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Bushlore Topics => Bushlore and Outdoor Skills => Topic started by: MnSportsman on January 25, 2013, 05:55:55 PM

Title: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: MnSportsman on January 25, 2013, 05:55:55 PM
     I was thinking a bit today about my bush partner, Duke. We haven't been out for a few days since I am working on a finish trim job about 25+ miles one way from our home. The weather has been cold...sometimes not even above -0-deg. F. for the highs. Duke doesn't care much about the cold, he just wants to get out in the sticks. My having to work each day has put a bit of a damper on our getting out a few times a week. He is not happy with that, & complains each time I leave to go to work, as he thinks I am going off to the sticks without him, even when I tell him I have to go "work". ( I even wear a different jacket so he knows something is different. Doesn't matter..) Regardless... It got me to thinking, as I drove to work today... There are about 750+ B&B members now & I was trying to think of who has dogs for Bush pals , & I could only come up with a few member names. I connected me & Duke, & then went thru the following:


Madmax + "Max"


Woodsrunner & "Zip" +plus I think there is another or two, but "Zip"is the one I remember right now.   
                     

Woods Woman has about five or six bush buddies that are dogs, & I know that ones name is the same as my bush pal(Duke).


Wood Trekker I think, has a dog or too,but I do not know the names.


Imnukesc has a beagle( I think,might be a basset hound) that likes to get on his bed, but I do not remember the name, nor if he has another dog buddy.


I think there a few more, but I cannot recollect them at this time,nor during the time I have been thinking on this... I apologize if I missed anyone, but it has plumb escaped me, to remember any more folks & their dog friends.


No matter if I remember or not... That is only about 5-6 that I remember that take our dog pals out to the sticks with us, on occasion. Some take them out almost all the time, & others only occasionally... But they go out with us.. That is around a number that is less than 1% of the membership of this forum. I am pretty sure that that percentage does not reflect on the percentage of folks who have dogs as their pals. So that brought some things to my mind...


So.... I have 2 questions...


1) If ya have a dog(s) , what is its' name(s) & do you take them with you when ya get out in the woods bushcrafting/camping, or the like?

{I take Duke out almost every time I go out....as most of you know.}


(Pics are welcome, but not necessary)


2) If ya do take your dog out with you, please tell the things you do if you only go out for a few hours or , if you go out for a few days & nights?

     {I, take my buddy, Duke, with me most every time I go out, unless there is a good reason not to take him. He sleeps where he likes... Either, next to me on the ground, or some where close. ( if I am in a hammock). I only tie him up when there is good reason to do so. ( coyotes near, or other folks in the area. things like that.) I feed him what I/we are eating after we are done. No special foods brought along. I do bring a dish for him most times.. I can think of more thing but I want to leave some  things for any who wish to reply here.}


( I.E. - Food you take along, or do you just share your eats? Do you take bedding , or share yours? Do you tie up your pal at night, or leave the dog(s loose to make  up their own mind if they should stay,or roam? Things like that...)


I have a couple of more questions, but maybe this topic will grow & they will come out as things go on...


So... If ya have the time & would like to share anything about your dog(s) & if they get out to the bush/woods/sticks/etc. with ya. I'd bet there is more folks than just me, that would like to hear about it. Or, see pictures.... if you can share the pictures with us. :)


I sure hope that there are some here at B&B that will share their thoughts on this topic.. I know I am sure curious to know what folks here at B&B have to say about their dog partners& getting out into the bush/woods with them...


BTW... Even if ya don't have a dog as a bush pardner... Maybe you can tell us why ya don't, or  even why, if ya do have one... Why ya wouldn't take them out & along with ya on trips to the outdoors...? That would be interesting to hear about also...


 :D
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Wilderbeast on January 25, 2013, 06:13:00 PM
My buddy is Opie the Golden Doodle.  He comes with me on my hikes and keeps me company. 

This is him as a pup.  He's an 80 lb boy now.

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s482/wildernut/chickencoop3002.jpg)
Title: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Bearhunter on January 25, 2013, 06:54:40 PM
MnS, we have two beagles. They go with us pretty much everywhere we go whether it be to town or hiking/camping.
They ride in the canoe with us when we are out in the canoe fishing.
They've climbed mountains, etc.
Being that we live in the woods, they are 'free shorties' and run around here as they please, except they have to be in before dark.
We don't carry bedding for them because they BOTH sleep with my wife in her mummy bag. Sunshine sleeps at her feet and Zero sleeps up by her chest. They have done this since they were puppies.
We carry dog food for them, they both use to have little backpacks and carried their own food, bowls, etc.
A couple of years ago we were coming out from a camping/fishing trip and they both lost their packs in the brush somewhere :shrug: :mad:
We generally don't ever tie them up in camp, we just let them run around and torment the snowshoe hares ;D
They are 'brother and sister' from a different litter. She was nine in November and he was 8.
We have to watch where we carry them these days because of wolves :(
We have them around here, but they tend to stay up higher or in the winter down on the ranches. Basically, where ever the elk are.
There pretty good pups...
We've had MANY folks tell us that they have never known any beagles that were so well behaved :)
We taught them at a very young age that barking and or howling is not allowed in the house.




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Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: WoodsWoman on January 25, 2013, 07:08:54 PM
Good subject, MnSport.   I'd like to learn more on this one.
 
Yes.. I have six dogs..but I dont know wich ONE I'm going to try to train to go out with me.     Goldie never shuts up..so she's the first one scritched off the 'go out' list.  Buddy would never lay still..or even be in camp with me.  Hershey is lame.  Tina sleeps with me at night..but she'd growl at every noise.  Sweety is Hubbys dog..her and I just stay in our own corners...  So that leaves Duke..  and he's never had a collar on so this should be interesting. 
 
Do you guys take along dry or canned foods for your dog?   And do you bring along a water bowl/water bottle just for the dog?
 
WW.
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: imnukensc on January 25, 2013, 07:22:36 PM
Good topic, MnS.  Unfortunately, due to health issues I don't get out and about like I used to.  Since I live on a few acres the dogs have plenty of room to roam, but I have an underground or "invisible" fence so the dogs don't leave the yard.  I'm pretty much surrounded by woods on three sides.  I do take very frequent strolls around the property checking on the things, looking for bird's nests in the spring, tending to various shrubs and plants, picking up dead limbs, etc. and the dogs (and the cat) are right there following along.  If I've got the right pic, Butterbutt, the half basset/half???? is on the left, the cat in the middle is Maggie, and the 30 pound Heinz 57 on the right is Griz (or Grizzly, really).  As you can see, they don't like each other.  Due to the coyotes here now, we keep them in at night, but during the day, the doggie doors are open and they can come and go as they please.  Your topic has given me an idea, though.  This spring I'm going to have to have my 7 year old grandson over here for a camp out in the back yard.  (I'd much rather have him camping out on a river bank fishing for catfish, running trot lines, etc., but I'm just not able to physically do that stuff any more.)  The pups can stay out there with us.  They are both actually very good watch dogs.  I dont' know for sure, but I bet the cat will be right in the thick of things because she would much rather be outside at night hunting than cooped up in the house.  (The cat is one murdering little machine!)

 (http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p632/imnukensc/0aa2958f.jpg)



Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: MnSportsman on January 26, 2013, 09:04:24 AM
WB.....I didn't know you had a bush pal dog! Good looking one too! :) Even as a pup, Opie looks like he would like be a fun one to be around when out & about! Can you tell us some of the things about going out with him on your trips... like if you take him on overnights & things like that. I am interested. :D


Bearhunter,
    That's cool that you have 2 dogs for bush pals! It it nice to hear they have the run of the place. I can't usually do that with Duke very often, as I live in a small rural town & the laws don't allow it. That is one of the reasons I take him out to the sticks as often as I can. To get him out & let him be "free" & roam about & run all he wants. ;) He does go on lil trips of his own once in a while, without permission. He is almost 5 & every once in a while , he uses that good nose of his to locate a possible "date". Sometimes it takes me a while to track him down other times, he just comes back on his own.  :( Luckily , no one has called the law on him , yet... Knock on wood. He is not "fixed", as I want to get a pup out of him sometime, but with the "date" of my choosing, & not his...LOL :D  So I hope he isn't too successful in his own dating travels.

Thnx for sharing some of the things you have done with the dogs along, and some of the things you do. :D


WW, sounds as thought Tina  and/or Duke will be the candidates for your dog companion on any trips out & about. :) Although leaving any of the others back might be an issue. The others may want to go, even if you don't want them to. They might make a ruckus & complain. That would be a bummer.. Hopefully you'll get the chance to let us know how things turn out when ya get the chance to tell us. :) I'm glad ya like the topic, I thought it would be interesting too.
 :D


imnukeensc,
    I appreciate you responding, Butterbutt... that's the name I couldn't remember. Ooops.. Sorry to Butterbutt for not remembering his name..LOL Griz looks like he might be a good one to travel with too. Not sure about the cat, Maggie though... I am a dog guy, but my experience with cats is that they like to do their own thing a lot , so I am not sure that a cat would hang out, or just go off on their own. :) Sorry to hear that you aren't able to get out like you would like to do. That idea of having you & your grandson camping out in the backyard is a good one & could make for some good memories for both of you...& the dogs. ( Maggie too, if she wants to..LOL ). :)


Thnx for sharing with us!
 :D


Thnx again to all of ya so far. I hope there is more. There have been 4 posts  but 50+ views as I post this. Hopefully others will share their answers with us too, rather than just looking. Even if ya don't have a dog , you can still post. Let us know your thoughts about the topic/subject. I know some folks don't like having dogs around when they are out. Not sure why, But I have some ideas. Maybe someone would post & tell us why they wouldn't want to have them around. That would be interesting to hear as well as ones who do take their dogs along..


Thnx again, both the ones who post & the w=ones who just peek in.. But, being a "forum", I'd like to see a few more posts. That is the reason a lot of us joined..LOL To read & to post. Jump right in... the water is fine...
 ;)

Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: 04man on January 26, 2013, 12:23:39 PM
I have four dogs that I love to be around. Three Weim's and a Heeler/Corgie mix. Mostly we run in the open areas and bush and seldom in too public of a place. Seems most civilized folks fear dogs first and accept them later. They only get leashed in the back of the truck for their own safety.
I'll add that they are outside only dogs 'cause they'd track the outside inside on their feet.

When I camp/hunt I've usually got at least one or three with me. The Heeler/Corgie is damn smart and chooses when to listen which creates a problem but that's another story. How can you be a true dog lover and leave them behind? I think you can tell a lot about a person through dogs and kids! And I'll add that we have never had a sitter for our boy. Typical civilized folk think we're a 'funny' family; one big pack!

