01-02-2012, 05:12 PM
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Needs of a border collie/beagle mix?
Got a border collie/beagle mix about a week and a half ago. She's 10 months old & has got a great personality, I just have a few questions. Anyone know how much exercise these type of dogs need? Everywhere I read says something different, & a few more opinions can't hurt. I know they need "a lot", but that word is SO general! I usually walk about 2-3 miles on average per day. Some days its only 1-2 (if the weather completely sucks), & other days it can be 4-5. I also take her out to the backyard about 7 times a day for as long as it takes me to smoke a cigarette & chill for a few minutes. Does this seem like enough to meet at least this dog's minimum exercise requirements? She could walk all day, so she never seems "worn out". That's the first question.
Second, I plan on hitchhiking down the coast in a month or so & plan on taking my girl with me, how do you think a border collie/beagle mix would do on the road? (opinion, please. If you're just gonna bash me with "THAT'S CRUEL" without a sensible conversation, save it). We'll be doing a whole bunch of walking & all of my time will be with her, but do you think she'd get used to being outside all the time & chill out a little? Since she spends a good amount of her time inside now, when we go out she's always alert at sounds, smells, and moving things/people. I'm wondering if this might change with a few months living with me & sleeping with me wherever we end up?