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The 14ers.com dogs

Postby dehrlich101 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:00 am

I recently saw the book The BrewDogs of Colorado at Trinity Brewing in the Springs, and thought this would be an interesting topic. In light of the rescue of "Missy" the German Shepard from the Sawtooth, please post pictures of your 14er dogs/or other animals enjoying the mountains.


This is Ranger. He is a 3 year old Red Heeler, adopted from the New Hope Cattle Dog Rescue. He has accompanied me on 16 of the fourteeners, with the most recent being Mount Massive and South Massive.


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Re: The 14er.com dogs of Colorado

Postby klinger » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:12 am

Chloe is a German Shorthaired Pointer and has about 12 or so 14ers, I try not to take her on class 2's that have really big rocks, as she has never had any awareness of her back end and climbs and swims like a complete idiot. She will run up and down stairs forever though.

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Mike's Belgian Malanois, Cole, can climb anything, he's a badass, and he swims like a fricken boat. You throw stick/ball as far as you can and that boy just motors.

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On theirs and my first, Pikes last summer..

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We've done G&T twice now, which as you can see by her expression is sheer torture...

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Re: The 14er.com dogs

Postby ATOMEMT » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:33 am

Sage found me at the Denver Dumb Friends League shelter eight years ago this Fall. She's 10 now, with 30 14'ers under her belt.....still going strong.
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Re: The 14er.com dogs

Postby gonzalj » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:42 am

My boys Little mac (with the backpack on) & Teddy on crystal this spring. Little mac has done 13 14ers & 11 13ers and Teddy has done 1 14er & 6 13ers.
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Re: The 14er.com dogs

Postby wolfshadoww » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:32 am

Osgood, "Ozzie" has done five mountains this summer. The shoes get a lot of trail comments, but also cut down on his pads getting torn up.
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Re: The 14er.com dogs

Postby ThuChad » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:50 am

I like this thread better than the other current dog thread. It feels like an awkward awful episode of Punk'd.
I love all the other dog pics here!

Here's Lexy on her 1st 14er Quandary. Her feet were a little chilly. I'll think we'll take some booties next time we go out in the snow.
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And the avatar.
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Re: The 14er.com dogs

Postby Dave B » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:53 am

Dogs are awesome!

Ski touring near Lake Agnes
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Indian Peaks Wilderness
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Best crag dog ever
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This is Ruby by the way, we thing she's a black lab border collie mix. She was on a kill list in Missouri until Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue found her a foster home in Boulder. When we got her, she was malnourished and had been treated for mange.
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Re: The 14er.com dogs

Postby Derek » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:14 am

This is Rufus. He was a mixed breed puppy rescue, just turned 2 years old last week.

To date, he has joined me on a total of 53 different summits. We plan on many more.

Rufster on Geneva
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Re: The 14er.com dogs of Colorado

Postby ThuChad » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:18 am

klinger wrote:Chloe is a German Shorthaired Pointer and has about 12 or so 14ers, I try not to take her on class 2's that have really big rocks, as she has never had any awareness of her back end and climbs and swims like a complete idiot. She will run up and down stairs forever though.


That's hilarious. I had a GSP growing up that swam the same way. She would try to touch the bottom with her back feet and thrash the water with her front. Pretty odd for dogs with webbed feet.
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Re: The 14er.com dogs

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:21 am

Lindsey was supposed to be my ski partner but bad shoulders keep her below treeline. She loves snow more than anything!
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Re: The 14er.com dogs

Postby LuLuLuv » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:25 am

The Lu has done 28 14ers!
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Re: The 14er.com dogs

Postby harrise » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:27 am

I'm loving these pictures!


My boy Ridik. He's the scrambler of my bunch. His previous owners dropped him off one day and never came back. On Hagar...
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I have five dogs so we rarely get on 14ers unless it's from a route like Chihuahua Gulch. We've really taken to the 13ers and 12ers. Our group is big and we just get in the way on busy trails. With our other husky owning friends on the way up Bald Mtn A...
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My malamutes (Coco, Sioux) and husky on Bard Peak. The mals don't like talus slogs and max out at simple class II...
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4.8lbs of Tambi on Pawnee...
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And the most recent addition. My first Saint was a wicked climber/hiker. He had a short but awesome life with us. So we decided that another was in order. 20 months old and 20 summits (10k-14k). On one of those mellow snow lines NW side of Mount Silverheels...
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