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

  • From: Ruth Scheubler <rightdogphoto@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: DaList <showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 08:41:10 -0700 (PDT)

The problem generally is poor training/intructors. Part of herding (and the 
very valuable part from my point of view) is to have the dog learn self-control 
and act responsibly no matter how much excitement there is. 
It should never be open season on sheep and ducks. I have seen more sheep 
injured by being run into the fence than chewed up. And the duck that flew into 
the Corgie's mouth -- that was suicidal. 

Part of the person's responsibility is protecting the stock. Most of us take 
that seriously.

Ruth




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From: "Pinehillgsds@xxxxxxx" <Pinehillgsds@xxxxxxx>
To: Stormy435@xxxxxxx; showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, September 24, 2009 5:29:47 AM
Subject: [ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: Herding with Dogs stresses sheep???

Oh they stress the sheep BIG time.  Compared to many, I've had very  
limited experience training and trial-ing, but even w/ limited experience, I've 
 
seen <2> broken legs on sheep (green, that have hit an enclosure, not  being 
chased by a GSD although it could have been), and many, many, MANY bloody  
sheep from dogs who just want a little taste!  From what I can tell, ducks  
have it even worse as far as mortality rates.

(I think the worst offenders I've seen have been the Malinois ~ they  run 
by a sheep so fast you don't think anything happened until you see the red  
line under the sheep's belly...get out the needle and thread!!!!  Or  the 
Australian Cattle dogs who want to grab a sheep's muzzle...do sheep have a  
muzzle or is it just called a nose?...which can lead to sinus injury/painful  
damage and infection for the sheep.)

I have a green dog I need to start who is very sweet, so fingers crossed we 
won't put any holes in sheep, but on more than a few occasions I've been  
thankful PETA hasn't been there taking cell phone videos!


Kathy, member GSDCA, DVGSDC
Celebrating generations of Dual Titled TC'd  Champions
visit _http://www.pinehillgsds.com/_ (http://www.pinehillgsds.com/)  


In a message dated 9/23/2009 10:15:29 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
Stormy435@xxxxxxx writes:

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




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