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Old 08-02-2012, 08:26 PM   #29
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We travel with 2 Chihuahuas. Great travel companions. They shed very little and very easy to clean up behind (lol). We have never had a problem leaving them when we go shopping, sightseeing, etc. Just leave them plenty of water and food and they are good to go.

We never leave home without them!!

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Old 08-02-2012, 08:27 PM   #30
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Our little 13lb. schnoodle (schnauzer and poodle mix) doesn't shed, rarely barks, and just brightens our day. Loves to ride in the truck, trailer, or boat. Desperately wants to make friends with the gray cat next door & loves to chase robins. Has bad hair days and doesn't care.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:04 PM   #31
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Had a boxer 11 years, the sweetest dog ever, never made a sound, shed very little and we camped with her starting in a westphalia and went through about 5 different rigs with her. She adapted to whatever the situation was. Most small breeds bark too much for me.
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:39 PM   #32
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I perfer pets that are large enough to take care of theirselves.

Do they use the flush toilet and fix their own dinner etc. etc., or what???

No they don't do these chores, but between the eagles that like 'easy meals', bears and moose, they need to be able to fight back. Several years ago, there was a husband/wife traveling up here and stopped in Valdez for fuel. The DW got out of the MH along with their small dog. There was an eagle near by that saw an easy meal and came swooping down for the little dog. SNATCH, it was gone!!!!! DW when crazy and the husband went around to the other side of the MH and went "YES"!!!!!
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:52 PM   #33
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I hope this question about dogs and motorhomes will help me and my DW help us select a dog that is right for motorhome travel. I have always had big dogs, (Labs)and lots of land for them to run on. Now we have a motorhome. Our last dog was a big black lab and she passed away a couple of years ago and I just didn't want another dog right away. Well now is the time to get a new dog and I would like some imput from this community on what kind of dogs adapt well to the close quarters and such. I am sure I don't want another big dog now and so I ask this question. What kind of dog has worked for you and your wife in a Class A motorhome. thanks for any help you can give..
I have a lab and couldn't do without him. Go with another big dog.
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:16 PM   #34
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We travel with our Siberian husky. She loves going on trips and is tall enough to sit and look out the front window while we drive. Well behaved after training as a pup. I think you should trust your instincts a get a dog that you both like and enjoy. No pets is nice too, more freedom. What to do?
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:22 PM   #35
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We have a boxer that travels with us and she is great to travel with. Loves the MH and does really well.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:22 AM   #36
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Thanks for all the responses. On the hunt now for a new dog. So many choices. It will be a rescue dog for sure. No need to fund a puppy mill.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:32 AM   #37
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Get a poodle! They come in all sizes, shapes and colors. They do not shed, smart, loyal and they are very eager to please. We wouldn't have any other kind of dog. There is a reason that so many breeders are trying to improve breeds by mixing other kinds of dogs with poodles. Why not skip the middleman and just get one!

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Old 08-03-2012, 08:46 AM   #38
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Thanks for all the responses. On the hunt now for a new dog. So many choices. It will be a rescue dog for sure. No need to fund a puppy mill.
On behalf of shelter dogs everywhere Thank you!!!! Some dog is going to get a good "forever home"
The above post is just my experience/opinion which is worth exactly what you paid for it.

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Old 08-03-2012, 08:57 AM   #39
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I have had many dogs over my life and enjoy their company. Had a cocker for about 16 years. She was a great traveler and friend. Now I have a Welsh Corgi that came from a rescue shelter North of Atlanta. We adopted her when she was 6 months old. Had to drive from extreme South Georgia to Atlanta to get her. She is great, loves to travel in the MH and rarely barks. She makes friends easily with about everyone she meets. Try and get your dog from a rescue shelter if possible and not a breeder or puppy mill. Let the dog pick you. Regardless of what you get, I hope you enjoy it as much as we do ours.
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:58 AM   #40
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If you want the BEST companion dog that is bigger, look at retired racing Greyhounds.

It you want to go for a walk, they are ready. If you want to lay around all day on a rainy day, that is O.K. with them also.

Owners of this breed call them "45 MPH Couch Potatoes", and having had two of them, I can say that this is true! Contrary to popular belief, they DO NOT require a lot of exercise. If fact they need less exercise than most small dogs.

They don't take up much floor space because they will seek out a quiet corner, or be on your bed!

There is a reason most owners have two. They are so good, you can't have just one!
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As someone said in an earlier post, get a rescue dog under twenty pounds . We adopted a Pug last year and we would be lost without him, he loves to travel , loves other dogs, and likes people, he is very agile, smart as a whip, and doesn't shed much.
Whatever you decide , you cant go wrong having a dog with you , sure there will be times that it is tough ,but all in all the joy,love and companionship that you will get in return is worth it. Good luck
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:36 AM   #42
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My suggestion? No dogs. I love dogs, I have four, two rat terriers and two great pyrenees. When I travel, I leave them at home. I have someone take care of them. IMHO, dogs aggravate me in a campground. I once stoppek at a KOA in California and when I went to park in my assigned space, the woman next door had teo dobermans tied to my picnic table. When she asked if I wanted her to move them, I told her no, I was going to another park and then I did just that.

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