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Old 11-03-2011, 10:43 PM   #1
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I'm moving to the point in my life where I am considering buying a four legged companion .
One of the big things that I want from my dog is that (s)he will be coming with me in all of my outdoor adventures. My question is: What dogs are the best for riding in back (or front) without the top on? I don't want him/her jumping out of the back or hurting themselves, and of course don't want them carsick! Any suggestions?

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Old 11-03-2011, 11:01 PM   #2
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A well trained dog of any breed will suit you fine. Check out your local adoption center. Plenty of good pets that need a good home and be perfect for your jeep.

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I have two doofy labs, one sits perfectly fine in the back with the top off with his head resting on the spare, the other is harnessed in at all times. The key is training the dog to go for rides.
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I was pretty certain that any dog would do fine with proper training. I've had dogs growing up, but this would be the first of my own. I just figured some breeds would do better than others in cars!
I'm leaning a little towards Greyhounds, but still am not sure whether one would be all right in a car. The most important thing is knowing everything before getting one! Thanks for the info so far!
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:30 PM   #5
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Grey hounds are super sweet dogs, high energy though! Need plenty of play time! Most dogs do well in cars as long as you start them off young. I know some clients at work who never took their dogs in a car until they started taking them to my work and they get car sick so the key (ontop of training) Is taking them for rides. I'd recommend a harness or dog seatbelt si.ply for the dogs safety just In case.
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:23 AM   #6
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Ive had greyhounds my whole life, and with my experience they are really sweet. They actually aren't really that high energy compared some other dogs that family member or friends have had. Although from my memory they dont really do to well in cars, but ours never went for car rides.

Im lookin for a dog also so im excited to see where this thread goes
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:27 AM   #7
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^^^^ My boxer does the same.
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:25 AM   #9
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Wicked boxer . I also had questions about what kind of a harness to get for a dog, does that one attach to the rear seat?
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He is beautifull↑
I would think almost any dog would be good but I do have a couple that I can comment about. A Jack Russell would be great because they are a short haired dog with no fear & small enough to not cost a lot to feed. Don't get a Cocker Spaniel, they can be tempremental & some have a very sensative nature like mine, although he is a wonderfull companion, he is timid & doesn't like any changes in his normal routine. If we don't spend time with him or we have guests he becomes the mad crapper, he's also a revenge pooper
A friend has a Golden Retriever & she is beautifull, he takes her in his Jeep & she seems to love it
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ever think of letting the dog choose you, instead of just buying the "one" you like.
i let harley choose me, he's an awesome dog, boxer border collie ,,, more energy than a lighting bolt, and strong as the hulk, but he is also a 65 pound lap dog.
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I think alot of it also depends on the particular dog. My favorite dog ever was a pug. He was horrible in the truck. Great in the house. But I have seen pugs that do well in a truck. I think it depends on training, how often they get to go, how they are introduced to it, and their personality too.

Currently I have a border collie/golden retriever mutt. She's fantastic at everything I've tried to get her to do and she's still very young. I x100 the comment about adoption and also not going with any preconceived notions about which dog; let him/her pick you. If you're looking for a companion you will know which one is meant for you.

We also have an AKC registered Doberman. It took years before he was calm enough to car ride up front in the passenger seat.
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:31 AM   #13
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I have an American Bulldog... Daisy Mae, LOVES rollin' in the jeep... she's not too crazy about driving on the ranch with it... big clumsy dogs have a tendency to face plant in the dash when going over dirty roads lol. As long as you have fun wherever you go... every dog will love riding in vehicles. Put them in jeep with the leash on, top on and windows down.. so they understand they need to stay in... then windows and back window off but top on.. then after a while top off.... then if you want to.. doors off... it takes time for that though.

