Originally Posted by Boondox
RidingDonkeys -- Looks like an elegant solution.
I'm really torn on this one, and I think in the end all of us are making educated guesses on what is best for our dogs.
I think you nailed it. Different breeds will require different setups. Giant Schnauzers are a little different than their smaller counterparts. They tend to be extremely family centric and protective. Keeping a Giant socialized is a must.
When Bryson gets scared or nervous, his gut reaction is to come directly to us and protect. The scarier the situation, the closer he gets. It's a really nice trait to have and one of the things that attracted us to the breed. Thus, I'm not really worried about him bolting in the event of an accident. He'll probably just run straight to me to check up.
The other breed on our short list was a Irish Wolfhound. I love those dogs, and their temperment is amazing. But imagine having a sighthound in a sidecar. Yeah, if we had one of those, he'd be bolted in!