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Old 10-16-2008, 09:27 PM   #15
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His ears are too big for his head.

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Old 10-16-2008, 09:40 PM   #16
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There are no bad dogs, just bad owners...
If you can demonstrate that your dogs are well socialized and follow any park regulations you should not have any problems.

We have never been turned away from a campground, if they don't want our dog, they won't get us.
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Old 10-17-2008, 12:14 AM   #17
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In our travels, we have found that some RV parks do have restrictions regarding certain breeds, as has been said before, and they say that their reason is insurance. In today's market, if there was an incident, it might get ugly.

Also, check where you might be going as to extra charges for dogs. We have been at RV parks that charge as much as $5.00 per day, per dog.
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:23 PM   #18
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We have seen restrictions on number of dogs - "danger breeds" and have received extra charges for having dogs...

All dogs are a potential danger - they are animals. Many are fear biters and many are teased into a dangerous situation. And I agree with Robert Cross that in most cases it is the owner of the dog that ultimately is responsible for the control of their dogs.

http://www.dogbitelaw.com/Dog%20Atta...%20Clifton.pdf

Our first Dog was a Golden Retriever - she did not have a mean bone in her body...at age 8 - for absolutely no reason (as we thought at the time) she took off from our back yard while we were outside with her (no fence at the time) up to the sidewalk heading for a couple who had their young baby in a stroller. While nothing happened this was so so out of character and took us by total surprise!

2 weeks later we had to put her down with a cancerous tumor that had perforated - it turns out that she was in excruciating pain and did not show any signs - (well that was the sign!)

Lesson learned - NEVER have your dog loose in any situation where people are around.

We had my brothers dog for 3 years a cross Pit/Boxer - he was a beautiful Dog and not a mean bone in his body either. By the nature of their build when they bite the damage is far worse than all other breeds - this is never taken into account. The second big issue is they are the top breed used by not so nice people to protect their not so nice habbits - these occurrences of attacks are also included in the statistics.

When the pit bull laws came out up here - anyone who asked we just said he was a Boxer - and people just left us alone - besides the fact that he and Haily the flakiest Golden Retriever out there were an item - so both were always together taking that immediate fear factor out of the equation.

Good luck with your travels with your fur baby - the hassles if any are worth it in comparison to leaving them at home!!!
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Old 10-26-2008, 06:25 AM   #19
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What constitutes an aggressive breed? The answer is always THE MASTER.
I always say:"Beware of the mean dog's owner."

Not that it's always intentional, but many people reinforce bad habits or traits in their dogs.
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Old 10-26-2008, 09:47 AM   #20
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I work at a park that has breed restrictions and if you say it is mixed , I ask if there is any mix of the restricted breeds. If your dog looks part pit .. no go. It is an insurance problem , so we are strict. Many private parks in the west have these restrictions.
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Old 10-26-2008, 01:29 PM   #21
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We bailed out of a park in AZ because of a weight restriction, not just breed.
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We still Boon-dock this way.

Our Dogs are NEVER beyond our control, either in the X-pen or on-lead.

We do not camp where they exclude our "critter"
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I wouldn't want to camp anywhere that didn't welcome dogs.
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Size restrictions??

We travel with our two "rescue" standard poodles:

Although we also feel that the owner trains the "meanness" into the dog, we understand that RV parks do have to bow to the fine print in their liability insurance policies regarding certain dog breeds.
However, we've never been able to figure out why some RV parks have a weight restriction??? Often, the smaller dogs are often more "vocal" than the larger breeds, so we see no correlation between size & barking!
When asked by a park if we have a dog, we just say "poodle"!

The most that we've been charged extra for the dogs is $2/dog per day. Sometimes, the park will only charge us this fee for one day, especially if we are staying a week.

One (of many factors) that compels us to travel in our trailer is the fact that we can take our best friends with us!
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Old 11-14-2008, 08:36 AM   #26
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Anyway, the main thing that worries me about this plan is my dog. He's an 8 year old pit/lab mix (pic attached) -- most of the RV parks I've researched, at least around Santa Monica and San Jose, seem to have breed or size restrictions that would make things difficult. (He's about 80 pounds and definitely has some pit features if you know what you're looking for).

So, basically, I'm trying to figure out if this is a showstopper or not. Are the odds decent that parks would be fairly lenient with this sort of thing, given that he's a mutt? Do they actually check? I hate to spend the money on a tow vehicle & trailer only to find that I can't actually park anywhere near where I'd be working.

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Hey D,

I just checked out your pooch's picture (he's a cutie!) and unless he looks different than what the pictures are showing, my first impression would not be pit. His head isn't as large as a pit, his eyes look larger as do his ears.

If it were me I'd call ahead to verify, and if pressed give a lab/terrier/boxer mix answer.

I have a Lab/Shepherd mix and just say Lab mix. We've camped in a few KOAs where they have a specific dog policy banning Pit Bulls, Pit Bull mixes, Rottweilers and Dobermans. But they've never asked us what type of dog we have when we check in (KOA Lake Placid).

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We travel everywhere with our Chesapeake Bay Retriever. It seems that the more dog friendly an area is , the more sociable the people are to travelers and tourists. The neatest thing we ever did with our dog was ride the tram to the top of Monarch pass on Colorado with our dog. My feeling is if is not good enough for my dog ,why would I want to stay there?
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Our lab mix and boxer mix agree.
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