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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-14-2009, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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How young is TOO young ...

... to introduce a puppy to sheep?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-14-2009, 04:58 PM
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Re: How young is TOO young ...

His mom went for her certification at 7.5 months

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Great picture! She looks very intense on those sheep.

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Re: How young is TOO young ...

I would say it really depends on the SHEEP. You have to make sure thay are calm and and gentle, not the type that would take advantage of a puppy and try to hurt it. (Granted Sheep aren't the sharpest tools in the shed, but even they will know the diffference between an older pup/dog that needs to be respected and a pup that doesn't.)

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Awesome picture!!

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Re: How young is TOO young ...

Lauri, my herding instructor said she will test a litter at 7-8 weeks with smaller sheep or ducks to see which have the instincts but prefers for them to be 6 months or older before "working" the sheep/ducks or doing formal testing.


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There is nothing cutier then watching a litter of puppies at 7 weeks old being tested on ducks. ;-)

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