07-10-2015, 03:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Zeek
Well to be fair I wouldn't buy all four at once, I would buy a male to train first and then get the next set of pups, this way the male will take his place as alpha which helps me train the next batch and solves some issues from having so many dogs.
It's always easier to train dogs when there are trained dogs around, especially from dominate males that will nip certain attitude problems in the butt. .
Just be aware if he's not 100% perfectly trained he's going to teach the next generation bad manners. Also get one dog at a time, not two and stick to one sex. If you have males and you add a female you will probably run into trouble. A local farmer bought a BC pup from me, took him home to his farm where his parents elderly JRT lived. The two boys were best friends for Several months, sleeping together, playing...
Then he bought in an intact female, the boys fought, the BC tore the JRT's throat open and they had to euth the JRT.
BC's, Acd's and their crosses are herding dogs, they will need a lot of training not to run livestock. I have 5 BC's and whenever they escape from my yard I will find them herding my goats. How big is your property? Why do you want four dogs? One LGD can cover a lot of ground and will be more likely to bond to the stock, more than one dog can sometimes tend to bond more to each other, than to your stock.