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Old 06-19-2012, 09:29 PM
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Hello My name is Lauren and as of this point in time we own 3 dogs, 2 Labs and a chihuahua. The labs are 8 this Christmas Eve (I remember getting these guys in third grade like it was yesterday!) while the chihuahua, Sammy just turned two My family and I own a hobby farm that consists of 3 dairy goats (with another on the way once we move), a whether, 4 horses, a barn cat (2 more on the way!), 2 house rabbits, and once we move onto the property we just purchased, some chickens. We are moving onto 40 acres and (hopefully!) I will be getting a Border Collie or Australian Shepherd puppy (probably shelter dog) for agility, frisbee, trail riding and trick training We are also getting 2 Rhodesian Ridgebacks for livestock protection sometime next March-ish I've always trained our dogs in agility, basic obedience and trick training but our labs are getting old (the one I've always worked with and is my dog has OCD in his joints so it's a bit much to ask of him ) and the chihuahua really dislikes it. He prefers to pester the goats and horses while we ride. He also likes to ride the horses double with us It's the cutest thing to watch him up with my little sister cantering around with the happiest look on his face Well, I just wanted to introduce myself and I plan on hanging around, although I doubt I'll post much with how dang busy I am Next weekend we get to start moving boxes. Yippee! And the weekend after that I get to fence over a mile of fencing. Fun It'll be the best Saturday ever Nah, fencing isn't as bad as, well, I can't think of anything other than cleaning out the clogged septic tank O_O
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Hello..sounds like you are a very busy beaver. Better to busy then bored out of your mind though..
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Wow! You are truly an animal lover! Welcome. I envy you your re-location! We have chicken owners, horse owners, etc. on this forum so you will feel really comfortable! Just a thought, have you ever thought of adopting Catahoulas or Blue Lacys instead of Ridgebacks for your guarding needs??? Both make great family companions and I bet they would fit in wonderfully!!!
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Hello..sounds like you are a very busy beaver. Better to busy then bored out of your mind though..
Yes, it is But, sometimes you can be too busy, like we're going to be when school starts back in July...Believe me, bored is better than school IMHO

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Wow! You are truly an animal lover! Welcome. I envy you your re-location! We have chicken owners, horse owners, etc. on this forum so you will feel really comfortable! Just a thought, have you ever thought of adopting Catahoulas or Blue Lacys instead of Ridgebacks for your guarding needs??? Both make great family companions and I bet they would fit in wonderfully!!!
We thought of Catahoulas but they're too small to keep the Mountain Lions back :/ The Rhodesian Ridgebacks were breed to hunt lions, and our neighbors had one that my dad absolutely loved. Also, my dad is friends with one of the top breeders and he will be helping us train it We don't have too much trouble with Coyotes and etc because my horses hate anything canine that they're not introduced to properly (they're fine with my dogs). One of mine actually killed one with the help of his half brother...
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Hi OP,
Oh yeah, they would be mincemeat with mountain lions...but give them a few wild boar and a team of 3 dogs and look out!! Glad you have such a great contact for the ridgebacks...one of my friends has two and LOVES them.
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Oh yeah, they would be mincemeat with mountain lions...but give them a few wild boar and a team of 3 dogs and look out!! Glad you have such a great contact for the ridgebacks...one of my friends has two and LOVES them.
Haha, that's what my local catahoula expert/breeder said when we ran into him last time at the feed store I know they're great on boar, we're from FL and my whole family hunts and when my grandpa was younger boar hunting was his life *rolls eyes* But, the ridgebacks when they work in a pair are supposed to be great at keeping the mountain lions back They're just not the easiest to train *sighs*
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