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Livestock protection dog?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by marytoast, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. marytoast

    marytoast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the best livestock protection dog. We are getting goats [​IMG] and trying to learn all we can before we jump in the goating business.
    Thanks!
     
  2. griffin45

    griffin45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a donkey! a good jack will let you know when anything out of the ordinary is going on and they don't like canines in general. I was worried about the coyotes and the donkey seemed to be the best fit for us. And they are sweet and friendly and smart as a whip!

    Chris
     
  3. texaschick-a-dee

    texaschick-a-dee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    great pyrenese make a good protection dog for livestock.
     
  4. ()relics

    ()relics horse/dog shrink

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    yeah if you have the room a donkey is the way to go....and you don't have to worry about repeat offenders...one time around with a donkey is usually enough for any predator...I prefer a jenny. I have horses; jacks and mares don't give you good results unless you like mules.
     
  5. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I raise GP/Anatolian mix and they are wonderful with goats and chickens...If by chance you get a donkey you will need a jenny as the males can get agressive and you will have ot have him fixed also. DOgs are better in my book.
     
  6. Queen Scoot

    Queen Scoot Crochet Chieftess

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    great pyrs!!!!
     
  7. burley

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    ANATOLIANS:D
     
  8. lovintheridge

    lovintheridge Out Of The Brooder

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    Have you ever thought about a llama? We have one that protects our goats.They are easy to care for and love the fact that their manure can go right on top of soil with out burning plants. They also go in the excat same spot so it makes it easy for clean up. The lamma sleeps right alongside the goats, it's very sweet.
     
  9. FlightsofFancy

    FlightsofFancy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So what does their coat look like?? Pictures PLEASE!!! I am a groomer and groom a ton of LGDs, GP in particlular. I am looking for something with a little less coat than a GP and love the Anatolians. Hmmmmmmm.....
     
  10. burley

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