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View Poll Results: Which, if any, do they like?
Loves snow, not water 26 13.33%
Loves water, not snow 13 6.67%
Loves both 149 76.41%
Doesn't like either 7 3.59%
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:50 PM   #21 (permalink)
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my dog loves water and snow. these videos are from chobahn's first big snow storm. every time i watch them i laugh...ironically enough, i always laugh at the same parts i laughed in the video we got slaughtered in MA this winter...apparently the only one that enjoyed it was my dog. i certainly wasn't enjoying being out in the middle of the bitterly cold weather, but watching him romp around like a nut was totally worth it. pardon the poor video was the first time i was using my new camera.
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:53 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Maximo was born January 18th and If there was a Water sniffing dog, Maximo would pass the test with flying colors. He will know there is a puddle like a mile away when we are on walks. He has a pool but loves the hose. I still havent had a chance to take him to the lake but i cant wait till he goes. And i havent experienced snow with him yet but im sure he will LOVE it.

On the other hand, My uncles Long-haired GSD HATES water, hose, buckets. etc but LOVES snow.

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Old 07-18-2011, 10:58 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Luna loves the water (born in either April or May). When she sees me in the pool she likes to jump in after me despite the fact that she's not a very good swimmer yet. She romps through the sprinklers and sticks her head in the hose stream when I turn it on.

After she'd gone swimming:

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Old 07-19-2011, 10:31 AM   #24 (permalink)
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All of my dogs love both. Sunday we took Lakota to the ocean, the waves were about 2' she wasn't thrilled with them. She plays with the sprinklers and only gets her feet wet in the kiddie pool. When we go to the north shore theres no waves she swims no hesitation and last year we visited a friend with a inground pool with a little coaxing she went right in with me. She was born in January but she didn't see snow till just before her 1yr birthday, she had a blast.
My older dogs like when it first snows then become fustrated if they get ice balls in thier feet. My 7 yr old female LOVES water. She lays in the kiddie pool & dunks her whole face in the water, I took her swiming yesterday in the sound. My 9yr old male won't lay in the kiddie pool but will sit if I help him, then he looks at me like "yuck, now my hinny is wet go get the towel. He made me laugh last time I had him swiming on the north shore. Were I go theres a canal with a decent drop off. I was standing closest to shore he was in the water facing me, totally submerged except his head. As I looked closer I realized his front feet were on the ground but his hind end was floating, it was the funniest thing, he was just standing there with his butt floating.
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:35 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Cookie was born in March and she hated water. (Although she did used to love to play with catching the stream from the water hose.) Not sure about snow.
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:50 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Both my GSD's hate getting wet - they will often walk around puddles rather than through them. They are both adopted, so it's possible they were either never introduced to water when they were very young, or had a negative experience......anyway, it makes baths a challenge! Snow however - ah, that's a different story. They both LOVE snow......

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Old 07-19-2011, 05:58 PM   #27 (permalink)
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My pup Shadow was born in November. I don't know about snow but she loves water. I think she was a fish in another life.

She is 8 months old now and going through some wonky spurt. When she is wet she looks so skinny. I wish she didn't like water so much sometimes.
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:03 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Sadie loves both snow and water. But she doesn't like ice cubes. LOL!
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:36 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Not sure about snow yet. He does seem to be liking water more and more though. He'll play in the sprinkler and go crazy with water coming out of a hose. I bought a kiddie pool for him. He was running through it and spalshed around in it a lttile bit a few days ago. I plan on filling it up again this weekend. He has played in ice too so he might like snow.

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Old 07-21-2011, 12:39 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Ditto loves the snow. I cant quite tell if she loves the water, but she loves chasing her ball through it!
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