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Old October 27th, 2011, 04:20 AM
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Still searching for a perfect dog

Still havent found a dog. (

I recently got a great job, but I will be travelling a lot and because I will be away from home, family and friends i am planning to adopt a dog to be on a road with me.

I have a hard time finding a dog that will be perfect for me, so thats why im asking so many questions.

What im looking for in a dog is:- being able to move from place to place ( like 2 countries in a month )
- possibly big
- an athletic dog that love to play and be active, friendly to other animals

And another thing that I would like to know - are there any limits on how far can dogs travel? And where do they travel? Are they with you or in a cage? Thats the first thing I should check before I start searching for a companion.

Thank you all and I hope soon I find a new BFF.
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Old October 27th, 2011, 06:00 AM
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in order to have your dog in the airline/(some trains) with you, you're better off getting a small dog so he/she does not have to be caged with the luggage.
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Old October 27th, 2011, 07:23 AM
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Hmmmmm looking for the perfect dog!!!! Good Luck
What about a Dobie?
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Old October 27th, 2011, 07:43 AM
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If you are doing the driving and taking the dog in a car or van, you can get harnesses that hook through a fastened seatbelt. They let your dog sit up and lie down, but keep her or him from flyying out the window in case of an accident or just because they saw a cat or squirrel.
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Old October 27th, 2011, 08:11 AM
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TWo countries in a month? Will it be back and forth between two countries or is the number of countries higher? I wonder if this is the right time for a dog at all.

Some concerns you didn't mention:

Vaccination requirements in every country involved.

Quarantine rules.

Licensing rules.


Some dogs travel well, in a car, some don't. I don't see how you can possibly know this till after the fact. Unless you will get an adult dog and the seller is honest. Will it be car travel or airline as asked above?

If you get a puppy I think it would be quite difficult to properly raise a pup when you are starting a new job. You'd have to find new places or people to help you with letting the wee thing out to potty and exercise while you are away. Also consider trainging classes. Unless your new job itself involves driving and pup can go with? Still, would dog/pup have to wait in the car for long periods of time?

Sorry, it really, really doesn't sound like a good idea at all to me.
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Old October 27th, 2011, 08:48 AM
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TWo countries in a month? Will it be back and forth between two countries or is the number of countries higher? I wonder if this is the right time for a dog at all.

Some concerns you didn't mention:

Vaccination requirements in every country involved.

Quarantine rules.

Licensing rules.


Some dogs travel well, in a car, some don't. I don't see how you can possibly know this till after the fact. Unless you will get an adult dog and the seller is honest. Will it be car travel or airline as asked above?

If you get a puppy I think it would be quite difficult to properly raise a pup when you are starting a new job. You'd have to find new places or people to help you with letting the wee thing out to potty and exercise while you are away. Also consider trainging classes. Unless your new job itself involves driving and pup can go with? Still, would dog/pup have to wait in the car for long periods of time?

Sorry, it really, really doesn't sound like a good idea at all to me.

Longblades echoes my concerns here bigtime! Especially those of Quarantine.

Traveling to certain countries will require MANDATORY quarantine.
and one of the harshest is the UK, where there is a mandatory 6 month quarantine on ALL incoming animals because they are hypervigilant about rabies. There is no rabies in the UK and they do not accept proof of a rabies shot in lieu of the mandatory quarantine AFAIK.
In japan the mandatory quarantine is 14 days.

I would SERIOUSLY be looking into all the countries I will be traveling to to make sure what all the requirements are. This may be a big can of worms for you depending on the countries that you will be regularly traveling to. It will also likely INCREASE your wait times and required paperwork in almost every International airport that you go to. Intense research is required on your part for this...

Good luck.
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Old October 28th, 2011, 03:12 PM
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TWo countries in a month? Will it be back and forth between two countries or is the number of countries higher? I wonder if this is the right time for a dog at all.

Some concerns you didn't mention:

Vaccination requirements in every country involved.

Quarantine rules.

