- <<< 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.
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> 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.