You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of Homesteading Today!    
Homesteading Forum

Go Back   Homesteading Forum > Livestock Forums > Guard Animals

Guard Animals Guarding the homestead


Like Tree551Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #61  
Old 08/05/15, 09:38 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 29
This Is my baby Major. He will be two next month. He is not a livestock breed as he is the only breed of dog specifically bred to protect their master. Despite this he does great on the farm he is friendly and playful with the horses cattle and chickens. I brought two newly hatched barred rock chicks home this spring and he watched them like his children and would not let anything near them. When they got big enough, they would fly to his back for safety. He unknowingly keeps the animals safe by ridding the yard of any stray creature. Most importantly he is my best friend and although he loves everyone, an unwelcome move towards me he will quickly let you know. I love dobermans and believe I am hooked on them from here on out. Although, they are not a breed for everyone they can acquire serious health issues along with separation anxiety which Is not something to be taken lightly.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1438824891722.jpg (31.8 KB, 0 views)
File Type: jpg 1438824922246.jpg (40.5 KB, 0 views)
File Type: jpg 1438824958784.jpg (43.9 KB, 0 views)
File Type: jpg 1438824974634.jpg (37.8 KB, 0 views)
File Type: jpg 1438825001946.jpg (60.2 KB, 0 views)
Reply With Quote
  #62  
Old 08/05/15, 11:04 PM
hippygirl's Avatar  
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Alabama (east central)
Posts: 3,475
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bluegrasser View Post
Meet Monty, he's a year old Lhasa Apso, he likes to stay indoors keeping a close eye

on things. The Lhasa Apso was originally bread as sentinel dogs by Tibet monks.

Attachment 49086
"heart of the wolf, heart of the wolf...yep...that's the ticket...heart of the wolf, heart of the wolf"
SmokyShadow and gapeach like this.
Reply With Quote
  #63  
Old 08/26/15, 08:45 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Leicester, MA
Posts: 7
Show us your guard animal

Show us your guard animal - Guard Animals

This is Doc our Great Pyrenees at Smokey Acres Homestead watching over the ducks
Reply With Quote
  #64  
Old 08/26/15, 09:00 PM
Karenrbw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Missouri
Posts: 1,350
ImageUploadedByHomesteading Today1440637092.768745.jpg

Lexi, our 16 month old Australian Shepherd. She is following the lead of her big sisters and has adopted the chickens. They are all her responsibility and she spends most of her day out at the cool, keeping an eye on things. She is especially hard on foxes.
Reply With Quote
  #65  
Old 08/26/15, 09:39 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Chugach National Forest
Posts: 2,197
Show us your guard animal - Guard Animals
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #66  
Old 11/13/15, 07:58 PM
aleefarms's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Alabama
Posts: 86
Show us your guard animal

We had 8 pups born today on Friday the 13th to a first time mom. They will hopefully become guardians somedayImageUploadedByHomesteading Today1447462675.566614.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #67  
Old 11/15/15, 07:45 PM
wintrrwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bellflower, MO
Posts: 3,711
June bug (Anatolian year and half old) with our new GP 12 week old pup Ghost. I think he is going to be very very big!
Show us your guard animal - Guard Animals

all that stuff on the ground is his collections of interesting items...
__________________
The more I know people the more I respect animals.
Lovn Ivy Farm
http://lovnivy.webs.com/
Reply With Quote
  #68  
Old 11/16/15, 10:00 AM
grandma12703's Avatar  
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,296
Two of the best.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg farm4 002.jpg (45.0 KB, 0 views)
Reply With Quote
  #69  
Old 11/21/15, 12:23 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Alsace, France
Posts: 24
Our watchdog !

Show us your guard animal - Guard Animals
Reply With Quote
  #70  
Old 12/13/15, 08:39 AM
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Franklin, Ky.
Posts: 12
Packs of guard dogs

Being that we have lots of critters here and raise them for meat. Have two packs of guard dogs and the system works really well. Have a pair of rotties and pit bull Gruff out at night and a pack of five terriers out a good part of each day. So no varmints are allowed and all critters and me are safe. Dogs are all well trained and highly socialized. Farm critters are in large fenced in areas and dogs patrol parimeters. most dogs are rescues and we do well with the very aggressive breeds. Never have any problems with them. Lots of exercise, boundaries and rules. Will send photos or email me at. Equine@ apex.net Sjp
Reply With Quote
  #71  
Old 01/07/16, 10:05 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Virginia
Posts: 98
ImageUploadedByHomesteading Today1452222097.255498.jpg

This is our pitbull, Captain America. Ok, so he'd rather be falling asleep on the couch than chasing the mouse that I can hear in the ceiling... Sometimes I'm thankful that pitbulls have such a reputation for violence, because Cap's reputation and my gun are the only things guarding this house!ImageUploadedByHomesteading Today1452222316.413159.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #72  
Old 01/18/16, 05:26 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 61
Luke and Leia

These are our LGD - Great Pyrenees.

