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Old 11-16-2017, 01:26 PM
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Just a couple pics of our little goat

Thought I'd post a couple pics of one of our little goats. This is Dex. He was bottle fed from two days old and grew up alongside a bullmastiff and black lab. .......he thinks he's a little bmastiff lol. Our old bmastiff used to play with him, and watched out for him like he was her baby. Plays in the backyard with our current dogs too, good little fella. Our 10 month old german shepherd is good with both our little goats and we are looking forward to when he matures and understands they are his to protect like our old bmastiff did. Dex loves to hang with people too, and his favorite game is pulling everything out of your pockets and dropping it on the ground.......so you can pick it all up and do it over again endlessly.....
We got him another mini goat friend about a year after getting him, but he pretty much shunned the poor little guy in favor of the dogs! They're all buddies now and everyone hangs out together in the yard. Fun little guys to have around.
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Thought I'd post a couple pics of one of our little goats. This is Dex. He was bottle fed from two days old and grew up alongside a bullmastiff and black lab. .......he thinks he's a little bmastiff lol. Our old bmastiff used to play with him, and watched out for him like he was her baby. Plays in the backyard with our current dogs too, good little fella. Our 10 month old german shepherd is good with both our little goats and we are looking forward to when he matures and understands they are his to protect like our old bmastiff did. Dex loves to hang with people too, and his favorite game is pulling everything out of your pockets and dropping it on the ground.......so you can pick it all up and do it over again endlessly.....
We got him another mini goat friend about a year after getting him, but he pretty much shunned the poor little guy in favor of the dogs! They're all buddies now and everyone hangs out together in the yard. Fun little guys to have around.
That is so cute!!! Goats and dogs I want to one I could see Dex pushing you around to where he wants you to go with his head. Thinking this way human hahaha

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@Markie its funny you say that cause he will actually push you around with his head lol. For such a little guy he's very bossy. He's very affectionate, and we think he's pretty cute too, so he has his saving graces hehe
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The breeder I got a previous GSD from had some goats and chickens, maybe 6 goats and at least as many chickens. All her GSDs coexisted wonderfully with all of them, I was pretty impressed.

Looks like you have a great crew and plenty of entertainment. Makes me want to get a goat as well
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@Markie its funny you say that cause he will actually push you around with his head lol. For such a little guy he's very bossy. He's very affectionate, and we think he's pretty cute too, so he has his saving graces hehe
Good thing Dex has no horns I don't want to sound bossy but you should take a picture of the other one please They are just so cute

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I will say this. It was much easier to train the bullmastiff to the goats than the gsd we've got now. And bm wanted to eat him when we first brought him home, ropes of drool at first. That dog used to catch and eat small animals...... He was the size of a kitten, and we had him sleep in a dog crate next to the bm's bed for the first month. After that she knew he wasnt food and actually let him suckle on her, not that he was getting anything...... The gsd hasnt displayed any of what I deem predatory behavior towards them, but for the first few months he was constantly wanting to chase and just generally harass them. He's come along way though with alot of effort, at this point he mostly runs along side them when they run and jump, he doesnt attempt to mouth them anymore. But he does try to keep them contained on a platform we built for them to play on lol.
The goats are a ton of fun to have around, but super destructive.....smart as a dog, but no way to make them follow rules of any sort!
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@Markie, gonna try to get some pics of both goats and dogs together......but dogs will obediently stay in one spot for pictures and goats will be trying to steal your wallet the whole time, so its gonna be tough!
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@Markie, gonna try to get some pics of both goats and dogs together......but dogs will obediently stay in one spot for pictures and goats will be trying to steal your wallet the whole time, so its gonna be tough!
That would be a good family portrait though of you got it done :-) Maybe leave the wallet inside for a minute lol You really don't have to if you don't want to :-)

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Talking lil' stinker.



he *is* cute! -
altho as soon as i saw pic #2, i knew he'd butt. That head / neck posture with the boss [hardened crown of the skull] toward the onlooker, is a signal to back-off, or the next step is a charge.

our sheep were mostly docile, but among themselves would sometimes argue, & the boss-forward wig-wag, 1st slowly & pointedly lowering the nose & advancing the skull, then moving the head side-to-side to rock the ears, is a classic warning.

Our flock-sire, Kelly, a Cheviot ram, was a rotten little barsteward who charged & hit anyone who entered the pasture or shed - once, about a year after his arrival, i was trapped in the open between the 2 shed doors, & saw him setting up to slam me.
I knew i'd never outrun him, & he was agile with 4-on-the-floor traction, so i flattened myself against the building & let him come. When he was within 2-ft, i slithered to one side, & he slammed headlong into the building.
He was knocked to his knees, staggered when he got up, & never charged me again. // I'm sure he had a ferocious headache after, he was subdued for 2-days.

Kelly's son Shadow, out of my Suffolk ewe, was as different from his sire as night from day - he was almost a foot taller at the shoulder, weighed twice what Kelly did, & didn't have a mean bone in his body.
U could call him by name from the flock, & he'd come to stand for a head-scratch, calm & friendly - plus, he threw beautiful lambs with nice fleeces.

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@leashedForLife yep he was coming in for headbutt lol. He's a smart little guy.....he butts me hard when we play, but he's very gentle with my wife. Hes funny he does the thing where he starts running and bouncing like crazy and then zooms at you to get your shin. Hes never aggressive with humans but he'll put a dog in its place pretty quick lol. ( try to at least, he's small but a little tank )
Sounds like y'all had alot to take care of at your place! That must've been a ton of work, just taking care of two backyard pet goats properly is alot more work than it sounds like.....
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