When I get more free time those dogs will carry their own food. I really like those doggie packs. No reason I should burden that load as well. We camp out of my little trailer kinda like a base camp or a patrol base depending whom I'm with! Dogs and humans re supply there.

Offroad exploration is so slow that the dogs run along side smelling the millions of new smells to be had!
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Derej on January 29, 2013, 04:28:19 PM
Here is my bush-dog.

(http://i1246.photobucket.com/albums/gg617/Derej2000/DSCF0136-1.jpg)

Her name is Honey Bea. I wish I could take her more places with me.
Also, Im of the opinion that my dog is never off leash except in her own back yard. She listens better than most children on the trial but you never know what may spoke or excite her to run off.

She carries her own backpack with food/water and her bowl, a spare first aid kit for both of us, ID for her and where we are at that trip. Sometimes, if cold, she will carry her own sleeping pad and/or knife.

 - Derej
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Binalith on January 29, 2013, 04:39:04 PM
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n581/obee508/IMAG0243-1.jpg)
Betty is my constant companion. except for work, climbing and occasional trips to the bar we are together. I share my food and my bivouac with her indoors and out. I pretty much treat her as an equal except where 'dogness' doesn't mix well with 'society-ness' then she's at heel....or ignoring me and listening to moles burrow...I could have been more strict.
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: madmax on January 30, 2013, 06:00:22 AM
Max.  He pretty much goes where I go.  I think he got about 110 nights out in 2012.  I feed him dry food (Blue).  He has 2 of those collapsible cordura bowls for food and water.  He minds very well and leashes well too.  I don't leash him unless there's likely to be people around.  We've run into bear, wounded downed deer, poisonous snakes, and all kinds of small critters.  When I say STOP!  He has always obeyed.  He knows the boundaries of camp and never goes very far over them. He is one fine bush buddy.

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/madmaxx3/IMG_0839.jpg)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on January 30, 2013, 07:24:21 AM
That's cool you guys have good dogs to take out with you.  I have a lab that is scared of her own shadow, I tried taking her out and all she'd do is hide under my truck and not come out.  I've had her since she was 6 weeks old and I have no idea why she's so skittish like that.  She just isn't comfortable anywhere but home.  It's sad cause I was wanting a duck/goose dog and woods roaming buddy when I got her. 
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: MnSportsman on January 30, 2013, 08:47:15 AM




04man,
   Thnx for telling us about your 4 pals! :)
I think I should see what I can do about one of those dogpacks for Duke also. That & a sled for winter. He's about to be 5, so I don't know how he would do with either, but I think it is worth the try. Then he can carry his own stuff, rather than me sharing mine. Although I haven't cared doing it for this long, you folks are making me think I been a "sucker" for doing it. LOL ;) So, I think he should start carrying his stuff. LOL


Thnx again for sharing!
 :thumbsup:


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Derej,
    Thnx for showing us the pic of "Honey Bea"! Great looking pal! Sad to hear she doesn't get to roam much when out in the sticks, But you know her best.Would hate to hear of her having a bad experience, or roam too far. Once again, it is cool to hear of dogs that carry their own load! :)


Thnx again!
 :thumbsup:


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Binilath,


Good looking buddy there in the pic! Thanks for showing us!
 :)
Your comment below the pic just about basically describes the relationship I have with Duke. :) I see you even put a nest/pad of boughs down for Betty. That's a thoughtful thing to do for your pal. Shows ya care, & I wonder if you thought anyone might notice that detail. ;) LOL I do the same thing for Duke. Pretty cool!
 :thumbsup:


Thnx for joining in!
 :D

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madmax,
   Thnx for giving us another look at Max & telling us a bit. :) I was hoping you would post up another pic of Max! :) I think he is a sharp looking dog! :) He looks like you described him, seems like he is smart stouthearted & loyal. I would like to see what one of those collapsible bowls looks like if ya get the chances one time. I just use a steel one.


Thnx again for sharing!
 :thumbsup:

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OutdoorEnvy,
     Bummer to hear about your lab not wanting to get out hunting & in the woods with ya. :( I guess sometimes our pals don't always join in with us, even though we want them to very much. I am sure you have tried  doing a lil bit at a time, but I wonder if you have ever tried taking your lab along when you go out with your daughter. Maybe that might be the ticket to persuade the lab to get out more? Dunno,but if ya haven't tried,give it a thought? :) Might work a bit.
BTW, what is your labs name,please?
 :)


Thnx for taking the time to post!
 :thumbsup:

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Been a cool topic so far...Hope to see more bush pal dog pics, & a little more about how you spend your trip out in the sticks & what you or they carry along!
Or,if ya don't have a dog for a bush pal, why not? I think it would be interesting to hear about that too!


 :D


Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on January 30, 2013, 08:52:49 AM



OutdoorEnvy,
     Bummer to hear about your lab not wanting to get out hunting & in the woods with ya. :( I guess sometimes our pals don't always join in with us, even though we want them to very much. I am sure you have tried  doing a lil bit at a time, but I wonder if you have ever tried taking your lab along when you go out with your daughter. Maybe that might be the ticket to persuade the lab to get out more? Dunno,but if ya haven't tried,give it a thought? :) Might work a bit.
BTW, what is your labs name,please?
 :)


Her name is Roxy, yes I've tried everything I can think of.  She's 7 now and for the first two years I really took her and tried everything.  Even neighborhood walks, going to the lake and walking the shoreline, taking the family, no family.  I gave up.  I still try to take her out from time to time but honestly it's so pointless I don't bother much anymore.  She's terrified and looks miserable and it ruins any outing I take her on.  It's just a bummer.  And I don't want two dogs and of course kids and family are attached to her so when she goes I'll get to try it again.  I'm hoping I can go with a respected breeder kennel next time to almost ensure I get a dog interested in the outdoors.  I'm thinking maybe a springer spaniel for the next one...
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: beanbag on January 30, 2013, 10:35:07 AM
This is Skipper:

(http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz62/beanbag_photos111/Pound%20Ridge%201-2-12/PoundRidge1-2-12002.jpg?t=1325542998)

He's a pure bred mutt and a great hiker.

(http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc401/beanbag_photos1111/major%20welch%2011-28-2010/Harriman11282010010.jpg?t=1290998632)

He is the dog my wife always wanted, and when she saw he needed to be rescued she didn't hesitate.  Now he's my best friend.

(http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc401/beanbag_photos1111/snowshoeing/x-cskiandskippy007.jpg?t=1296753272)

(http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz62/beanbag_photos111/Rattler/staycation2010025.jpg?t=1281301537)

(http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz62/beanbag_photos111/Rattler/staycation2010043.jpg?t=1281301269)

(http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz62/beanbag_photos111/Rattler/staycation2010038.jpg?t=1281301428)

Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Derej on January 30, 2013, 08:52:22 PM


Derej,
    Thnx for showing us the pic of "Honey Bea"! Great looking pal! Sad to hear she doesn't get to roam much when out in the sticks, But you know her best.Would hate to hear of her having a bad experience, or roam too far. Once again, it is cool to hear of dogs that carry their own load! :)


Thnx again!
 :thumbsup:



Honestly I think even being off leash she wouldn't roam far. She is so codependent I think she might freak out if she couldnt see me.
Plus the leash is the compromise, I promise she stays on the leash and the wife "allows" me and Beas to go into the woods. Now that I think about it maybe Im the one on a leash, being walked by my dog.

 - Derej
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: MnSportsman on January 31, 2013, 06:57:54 AM

Her name is Roxy, yes I've tried everything I can think of.  She's 7 now and for the first two years I really took her and tried everything.  Even neighborhood walks, going to the lake and walking the shoreline, taking the family, no family.  I gave up.  I still try to take her out from time to time but honestly it's so pointless I don't bother much anymore.  She's terrified and looks miserable and it ruins any outing I take her on.  It's just a bummer.  And I don't want two dogs and of course kids and family are attached to her so when she goes I'll get to try it again.  I'm hoping I can go with a respected breeder kennel next time to almost ensure I get a dog interested in the outdoors.  I'm thinking maybe a springer spaniel for the next one...
OutdoorEnvy,
     Thnxfor telling us about "Roxy", even though she isn't what you wanted as far as hunting & being"outdoorsy". But, I would think she is likely a great dog, with you & your family otherwise. I know folks who have dogs with great pedigrees & championship sires & dames that are outstanding hunters, but every once in a while folks will pay a lot of $$ for pups, & the dog ends up being "gun-shy", or just plain won't hunt. I think it happens more than many folks realize. Regardless, hopefully you will end up with a dog that you can take with you out hunting & outdoors sometime in the future.
 :)
Thnx for sharing with us!
 :D


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Beanbag,
    I think I remember"Skipper"from one of your outings before.I may be wrong, but maybe with Woodtrekker?  Anyway,Looks like a fine bush pal, & I bet you & Son o' enjoy him going along with ya out & about.I think that in the pics he sure looks like he is enjoying himself, being out & about.
 :)


Thnx for sharing the nice pics with us! BTW...That one pic at the bottom looks like a fine spot to hang out in the sticks. ;)


Thnx again!
 :D


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Now that I think about it maybe Im the one on a leash, being walked by my dog.

 - Derej


LOL Derej, I think there is more than just you who has felt that way once in a while also! :)


Thnx again for your reply!
 :D
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I am sure enjoying this topic! I hope everyone else is also...
I know there are more folks out there who could share with us, dog pal, or not.
Hope to see more comments on this topic.
 :D


Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: madmax on January 31, 2013, 07:10:16 AM
Skipper looks full of attitude.  Like he's 10 ft tall.   :)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: beanbag on January 31, 2013, 05:43:50 PM
Skipper looks full of attitude.  Like he's 10 ft tall.   :)

Oh yeah, he thinks he's king of the forest. >:D

If I had trained him better, or if he would tone his act down a little, I might be able to take him camping instead of just hiking.
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: MnSportsman on February 03, 2013, 11:59:17 PM
We have a new pal. His name is Jasper. He is a purebred Miniature Australian Shepard. He came to live with us about a week ago. He was given to my Missus as a B-day present. We have a 17 year old Border Collie/Springer, named Buddy, who we are not sure how long it will be, before he leaves us. So our friends decided to see if the Missus would like a new puppy. She thought it over, & said. "Yes." So they brought him to us last Sunday. He is a very active & smart lil bugger & he even seems to know his name already, or sure acts like it... As he looks at you & comes when you say , "Jasper" to him. Anyway, although he is basically my wifes' pal, I thought I would introduce him, & share a couple of pics. He will likely spend at least a few trips out in the sticks with Duke & I, in time, as he gets older. The pics are not good quality as once again I used the cellphone, but you can get an idea anyway.


