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toedtoes

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Paws4me - sorry. I confused you with Crowe who posted that the OP should not get a large dog. Which was why I posted that dogs are accommodating. Then you posted disagreeing with my statement mentioning a big energetic dog.

My point is that there are many large dogs who are better suited for a more sedentary lifestyle than many small dogs. Just using size to decide on activity level ends up with a lot of badly homed dogs.

I have fostered many dogs over the years. Only with two did I need to make the choice of a younger more active home for a large dog - a 6 month black lab who needed a lot of exercise to tire her out (she went to a home that had an extensive family of lab owners and who were familiar with that energy level), and an adult husky/shepherd who needed extreme mental stimulation to keep her happy (who went to a home and did agility training daily, sledding, obedience, etc., and was never left alone). Every other large dog was happy and well suited to a more sedentary lifestyle with older owners, often not doing daily walks but just enjoying their own fenced yard.

I have fostered small dogs who were far more problematic in fitting into the right home due to their energy levels.


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Posted: 08/27/19 02:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

toedtoes wrote:

Paws4me - sorry.


No worries. It happens to all of us occasionally! I was just really confused there for awhile (not that it takes much nowadays). [emoticon]


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Go to a shelter although that really is not the best place to see what a dog is really like but some shelters will let you have a trial run.

I got mine from perfect pets rescue (not a sticks and bricks shelter but in foster homes) and I see you are in connecticut....so not far. They have a van transporting vetted and fostered dogs up here every two weeks. Some are adopted right at the van and some stay in foster for awhile until their family finds them. Our girl (48 lb. lab/heller mix) came potty trained (1.5 years at adoption) with instructions where to go.

There are so many great dogs just waiting for homes...never assume that shelter dogs have issues....although before we got ours my husband did NOT share with me his thoughts about them having issues.

We had Mali for one month when we took off for a two month long trip out west. She had never slept in the same room as us (I have sleep issues so I need what I can get) but she had been in the rv a couple of times. She was great. She chewed the rope (we had her tied to the dinette table leg) twice within the first hour. It purpose was to keep her out from under driver's feet which was easily managed with some training and a big foot blocking. Her bed between our seats or she in my lap. She gets out every time we stop...mostly just to sniff and that satisfies her on the multiway trip out west from NY. We stop at dog parks here and there enroute. She is on a long line when we boondocks and I think she loves the fact that there are constantly new sniffs. She is quiet when we are out (not that much without her).

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Do a trial run of a couple of days and in the rv.


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Posted: 09/02/19 10:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Or get a senior dog that will just be happy to have a loving home!

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What I have is a toy poodle. Good thing with them is they don't shed so you won't worry cleaning your RV all the time. They are also so sweet during long travel but is scared being alone which would not happen unless you leave them inside the RV

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We have a 4yr old Goldendoodle. The day got him he was 9 wks old. His ride home that day was 100 mi. He has always loved riding and going places, including the vets. He has ridden as much as 800 mi in a day without a problem whether in the back seat of my wifes car or our crew cab. He's not a yappy dog and would lick you to death before anything else





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The definitive answer is the Standard Poodle. As the name implies, they are the Standard by which all other dogs are judged. They don't shed, are intelligent and social and have the added economic benefit of keeping a quality dog groomer employed to maintain their good looks. They are also perfect in size, no one would ever mistake one for either a horse or a drowned rat.

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parkowner, you must be a poodle owner. If so then you must know that the "standard" refers to size nothing else. Myself and many others consider the Goldendoodle to be the epitome of the two breeds. Low to zero shed, smart and easy to train, athletic, super social and great
companions. As far as size ours is 65-70 lbs so he's never mistaken for a horse, but he sure looks different after his swim. Also he keeps our groomer employed as he goes every 4-5 weeks

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hornet28 wrote:

parkowner, you must be a poodle owner. If so then you must know that the "standard" refers to size nothing else. Myself and many others consider the Goldendoodle to be the epitome of the two breeds. Low to zero shed, smart and easy to train, athletic, super social and great
companions. As far as size ours is 65-70 lbs so he's never mistaken for a horse, but he sure looks different after his swim. Also he keeps our groomer employed as he goes every 4-5 weeks
To quote a nursery rhyme "if you don't have a whole poodle, a half-a-poodle will do. If you don't have a Half-a-poodle God bless you!"

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Posted: 09/03/19 07:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The best dog is the one that chooses you.

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