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    I know of quite a few people who have truck dogs-mostly terriers and a few toys. Can anyone tell me what the appeal is to having anything but a retriever on your truck?

    I'm currently dog sitting a 9 week old miniature dachschund and I was so sure that, while fun, I'd be happy to see her go home, but...

    ..she & my avatar dog have become inseparable. I'm happy as a one dog owner, but I wonder now if once she goes I should consider getting him a "companion" dog. She brings out his "I'm a funny guy" side. Truck dog or another retriever? Or kidnap this dog?!?

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    I can't say on a truck dog but having two dogs is awesome. They wear each other out, they make you laugh, and they have someone to keep them company while you are gone. I would say get another retriever though as I am not a fan of little dogs and you can find a nice rescue if you don't want it for training.
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    Again, no experience with a truck dog. I have a 4 year old lab and a 16 month old chessie that are as good buddies as you could hope. When we visited my sister in Portland, it was a toss up as to who got to be best buds with her mini schnauzer. Heck they both loved her to death but I don't think that means they want her on their truck! I think truck dogs are for the people! They want someting tiny to cuddle with.
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    Miriam time to get a chessie puppy!!
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    I thought truck dog was the title given to retired field trial dogs. Has your old dog earned it's TD, truck dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Halstead View Post
    I thought truck dog was the title given to retired field trial dogs. Has your old dog earned it's TD, truck dog.
    I have high hopes that he will. His limitations are only that I own him, but thanks for the razz.

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    Okay I have to weigh in on this one M. I have four goldens, two ancient retired and the boys. If someone had told me a year ago I would have a truck dog I would have asked them which loony bin should I send a card too? Most little dogs seem obnoxious, or so I thought. Then I met Bridget Carlsens little Norwich and I started to think differently. They are what you put into them. My JRT is quiet, obiedient, and just a sweet little girl. I've worked hard with her and because she is food motivated we have flown. I love taking her everywhere with me, she's 13 pounds, 10 inches tall. Takes up no space. Plus (can't believe I'm saying this) they have the cutest little dogs clothes! Yikes! The fact that she plays the retriever game is just a plus. I was hooked on her by the first hour off the plane after she arrived from out west. The agiity training with her is a hoot and now Ryder is doing ag. She is also getting good at tracking. I really think the best thing I did was put aside my golden only mentality, and took a chance on this little ball of fun. Right now she is digging under the sheets and running circles around Ryder. The fluffs adore her and she them. I say get you baby a friend. Don't rule out the truck dogs, especially if you feel that one field dog is where you are comfortable in your training and also costs of another golden is a consideration as well. Two is my personal limit for the field.

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    when I got married my wife brought with her a pair of mini dachshunds and they are the two most irritating obnoxious dogs Ive ever lived with. (all has to do with how she raised them). but my lab loves one of them and its great to watch them play, specially since I had to send my terrier mix to live with my folks.
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    SCHIPPERKES!!!!! They are the best!
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    The wife is talking about getting some little yappie lap dog. One I hope she's just yanking my chain, and two I hope she doesn't go off the deep end and waste money on doggie clothes.
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