What kind of farm dog would you recommend?

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Re: What kind of farm dog would you recommend?

Postby Nesikep » Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:39 am

Dun, I think you're right... they'll be up to no good in no time.
AllForage.. All dogs take commitment and effort... and *discipline*

FarmersDigest... To me it sounds like you need 2 dogs...
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Re: What kind of farm dog would you recommend?

Postby FarmersDigest » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:15 pm

AllForage wrote:If you like the guard dog thing talk to some Great Pyrenees folks. My understanding is that they are the freindliest of all those breeds. Although every Maremma I have met has been a real sweetheart. They will adapt to whatever lifestyle you want them too. And every dog needs to be brushed unless you like hair all over all the time.

I like heelers but they are a commitment and take effort.

I think there is only one place for pitbulls and that is not breathing. Period. My kids are not allowed anywhere there is one. I will stop there.


Yup, I've been doing the talking thing! They are friendly as long as you don't mess with their animals or if they have a bad feeling about someone, they won't allow them on the property! The person I talked to said, if they were raised with goats, more than likely they only want to be with goats. She even had one that was raised with goats, but wanted to be with sheep. She said the dog would go be with the sheep and completely ignore the goats. They are an independent dog! I hardly ever brush my dog, and he doesn't get hair every where. Like I said, I don't want a dog that I have to brush every day!

Any herding dog will take effort and commitment!

My father in law has 2 pitties and they are great dogs! It's the little Chihuahuas and little dogs like that, that I keep my children away from! Those dang thing's chase my kids down the street, and they will bite!
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Re: What kind of farm dog would you recommend?

Postby FarmersDigest » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:16 pm

dun wrote:The biggest drawback to the serious herding breeds (heelers, aussies, BCs, etc. is their commitment to doing a job. If you don;t have a job for them they will find one on their own. You probably won;t like the one the choose for themselves.

:lol2: You are so right, I wouldn't like the job they would choose!
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Re: What kind of farm dog would you recommend?

Postby FarmersDigest » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:18 pm

Nesikep wrote:Dun, I think you're right... they'll be up to no good in no time.
AllForage.. All dogs take commitment and effort... and *discipline* :clap:

FarmersDigest... To me it sounds like you need 2 dogs...

Yeah, I think you are so right! Maybe 2 LGDS in the pastures, and then a farm dog that's an in house dog. Just not sure of what kinds to put out in the field, and what to have in the house!
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Re: What kind of farm dog would you recommend?

Postby Rafter S » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:34 pm

FarmersDigest wrote: Just not sure of what kinds to put out in the field, and what to have in the house!


My wife has a miniature Dachshund that stays in the house most of the time. Smartest dog I've ever been around (with the possible exception of a Border Collie my father had 30 years ago), and very alert and affectionate.
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Re: What kind of farm dog would you recommend?

Postby bigbull338 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:35 pm

personally i wont have nothing but a border collie or aussie.they are good dogs.most if raised with kids will watch over the kids.
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Re: What kind of farm dog would you recommend?

Postby dun » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:18 pm

FarmersDigest wrote:
Nesikep wrote:Dun, I think you're right... they'll be up to no good in no time.
AllForage.. All dogs take commitment and effort... and *discipline* :clap:

FarmersDigest... To me it sounds like you need 2 dogs...

Yeah, I think you are so right! Maybe 2 LGDS in the pastures, and then a farm dog that's an in house dog. Just not sure of what kinds to put out in the field, and what to have in the house!

A neighbor got 2 LGDs (Great Pyrenes) as pups for his flock of range maggots. The male is stand offish and doesn;t want anything to do with people. The female doesn;t really care to be with the RMs and if it sees ANYONE it comes running.
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Re: What kind of farm dog would you recommend?

Postby FarmersDigest » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:47 pm

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FarmersDigest wrote: Just not sure of what kinds to put out in the field, and what to have in the house!


My wife has a miniature Dachshund that stays in the house most of the time. Smartest dog I've ever been around (with the possible exception of a Border Collie my father had 30 years ago), and very alert and affectionate.

I think Dachshunds are cute, but they are just too small for me.
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Re: What kind of farm dog would you recommend?

Postby FarmersDigest » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:48 pm

bigbull338 wrote:personally i wont have nothing but a border collie or aussie.they are good dogs.most if raised with kids will watch over the kids.

Do you find yours being protective at all?
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Re: What kind of farm dog would you recommend?

Postby FarmersDigest » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:52 pm

dun wrote:
FarmersDigest wrote:
Nesikep wrote:Dun, I think you're right... they'll be up to no good in no time.
AllForage.. All dogs take commitment and effort... and *discipline* :clap:

FarmersDigest... To me it sounds like you need 2 dogs...

Yeah, I think you are so right! Maybe 2 LGDS in the pastures, and then a farm dog that's an in house dog. Just not sure of what kinds to put out in the field, and what to have in the house!

A neighbor got 2 LGDs (Great Pyrenes) as pups for his flock of range maggots. The male is stand offish and doesn;t want anything to do with people. The female doesn;t really care to be with the RMs and if it sees ANYONE it comes running.


Range maggots? What does your neighbor use those for?
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Re: What kind of farm dog would you recommend?

Postby BILL CLAYLAND » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:59 pm

Around here German Shepherds are very popular.
We have an 11 week old male, Zeus. Image


Our last dog Saxon R.I.P Image(GSD) was very intelligent, loyal, smart, good with kids and very protective.
They are highly trainable.
Saxon would go anywhere without a leash and never bit anyone.
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Re: What kind of farm dog would you recommend?

Postby dun » Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:22 pm

FarmersDigest wrote:Range maggots? What does your neighbor use those for?

He's got around 100 of them and uses them for mob grazing.
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Re: What kind of farm dog would you recommend?

Postby dun » Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:25 pm

FarmersDigest wrote:I think Dachshunds are cute, but they are just too small for me.

Don;t try to tell them they are small, they think they are as big as a Newf. My preperence for a general dog type of dog is a Basset, I've gotten too big to boost their butts into the truck so we've gone to a mini Dachshund. A neighbors great pyrenes came wondering through a couple of days ago and the weanie wonder ran it off after trying to whip it's butt.
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Re: What kind of farm dog would you recommend?

Postby Rafter S » Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:02 pm

dun wrote: A neighbors great pyrenes came wondering through a couple of days ago and the weanie wonder ran it off after trying to whip it's butt.


That sounds typical. They think they're real dogs.
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Re: What kind of farm dog would you recommend?

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dun wrote: A neighbors great pyrenes came wondering through a couple of days ago and the weanie wonder ran it off after trying to whip it's butt.


That sounds typical. They think they're real dogs.

She has always got on well with all dogs, but the GP tried to put his foot on her and lay down on her. That's the only reason she got after him. The good part is he hasn;t come back.
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