Licensing rules.


Some dogs travel well, in a car, some don't. I don't see how you can possibly know this till after the fact. Unless you will get an adult dog and the seller is honest. Will it be car travel or airline as asked above?

If you get a puppy I think it would be quite difficult to properly raise a pup when you are starting a new job. You'd have to find new places or people to help you with letting the wee thing out to potty and exercise while you are away. Also consider trainging classes. Unless your new job itself involves driving and pup can go with? Still, would dog/pup have to wait in the car for long periods of time?

Sorry, it really, really doesn't sound like a good idea at all to me.
1. I will have people helping me and its not really a tough job, its basically travelling around and being only 2hrs a day (the dog would not be alone) in an office. Its very free and fun job, so I will have plenty of time for a dog.

2. Its a lot of travelling, but like I said its a GREAT job, a DREAM job and sometimes you fly in a private plane (still cant believe in so lucky), but people are very nice and free minded (not sure if its the right word), so its not a problem having a puppy.
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Old November 11th, 2011, 04:54 PM
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Still havent found a dog. (

I recently got a great job, but I will be travelling a lot and because I will be away from home, family and friends i am planning to adopt a dog to be on a road with me.

I have a hard time finding a dog that will be perfect for me, so thats why im asking so many questions.

What im looking for in a dog is:- being able to move from place to place ( like 2 countries in a month )
- possibly big
- an athletic dog that love to play and be active, friendly to other animals

And another thing that I would like to know - are there any limits on how far can dogs travel? And where do they travel? Are they with you or in a cage? Thats the first thing I should check before I start searching for a companion.

Thank you all and I hope soon I find a new BFF.
if you want a dog that is very loyal,doesn`t care where he goes as long as he or she is by your side,loves the outdoors and if you travel alone offer the best protection,i suggest the chesapeake bay retriever,just remember they need daily exercise and a strong leader,good luck.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 03:06 PM
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Still havent found a dog. (

I recently got a great job, but I will be travelling a lot and because I will be away from home, family and friends i am planning to adopt a dog to be on a road with me.

I have a hard time finding a dog that will be perfect for me, so thats why im asking so many questions.

What im looking for in a dog is:- being able to move from place to place ( like 2 countries in a month )
- possibly big
- an athletic dog that love to play and be active, friendly to other animals

And another thing that I would like to know - are there any limits on how far can dogs travel? And where do they travel? Are they with you or in a cage? Thats the first thing I should check before I start searching for a companion.

Thank you all and I hope soon I find a new BFF.
It sounds like you could choose almost any breed of mid-sized dog, or small dog: Our 55lbs beagle walkerhound curls into a tiny ball and loves taking day-long car trips with us - we are constantly traveling in our car all over the US and between the US and Canada (you need to be up to date on rabies shots)... Your "perfect dog" will depend some on pedigree and also on how much you put into the dog through training (incl exercise), time and love.

I think it may be a good idea to keep an open mind when looking for "the perfect dog". At the same time, you may want to get a more clear definition of what you want your life to be like: Are you going to enjoy spending hours exercising your dog? Potty-training a puppy? Will you be okay with vacuuming up hair? Constant grooming? Barker vs non-barker? Some reflection on this may help direct you to certain breeds. Some traits and personalities come with the breeds, sometimes they don't.

It's also a good idea to know what you can take and what's too much for you. We adopted our hound from a local shelter. She'd been bounced around from families to shelters her whole life. The last family returned her because she kept escaping out of their yard - that was a deal breaker for them. What's the deal breaker for you?

My husband and I are Canadians living in the south/mid-west US. We see a LOT of stray dogs down here and a LOT of great family dogs in shelters. (SO much more than back in Ontario). It seems like a real problem here, so it upsets me to hear of families giving up perfectly good dogs because they didn't know what they were getting into. A dog isn't supposed to make your life easier (they're a lot of work), they're supposed to enrich it. It sounds like this is what you're looking for so good luck!
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