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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I like to be able to lift my dog (in and out of the car) - so as I get older I imagine that's going to get harder. I can't lift a rottie now, so not sure I will ever get one.

    I've always wondered what people with un-liftable dogs do if the dog cannot carry itself for some reason (eg car accident or snake bite or bad dog fight).
    This has happened to me. Our rottie can no longer jump into the trailer of the ute. She needs lifting, weighs 50kg. I cant do it. I can no longer take her out alone because of this.
    But i am also aware, this is the bitch, that wont jump for my son, because he has always lifted her when she begs to be lifted, from 8 weeks of age, she's manipulated him lol

    Hyacynth: we use wheelbarrows. Ive rushed Kevin, my previous rottie boy, into the lake in a wheelbarrow that was too heavy to lift with heat stroke one year. And in bush, ive led a dog on my coat, and dragged the coat along the ground, again, heat stroke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I like to be able to lift my dog (in and out of the car) - so as I get older I imagine that's going to get harder. I can't lift a rottie now, so not sure I will ever get one.

    I've always wondered what people with un-liftable dogs do if the dog cannot carry itself for some reason (eg car accident or snake bite or bad dog fight).
    Yes I will always stick to working sheep and cattle dogs, nice size between 17 and 23 kgs, that is enough dog for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I like to be able to lift my dog (in and out of the car) - so as I get older I imagine that's going to get harder. I can't lift a rottie now, so not sure I will ever get one.

    I've always wondered what people with un-liftable dogs do if the dog cannot carry itself for some reason (eg car accident or snake bite or bad dog fight).
    My old GSD Rex (12.5 yrs) is 36.5 kg and can't walk very well now as his back legs are very wobbly...its a real struggle to get him in the car these days...I have to lift the front and push the back end.

    Rex sometimes likes to sleep in a large plastic oval dog bed but the problem is...he can't get out because his back legs are so frail...I can't lift him out so I tip him out from the back...which isn't easy...poor old boy.
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