Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Manitoulin Island Ontario
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We had a small (20lb) terrier mix mutt who lived and travelled with us for 2 years on a 27 ft boat.He hated the water but was quite happy as long as we were with him.He needed a life jacket not just for safety reasons but also as he was black it kept him cool when it was hot.Whatever type of dog you have it changes how you cruise and where you anchor as our old dog did not like pooping or peeing on board.We did try with a turf mat but even when hubby peed on it to start things off old Obi did not want to know.
My opinion is a smaller dog is much more convenient,easier to get on and off,less food to carry,and less poop to dispose of.Some men have trouble with owning a small dog though,they think it is unmanly??!!