What is the best bushcrafting dog?

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Niels

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Do any of your dogs go of leash by the way? Mine doesn't really he always fully ignores me when of leash. It's the only thing I don't like about him.:(
 

Chiseller

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Do any of your dogs go of leash by the way? Mine doesn't really he always fully ignores me when of leash. It's the only thing I don't like about him.:(
When I was a pre-ban hunter, mine would be leashed to discourage "hunting up" and for energy conservation.
These days he runs free and if he catches something .....then it is nature ;). For a bullxgreyhound he has an exceptional nose. The down side of hunting up, is if its caught out of sight he sometimes has the bad traight of eating his kill, if he considers it too small to share :D he's squirrel mad :D
 
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Do any of your dogs go of leash by the way? Mine doesn't really he always fully ignores me when of leash. It's the only thing I don't like about him.:(
Mine is on a lead ( 10 meters long) more often than he's not. He has very strong hunting instincts ( in his prime he was an exceptional hunter ) & deaf to all calls when 'on the chase' so to protect the other half of the local wildlife he hadn't yet decimated I decided to keeep him on the lead except in areas where there are few critters to crunch........now he is deaf, period. :) & on a lead for his own protection.
 
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Bluebs4

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Mine is on a lead ( 10 meters long) more often than he's not. He has very strong hunting instincts ( in his prime he was an exceptional hunter ) & deaf to all calls when 'on the chase' so to protect the other half of the local wildlife he hadn't yet decimated I decided to keeep him on the lead except in areas where there are few critters to crunch........now he is deaf, period. :) & on a lead for his own protection.
I know the feeling my boy just picks up the sent in the air then its Yeeeehaaa ......but not fun when out In a park with and little white fluffy things some call dogs that look like rabbits (10 meter leash) so on with the lead
 

Mick w.

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The only time my border collie is on a lead is when we're next to a road, which isn't often. My lab, on the other hand, only gets off the lead when I can see that either there's no-one around that doesn't know him, or that there's no other distractions. He's headstrong and boisterous, not aggressive, but I don't want to be one of those annoying people that shouts,
"it's alright, he won't hurt you!"
at the top of my voice as my out-of-control dog hurtles towards some poor innocent rambler...
 

Niels

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The only time my border collie is on a lead is when we're next to a road, which isn't often. My lab, on the other hand, only gets off the lead when I can see that either there's no-one around that doesn't know him, or that there's no other distractions. He's headstrong and boisterous, not aggressive, but I don't want to be one of those annoying people that shouts,
"it's alright, he won't hurt you!"
at the top of my voice as my out-of-control dog hurtles towards some poor innocent rambler...
Hehe mine has exactly that he won't hurt anybody, but he will always go chasing after joggers and he likes everybody way to much. :rolleyes: He would be fine if we didn't run in to anybody. Even in quiet areas I usually keep a 2 meter lead dangling from him so I can still make him give his ball if he doesn't want to. (Or any other thing that's not good for dogs to eat like plastic.) If there's one thing I do know it is: The more tired my dog is, the happier I am.:D
 

andyc54

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ive got the in laws jack russell walking to heal with no lead even if other dogs or people about its one of the things that i like about him but to be on the safe side next to a road hes on the lead although if he hears a car he comes straight to me and sits waiting for a comand or the leader.his recall is nearly 100% he chased a fox but i still called him back to me
 

chimpy leon

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Another vote for the labrador



They will help you find water (no matter how rancid!) and will be more than happy to help carry (eat) bush tucker. The one above is no happier than when he's in the woods (apart when in the rancid water he finds).
 

ol smokey

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I would tend to agree with Bushwhacker, any dog of any breed that has been trained to do what it is told without
Reservation will do me. I tend to prefer Border Collies, because wanting to learn seems to be part of their nature.
I did not even need to put my instructions into words, and she seemed to sense what I wanted her to do.
I had trained her from the age of seven weeks, and still kept up her instructions and PRAISE, every day though she was just on 14 years when I sadly had to have her put to sleep. I miss her every day, though that was more than a year ago
WOOdsmoke knew her well and praised her behaviour, and I can vouch for his love of his dog, the two of them were great pals together. (His dog and mine)
 
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Bowlander

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Heard an interesting program about dogs the other week which makes sense. The early wolf/dogs that followed the camps of hunters weren't after the scraps but fed mainly out of the latrines - a more regular source of food for them!
 

Goatboy

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One that carries all his kit in his own doggy possibles pouches. Or "possibles pooches":)









PS Mereside, Indy is a beautiful looking pup.