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 5:40 pm

I know of a few people with mini dachshunds... they are small, and I do like them, but not as a farm dog.. If I were to have a small dog, I think I'd look into jack russells... we have lots of rats here and they LOVE chasing rats... You wouldn't think it, but a jack russell CAN fit down a rabbit hole.. and somehow get back out! I have a strong aversion to yappy dogs though.. Bark a couple times if there's something to alert me about, but then STFU.
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Re: What kind of farm dog would you recommend?

Postby FarmersDigest » Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:55 pm

BILL CLAYLAND wrote: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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Oh my gosh, what a cute pup! Thank you for posting. Sorry for the loss of your other dog. We have a lot of people selling those around here. It worries me about the quality, as so many people look at puppies as a way to make fast money. We had a mix, and she was very shy and nipped at men. She pinned my daughter to the ground, and my other dog attacked the female dog. We gave her back to the people we bought her from.
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Re: What kind of farm dog would you recommend?

Postby FarmersDigest » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:02 pm

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

He's got around 100 of them and uses them for mob grazing.

Oh ok, that's cool! Thanks for sharing that.
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Re: What kind of farm dog would you recommend?

Postby FarmersDigest » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:05 pm

Nesikep wrote:I know of a few people with mini dachshunds... they are small, and I do like them, but not as a farm dog.. If I were to have a small dog, I think I'd look into jack russells... we have lots of rats here and they LOVE chasing rats... You wouldn't think it, but a jack russell CAN fit down a rabbit hole.. and somehow get back out! I have a strong aversion to yappy dogs though.. Bark a couple times if there's something to alert me about, but then STFU.


Yeah, I think small dogs are cute, but I am a BIG dog kind of girl! My Aunt has a jack and that little bugger jumped from the ground to get onto the hood of my car, I wasn't too happy. Plus he barks so much, especially at her horses.
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Re: What kind of farm dog would you recommend?

Postby bigbull338 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:29 pm

the last dog i had went with me almost everywhere,didnt matter if i was on foot 4 wheeler or tractor.she would go with me.and she would always be close by.
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Re: What kind of farm dog would you recommend?

Postby JWBrahman » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:57 pm

Look at my avatar. That is Espetaculo Pasto da Onca, the oldest registered Fila Brasileiro in the world. Linebred Caramona with Jaguara and Engenho Velho outcrosses.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wJiRxRW9l7Y
These dogs fit all of the requirements you have listed.
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Re: What kind of farm dog would you recommend?

Postby FarmersDigest » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:23 pm

bigbull338 wrote:the last dog i had went with me almost everywhere,didnt matter if i was on foot 4 wheeler or tractor.she would go with me.and she would always be close by.

I love it when a dog is that way. That's how my rott is.
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Re: What kind of farm dog would you recommend?

Postby FarmersDigest » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:28 pm

JWBrahman wrote:Look at my avatar. That is Espetaculo Pasto da Onca, the oldest registered Fila Brasileiro in the world. Linebred Caramona with Jaguara and Engenho Velho outcrosses.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wJiRxRW9l7Y
These dogs fit all of the requirements you have listed.

I've never heard of that dog! Thank you for posting the youtube video with it, even though it was all in Spanish, lol that looks like a really awesome dog, but I'm sure it would cost a lot of money to have it shipped to me!
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Re: What kind of farm dog would you recommend?

Postby cow pollinater » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:19 pm

I am convinced that catahoulas might just be the best breed period. The bred in cow sense is a little lacking but as a farm dog mine are perfect... They are good watch dogs and act mean but are really friendly and are a really good judge of character. If they don't like a stranger that's not hurting anything they ignore them until they have a reason to handle them. They will go with you all day and try to help with whatever you're doing but are not travelers when left alone and mine have not torn up anything but they were raised with plenty to do. There is not an ounce of backdown in them if something else wants to fight(and they WILL win) but they don't pick fights either. Two of mine killed a BIG coon as ten month old pups but I have no concerns letting them roll around with the kids yanking their ears and punching them... The rougher the kids get the harder the tail wags.
I would put their intelligence up next to a border collie, but it's more of a wild type smarts than an easy to train smart. They're very willing to please me but they have to figure out what makes me happy on their own. Formal training on them has been a dismal failure which suits me as I don't like it either. They will figure out some neat stuff on their own above and beyond what can be taught. It only takes a scolding to teach them what NOT to do, though.
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Re: What kind of farm dog would you recommend?

Postby JWBrahman » Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:00 am

Farmers there are breeders in the US. There is no way Carlos would sell you or me his dog. Haha
That was Brazilian Portugese.

The fila won't kill your chickens or bite the hand that feeds it.
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Re: What kind of farm dog would you recommend?

Postby bigbull338 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:33 am

CP we had a catahula cow dog that was born to work cows.we didnt have to train her or teah her anything.she just knew how to stp and stay when told to she only went when you showed her the cow to go get and move up.if she heard the horn honk or banging on the truck door she stopped dead in her tracks till she was told to go again by stopping your hand on a cow.
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Re: What kind of farm dog would you recommend?

Postby CaddoFarms » Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:32 pm

Some great suggestions already. I will echo the fact that the working breeds can be tough to keep balanced if not given some real jobs and training. The labs are great obviously but yes can be high strung and i have been around some that throw tons of hair. Some of the best dogs ive trained were pit-lab mixes. Great pyrenees came to mind but obviously loads of hair.

One dog i think could fit your situation is a boxer. Short hair family dog that can make it on the farm. Ive trained dozens with a local adoption place and think they are great family dogs.
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Re: What kind of farm dog would you recommend?

Postby Black and Good » Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:54 am

I'm surprised there has been no suggestions for the Black Mouth Cur (Old Yeller). I got a puppy almost two years ago. I very smart mellow pup. I've never been around a dog with such a will to please. I talk to him like a person and he response. If you research them they are used for everything from Hog hunting to Search & Rescue. BTW, I agree, Labs when they are young they are a Spaz. B&G
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Re: What kind of farm dog would you recommend?

Postby cow pollinater » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:19 am

Black and Good wrote:I'm surprised there has been no suggestions for the Black Mouth Cur (Old Yeller). I got a puppy almost two years ago. I very smart mellow pup. I've never been around a dog with such a will to please. I talk to him like a person and he response. If you research them they are used for everything from Hog hunting to Search & Rescue. BTW, I agree, Labs when they are young they are a Spaz. B&G

Here they're interchangeable with leapord catahoulas. One of mine is marked as black mouth cur and one is brindle. In that same litter there were three BMC's and five brindles. The bytch was marked BMC but when bred to a leapord male she gave all spots.
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Re: What kind of farm dog would you recommend?

Postby Black and Good » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:42 am

Here's a couple pictures of my BMC. One he's bout a year old playing with one of his friends Riley. Second he's playing on the bales with my son. LOL B&G
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