What dog to give a home to.

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  1. Kevinthecat

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    I have wanted to give a great home to a dog for a long time now but I'm not sure what dog to get to add to our enjoyment of motor homing. I had terriers many years ago but have not had a dog since. I like Rottweilers but being practical they may be too big for motor homing. I want a dog which will walk for miles but also enjoy curling up while I read or wash the van ( I love washing the van) a mate mentioned getting a dog which doesn't shed hair . I know the old saying size matters but I would be grateful for any advice on giving a dog a fantastic home who will be loved , one thing I'm sure of, it will be female . :Smile::Smile:
     
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    Jack Russell

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    I say you need a collie.
     
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    Border Terrier. Can go all day, up hill and down dale but equally keen to curl up in front of the fire with you, or lay by your feet while you read a book.
     
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    We have a standard poodle(quite big), 6 months old, fantastically intelligent, comparatively easy to train. He loves to play, but will happily push out 8hrs sleep overnight. Loves exercise, he's off the lead on open spaces and never strays more than 50m's from us. Best of all, he doesn't moult, his hair is really designed to get wet and dry quickly.

    We had our first poodle by chance from a rescue, never thought I would like them, mainly because of the way breeders cut their hair....In fact, they are a great breed of dog, and look great when their coat is scruffy. Get one as a pup, you can then develop it to suit your needs.
     
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    Yorkshire terrier, no moulting and no better alarm system to warn of prowlers:thumb:
     
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    I'd second a Jack Russell great little dogs and real characters,our last one died whenhe was 18 and was still as fit as a butchers dog as they say. We now have Toby who is 4 and super fit I normally run round the forest once a week and take him with me and 12miles later he just springs up into boot tail wagging and looking at me as if to say come on fattie let's run some more :Rofl1::Rofl1:.

    While travelling he sleeps in his cage that fits between the two front seats its actually one of the plastic ones people take their cats to vet in, and won't get a better guard dog he can be lying sleeping and without getting up or opening his eyes he will start barking if someone is outside that's his lazy side.
     
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    We've just inherited a Jack Russel cross, his previous owner has just moved into a flat and unable to keep him, every sound, ears prick up and anyone coming to near starts to bark.
     

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    I second the Border Terrier - our 3 year old can walk/run for miles, easily will do a 5 mile walk and then go out for a romp on the beach and race around with my son's dog. But she loves to be with us so is quite content to curl up while we are reading or whatever. Loves the motorhome too.
    She came to live with us last June at the age of 3, had lived in a small village in southern England, hardly ever been out in a car, not really socialised with dogs. Now jumps in the car or motorhome the minute the door opens, loves our son's dog and the company of the majority of other dogs, having learnt the fun of racing around the beach with other dogs.
    They were originally bread to follow the hounds fox hunting and would go down a fox's burrow to flush them out so can run all day.
    Poppy is our first small dog, first terrier (always had labradors or irish setters) and is such a character, we wouldn't swop her for anything!!!

     
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    if you like rotties other than for size, think Staffordshire Bull Terrier. A proper dog but of a sensible size. Stamina to walk all day but just as happy to be a couch potato. Minimal shedding being a short haired breed and very easy to maintain grooming wise.

    they really are the perfect travel companion. And not yappy like a little dog


    but then again I am biased as we have 3 in our home, my mum has 1 and my daughter has 1 and getting another pup this year. Being brought up by a staffie as mum was working, I always have and always will share my life with one or more. they love the motorhome lifestyle too
     
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    Bichon Frise lovely dogs, good temperament, and no molting.
     
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    What dog to give a home to

    Bichon Frise,no moulting,best companion you will have, and truely so caring and clean dogs if you know what i mean?............mine comes everywhere with us and she is so much fun to have with us ,you wont be sorry .:thumb:.please remember that a dog is for life .
     
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    Staffies make a great companion. Our last dog was a staffie boxer cross and apart from the continual shedding of hair was brilliant and loved going away in his motorhome.

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    Two Border Collies. Excellent fun and highly intelligent.
     
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    We went through this. Our choice in the end was a Cairn terrier, small but a proper dog he will walk, run and play all day long, very loyal, doesn't shed hair, if he get muddy a quick wipe down job done.
     
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    Yorkshire Terrier - no shedding of coat at all
     
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    I would like one like Haganap's.

    What a beautiful dog that is.
     
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    It sounds like a Dachshund `` sausage dog ´´ would suit your bill, they are great companions and love to travel, and live to a right old age , My father had one and he lived to 18yrs old , it may suit you, also a great temperament, good to have around children and other pets, :Smile:
     
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