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Old 02-11-2014, 06:17 PM   #1
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Labradoodles and/or 50+ pound pups

We're thinking about adopting a couple of labradoodles. We just bought a 22 Sport. So my questions--

1. Does anybody travel with labradoodles? I'd like to know your experience.

2. What kind of adjustments/challenges do you have when you have medium sized dogs like this in a medium sized trailer? (I know that some people consider 50 lbs to be "big," but to those of us who love 50 lb dogs, they're "right-sized," ergo, "medium.") (And it's amazing how they shrink down to 25 lbs for apartments and hotels!)
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:28 PM   #2
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We travel with two dogs; 45 lbs and 52 lbs. I don't know the layout of your trailer but ours sleep and hang under our dining table - when they're not under foot that is . We have two bath mat rugs under there that are removable and washable. We have a standalone gate that we put in front at night - otherwise they'd be coming to wake us at 5 am. Works great!
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:33 PM   #3
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uh, get a dog tent? In that model you have a dining U. I am not sure where the dogs could go at least during the day. At night they could sleep in the middle of the floor I guess.
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:41 PM   #4
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We have a new 19' FC and plan to travel with our 3 yr old, 70 lb Golden. She loves the TT but we haven't gotten out yet to have her try camping. But we have had sleep outs to try things out. We did get a great inflatable bed that fits under the table. The key is let her have her space....which is limited. As for waking us, I plan to close the folding door.
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:59 PM   #5
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We have traveled with two standard female poodles in our 22' Safari and it was never a problem. Both were around 50#. We have heard Labradoodles can be fiesty when traveling whereas the standard female poodle do just fine. They tend to find an out of the way spot and just settle down. We keep the dinette setup for sleeping for us, so the underneath spot makes a cozy spot for one dog and the other liked the sofa. Our oldest died two years ago and we decided not to replace her.
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:51 PM   #6
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Why labradoodles? Their temperaments can be all over the place. Folks often think they're getting the best of a poodle and a lab but often end up with an unpredictable dog (as far as behaviour goes). I've seen too many of this mix that end up being pretty crazy and can be overwhelming (I've also seen some that are great dogs). Two pups at once could be a real handful. If you select a responsible breeder of Labradors or Poodles, you can get a dog with a predictable temperament and health clearances. With mixes it's more difficult to predict the outcome. Just something to consider.
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Old 02-11-2014, 10:47 PM   #7
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My Sophie, weighs in around 75lbs, not sure she thinks there is a question here
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Old 02-12-2014, 11:24 AM   #8
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Our Golden and Lab both loved hanging out under the dinette. Both dogs were over 65 lbs.
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Old 02-12-2014, 03:55 PM   #9
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I believe that Belbein is in a different situation than some posters with "out of the way" spaces for the dogs. When people are walking around in a 22 sport the dogs might be put in the bathroom. I am not sure they would fit though.

Try it out and see with both in the AS and everyone onboard. See what the dogs do- and you.
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Old 02-12-2014, 04:58 PM   #10
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We have an 80 pound lab and a 27 foot trailer. It's tight with two adults, two twelve year old kids and the pooch at bedtime or whenever we are all in the trailer. The dog sleeps at the foot of the bed in the front of the trailer or in between the twin beds in the back - in fact he will move between both locations during the night.

With one less human, it feels pretty spacious including the dog. With two humans and the dog, the trailer feels palatial. I get it yours is smaller - but when we can be at one end and the dog at the other - which he often prefers - it's like he isn't there. I would feel the same way about two dogs and two people - I think plenty of room.

During the day we are all almost always outside. I installed eye bolts at the front and rear of the trailer we tie him up to when he needs to be on leash near the trailer. I carry about 50 feet of rope so he has plenty of room to roam.

We carry a big dog bed from costco in the back of our TV, which is a SUV - the dog lays around on that when we are in transit. We move the dog bed into the front of the trailer at night, and he generally gets the idea this is where we want him - but like I said sometimes he drifts to the back to sleep in between the twin beds.
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Have you given any thought to were the dogs will travel when towing?
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Lucky with have a four door 3/4 GMC our Sophie, has her place when traveling but limits us when we get to our destination and want to explore, we always need to include her.
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Oh look there's that little pig again!
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