My wife is wanting a Jeep traveling dog. Looking for recommendations.

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Many years ago we decided not to support dog breeding any longer and so we find our riding companions at shelters since then. We visit and walk through and interact with some dogs and eventually one will pick you. Some people like to go through the puppy phase; we prefer adults. Although last time we ended up with a dog we think was around 9 months. That’s what happens sometimes, when you let the animal participate in the decision.

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Our German Short-haired Pointer, Kya, is an excellent traveling companion, but she is high energy and needs a lot of exercise and attention. She's on the smaller side for her breed at about 50 pounds.
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Rescue dogs are the best! Jack russel / fiest always traveled well wit us. Nice rig. Miss mine. maybe I'll build another someday. Happy trails.

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We Jeep travel a lot. We have always had big dogs. Like this.

He was about 215 pounds


I want something that does not shed a ton of hair and is easy to keep clean and kind of low keyed.
XOLO. they are completely hairless with some having a Mohawk, Hypoallergenic, super smart, I bath mine once a month and put lotion on once a week. no smell.
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Those are all amazing dogs. I'm excited for you on your journey to getting your next pal. We chose a Beauceron for when we lived in Latin America...let's just say nobody mugged us....but she's a 100% people-tribe dog and is super-kid friendly. I'm only pointing this out (she sheds....so I might not recommend this breed in particular) because if you need to leave the dog in an open-top or windows-off or door-off Jeep while you go in some place for a few....you have an automatic theft-deterrent system. Having an imposing yet friendly dog is not a bad idea if you travel a lot and yet can't bring the dog inside all the time. Just a thought! Good luck on your dog search and please keep us all posted!
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Those are all amazing dogs. I'm excited for you on your journey to getting your next pal. We chose a Beauceron for when we lived in Latin America...let's just say nobody mugged us....but she's a 100% people-tribe dog and is super-kid friendly. I'm only pointing this out (she sheds....so I might not recommend this breed in particular) because if you need to leave the dog in an open-top or windows-off or door-off Jeep while you go in some place for a few....you have an automatic theft-deterrent system. Having an imposing yet friendly dog is not a bad idea if you travel a lot and yet can't bring the dog inside all the time. Just a thought! Good luck on your dog search and please keep us all posted!
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Will keep you guys posted.
 

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i just got a new jeeping buddy. Shedding is on the moderate to low scale with once a week brushings' Picked up 1 year old Conner the blue tick hound in the Jeep two day's ago from our local Pet rescue. my wife and i had been walking dogs with this rescue for a couple weeks and when this guy came in it was over not having pups at the house any longer. 21-27" at the shoulder and 45-80lbs is the call out for them. currently hes about done growing according to the vet paperwork at 55lbs and likes to curl up in a ball an be a lap dog thus far. He hasn't barked but once so far and is really warming up to the jeep and car rides well.

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So yesterday Carla got her new dog. A two year old Jack Russell rescue from the animal shelter. His new name is Mr Business
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He is doing great and adjusting well. Rides great in the Jeep and way more chill than I expected. Carla is a happy girl.
 

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We have a couple Australian Sheppards that are great travel buddies. They really enjoy the ride and then getting out and hiking/exploring. We got them from a working farm. The owner only breeds them so she can maintain good working dog population so she only breeds when she needs a new dog and sells the rest pretty cheap.
Aussies typically range from 35-55 lbs, and can live a really long time, and have no agility issues jumping into lifted vehicles.

We have a 35lb male, and freak outlier of a 67lb female. She's big but not too big. think small german sheppard size.
 

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We've enjoyed our corgis.

They're extremely athletic, but also quite portable and they travel well.
 

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Get a blue heeler, and you’re set for many years of the best Jeep/travel dog ever.

 

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