what dog ?

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  1. sylvester1954

    sylvester1954 Funster

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    For those with dogs that happily travel in your motorhome abroad and everywhere what type or breed would you recommend?
    I would prefer a dog that doesn't moult to much and not to big. Likewise l don't want a little pooch either....what would you recommend?
     
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    If you dont want it to moult get something with a poodle in it.
     
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    Staffie. Also doubles as a hidden alarm system.
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    If you don't want moulting, you don't want a Lab. Our beloved Lab passed away almost 5 months ago, and we are still hovering up her hair!
    You might want to consider a Labradoodle though, no moulting, and similar temperament!
     
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    Hi.
    CockerPoo. Spaniel/poodle cross. Medium'ish (Tend to be smaller than medium as a rule). Friends have two,a cream one and a Choccy one,super dogs,mix well with all size dogs and are both very loving.
    We have Border Collies ?,well.....ONE!,but the amount of fur we find i sometimes wonder if we've got FIVE. We are to old to take on another dog,but if we did,it would have to be a Border Collie,they are so clever and biddable,get you out of the house...ALL weathers and have Masters degrees in....ESP!
    So,have a look at Cockerpoo's,bit like the Portugues Water dog,now they do not moult either,so,"It's make your mind up folks"
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    image.jpeg My cockapoo is gorgeous, friendly, happy and makes us laugh every day. She doesn't moult but does need regular grooming.
    She is smaller than a cocker spaniel.
     
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    Whippet: nice size & little hair moult, doesn't need grooming, no dog smell when wet (in case that bothers you!), coat doesn't hold dirt so no bathing. Poodle: any size you want, doesn't moult, needs grooming
     
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    We considered getting a dog and although I prefer larger dogs (would love a Spanish water dog) after much research decided a mini schnauzer would suit travels in a PVC better.

    I think there are a few funsters who have them.

    As it happens we decided that at the moment, with work commitments as they are, it wouldn't be right to have a dog.
     
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    image.jpeg She eats, sleeps and moults a bit, but I wouldn't be without her
     
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    staffie without any doubt. give them a good brush with a grooming mit once a week and theres no shedding on the furniture or carpet. being a short haired terrier breed, dirt doesnt stick to them either. all that and still a proper dog and not a designer mongrel with health issues
     
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    We have a yellow Labrador and a beagle. The beagle doesn't seem to moult much and is a fantastic companion dog. The lab moults and eats everything she comes into contact with. I wouldn't be without either, but for a medium sized good natured and affectionate dog, a beagle is hard to beat.
     
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    Archie planning where to dump his next load of fur ...
    Thank God for Mr Dyson
     
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    Welsh Springer \ Scottish Border Collie cross (Sprollie?) is a definite no no.

    Sheds enough fur every day to make a double duvet!
    Feathered legs, tail and belly that collects every bit of dirt that's going!
    Ears long and furry enough to sook up half his dinner!
    Needs loads of exercise (been biting my ankle since 05.00ish to go out)!:sleep:
    Guard dog, eh no unless he licks them to death!:(
    Scared of any load sudden noise - so much for being a gun dog!:rolleyes:
    Daft as a brush!:eek:

    Would we be without him? Eh no.:love:

    Never mind what flavour of dug. Get yourself over to your local rescue centre, see what you \ they take a shine to and give a wee furry monster a second chance. You know it makes sense.(y)
     
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    image.jpg Miniature Schnauzers are great (Non shedding), or even the standard size if you like bigger dogs. They have a great nature even if they look grumpy at times!!
     
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    There are plenty of crossbreed dogs in a rescue centre, which not only make excellent companions but you are also giving a dog a life instead of paying £££'s to a breeder for a designer dog that, at the end of the day, is actually a mongrel.

    Gets hard hat and waits for incoming..........

    This is a rescue dog. He loves the van with a passion. His ginger friend is fostered but at 15 isn't really going anywhere image.jpg
     
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    ... removes your hard hat and drops an egg on your head ....

    A dogs a dog.. and they're all great :)
     
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    (y) .......but now has runny egg all over the toupee and running down the face :confused:
     
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    Once you've removed the hair (and dog hair!) scramble the eggs! Or let the dugs lick the raw egg off, oors loves eggs.(y):)
     
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    I will take the liberty of posting a pic of @Cat53 pair of ruffians..:)

    would like a pair of these..anyone? its nigh on Christmas? :D

    while remembering a dog is not just for Christmas:coffee:

    cat.jpg
     
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    Good plan. Jake the idiot dog (failed gun dog who was rescued) is a spaniel; therefore he will eat anything.......he cannot be described as proud.
     
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