Oldsarge

Moderator and Bon Vivant
In keeping with the desire for shooting ties, it seems natural that a Trad dog should be a hunting breed. Labradors are almost too easy. But since the Ive League is mostly a Northeast phenomenon wouldn't a Chessie be good? Of course, those big bruisers are concrete between the ears . . .


Personally I favor a hunting poodle, myself, but I make no claims to serious tradliness.
 

Tilton

Advanced Member
Orvis catalogs tell me that it has to some sort of spaniel.

And there ain't nothing wrong with a standard poodle. Trad in my book, for sure.
 

MikeF

New Member
Easy answer, English Setter. They shed, drool and eat furniture and they are also the nicest dogs in the world. They can hunt all day and be the perfect family dog the rest of the time.
 

Fading Fast

Connoisseur
All good choices here. Poodles and sighthounds work for me.
Living with my English-Springer-Spaniel-fan girlfriend, my answer is evident. And Chipp2 makes a nice tie with one on it. Oh, and look at that, Finn, our English Springer Spaniel just voted for himself as the most appropriate breed to represent the hunting dog on a tie (he does not lack for confidence).
 

eagle2250

Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator
I guess "Southern Trad" would be a little more low brow. Make mine a Beagle.
+1.
It's hard to argue against Setters and Spaniels, but the Beagles I hunted with, growing up in central Pennsylvania, it seems have become a favored breed for me! They had such great spirit, were so loyal and just so darn lovable!
 

32rollandrock

Connoisseur
Maybe we should talk cars instead, then.

Or a combination of the two, chiefly, what's a good way, other than a towel or blanket, to keep my best friend's hair from coating the seats of my car? Orvis has something that costs a lot and won't fit.
 

Oldsarge

Moderator and Bon Vivant
Can't be. Irony is unquestionably declasse' since 9/11 and the losses in the NYFD. Anyone still trying that old snark in this era is disqualified from Trad.
 

Nathan Detroit

Senior Member
I am sure many breeds are lovable, and good arguments can be made to fit the spirit of many dogs in with the tradly ethos but retrievers and setters are considered by most authorities to be the classic trad dogs... look at any Bean or Orvis catalog. Unfortunately J Press does not show dogs in its catalogs, that would settle the matter, Q.E.D.

I have a ten-year-old golden;)
 

Jovan

Honors Member
Don't focus on Trad dog breeds. Why not, instead, give a home to one of the countless dogs in shelters that need one?

That is my only thought on this matter I wish to share.
 

41Lexington

Starting Member
Maybe we should talk cars instead, then.

Or a combination of the two, chiefly, what's a good way, other than a towel or blanket, to keep my best friend's hair from coating the seats of my car? Orvis has something that costs a lot and won't fit.
32roll - we had the same issue. We have two goldens who we often take swimming and hiking. As you can imagine, it's hell on the inside of our car. We bought one of these covers from Duluth Trading - http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/...6.aspx?kw=do can seat cover&processor=content - and it's done a fairly good job. For reference, we have a volvo wagon and it pretty well covers the back seat. It could be a bit wider, but it gets the job done.

EDIT: It's also significantly cheaper than the similar item from Orvis.
 
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32rollandrock

Connoisseur
32roll - we had the same issue. We have two goldens who we often take swimming and hiking. As you can imagine, it's hell on the inside of our car. We bought one of these covers from Duluth Trading - http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/...6.aspx?kw=do can seat cover&processor=content - and it's done a fairly good job. For reference, we have a volvo wagon and it pretty well covers the back seat. It could be a bit wider, but it gets the job done.

EDIT: It's also significantly cheaper than the similar item from Orvis.
Thanks. Our pug and retriever/shepherd mix are both shedding machines. The pug sometimes rides in my Tacoma pickup (standard cab) and you pretty much have to vacuum the seat every time, no matter how short the ride. Their usual ride is my wife's Cherokee, which is thoroughly coated--it takes a couple hours when I detail it to get rid of hair and it's back to coated again within a week. Doesn't help that it's light-colored hair on a dark interior. We're looking for a sedan for her now. That back seat protector would work, I think, for the mutt, but the pug is a different matter. It goes where it wants when it wants in a vehicle, or anywhere else, for that matter.
 
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