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Thread: Just Spoke to Breeder - Should I Have Pushed More?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    Sheep killers kill sheep if they are around. Any sheep near you?
    If not, no worries. It does not follow they will be cat killers too and with proper introduction and supervision ANY intelligent dog learns what belongs. All my dogs knew our cats but chase others away.
    My step mother took on a Jackrussell that was going to be put down due to attacking sheep. He never once attacked her cat, although he did have a go at a stray.
    But being such a large dog I'd be very careful.

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    I think if she hasn't had a litter yet then they weren't intending to byb her. She may be of good quality and went to that home entire. Breeders do this and will lease the dog/bitch back if they want to use them. And there are people out there who can manage entire dogs/bitches without any problems at all.

    If you have no sheep then it shouldn't be a worry, but nothing is certain.

    I recently brought home a young adult who had issues re crate crying at dog shows. She has not done this with me. Entirely different situation I know but...

    Maybe you could discuss with the breeder who I think you said has cats and see how the bitch goes at her home first, then if she's ok with cats say you would be interested.

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    I'm not quite sure what you meant by "since Inca has been de-sexed."

    I think 6 is too old for a first litter, not a second or third but a first.

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    Ah MAC, I didn't say 'since Inca has been de-sexed?' I said 'once Inca has been de-sexed.' Part of a sentence...*confused*

    I think I shall wait and see how the story unfolds. She is 6 MAC, and has never had a litter. Yes, the owners apparently stated that maybe my breeder could breed with her, and let's just say my breeder was like WTF? She's six, no previous litters, as if!

    I've come across dogs who have killed sheep and other livestock, yet have been fine with kids, cats etc, but that's not to say this will always happen.

    Thanks for all your inputs - i shall take Cleas' advice and look at this with head, not heart. And also MAC's. Will see what happens once the breeder gets more prcise details of what has happened, and how she finds her. Who knows, maybe there is already a perfect home for her down that part of the state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    6 year old bitch that has been killing large animals like sheep is going to be a problem IMO

    Most dogs like that get PTS don't they?
    Yep they get put down. Alot of farmers do it to their work dogs for they kill a sheep. The dog cant wear a muzzle 24/7.

    Like if Boss killed a sheep, we would have to put him down.

    When I was younger i had a dog that got put down cos it attack a sheep

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    Certainly Peta, you work on a sheep station don't you? Lol.

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    Nar OH is a livestock agent, so sells and buys livestock.
    I wish i worked on a sheep station.. I love doing sheep work..

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    I think the question with thisdog for the breedr I know is to find a home where there are no sheep.

    But, as I said, taken other's comments on board and if it arises I would look at this bitch's behaviour around other animals.

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    But if they can be rehomed away from sheep most seem to be fine. (lots though are shot in the paddock when with the sheep) Blackie at one stage was suspected of sheep killing but had not been caught in action. He was put on arun for a week. It was a neighbours dog doing it. The farmer was ok with me keeping him restrained to find a new home if it was indeed him, but it wasn't.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    I guess I just think it's a bit odd for a Newfoundland to kill sheep, Di. Their temperament isn't geared with a prey drive like many other breeds, nor is it usually geared with killing instinct. Just sounds a bit strange.

    Maybe I'll not find out, but at least I have now had my intentions/offer as a Newfoundland Rescuer noted.

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