I think it was due to the heat. We had rode that far during the spring and he was fine. But when he got home, he was ready to play more.
Originally Posted by David R
aww... I googled Rhodesian Boxer mix to show someone the comparison between my Stella and others when I came across Bear. My Stella looks a lot like Bear and wears the same dancing bear collar.
Originally Posted by Stripes
Ridgebacks are generally considered prefect mtn bike dogs. So don't be too pessimistic about Bear. Maybe take her out on a tuesday morning at a safe (for dogs that don't know what they are doing around mtn bikes) trail area and test Bear out. You might be pleasantly surprised. Dogs loving running with the Pack! Bring a friend or two along that knows what the plan is as well (if they have a trail dog, even better), helps to create a pack.
"I think it's rad, when Balls beats Natural talent" - Shaun Palmer
Love German Shepherds.
Originally Posted by Uncle Six Pack
Would get one tomorrow but a family member is allergic.
Yep! They're fast, and have great stamina. My border collie tries to herd me when I ride in the back yard, too, but once I get him out from behind the fence he just wants to run. Doesn't have a ton of long stamina, though. I get skittish about anything longer than 10 miles in ideal conditions.
Originally Posted by mtnryder56
'14 Lenz Lunchbox
'14 RIP 9
'12 RIP 9
'08 GF Ferrous 29
'02 Trek 4300
border collies are however supposed to have exceptional stamina - made to run the fells all day long herding sheep.
mine seems to be no exception, but she also needs to be entertained - just riding out on fire roads at a constant 15+ km/hr and with no play stops quickly becomes boring for her and she visibly looses interest. change to single trails with play stops and swimming opportunities every 3 to 5 km and she'll run 40km (on soft woodland floor, mostly out front).
on steep and rocky terrain, as here in the alps, we do shorter 25km routes in order to help protect joints and paws - although (typical border collie) she would go further if i let her. all routes are thus lots of riding up (steep and slow) with trails back down (so fast but with frequent pauses), and she gets to drink and/or swim at every opportunity.
we've been doing this for 3 years, and so far so good.
Me and Keeper at Millstone (VT)