Poultry/Livestock Guardian Dog

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  1. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

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    A neighbor has filed a complaint with our landowner. Long story short, we must sell one of our dogs. They feel we have too many chickens, too many dogs and too many children. We will be selling a few chickens, may have to sell some kids (just joking), but must sell a dog.

    We are selling Sheba, our adult female. If you are interested call em asap at 870/723-3724

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    This is Sadie, her pup from a litter of 10. Sadie is now 5+ months old and guarding her flock well.

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    Father (Buddy) is a 140# plus registrable Anatolian Shepherd.

    Sheba is an 80# registered Great Pyrenees. (Papers are forever lost).

    Sheba is trained on various species of poultry, including: Chickens, Bantams, Buff Ducks, Muscovy Ducks, Geese, Turkeys and Guineas. Our small children feed Sheba and she is not food aggressive. Sheba does not do well around chicks, but 2+ month old are safe.

    Sadie was one of 10 pups born on 12/27/2010. Due to an uncooperative pup we had to have an emergency C-section. Sadly only Sadie survived. So we have been raising Sadie in the house. At 3 weeks old she was already joining her parents in “howling”. Though she is in the house, we are taking her outside daily to join her parents and to be around the livestock. When she starts on solid food she will relocate to the barn. Sadie will then start her training with the livestock. Her parents will do most of her training. Instinct will handle the rest. Experience tells us to allow the older LGDs to train the younger, with supervision from us. Sadie will be bonded to poultry, goats and humans and should make an excellent P/LGD. Currently we are exposing her to the livestock. Though she is still in the house and being crate trained, she is being taken outside for her exercise and toilet issues.

    As of 02/03/11 Sadie is about 5 weeks old. We are taking her out to the livestock each day for her training. She is starting to show signs of protection. The other day she started towards another dog and growled and barked to protect me. It was funny because the dog she growled at was her father! Buddy ignored her. Since Sadie still needs regular feedings we have taken her on car rides to Grandma's house with the children for babysitting. She has had no car ride issues. Oddly, Sadie has started sleeping more during the day and joining her parents in barking and howling at night. The guarding instinct is very strong in this pup.

    Sadie is now 5+ months old and has her own pasture of poultry to guard and is doing well. We are keeping Sadie.

    Poultry trained LGDs are rare. To find two adult LGDs that are willing to work as a team and guard poultry is even rarer. To get a pup from two such working P/LGD dogs is almost unheard of. Recently an exhibition flock lost a dozen excellent quality birds to a large cat (Bobcat or Cougar) attack. A P/LGD would have protected the flock and saved such a terrible and costly loss. A 100 plus pound P/LGD can protect when a family dog (German Shepherd, Border Collie, Labrador, etc) can not. For thousands of years Sheba’s ancestors have been protecting their flocks against wild dogs, wolves, coyotes, cougars and grizzly bears. Everyone should have a P/LGD protecting their investment in exhibition poultry.

    Sheba will be offered at a BUY IT NOW of $750.00.

    DO NOT BID UNLESS YOU AGREE TO OUR REQUIREMENTS!

    You may call or email Jim for more information at
    [email protected] 870/723-3724
    PO Box 273 Monticello, Arkansas 71657
    http://jimsfarmstand.bravehost.com

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    Sadie at 5 months old

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    We are willing to deliver ANYWHERE for cost of fuel of round trip. A $100 non-refundable fuel deposit must be made at time of purchase.
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2011
  2. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

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    Sale is now pending. Thank you to everyone.
     
  3. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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    Jim I'm so sorry, I've had troubles with neighbors as well
     

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