icelandic sheep

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by chickengoose14, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. chickengoose14

    chickengoose14 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have horned icelandic sheep and they will attack a dog so i was wondering how i would introduce a anatolian sheperd to them.
     
  2. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have an answer for you , but check out backyardherds.com. Link is at the bottom of the page, click on it and go to the sheep section. Lots of good folks there and maybe they can help you. There also is a LGD section that might be a good place to post your question.
     
  3. 9gerianMile

    9gerianMile Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 Icelandics who were born in May. They had never been around a dog in their pen before, and I put them right in with my LGD Dierks (Anatolian/Pyr cross, about 145 lbs) and they didn't think twice about him. He doesn't put out the nervous energy that my pet dogs do.

    What sealed the deal for them was having a wolf come into the pen, and my LGD bit it and ran it off. Now, they love Dierks :)

    If yours are older and very set in their ways of dog hatred, you definitely need to be there to protect the dog! Do you already have an older Anatolian? I would not put a pup in with them.
     
  4. chickengoose14

    chickengoose14 Out Of The Brooder

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    i dont have eny anatolian sheperds but i was thinking of getting one thanks for the information becuse my sheep are old and set in there ways guess i wont get one.
     
  5. 9gerianMile

    9gerianMile Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Occasionally NASRN (National Anatolian Shepherd Rescue Network) gets experienced LGDs that need new homes for whatever reason. I'd only put an experienced LGD in with your sheep, but it's still an option!
     
  6. watchdogps

    watchdogps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is also another ASD rescue - www.ASDRL.org
    Do you know your personal sheep attack dogs or is that what you have been told about the breed? I visited an Icelandic sheep breeder and took my ASD girl with me. She let me have the dog in the pens and the sheep were fine and they were not used to dogs.
     
  7. chickengoose14

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    my personal sheep will attack dogs
     

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