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Old 01-12-2013, 08:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If i was in trouble I dont think either of these dogs would ever help me out but was thinking about getting some alpacas. Here if we got some would need to eventually have a LGD if I was to let them free range with the amount of coywolves out there.
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people that have alpacas (know more than one including person who has award winning fleece herd) use DONKEYS to keep the coyotes away
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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people that have alpacas (know more than one including person who has award winning fleece herd) use DONKEYS to keep the coyotes away
Donkey's?? That is so interesting
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The gal down the road at the horse ranch uses Llamas to keep the coyotes and cougars out. I must say, when I run by there, and they're by the fence, they are quite intimidating, and I don't frighten easily.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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A lot of people use LGDs to guard stock, especially in areas where a donkey or llama would be eaten, or in areas where small varmints are the main problem.

And yes, it's purely defense drive. LGDs have been bred for low prey drive.

I don't think it's a good idea to do PP with these dogs. It isn't a game to them, and they aren't obedient the way GSDs are; they're bred to be independent thinkers. Meaning, they have a tendency to make their own judgement calls.

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I can't for the life of me figure out what they are trying to demonstrate in the second video?
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The title of the second video is "Courage Test" - and in anyone's experienced eyes, the dog failed miserably.

I went on Youtube to read the comments for the second video - they range from (I'm paraphrasing, my Hungarian is getting VERY rusty) : "This is embarrassing, Owner should never have posted this video on-line, reflects very poorly on the breed",

To "Geez - de decoy did everything he could to set up the dog to bite,and still didn't bite!", to: " bet the dog is still under two years old and was intimidated by the helmet and bite suit - would have been a different story if the dog was older and the person had regular clothes on"

To: I'm convinced! There is NO way I would open the gate and walk in with that dog in there!
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Pyrs and akbash are dogs I've seen in person and I can't imagine anything getting through them...
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My Akbash was people-friendly and benign with any animal *I* brought onto the property. But should a strange animal show up uninvited, they were escorted off the property tout-suite. He would bark at strangers going by the fenceline, but never had the need to defend against a true threat by a human. He really loved people and wanted to think the best of them whenever possible. God I miss him.
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