[ SHOWGSD-L ] Herding with Dogs stresses sheep???

  • From: "Paula Cooke" <pcooke212@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 19:28:10 GMT

I am sure that herding dogs DO stress sheep.

Life and Nature are stressful!!

Wonder which is more stressful....Sheep being herded by dogs or:

Sheep getting lost because there is no dog to guide them?

Sheep being stalked and killed by natural predators because there is no dog to 
protect them?
A man with a stick can not be compared to a dog, whose natural instincts wake 
it instantly, 24/7,  when danger looms.

Yep, I am stressed, too.  Can somebody please talk to my boss??????

Paula, 18 days and counting


---------- Original Message ----------
From: Stormy Hope <Stormy435@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Herding with Dogs stresses sheep???
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 19:14:30 -0700

You guys who are herding gotta STOP IT!  Stressing those sheep with  
your dogs is the next no no.   (What a bunch of baloney!)
Stormy
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/agriculture/farming/5100025/New-Zealand-shepherds-stop-using-dogs-as-stresses-lambs.html

New Zealand shepherds stop using dogs as stresses lambs

For centuries shepherds have herded their flock with the help of their  
expert sheep dogs. But one man and his dog has been replaced by one  
man and his stick, after Tesco claimed shepherds' faithful canine  
companions "stressed" the sheep.



Stormy Hope
www.carpoc.org
AKC Legislative Liaison, GSDCA
Sunshine Squad <showgsd.org/sunshine.html)
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