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EnglishHiker

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Catbells and big dogs
« on: 11:51:34, 29/01/20 »
Hi everyone.
In February my partner and I are going on holiday to the Lakes for a few days with our pooch. Whilst we're there, we'd really like to do Catbells.
However, from some pictures I've seen, and from first hand accounts of other family members going with their dogs, I'm not sure we'll make it to the top with the dog.
She's a Rhodesian Ridgeback and Rottweiler cross. Basically has the look of a Ridgeback and the build of a Rotty.
I'm worried she won't be able to make it up the scrambly part.
Has anyone had experience going up here with a very large dog?
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gunwharfman

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Re: Catbells and big dogs
« Reply #1 on: 13:55:56, 29/01/20 »
I've seen owners and their dogs at every level of the mountains I've climbed. It's my experience that it's the owners who seem to experience the most problems, the dogs usually are scampering and running all over the place. I only worry about the dogs when they go for me! I haven't had that experience with a human being yet.

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Re: Catbells and big dogs
« Reply #2 on: 15:50:29, 29/01/20 »
I cannot recall any “ scrambles” on Catbells that any dog will find difficult.
It's all uphill from here.

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Re: Catbells and big dogs
« Reply #3 on: 16:18:40, 29/01/20 »
See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQtfnndrk_k from about 2:48 in.  A doddle for a normal dog I would have thought.  See also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-DTsPfx2rw 7:15 in.
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richardh1905

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Re: Catbells and big dogs
« Reply #4 on: 17:24:07, 29/01/20 »
You'll have no problems whatsoever.

EnglishHiker

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Re: Catbells and big dogs
« Reply #5 on: 17:35:05, 29/01/20 »
Thanks everyone for the replies, you've put my mind at easy. I can't wait to go.
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Re: Catbells and big dogs
« Reply #6 on: 18:59:58, 10/02/20 »
I cannot recall any “ scrambles” on Catbells that any dog will find difficult.

Or, indeed, any scramble at all (unless you count a few very easy rock steps as a 'scramble').

Don't worry about your dog - unless s/he is very old, very fat or is missing a limb it'll probably leave you standing.

I've taken a terrier up Striding Edge and a retriever up Lords Rake and the West Wall Traverse.

Watch this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45MZQ9hFSuw
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Toxicbunny

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Re: Catbells and big dogs
« Reply #7 on: 21:27:27, 12/02/20 »
I climbed catbells with dog which is a husky with no problems. My advice would be keep him on a leash as any dog should be as there are sheep. I put mine on a walking belt so I have free hands for my sticks. Cat bells was one of the first walks we did in the lakes with him. I would say it's easy for a big dog.

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Re: Catbells and big dogs
« Reply #8 on: 21:42:42, 12/02/20 »
I’m tempted to start a “Dogbells and big cats” thread. I’d be lion if I said otherwise.

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Re: Catbells and big dogs
« Reply #9 on: 22:18:27, 12/02/20 »
... “Dogbells and big cats” ...I’d be lion if I said otherwise.

Boom boom!
  Very good   ;D
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