed ride, and she doesnt care for that.

    My girlfriend just got a Border Collie pup, you can bet your bottom dollar that as soon as she is big enough she will be out on the bike with me, I have started training her around my property. She may have to lose the pink collar though.
    wolf hybrid?!?! thats awesome dose it have to be on a leash on your property?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LarsXC
    Interesting thread. Mixed emotions for me. I own a beautiful dog, but do not ride with her. The bottom line is we as dog owners are responsible for our pets. If we choose to walk, or ride with the animal off the leash, it falls on us. Where I live, its against the law to have them unleashed. I admire the well trained animals who are able to run with the bikers. But if a situation arrives, the owner better be prepared to get off the bike, or do whatever it takes to ensure the safty, or comfort of others. I am on both sides here. There are times when I am walking my dog, and a biker hauls past us at a much too close distance. It startles myself, and sometimes the dog. 2 months ago while I was riding, a unleashed large dog decided to run me down. At 1st he was biting at my rear tire. I stopped, and he decided my foot looked like a better object to him. At this point, I reached into my pack, and grabbed a folding baton that I carry. Long story short, I broke his front paw. The owner called the police on me. The owner was cited for unleashed pet, and some wreckless BS charge. I did not choose to persue any other charges. As a pet owner, if my dog ever showed aggression like that, I would drive her head thru the ground! No matter what the situation, a responsible pet must do whatever is necessary to ensure the safty and well being of other animals, and people.
    not to sound curl but i had a dog chase me down and it scary me to death i fell of my bike and it ran at me to say hi i guess and kicked it half way across the trail but i got a weird reaction from the dog it just sat down next to me it was really weird like it was grading me or some thing
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    wish my dog could ride with me but shes to old and she has bad rear leg hurt it climbing a hill cant go down stairs on all four any more but shes a good dog anyway shes a beagle there not the best idea for a trail dog
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    Quote Originally Posted by insanitylevel9
    wolf hybrid?!?! thats awesome dose it have to be on a leash on your property?
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    No they are allowed to run free but must be contained one way or another by state law, we have a electronic radio frequency fence that covers an area of 10 acres, we figure that is enough for them to run around and do as they please, we live in the middle of nowhere so its pretty awesome they come in and go out as they please. Great companions even better singers, listening to them howl at the new moon is simply stunning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePinkBarron
    Matts wife here..

    No they are allowed to run free but must be contained one way or another by state law, we have a electronic radio frequency fence that covers an area of 10 acres, we figure that is enough for them to run around and do as they please, we live in the middle of nowhere so its pretty awesome they come in and go out as they please. Great companions even better singers, listening to them howl at the new moon is simply stunning.
    oh OK that's really cool i have never heard of some one having a dog wolf hybrid is it like a husky or some thing or is it bigger
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    This thread got me fired up about getting a dog. I got a Doberman puppy 5 months ago. Couldn't wait to get him out on the trails. He's 7 months now got him out 2x so far. He's a quick learner. Gets ahead of me but looks back often listens well. Still training him got to get pics up of him. One good thing about a dog is they never bailout on a ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by insanitylevel9
    oh OK that's really cool i have never heard of some one having a dog wolf hybrid is it like a husky or some thing or is it bigger
    She weighs 126 lbs her brother weighs in at 140 they are about 93% wolf the rest is a malamute husky mix, they are great around our other dogs, and perfect angels in the house. We have deer and other wild animals on our property often living out in the middle of the Maine woods, and we have not had any issues to speak of, our friends absolutely love them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailadvent
    Yeah MrC do ya research well on what type of dog you want and what type of energy levels of the dog ya can handle, the perfect trail dog never stops when he's at home..

    Best thing you will ever do
    I pick up my new pup in about three weeks. She is a choc. lab and I am getting her from a breader here in Texas. I have been on the waiting list for almost 2 months now and the rest of his litters are sold out until next spring!

    It is a great experience to see her from the day she was born through now and pick her from the litter.
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    you can tell ,i can tell by every onre of these pics that none of these dogs would be the slightest threat on the trail. if braking to avoid a dog is a life pass in front of your eyes moment ,perhaps riding over possibly wet ,rocks and roots, doesn't suit you either.This thread made me remember trailbuilder jims' orignal husky that i saw on some occasions doing a "rain ride"by himself, at waywayonda,rip.

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    that dog looks like it is straight out of a dog-sledding movie that takes place in Alaska

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePinkBarron
    She weighs 126 lbs her brother weighs in at 140 they are about 93% wolf the rest is a malamute husky mix, they are great around our other dogs, and perfect angels in the house. We have deer and other wild animals on our property often living out in the middle of the Maine woods, and we have not had any issues to speak of, our friends absolutely love them.
    wow that really cool i did not know a dog with that much wolf in it could be domesticated that easy and 126 pounds that's almost a horse
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    Another plus is that because of their scent, and the howling at night we have 0 problems with Coyotes. And the no wild turkeys messing with my garden! yay for natural enemies.
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    ... and if we just ...

    Man, that's some insanely big pups you have there Must be nice though, must feel very safe when out riding with them. As to if you can tell there's wolf in there, yes, I can see it clearly in the faces - damned handsome animals.

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    She weighs 126 lbs her brother weighs in at 140 they are about 93% wolf the rest is a malamute husky mix, they are great around our other dogs, and perfect angels in the house. We have deer and other wild animals on our property often living out in the middle of the Maine woods, and we have not had any issues to speak of, our friends absolutely love them.
    Oh and since this about our dogs and trails and such I'll post up a pic of Bud on a recent trail ride and visit to the beach

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePinkBarron
    Another plus is that because of their scent, and the howling at night we have 0 problems with Coyotes. And the no wild turkeys messing with my garden! yay for natural enemies.
    thats sweet my dog tryed to chase the turkeys out of the yard and it just charged at her and i had to go out and scar it away from the dog those things are mean i hit one when i was rideing and it got up and chased me
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    theres a grey hound owners walk at waywayonda on sundays at 9 that i see when we ride there,it looks like they get together to share a can of dog food.

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    I just got back from Koda Ranch (www.kodaranch.com) to see the new Wolf Hybrid puppies, and I am pleased to announce that we just purchased a beautiful young male they were just born so we will not have him for awhile . I will post pics when I can! That brings our dog count up to 1 rotty, 1 cattle dog 1 golden, 2 wolf hybrids and my husband. I need a bigger house.
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    Those are all nice trail dogs everyone has,i'm glad Buster and Bailey have race passion.Shhh!.....they don't know there that small.
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