Show us your guard animal - Guard Animals

They were born April 24th, 2015 and this picture was taken Jan. 11, 2016. This brother-sister duo are fantastic at keeping predators away from our farm. We have not seen a single coyote here, or anything else, besides a turkey once in awhile. Just as we read about, they each have a unique roll they play. Leia is the one that will hightail it up into the hills if they get a whiff of anything and Luke hangs back and keeps guard over the farm. We have no regrets with our choice of guard dog.
Reply With Quote
  #73  
Old 01/18/16, 05:38 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 5
Hi, This is Cosmo and Lola. Two white german shepherds. They are effective guard dogs in that they make a lot of noise if anything or anyone strange appears. They manage to hide their mild tempraments quite well on initial presentation
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1313637670_d093005e9a_o.jpg (55.4 KB, 0 views)
Reply With Quote
  #74  
Old 01/20/16, 01:45 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 6
Shelly is my guardian animal. She will get the job done.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P6130010.jpg (56.0 KB, 0 views)
Reply With Quote
  #75  
Old 02/06/16, 11:50 AM
ODINSWORN's Avatar  
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 159
ImageUploadedByHomesteading Today1454777423.260053.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #76  
Old 02/06/16, 06:24 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 540
The first is Attila, a kangal/pyreness. She is 3 months.

The second is Maya. Not an LGD but havent seen a coyote near where we keep the animals since the month we moved in. She is a newfoundland/german shepherd/husky/wolf. She really mothers the bummer lambs.

We have another german shepherd/wolf I don't have a good pic of on my phone. 9 months. Also a pet but she's good at guarding the house.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20160206_130920-1.jpg (96.7 KB, 0 views)
File Type: jpg 15098344858_af2872cac1_b.jpg (49.3 KB, 0 views)
Reply With Quote
  #77  
Old 02/07/16, 06:28 AM
romysbaskets's Avatar
Moderator
HST_MODERATOR.png
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington
Posts: 2,907
This is Axil, our son's guard dog. There is no other way to describe this deceptive sweet guy....He is extremely obedient but very very protective.

Axil.jpg
__________________
Thank you kindly,

Romy "Island Girl"
[URL="http://www.romysrealm.blogspot.com"]

Reply With Quote
  #78  
Old 02/07/16, 07:20 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Missouri
Posts: 232
ImageUploadedByHomesteading Today1454847544.886775.jpg
This is Boss and he's just training to be one. He's 10 weeks old today. He has all the makings of being a good guardian and herding dog though.
gapeach, gerpsych and MrsDouglas like this.
Reply With Quote
  #79  
Old 02/08/16, 09:14 AM
ODINSWORN's Avatar  
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 159
Quote:
Originally Posted by romysbaskets View Post
This is Axil, our son's guard dog. There is no other way to describe this deceptive sweet guy....He is extremely obedient but very very protective.



Attachment 52578

English Shepherd? I like his coat. We are looking at getting a second to back up Deano pictured above with his coon kill. I have full confidence in his skill at dispatching the small vermin. But I worry his bravery borders on foolhardy with the coyotes. He's a tough bugger, but Chuck Norris not withstanding, multiple opponents is a tall order.
Reply With Quote
  #80  
Old 02/10/16, 12:24 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: The Void
Posts: 236
Black-mouth curs, both rescues, him from a private party, her from our local shelter.

He's a hunter, she's a herder. We let them roam our place; they're territorial, stick to a radius of about 1/2 mile, and recognize neighbor's boundaries.

Nothing comes anywhere near our house anymore.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCN2016.jpg (39.5 KB, 0 views)
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My guard animal Minelson Guard Animals 9 03/12/11 05:32 PM
What Are You Using As A Guard Animal? badlander Sheep 27 11/27/09 09:33 PM
Guard Animal Book???? wilded Homesteading Questions 2 04/02/08 09:05 PM
Best guard animal? tinetine'sgoat Goats 32 02/09/07 08:11 AM
What kind of guard animal? frank4570 Homesteading Questions 22 12/22/03 12:12 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:40 AM.