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Guide dog puppies and chickens....

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by ThinkingChickens, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Songster

    Feb 18, 2011
    My husband and I are puppy raiser for Guide Dogs of America. Moxie, our current puppy, is learning to ignore the chickens and he's doing a good job. Here is a photo we snapped last night for his sponsor. Moxie is an 11 month old lab and if he can do it, so can other dogs! Ha ha. We also have a Golden Retriever (soon to be therapy dog) and a Jack Russell/Boston Mix who all interact with our flock.

    Moxie, guide dog puppy and Mabel our chicken by Raven Wren Designs, on Flickr

  2. Darlasmum

    Darlasmum Songster

    Aug 2, 2009
    La Crescenta, CA
    [​IMG] Good job Moxie!
  3. Buugette

    Buugette [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Cra

    May 26, 2009
    Bucks County, PA
    Great job... beautiful dog.

    Neither of my dogs bother my chickens... I have a Beagle/Lab mix and a Cocker Spaniel. Indy (B/L mix) is 7 years old... we introduced the chickens 2 years ago. At first she like to chase them, but now she just ignores them, or cleans up after them ([​IMG])... Ferrabi (CS) is 14 years old and just plain ignores them.

    I am very lucky to have harmony in my household...

  4. Karen 2739

    Karen 2739 In the Brooder

    Aug 7, 2010
    San Diego
    I have a Yellow Lab and a Border Collie - so I can, say, you do know what you are doing! What a cute picture!! Our picture would be quite different! [​IMG]
  5. coreybee

    coreybee Chirping

    Jun 6, 2011
    Nottingham, PA
    My picture would likely not have a breathing chicken in it [​IMG]

    My dogs have such a high prey drive, all they see is food. And what a 95lb Ridgeback wants to do, a 95lb Ridgeback WILL do!
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2011
  6. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Songster

    Jun 15, 2011
  7. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Songster

    Jun 15, 2011
    My dogs would NEVER be like that!! If you think they could..... HA! Your TOO funny!!!! If we had a 50 lb. bag of dog food (or any type of food. even bugs), they would the WHOLE thing, with some CHICKEN wings and CHICKEN breast on the side........ Wait no, I meant the WHOLE chicken... [​IMG] [​IMG]

    PS Above includes....... - Dog, rabbit, bird, chicken food and etc. etc.

    and rabbit poop.......... ugh

    But don't worry. We don't let them. They are just plain.... umm.... I don't know the word.... [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2011

  8. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Songster

    Feb 18, 2011
    Aww, you guys are too funny! Send your dogs over to doggy boot camp. I always like a good challenge. =0)

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