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    Ultimate downhill dog?

    what is the ultimate downhill dog, I'm thinking a breed with long front legs and short rear legs, a large ass for ballast, maybe a small solid head

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan0
    what is the ultimate downhill dog, I'm thinking a breed with long front legs and short rear legs, a large ass for ballast, maybe a small solid head
    Good question. We have a half breed. He's half Border Collie, half Springer Spaniel. He did killer in Oregon- but the So Cal Soil and heat is hard on his paws so he doesn't go anymore...

    He was more of a "freeride" dog as he liked the bridges and drops. His biggest huck was about 6 feet to dirt tranny... he actually hit the drop in this photo... The other picture is mid ride at Bryce Creek near Eugene...
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    i'm thinking a boxer. large front end and will huck on command.

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    The opposit of the best AM dog.

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    a lazy dalmatian
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    a pug.

    or a minature dachschund (doxen)

    i have both and they are great....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibanezrg520kid
    a pug.

    or a minature dachschund (doxen)

    i have both and they are great....
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    My friend has a chesapeake bay, tons of energy and wicked fast. This is my Rhodesian Ridgeback. He is great on the trails but not near as fast as the chesapeake.
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    The Super T you have is really a very good fork. I'd take that fork over a Fox 40 or a Boxer unless i was entering a fashon contest instead of a race

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    Good dogs:
    Weimarnaer
    German Short Hair
    Boarder collie
    Airendale
    Grey hound
    Mastiff
    Ridgeback
    Most labs
    Beagle
    Austrailian sheperd
    German sheperd

    Bad dogs:
    Boxer(probably the worst dh dog ever)
    Malamute/husky
    Pug
    Dachsund

    Alot depends on where you live whether you should get a short or long haired dog. I have a lab and a GSP. Both are great. My buddies have most of the dogs listed and we have tried all on trails.

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    Well my Chow Chow is not a great DH dog, far too lazy to actually move down the hill

    However he did do a 4' drop to flat yesterday which is cool considering he's too much of a puss to go down most set's of stairs.
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    i don't know about DH dogs, but Fractal is the best DJ dog, dreadlocks and all.....



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    [QUOTE=snowskilz]


    Bad dogs:
    Boxer(probably the worst dh dog ever)
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    why you hatin on the boxer? mines done an 8 mile ride with me no problem.
    I went to the doctor and told him "hey doc, it hurts when I go like this" and the doc said "Does the rear feel too soft?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan0
    what is the ultimate downhill dog, I'm thinking a breed with long front legs and short rear legs, a large ass for ballast, maybe a small solid head
    One that can fit in your pack. On a more serious note, you need a fast dog that has endurance. Sheperds, Dalmations, Labs, cattle dogs like a Blue Heeler can go for a while to.

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    I've got a whippet greyhound mix that is amazingly agile, fast, quick, everything you would want. But she freaks out when she meets any other bikers and makes a run back down the trail. This one isn't mine but they pretty much look the same.
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    Steps to a good downhill dog:

    1: buy a dog
    2: cut its legs off
    3: give it a push

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    I love all dogs, but dalmations definetely are not the smartest of breeds... But like what was said before, you need a dog with endurance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RageHardIntoTheBendies
    Well my Chow Chow is not a great DH dog, far too lazy to actually move down the hill

    However he did do a 4' drop to flat yesterday which is cool considering he's too much of a puss to go down most set's of stairs.

    that Chow is CHILLIN!! those dogs can haul ass if they needed to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karpiel666
    Steps to a good downhill dog:

    1: buy a dog
    2: cut its legs off
    3: give it a push

    wow lets burn you in h ell you sick feck

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    My dog is FAST. I was going downhill for about a mile, topped out at 28 mph, stopped, and he was about 5 seconds behind me!!!

    He also knows to stay out of the way, and will definately attack anything threatening (mt lions), (or anything that looks like food). This guys Retriever jumped on me, my dog grabbed him by the scruff of the neck and dragged him off me... No fear of large drops or jumps, either... No fear of anything, really...

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    http://www1.snapfish.com/thumbnailsh...ue/t_=54440141

    He also won Judges Choice at an adba dog show (American Pit Bull Terrier), given to him by the president of the adba...

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    Good job!

    My mongrel is pretty good at dh.

    She's fast as crap!

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    I would think a blue healer would be a good downhill dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karpiel666
    I would think a blue healer would be a good downhill dog.
    It would be nice to have a "blue healer" in case of an accident as well. I am not so sure that my red heeler would be much fun on a DH run. He tends to get in the way. Heelers like to be a little close for comfort sometimes. I can't tell you how many times I ran over my blue dog with a horse by accident in the roping pen.

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    BT's are no good at DH. I cannot get him off the pot.
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    i have a black lab and german shepard mix......12 years old fat short but can be really hyper forabout 5 seconds then gets tired but she is the nicest dog i have ever met
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    I also just read that weimerans(spelling is not my stron point today) are good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karpiel666
    I also just read that weimerans(spelling is not my stron point today) are good.
    Your typing is killing it though.






