My dogs are surprising me.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by laseterlass, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. laseterlass

    laseterlass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a large Mastiff/rott/lab and a JRT. I also have a coven of Ravens intent upon my 6 week olds.

    Ever since the second time the Ravens came in chasing them. At least one of my dogs insists upon being out when the chicks are free ranging, our yard is a city lot, about 6000 sq feet. They do not bother them at all Just snooze in the sun close by. These dogs used to pitch a fit about being left out by themselves, now they cry by the door if I try to keep them in.

    The Mutt I can almost understand wanting to be around them, Rotts and Mastiffs are LFG. But the Jack? They are often blood thirsty little killers of everything that moves. Just wanted to spread the word about my awesome dogs.
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    That's great. What is "LFG"?
     
  3. laseterlass

    laseterlass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL :pSorry LGD. Livestock Gaurdian Dog. My Bad.
     
  4. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    My dog loves our turkeys.
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    They like him too.
     
  5. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh - I wondered if that's what you meant! I did not know that about Rott's. I've been looking to adopt a dog sometime in the near future and there is one at my local shelter that is a Rott X. Very attractive dog but I wasn't sure if he'd be good around the chooks. I'm glad to know that's in their nature.
     
  6. laseterlass

    laseterlass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The original rott was bred to mind and move the sheep for the Roman army as it it traveled and conquered. They herd sheep with their shoulder. Running from a well bred rott means rather than being bitten you will be shoved over. LOL. I had a wonderful male I had rescued that could not be outside with small children. They ran, he bumped, they caught air! Kids hated him! LOL.
     
  7. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My daughter's old aussie was complaining while standing at the patio door.
    Then DD realized there was a hawk after the babies outside.
    Good girl Kayla!!!! We didn't think she noticed!
     

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