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[at-l] Dogs

I'm not thinking of bringing it with me on a thru-hike, just on
weekend/less-than-a-week hikes.

On Thu, Oct 24, 2002 at 06:43:57PM -0400, I received a message from Charles=
 Davidson to which I felt pleasantly compelled to respond by saying:
> Yo,
> =09My advice is to wait and get a dog after your hike and if you have a d=
og now leave it at home. :-)
> =09That is rather direct but it is my opinion. About the only animals I h=
ave had trouble with on the trail are dogs. By trouble I mean dogs that I h=
ave meet on the trail snarling with teeth showing threatening Ill bit you i=
f you proceed with your hike unless you dispatch with me first. Or stinking=
 wet dogs brought into shelters who sling rain water from their coats all o=
ver you and your gear, at least the stinking hikers don't do that hahaha. E=
xpensive ultralight hiking gear doesn't stand up well
> to claws from the happy animals either. Please consider these things when=
 you hike with your dog.
> chase
> "Billie H. Cleek" wrote:
> >
> > Hey folks,
> >
> > I'm starting to look at getting a dog.  I've researched a lot, and righ=
> > now I'm strongly considering a Giant Schnauzer.  They're from the
> > working dog group, and definitely like exercise.  One of the things I'l=
> > want to do with my dog is hike (of course).  Do any of you have
> > experience or knowledge of Giant Schnauzers that you can share with me?
> > If you have experience or knowledge of Giant Schauzers as a hiking dog
> > I'd greatly appreciate it, but I'll settle for whatever you can offer.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Cleek
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