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Old 10-03-2007, 07:25 PM   #1
Colleen King
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Crossfit Dogs

i know this is a silly question, but what is it with Crossfit and bully-breeds? almost every affiliate site that i have been to (that has pics of dogs) have pics of american or english bulldogs.

so, i guess my question is, do you think that the same types of people that are drawn to these dogs are also drawn to crossfit? (i personally have an olde english bulldogge -- a rare breed. so does my brother, who also does crossfit.)

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Old 10-03-2007, 07:54 PM   #2
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Re: Crossfit Dogs

I have a Schipperke and a Golden Retriever.

Skips (as they are known) are amazingly strong willed, they don't know their own size. Mine has put a Doberman up on a chair where it was peeing itself it was so scared of my little black dog. Truly amazing - he's my best friend because of it! He is also the best natural alarm system a person could have - he's actually helped out my wife's family by alerting them to a person trying to vandalize one of their vehicles ones.

My Golden learned everything from my Schipperke, I didn't teach him how to sit, stay, walk on a leash or anything. He learned it all from my Skip.
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Old 10-03-2007, 09:34 PM   #3
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Re: Crossfit Dogs

At CrossFit LA we have two mutts -- one is kinda lab looking and I don't know what the heck the other one looks like. Neither is a "tough" looking dog, though - quite the opposite. They both belong to Andy, the gym owner, and are great dogs that all the clients love.
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Old 10-03-2007, 10:24 PM   #4
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Re: Crossfit Dogs

We have a German Shepherd, a BichonX, and a mutt. GSD's are pretty intimidating looking, but our's is the clumsiest and biggest whiner of the bunch. Our 10yr shepherd/husky/mutt is still the most agile, but she doesn't do tricks like Trixi our little circus dog.
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Old 10-04-2007, 05:55 AM   #5
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Re: Crossfit Dogs

george - my daughter is begging me to get a Schipperke - if she sees that photo i'll be in big trouble!

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Old 10-04-2007, 07:40 AM   #6
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Re: Crossfit Dogs

I rescued my dog six years ago. I have no idea what she is, though her vet thinks she's a wolfhound/lab mix of some sort. She's ~80lbs, pretty tall, and quite a fast runner! She's great with kids, people, dogs, but not so much a friend of the cats and squirrels
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Old 10-04-2007, 08:06 AM   #7
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Re: Crossfit Dogs

Originally Posted by Colleen King View Post
so, i guess my question is, do you think that the same types of people that are drawn to these dogs are also drawn to crossfit?
Ha, that's a bit overgeneralizing.

I'm 6ft 5in 255lbs, my situation puts me at the other end of the spectrum. I can actually fit my dog in the side utility pocket of my fire suit pants.
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Old 10-04-2007, 08:12 AM   #8
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Re: Crossfit Dogs

Dang it -
I didn't know I was so sterotypical!
In my defense, I bought my Bulldog "Beef" about 5 years before I learned about CrossFit! We also have a Miniature Schnauzer (his butt may be seen in one of the pics)
OLD (pre-CrossFit) pictures:

This is his favorite position - so I don't think he would be a great symbol/mascot for CrossFit:
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Old 10-04-2007, 08:27 AM   #9
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Re: Crossfit Dogs

Hi Colleen,

I think there's a fair bit of correlation. It takes a certain kind of person to walk away from all the fitness BS out there and go a different route. It takes a certain kind of person to be willing to field comments from idiots about how "those dogs have a switch that just flips one day and they go nuts." And who knows, maybe some of us just like to be contrarian.

I also love that my pit is such an incredible canine athlete. She's like Nicole, Annie, or Eva. People look at her the first time and say, "Wow. She's beautiful." Then they see her in action and they make this face: Oh, and like those ladies she's a bad-ss MF'er.

Did I mention that she's just about the sweetest thing ever!?

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Old 10-04-2007, 10:31 AM   #10
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Re: Crossfit Dogs

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