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

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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    There must be someone around who has dealt with this issue before. Chasing sheep and killing them are entirely different.
    Yeh, that's probably me......my experience with PEI (who often have a very high prey drive mind you) are once they kill a sheep, it is the COUNCIL who will generally sieze and destroy the dog. You are taking a big risk taking her on DA, if you have sheep around you and if the council has been notified.

    Therefore if you are in the city and if there has been no local council involvement, you may and I mean may be able to reabilitate. But if the dog has access to sheep, you may be biting off more then you can chew.

    If it were me......I would want a LOT more information before committing to taking on a dog who has done a kill like this. Chooks are one thing, but a sheep - well my opinion only!
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    Sorry DA, did read your post wrong. That's what I get for trying to be on here and do half a dozen other things at once.

    I'd wait to see what the breeder thinks after they've had her for a while.

    You know I've also heard of people telling the breeder all manner of things when they no longer want the dog. Not saying that is the case here.

    But I would think this is very strange behaviour for a Newf. Maybe they had a partner in crime??

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    Average 10 years, Anne. Some longer, if so they are doing exceedingly well.

    I agree MAC, VERY odd behaviour for a Newfoundland.

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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?
    Thats what i thought, friend of mine down on the Mornington Peninsular has had a neighbours Rottie wipe out her sheep on 2 separate attacks. Owner turned him in to the RSPCA with the excuse that he was moving and couldnt keep the dog any longer. My friends O/H contacted the RSPCA to first off check if the dog had been handed in and then told the person the real reason why the dog was turned over to them, seems that put the Rottie on the PTS list for killing sheep.

    IMO if the dog has attacked once it will so it again if given the opporunity.

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    VERY strange behaviour for a Newf... and I have met and dealt with lots of sheep killers, from jack russells to much bigger dogs.

    But it is a convenient absolute reason for giving up a dog. If they want to give her up no questions asked it is an easy thing to say. Get my drift?

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    Yes I do get your drift Nattylou. Apparently they were emphatic that a home must be found where there will never be any sheep. VERY emphatic. I do find it strange for this breed's temperament, as does MAC and yourself, but hey, who knows?

    I will let you all know what happens to her, anyway.

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