Anyone try this breed for LGD?

Discussion in 'Guard Animals' started by TedH71, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. TedH71

    TedH71 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    http://www.tibetanmastiff.org/tm-as-livestock-guardian.html
     

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    TedH71 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Good to know. I've been getting information that is sort of what was posted here. Basically TM are social around their family and love to be and are ok with being outside with livestock but not 24/7. They require training even though the Tibetan people typically didn't do anything with them so they're more than capable of learning. Just that you have to be sure you and the family are dominant over the dog and the dog has to be ok with it.
     
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    I have several, breed them in the past, would not use them for this purpose. They are nice dogs ,but not the same as most gd .
     
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    Nomads in Tibet do not have the problems that you would have in a modern society. Besides, I often talk to people who say they never “trained” their dog to do this or that, but they did.