RE: [SCA Newcomers] Dogs?
- One of the best things about SCA events is that I get to pet lots of dogs!
Of course, I check with the owners first before approaching, but the point
is that there are a lot of animals at some events, none at others.
Once in a while, the environment of an event may actually bother a
particular animal, so do pay attention to the animals that you see, just in
case one of them has decided to go on guard duty and go after anyone coming
too close. It's rare, but the environment can be bothersome to pets that
have never been to such before. Mostly though, the dogs seem to love the
attention, and I know I love giving that attention to them!
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Behalf Of Ian Green
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2012 10:00 AM
Subject: Re: [SCA Newcomers] Dogs?
There are some events the invite dogs. There are dog coursers in the SCA
As others have said, it all depends on site that is being used. Ask ahead
of time for the event.
As always the law of the land regarding service animals will allow
exceptions for service animals.
If you bring your pet, please remember to bring the necessary items to
clean up after your pet.
Ian the Green
On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 10:27 AM, Nicole E. Miller <schnauzer2@...>wrote:
> It mostly depends on the rule for the event site. Most outdoor events are
> pet friendly, but they usually aren't allowed in any buildings (service
> dogs are of course exempt). Check the site rules. wet/dry, pets/no pets,
> etc. If it doesn't explicitly say pets are allowed its a good idea to
> with the autocrat.
> ---- eliza_beth407 <eliza_beth407@...> wrote:
> Hi, I'm still pretty new to SCA and was wondering if dogs are ever allowed
> at events? I have seen pictures and heard comments about people's dogs at
> events but wasn't sure how common or allowed that was.
Yours In Service,
Lord Ian the Green
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- <<< Hi, I'm still pretty new to SCA and was wondering if dogs are ever
allowed at events? I have seen pictures and heard comments about
people's dogs at events but wasn't sure how common or allowed that
As others have mentioned, it will depend upon the rules for that
And even if they are allowed on site, they may not be allowed in to
the buildings. This is a particular problem if most of the event is
inside. It sometimes mean my wife and I will have to trade off turns
staying outside with the dogs. At one event it was rather hot and
with most events being inside, we ended up taking the dog back to the
motel and letting him stay there during the day.
I have a 16 lb fluff ball, American Eskimo. Definitely not a period
dog but he is a "service" dog in that he pulls a small wooden wagon
that I converted for him to pull. He helps us haul things to camp and
around for demos. He also sometimes pulls water bottles for the
With a proper wagon, a dog can pull 3 times his wieght and they were
used in period for this.
Here is an updated version of the article (published in TI in 2004)
that I based by wagon conversion on:
Dog-Carts-art (24K) 11/15/06 "Dog Carts and Draft Dog Training:
Directions to Convert a European Style
Hand Wagon into a "Period" Dog Wagon" by
Lady Rachael of Bhakail.
Here are some other articles on dogs in the ANIMALS section of the
Florilegium which might be of interest:
dogs-msg (82K) 12/19/10 Dogs. Barding for dogs. dog collars.
dogs-lnks (16K) 11/ 2/03 Medieval dog links by Dame Aoife Finn.
medieval-dogs-art (20K) 9/ 1/07 "Introduction to Dogs in Our Period"
by Pavla de la Satu Mare.
coursing-SCA-msg (8K) 6/29/03 Coursing dogs in the SCA.
Guinefort-art (16K) 8/30/06 "Guinefort: The Sainted Dog of
France" by Mevanwy verch Tuder de Courtecadeno.
I'm still looking for a good article on medieval dog armor or barding
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous@...
**** See Stefan's Florilegium files at: http://www.florilegium.org ****
- I was just at an event where the little dogs were inside and the big dogs left out in the cars but we big dog owners went out and regularly walked, fed, watered and socialized with our big dogs. I have never seen dogs running around free and without supervision the way the kids are at SCA events. Hope this helps.
- Thank you to everyone who has helped me out with comments! I will certainly ask if my local site allows dogs at events. I hope they do because I think it would only add to the fun. Again, Thanks to all.
--- In email@example.com, "Prudentia" <iq180andstillatrollop@...> wrote:
> I was just at an event where the little dogs were inside and the big dogs left out in the cars but we big dog owners went out and regularly walked, fed, watered and socialized with our big dogs. I have never seen dogs running around free and without supervision the way the kids are at SCA events. Hope this helps.