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02-18-2010 07:41 PM
Originally Posted by blt2ski View Post
Do these NE sailing dogs know how to handle a mono hull? or a mono hull with trailing hulls? or a true multi a catamaran?

ok, enough pushing buttons for the day eh!LOL

I don't know about that, but a Portuguese water dog is not just a dog, but a crew member, or at least it used to be . Each boat had two...and they worked hard and were paid, like other crew members...well, not as much but 1/5 of the salary of a man.

"Portuguese Water Dogs are originally from the Portuguese region of the Algarve, from where the breed expanded to all around Portugal's coast, where they were taught to herd fish into fishermen's nets, to retrieve lost tackle or broken nets, and to act as couriers from ship to ship, or ship to shore.

Portuguese Water Dogs rode in bobbing fishing trawlers as they worked their way from the warm Atlantic waters of Portugal to the frigid fishing waters off the coast of Iceland where the fleets caught cod to bring home.

Portuguese Water Dogs were often taken with sailors during the Portuguese discoveries."

Portuguese Water Dog - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Portuguese Water Dog Information and Pictures, Portuguese Water Dogs
02-18-2010 05:56 PM
Originally Posted by Kenif View Post
In fact I might even name the boat psychobitch in her honour!

But that may confuse the wife.
Thanks for that
02-18-2010 05:20 PM
Kenif Guys,

I have a 38kg German Shepherd.

The design of the boat will be assessed with her ability to move safely around the boat.

She's been throguh some tough times with me when she the only one there so i reckon shje should also share in the good times as well.

In fact I might even name the boat psychobitch in her honour!

But that may confuse the wife.
02-18-2010 02:34 PM
jwreck I had a girlfriend with a pug once. Damn dog was sweet, but a nightmare to deal with. Had to eat a special food or her hair would fall out. Constantly getting respiratory infections. Very smart though.
02-06-2010 11:39 PM
Originally Posted by Danny33 View Post
My Jack Russel , AKA , Queen Bee < is the real Capitain of the ship !
02-06-2010 09:56 PM
Danny33 My Jack Russel , AKA , Queen Bee < is the real Capitain of the ship !
02-05-2010 12:57 AM
tager Ha. Yea I am finding that her jumping skills necessitate a lot of handling of wet dog.
01-29-2010 09:00 AM
braidmike I feel the need to warn you of other consequences of dogs living on boats...
Because our mutt can't climb the companion way stairs, we now have a doggie door (a recycled 8" Lewmar hatch) to allow access from the quarter berth to the cockpit.
Because the jump from the floor to the quarter berth was a little bit high, we now have a custom shelf/step.
Because my tool shelf under the table feels like a dark den, my tools must find another home.
I could go on, but you get the idea.
01-28-2010 07:41 PM
CaptainForce A properly trained dog will not jump in the water; however, our dog, Zorro, was once missing in 2003 and we had to backtrack our course for two miles to find him.

Zorro does pee off the stern on command.....

Schipperke's excel as boat dogs. He also barks at other boats in the fog that we can only see on radar.
Zorro see's you, Aythya crew
01-28-2010 02:42 PM
CalebD It was amazing how many pugs I started noticing after the movie 'Men in Black' came out.
That movie made a believer out of me in the pug personality cult. Then again I have always liked dogs and have come to appreciate how varied feline personalities can be.
YouTube - singing dog (pug from 'men in black')
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