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canoegal
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03/06/2015 07:55AM   (Thread Older Than 3 Years)
Let's see your photos of your dogs in canoes! I'll start the thread with my awesome canoedog, Daisy. (Thanks for suggesting the thread, Goldenbadger!)

 
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03/06/2015 12:10PM  
Booker in a loaded SR 18.5 three-seater

(No, he really doesn't enjoy canoeing...but he loves us and he loves camping!)



 
03/06/2015 12:14PM  
Booker on a tow boat, Moose Lake

 
03/06/2015 01:05PM  
Wilson.


A rainy day on Side Lake, Quetico.


Checking out pictos, Quetico Lake.
 
03/06/2015 02:15PM  
he's wet as usual.
 
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03/06/2015 04:59PM  
I never get tired of seeing all of these great looking canoe dogs!

Here’s Karma and Jake’s first (and only) Quetico trip 5 years ago. Sadly we lost both of them to cancer over the past 4 years, was really happy to have that experience with them. Try not to laugh at the “pontoons” on the canoe....we are experienced paddlers, but the thought of taking 150 pounds worth of dogs who had never stepped foot in a canoe (and a Berner who hated swimming) made us a little nervous :-) The “pontoons” saved us a few times in big rollers on Bayley Bay, and when the bigger dog decided to shift all of his weight to one side - well worth the slight embarrassment of using them!!

Hoping to do a canoe trip soon with the 2 new members of our pack (Bella and Adrian), just trying to figure out how to make that work since the older one is 105 pounds, and is not very graceful.

 
03/06/2015 05:23PM  
Echo on 2 different trips with my wife and I and also from my solo last fall.
 
03/06/2015 06:10PM  
Luna my good canoeing pal.




 
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03/07/2015 07:40AM  
Gunter
and Kalli


 
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03/07/2015 09:26AM  

Underway with a loaded canoe.

Quick day trip.

Find a comfortable place and enjoy the ride. We will be in camp soon enough.
 
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03/07/2015 08:44PM  
 
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03/08/2015 04:45AM  



 
03/08/2015 08:50AM  
only image I haven't already posted I think. It's hard to tell there is a canoe under him, but there is. Not one to ever take to the BWCA though.
 
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06/07/2015 11:36PM  


My Stella on last years trip. We are headed up Thursday for week. She is excited.
 
06/09/2015 04:32PM  
Claire
 
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08/27/2015 07:08PM  



Willow loves the canoe.
 
09/06/2015 08:24AM  
Echo from our trip in Aug.

 
12/24/2015 06:29PM  


Mocha's last trip. She was a beautiful Chocolate Lab rescue dog, when we took her to the U of M she was diagnosed with a leaky heart valve and not given long to live. We put her on meds and got 1.5 more years out of her. She died at 6.5 Year old.

My wife and I did a week long trip into Insula Lake during the Pagami fire. It was her/Mocha's last BW trip. She loved fetching and the water. I still get teary eyed thinking of her.

 
12/24/2015 06:37PM  
I do a lot of solo's and this is a picture of my first mate.(Elsa) Named before the Frozen Movie. She is a 1/2 Shepard Rescue dog. Notice the missing eye. She lost it before we adopted her and she has never been able to find it. :-)



 
12/27/2015 09:07PM  
I've probably posted these before, but my Calcifer loves to come to the BWCA with me. My husband may start making me choose him or the dog though...

 
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12/28/2015 06:01AM  
quote RRHD: "I've probably posted these before, but my Calcifer loves to come to the BWCA with me. My husband may start making me choose him or the dog though...


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That should be an easy choice. Choose the dog.
 
01/17/2016 03:15PM  
quote Goldenbadger: "quote RRHD: "I've probably posted these before, but my Calcifer loves to come to the BWCA with me. My husband may start making me choose him or the dog though...



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That should be an easy choice. Choose the dog. "


Yeah, pretty much. I've never capsized with just the dog, or the dog plus the kids. But with my husband...
 
06/15/2016 08:30AM  
my dog is finally growing out of puppy stage. (he's four now). sitting for hours in a canoe was not his idea of a good time. he's a lab and designed to swim, a mile or two of swimming and he chill for a couple days, he's figuring it out, swimming is hard work, duffing in a canoe is life a it's finest.







