Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sheep Guardian Dogs

Coyotes and stray dogs are increasing in numbers and have become an extreme danger to lambs. Stray dogs can cause more trouble than Coyotes. One or two stray dogs have the ability to destroy and maim dozens of sheep in a single night. Coyotes primarily make one kill to feed while dogs find it to be more of a sporting event and thrill of the kill. Killings usually occur at night or very early morning. It's important to employ a sheep guard dog for protection of the herd. Guard dogs are on duty 24/7 and they are most alert during times of greatest danger.

At Karras Farm we breed Anatolian Shepherds to protect our East Friesian dairy sheep. The Anatolian Shepherd is known for excellent sheep herd protection and they integrate well with new lambs during birthing season. Guard dogs are not family pets; they are working dogs and should be integrated with the herd at all times. Karras Farm offers a limited number of Anatolian Shepherd puppies to our existing customers. If you have an interest in learning more about guard dogs or future availability of our pups please feel free to contact us.

Thank you and best wishes with keeping your animals safe from predators.


Andy Karras
Karras Farm

1 comment:

  1. Lesslea GosswillerAugust 7, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    Thank you Andy for our excellent guardian dog, Ro'i, he is probably the best dog in the world! He hasn't grown out of his nice coloring, and he was a fabulous teacher for the other puppy we got to supervise the chicken coop. He is obedient, yet independent with the sheep and always keeps his attention on them even after adding another dog to the mix. Thank you again, hope all is well way over there on the east coast!


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