    I won't even try Weimaraner without consulting the AKC site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karpiel666
    I would think a blue healer would be a good downhill dog.
    I have a red healer and she is a DH destroyer. I basically raised her on Windrock mtn. so she's go the place wired. She'll go off damn near all the drops just not the big gaps.
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    I like this one with a deployable wing


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtboyracer
    I like this one with a deployable wing


    hahahaha

    my lue dog may not be dh ready yet but watch out when she gets her cast off she'll be tearin that up

    ps- lab/pits are awesome

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    A cat. If it crashes it'll still land on it's feet, and if you don't like cats and have a bad run you can take it out on the cat and not feel bad.

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    My dog wins so far ;)

    My dog is a true DH,FR dog he can run so fast like around 35mph he is like a horse when he is running loads of power and technique,he is twice as fast as a Fox(hes had a few ) he has also caught a lot rabbits and other wild animals,

    He can Jump and Drop so high im talking Like anything from 8ft to 16ft possibly more,will get some shots soon,when he stands up he is about 5.4 FT so you would not want him to attack you as he is like a lion,

    His dad is a Rhodesian RidgeBack,Alsation and belive it or not his mum was a border collie cross,thats where he gets most of his brains from,he is super intelligent,

    I go out to DH tracks all the time with him he stays well out of the way(miles infront that is)

    Thought i might ad that he has alot of endurance he does at least 20miles a day with me on my bike,

    I woke him up to take these shots but he got upset as its too hot and he was probaly dreaming about running with horse's so he looks a bit sad,



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    Quote Originally Posted by Imperial
    My dog is a true DH,FR dog he can run so fast like around 35mph he is like a horse when he is running loads of power and technique,he is twice as fast as a Fox(hes had a few ) he has also caught a lot rabbits and other wild animals,

    He can Jump and Drop so high im talking Like anything from 8ft to 16ft possibly more,will get some shots soon,when he stands up he is about 5.4 FT so you would not want him to attack you as he is like a lion,

    His dad is a Rhodesian RidgeBack,Alsation and belive it or not his mum was a border collie cross,thats where he gets most of his brains from,he is super intelligent,

    I woke him up to take these shots but he got upset as its too hot and he was probaly dreaming about running with horse's so he looks a bit sad,




    awwww ur dogs a pimp

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    Quote Originally Posted by f0ggy
    awwww ur dogs a pimp

    LOL

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    If you want a dog that can ride with you, don't get any breed with a predisposition to getting hip dysplasia (German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, Rottweilers, Great Danes, Golden Retrievers, and Saint Bernards), or there is a good chance that by the times it's only a few years old it will hobble around like a 15 year old dog. If your going to go with an acutal breed, get something hardy with a historically low incidence of orthopdic problems, or get a true mutt as they tend to have fewer of these health problems.

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    hmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by DH Diva
    If you want a dog that can ride with you, don't get any breed with a predisposition to getting hip dysplasia (German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, Rottweilers, Great Danes, Golden Retrievers, and Saint Bernards), or there is a good chance that by the times it's only a few years old it will hobble around like a 15 year old dog. If your going to go with an acutal breed, get something hardy with a historically low incidence of orthopdic problems, or get a true mutt as they tend to have fewer of these health problems.

    Well ive had a couple of German Shepherds and Great Danes,they did not hobble around like a 15 year untill,Sheperds about 7 years Danes about 8 years,The germans back legs start to go as they got older,while the Danes where still very healthy when they where 8+ but they just get slower,

    You do get a few more health issues with a dog like mine(mongrels)But the only issues i get is he gets ear infections sometimes thats it,He is 5 now,

    He comes everywhere with me and im allways on a bike,

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    another fast DH dog


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtboyracer
    I like this one with a deployable wing

    I like you already.

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    oh yeah, he's like lightning
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuelinjection23
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    damn thats one ugly dog, it looks like something you left in the deep fryer for too long

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    danO was right on the money.

    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
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    They should have longer front legs than rear and a very solid head. That way when I run over one of these obstacles from the rear, it's a little like a ramp that I can get some air on. The solid head helps as my rear wheel slams over it so that I don't get too much drop as I launch. Other breeds with different builds make it awfully tough to get over them...except the small ones of course. Somebody's dog on a downhill with other riders around is a real buzz killer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davec113
    attack anything threatening (mt lions), (or anything that looks like food).
    Not hatin, just statin .

    Mt Lion (aka Puma)? I don't believe any dog would have much of a chance against a pissed off/hungry adult Mt Lion. Male pumas can reach up to 8 feet in total length and weigh in excess of 220 lbs. Females average slightly over 6 feet in length and up to 140 lbs.


    A bobcat? Good chance. But not a Mt Lion.............

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    ... and if we just ... Boston's

    Quote Originally Posted by MC9.5
    BT's are no good at DH. I cannot get him off the pot.
    My Boston is freakin' nuts! Way faster than any DH bike.
    does'nt listen for crap either.
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    Got a pic of my dogs brother,He is faster then my dog just a bit,he is better at quick turning and as hes the about same height a little shorter but lighter he can jump and drop like a tiger,when he gooes DH he is gone cant keep up,he is super hyperactive,



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    The more you go up the path the wall gets higher,about 10ft here,
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    Dodgy pic at a taller part of the wall,13ft
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    I think my dogs are Ultimate downhill dogs?

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