Thursday, September 15, 2011

SOLD-Pair of Working LGD's

 POOJA & CAPONE (called Bannon at our farm)

SOLD: a working pair of Livestock Guardian Dogs.
A brother-sister pair. Very bonded to each other.  4.5 years old. Great Pyrenees.
Male is neutered. Female is not spayed.

These two dogs are friendly with their humans but will bark at strangers. They were raised guarding alpacas and they have been fine around my sheep. They have shown zero aggression towards our 2 house dogs (indoor/outdoor border collie and chow/boxer mix) or our cat.

They have been fully groomed of all mats and burs. Current on shots as of May 2011, including three-year rabies shots.

Serious enquiries only. 
Please call 218-556-zero86two
for more information including price.
Please be prepared to answer questions about the home you would like to offer these working dogs. 
Do not call if you have no experience with, or understanding of, LGD's and the work they do.  These dogs are unique and display specific behaviors because of their instinct to be must know what that entails. 



To those of you that follow my blog:
Over the past few weeks it has become more and more clear that Bannon & Pooja & Shachah do not intend to get along.  Our first commitment is to Shachah, and so we must find a good working home for the new pair we brought in.  If you know of someone that needs an excellent working pair of LGD's, please send them to my blog.  Personal references are much appreciated.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Progress of a Sort

Bannon and Pooja (her original name, Fuji is a nickname the boys gave her) have lived with us for 9 full days now. 
I've used that time to finish their grooming for the season.  Bannon now has a trimmed rear like Pooja.
I've also been working with them on some dominance issues.  They are good, gentle dogs, but this is new territory, and they are testing me as well as their new canine pack.
They have used their time to explore the farm.
Shachah has used that time to completely ignore them unless they get too close to the hole under the porch that is the domain of his napping activities.
Megan and Greta have learned to accept the newcomers, for the most part, and to steer clear of them during scuffles about hierarchy for the other part.

The only aggression I have witnessed is between Pooja and Bannon.  I get the impression that she has ruled over him completely in the past...and she doesn't appreciate him possibly obtaining a new position in the pack.  I'm making sure Bannon gets a little time each day to be separate from her.  He usually uses this time to eat...I think Pooja's dominance could be the reason he is quite thin at the moment...he may have not had ample opportunity at the feed dish when he previously shared it with her. 
Bannon, in all his shining white glory.

Pooja, contemplating a little explore.