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Old 04-16-2019, 04:29 PM   #1
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can't work ON my conversion until I find my bus, -- but --

can't work on my conversion until I find the bus that suits me, but my thoughts turn to how it will look on the outside - perhaps the Greyhound bus's 'swoop' with a team of dogs painted on the sides using a friend's design ( with permission ) to create the look representing a team of sleddogs racing across the side of the skoolie, with lettering that says, 'Spirit of the North' ( my kennel name ) - after all, my skoolie will be used to transport the sleddogs and us to the races
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Old 04-16-2019, 05:49 PM   #2
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Sounds unique. Post up your final rendering if you are looking for feedback from us...
Sled dogs in general don't look like a sleek Greyhound, so no worries of copyright issues. Even if you copied Greyhound, I doubt they'd go after you as you wouldn't be competing with them on transporting people...
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Old 04-16-2019, 06:01 PM   #3
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Sounds unique. Post up your final rendering if you are looking for feedback from us...
Sled dogs in general don't look like a sleek Greyhound, so no worries of copyright issues. Even if you copied Greyhound, I doubt they'd go after you as you wouldn't be competing with them on transporting people...
alaskan huskies are the most commonly used sprint racing sled dogs - you don't see much of them unless you go to the races because the media thinks the much slower 'fuzzy butts' are prettier
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Old 04-16-2019, 06:05 PM   #4
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alaskan huskies are the most commonly used sprint racing sled dogs - you don't see much of them unless you go to the races because the media thinks the much slower 'fuzzy butts' are prettier
here's young 'Noah', already a super star
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Old 04-17-2019, 01:30 AM   #5
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here's young 'Noah', already a super star
He just does not "look" like he could withstand the cold of the north. I never would have guessed it if someone had shown me that picture (not you) and asked if this dog was COLD weather ready! I guess that says more about how little I know about sled dogs.



Is Noah your lead dog?
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Old 04-17-2019, 10:12 AM   #6
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He just does not "look" like he could withstand the cold of the north. I never would have guessed it if someone had shown me that picture (not you) and asked if this dog was COLD weather ready! I guess that says more about how little I know about sled dogs.



Is Noah your lead dog?
these dogs have short very dense double coats - they are bred that way on purpose so they can dissipate the heat while running ( picture yourself running for miles wearing a heavy fur coat - ) - where I live, although we live in a snow belt, the average winter temperature is zero Celsius, so they really never develop a very heavy coat - I have sold the odd dog to mushers that live further north where winters are much colder and was surprised to see how heavy a coat they did develop in that climate - Noah and both of his littermates are happy to run lead, but both Noah and his brother are so strong, their greatest value to me is as a wheel dog ( that's the dogs that run right in front of the sled and have the toughest job in the team - the wheel dogs can make just about any musher look like an expert sled handler or a complete novice - lol - they're main job is keeping the sled on the trail in the corners - sometimes a sharp corner can pull a sled too far inside the corner in heavy snow or fly wide with the centrifugal force in a sharp corner on an icy trail and it's the wheel dog's job at times to work against the power of the team to keep the musher from crashing - - the best sprint teams can average 3 minute miles for 20 miles and hit top speeds much higher - I'be been clocked on radar coming out of the start chute at 36 MPH with a 6 dog team - it's a very addictive sport - you never stop learning, whether it's about breeding good dogs, what food to feed for best performance, or training techniques that improve performance while making it even more fun for the dogs - here's a clip of one of my 10 dog teams taking my granddaughter and a friend for a ride - total weight of the toboggan, the passengers and me is 550 lbs we did the 4 mile trail in 4 minutes flat ( although my granddaughter says differently in the video, she had the time wrong ) https://www.facebook.com/iforget2/vi...0693631056427/
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He just does not "look" like he could withstand the cold of the north. I never would have guessed it if someone had shown me that picture (not you) and asked if this dog was COLD weather ready! I guess that says more about how little I know about sled dogs.



Is Noah your lead dog?
I designed a bumper sticker and a friend put it together on her computer
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Old 04-17-2019, 01:37 PM   #8
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these dogs have short very dense double coats - they are bred that way on purpose so they can dissipate the heat while running ( picture yourself running for miles wearing a heavy fur coat - ) - where I live, although we live in a snow belt, the average winter temperature is zero Celsius, so they really never develop a very heavy coat - I have sold the odd dog to mushers that live further north where winters are much colder and was surprised to see how heavy a coat they did develop in that climate - Noah and both of his littermates are happy to run lead, but both Noah and his brother are so strong, their greatest value to me is as a wheel dog ( that's the dogs that run right in front of the sled and have the toughest job in the team - the wheel dogs can make just about any musher look like an expert sled handler or a complete novice - lol - they're main job is keeping the sled on the trail in the corners - sometimes a sharp corner can pull a sled too far inside the corner in heavy snow or fly wide with the centrifugal force in a sharp corner on an icy trail and it's the wheel dog's job at times to work against the power of the team to keep the musher from crashing - - the best sprint teams can average 3 minute miles for 20 miles and hit top speeds much higher - I'be been clocked on radar coming out of the start chute at 36 MPH with a 6 dog team - it's a very addictive sport - you never stop learning, whether it's about breeding good dogs, what food to feed for best performance, or training techniques that improve performance while making it even more fun for the dogs - here's a clip of one of my 10 dog teams taking my granddaughter and a friend for a ride - total weight of the toboggan, the passengers and me is 550 lbs we did the 4 mile trail in 4 minutes flat ( although my granddaughter says differently in the video, she had the time wrong ) https://www.facebook.com/iforget2/vi...0693631056427/
I just realised I made a typo - that should read "we did the 4 mile trail in 12 minutes flat "
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I just realised I made a typo - that should read "we did the 4 mile trail in 12 minutes flat "
Okay, that sounds better. Otherwise, it would be 60 MPH!


Thank you for the detailed description of the wheel dog duties. It was facinating!
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Okay, that sounds better. Otherwise, it would be 60 MPH!


Thank you for the detailed description of the wheel dog duties. It was facinating!
lol - I was taking a Dale Carnegie course one time and we were required to draw a subject out of a hat and give a 2 minute speech about the subject we drew - my subject was 'why is it important to train your dog?' - I bet it took me five minutes to figure out how to limit my answer to just two minutes - lol - it would have been easier to give a ten minute speech
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