Here he is, looking up at the missus when she said , "Jasper".:
(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg627/MnSportsman_Album2/2113DogPics/Jasper9weeks_zpsab604bea.jpeg)


With Duke, deciding who gets the ball, & who gets the "dog rag" to tug on...:
(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg627/MnSportsman_Album2/2113DogPics/JasperandDuke_zps7e97b3d1.jpeg)


:D
Title: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Bearhunter on February 04, 2013, 12:06:35 AM
Congratulations MnS... He's a cute little fellow :D


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Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: shane on February 04, 2013, 06:07:56 AM
My dog's name is Light, as in he will light your @#$ up lol! At one time I was active with the local Sheriff res where I worked mantrailing and body recovery using Shepard and blood hounds. We owned, raised and trained our own dogs so I had a contact with a very strong breed of Czechoslovakia Shepard's that were bred for the border patrol there. He is a great intelligent dog that scares people inpart to his size and high drive but I made a point to never allow him to show any aggression towards strangers and within a few tense moments people realize he is a big clown.

It depends on where I go if I bring him or not because in Louisiana like a few other southern states our woods can be pretty hostile to dogs with the abundance of poisonous snakes that abound around watering holes, creeks and all manner of down logs. I lost a dog once to a water moccasin more a result of the snake biting into the dogs jugler vein than anything as most of our dogs have been bitten several times over the years.

I like having light with me as he will range in circles constantly search the area for people and will alert me to animals or people that are in the area. I have taken him with me out of state several times but again people see him and freak or they have a dog that freaks who will bark all light at him so when going on group trips if there will be other dogs I leave light at home.

I will get you a pic . He is the best German "Shedder" I have owned. Now my Malinois was the best ever but but he has since passed on. I would like another mal one day.
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: bigwolf on February 04, 2013, 07:44:36 PM
Here is my girl Milly. She comes with me the majority of the time. Great little companion. This pic is from when we first got her. She is a year in a half now.

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Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: bradleybuckman on February 14, 2013, 04:20:22 PM
There are a lot of good looking dogs in this thread. Back in December I finally broke down and decided to get a dog since I was able to be home more often. I had only planned on getting one, but I fell in love with the other one and couldn't go home without him either. They are Labradoodles named Max and Jake. They are just over 3 months old, but they've already been on two camping trips and look like they are going to make great hiking and camping companions.

(http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh515/bradleybuckman1/IMG_0266.jpg)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Seeker on February 14, 2013, 06:02:37 PM
My dog's name is Pete.  He's probably half black lab and half blue heeler.  He's got a sad history, but is happy and healthy now.  He's 11, and has been ours for 5 years this summer.  He has no lower teeth worth mentioning due to wear from chewing fleas, and the base of his tail is permanently bare from his experience, but the hair on his back did grow in.  He is the most intelligent dog i've ever seen, and at the same time is absolutely lacking in common sense.  kinda like Sheldon on Big Bang Theory.  he sees you coming out the back door onto the porch.  if you're wearing a coat and shoes, he gets up off the mat to let you out the porch door.  if not, he knows you're just going to the closet i use for a shop, and he doesn't move.  if you're sweeping, he gets up out of the way and watches, then lays back down when  you're done.  when i plug in the table saw on the porch, he gets up and moves to the other end.  when i reach up to pull down the attic stairs, again,  he moves out of the way.  he does a good job of come, sit, shake, lay down, stay, and stop (when ahead of you, off leash).  he will let you take food out of his mouth.  he leaves the cat alone EXCEPT when that cat (with whom he sleeps) starts playing with his favorite toy (which gets the cat a long, soft bite on the head, and sometimes a growl for good measure.)

he has slept out with me in the woods, and somehow knew that the fox on the other side of the creek was both unreachable and not going to hurt us.  he left the nutria playing in the creek 25' away from us alone all night.  he never moved as an otter caught and ate a fish on the bank opposite us.  he does his best to tree squirrels, and about the only time he barks is when he's got one treed, or a stranger comes in the yard.  I can even stop him from running after deer we've jumped in the woods.

but he's an idiot around possums and raccoons.  absolutely goes stupid when one comes within earshot of the campsite.  we even had to bring him inside to sleep at home because he was up all night, running out the dogdoor on the porch to chase them.  i took him out the first time camping on an island.  he was up literally all night, chasing a raccoon.  i took him out another time, along the creek mentioned earlier, and again, i was up all night over a couple raccoons.

i don't take him out overnight anymore.  just day trips.  he likes to hunt squirrels with me.  i normally take a bowl with me, just a cut off milk carton, for him to drink from.
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: John Van Gelder on February 16, 2013, 12:16:51 PM
MnSportsman

A very nice thread.. My security team, Jason a 130# German Sheppard and Scooter a 60# hound mix, these guys are very accomplished bear dogs.  We are out in the forest every day on predator patrol.. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-mc_fudUcezk/UR_Xj-3gyLI/AAAAAAAAAHA/aHntAo2_x5Y/s640/Bear%2520Dogs.jpg

I also have a trained attack cat that goes out walking with the dogs and I, as long as the weather is favorable... Jasper  https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-56fWsBZRpUk/UR_X8nWcJbI/AAAAAAAAAHM/fLa9Ogy54iY/s640/Jasper.jpg

My big friends go on protracted hikes with me, they are just lounging around the yard here.  They are Big Redd, Black Bart, Rex(who is my little brother) and the Shade (Shady Lady) .. https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-iWOl8cWAzh4/UR_YPg9YBbI/AAAAAAAAAHY/our0tmTY8zc/s640/Horses%2520in%2520yard.jpg

My little brother, Rex) the handsome chap in the hat..https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-5MZzrUqUMkI/UR_YlFqdahI/AAAAAAAAAHk/xW5yUqsJgNo/s640/Rex%2520Hat.jpg

It is good to live in the mountains and have the time to do stuff with all of my animals every day...  John
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: MnSportsman on February 22, 2013, 05:16:03 AM
Thanks to you all, for sharing your info about your dog pals!
 :thumbsup:


Just lately, Shane, Bigwolf, BradleyBuckman, Seeker, & John Van Gelder, were nice enough to share with us some of their pics/links, and or tell us about their bush buds.
 :D


 I would like to see more, if possible. With over 800+ members here, there should be more folks who take their pals along on trips. It would surprise me if only about 1% would take their dogs along.


Anyone else have any comments, tips, pics/links to share?
 :)






Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Welding Goats on February 22, 2013, 07:20:36 AM
This is my bush buddy, and occasional foot warmer, Phoebe.

Since joining the family, she has been with me on all my camping/hiking trips, sans one. I spent a couple of nights in Big Bend in the Fall and she wasn't able to accompany me as Big Bend NP wouldn't grant her access. She is still a little miffed about that!

The 'runt' of the litter, she'll turn 2 in June.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8460/7996708965_81ccd463cf.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reeger/7996708965/)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: BUSHYBEARD on February 22, 2013, 07:51:54 AM
Great thread MnSportsman,  :) automatically smile when ever i see a dog  :D

My girl is named Sashe and she is a rotti X that i rescued from the SPCA 12 and a 1/2 years ago when she was about 3 months. .
These days im workin the vinyards and she comes along and hangs out and does her thing, but this particular vinyard is very steep and just to get at the block im pruning is a chore, so i've been living her at home every other day and she does not like it one bit >:(  But i always walk her to town and back when i get home (4 kilometres). .And she is always with me when we go camping/canoeing/fishing/hiking etc. .

We got a really fine spring , summer and fall lined up this season and i got several gaps t'ween work from mid april tell end of may (free time) then all of august as well :thumbsup: so plenty of BUSHTIME comming. .

Heres a pic of one of our fav spots. .I was getting some wood with the canoe and she followed me along the trail. .here she is resting on a log (great fishing spot) and thats my bus in the back ground

 (http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u607/zfd1/picswitphone079_zps404a258b.jpg)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: John Van Gelder on February 22, 2013, 10:14:16 AM
Life is good and even better when you have animals...

This guy is not mine, but he used to let me shoot off his back, he is a Percheron and weighs just over 2000#, a truly gentle giant.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-_d3u8owe6OQ/USem4s6yJtI/AAAAAAAAAKU/AUxz_cp3um0/s694/Horse+Archer.jpg
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: John Van Gelder on February 22, 2013, 10:16:53 AM
MnSportsman

Again a good thread, I hope posting my friends that are not dogs has not hijacked the thread.  There are a lot of folks that take Lamas with them to pack their gear when camping.
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: diogenes on February 22, 2013, 10:28:09 AM
Finn the dog. He's about 9 months old. Some kind of border collie mix. Maybe some beagle and spaniel in there, too.

His favorite thing in the world is getting out for a good, long hike.

(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/19526203/B%26B%20Pics/finn%2001.jpg)

(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/19526203/B%26B%20Pics/finn%2003.JPG)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: madmax on April 12, 2013, 10:06:21 AM
Life is good and even better when you have animals...

This guy is not mine, but he used to let me shoot off his back, he is a Percheron and weighs just over 2000#, a truly gentle giant.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-_d3u8owe6OQ/USem4s6yJtI/AAAAAAAAAKU/AUxz_cp3um0/s694/Horse+Archer.jpg

Beautiful animal!
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: MnSportsman on April 12, 2013, 10:40:56 AM

MnSportsman

Again a good thread, I hope posting my friends that are not dogs has not hijacked the thread.  There are a lot of folks that take Lamas with them to pack their gear when camping.

Not a problem John.
 :)


   I could have, maybe should have, posted the title differently.To include any "bush pals" that we take along with us when out & about.


 :D

Good looking pal there Diogenes...Finn looks like he is quite comfortable out there!
 BTW..Sorry to take so long to reply, but I hadn't thought of this topic until madmax bumped it. I am glad he did.
 :)

Thnx again to all who have shared with us here in this topic.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Wilderbeast on April 12, 2013, 11:02:12 AM
This is Opie in his natural environment  :).

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s482/wildernut/619994CE-F629-472A-B804-AD24F0A81621-384-00000169049C50B9_zpsd97b2872.jpg)

And hiking with his backpack.

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s482/wildernut/opiebackpacking001.jpg)

Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: MnSportsman on April 12, 2013, 11:07:56 AM
Man... Wilderbeast... I really got to get Duke one of those backpacks.. or make one for him... Thnx for the reminder & for sharing more pics of Opie!
 :thumbsup:
 :D


BTW... Very Nice looking kitchen/dining area! Looks pretty cool! I better not let the missus see that pic...Or I'll be doing more work around here...
;)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: madmax on April 12, 2013, 11:14:51 AM
Another bumb for a good thread.

