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I will soon be searching for a new family dog. Anybody out there with any thoughts on what kind of dog would make a good sailing buddy? We've got a Pearson 303 and sail on the coast of Maine.
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We just became parents to a Boykin Spaniel. He is great on the boat so far. The adult size will be 30-38lbs, so not so big. We previously had a chesapeake retriever, 80lbs, I think size is a big livability/boatability issue for me. But, almost any dog is more willing than you to go for a boat ride.
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I had a toy poodle on my boat. Gawd, she loved going sailing! Here's a pic of her in the v-berth waiting for breakfast.
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We have Mouse Terriers. We like them because they use a litterbox.
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We used to take our black lab. He didnt like heeling much and would take up a lot of room in the cockpit. He used to sit on the benches but would slide off when we tacked.
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We sailed with our miniature schnauzer (Mexico to Japan). He was great, right sized for our boat and didn't love the water which kept the MOB opportunities to a minimum.
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Life jacket, short leash, or free range...?

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There are 6 Cavalier King Charles spaniels in my YC that sail and power boat with their people, Out number all other kinds by 2 or 3!





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On off-shore trips how, where and on what would your pooches relieve themselves? Siamese mentioned a litter box. What about others. We just coastal cruise so the dog could always go ashore even if that meant going for a swim which he loved.
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