Stray Dog is a LGD

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by cgmccary, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. cgmccary

    cgmccary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took in a stray dog and her 8 puppies she had under an abandoned house. I adopted out 7 of her puppies and kept one. She has turned out to be a great guardian dog. Instinctively, she seems to know the chickens, guineas & geese belong. She keeps the coyotes away and killed an opossum the other day (which she'd treed the night before). The dog's puppy I kept is even going in the coop with me as I have brought her up with the birds. So far (> 5 mos old), she has also refrained from trying to "play" with them. Mama dog is great watchdog for the home too-- strangers are scared of her. Could I have gotten any luckier with taking in this stray?
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    The puppy I kept. Yes, they were all this beautiful & all seemed to have sense like their mama:

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  2. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2010
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    They are both gorgeous dogs! I think both have some German Shepherd in them-----the pup is definitely colored like one, and the momma has something German Shepherd about her expression. My GSD was a rescue, and she is great at keeping the varmints away from my animals!
     
  3. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    I am so glad you have her! And good job getting the pups good homes [​IMG] [​IMG] I am glad it worked out and it's nice to see a happy ending occasionally [​IMG]
     
  4. FlashPointFarm

    FlashPointFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome!!
     
  5. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    What a great story... touching. Thanks for posting. You and the dogs are lucky/doing good for each other.
     
  6. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You did a great thing, taking in this mama and babies. I am glad she has found a home with you, and that one of her babies has stayed, as well. Their chances at any sort of life were poor without your help. It's wonderful you had a kind heart and rescued them.
     
  7. cgmccary

    cgmccary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's really turning out to be one of the best dogs I have ever had. She learns real fast. The Vet said she had to be very smart to have made it on her own and had such healthy puppies.

    I wondered if she was part G. Shepherd; I have difficulty telling these things. I thought cattle dog for mama too? It helped that I got the puppies all their first shots and good health check-up (the Vet wrote out a "health record" for each one) & I de-flea-ed & dewormed all the puppies too. I am glad that I am able to afford to do it (esp in these economic times).

    I had to put in an "invisible electric fence" around my 6+ acres, which mama learned on first try & now knows the boundary, because mama dog was frightening the neighbors with her protectiveness of the place.

    For the dog experts out there, is her eye color any clue to part of her mix (the almost golden honey)?


    Here is puppy at about 4 months old:
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    The Vet said mama dog was about 2 years old. I got mama dog spayed, of course, and she has put on some weight:
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  8. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your mamma dog is a CHESTNUT MONGOLIAN GROWLER!! The daddy to the pups was BRAVE!!
     
  9. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seriously, they are both beautiful. It just goes to show ya', do a good turn and good things come back to you.
     
  10. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

    Feb 9, 2009
    I am so happy this mama dog found you. It looks like they are both thriving and you are now the proud mama!
     

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