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tager 01-28-2010 12:37 AM

Boat Dog
I live aboard, and I am pretty much being forced into accepting a dog. Do pugs make good boat dogs? She is free, has all of her shots, comes with toys, bed etc. and only eats about $20 a month.

What breed of dog would you get for a boat dog?

poopdeckpappy 01-28-2010 12:49 AM

Our pug loves the boat, but be aware they swim like rocks with little feet

tager 01-28-2010 12:53 AM

Maybe a PFD is in order.

poopdeckpappy 01-28-2010 12:56 AM

you bet it is

Gotta tell ya, pugs have a character unlike anyother dog I've known, be prepared to get hooked

wind_magic 01-28-2010 01:32 AM

I dislike dogs in general. Except for pugs. :)

tager 01-28-2010 01:34 AM

That's awfully high praise. They have been a well socialized breed for over 2400 years.

braidmike 01-28-2010 09:31 AM

We have a little mutt on board (liveaboards). She has her PFD that is on whenever we sail. Someone once told us, and we followed the advice, the dog is not allowed to get on or off the boat on her own. She is trained to wait even if the dock is only 6" away (and we have a low deck, it would be easy). Not sure if that has kept her from going in the drink, but so far so good. FWIW

sailingdog 01-28-2010 10:02 AM

I would go with a water dog breed, since they're far more likely to do well on a boat. A Schipperke is one breed that comes to is the Portugese Water Dog...

blt2ski 01-28-2010 11:07 AM

smackdaddy 01-28-2010 11:10 AM

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I recommend a New England Sailingdog. Though they can be testy sometimes, they usually help with fairly sound advice.

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