 
06/15/2016 10:34AM  
From my solo in May w/ Echo. He's a great canoe dog. Somehow we ended up w/ a lab doesn't like to swim.
 
08/07/2016 07:11PM  
My dog Regent last month. It's trip #3 for him, and he has developed a very good sense of balance. Video: Solo Dog Trip

 
08/08/2016 08:24AM  
Love it! Thanks for sharing. I felt like I was watching Echo :) I like the new canoe also.

The Lady Chain is on my trip list. I've done Kawishiwi to Malberg and back and I've done some of the Sawbill area, but would like to see the lady chain from Polly to Alton. Did you do a shuttle with Sawbill?
 
08/08/2016 10:37AM  
quote ducks: "... Did you do a shuttle with Sawbill?"
No shuttle - I started and ended at Sawbill. I was thinking of looping through the Louse River but was missing a section of map so only went as far as Hazel then went back. I'll loop next time.
 
08/08/2016 11:16AM  
quote Jaywalker: "quote ducks: "... Did you do a shuttle with Sawbill?"
No shuttle - I started and ended at Sawbill. I was thinking of looping through the Louse River but was missing a section of map so only went as far as Hazel then went back. I'll loop next time. "


That's probably the way I'll end up doing it when I do. I really like the idea of Kawishiwi to Sawbill but paying the $70/$80 shuttle fee solo would be painful especially since I still have to rent a solo.
 
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09/24/2016 10:14PM  

Here's a photo of Daisy during our most recent BWCAW adventure, and my husband paddling in the distance. Daybreak was incredible!
 
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09/26/2016 11:03AM  
quote canoegal: "
Here's a photo of Daisy during our most recent BWCAW adventure, and my husband paddling in the distance. Daybreak was incredible!"


Gorgeous picture!!
 
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10/06/2016 06:49PM  
Some pictures from last weeks trip. If somebody could tell me how to prevent the site from flipping my pictures I'm all ears
 
11/08/2016 01:05PM  
Just got off the lake with Elsa, 11/8/16
Here is a pic of her.
I sure miss my Old Town Pak. This Smoker Craft is a beast, but I live on a lake so I don't have to move it much.
PS, I've had as many as three large dogs in this canoe at one time.
 
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12/10/2016 07:47PM  


This is Gus! Our Mini Aussie!
 
12/12/2016 03:30PM  
Gus looks happy.
Here is a pic of Elsa just before I turned the canoe over.

 
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01/12/2017 10:30AM  


This is Layla. I can't believe how many people have a dog that looks exactly like her!
 
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01/15/2017 11:33AM  
Mostly a hiking dog but he has done his share of canoe trips.
 
01/15/2017 11:50AM  
This is Luna on Sunday Lake in Quetico. I was out fishing and didn't have my small pack in front of her in the bow. It's the first time I ever saw her sit/lay like this. It could be because the bottom of the canoe was cold to her, not sure. Or it was just a comfortable way to still see what was going on.



Here's a short video of us playing on Marj Lake in Quetico Sept. 2016. She's one of those dogs that WANTS to play ball but doesn't like givin' it up! :)
Luna playing fetch

 
01/30/2017 08:26AM  
I'm a little late to your thread but here's my girl. The portage photo and the one with the big smiling dog is Izabel, sweetest dog in the world. The 3rd photo of the back of the beautiful head with the ears framing the portage, that's my Rilee girl. The one that saved my life on more than one occasion.
 
01/30/2017 10:16AM  
quote campNgirl: "I'm a little late to your thread but here's my girl. The portage photo and the one with the big smiling dog is Izabel, sweetest dog in the world. The 3rd photo of the back of the beautiful head with the ears framing the portage, that's my Rilee girl. The one that saved my life on more than one occasion.
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Are they smooth coat border collies? How was your life saved?




 
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03/13/2017 07:26AM  
I really like this forum, Thanks to Tom T for alerting me to it, I am having a lot of fun during the snow storm to day, looking over the great dog/canoe photos, awesome stuff!

Here are some pics of my Dog Jake.


Jake loves to explore the backcountry. After a long day, he seeks refuge in the canoe.

We had a difficult morning, slow going and he is not happy with me - giving me the stink eye.
 
03/13/2017 02:36PM  
Hey Solobob, nice to see you on here. What kind of dog is Jake? We talked at Copia but I want to say you said he is a Visla but that could have been someone else.

