I'm new to the forum so would just like to introduce myself. I've always wanted a dog but work/life balance did not allow this.
Now I have sold my house, paid off my debts and left the rat-race. I'm planning to travel Europe in a campervan from June/July 2014 partly for pleasure and partly to get involved in events being staged to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Great War.
It's 6-7 months away yet but I want to choose the right dog for this. After picking a suitable breed I then want to learn everything about looking after the dog on the road.
I love Border Collies, would this be a suitable breed?
I will obviously read all this forum for tips but just wanted to introduce myself.
Dog issues while on the road:
Passport? Diet, Grooming, Training etc. What to do if i'm stuck in the middle of nowhere and the dog gets poorly? Insurance?
I would like to meet my new friend ASAP as I want him/her to 'help' me get the van ready and make it as comfortable as possible for my new mate. :-) This will not only help me get to know the dog but give me time to get him/her 100% in good health and ready for the adventure of a lifetime.
Should I buy a puppy? Will 7 months be long enough to prepare it for travelling? or maybe a rescue dog that is partly trained?
Any advice greatly appreciated.