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Photos, please. That is if you have one available.

You are quite correct. Though I wanted to see the corgis mushing with the malamutes. I know it is all in fun but how cute is that? Silly, but very cute.
Gwen
who loves her corgi Reznor
wow! i'm amazed that he's got that level of training, considering he's an outdoor dog.

That's not at all unusual for sled dogs. They may live outside but they're typically handled a lot and they've got to be well trained and cooperative so they don't, say, oh I dunno, take off after deer while hooked to the sled, as a completely random example.

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That's not at all unusual for sled dogs. They may live outside but they're typically handled a lot and they've got

true. i guess i tend to falsely equate commitment to training with commitment to making the dog situation work. it baffles me that someone would put in time training a dog and not be be in it for the long haul.
to be well trained and cooperative so they don't, say, oh I dunno, take off after deer while hooked to the sled, as a completely random example.

heh.

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true. i guess i tend to falsely equate commitment to training with commitment to making the dog situation work. it baffles me that someone would put in time training a dog and not be be in it for the long haul.

I think it's pretty typical for serious mushers to get rid of at least some of their dogs as they age past their prime (uh, the dogs). It's how I ended up with Image. It's one of the real problems with the sport, I think. I have no idea what the very divine Barry's background is or if he even came from a working kennel. Nevertheless it is the case that in many working kennels the dogs live outside on tie-outs yet receive far better care and training and get more hands-on time than the typical pet dog.

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This is what democracy looks like.
I think it's pretty typical for serious mushers to get rid of at least some of their dogs as they age past their prime (uh, the dogs). It's how I ended up with Image.

Actually this is also very common with Schutzhund trained dogs as well. And there is literally hours, upon hours in training to get to ScHIII level with say an FH tracking title. And yet often the imports that come in for very high *** are very much trained to this impressive level.
of the real problems with the sport, I think. I have no idea what the very divine Barry's background is or if he even came from a working kennel.

For some reason, I didn't think that he had been a mushing dog. Probably because his write-up said something about him being taught to ride alongside horses. He also shows territorial aggression towards males, and I'm assuming that this is a no-no as far as mushing is concerned.

Simply gorgeous. And he is apparently willing to please. Sure don't sound like any Malamutes I know. Or huskies for that matter.

Suja
I think it's pretty typical for serious mushers to get rid of at least some of their dogs as they age past their prime (uh, the dogs). It's how I ended up with Image. It's one of the real problems with the sport, I think.

agreed. i think it's unconscionable to participate in a sport involving limited equipment if you're going to throw that equipment away when it's outlived its usefulness. finding appropriate homes for them is definitely better, but i'm still uncomfortable with the big picture.
I have no idea what the very divine Barry's background is or if he even came from a working kennel.

from the description, i got the impression that his last owners were unable/unwilling to keep him confined.
Nevertheless it is the case that in many working kennels the dogs live outside on tie-outs yet receive far better care and training and get more hands-on time than the typical pet dog.

yeah, i realize that. i worded my original post poorly. i didn't mean it as a comment on outdoor dogs. i meant only that i was surprised that someone who would invest x amount of time in a dog would be unwilling to invest a little bit more time/effort in him. roaming seems like such non-problem to me that i'm boggled by it.

shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
Simply gorgeous. And he is apparently willing to please. Sure don't sound like any Malamutes I know. Or huskies for that matter. Suja

Oh Suja, are you sure Khan wouldn't allow another male in the house? He looks just right for you!
Gwen
Simply gorgeous.

that he is!
And he is apparently willing to please. Sure don't sound like any Malamutes I know. Or huskies for that matter.

yep, it sounds like he's extremely biddable.

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