That's a beauty of a canoe also.

 
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03/13/2017 02:56PM  
Tom,

Yup, Jake (in the picture) is a year and a half old Vizsla. He is doing pretty well for a pup, we have one more BWCA trip planned and then we are looking to get into WCPP or other wilderness areas.

My canoe is 15 Chestnut Prospector Ranger. It is a great tripping boat for Jake and I.

Bob
 
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03/13/2017 07:34PM  
A couple more pics of Jake ... brings back awesome memories during our latest winter snowfall. After splitting some wood for the fire, it is great to relive these moments.

Jake waiting for the command to jump in the canoe - he is jacked to get going.



A cold morning paddle on the TTF in Wisconsin.



Paddling to the last portage of our trip 2016 on the TFF.


Bob.
 
03/13/2017 08:06PM  
Love the pics Bob. That 2nd one shows his love for canoeing.
 
03/13/2017 08:06PM  
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06/12/2017 09:56AM  



milo is obsessed with swimming and never understood why you would sit in a boat all day when there is all this wonderful water to swim in. proud to say he stayed in the canoe for our entire five day trip. could be that getting in and out of this 15" deep canoe was just too much work.
 
06/12/2017 10:41AM  
Echo went along on my early May solo and my daddy/daughter trip Memorial Day weekend.

 
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06/12/2017 02:47PM  
jwartman59

Great looking dog - and canoe! Kale and I love to trip in our canoe. Ours is a 15 foot Chestnut Prospector. What are you and your dog paddling?

Bob.
 
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06/16/2017 06:38PM  
My friend in the bow, my two goldens, Bear and Willow in the middle. Me in the stern.
 
06/17/2017 08:27AM  
quote Solobob1: "jwartman59


Great looking dog - and canoe! Kale and I love to trip in our canoe. Ours is a 15 foot Chestnut Prospector. What are you and your dog paddling?


Bob."


milo is a great dog but he sucks at paddling. this is my recently restored 18' chestnut prospector, we are guessing that it is from the 60s. this is an absolutely gigantic canoe yet it can easily keep up with MN2s.
 
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06/18/2017 04:54PM  
WOW, and 18 footer, that is a behemoth of a canoe. I would not want to portage that, but then a gain I solo so that would be like paddling a B-52 for me. I would love to see more pics of you canoe. My 15 foot Chestnut Prospector (Ranger) is loaded as I type this - Jake and I are headed out for a 10 day solo tomorrow morning, entry #29. That boat is a perfect solo and really becomes a great boat with a load. I bet yours is fast and nimble and excellent with a load as well. My canoe is about 65 pounds, and with a 30 - 35 pound pack I can portage fairly well with her using a tump. I still have to double port as I have to come back for my wannigan.

Goldenbadger, your canoe is beautiful as well ... and so are your dogs. The picture you posted is awesome!

Cheers,

Bob.

 
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06/19/2017 08:00PM  
 
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06/20/2017 07:50PM  
quote Solobob1: "WOW, and 18 footer, that is a behemoth of a canoe. I would not want to portage that, but then a gain I solo so that would be like paddling a B-52 for me. I would love to see more pics of you canoe. My 15 foot Chestnut Prospector (Ranger) is loaded as I type this - Jake and I are headed out for a 10 day solo tomorrow morning, entry #29. That boat is a perfect solo and really becomes a great boat with a load. I bet yours is fast and nimble and excellent with a load as well. My canoe is about 65 pounds, and with a 30 - 35 pound pack I can portage fairly well with her using a tump. I still have to double port as I have to come back for my wannigan.


Goldenbadger, your canoe is beautiful as well ... and so are your dogs. The picture you posted is awesome!


Cheers,


Bob.


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Thank you. The canoe is a 1942 Shell Lake. I finished restoring it last summer.
The dogs are my kids. They love canoeing.
 
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06/28/2017 11:01AM  
I added a trip report about my dog Jake and I on our solo this year. Here are a few pics from it,

 
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06/29/2017 12:38PM  
 
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09/02/2017 09:58AM  
Royal the Boykin Spaniel. LIS North
 
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09/04/2017 07:53AM  
quote davep785: "Royal the Boykin Spaniel. LIS North
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Beautiful dog! We were just on LIS north Aug 7-13. I'm glad you posted this as it reminded me to post a pic here of Bear.
 
