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  1. Working and Companion Animals
    OK, so I am going to pick up a dog tonight. He is (maybe?) a red heeler, but not sure. Maybe 15-20 lbs. My intent is for him to be a permanent outside dog, and keep away varmints that my 3 cats won't. He seems very friendly and socialized. He showed up at some neighbors house (who I just met...
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  2. Working and Companion Animals
    About an hour ago I walked into my laundry room to see my dog sitting in his bed with the plastic pieces of a cloth harness. I searched everywhere for the rest of it but I couldn’t find any sign of it. I’m guessing he ate it... it’s a pretty large harness made out of pretty much leash material...
  3. General Chat
    truly asking this for a friend, who feeds her service dog raw, and lives in Santa Maria, CA. poor pup somehow developed pancreatitis this week. they need to not feed beef and pork at this moment. they can continue to feed chicken/turkey and rabbit, which is what the pup is getting right now...
  4. Working and Companion Animals
    What's a quality outdoor kennel brand? Quality as in doesn't rust/oxidize doesn't chip the finish siding is attached securely to frame(how secure do I need it attached to contain say a Labrador sized dog?) Are my expectations too high? I was looking at the ones at the store that are stored...
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  5. Working and Companion Animals
    I'm a tiny hobby companion breeder of a purebred working gundog (but today is mostly just a companion breed). Being a [former] purebred elitist I can tell you that getting a closed stud book breed club to sanction an outcross to improve a breed and widen a gene pool is next to impossible unless...
  6. Goats
    LGD puppies - Available January - expecting litter of 10-12 pups. Anatolian/Akbash/Great Pyrenees/Maremma For those of you who are not familiar with LGD's, below is a bit of information. These are ancient breeds that have been around for 1000's of years as working dogs, protecting and living...
  7. General Chat
    I don't know if the person is still on the forums but 13 years ago somebody posted about a bloodhound puppy in Maryland that needed a home. We drove from North Carolina to Maryland to pick up this 4 month old puppy. we have had her for 13 years and she passed away today after a Year's battle...
  8. Sheep
    Last Monday, April 16, my sheep were attacked by hybrid wolf dogs (3 adults and 6 puppies). We had no idea there were any in the area. They killed 4 of the 19 ewes and 5 of 22 lambs. We are lucky our neighbor's dogs heard the commotion and sprung into action to run the predators off. The weird...
  9. Pigs
    Please forgive my spelling, English is hard for me This is a rant/ funny story My husband and I are driving to work at around six, I see a group of dogs on the side of the road I am keeping a close eye on them in case they start to run out in front of us. My husband slows down for the same...
  10. Working and Companion Animals
    After putting a deposit down on a wolfdog puppy and ‘electronically’ signing a contract, I did more research on this breed. From the breeders stand point they told me that owning a wolfdog in an apartment with a full time job and raising a 2 year old daughter it would work out fine with...
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  11. Working and Companion Animals
    I have a list of what I want from a dog but I don’t know breeds well so I have no idea what breed will fit my needs. But I am guessing you all may know more about dogs then I do and could give me some suggestions. #1 the dog must have a good temperament: I have cats and I foster children. #2...
  12. Working and Companion Animals
    We're buying a little farmhouse and plan on getting a good old farm dog. Eventually we hope to have chickens and goats and I want a dog that will protect and watch out for the animals and my children. We hope to get a puppy this fall but not getting livestock until next spring. Wil he be too old...
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