Which dog pack/backpack?

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Postby Fuego » May 30th, 2011, 11:46 am

Hi,

I regularly do day hikes and plan to do at least one hike over several days a year, starting this September.
Now I'm looking for a backpack for the dog. My research so far showed that packs of ruff wear have good reviews, but a lot of people had difficulties with the sizes, especially those with pitbulls or boxers. I also liked the granite gear, but could only find very few reviews.
My dog's measurements: 52 cm / 20,5" , 31 kg / 68,4 US pounds
She will need to carry about 4 kg of food, her water and a blanket to sleep on.

What backpack do you recommend?
Who has experience/advise for the size?

Thanks in advance, Fuego
Greetings from Germany :)
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Postby iluvk9 » May 30th, 2011, 3:20 pm

I don't know anything about backpacks, but make sure you take photos for us once you get hiking. :)
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Postby TheRedQueen » May 30th, 2011, 9:20 pm

I really like the Ruffwear backpacks...we have one of those and a couple of other brands. The Ruffwear is definitely worth the extra cost if you're serious about using the pack. It fits the best, doesn't move around and has the best strap placement.

http://www.ruffwear.com/Palisades-Pack? ... egory=7998
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Postby Fuego » June 11th, 2011, 1:00 pm

After some more research, mainly pictures of dogs with the different packs, I chose the approach pack. When it arrives I will take pictures and show them here.
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Postby TheRedQueen » June 11th, 2011, 1:46 pm

Fuego wrote:After some more research, mainly pictures of dogs with the different packs, I chose the approach pack. When it arrives I will take pictures and show them here.


Great! Can't wait to see pics! 8)
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » June 11th, 2011, 5:03 pm

I've heard nothing but great things about those!
"Remember - every time your dog gets somewhere on a tight leash *a fairy dies and it's all your fault.* Think of the fairies." http://www.positivepetzine.com"

http://www.pitbullzen.com
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