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Seriously no other idea's on LGD, come on people!

Discussion in 'Livestock Guardians' started by 77Herford, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Jan 10, 2012
    77Herford

    77Herford The Farm Zookeeper

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    Ok, some may know I recently lost my young dogs to Pitbulls that got out of their pen on another farm. Though they are dead now, there is still the concern of Coyotes and Dogs. My wife wants something beefier than Great Pyrenees so I'm open to idea's.
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    Ms. Research

    Ms. Research Herd Nerd On A Mission

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    Kuvacz

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuvasz


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    goatsnmore

    goatsnmore Just born

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    I would be happy to help you with your questions--I have over 50 years of dog experience, and over 35 years with LGDs.
    I would suggest Anatolians or crosses of ASDs.
    I have too much information to post here, but if you send me a message, I would be happy to respond. We do have started dogs available most of the time.....

    You may also email me directly at mary kellogg at gmail dot com (remove spaces and replace the dot properly!)
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    ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Alpaca Master

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    Beekissed

    Beekissed Loving the herd life

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    Tibetan Mastiff?
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    SuburbanFarmChic

    SuburbanFarmChic Overrun with beasties

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    Does this mean you lost Rolly?


    I like the Boerboel. We have friends with Komondors and they love them. Also a goat friend that uses a Maremma.



    Maybe you'll end up with a cross breed or a mix of a LGD breeds.
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    fortheloveofgoats

    fortheloveofgoats Overrun with beasties

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    77Herford

    77Herford The Farm Zookeeper

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    Yes, Rolley is still alive but he will be limited so we will need more dogs to help him out. Looked up the Sar's and they are interesting but there are none around me. The closest is Indiana and they won't have any more pups until next year. Kuvacz is also a possibility but not too many around me either, lol. Tibetan Mastiff though awesome isn't very common in these parts Closest for them is Canada or China.

    I'm actually considering a mix or using Lady, she is still young and could be socalized with sheep and goats.
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    Beekissed

    Beekissed Loving the herd life

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    I've always wanted to pair an Anatolian with a GP and see what they could accomplish together.
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    greybeard

    greybeard Loving the herd life

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    I know you said "beefier than a GP", but I had a blue Heeler that turned into a whirling, fighting ball of fur, teeth and claws any time a varmit came around the cows or the house. His official name was Spot but I called him buzzsaw. Spot took no crap from anything on 4 feet, but getting him sewed up so many times sure got expensive. Gone now, and I need to find another.

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