Out of the primordial ooze...

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/madmaxx3/IMG_0799.jpg)

My buddy in our first few months together.

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/madmaxx3/IMG_0714.jpg)

Aaaaaah!

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/madmaxx3/115.jpg)

Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Wood Trekker on April 12, 2013, 01:03:34 PM
I have two, Rhea and Dexter. Rhea is the only one I take in the woods. She is very well behaved when she is out. Dexter is a highly aggressive rescue dog, so I don't like to let him run free when we might encounter other people.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-wn7ruiXEdXs/UKzSCI17Q5I/AAAAAAAAHg8/rul6v-mvwTY/s800/1383.jpg)

This reminds me, I have to start taking her with me now that it is warming up.
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Bryan Breeden on April 12, 2013, 02:24:10 PM
Hi all,

Kelly Girl is my hiking buddy.  We went for a walk along the river today.
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u128/sicily02/IMG_1361.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/sicily02/media/IMG_1361.jpg.html)

She just loves to sniff and roam the woods by the river that runs along the town we live in.  It is fun just to follow her and see where her nose takes us lol.


I love seeing all the pics of your hiking buddies too.  This is a very cool thread.
Bryan
Title: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Bearhunter on April 12, 2013, 07:18:44 PM
Here's some pics of ours...

Sunshine is 9 1/2 and Zero is 8 1/2.
These aren't the best pics, but they'll have to do. It's hard to get good pics when they won't set still long enough  :D...

(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w401/bigheadred2/B3889489-DDEF-4640-ADDB-622D4C9A2DF9-656-000000615DDC89D0_zps681257c3.jpg)

These were taken at our friends house in town recently...

(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w401/bigheadred2/04B8B6E0-409D-4C10-8C36-1CD997E83552-656-0000006178F518FC_zpsbec00fe6.jpg)

(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w401/bigheadred2/72F7BFFC-4ED3-4549-8AE4-7AA690380471-656-0000006172449ED6_zps90e87f4a.jpg)

And now a public shaming photo... :lol:

(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w401/bigheadred2/99E78625-F11F-454D-8B11-F1B491F33064-656-00000061649F3ABC_zps6c0bf268.jpg)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: madmax on April 13, 2013, 01:12:54 AM
LOL!
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: WoodsWoman on April 13, 2013, 09:49:25 AM
LOL .. that last picture says it perfectly.    How cute. 
 
I've enjoyed this thread too.

WW.
 
 
Title: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Bearhunter on April 13, 2013, 11:11:46 AM
LOL .. that last picture says it perfectly.    How cute. 
 
I've enjoyed this thread too.

WW.

She's always been a bit of a trouble maker WW :shrug:
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Bryan Breeden on April 13, 2013, 02:38:23 PM
I love the pics Bear Hunter,  That last one really gave me a chuckle  lol.

Bryan
Title: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Bearhunter on April 13, 2013, 02:50:06 PM
I love the pics Bear Hunter,  That last one really gave me a chuckle  lol.

Bryan

Thanks BB :)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Creb on April 15, 2013, 07:51:43 PM
My go everywhere buddy is Frieda, a 75 lb black lab. She is 6 and lives to fetch, so much so that she can be a pain around firewood. The back seat in my car is hers and loves to ride for hours. She sleeps next to me both at home and under canvas. She has to have her own food due to allergies (still gets her share of human grub for some reason) and drinks out of a water bottle most of the time. Here is a shot of her guarding the shelter.
(http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/pp195/d37fan/100_0240.jpg)
Title: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Bearhunter on April 15, 2013, 08:15:13 PM
My go everywhere buddy is Frieda, a 75 lb black lab. She is 6 and lives to fetch, so much so that she can be a pain around firewood. The back seat in my car is hers and loves to ride for hours. She sleeps next to me both at home and under canvas. She has to have her own food due to allergies (still gets her share of human grub for some reason) and drinks out of a water bottle most of the time. Here is a shot of her guarding the shelter.
(http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/pp195/d37fan/100_0240.jpg)

Cool :)
I like your little canvas set up. And the pups cute too ;)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: MnSportsman on April 15, 2013, 08:20:52 PM

Woodtrekker,
I think I remember seeing Rhea in some of your Outings pics. I might be mistaken, but I thought she looked familiar anyway. Very good looking! Hope to see the pic of your other pal, Dexter, when ya have the time
 :D


Bryan,
   Thnx for sharing a pic of "Kelly girl"! Looks like a fine friend! I think ya may have mentioned her in another post recently. Maybe the Morning" topic...
 :-\   But, still a fine looking pal! Hope to see more pics sometime in the future!
 :D


BearHunter,
 Sunshine & Zero look like they are well loved!
 :thumbsup:
Dunno if there is a better way to deal with a sausage grabber either...LOL The dog looks like it knows what is on the sign...LOL I am guessing it is "Zero", though...
 :D

Outstanding Creb! Freida looks like a great pal!
 :thumbsup:


I understand "all about" your pal being a a "pain" around firewood. Duke is the same way. Can't set down a stick, no matter the size, or he thinks it is his to play with, & chew on...
 ;)


Thnx to all of ya for sharing your pics of your pals! Stories are welcome too!
Hope to see more in the future!


 :D


Edit: for correcting the spelling of, "a pain"... Yes it is a pain sometimes...
So is BFLK, meaning "Big Fingers Little Keyboard"
 ;)
Title: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Bearhunter on April 15, 2013, 08:51:49 PM
Thanks MnS :)

No that's Sunshine. She's always been a little trouble maker!
Zero is a little angel compared to her. He really never does anything wrong except that he likes to rub and wallow in bear s$&t whenever he gets a chance.
I reckon he just can't help himself :shrug:
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: MnSportsman on April 15, 2013, 09:05:18 PM
LOL  Them is our buddies... Gotta get the "stink" of Nature on them... No matter how rank it is...
 ;)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Bryan Breeden on April 16, 2013, 08:55:43 AM
Thank goodness we do not have any bear poop. Kelly Girl would be rolling in it too  lol .
She thanks it is the best perfume when she rolls in stuff.

Beautiful lab.  Just as black and shiny as can be.  That is cute about the firewood  lol.

Bryan
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: MnSportsman on January 31, 2014, 07:14:08 AM
 Bump for the new folks.


Been a while since we were introduced to some new bush pals that go out with our fellow B&B members.
;)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: pgallagher6 on January 31, 2014, 09:30:47 AM
Here is my bush-dog.

(http://i1246.photobucket.com/albums/gg617/Derej2000/DSCF0136-1.jpg)

Her name is Honey Bea. I wish I could take her more places with me.
Also, Im of the opinion that my dog is never off leash except in her own back yard. She listens better than most children on the trial but you never know what may spoke or excite her to run off.

She carries her own backpack with food/water and her bowl, a spare first aid kit for both of us, ID for her and where we are at that trip. Sometimes, if cold, she will carry her own sleeping pad and/or knife.

 - Derej

I had a "bushdog" for many years until she passed away -- so far can't bring myself to find another.  But, that picture TOTALLY reminded me of my Jo.  Almost exact same with different coloring on the coat - beautiful dog.  Of all places, I found her in a dog pound.

Jo was almost never on a leash, but was very unusual in that she would heal naturally (from the 1st day together).  I never taught her anything, but we just liked being together.  She totally just "got it."  She was amazing, and I used to get comments about her bahavior all the time, and she became somewhat of a local fixture - nobody knew me, but they sure knew Jo.  I used to tell her to chill out when I went into a supermarket, and she would just stare at the door (again, no leash) until I came out.  I never taught her any of this.

We did some winter treks together that were brutal, but she was a fantastic dog for this.  There were times when it was so crappy that I'd have to carry her over large parts of icy scree, and I would wonder what we were trying to prove.  I remember suffering through a horribly cold night on an outcropping together, and she was inside my sleeping bag with her head on my face. 

I modified some saddle bag-style packs for her, and she'd carry up to 15 pounds no problem.  She, in fact, seemed to absolutely love it, and summer treks I didn't have to carry anything because she seemed to enjoy doing the heavy lifting.  I would have to hide the doggy pack from her, because if she saw me even go toward it then she would flip out thinking that we were going into the woods.

I also made a harness for her, and would take her tubin' on the sled hills outside of town.  She would literally run down the hill after me, then I would hook up the tube and she'd haul it up to the exact same spot everytime, and she would wait for me to trudge up.

I had one period where I nearly lost my mind, and hit the road on a 7000 mile journey.  She sat next to me the whole time.

Man, do I miss that dog.
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Electric Cowboy on January 31, 2014, 10:13:22 AM
What a Great Read, I love this topic. This is my Bush Buddy "Rosie"

(http://i1307.photobucket.com/albums/s590/johnconner2/HighDesert006.jpg) (http://s1307.photobucket.com/user/johnconner2/media/HighDesert006.jpg.html)

She is a Rescue dog,and the driving force behind most of my adventures. No matter the weather,she takes me
out to the Woods. So,cold or hot,wet or dry, I have to adapt my skills to the weather.
She is a great listener,never talks back or questions me. What a great partner.
Whenever I get my Pack out to load up,she starts spinning in circles. She is about 5, some knd of
Blue Heeler Mix,She was found in Merced Calif and ended up here in Washington .
I can never imagine going out without her,to lead the way.

Here is a Picture of her and Yote,my Brothers dog. I think they are doing a sleep-over.

(http://i1307.photobucket.com/albums/s590/johnconner2/CRABCREEK015_zps283a1794.jpg) (http://s1307.photobucket.com/user/johnconner2/media/CRABCREEK015_zps283a1794.jpg.html)

 
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: WesinND on January 31, 2014, 04:49:26 PM
I don't know how I missed this one...I like writing about my two bone-headed beasts.

1) If ya have a dog(s) , what is its' name(s) & do you take them with you when ya get out in the woods bushcrafting/camping, or the like?

I have two hunting dogs, Harry and Sam.  They are both Deutsch Drahthaars, which is considered a 'versatile' breed; sometimes called a 'continental' breed, because they were developed in Europe to hunt upland birds, waterfowl, small furred game and blood track larger game.  They probably aren't what most would consider optimal bush dogs because of their high game drive.  I use mine to hunt just about everything and they go along with me on hikes, I just have to be careful where I allow them to be off leash.  Harry is getting old and although he was once a very wide ranging dog he now stays pretty close.  I have to constantly supervise Sam, he's into everything.  I have used them for doves, ducks, geese, grouse, partridge, rabbits and squirrels and tracking deer.  They will find and kill skunks and coons if you let them.  Sam even killed and retrieved a muskrat during duck season.  Harry has found and brought me shed antlers.   I have used them to pull a kicksled, I take them along on bike rides, and they used to jog with me when I was in better shape.   :-[
Here's a link to the breed if you're curious: http://www.vdd-gna.org/ (http://www.vdd-gna.org/)


2) If ya do take your dog out with you, please tell the things you do if you only go out for a few hours or , if you go out for a few days & nights?

