Neutering the LGD?
Posted 27 June 2002 - 04:14 AM
Any advice here??
Posted 27 June 2002 - 04:21 PM
For one, I didn't want him visiting the neighbors bitch when she was in heat and *forgeting* his duties as a LGD. (Or visiting my bitches when they were in heat)
And wandering off to mark his territory as an intact male.
He is a great dog. Grew up with some Katahdins. They all sleep together in a huge pile. Dog and sheep legs all mixed together with the sheep heads on his side.
Keeps the cougars, coyotes, eagles, neighbor's dog as well as geese away from his charge. He added geese to his *keep away* list when a pair of them chased after one of the lambs.
I have no interest in breeding him. His father, grandfather and greatgrandfather are working dogs. Didn't want him as a breedable male, wanted him as a LGD.
Posted 27 June 2002 - 11:49 PM
Posted 30 June 2002 - 02:05 AM
Posted 30 June 2002 - 03:10 AM
All dogs have some guarding instincts, but whether a dog that has been crossbred with such radically different parents would be a useful livestock guard dog is anyone's guess.
Same deal with size -- it all depends on whose genetics were contributed and whose weren't.
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