Best list of great dogs for RV living
The list we have here is based on some of the breeds we have seen while traveling. Which breed is best for you and your situation depends on a number of factors:
- Number of people in your RV, (Are you traveling solo? Are you married?……with children? lol)
- How much room does your RV or trailer have to accommodate a canine companion? ( How many square feet is available)
- Which places are you planning to frequent? (State Parks? RV campgrounds?traveling to family member homes? Where will little buhgeira be while we are in Disney Land?
Small breeds tend to be the first group that we think about. Most will gravitate towards these because of ease in which they can be carried,taken care of, and the fact that most small business in towns big and small, cater to these breeds. And this last one isn’t very big, but your smaller dog will not need a large bag of dog food which could add an additional 50 pounds to your travel weight. (unless, of course, you make your dogs food. lol). These are just a few examples of what makes small breeds appealing to the RV lifestyle.
- Dachshund (miniature)
- Yorkshire Terrier
- Shih tzu
I love the medium breeds! I’m sure you have already noticed that some of these breeds can be included in the small breeds list. Here I am including anything over seven pounds. With most medium family companions,
- Miniature Schnauzer
- Boston Terriers
- French Bulldog
- Bishon Frise
- Cavalier King Charles spaniel
As we have been RV living and traveling for the past few months, we have come in contact with a large number of people and their pets. I have seen multiple dogs, of many breeds and size. I have added to my list, these great breeds :Boxers, Pit bulls, and Great Danes. I can let you know, I love Pitt Bulls, and have never once not considered them for our lifestyle. But I have not seen them on very many lists for RV lifestyle. Pit Bulls tend to be great for RV living because of their great personalities, and sometimes the ease in which the handle the change of moving location. We have seen many Pit Bulls. All of them great, out going, and people loving pets.
But we should always keep in mind, when travelling: Your destination. If your staying at a RV resort, What are the guidelines for the resort? Is there a place for your large companion to run, play, and not bother other dogs or other guest?
- Labrador Retriever
- Pit Bull
- Great Dane
Other considerations for your future traveling companion.
Noisiness: How does certain breeds respond to noise?.Are they high-strung bundles of energy?
Trainability: Smaller breeds have a tendency to be harder to train. If you would like him or her to go potty in a specific place or stay close and not wonder. If the breed you select is more head strong ,it will make training more difficult. Your work will be cut out for you, as they say.
Friendliness: I consider friendliness to be associated with socialization. Socialization is the pillar to having a great friendly companion.
Socialization: Will this great companion that will love you until the end of time, get along with the people you may encounter on this journey? Will she or he get along with other pets? Will you have to place them in a special area if unexpected company arrives?It is important to know how much time will you need to invest in socialization. I am sure that you know socialization is important for all breeds, but some need a little more help than others in order to make them great citizens in the RV community.
There is a great many things to consider while deciding on a canine companion. This is really just the tip of the proverbial Ice Berg. I suggest, not only the research you are currently doing, but talk to your friends with pets and talk to your veterinarian, or a trusted authority for you. Talk to the people working at your local shelter. Talk about behaviour and what special needs do the breed you are interested in have, if any.
I personally think the most important is :
How much love can I give to my new family member!!!
What about you? Is there a breed that I missed on my list? Are you currently traveling with a canine companion? Give us your thoughts and leave a comment. Don’t forget to Share our post!!!