I let them run and keep them within about 100 yards.  I have only done overnights, and only with Harry.  He either curls up and sleeps with me or lays at the opening of the tent guarding the door.  I generally don't take any food along with me on day trips, because I don't feed them if they have been active.  Harry's mother died from complications associated with bloat or gastric torsion.  I like to let them get home and settle down.  I have, however taken them on overnight or multiple day hunts and then I have to get some wet food to mix with the kibble to get them to eat at night. 

Harry helping to cook:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v654/Caroline94535/Bushcraft%20USA/Harrycooks.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Caroline94535/media/Bushcraft%20USA/Harrycooks.jpg.html)
Harry by the fire:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v654/Caroline94535/BushclassUSA/DSC02930_zpsd6b3f79c.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Caroline94535/media/BushclassUSA/DSC02930_zpsd6b3f79c.jpg.html)
Sam by the fire:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v654/Caroline94535/Harry%20Hunting/DSC00553.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Caroline94535/media/Harry%20Hunting/DSC00553.jpg.html)
A raccoon they killed a couple of years ago:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v654/Caroline94535/Harry%20Hunting/TagTeamCoon2.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Caroline94535/media/Harry%20Hunting/TagTeamCoon2.jpg.html)
Sam and his muskrat:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v654/Caroline94535/Harry%20Hunting/DSC03444_zps1c331318.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Caroline94535/media/Harry%20Hunting/DSC03444_zps1c331318.jpg.html)
Harry and I a few years ago:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v654/Caroline94535/Harry%20Hunting/HarryWesandDucks_zps865f6b3f.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Caroline94535/media/Harry%20Hunting/HarryWesandDucks_zps865f6b3f.jpg.html)
Pulling in harnesses:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v654/Caroline94535/Sleeding%20and%20Bikjoring/DSC02226.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Caroline94535/media/Sleeding%20and%20Bikjoring/DSC02226.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: madmax on January 31, 2014, 05:36:56 PM
Dingaling in the swamp.

[imag][/img]http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/madmaxx3/IMG_0799.jpg
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: wolfy on January 31, 2014, 05:53:16 PM
I think you're over your limit on roosters there, Wes! :doh:









Just kiddin' :taunt:
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: WesinND on January 31, 2014, 05:59:40 PM
There was five of us hunting that day, Harry found fifteen birds and a coon.  I'd shot a bird in the cattails and was trying to recover it.  I saw the cattails moving and started to reach for the rooster and Harry jumped in to grab it, but it wasn't a rooster, it was a pretty fair sized boar coon.  He probably saved me some stitches that day.   8)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: MnSportsman on January 31, 2014, 06:06:50 PM

Dingaling in the swamp.

[imag]http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/madmaxx3/IMG_0799.jpg

Madmax's photo that didn't come thru. Just trying to help him out,, since he is out in the sticks on his solo Pot & machete 2114 first outing.:
(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/madmaxx3/IMG_0799.jpg) (http://s905.photobucket.com/user/madmaxx3/media/IMG_0799.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: lgm on January 31, 2014, 08:39:59 PM
Right now we have a mini schnauzer, really more the wife's dog. Good dog button my idea of a camping dog. I miss my shepherd. IMO most any dog can be a good one if you get along with it.

By the way great pictures here.
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: MnSportsman on February 20, 2014, 06:06:24 AM
   I see we have a few more folks that have shown some of their dogs in some pics. I am bumping this one up to see if anyone else wants to share their bush buddies with us here.
;)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Satchmo on February 20, 2014, 07:29:45 AM
Excellent thread!

I have a mystery mix named Cyber who doesn't come out with me. She's 80lbs of rescue and is very dog/animal aggressive.  I have done a couple of short hikes, but if there is a chance of running into off leash dogs, it's a nightmare. She'll also bark at any animal made noise, so I can't imagine trying to get her to sleep outside.

For now I'll just have to live vicariously through you guys.
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Spyder1958 on February 20, 2014, 06:16:15 PM
I don't know how I missed the thread JB, But its a good one and thanks to everyone for sharing your buddies.

Sasha, She is a red heeler, I think I've shared photo's of her on all our outings, but will do so here.
She goes everywhere we go. when its not to hot to leave her in the vehicle, she goes to the store or when we go out to eat, she sits very patient in the car and waits knowing her mommy will bring her a treat  ;)

She rides in the canoe all day and never makes a fuss. She didn't like the tent floor under her feet at first and slept under the cook table or beside the tent door on our first campout.
She's good on leash but we only put one on her, if we are in town, fleamarket, tractor supply, Etc.
She is great in the woods and loves treeing squirrels, tracking any game but will keep me in her sight at all times when out hiking or just roaming around.
She has treed opossums, coons, flush birds, alerted on a large Rat, (thing was the size of a squirrel) it was nesting in a flex drain pipe I had laying in the back of the tool shed, when I raised one end,out ran the rat right in her face, LOL, the chase was on, for a few minutes before she snapped it up, dead rat, then she went and buried it for me, good dog  :)
Being a heeler, she is very smart and a mind reader, LOL. Stubborn is what comes to mind the most. Sometimes she wants you to touch her then again she want let you.
She loves Kids and likes to grap your pants cuff or shoes, fetches sticks and balls, she may or may not give it back when she returns with it,  :-\
Here's a few photo's

(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n584/spyder1958/2014Bucklake/P1030300_zpsc4a9ef76.jpg)
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n584/spyder1958/2014Bucklake/P1030295_zps04bd398b.jpg)
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n584/spyder1958/4th%20july%202013/july4th2013010_zpsa9ee23d8.jpg)
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n584/spyder1958/4th%20july%202013/july4th2013003_zpsfb06de5d.jpg)
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n584/spyder1958/4th%20july%202013/4thjuly2013052_zps8a824c8e.jpg)
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n584/spyder1958/4th%20july%202013/4thjuly2013045_zpsd2258247.jpg)
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n584/spyder1958/port%20charlotte%20canoe%20trip/004_zpsa0a0265d.jpg)
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n584/spyder1958/port%20charlotte%20canoe%20trip/011_zpsab061a74.jpg)

The dish washer  :)
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n584/spyder1958/Brazier/P1030540_zps488235c1.jpg)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: WI_Woodsman on February 20, 2014, 08:49:24 PM
Here's my four legged buddy His name is Artemus he's a Jack Russell Tarrier, he go's out with me if I'm on a day hike but not if I'm on a mission, he's just too hyper.  I asked his  Vet. if he'd ever calm down the doc. said, "Oh he'll eventually calm down, when he's dead."   ???

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u412/WI_WoodsMan/383409_4661952464073_1668070952_n.jpg)

Before Aksel (my 9 moth old boy) was born we use to rough house and play every day...

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u412/WI_WoodsMan/215731_2011363040994_6718579_n.jpg)

I do feel bad for neglecting him, he is a good pup!

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u412/WI_WoodsMan/69886_1663704989760_1480383_n.jpg)

I'll have to take him out for a hike this weekend!   :)   
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: madmax on February 21, 2014, 12:01:35 AM
I don't know how I missed the thread JB, But its a good one and thanks to everyone for sharing your buddies.

Sasha, She is a red heeler, I think I've shared photo's of her on all our outings, but will do so here.
She goes everywhere we go. when its not to hot to leave her in the vehicle, she goes to the store or when we go out to eat, she sits very patient in the car and waits knowing her mommy will bring her a treat  ;)

She rides in the canoe all day and never makes a fuss. She didn't like the tent floor under her feet at first and slept under the cook table or beside the tent door on our first campout.
She's good on leash but we only put one on her, if we are in town, fleamarket, tractor supply, Etc.
She is great in the woods and loves treeing squirrels, tracking any game but will keep me in her sight at all times when out hiking or just roaming around.
She has treed opossums, coons, flush birds, alerted on a large Rat, (thing was the size of a squirrel) it was nesting in a flex drain pipe I had laying in the back of the tool shed, when I raised one end,out ran the rat right in her face, LOL, the chase was on, for a few minutes before she snapped it up, dead rat, then she went and buried it for me, good dog  :)
Being a heeler, she is very smart and a mind reader, LOL. Stubborn is what comes to mind the most. Sometimes she wants you to touch her then again she want let you.
She loves Kids and likes to grap your pants cuff or shoes, fetches sticks and balls, she may or may not give it back when she returns with it,  :-\
Here's a few photo's


My first thought after spending time in camp with Sasha was, "I wish I hadn't had Max fixed."  Can you imagine a whole litter of red heelers running around Kicco?  LOL  RUN KIDS!!!  ...and protect your heels.
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Spyder1958 on February 21, 2014, 03:52:57 AM
I hear ya Tony :( Sure wish Max had it in him.  She will be two in Sept and I'm thinking of breeding her once. Got to find the right boy for her though.
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: MnSportsman on February 21, 2014, 08:47:24 AM
   Speaking of breeding. Duke is 6 now & I put the word out that I would like to find a mate for him to get a pup. Either another pup for us, or one for my oldest son,Sam, my DIL & the 2 grandboys. I think every child should have a dog pal around when they are a kid. I think it can teach responsibility & character from a young age. It also doesn't hurt to have a watchful eye on the child, or children, particularly in this day & age.
;)


  Thanks for sharing the pics & such with us here , folks! Please keep them coming!
This has been a very enjoyable topic, as folks can see by the comments.
:thumbsup:


:D


Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: madmax on February 21, 2014, 10:23:28 AM
I absolutely agree every kid needs a dog buddy if the family can do it.  I had a Great Dane that was my best friend and protector.  He'ld be sitting waiting at the end of our looooong lane on the farm when the bus dropped me off.
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: jackalope10mm on May 04, 2014, 02:50:19 PM
All good looking dogs, I need to get me on to walk with. Thanks for sharing
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: mneedham on May 24, 2014, 05:38:48 PM
We have a couple of huge Bulladors and just added a little Boxer to our family too:

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj259/mneedham_photos/Keelin2.jpg) (http://s274.photobucket.com/user/mneedham_photos/media/Keelin2.jpg.html)

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj259/mneedham_photos/IMG_06531_zps34020915.jpg) (http://s274.photobucket.com/user/mneedham_photos/media/IMG_06531_zps34020915.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: MnSportsman on May 24, 2014, 11:36:36 PM
We have a couple of huge Bulladors and just added a little Boxer to our family too:

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj259/mneedham_photos/Keelin2.jpg) (http://s274.photobucket.com/user/mneedham_photos/media/Keelin2.jpg.html)

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj259/mneedham_photos/IMG_06531_zps34020915.jpg) (http://s274.photobucket.com/user/mneedham_photos/media/IMG_06531_zps34020915.jpg.html)


Both pics are great! But I have to give a :thumbsup: to the one with the kid.... Man... that just shows what it is all about!
:D


Thanks for sharing the pics!
:D


Be nice if you'd share the name of the buddies in the pics....