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09/07/2017 05:39PM  
Royal is ready to go back.
 
09/30/2017 06:00PM  
Here's Jiminy having a snooze on our way up Basswood Lake to our sandy beach campsite just below US Point on Sept 23, 2017
 
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05/14/2018 11:20PM  
This is Sugar Bear. My Chocolate Lab that made it 16 years, and was a great companion in canoe country.

 
05/26/2018 10:02AM  
Last weeks trip to Homer. Echo was more excited to go than I was :) When I got up to shower at 2am to leave on the trip last Sat. he was running around the house and then stopping to stare at the door to the garage.. He knew :) ......
 
06/02/2018 05:06PM  
Here's my girl, a veteran canoe dog with more experience than most 2 leggeds. Not every dog makes a good canoe dog/camp dog, they need to know proper etiquette. My BFF has this down better than any.
 
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06/27/2018 10:25AM  




 
06/28/2018 07:07PM  
Duluthian: "

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The 3rd pic is really great. Good dog.



 
06/28/2018 07:17PM  



Making sure my chihuahua fits in my 18’ prospector. Looks like I’ll have room for several.
 
07/03/2018 06:48PM  
Big duckling invited Echo along on our daddy/daughter trip last week.
 
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07/15/2018 09:43PM  
Not a canoe, but I still like the picture.
 
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07/07/2019 08:53AM  
Eli, chillin' on Washtie lake.
 
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07/14/2019 10:28AM  
Zoey






 
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08/18/2019 09:15PM  
Ivan and Kymber
 
09/12/2019 10:22PM  
Luna just completed her 4th trip with me in Quetico. She's 8 now but you would never know it by her enthusiasm to do the portages and swim and play fetch with a ball around camp.

 
09/13/2019 10:36AM  
Just lost my pup after 14 years. But she has been on so many bwca trips with me. Here is some of her in a canoe.









 
09/13/2019 04:17PM  
x2jmorris: "Just lost my pup after 14 years. But she has been on so many bwca trips with me. Here is some of her in a canoe.
Very sorry to hear this X2J. What a beautiful dog. 14 is a wonderfully long life for most dogs. Lucky to have made so many trips up there with you. Very sorry for your loss.
 
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09/13/2019 11:59PM  
These are of my buddy Amelia.....Stella hated canoeing, but Amelia has taken to it and has been on 4 trips in the 18 months I've had her. A few alarming lunges after "sky raisins" at first, but now she's pretty chill. She has her own sleeping bag now, after spending her first nights wrapped up in my fleece!


 
09/15/2019 02:06PM  
Yogi started his canoe training today. Get In. Sit. Down. Wait. and Get Out. Echo helped demonstrate.
 
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01/03/2020 09:29PM  
Miss Amelia , early morning on Spider lake

 
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01/05/2020 07:51PM  


This is Kita’s first time in a canoe. She wasn’t sure about things and she stuck close. She was more relaxed in later outings, but will only ride in my solo. She will have nothing to do with a tandem.
 
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01/16/2020 09:28PM  
Here is some of Bell from last summer she getting the hang of napping on the packs.




 
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01/28/2020 08:29AM  


Wisconsin's Willow Flowage, October 2018.



Ensign, July 2018.



Canoe Lake, July 2017.



I've only been to the BWCA solo with Boomer once but on the group trips he is normally the only one ready to go fishing with me at dawn. His near 100# weight really helps me handle a tandem canoe solo, especially big ones like this Wenonah Odyssey. I don't know why his bed wasn't in the boat on this morning.



Sunset on Malberg, June 2019



Sunset on Ima, May 2017

 
05/23/2020 04:19PM  
Our newest rescue dog Ember on his third paddle on the lake at home.
 
05/31/2020 01:42PM  
This morning. His first time in a canoe. We were on the water for about 45 minutes and stayed close to shore, just in case.

 
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06/02/2020 10:23AM  
Thanks for posting this picture and providing a good chuckle for me. I have a 15 lb havanese. He loves canoeing but hates the cold...and the rain. I've pretty much decided he'll stay with a friend on long overnight trips. Do you take your little dog with you canoe camping?
 
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03/11/2021 01:01PM  


BWCA training for Lola when she was a puppy. She's done two trips now.
 
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