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Does your mini Dachshund love to hike?

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Gretel

Dreamy Eyes
 
 
Barked: Mon Jan 3, '11 1:47pm PST 
I know we are not the only ones out there. We have two weiner dogs that love to hike. People are amazed when they see us out on the trail but, really, the dogs are the ones outhiking us. I have been looking for other hiking doxies on the internet but haven't had much luck.

I want to know how many of us there are out there. I have started a blog that chronicals the hiking and adventures of my dogs to get the word out about what great outdoor companions this breed can make. If you have a story about hiking with your miniature Dachshund you want to share on my blog let me know. The blog is at www.YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner.com
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Member Since
11/25/2007
 
 
Barked: Fri Jan 21, '11 5:17pm PST 
No my mini dachshund is an able dog so he does not hike. smile
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Member Since
11/25/2007
 
 
Barked: Fri Jan 21, '11 5:17pm PST 
No my mini dachshund is an able dog so he does not hike. smile
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Rommel Rizzo

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Barked: Tue Mar 13, '12 5:34am PST 
looks like I'm a little late responding, but for others happening upon this post: yes, I have a little miniature Dachshund that LOVES to hike and camp with us. We do all day hikes year round (we live in Texas) and vary between primitive and drive-up camping.

The most impressive outing was a trip to the Ozarks in Arkansas we made with Rommel (our dachsie) at Christmas 2011. He was 8 years old then. We (and he) hiked 12 miles - from out cabin, downhill to the drive-up campsite area, then back uphill to the cabin. We started in the the morning and it was dark and we were using headlamps by the time we made it back to the cabin. He hiked the entire way and, as you mentioned, was actually in front of us while we were huffing and puffing up that last incline. The following day we just did shorter day hikes -- 3 miles, then 2 miles. And finally on the third day, he was hiking a bit slower and when I was checking him over, discovered an injury to his paw pad so he got carried the rest of the hikes. We have a front carrier we bring along for when he doesn't want to walk or when the terrain is questionable (snakes) or tick country. He's an awesome little dog.
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Star

Shinning Star
 
 
Barked: Sat Apr 7, '12 6:52pm PST 
I take her with me.We only do a mile or 2.She is not far from me.Gets nervous when she see's other dogs.
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