If ya have the time.
;)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: bushman1130 on May 24, 2014, 11:50:41 PM
love the pics of all your dogs guys good lookin bunch of bush dogs
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Duece111 on May 25, 2014, 12:01:09 AM
I have 2 dogs a small terrier cross and her litter sisters pup whos sire was a retreiver cross.their names are Ace and Duece(although everyone calls duece Donkey) i dont take ace out much anymore as she is getting older and has hip problems,i take the donkey with me as much as i can.i dont have pics on this computer but my avatar shows them
D.
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: mneedham on May 25, 2014, 06:46:36 AM
We have a couple of huge Bulladors and just added a little Boxer to our family too:

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj259/mneedham_photos/Keelin2.jpg) (http://s274.photobucket.com/user/mneedham_photos/media/Keelin2.jpg.html)

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj259/mneedham_photos/IMG_06531_zps34020915.jpg) (http://s274.photobucket.com/user/mneedham_photos/media/IMG_06531_zps34020915.jpg.html)


Both pics are great! But I have to give a :thumbsup: to the one with the kid.... Man... that just shows what it is all about!
:D


Thanks for sharing the pics!
:D


Be nice if you'd share the name of the buddies in the pics....


If ya have the time.
;)

Thanks!  The brown one is named Ranger, he is the alpha and  the kids guardian, the big black guy is named Wizard (he is Ranger's brother).  And the boxer mutt is named Chevy, we just got him and he came with the name (the dog has a motor - so we may keep it).  Chevy is 5 months old and is keeping big guys busy....
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: madmax on February 05, 2015, 04:18:15 PM
Bump
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: MnSportsman on February 05, 2015, 04:27:00 PM
Thanks for the bump!
 :thumbsup:


Goin thru this again , I need to update a bit. We lost our old dog of 15 years , the border collie/springer spaniel mix, Buddy, last year, but got a new buddy for the Missus. The new dogs name is, Jasper. He is a bit over a year old purebred Australian Shepard. Was supposed to be a "miniature", but at approx 50 lbs. I'd say he is a regular.
LOL
 :)


One of these days I will post a a couple more pics here to update... Duke is still here. At 7 years he is beginning to show a bit of gray, but then again...So am I. another LOL...
 ;D
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: madmax on February 05, 2015, 04:33:02 PM
Man, I hate losing a good dog.

Max is still rabid for the outdoors.

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/madmaxx3/IMG_20141215_141158_zpsb264be0e.jpg)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Duece111 on February 05, 2015, 05:26:55 PM
Finally got a couple pics of the dogs,beleive it or not they are related i got duece
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/05/e463549321e2db01d4ef9e7ae183402f.jpg)(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/05/59c0a6cec82d36e86f56403b275599fe.jpg)
When my sisters dog got into it with a neighbours golden cross my sister got her dog from the same litter as i got my older dog Ace
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/05/6510639dce887ea919ebf609a3819386.jpg)
From what i was told there is terrier,cocker spaniel and border collie in the first litter plus the golden cross with the second dog.hope that aint too much to muddle through,was a PIA to type lol
D
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Dabberty on February 06, 2015, 02:25:42 AM
My dog had already the name Buddy when we got him from the animal shelter.
They knew the history of the dog, it wasn't the nicest ones, and then when the previous owners didn't want him anymore, they tied him to a tree in the forest in -26 celsius where he stayed fro at least 2 weeks. Eating snow for water and a homeless guy feeding him bread every now and then.
After those 2 weeks, the homeless guy went to the local pub in the near by village, told them about the dog, and that he had no money left to feed the dog as well, so if they could take care of him. So the villagers called the dog shelter who made pics of him, put it on social media etc, and within 24 hours I picked him up. He was still at the tree, they where not sure if he was aggressive or not.
After a hour or so watching him, his behavior, i went to him and untied him, and he never left my side again :-)
Now almost 2 years with me, we did a lot of training since he knew nothing, and now we are at the point where he listens very well, no leash is needed.
Unless we are in the woods, and he sees a rabbit or deer. Then he hears nothing it seems. But thats ok, he is too slow to catch anything.
He is between 4 and 5 years now, half German Shepherd (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Shepherd), and half Caucasian Shepherd (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caucasian_Shepherd_Dog).

About trips, i try to take him with me on every trip I can. He has his own 'backpack / saddlebag' so he can carry his own blanket and food.

(http://www.dabberty.com/stuff/2014/saddlebag6.jpg)

(http://www.dabberty.com/stuff/2014/saddlebag7.jpg)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: MnSportsman on February 06, 2015, 07:10:30 AM
  Great story & great looking bush buddy! I wish you both many years of friendship, & time spent together!
 
:thumbsup:


:D
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: wolfy on February 06, 2015, 07:22:23 AM
That's one of the coolest dog-rescue stories I've ever heard! :thumbsup:   Great looking woods companion, too. :)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: madmax on February 06, 2015, 07:39:34 AM
Something about rescues... They can be the most loyal companion you'll ever have.  Max doesn't like it when all 3 of us aren't together or he loses line of sight with us.  I hit him in the head almost daily with the door coming out of the bathroom 'cause he lies right there until I come out.
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Dabberty on February 06, 2015, 07:40:11 AM
To be honest, after a few weeks I was considering to return him.
He didn't seem to be much of a watch dog, since I was mainly looking for a watch dog.
The day I wanted to make a decision about it, the chimney sweeper came by without ringing the bell at the gate, and walked right in.
Buddy pushed him with his front paws against his shoulders against the fence and barked right in his face, it looked very scary. He didn't hurt him though. I was a little shocked as it all went so fast, I shouted his name, and he let the guy go, and sat down next to me.
That's was sold me.

He changed a lot during the time being with us, in a positive way.
He still does not play with any toys or sticks, but loves his squeezy rubber chicken thingy that makes a sound.
All the standard stuff like sit, come, lay down, stay,  he knows now, and my girlfriend is now making good progress with the 'search' part, but it works only if we hide food :-)
He is happier, physically much better in shape (in the beginning he could barely run, with the previous owner he was mostly locked up in a house according to the villagers) and loves to go out.
And an awesome watch dog he is indeed :-)
Still a lot of work to do though.

It sounds all so nice, but in reality it is hard work. There are thousands of dogs in dog shelters, and many people take dogs from those shelters to give them a new home which is great.
Whoever wants a new dog, I always advise to take one from a dog shelter, those dogs need it more then a new born special breed high priced puppy.

Enough off topic.

Who else has a "mens best friends" that he/she takes out with him/her ?

Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Dabberty on February 06, 2015, 07:42:06 AM
Something about rescues... They can be the most loyal companion you'll ever have.

Couldn't me more true !
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: vallehombre on February 06, 2015, 07:55:29 AM
The Flash Bandit aka Mister Biscuits, a (mostly)  Blue Heeler goes everywhere I do. He was a "tossed away" dog I got before he was weaned and before the coyotes found him.  At the time he was so young that I carried him around inside my shirt when it was cold and bottle fed him. The last dog, technically my son's, let a big black bear walk right up on me while I sat reading but she was about 150 years old at the time. Not that I felt threatened by the bear  but still, it could have been a lion. No similar worries with the Flash. He eats dry food and whatever I eat except coffee. Good bud - in the bush or otherwise with enough inherent high energy that it keeps me moving whether I'm in the mood or not. That's good too.
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Indiana Hillbilly on February 09, 2015, 07:44:43 AM
I'll have to post pictures later. I can't seem to be able to upload pics to photobucket. I'll ask in the appropiate thread.

I do have a male golden lab that is 15 months old. his name is gunner, and he absolutley loves being outside. I have always taken him with me whenever I spend time in the outdoors, and just to run errans in the truck. I havn't been on a solo overnight since we got him, but he does go camping with the family and out on our friends pontoon. A funny story was last november, we was at a party on the lake and was eating dinner outside when I couldn't find him. Well I went to the lake shore and sure enough he took it upon himself to go on a midnight swim. Couldn't have been more proud.
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Dude McLean on February 09, 2015, 08:28:15 PM
 Ive got two dogs , one is a ringer for Mad max's dog but with a tail , Queensland heeler .. and a Scotish Deer hound,  think of a very  large greyhound with longer hair.. they are both about 2 years old and a bit wild but love to go in the bush with me..Mind me better in the bush than at home.. Mostly they sleep beside me , I take some food for them but like my Akita seem to catch some of their own food.. the deerhound always brings me the catch. so far as I know.. she hits Jacks on the run something to see, they can hit almost 40 mile per hour in about 3 strides.. 

 no pics I can put up yet but will get to it..

 the dog that went with me for years was an Akita , I had her until she died about 3 years ago,she was on countless treks with me over the years  went dogless for a year, first time in years I didnt have a dog.. then I got he deer hound followed by the heeler.. great guard dogs here in the desert rancho.. the deerhound has killed two coyotes , they use them a lot for coyote hunting.. The deerhound s name is Arrow, or Sweetheart and the heeler is called Dingo Dick or Stud Nuts..it started off  as Boddidly that way I had Bo and Arrow but his name changed as we went along..he answers  to all 3 names.. 

 Just can picture myself with out a dog in the bush  ..

 Had to drive to Colorado to pick up the deerhound as they are hard to find.. I didnt want her shipped..

 all of you have some great dogs..

