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Old 12-12-2006, 08:01 AM
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Default Survivor Man and Dog? Which breed would you want with you?

Have you ever watched Survivor Man the TV show where the guy strands himself and tries to survive off the land? Well that got me thinking.... If I was stranded in Northern Wisconsin (Cold Winters and Hot Summers) and I could choose one breed of dog to be stranded with me what would it be?

As much as I love my Pitties, they are ruled out because they wouldn't make it through the winter. I also thought I would want a dog who could feed itself and maybe help me out.....

What breed would you guys pick?
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Old 12-12-2006, 08:11 AM
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Anatolian Sheapard.
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Old 12-12-2006, 08:29 AM
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My Aussies. They've got the dual-coat to tolerate both heat and cold, plus the guarding instinct to alert/protect me and most dogs can learn to catch their own food given enough chance/incentive. And they won't wander off and leave me by myself.

Or I'd clone Buck from Call of the Wild. St. Bernard/Shepherd/Collie? mix.
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Old 12-12-2006, 09:19 AM
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German Shepherd, no doubt
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Old 12-12-2006, 09:25 AM
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Caucasian.

1. Because they are made to survive in any climate from arctic freeze to tropical heat.
2. No grooming required
3. Will hunt for his own food.
4. Will protect from medium predators. ( also food, why not eat a wolf or a coyote?)
5. Independent by nature, but will not wonder off.

Basically a perfect dog for surviving, because they were bred by natural selection.
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Old 12-12-2006, 09:41 AM
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Wolf mix. Though they're out of place in a lot of situations, they aren't in the wild.
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I was thinking husky, obviously for cold resistance but also because of the medium size would require less food. yet they seem agile enough to catch rabbits and such.
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I think a Malamute would be more suited then a husky.
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My ACD because of herding ability. Duel coat. Loyality. And fearlessness. I know Whiskey would die saving me. I know I would take that step for him too.
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I think a Malamute would be more suited then a husky.
Don't you think the added size would be a caloric burden?
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