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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:50 am 
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To all those geese experts.

Is there a goose breed that will attack stray dogs that come onto the property?

If there is does anyone have any for sale?


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Duckie,

I have geese and yes they will try to stop a stray dog, they will lose the argument though. Have lost ganders because they get between the geese and the dog, all it did was slow it down, the dog still got most of the chooks etc.

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Thank you J
Darn it.
I am going to have to get rather drastic and apply for a spitting stick .. if you get my meaning.
I have never in all my time had the drama with dogs like this. That is aside from one incident.
In Tvlle I had a dog come onto my property and take a hen. I set my shepherd Jed onto him and followed it home.
I told the owner if he came onto my property again I would have him shot.
The dog was relocated.
Might get another large dog too.


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Duckie,

You could have a look at Marema's. They are protective of whatever they are raised with.

Really the only way is to make your runs dog/fox proof. Geese are a good warning system, but you need something bigger to be offensive.

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You are making sense there jockler.
I saw an add for a mareema x for sale and was wondering about that or another shepherd.
I am trying to make things more dog proof and may be getting some fencing from another member shortly.


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Hey jocler,
I saw another add for a maremma dog puppy.
I am having a look at it tomorrow. It's only a puppy but it is pure blood.


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If you have done research great if not.........

Please make sure this is the right breed of dog for you as it is can be very distressing (for you and the dog ) to have to rehome your loved pet.

Haven't any experience with maremmas myself but have seen a lot of giveaway adds for maremmas of all ages.
Probably not the dogs fault, just unsuited to the conditions they were in.

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Maremmas if trained well will be the best deterant you can have.

I have both geese and a maremma.

They need to be bought VERY young, and raised with the birds number 1 and you number 2. They should spend most of their time with the birds, and socialise with you later.

Be warned they do not guard 100% until about 2 years old.

Maremmas are not a backyard dog, and are a breed that are meant to work. Often backyard maremmas are the ones needing rehoming, as they become over protective of the family and property.

My geese are 100% used to the dog and the other way round. If she gets too close they give her a playful nip.

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The Maremma pup is 6 wks old male.

I have 5 acres so no back yard syndrome.
I am used to large dogs and have a lot of patience.
I am looking at it tomorrow and we will see.


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