 Dude

Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Spyder1958 on February 09, 2015, 08:49:37 PM
Sasha treeing a squirrel

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a5dc26b3127ccee81bf55a22c000000030O00QbN2bNoxcNwe3nwA/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00708140337620150208061635827.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D720/ry%3D480/)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: madmax on February 10, 2015, 02:22:31 AM
Love Sasha's coloring.  Man, she has energy.  And an Alpha female.  LOL.  Max used to go go go until dark thirty.  Now we hike in the morning for 1 1/2 to 2 hours and he hits the couch and doesn't move until Kelly gets home.  It's fun to watch him try and keep his eyes open all day on the weekends.  You can almost here him whine."I don't want to miss anything..."  He's caught squirrel, rabbit, chipmunk, a bird flying too low, and a bluegill (His favorite activity is fishing on a clear spring run like Rainbow River).  The catching is about done as he's a bit pudgy.  But we're working on that.
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: MnSportsman on February 10, 2015, 06:10:31 AM

Some good looking dogs being shown here.
:)


I finally got some recent pics of Jasper yesterday. Most of the rest were him as a pup. But they are on my phone & not too good quality anyway. So I used a digital camera this time. I am not a very good photo guy, so these are about as good as I can get them..
Anyway,    This is Jasper, our newest addition. The year old Australian shepard.
A close up for the first one. Hard to get one, as he is like a wound up spring letting loose, every time I get him out with Duke in the wilds. ( like Tigger from Winnie the Pooh, bouncing all around) He has a lil bit of snow on his face, by his right eye.


(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg627/MnSportsman_Album2/2015DogPics/DSCF1391_zpscgkjizkd.jpg)


Watching Duke in the woods
(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg627/MnSportsman_Album2/2015DogPics/DSCF1390_zpsnfrtjbe0.jpg)


(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg627/MnSportsman_Album2/2015DogPics/DSCF1388_zpsx305miob.jpg)


(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg627/MnSportsman_Album2/2015DogPics/DSCF1387_zps9dcqpvya.jpg)


Jasper & Duke the Choc. Lab. thinking... "What's that over there in the woods?
(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg627/MnSportsman_Album2/2015DogPics/DSCF1395_zpsjvbtqyak.jpg)


Playing with Duke & rolling in the snow.
(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg627/MnSportsman_Album2/2015DogPics/DSCF1394_zpsco36zeni.jpg)


(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg627/MnSportsman_Album2/2015DogPics/DSCF1393_zps2oiwbh5b.jpg)


   There are a few more pics of him & them together, but that is certainly enough for now.
;)


   It was about 27-28F & calm out & we had to get out & run anyway, so we had a great time. Took some pics made a couple videos & enjoyed the afternoon. Duke & Jasper had a great time once again, but were also happy to get in the truck & go home & have some snack treats.
:)







Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: madmax on February 10, 2015, 07:37:06 AM
Wow.  Great looking dogs.  LOL, yeah Australian shepherds do have A LOT of energy.  Add to it they are smarter than me and whew!  Sooooo trainable though.

I thought about getting Max a companion.  But he doesn't interact a lot with other dogs.  Not mean, but just ambivalent after the obligatory sniff, pee, then it's See ya.  He and Sasha did fine together (after a quick snarling, teeth baring, no contact, who's the Alpha spat.  lol).  But both were focused on their masters not each other.

Max looks like a hairy leaping forest creature when he's out when it's snowing jumping and snapping at snowflakes.  :)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Indiana Hillbilly on February 10, 2015, 11:53:00 AM
Ok.  I finally figured out to upload from photobucket.

This is Gunner.

He is a 15 month old golden lab.  He is my buddy
(http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah261/JCLEATHER/dog1_zps1e2962dc_edit_1423590625257_zpsqj5ozscs.jpg)
(http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah261/JCLEATHER/IMG_20141206_095000_zpslbcmlz2b.jpg)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: madmax on February 10, 2015, 12:04:49 PM
 Looks like a good boy.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: upthecreek on February 10, 2015, 12:58:14 PM

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/IMG_0297.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/IMG_0297.jpg.html)

Creek
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: MnSportsman on February 10, 2015, 04:58:12 PM
  Thanks Madmax! I think many of are lucky to have some great bush pals to hang with.
 :)


Ind. H.B. -  Gunner looks like one good feller to hang with! I luv Labs. Miss my Chesapeake, Belle. RIP... :(
 But I luv the labs too!
 :thumbsup:


UTC... That there is one helluva cute pic! Almost looking like... "Why ya make me sit like this? I wanna go play!"
 ;)


Thanks folks for sharing the pics & all!
 :D
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: madmax on February 10, 2015, 05:05:00 PM
For all those with "energetic" dogs... they do mellow a bit with age.

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/madmaxx3/IMG_20150210_143318%201_zpswgupkko6.jpg)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: MnSportsman on February 10, 2015, 05:14:14 PM
LOL... Yes... They do!
;D
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: upthecreek on February 10, 2015, 05:17:03 PM
Heck, mines very energetic and it's at least twice the size of in the pic I posted!

Creek
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Spyder1958 on February 10, 2015, 10:22:43 PM
LOL, Tony Sasha likes to sleep on her back a lot, especially on her big round doggie cushion. It's funny how the breed has a lot of the same actions an attitude. Love them heelers.

JB looks like you got some good companions there. Great looking dogs. If I had to pick another breed to go with Sasha, it would be a Aussie Shepherd.
Love labs to, heck I like all dogs, always have.

Great thread and everyone has some fine buddies.

Keep'em coming  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Orbean on March 05, 2015, 06:37:59 PM
(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah206/nuggethunter505/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps8bhdp8d8.jpg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/nuggethunter505/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps8bhdp8d8.jpg.html)

This is my woods buddy. She is limited in where and what she can do but she is a real trooper. Loves to go fishing and sleeps on my bag in the summer and in the bag in the winter. I found her outside of ridgway co in the middle of nowhere. She had been abused, cigarette burns, matted hair, and a broken tail. The first four or so months I had her she was the politest dog ever , never wanting to offend and never demanded. Then one day she turned into the bossy little dog she is now, almost like a light switch. She never leaves my sight, at home or when we are out in the woods. Squirrels are her mortal enemy, and she is on constant patrol. In her younger days she brought us mice, small birds, lizzards, all inside the house laid by our bed. When it was just the two of us she slept on the bed, now she sleeps in the hallway where she can see into each bedroom. Her name is spot and all she wants to do in come inside your house, sit on your lap and eat whatever you are eating. 
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: upthecreek on March 10, 2015, 06:11:30 PM
I was finally able to get a decent one of Lulu sitting still. Very inquisitive she is.

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/IMG_1189.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/IMG_1189.jpg.html)

Creek
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: wolfy on March 10, 2015, 06:13:28 PM
Nice camouflage.....I couldn't even see her at first. :D
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: treez on March 20, 2015, 09:46:47 AM
This is our dog Jack.

(http://i1162.photobucket.com/albums/q528/pmigz/bushcraft/20140117_164509.jpg) (http://s1162.photobucket.com/user/pmigz/media/bushcraft/20140117_164509.jpg.html)

He has gone out camping a few times with me. Great dog! Loves to play fetch. Also loves to chew sticks. Anytime I have a fire he somehow ends up with half the wood I collect.

And the one time I tried doing a bow drill, he took the drill bit while in was looking for a piece of wood to make the bow.

Unfortunately he has been a little neglected with play time these past few months since our son was born. But since this weather has turned for the better we have been able to take  him for walks. The ground has been too soft and muddy to play fetch.
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Dabberty on March 20, 2015, 09:54:29 AM
I like Jack :-)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: madmax on March 27, 2015, 10:38:15 AM
Bump.

Max near where he found Kelly.  Joyce Kilmer National Forest...he was a guy.

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/madmaxx3/IMG_0683.jpg)

Where he found Madmaxine.  Still climbs that tree 5 years later.  And we're still pickin' ticks off him.

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/madmaxx3/IMG_0714.jpg)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: kanukkarhu on March 28, 2015, 07:34:23 AM
Awesome thread! I can't recall if I've posted already, but what the heck, here's a couple more. Hope you don't mind....

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Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Duece111 on March 28, 2015, 08:07:02 AM
Am pretty sure ive posted my hounds on here before as well but i took them out last week to run out a bit of cabin fever and got a couple action shots,had to zoom in quite a bit so they are kinda fuzzy but....
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They had a great time but man were they dirty afterwards good thing i brought some water and rags to wash em off before going home
D
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: wolfy on March 28, 2015, 10:10:42 AM
Fun to see pent-up exuberance expended with wild abandon in your friends, Deuce.....just like kids, they need their hands washed from time to time. ;D

KK, I especially like the 'reclining-nude' shot of Ruby!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Unknown on April 04, 2015, 11:20:39 PM
Here's a bright eyed pup(~1yr old or so) just after we got together. Curious and ready to explore

(http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah255/kevinKRT/stick%20002_zpszcthd96t.jpg) (http://s1382.photobucket.com/user/kevinKRT/media/stick%20002_zpszcthd96t.jpg.html)


The same fine fellar after 4-5 yr of camping and hanging out with me. "Take me back to the A/C and couch Bannock Boy"

(http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah255/kevinKRT/leuku%20043_zpsrrjqdvzg.jpg) (http://s1382.photobucket.com/user/kevinKRT/media/leuku%20043_zpsrrjqdvzg.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: MnSportsman on April 05, 2015, 08:14:48 AM
  Some good looking bush pals!
:)


Thanks for sharing the pics & comments!
:thumbsup:   :cheers:
Title: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: kanukkarhu on April 05, 2015, 02:54:13 PM

KK, I especially like the 'reclining-nude' shot of Ruby!  :thumbsup:
lol!

My first reaction was "that's funny!" :)

Followed by "eew!" :shocked:

Hahahaha! She has no personal boundaries, Wolfy! ;)

Great thread. Great pics all! :thumbsup:


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Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: wolfy on April 05, 2015, 03:15:23 PM
No personal boundaries, huh?  I've got a feeling we might hit it off together, right away! :camp:


I agree with JB, too.......great lookin' bunch of bush-pups in this thread! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Gryphon on April 11, 2015, 09:56:20 PM
I'm just not a dog guy...but we just got this guy a couple months ago: Stitch, an Aussie mix puppy as our youngest son's hearing service dog (Jared's deaf).  We've taken Stitchey on just one hike so far and he loved it.
Crazy little dog-critter, I have to admit I like him.  Looking forward to taking him and the kids camping and out more in the next year or so. 
Energy?  Oh heck yeah!  He's a rescue so we have had a lot of basic work with him thus far: simple obedience and house training, teaching him how to alert his needs to us (barking doesn't work with a deaf person!).  He's getting there.
We're working on his fear of strangers and crowds now and trying to get his little dog-brain wrapped around the concept of watching and following Jared.  Jared's biggest need is when he wanders off (ALL the time!), Stitch needs to go bring him back, alert him to cars, strangers, etc.  Getting him out in the hills is a big part of that too.
(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd100/gryphonblade/Mobile%20Uploads/20150124_073407_zpsa7ei3pfz.jpg) (http://s226.photobucket.com/user/gryphonblade/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150124_073407_zpsa7ei3pfz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: duxdawg on November 17, 2015, 04:31:30 PM
Like WesinND, I am a Deutsch Drahthaar fan. My last Draht was Dux. My current Draht is his niece, Eva. They both went/go everywhere with me in town or out in the woods. One hour day hikes to fourteen day through hikes (or canoe trips) and everything in between, in all four seasons. My Draht sleeps in my hammock which means I do not need extra bedding. Nor as much since dogs are self propelled heaters. We hunt every critter the WI DNR will let us. Nothing like fresh meat cooked over an open fire! I bring dry dog food and occasionally share some of mine. Unleashed whenever possible as I have trained mine to stop, stay, here, heel, leave it, etc at a single command. Always leashed when I am not paying attention as Drahts have a high prey drive and want to bring every critter in the woods to their best friend.

Only things I worry about are porcupines, skunks, coyotes and wolves. Have had porkie quills surface three months after the encounter. And that is after two trips to the vet and three weeks of my feeling for quills every day. Scary stuff as what if it had punctured an organ or artery? What if it had become infected? As horrible as getting skunked is, I'll take that over a quilling every time.

Yotes and wolves because around here they kill many dogs every year. Wolves have averaged $3 million in livestock damage payouts and 30 reported dog killings *every year* for a decade. Not every killing is reported, nor do all reported have enough evidence to be conclusive. Wolves have attacked several people in WI and it is only a matter of time before they kill humans. They have driven many people off the deer they had killed. You might have noticed that wolves in WI are a bit of a burr under my saddle, lol.
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: duxdawg on November 17, 2015, 05:43:44 PM
Dux
(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll20/DuxDawg2/Blades%20and%20Bush%20Lore/image.jpg2_zpszwa1aq7i.jpg) (http://s284.photobucket.com/user/DuxDawg2/media/Blades%20and%20Bush%20Lore/image.jpg2_zpszwa1aq7i.jpg.html)

Eva
(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll20/DuxDawg2/Blades%20and%20Bush%20Lore/image.jpg2_zpsbuqjbjwq.jpg) (http://s284.photobucket.com/user/DuxDawg2/media/Blades%20and%20Bush%20Lore/image.jpg2_zpsbuqjbjwq.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: duxdawg on November 17, 2015, 05:49:40 PM
Dux
(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll20/DuxDawg2/Blades%20and%20Bush%20Lore/image.jpg1_zps1a4bpehu.jpg) (http://s284.photobucket.com/user/DuxDawg2/media/Blades%20and%20Bush%20Lore/image.jpg1_zps1a4bpehu.jpg.html)


Eva 
(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll20/DuxDawg2/Blades%20and%20Bush%20Lore/image.jpg3_zpscjfrpjx5.jpg) (http://s284.photobucket.com/user/DuxDawg2/media/Blades%20and%20Bush%20Lore/image.jpg3_zpscjfrpjx5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: wsdstan on November 17, 2015, 07:10:59 PM
Good lookers Dux.  I hunted for twenty years with a guy who had some great ones.  A very versatile dog that was very tough and very resilient.
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: duxdawg on November 18, 2015, 05:10:06 PM
Thanks! Not to bash Labs or rescue dogs (which my first several dogs were) but they just never impressed me in the field. Picked up a Draht pup in '03 and there's no going back for me!! Drahts know they are on a mission to bring back game every moment they are outdoors. Which suits me just fine.
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: upthecreek on November 18, 2015, 05:33:26 PM
Thanks! Not to bash Labs or rescue dogs (which my first several dogs were) but they just never impressed me in the field. Picked up a Draht pup in '03 and there's no going back for me!! Drahts know they are on a mission to bring back game every moment they are outdoors. Which suits me just fine.

Did you train the labs and rescue dogs? Proper training usually insures the reactions regardless of the breed. Maybe you didn't spend enough time with your previous companions. I've met some fine retrievers in my time but haven't met a Deutsch Drahthaar yet. Did you train the Draft? Guess I'm missing something.

Creek
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: duxdawg on November 18, 2015, 06:09:45 PM
Good points UTC. I think there were several factors going on.

I had a dozen rescues before getting into Drahts. Getting the rescues at 8-24 months old meant that they had a lot of bad habits I needed to train out of them before I even started training for what I wanted. Yes, I spent a lot of time training. A lot.

Had a few cases where the owner was going to put the dog down and after my training it for 3-5 months they wanted it back and kept it well into old age. I have always been extremely good at reading animals and could tell the only issues with those dogs were the owner's fault, not the dog's. Had a few other rescues I trained and rehomed as well. I am proud that I saved the lives of several dogs.

I have always trained my own dogs. I have read dozens of books on dog training and guided more than thirty people as they trained their dogs. Including many behavioral issues and being paid to train people's dogs. (Actually, training the dogs is easy. Training the owners is the tough part!!) People who know me, or even just watched me handle my dogs, consider me to be a better than most trainer.

I have a lot of expectations of a dog. To me they are more than companions, they are also working animals. Mine go with me everywhere, from running errands, to dayhikes, to multi day through hikes, etc in all four seasons. We hunt every species we can, every chance we get. Not unusual on a Fall day to be in the duck blind before the sun comes up, then chase pheas, turkeys, squirrels and bunnies during the day and coons at night. Not every breed is up for that.

I have read, and found to be true, that there is a window from 8-16 weeks old when we can have the greatest impact on our pups. Exposure to everything under the sun (game, weather, terrain, etc) awakens instincts during that window like no other time in a dog's life. Adopting those rescues after that window had closed when their owners had failed to properly expose them, unbeknownst to me at the time, set those dogs up for failure in my world.

For me it is unacceptable for me to both find and retrieve more game than my dog. Those two tasks are their primary job in my world. Only Drahts have excelled at that for me.

So, yes there were a lot of factors. I am glad I was able to help many dogs. Glad I was able to learn so much as well. Still learning though! While helping a friend train his latest pup this summer, himself an experienced trainer, we have been discussing several things we might do differently the next time either of us has a pup.
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: WesinND on November 18, 2015, 06:31:46 PM
Dux, I got my first draht in March 2003 as well.  He's asleep beside me right now.  I'm looking forward.to seeing your posts!  Wes
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: vonrichthofen on November 19, 2015, 08:11:09 AM
Love those Heelers! They look like such great companions! Nice group of dogs here too!  They all look well cared for and its good to see dedicated owners. 
This is my buddy Tessie.  While not really a "bush dog", she is great on hikes, stays right with me, and is very well behaved due to the amount of training we've put in with her.  However, I don't take her camping, as at 115 lbs. I'd need an expedition sized tent for the two of us. She insists on staying right next to me so sleepinging in my backpacking tent would be rather cramped.  Most loyal dog I've ever had though and wouldn't trade her for anything!

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b556/Lothar54/TessieSunday1_zpsdabe0c70.jpg) (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/Lothar54/media/TessieSunday1_zpsdabe0c70.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: madmax on May 18, 2016, 07:21:42 AM
Necropost resurrection.

Because we love our dogs.





Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: MnSportsman on May 18, 2016, 09:48:26 AM
Necropost resurrection.

Because we love our dogs.


Ditto!


:thumbsup:


:)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Anubis1335 on July 07, 2016, 10:03:32 AM
Here you have the Sausages in their natural environment.  Holding that chair down.  Layla Bug (laser eyes) and Kaiser Dawg Americus

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y11/anubae_obscura/mutts_zpslsryh75o.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/anubae_obscura/media/mutts_zpslsryh75o.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Uncle Sam on July 08, 2016, 09:12:01 PM
My sausages :)
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa352/scaruss1/100_6188_1.jpg) (http://s1193.photobucket.com/user/scaruss1/media/100_6188_1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: Anubis1335 on July 11, 2016, 09:25:31 AM
LOL...similar poses!  It's a sausage fest up in here!  Doxies rule!   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: upthecreek on February 08, 2017, 04:50:26 PM
Testing driving a new camera and thought this would be a cool thread to bump.

Lulu the bushdog

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/treehouse2016/IMG_4091.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/treehouse2016/IMG_4091.jpg.html)

I think I like the new camera.

Creek
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: wsdstan on February 08, 2017, 05:01:12 PM
Looks good.  Lulu is cute too.

If you don't mind telling; what kind did you get?  I am looking now and it is kind of daunting to figure out what might be a good one.  I have a DSLC but need a new point and shoot.  My old one is about ten years and getting worn out.
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: upthecreek on February 08, 2017, 05:17:13 PM
I'm using a new used one. It's a canon xs170is. I can get it for about 60 bux. The dude has a nikon he's going to let me try once he gets a cable for it. My camera is a canon powershot and I've hated it since day one.

Creek

Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: hayshaker on February 08, 2017, 06:10:37 PM
although my queenie a registerd black german sheperd.
is not a hunting dog per'se, i have seen her run down rabbits
in the snow, catch phesants god only knows how many rats,
shes my baby. she stalks the cats for practice, and loves
to be with me when in camp, this year i made a mess of
venison jerky for her she loved it. fed her treats while in camp.
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: MnSportsman on February 08, 2017, 06:25:05 PM

Lulu the bushdog

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/treehouse2016/IMG_4091.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/treehouse2016/IMG_4091.jpg.html)


Creek


Man, that is a cute looking bush buddy!
:)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: wolfy on February 08, 2017, 06:51:24 PM
Here's a 'bush baby' for your 'bush buddy,' Creek. :shocked:

(http://rateeveryanimal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/bushbaby-creepy.jpg)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: upthecreek on February 08, 2017, 06:55:14 PM
They'd probably get a long good towards the end of the day wolfy. Facial expressions about match.  :cheers:  Lulu is actually pretty good when she's out with me. She has to be on a string though. She has camped with me several times now and is quite content with me in the hammock. The problem is keeping her warm. She is a spring and summer camper.

Creek
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: wsdstan on February 08, 2017, 07:15:23 PM
I'm using a new used one. It's a canon xs170is. I can get it for about 60 bux. The dude has a nikon he's going to let me try once he gets a cable for it. My camera is a canon powershot and I've hated it since day one.

Creek

Thanks.  A good deal for one you know works.  My p&s is a Canon powershot 720 is.  It works well but not a well as some of the new ones that friends have.  Good luck with yours.  Given the axe photos you posted it works well I think.
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: madmax on October 24, 2017, 11:15:01 AM
Max is mellowing out with time.  Quiet time after a walk.

(https://i.imgur.com/27Ane7D.jpg)
Title: Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
Post by: wolfy on October 24, 2017, 05:18:14 PM
Awwww.....cute! :)