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Old 08-17-2011, 08:24 PM   #85
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We ride with a 70lb labradoodle and a 7 lb Morkie. Quite the pair.

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Old 08-17-2011, 10:25 PM   #86
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Wow.. good sized "doodle". We have a 1.5 y.o. Aussy Labradoodle.. miniature.. she is 20# and cute as a bug. She's preggy right now and will have pups by the end of the month. Guess I should post a pic of her..

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Old 08-17-2011, 10:37 PM   #87
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We LOVE our 2 Miniature Schnauzers. They travel well, are just the right size and temperament.

I'd say, stick to small to medium-size breeds. Less food to bring, and sh*t to pick up.

We travel with a Toy Manchester Terrier - 11 lbs of all terrier. Small enough that he doesn't take up too much room, but big enough he doesn't need to be lifted in and out of the coach. He is a pound dog (Elkhart, IN) that has proved to be the smartest dog we have ever had - sometimes too smart!!
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:55 PM   #88
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we visited the dog pound today and think we are going to take a 2 year old female spayed cocker spaniel...did not see anyone mention this ...do any of you have any experience with cocker spaniels...this dog was calm, friendly..we have a 9 year old grandson that visits and just want to make sure we get a dog with a good temperment...our little grandson just fell in love with her. what do you all think? thanks for all the responses.
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:30 AM   #89
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Originally Posted by GreatWhite
Wow.. good sized "doodle". We have a 1.5 y.o. Aussy Labradoodle.. miniature.. she is 20# and cute as a bug. She's preggy right now and will have pups by the end of the month. Guess I should post a pic of her..
I'd like to see her pic.

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Old 08-18-2011, 06:31 AM   #90
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I've been a groomer for over 30 years and now work in a veterinary hospital. I do not know about this particular Cocker Spanial but I would be wary. Cockers used to be the number one breed and because of that, they have many issues. Ear problems, eye problems, skin issues, those are the main ones from a veterinary point of veiw. Not a really healthy breed overall. As a groomer, there are two kinds of Cockers. The ones that bite and the ones that are so terrified that they pee all over you. Find out why this dog was given up. Hold her paws, play with her ears, do all the things a child might do and judge her reaction. Make a loud noise and see if she bolts for cover. Give her food and try and take it away. I have met lovely tempered Cockers but they don't usually end up in shelters, just be careful.
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Good morning ... I have to say my two pups are great I have a mini schnauzer and a American cocker spaniel ... Who is a pacifist (lol) he's a great pup 5 years old very playful not one nasty bone in his body ... I do agree with the last post on being suspect to ear infections but we do ear cleaning with drops once a week and we brush our dogs teeth nightly ... Proper hygiene makes a healthy dog... We were lucky with our span... He doesn't have the bulging eyes or short snout so as far as health issues none really he's friendly never had a instant where he showed teeth or went after anyone....I guess with any breed any health issues can arise and tempers can come out of no where. We also have my daughters two cats here and they all get along very well ...
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:05 AM   #92
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"Lily" is a 14lb Siba Inu, about 11 years old. She's a great traveling dog, only barks once in a while (sometimes several days go by without a bark), pretty independent, and a bit on the the aloof side (kinda like a cat).

The only issue is when she shed's you could stuff a pillow case with what comes off that 14lb frame!

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Old 08-19-2011, 12:44 PM   #93
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Like most, we are dog lovers and had a dog with us when we owned our first three RVs. Now the dog (s) are gone. Other than the lost company, camping is 100% better. All the things you MUST do with a dog, we no longer have to do. We sit in our MH drinking coffee as our neighbor walks his dogs in the pouring rain.
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Old 08-19-2011, 02:13 PM   #94
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To us, it is worth the inconveniences of tending the dog...walking in the rain, cold, heat. Our miniature schnauzer and the standard schnauzer are both great companions and are really missed if they are at the groomers or the vets.

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We have a five year old female black labrador and a two year old female standard poodle. The poodle is the alpha dog. They get along well together and seem to enjoy RV trips. Well, the lab tolerates the trips and loves the outings when we arrive; the poodle loves all aspects of the trip.

The poodle adapted quickly to riding in a moving vehicle. She's very graceful and learning to change balance in sync with the MH as we bumped down the road seemed a natural to her. Her normal duty station is to sit between the driver's and copilot's seats and watch out the windshield as the world goes by. The lab will be snoozing back in the rear of the living room somewhere.

Love 'em both! My brother and I took the RV to Oshkosh for Airventure and the dogs stayed home with my wife. The RV seemed empty at night without them. (dogs and DW, of course!)
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Don't know if smaller is better, but we have 2 dalmations. They are the last of 5 and are now approaching 13 years old. They love to travel and enjoy camping. We are trying not to think of replacements when they go. Since they are brother and sisiter we believe that when one goes the other won't be far behind. We hope to get a couple more years.

I would vote for something with short hair and maybe on the smaller side.

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