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What breed of dog would make a good trail and camping dog?

asked 2018-04-14 11:57:54 -0500

I go camping and horse back riding all the time and I would like to get a dog that was able to come with me. I know each dog is different but I would like to know a breed that would be a good fit/ happy as a trail dog, and able to go for 6-10 hours. My main concern is that the dog has to be friendly with other people or dogs that we might come across and that it’s big enough where I don’t have to constantly worry about it being around the horses, and of course I would wanna dog that generally would stick with us! Chasing a squirrel or deer is okay but I wouldn’t want it to go off and not come back when I call.

I always wanted a Great Perinese but I know they tend to not listen the best (which could be dangerous when trail ridding) and blue heelers and Ausies have to high a higher chance of being agressive or over protective (I’ve had them in the past and love them but I don’t want another) I was thinking maybe a Vizsla but I am not sure? Any ideas?? Or experiences on what to get or not to??

I know any dog can have good or bad traits and I plain on doing a lot of training, but I want to start out on the right foot with the right instinctual manirisms.

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Normally, it depends on personal choice, but as I think Pitbull puppies are best breed that make a good trail. You can read further about https://matterhow.com/dog/pitbull-puppies/ (Pitbull Puppies)

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answered 2018-06-19 19:19:03 -0500

Standard Poodle.

They are extremely smart and can go all day. They are hunting dogs and have the perfect blend of all-day energy and loyalty. They are big enough that you don't have to worry about them on the trail, yet light enough to swing over your saddle if needed. I trail walk my Poodles off-leash all the time. Best trail dogs ever as long as you train them.

Plus their coat protects them to a degree from mosquito bits and ticks. You can trim them any way you like. There is a famous quote about the Standard Poodles:

"Poodles are Labs with a college education. My Poodle will do anything your Labrador will do. After a day of retrieving in the field, your Lab wants to curl up and snore in front of the fire. My Poodle wants to be a fourth at bridge and tell naughty stories." --Ann Rogers Clark

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answered 2018-04-16 07:16:11 -0500

German shepherd, Australian shepherd, bully mix, golden retriever, border collie, labradoodle, poodle, lab. There are so many. I hike with my German Shepherds all the time but I wish they had a lab like coat so mud cake off easier.

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answered 2018-04-19 14:31:50 -0500

Labs are great! You may also want to consider a German Shorthair Pointer. They are excellent camping and hiking companions, it's like they are born for that life!

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answered 2018-04-14 15:11:00 -0500

Definitely a Golden retriever. Perfect with horses. Friendly and loving

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answered 2018-06-30 17:24:58 -0500

Pitbull or pitbull mix. Friendly and easy to train. Plenty of wonderful already trained pitbulls in shelters all the way across the nation. Most are great dogs!

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answered 2018-07-31 23:09:52 -0500

Maybe look into the working or sporting breeds. Dogs that are bred to be out all day working

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answered 2018-04-14 15:04:24 -0500

You can't go wrong with a Labrador Retriever

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