Bowmaker's Flag's a Flyin as an old man
There was a time when the white (recessive gene) Pulik were culled from litters. And the Maszkos Fako (wheaten two tone) which is not even shown in the US at all, was the most prized. I have had Pulik all my life and the white's have more prey drive and are excellent herders, but they seem do have more health problems expecially with their skin, and more importantly, temperament 'issues' than the black ones. So there was probably good reason for the culling the whites back when this was a working breed. I also notice poor conformation especially in imported white puli's I know. Mostly with their bites but this seems to be due to modern breeders trying to over correct over bites by shortening the lower jaw, giving the dog a chinless look.
Back to the topic of dogs and chicks....Any advice on how to introduce herding dogs to chickens? My concern is my two bitche's teaming up and herding then around the yard. We have allowed them to herd our kids, grand kids and our cats. ...Actually we more that allow it we encourage it by laughing and them.
My Pulik are not nippy, not even when they herd, so my husband thinks that if we keep the chicks in the coop/run whenever the dogs are outside until they are growns it should be OK. I am just as worried that the chickens will hurt the girls as visa versa.
Edited by aggiemae - 3/22/12 at 2:20am