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    99% of the time the dogs are in the back of the wagon (with air con if it's hot) so windows aren't a problem.
    If they are in the back seat for some reason windows are only aloud down a tiny bit. Years ago OH at the time used to leave the wondows down for our jack russells (never while I was in the car) a flock of ducks flew past the car and both dogs went after them, oh managed to catch one the other broke her leg in two places.

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    For myself I hate windows down, always a/c. (leo is too little to have a preference yet)

    Have always loved going by the cars with dogs happy smiles and lips getting flapped around by wind though lol. Always makes me smile.

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    The setters head is always out the car. I put all the seats down in the Pathfinder put her padded collar on clip her to one of the anchor points and then wind the window down enough for her head to be out.

    Because she is tall she is able to sit there, head out window and waffle in all the smells. She doesn't bark, jump from side to side or do anything, after a while she generally lays down.

    My OH has a ute and she rides in the back of this, yes she is anchored to the middle of the ute so she can't hang out the sides, but if she stands up she can see over the roof of the car. I sight to behold, all jowls flapping in the wind.

    The whippets just lay there curled up on their lambs wool skin and pillows and think she's a nutter.

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    Most times the air con is on, but during the dry i will have the windows down, Scoobs is not interested in putting his nose out the window, sometimes i wind it down, trying to coax him into doing it, love seeing a dogs face enjoying the wind in there nose

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    My dog hates being in the car, so when we come to a stop he might stand up and have a bit of a look or a sniff out the window, but as soon as we get moving again he lays back down on the ground.

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    My dog lies down and sleeps untill we near our destination. Then it's bouncy bouncy bouncy, squeek squeek squeek.
    'let me out, let me out'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    The setters head is always out the car. I put all the seats down in the Pathfinder put her padded collar on clip her to one of the anchor points and then wind the window down enough for her head to be out.

    Because she is tall she is able to sit there, head out window and waffle in all the smells. She doesn't bark, jump from side to side or do anything, after a while she generally lays down.

    The whippets just lay there curled up on their lambs wool skin and pillows and think she's a nutter.
    lol My poodle is much the same! She loves to have her nose out and our whips just curl up with that whippet sigh wondering what all the fuss is about lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau View Post
    My dog lies down and sleeps untill we near our destination. Then it's bouncy bouncy bouncy, squeek squeek squeek.
    'let me out, let me out'
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    Sorry beau, but I can imagine that!
    Kind of like the kids, are we there yet?

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    Frosty appears to have no interest in sticking her head out the window. Most of the time she lies down and hugs the seat. If I'm going anywhere the speed limit is above 60km/h, I harness her and attach the harness to a seat belt buckle. Mostly so she can't become a missile and kill me or go through the windscreen if we come to a sudden stop. I should probably do it at 60km/h too.

    I've spent a lot of times on a bike up to 60km/h and slightly faster - depending on the hill. When the breeze is at 30km/h - it starts to get really noisy on the ears and once you crack 40km/h, bugs are like little rocks in the air and connecting with one hurts - I wear glasses of some sort to protect my eyes from such things.

    I can't imagine it would be good for a dog to collect a swarm of midges at 60km/h or worse - a christmas beetle. And there are plenty of stories of decapitations from dogs hanging their heads out windows and amputations from people hanging bits of their body out the window. As long as you never prang, and never have a bus or truck pass too close - it's all good. But do you want to take the risk?

    One time my friend's chi x foxy was in my car, it had electric windows and she stood on the switch and let the window down. Fortunately I had kiddy lock and override and fixed that.

    I usually have the windows cracked an inch in summer, although it's not very good for fuel efficiency - I usually can't be stuffed every time, putting them up when I'm going somewhere and cracking them to let the hot air out when I park.

    New cars with a/c - is generally more fuel efficient to have the a/c on full blast and windows all up.

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    Ziggy loves poking her head out of the window. She wears her harness and is hooked into the seatbelt so she can't jump out. And honestly to hit her head on something I would have to be driving so poorly, her nose is nowhere near as far out as the mirrors. If I'm going highway speeds the windows are up anyway.

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