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Why are there so many wicked french motorhomers who turn up on an aire then tie their dogs up outside the van and leave it there all night, while they sit inside, heating on, sipping wine while watching TV?

Why bother to have a dog in the first place the wicked ba$£@€$
 
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I leave one of mine outside, she prefers it cold. The other one is opposite and she comes in. Doesn’t mean I am wicked, means I know my dogs and cater for their needs.

To be fair, being French, I am surprised they were tied up. 😂

The in one.

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The out one.

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Are the French dogs making a nuisance of themselves barking etc.
My neighbours dog lives outside he prefers it goes on the house no issues but always wants to go to his kennel outside.
Never any bother.
 
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I'm obviously too much of a softie thinking it's out of order getting a dog and leaving it outside all the time?
Don’t think it’s soft, if the dog was cold, barking, whining, upset, lonely then I agree.

Mine prefers being outside and doesn’t like a lot of fuss, the smaller one prefers being inside and barks outside, she also reacts to strangers walking by which drives me nuts and we are working on sorting that.

I suppose it all depends on the dog.

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Many working dogs live outside very happily.

Our cocker was intended to be an outside dog, from the working side of the breed, but then we met our ‘show breed’ cocker and fell in love… she’s not the right blood line to be an outdoor dog… she’ll also be sixteen in May, so is very cosseted now
 
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I'm obviously too much of a softie thinking it's out of order getting a dog and leaving it outside all the time?

We had a Samoyed which stayed outside all day until the RSPCA came as a result of a neighbour complaining we were being cruel keeping it out in the cold

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Siberian Huskies known for their wonderful warm coat, needless to say the RSPCA guy apologised and laughed.
 

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Surely there are indoor dogs and outdoor dogs.
A friend has had two Rottweiller dogs that were never allowed indoors. They happily lived outside although they had a lovely kennel.
I've seen a few Moho with a cage in the garage and the dog's travels in that
 
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I get it with dogs living outside at home, if their breed is more aclimatised to living that way. I've had dogs all my life including 2 German Shepherds who loved staying out all day, but never at night.

But the French examples I'm referring to where a King Charles, chihuahua and a labrador, none of which I could imagine have been bred to live like that.

As I say, I may be going soft with age and me getting up in the middle of the night to cover up my staffie so she doesn't get cold, might be a symptom of that. But at least I can go back to sleep not worrying about a dog tied to the van outside.

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We would find it strange also but I guess if the dogs are settled then it’s normal to them.
I would not be happy if they were unsettled and making a noise
 
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I leave one of mine outside, she prefers it cold. The other one is opposite and she comes in. Doesn’t mean I am wicked, means I know my dogs and cater for their needs.

To be fair, being French, I am surprised they were tied up. 😂

The in one.

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The out one.

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That’s a great security system you have there.👍
 

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Most other nationalities have different views on their dog to us, we are softies really.
The French seem to have two distinct types of dog-
The pet dog who gets treated like a child and the working dog that stays outside, acts security and frightens anyone too close to the property.
I suppose if you had one of these guard dogs it might not be possible to leave it home in someone else’s care-would poss rip them apart-so dog has to come on holiday and seeing as it lives outside-guarding-it’s probably dirty and smelly and used to being outside!
We saw one in France on an Aire and it was kept in the ‘garage’ of the van with the door shut, door opened food shoved in door shut, that was it!
 
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Our last dog, a GSD/Border Collie cross preferred to be outside during the day, even in winter, probably due to the thickness of her coat. However, she always came in at night.

That was her choice, or perhaps it was because we had brought her in each night since she was a puppy And she had been “trained“ that way.

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That’s a great security system you have there.👍
Yes, I don’t have to worry about Lucy when she is out running them.

The Malinois would make an excellent protection dog, she reacts when people get too close, make sudden movements near her or have something in their hands she doesn’t like the look of. It’s all noise but you wouldn’t know that.

As she is a family pet though I aim to keep it that way and won’t be allowing her to be aggressive in the slightest.

The bigger one however is the opposite, you could bludgeon us if you fussed her while doing it. 😂
 
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Why are there so many wicked french motorhomers who turn up on an aire then tie their dogs up outside the van and leave it there all night, while they sit inside, heating on, sipping wine while watching TV?

Why bother to have a dog in the first place the wicked ba$£@€$
What about the people with German motorhomes.
 
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Why are there so many wicked french motorhomers who turn up on an aire then tie their dogs up outside the van and leave it there all night, while they sit inside, heating on, sipping wine while watching TV?

Why bother to have a dog in the first place the wicked ba$£@€$
Why has the boat in your avatar got 3 engines.
 
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Why has the boat in your avatar got 3 engines.
Cause its a rare Sealine that was produced in limited numbers.....who needs 3 engines? And that one ended up being taken to the Norfolk Broads, like usual need 3 engines with a maximum speed limit in certain stretches of 6mph?
 

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I'm obviously too much of a softie thinking it's out of order getting a dog and leaving it outside all the time?

Our dogs, always slept outside when we were kids, as did most friend's dogs. It's rare these days though, according to Instagram and facebook most people sleep with thei pets these days :D
 
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In the two years that I was in Paris the woman in the fourth floor flat above mine had three cats and a dog and I never saw any of them go or be taken outdoors.
 
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Cause its a rare Sealine that was produced in limited numbers.....who needs 3 engines? And that one ended up being taken to the Norfolk Broads, like usual need 3 engines with a maximum speed limit in certain stretches of 6mph?
So what does the extra engine do, Is it just for slow speed then?
 
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Yes, I don’t have to worry about Lucy when she is out running them.

The Malinois would make an excellent protection dog, she reacts when people get too close, make sudden movements near her or have something in their hands she doesn’t like the look of. It’s all noise but you wouldn’t know that.

As she is a family pet though I aim to keep it that way and won’t be allowing her to be aggressive in the slightest.

The bigger one however is the opposite, you could bludgeon us if you fussed her while doing it. 😂
What a lovely pair. I have an East European Shepherd - bred to live in harsh conditions but will sleep anywhere in or out as long as she is by my side. Family call her a “Velcro” dog and she certainly wouldn’t like being left outside van if I was inside. She comes with me most places, is silent and deadly not sure what she’d do if I tied her up outside and left her.
 
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I'm obviously too much of a softie thinking it's out of order getting a dog and leaving it outside all the time?
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Probably you never thought that they were already living outside when at home. Lots of people having dogs work all day, and to them, caring their dog(s) means let them enjoy liberty and the possibility to have a wee when ever they need it. Just a way to see things. It doesn't mean it is worse, especially if they have always lived outside. Portugueses do the same. I don't think it is a "French" thing. You just realise it ...because you holiday in my country....
 
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So what does the extra engine do, Is it just for slow speed then?
No its a full powered engine the same as the other two. I believe you can use the middle engine on its own for river cruising or all 3 at the same time Just? It's a Sealine 365 Sportsbridge limited edition triple engine. Just means the owner has more expense and maintenance. It's bad enough having to service 2 outdrives let alone 3 and can you imagine the fuel bill?.

I just transported it so didn't ask the owner the obvious questions about his motive to have a 3 engined Sealine on the Norfolk Broads :unsure: He paid me so I'm happy (y)
 

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Why are there so many wicked french motorhomers who turn up on an aire then tie their dogs up outside the van and leave it there all night, while they sit inside, heating on, sipping wine while watching TV?

Why bother to have a dog in the first place the wicked ba$£@€$
Both of mine prefer to be inside with me, even sleep "IN" the bed under the covers its a good job I built a large double because they both like cuddling up!

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