But wherever you go, when you get there, make a big deal about them being good in the jeep, and play with them.. that way, everytime they get in the jeep they will get excited and behave. Daisy Mae, can ride in the jeep, no top, no doors and either sleeps in her passenger seat.. or looks all around as we drive.
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:04 PM   #14
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Another vote for getting a dog from the local humane society/animal shelter. My dog goes with me almost everywhere I go, including several out of state trips. She is a great Jeep rider. She is a hunting dog and no matter how good I train her, if she saw a cat, squirrel, etc I would not trust her not to jump out. When I have the top off I use Safari Straps netting.
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Old 11-05-2011, 12:05 PM   #15
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Both of my dogs are rescue dogs, one is a mutt (wire haired terrier, shit zhu, llaso apso mix) the other is a rat terrier. Both do great in my Jeep. I will be getting safari straps this spring for piece of mind but last summer they never game me any problems while riding. One usually sits in the front seat on my wife's lap and the other likes to stand with his back legs on the back seat and his front on the center console.
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Old 11-05-2011, 12:48 PM   #16
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I'm looking for a dog, april is not mine, but she comes by for a ride every now and then
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I got a Boston Terrier, 100% My favorite dog breed of all time, they are just like a Miniature Boxer. Cost less to feed, accepted in apartments if you had to move for some reason, just as fiesty, and they are fast! Mine was very easy to train and he is down for anything...
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I got a Boston Terrier, 100% My favorite dog breed of all time, they are just like a Miniature Boxer. Cost less to feed, accepted in apartments if you had to move for some reason, just as fiesty, and they are fast! Mine was very easy to train and he is down for anything...
Will he run with you? I'm interested bc I want a dog,
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he loves running, but it depends on how long of a run you go on, any dog with this kind of snout i dont know the scientific name, but boxers,bulldogs, boston terriers, will over heat themselves if ran too hard they don't breath the best... So if you mean like 2 mile jogs then I wouldn't recommend one. Look into small cattle hearding dogs like an Australian heeler.
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he loves running, but it depends on how long of a run you go on, any dog with this kind of snout i dont know the scientific name, but boxers,bulldogs, boston terriers, will over heat themselves if ran too hard they don't breath the best... So if you mean like 2 mile jogs then I wouldn't recommend one. Look into small cattle hearding dogs like an Australian heeler.
Im looking at a Aussie shepherd that's at my local shelter
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Old 11-06-2011, 04:12 AM   #21
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I agree 100% with everyone who said about adoption centers. The best dog you will ever have is a rescued one. My dog showed up at my house about 4 years ago, and has been my best friend ever since. I beleive his previous owners misstreated him (he used to cower when we would go to pet him) but he has since gotten over that, although he does have separation issues. He loves riding in the car. Doesn't matter where to, as long as he is with someone, he is perfectly happy and will just sit and be quiet and look out the window, or sleep. Best dog ever.
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He loves riding in the car. Doesn't matter where to, as long as he is with someone, ...
I hope he doesn't go riding in the car by himself!!

Sorry it's late and I'm getting a little giddy but that cracked me up.


p.s. CUTE dog. Does look like a good one.
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I don't know about people that don't like dogs.Anyway this is my good friend Scruggs.He's a Aussie,Rides, camps,helps with cows,and great company.
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I hope he doesn't go riding in the car by himself!!

Sorry it's late and I'm getting a little giddy but that cracked me up.


p.s. CUTE dog. Does look like a good one.

Hah he wouldn't be able to sleep if he was by himself. Thanks, everybody loves him and always askes if they can have him.
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Thanks for all of the positive replies everyone!
I will be looking at all of the local shelters, and hopefully by the holiday time putting up my own pictures of a four legged friend!
Keep the Jeepdog pictures rolling!
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Seem to be a lot of boxer lovers here! I knew we'd get along!

This is Grace, our seven year old boxer (also a pound puppy)...


And her new best friend, Bo (Japanese Spitz)
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I recently had 2 boxers. One of my favorite breeds. However, they don't live very long, very prone to tumors/cancer.

Both of mine didn't live past 9 years old, died from cancer complications.

My vet referred to boxers as 'tumor factories'.
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I recently had 2 boxers. One of my favorite breeds. However, they don't live very long, very prone to tumors/cancer.

Both of mine didn't live past 9 years old, died from cancer complications.

My vet referred to boxers as 'tumor factories'.
this is common in the larger breeds unfortunately

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