• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Need dog to protect against coyotes.

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • I've had 2 Great Pyrennes, they were both nice dogs,

    but you have to have lots of room. My female stayed close to home most of the time, but the male (nuetered) wandered a lot ! He never bothered any of my neighbors, but considered all of their property part of his domain. He ended up hit by a car. They were both very gentle souls - good with people, lived outside, good with all my cats and horses, but they were protective towards strangers and no one wandered on our property un-noticed. ! I am sure they detered any coyotes as well.

    I've never had a donkey, but have heard they will kill coyotes or dogs. So that's another option. I have heard the noise they make though, and that would take some getting used to. . . They are also very easy keepers and you would have to be careful that they don't get too fat.

    Comment


    • Originally posted by BigRuss1996
      Okay....... if my animals were being eaten and harassed by a coyote why not just shot the damn thing?? <SNIP>....
      Unfortnately it's not always that simple. In some areas it's not always safe to discharge a firearm, not to mention illegal. Coyotes are very cunning and ellusive. I had to get rid of my new Pyr last year (got her right before I broke my ankle and Mr P couldn't handle her)and promptly lost 5 sheep. Never saw the attacker though three might have been killed by the pack of Rotties we had roaming the neighborhood. I did find those bodies, never found the other 2. Another year I lost 8 out of 11 lambs and a few ewes, never found the pieces.

      It's heartbreaking, I quit breeding sheep.
      I wasn't always a Smurf
      Penmerryl Sophie RIDSH
      "I ain't as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was"
      The ignore list is my friend. It takes 2 to argue.

      Comment


      • Originally posted by EkkieMeg
        What about 2 Rhodesian Ridgebacks? They were originally used to hunt lions in Africa, but the breed standard says they make excellent guard dogs! They withstand large temp changes, LOVE to run and hunt, and have great endurance. I wouldn't get just one though, as they do better in a pack... I'd guess if they handle lions well, a few coyotes are easy!
        I was going to suggest these type dogs too. We had one in Hawaii that was crossed with a Pitt. Great dog and great watchdog. I think the Ridgeback balanced out the Pitt in her.
        Member of the "Someone Special To Me Serves In The Military" Clique

        “This is not a game for little boys in short pants.” LeRoy Jolley

        Comment


        • I would never want to encourage someone to get a dog (any dog) that didn't have the committment to bring up correctly and treat properly, but I'm not sure some of the LGD comments on this thread are accurate. I only have one LGD, but I have a fair amount of contact with other people who also own LGDs either as pets or as guardians.

          LGDs have a very low prey drive, that is, they have a very low drive to chase and attack--otherwise they would be prone to harm the animals they protect. They are profoundly gentle with small and helpless animals (and in our case, our children and their friends). Our Anatolian does not chase and kill predators. Instead, he has set up our farm as his "territory." Anyone who doesn't belong (coyote, neighbor's dogs, stray cats, raccoons, possums, etc.) gets tirelessly harassed until they leave--unharmed. (Except he does eat carpeter bees, moles, and field mice.)

          For example, a couple weeks ago an intact male pit bull belonging to a neighbor's worker came onto the farm. Our dog barked and growled at him, then grabbed him and pinned him. He repeated this gesture until the dog decided that no hen was worth all this trouble and he left. There was no fight, no blood.

          We have workers, delivery people, boarders and guests coming and going all the time and have had absolutely no issues. IME, and from what I hear from other LGD owners, LGDs are incredibly perceptive about what/who is ok and who isn't.

          LGDs aren't perfect--they are very strong willed and independent. They tend to bark a lot. They can be prone to "expand their territory." Like any breed, there are temperment variations between dogs, so some might not be as great as others. And like any big, powerful, dog, if they are mishandled or unsocialized they have the potential to be dangerous. But, IME, they are really intelligent and useful dogs.
          www.plainfieldfarmky.com

          Comment


          • Originally posted by onthebit12000
            May I suggest a Cane Corso (Italian Mastiff) I have 2 and believe me nothing that comes on our farm uninvited gets out alive! That said, as protective as they are, when my employees 8 yr old son comes to visit, my 150 lb male "Titus" lets him hop on board and ride him around just like a pony would!
            Gotta love a dog who knows who belongs and who doesnt!

            Here is a link to some Corso pics http://www.canecorso.org/photos.htm
            I'm sorry, but I just have to share that I'm over here giggling... I know that the Cane Corso is not even close to the English Mastiff, but I have an English at home, and I'm laughing about him protecting a herd of any kind of livestock. This guy can't stand it outside for 20 minutes without air conditioning! He cries if his meals aren't EXACTLY on time, and he sneaks up onto our bed every night to sleep. LOL He is in great shape (not overweight like a lot of Mastiffs), but temp changes and exercise are NOT his deal... LOL But, he is a fantastic HOUSE protector, and if our family was ever in trouble WATCH OUT.

            Here's a pic...
            If you think riding a horse without a helmet is stupid, imagine not wearing one on a motorcycle And if water feels like concrete at 50 mph, what do you think concrete feels like?

            Comment

            Working...
            X