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    Weird Question~ Dog vs Mini

    I belive it is around 3x their weight when pulling something with wheels for dogs. The short lifespan of dogs is less desierable but I think it evens out, as you can train the animal yourself, and the feed/vetting costs are typically lower over the span of the animals life.
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    Weird Question~ Dog vs Mini

    The most common bikejoring dogs are actually hunting breeds! German shorthairs being the most common of those. There's even some people who use sight hounds, though I wouldn't be brave enough for that lmao True! I didn't even think about the price of training.
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    Weird Question~ Dog vs Mini

    I agree! Honestly the purchase price for a registered mini and a purebred dog (Only saying purebred as I'd want a puppy who's parents have been screened for hip dysplasia) are probably very similar! I'm sorry about your dobe, they're great dogs! I'm training my mutt dog to pull my bike
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    Weird Question~ Dog vs Mini

    There's a few people who offer carts for dogs, though it's hard to find them! I really like the Chalo Sulky dog carts. I was going to start my giant mutt mix on carting but she has hip dysplasia so that's a no go. I didn't know that Kingstom saddlry sold dog carts!
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    Weird Question~ Dog vs Mini

    Do you find the minis less expensive overall or just food wise? Are you feeding a higher quality kibble or some sort of homemade/raw diet? Just curious :)
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    Weird Question~ Dog vs Mini

    I definelty understand the liability, that could be a huge plus, the longer lives as well. Could you elaborate on the productivity? I feel like dogs would be more versatile in their jobs but it could be my lack of horsey experience talking too.
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    Weird Question~ Dog vs Mini

    Okay, so bear with me here for a moment. I have a question that isn't completely horse based but I feel like this is the best crowd to ask. I was wondering if anyone could contrast the price of a dog vs a mini horse/pony? Buying, upkeep, vetting, ect? This would be a large dog, great dane sized...
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    How much weight can Shetlands pull, round bales?

    So I have a sort of hypothetical question. How many American Shetland Ponies would it take to pull a round bale, assuming the bale is 1000 lbs, the ponies are 40-46 inches tall, the ground resonably flat, with the bale strapped to some sort of light sled apparatus (Sheet of plywood, car hood...
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