Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 26

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

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Devonport, Tasmania
    Posts
    6,675

    Default Just Spoke to Breeder - Should I Have Pushed More?

    Hi all,

    Just got off the phone from the newfoundland breeder. She tells me she has just got a call from a party in Hobart who need to find an immediate home for their 6 year old bitch, who has become a sheep killer.

    Oh dearry me...

    She is not de-sexed, but has never had a litter. Obviously owner was intending to BYB her? Well, that's my assumption. She does have papers however and is registered. How awful.

    Anyway, I told my breeder that if she is stuck I will take the bitch. And I'm more than hppy to home her until a nice family comes along who don't have sheep.

    Mind you, in hindsight, I'm wondering if I should have been more enthusiastic about taking her, as we have been tossing up the idea of getting a 2nd one once Inca has been de-sexed.

    Do you think I should just leave it at that, or send through an e-mail stating how truly serious I am?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Near Newcastle, NSW
    Posts
    4,215

    Default

    How do you know this bitch is not going to be a cat killer too?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Devonport, Tasmania
    Posts
    6,675

    Default

    Hmmm, good point.

    I'm wondering how it got to the stage that she became a sheep killer? That's - extreme!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Near Newcastle, NSW
    Posts
    4,215

    Default

    If it was me...I wouldn't do it. Obviously this bitch has issues and who is to say she will not take out that frustration on Inca and your cat....I think it is very risky

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Devonport, Tasmania
    Posts
    6,675

    Default

    Thanks Cleas. That certainly makes me sit back and consider things at length a bit more. Will see what happens, I guess, with the breeder finding a suitable home.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Near Newcastle, NSW
    Posts
    4,215

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Thanks Cleas. That certainly makes me sit back and consider things at length a bit more. Will see what happens, I guess, with the breeder finding a suitable home.
    It is always easy to think with our heart first and not our head. Just be careful...you just returned a dog with "issues", so do you really want to have that again?!?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Devonport, Tasmania
    Posts
    6,675

    Default

    No, don't want to have ppl issues again, but have dealt with sheep, cow and chicken issues a fair bit.

  8. #8

    Default

    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?

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Rural NSW
    Posts
    5,967

    Default

    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.

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

  10. #10

    Default

    There must be someone around who has dealt with this issue before. Chasing sheep and killing them are entirely different.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •